03/26/2019
STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WWE® (NYSE:WWE) today announced that Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joan Jett will perform at WrestleMania on Sunday, April 7 in front of a capacity crowd at MetLife Stadium and live on WWE Network around the world. Jett will play her hit song “Bad Reputation” as WWE Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey makes her entrance to the ring and defends her title in the women’s triple threat match vs. WWE Superstars Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair.


 “The Queen of Rock ‘N Roll, Joan Jett, is a music legend and icon for powerful women everywhere. Her performance at this year’s WrestleMania promises to be both exhilarating and inspiring, and we are honored to watch her join a distinct list of extraordinary performers who have lit up the WWE stage,” said Neil Lawi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, WWE Music Group.

Jett will join the likes of renowned artists such as Motörhead, Snoop Dogg, Pitbull, Kid Rock, Diddy, Machine Gun Kelly, Skylar Grey, Travis Barker, and fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Run D.M.C. who have performed at WWE’s annual pop-culture extravaganza.

Joan Jett is a founding member of the Runaways, a rock band that paved the way for female artists to enter the male-dominated arena of rock music. After five albums, Jett would take her career to even greater heights when she launched Joan Jett & the Blackhearts with hits such as “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” and “I Hate Myself for Loving You”. A feminist icon for more than 40 years, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

About WWE
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE:WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The Company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE’s TV-PG, family-friendly programming can be seen in more than 800 million homes worldwide in 27 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The Company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.
THE RECORDING ACADEMY™ HONORS MUSIC AND ADVANCEMENTS IN POLICY IN WASHINGTON, D.C., ON APRIL 9
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MARCH 26, 2019) — On April 9, the Recording Academy™ will unite the worlds of music and politics at the annual GRAMMYs on the Hill® Awards. The Awards will honor four-time GRAMMY®-winning gospel artist Yolanda Adams for her advocacy on behalf of fellow creators and Tony- and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth for her philanthropic contributions to the music community. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) will also be honored for their contributions to advance music creators' rights and support legislation that protects the future of music.
"GRAMMYs on the Hill clearly has an impact and makes a difference," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. "It is no coincidence that just one week after last year's Awards and Advocacy Day, the Music Modernization Act unanimously passed the House of Representatives, paving the way for the bill to later be signed into law. Through the continued dialogue between music creators and Congress, we are ensuring a viable future for music makers."
Adams will be honored with the Recording Academy's Creators Leadership Award for decades of advocacy work supporting her fellow artists and songwriters. Adams currently serves as the Recording Academy Texas Chapter President and is a consistent supporter of MusiCares®, a charity founded by the Academy that provides a safety net of support for the music community. She also works to help fight childhood cancer with St. Jude and often performs charity concerts to support causes, including Aspiring 2B A Better Me, a counseling/mentoring program by the L.M. Foundation that helps families of domestic violence rebuild their lives.
Chenoweth, whose talents span recorded music, musical theater, film, and television, and who is a strong philanthropist in the music community, is being honored with the GRAMMYs on the Hill Philanthropist Award. Trained in opera, with a gospel music background, Chenoweth's roles onscreen and onstage, as well as her albums, often showcase how music can transcend audiences and genres. Chenoweth is a longtime supporter of MusiCares, having performed at the 2011 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute to Barbra Streisand. She also has a charity partnership with the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center Foundation in her home state of Oklahoma where she launched an annual Broadway Boot Camp to provide Broadway hopefuls with an opportunity to take classes, hold performances, and learn from top mentors in the entertainment industry.
Grassley and Jeffries are the congressional honorees being recognized for their roles in the passage of the Music Modernization Act (MMA). As Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2018, Grassley led the committee's vote that resulted in unanimous passage of the MMA. Grassley sponsored and introduced the Allocation for Music Producers Act (AMP Act), which was later folded into the MMA to recognize producers in copyright law, and was one of the MMA's initial cosponsors. Jeffries served on the House Judiciary Committee and was the lead cosponsor of the MMA in the House of Representatives. Both members of Congress helped achieve bipartisan support for the bill and met with members of the music industry to understand the issues and ensure proper representation within the legislation.
The awards dinner and show will take place at the Hamilton Live in Washington, D.C., with live performances from the musical honorees and additional special guests. The GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards are sponsored by music rights organization SESAC.
The following day, April 10, the Recording Academy will host the annual GRAMMYs on the Hill Advocacy Day, which brings current and past GRAMMY winners and nominees, along with other esteemed industry leaders, to meet with lawmakers to discuss issues facing today's music creators. The day is recognized as Capitol Hill's largest and most prestigious legislative event for music. Participants will acknowledge and thank Congress for its support of the Music Modernization Act, and ask that the work be continued to ensure fair compensation for artists, songwriters, and producers on unresolved issues.
ABOUT THE RECORDING ACADEMY
The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards®—music's only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world's leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.
For more information about the Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.
26 March 2019 (Toronto, ON) – Today, GRAMMY Award-winning Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Daya unveils the music video for her latest hit “Insomnia” via Interscope Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The video throws viewers into rave culture with an epic party; but while everyone is dancing in the club, Daya is alone in a darkly-lit room, unable to join the party as her thoughts stay focused singularly on missing the one she loves. The video, directed by Nick Harwood, can be seen today in iconic Times Square in New York City with the support of MTV. Watch the video HERE to get lost in the party and emotions of “Insomnia”.

“‘Insomnia’ at its core is a gritty club pop anthem about missing the person you love, so it felt appropriate to take the visuals in a rave direction in a grimy abandoned warehouse that feels like something you’d stumble into at 3am in Berlin to temporarily neglect whatever pain you’re feeling,” Daya says of the track’s stunning visual. “Nick Harwood took this vision and perfectly brought it to life by adding intense strobe lighting and other atmospheric elements to capture these flickering moments of desperation and loneliness, even amidst a seemingly lively, crowded setting.”

“Insomnia” – available everywhere now – has been added to Spotify’s #1 playlist globally, Today’s Top Hits (22.8M Followers) and Daya has moved up to the #1 slot on Pop Rising (1.5M Followers) this week. “Insomnia” has also been added to The A-List: Pop on Apple, which is currently the 2nd most popular Pop playlist on Apple, and the 6th most popular playlist overall. The single has garnered praise from numerous press outlets such as Billboard, PAPER Magazine, & Idolator. Idolator names the song “her catchiest single to date” and describes it as an “explosive electro-pop anthem.” Billboard calls the track a “shuddering pop production.”

“Insomnia”, laced with a hypnotic beat behind Daya’s trademark vocals, was written by Daya, Oscar Görres, J Kash and Michael Pollack and produced by Görres.



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STAMFORD, Conn.-03/25/2019 - For the first time in WWE history, a women’s match will be the main event of WrestleMania as the Raw Women’s Championship featuring Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch will take place on Sunday, April 7 in front of a capacity crowd at MetLife Stadium and streaming live on WWE Network around the world.  WWE Superstars Charlotte Flair, Ronda Rousey and Becky Lynch (left to right) will main event WrestleMania 35 in front of a capacity crowd at MetLife Stadium (Photo: Business Wire)


Ronda Rousey is the current Raw Women’s Champion, Olympic medalist, the first female UFC Champion, and the first woman to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. She is also an actress and New York Times bestselling author. Charlotte Flair is a seven-time Champion in WWE, a former Division 1 volleyball player, philanthropist and author. She is the daughter of two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair. Becky Lynch is the 2019 Women's Royal Rumble winner, a two-time SmackDown Champion and was named Wrestler of the Year by both Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports in 2018. She was also the first woman ever to top ESPN’s WWE Power Rankings.
At WrestleMania 32 in 2016, WWE re-branded the Divas Division the Women’s Division and unveiled a new Women’s Championship title. Since that time, the women’s evolution has placed a greater spotlight on WWE’s female performers, including more prominent storylines and deeper character development that showcases their athleticism, charisma and star power.
Last October, WWE held its first-ever all-women’s pay-per-view event, Evolution, in front of a sold-crowd and millions more watching on WWE Network.
About WWE
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The Company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE’s TV-PG, family-friendly programming can be seen in more than 800 million homes worldwide in 27 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The Company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.
Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.
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