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K-POP SUPERSTARS SEVENTEEN “ODE TO YOU” TOUR VENUES ANNOUNCED

K-POP SUPERSTARS SEVENTEEN “ODE TO YOU” TOUR VENUES ANNOUNCED

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[caption id="attachment_243229" align="aligncenter" width="273"]K-POP SUPERSTARS SEVENTEEN “ODE TO YOU” TOUR VENUES ANNOUNCED K-POP SUPERSTARS SEVENTEEN “ODE TO YOU” TOUR VENUES ANNOUNCED[/caption] South Korean boy band and K-Pop stars SEVENTEEN announce venues for the North American leg of their Ode To You World Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the exclusive 8-city North American run will kick off January 10th, 2020 at the Prudential Center in New Jersey with stops at United Center in Chicago, Toyota Music Factory in Dallas, Smart Financial Centre in Houston, Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City, The Forum in Los Angeles and SAP in San Jose before wrapping January 23rd in at the ShoWare Center in Seattle. Tickets for the Ode To You World Tour will go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 25th at 4pm local time at LiveNation.com. To ensure tickets get in to the hands of fans, the tour has partnered with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform. Fans can register now through Sunday, October 20th at 10PM local for the Verified Fan presale at https://verifiedfan.ticketmaster.com/seventeen. Registered fans who receive a code will have access to purchase tickets before the general public on Tuesday, October 22nd at 4PM local time through Thursday, October 24th at 10PM local time. SEVENTEEN is a 13-member group that consists of 3 units: Hip-hop, Vocal, and Performance. Along with their debut in 2015 with their first mini album, <17 CARAT>, the group gained much attention from the public and was soon identified as super rookies. As the members began participating in the production of their own music, they grew to be known as “self-producing idols.” The 3 different units each exhibit their own distinct charm and color, but when they all come together to perform as one group, SEVENTEEN, the synergy multiplies; instantly captivating fans throughout the world. In September SEVENTEEN released their 3rd studio album, An Ode, which became the groups best-selling album to date. The Ode To You World Tour kicked off in Seoul with 3 sold out shows at Olympic Gymnastics Arena. The 2020 North American dates are the first in the market since their first world tour, Diamond Edge in 2017. SEVENTEEN earned a number 1 single on Billboard’s K-Pop 100 Chart and 4 top 10 hits, as well as reaching number 2 on the Billboard Social 50 Chart, with 25 songs in the World Digital Song Sales Charts, 16 of which are in the Top 10. SEVENTEEN 2020 ODE TO YOU NORTH AMERICAN DATES: DATE CITY VENUE Fri Jan 10 New Jersey Prudential Center Sun Jan 12 Chicago United Center Tue Jan 14 Dallas Toyota Music Factory Wed Jan 15 Houston Smart Financial Centre Fri Jan 17 Mexico City Palacio de los Deportes Sun Jan 19 Los Angeles The Forum Tue Jan 21 San Jose SAP Center Thu Jan 23 Seattle ShoWare Center

Festival d’été de Québec’s 50th Anniversary Opening Weekend: P!NK, Kendrick Lamar, Nick Jonas, Backstreet...

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From July 6 to 16, Festival d'été de Québec - Canada's largest outdoor music festival - celebrates its 50th anniversary and showcases one of the biggest and most diverse musical festivals in North America. The sold-out edition ranges from pop, rock, and folk to electro, hip-hop and world music over the course of 11 days. The Festival takes place in picturesque Québec City at 10 indoor and outdoor venues including the Bell Stage, one of North America's biggest outdoor stages, located in a historic battlefield park overlooking the St. Lawrence River. The event coincides with Canada's 150th anniversary.


WHO: The Festival kicked off with P!NK, Kendrick Lamar, Nick Jonas, Backstreet Boys, and will continue with Kelsea Ballerini, DNCE, Melissa Etheridge, Flume, Lady Antebellum, Migos, Pink Martini, The Strumbellas, and Fetty Wap Featuring Monty. The grand finale weekend will feature Metallica, Voivod, Gorillaz, The Strumbellas, and Muse to close the celebrations. The complete lineup can be found here.

WHEN AND WHERE: The 50th edition of Festival d'été de Québec takes place in Québec City July 6 - 16, 2017. 

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Zach Katz Promoted To Chief Creative Officer, BMG Chrysalis North America

Zach Katz Promoted To Chief Creative Officer, BMG Chrysalis North America

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Radio Facts: zachMusic rights management company BMG has announced the promotion of Zach Katz to Chief Creative Officer, BMG Chrysalis North America, based in Los Angeles. Katz will continue to report directly to Laurent Hubert, President of Marketing & Creative, and oversee the LA and NY based creative staff. Since joining the company in 2012, Katz has shaped and led the creative team that was responsible for numerous additions to the roster, garnering significant chart placements. Key highlights have been the signings of Claude Kelly, Greg Wells, the Strokes, Bebe Rexha, French Montana, Monsters & Strangers, Juicy J, Chris Braide, Jen Decilveo, Wolfgang Gartner, Xplicit, John Ryan and Howard Benson. In his new role, Katz will continue to expand BMG's roster and maximize the opportunities for signed talent. Prior to BMG, Katz co-founded record label Beluga Heights with his client/partner JR Rotem, worked closely with Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment and served as GM of Groove Attack USA. He began his career in 1996 as a music attorney. BMG executives Richard Blackstone, David Hirshland and Kos Weaver will continue to report to Hubert. "It is with great pride and gratitude that I embark on my next chapter with BMG. Our team has the vision and expertise to help our songwriters and artists reach their highest potential, and shape our industry going forward. This company has some of most dedicated and results driven people I have ever had the pleasure of working with," said Katz. Hubert commented: "Zach has contributed significantly to the growth of BMG Chrysalis US and has helped cement our reputation as the preferred home for top talent. I look forward to working together further to build the company and reach new levels of global success."

Jon Platt Named President, North America, Warner/Chappell Music

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Radio Facts: BigJon_Web-2Jon Platt has been promoted to President, North America Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), it was announced by WCM Chairman and CEO Cameron Strang. Reporting to Strang, Platt will take on a newly expanded leadership role, overseeing teams across WCM's offices in New York, Nashville, Miami, Toronto and the company's headquarters in Los Angeles. Platt most recently served as Warner/Chappell's President, Creative – North America. "Jon is a once-in-a-generation executive, and a terrific leader, with a deep understanding of the artistic process. Over the past year, the incredible talents Jon has signed, along with his own strength of character and the superb team he has fostered, have contributed much to our reputation for creative excellence and our culture of dedicated service. There's no doubt he will be an outstanding leader for our North American organization," said Cameron Strang. "Together, we are very excited about our plans for taking Warner/Chappell and our songwriters to new heights. Our team has the vision, expertise and global resources needed to shape the future of the music business." Platt added, "It is thrilling to be partnered with Cameron in leading a company that is supporting and nurturing so many amazing songwriters. What makes Warner/Chappell the best home for songwriters of every genre, at all stages of their careers, is our tireless focus on their long-term success and our determination to bring them fresh opportunities. Our entire team has one collective mission: serving songwriters in the pursuit of their artistic goals." Platt joined a newly revitalized Warner/Chappell in September 2012, and has since worked closely with Strang to drive the ongoing growth of the company, its diverse roster of songwriters and its range of creative services. Platt has overseen the strengthening of Warner/Chappell's A&R activities in North America, including the appointment of Ben Vaughn as EVP, Warner/Chappell Nashville and Jake Ottman, as SVP, A&R, based in New York. Over the course of the last year, the company has attracted a wide range of new and established talent including JAY Z, Beyoncé, Roc Nation's publishing roster, Slash, Dave Mustaine, Mike WiLL Made It, Liz Rose, Lee Miller and the recently signed Aloe Blacc, among others, while continuing to build its relationships with songwriters such as Katy Perry, Nate Ruess, Michael Bublé, Led Zeppelin, Barry Gibb and George Michael. At the same time, WCM has continued to identify and develop powerful new opportunities for songwriters, including extending its digital business development capabilities, expanding its synchronization team and building its footprint in emerging markets.

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