TOUR IN SUPPORT OF LATEST ALBUM, NAT KING COLE & ME KICKS OFF TONIGHT, INCLUDES TWO CANADIAN STOPS
14 FEBRUARY 2018 (Toronto, ON) – Gregory Porter gives his fans a special Valentine’s Day gift today with the release of not one, but two sublime Spotify Singles. The 2-time GRAMMY-winning vocalist performs a soulful and uplifting performance of The Beatles’ classic, “Blackbird” as well as a spirited take on Nat King Cole’s, “L-O-V-E” which was featured on Gregory’s latest album Nat King Cole & Me. Available online now, the session was recorded at Spotify Studios in New York City with Porter and his longtime bandmates pianist Chip Crawford, bassist Jahmal Nichols, drummer Emanuel Harrold, and tenor saxophonist Tivon Pennicott.
Porter recently released his third album via Blue Note/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, Nat King Cole & Me in October 2017. The album served as a heartfelt dedication to the legendary singer and pianist, as discussed on his TV appearances on CBS Late Show with Stephen Colbert and NBC The Today Show. The album has gone on to receive critical acclaim from an array of media outlets, with The New York Times noting, “the jazz singer to beat these days is a man with a vast, noble voice and a way of winning your trust in a matter of seconds,” and NPR Music describing it as “a loving tribute recorded with the London Studio Orchestra, in splendiferous arrangements by Vince Mendoza. Porter exudes charm and encouragement.”
Porter’s amiable charm will be on full display tonight for his sold-out Carnegie Hall debut, as he graces the venerable New York City venue’s legendary Stern Auditorium Perelman Stage for his beloved annual Valentine’s Day concert. Porter will also present Nat King Cole & Me throughout 2018 with orchestral performances across Europe and in North America, with two stops in Canada at Montreal en Lumiere on February 23 and The Elgin Theatre in Toronto on June 25. Full list of tour dates and ticket information available online at gregoryporter.com/live.
14 FEBRUARY 2018 (Toronto, ON) – From his hit-making ’70s heyday until his untimely passing in 2003, Barry White set an unmatched standard for sexy, seductive and soulful R&B.  As a vocalist, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, White created music that was unmatched in its sonic and romantic intensity, highlighted by lush, widescreen arrangements and his iconic deep, dark baritone voice. Over the course of his remarkable career, two-time Grammy Award–winner Barry White accumulated 106 gold albums worldwide, with 41 of those attaining platinum status, along with 20 gold and 10 platinum singles. With worldwide record sales of over 100 million records, he remains one of the best-selling recording artists of all time.
On April 13, Mercury Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, is set to unveil the first of a series of catalogue releases of Barry White’s classic work, in a yearlong celebration of the 45th anniversary of White’s debut on 20th Century Records. New collections feature an array of White’s solo classics including, “Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe” and “You’re The First, The Last, My Everything,” along with hits by female trio Love Unlimited (“Walkin’ In The Rain With The One I Love,” “I Belong To You”) and the 40-piece Love Unlimited Orchestra (“Love’s Theme,” “Satin Soul”), both of which benefitted from White’s distinctive songwriting and production skills.
The Barry White reissue series launches with a pair of remastered collections titled, Love’s Theme: The Best Of The 20th Century Records Singles, a compilation of 21 classic hits including the bonus track, “Satin Soul” by Love Unlimited Orchestra, available in single-CD and double vinyl LP formats; and the three-CD, 46-track The Complete 20th Century Records Singles (1973-1979), which will be presented in a specially-designed box with the three discs packaged in individual wallets. Both physical packages feature new liner notes and track details, and will also be available as digital downloads with newly remastered audio from the 20th Century Records master tapes featured.
  • Pre-order Love’s Theme: The Best Of The 20th Century Records Singles – HERE
  • Pre-order The Complete 20th Century Records Singles (1973-1979) – HERE
In addition to the reissued collections, The 20th Century Records Singles (1973-1975), a box set of ten seven-inch vinyl singles that replicates White’s original hit single releases, is also set to arrive on April 20. The ten singles will be housed in a two-piece rigid box, with each disc in a 20th Century Records sleeve and 7” labels that duplicate the originals, along with a four-page illustrated book. The vinyl set features newly remastered audio from the 20th Century Records master tapes, cut at Abbey Road Studios for the highest possible sound quality.
These comprehensive sets launch a historic Barry White/20th Century Records remastered reissue program, with future releases slated to include complete 20th Century Records LP and CD album box sets, and new compilations and album box sets spotlighting Love Unlimited and the Love Unlimited Orchestra. Pre-order for The 20th Century Records Singles (1973-1975) coming soon.

THE COMPLETE 20TH CENTURY RECORDS SINGLES (1973-1979)
3CD/Digital Format – Tracklisting:
Disc One
  1. I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby
  2. Just A Little More Baby
  3. I’ve Got So Much To Give
  4. I’ve Got So Much To Give (Instrumental)
  5. Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up (short version)
  6. Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up (long version) (original b-side)
  7. No I’m Never Gonna Give Ya Up (Instrumental) (revised b-side)
  8. Honey Please, Can’t Ya See
  9. Honey Please, Can’t Ya See (Instrumental)
  10. Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
  11. Just Not Enough
  12. You’re The First, The Last, My Everything
  13. More Than Anything, You’re My Everything
  14. What Am I Gonna Do With You
  15. What Am I Gonna Do With You Baby
Disc Two
  1. I’ll Do For You Anything You Want Me To
  2. Anything You Want Me To
  3. Let The Music Play
  4. Let The Music Play (Instrumental)
  5. You See The Trouble With Me
  6. I’m So Blue And You Are Too
  7. Baby, We Better Try To Get It Together
  8. If You Know, Won’t You Tell Me
  9. Don’t Make Me Wait Too Long
  10. Can’t You See It’s Only You I Want
  11. I’m Qualified To Satisfy You
  12. I’m Qualified To Satisfy You (Instrumental)
  13. It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me
  14. I Never Thought I’d Fall In Love With You
  15. It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me (Disco Version)
Disc Three
  1. Playing Your Game, Baby
  2. Of All The Guys In The World
  3. Oh What A Night For Dancing
  4. You’re So Good You’re Bad
  5. Your Sweetness Is My Weakness
  6. It’s Only Love Doing Its Thing
  7. Just The Way You Are
  8. Now I’m Gonna Make Love To You
  9. Sha La La Means I Love You
  10. September When I First Met You
  11. Early Years
  12. I Love To Sing The Songs I Sing
  13. Oh Me, Oh My (I’m Such A Lucky Guy)
  14. How Did You Know It Was Me
  15. I Love To Sing The Songs I Sing (Disco Version)
  16. Oh Me, Oh My (I’m Such A Lucky Guy) (Disco Version)

LOVE’S THEME: THE BEST OF THE 20TH CENTURY RECORDS SINGLES 
CD/Digital Format – Tracklisting:
  1. Love’s Theme – Love Unlimited Orchestra
  2. I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby
  3. I’ve Got So Much To Give
  4. Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up
  5. Honey Please, Can’t Ya See
  6. Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
  7. You’re The First, The Last, My Everything
  8. What Am I Gonna Do With You
  9. I’ll Do For You Anything You Want Me To
  10. Let The Music Play
  11. You See The Trouble With Me
  12. Baby, We Better Try To Get It Together
  13. Don’t Make Me Wait Too Long
  14. I’m Qualified To Satisfy You
  15. It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me
  16. Playing Your Game, Baby
  17. Oh What A Night For Dancing
  18. Your Sweetness Is My Weakness
  19. Just The Way You Are
  20. September When I First Met You
  21. I Love to Sing The Songs I Sing

2LP Format – Tracklisting:
Side A
  1. Love’s Theme – Love Unlimited Orchestra
  2. I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby
  3. I’ve Got So Much To Give
  4. Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up
  5. Honey Please, Can’t Ya See
Side B
  1. Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
  2. You’re The First, The Last, My Everything
  3. What Am I Gonna Do With You
  4. I’ll Do For You Anything You Want Me To
  5. Let The Music Play
Side C
  1. Satin Soul – Love Unlimited Orchestra (*vinyl bonus track)
  2. You See The Trouble With Me
  3. Baby, We Better Try To Get It Together
  4. Don’t Make Me Wait Too Long
  5. I’m Qualified To Satisfy You
  6. It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me
Side D
  1. Playing Your Game, Baby
  2. Oh What A Night For Dancing
  3. Your Sweetness Is My Weakness
  4. Just The Way You Are
  5. September When I First Met You
  6. I Love to Sing The Songs I Sing

THE 20TH CENTURY RECORDS SINGLES (1973-1975)
7” Vinyl Box Set – Tracklisting:
20th Century TC-2069; 1973
  • Side A. Love’s Theme – Love Unlimited Orchestra
  • Side B. Sweet Moments – Love Unlimited Orchestra
20th Century TC-2018; 1973
  • Side A. I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby
  • Side B. Just A Little More Baby
20th Century TC-2042; 1973
  • Side A. I’ve Got So Much To Give
  • Side B. I’ve Got So Much To Give (Instrumental)
20th Century TC-2058; 1973    
  • Side A. Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up (short version)
  • Side B. No I’m Never Gonna Give Ya Up (Instrumental)
20th Century TC-2077; 1974
  • Side A. Honey Please, Can’t Ya See
  • Side B. Honey Please, Can’t Ya See (Instrumental)
20th Century TC-2120; 1974
  • Side A. Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
  • Side B. Just Not Enough
20th Century TC-2133; 1974
  • Side A. You’re The First, The Last, My Everything
  • Side B. More Than Anything, You’re My Everything
20th Century TC-2177; 1975
  • Side A. What Am I Gonna Do With You
  • Side B. What Am I Gonna Do With You Baby
20th Century TC-2208; 1975
  • Side A. I’ll Do For You Anything You Want Me To
  • Side B. Anything You Want Me To
20th Century TC-2265; 1975                
  • Side A. Let The Music Play
  • Side B. Let The Music Play (Instrumental)


NEW YORK, and BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 13, 2018 -- Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS) and Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), announced today a new multi-year affiliation agreement. The comprehensive agreement secures rights for Altice USA, one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States, to offer the full suite of STARZ and STARZ ENCORE premium linear and HD channels, On-Demand, HD On-Demand and online services across the Optimum and Suddenlink cable systems. The agreement also allows for Altice USA to sell the STARZ App to their customers on the new Altice One entertainment service, as well as broader digital rights including TV Everywhere. The deal also secures Starz packaging position and expands its subscriber base.
Courtesy of Starz
"Our goal is to give customers the flexibility, choice and entertainment they want at a great value, and we appreciate their patience while we worked to reach a deal that was in their best interest," said Hakim Boubazine, Co- President and Chief Operating Officer of Altice USA. "Through this new expanded arrangement, we are pleased to provide Starz' wide array of programming on traditional and digital platforms, and look forward to working with Starz to continue to serve the diverse needs of our customer base across the U.S."
"Starz is very pleased that both companies found a mutually beneficial way to expand our relationship over the next several years to offer the best content possible to millions of Altice USA subscribers," said Jeffrey Hirsch, Chief Operating Officer of Starz. "In addition to the thousands of blockbuster and library movies Starz offers, we believe Altice USA values our company's programming commitment to create and deliver premium quality original series that serve traditionally underserved audiences. By working together, both companies are in a stronger position to provide the best content and products to our shared customers."
For more information about channel line ups and timing, Optimum customers can visit Optimum.net/starz and Suddenlink customers can visit Suddenlink.com/starz.
About Altice USA Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS) is one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States, delivering broadband, pay television, telephony services, Wi-Fi hotspot access, proprietary content and advertising services to approximately 4.9 million residential and business customers across 21 states through its Optimum and Suddenlink brands.
About StarzStarz (www.starz.com) a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is a leading global media and entertainment company that provides premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television networks and produces and distributes content for worldwide audiences, including its investment in the STARZ PLAY Arabia OTT service. Starz is home to the flagship STARZ® brand and STARZ ENCORE channels and provides high-quality, entertaining premium subscription video programming with 17 premium pay TV channels and associated on-demand and online services, including the STARZ app. Sold through U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and other online and digital platforms, Starz offers subscribers more than 5,000 distinct premium television episodes and feature films every year and up to 1,500 every month, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular movie and television programming.

SOURCE Starz
ANNOUNCES SPRING HEADLINE TOUR ACROSS NORTH AMERICA
09 February 2018 (Toronto, ON) – Today, three-time GRAMMY Award-nominated and BRIT Award-winning multiplatinum singer, songwriter, and artist James Bay returns with his brand new single “Wild Love”, released via Republic Records / Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.
Check out the song’s lyric video HERE.
After teasing fans for months online, “Wild Love” marks Bay’s first new music since his internationally acclaimed, GRAMMY Award-nominated debut Chaos & The Calm (2015). The song premiered today on  BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac Show as her “Hottest Record In The World.” Composed in East London’s Baltic Studios, Bay co-wrote and co-produced the track with longtime friend and collaborator Jon Green and brought onboard Paul Epworth [Adele, Florence and The Machine] to add final production elements.
While some fans might call “Wild Love” a new sound for Bay, on this Bay explains: “I know some of this new sound was not apparent on my first album – there were hints, perhaps – but I think my new music helps to paint a fuller picture of who I am. As soon as I recognized I was being pinned down as ‘the intimate acoustic guitar guy’ I realized I knew I had to push myself musically. I want it as part of my arsenal, but I don’t want that solely to define me. I’m not there yet, but hope that this new music can do for singer-songwriter, loosely, what Drake and Chance The Rapper are doing for their genre: tearing up the rule book.”
 On the song Bay stated: “Wild Love is about the experience of falling for someone. Something you can feel immediately when you meet them for the first time, or which rekindles throughout a relationship. It’s also about yearning for someone – whether that’s the person you can’t keep your eyes off across the room, or in my experience, the person you don’t stop thinking about wherever you are in the world.” 
Today, Bay also announced details for an intimate North American headline tour and London show, which sees him perform at intimate venues coast to coast, including one show in Toronto at the Danforth Music Hall on April 8. Fans can gain first access to pre-sale tickets by visiting jamesbay.com/signup. Pre-sale tickets go on sale starting on Wednesday, February 14 at 10am local time and general on-sale tickets are available Friday, February 16 at 10am local time at jamesbay.com.
About James Bay:
James Bay is the definition of a modern day rock star. Following the release of his debut album Chaos And The Calm, featuring—“Hold Back The River” and “Let It Go”— Bay was nominated for “Best Rock Album,” Best Rock Song,” and “Best New Artist” at the 2016 Grammy Awards. In the UK, the record became the “Biggest New Artist Album Release” that year and has been certified Gold in the United States, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, platinum in Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, double platinum in the UK and has sold nearly 3.5 million albums in global consumption, and 2.7 billion streams worldwide. Receiving the BRIT’s Critics Choice award in 2015, Bay has gone on to receive a win for “Best Male Solo Artist” at the BRITS, International Newcomer at the ECHO Awards, “Best New Act” & “Best Solo Artist” at the Q Awards, “Most Performed Work” at the Ivor Novello Awards and was nominated for “Best New” & “Best PUSH” at the MTV EMA’s and a MTV VMA for “Best New Act.” On the other side of the globe, he has received a nod for “Best International Artist” at the ARIA Awards in Australia. In addition to selling out shows and performing at festivals across the globe, Bay lent a new version of his song “Running” for the 2016 Sports Relief charity, is an advocate for the international non-profit Wateraid, designed his own signature line for Topman, and Epiphone created the Limited Edition James Bay Signature “1966 Century” Guitar in his name.

Canadian Tour Date:
April 8 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall

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