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Noah Kahan New Single

NOAH KAHAN UNVEILS VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “MESS”

TOURING WITH JAMES BAY IN NORTH AMERICA THROUGH MARCH AND WITH DEAN LEWIS IN EUROPE AND THE U.K. IN APRIL

WATCH HERE

Today, Noah Kahan releases the video for his new single, “Mess.” Watch it HERE! Produced by Kahan’s frequent collaborator Joel Little (Lorde, Khalid), the song has already received praise from Billboard, NYLON, Idolator, EARMILK, Baeble, Ones To Watch and more.

Of the inspiration behind the video, Noah says, “I initially called ‘Mess’ ‘Feed the Dogs’ because my pups were a huge part of the inspiration for the tune. When I was in Vermont after high school, they were my only company during what was a lonesome time. With that in mind, I knew I had to make the music video be centered around dogs. Despite my dogs’ jealousy, we got 11 trained professional dogs (who were way more famous than me) for the shoot in LA and shot a video I really loved. Hope you guys like it too!”

“Mess” follows the global success of Kahan’s breakout singles, “Hurt Somebody” and “False Confidence.” With over 200 million global streams to date, “Hurt Somebody” is triple platinum in Australia and gold in Canada, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Switzerland and New Zealand; and it peaked at #1 on the Top 40 radio charts in Australia for three weeks, making it the third most played song on the Australian airwaves in all of 2018 where Noah has become one of the most buzzworthy new acts. “False Confidence” continues to grow with over 16 million streams to date and peaked in the top 5 at Triple A radio in the U.S.

Noah Kahan is currently on the road with James Bay this month on his North American tour. He will also be joining Dean Lewis on his headline tour in Europe and the U.K. in April. See the full list of upcoming dates below. Tickets are available here

In two short years, music quite literally carried 22-year-old singer, songwriter and artist Noah Kahan around the world—a long way from his native Strafford, VT (pop. 1,045) and the 133-acre tree farm where he resides. On the trip, the alternative troubadour notched an international hit in the form of “Hurt Somebody” [feat. Julia Michaels], while his singles “Young Blood” and “False Confidence” also racked up millions of streams and he sold out headline tours in North America, Europe, and the UK and hit the road with artists like George Ezra and Leon Bridges. Not to mention, he has garnered critical acclaim from Billboard, Stereogum, Clash, Idolator, and more. In the midst of this whirlwind, he assembled his upcoming full-length debut album. The first single “Mess” illuminates his marked growth as a songwriter and storyteller by way of its biting lyrics and undeniable sing-a-long, underscoring a heartwarming and often hilarious portrait of hometown longing.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

March 14                  Toronto, ON                         Sony Centre for the Performing Arts^

March 16                  Montreal, QC                       Place Des Arts^

March 18                  Royal Oak, MI                      Royal Oak Music Theatre^

March 19                  Chicago, IL                          The Riviera Theatre^

March 20                  Minneapolis, MN                  State Theatre^

March 22                  Denver, CO                          Fillmore Auditorium^

March 23                  Salt Lake City, UT               The Union Event Center^

March 25                  Los Angeles, CA                  The Wiltern^

March 27                  Oakland, CA                        Fox Theater^

March 30                  Portland, OR                        Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall^

March 31                  Vancouver, BC                    Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre^

April 3                       Seattle, WA                          Paramount Theatre^

April 6                       Frankfurt, Germany             Gibson*

April 7                       Zurich, Switzerland              Kaufleuten*

April 8                       Munich, Germany                Backstage Werk*

April 10                     Hamburg, Germany             Docks*

April 11                     Berlin, Germany                   Astra Kulturhaus*

April 13                     Amsterdam, Netherlands     Paradiso*

April 14                     Brussels, Belgium                Ancienne Belgique*

April 15                     London, UK                          O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire*

April 16                     London, UK                          O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire*

April 18                     Glasgow, UK                        St Luke’s*

April 19                     Manchester, UK                   O2 Ritz*

April 21                     Dublin, Ireland                     Vicar Street*

^ Supporting James Bay

* Supporting Dean Lewis

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ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Florence + the Machine, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Jacquees, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd, Belly, NAV), Young Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye, The Dream), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records, and Universal Music Latin Entertainment.  In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR, The Four), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.

New Medicare Cards

Next week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be automatically mailing new Medicare cards to more than 3.5 million people with Medicare in New York State.

People with Medicare in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Vermont will also be receiving their new card. People with Medicare in these states and New York, should receive their new card by the end of August and can begin using it right away.

Key features of the new card and rollout process:

  • Social Security Numbers have been replaced with new unique identifying numbers.
  • Social Security numbers are no longer on the new Medicare, helping protect people with Medicare from identity theft and CMS fight fraud.
  • The new Medicare card is free. Avoid scammers by knowing that CMS will not call people with Medicare asking for any personal information, your Social Security Number, bank information, or to pay for the new Medicare card.
  • People with Medicare can sign up for email notifications on when the new cards will be mailed to their area by going towww.medicare.gov/newcard.
  • There are no changes to Medicare benefits. Once you receive your New Medicare card, you should destroy your old Medicare card by shredding or cutting it up with scissors.

You can also access new Medicare card fact sheets, graphics, b-roll, images and other resources here.

Make The Most Out Of Your Vacation

Any trip to the USA should fill you with excitement and even a little awe. It’s a huge, sprawling country with much to see and do. The problem is picking the best state to visit so you get the most out of your vacation.

Is California better than New York? What does Alaska offer that you can’t get in New Jersey? Is Nevada just for gamblers or can you take in a show or two? These are just a few of the questions you might want answers to before you plan your trip.

The team at PlayNJ have done some research to help and now have an interactive map of the US which makes that decision making process a whole lot easier. They’ve taken a range of parameters including tourism income, gambling and theatre, things to do, and general happiness level to rank each of 50 states.

The general ranking gives a listing of overall performance and it’s no surprise that states such as California, Texas, Florida and New York figure at the top. Curiously, the team have also included a happiness ranking which shows a slightly different story. While California comes first in general classification, it only manages 13 for happiness. Hawaii only hits 20 on the general ranking but comes out on top for fun.

While you may have to take some of the listings with a pinch of salt, the interactive map does give you a good idea where the strong point of each state lies.

California has the highest tourist income at $126.3 billion, mainly because it’s one of the most popular holiday destinations on the planet. Not only is it home to Hollywood and the iconic city of San Francisco, it’s also got Disneyland and the Yosemite National Park. Wyoming has a much lower income but does have some noteworthy places to visit such as The Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains.

If gambling is your big thing and you want to combine it with a show or two, then the obvious choice is Nevada. Las Vegas is the gambling capital of the western world and is full of casinos. There are also plenty of shows to take in and the service, so visitors say, is second to none. There are even a couple of zoos and a few theme parks to give you something different to do. For overall happiness ranking though it rates well down at 34.

For those looking for variety in their trip, it’s best to look at the ‘Things to Do’ map. Here Florida is top of the list with 1,699 separate activities and Alaska is not far behind on 1,644. These are two totally different locations, so it’s wise to take a deeper look at what’s on offer. Florida is famous for sun, sea and sangria as well as its numerous theme parks. Alaska is more for your outdoor types with breath-taking locations like Winner Creak, Kincaid Park and Resurrection Bay.

For those who want to take in some sport, Texas and California top the list for stadiums. You can go see the Dallas Cowboys play in Arlington or visit the world famous Rose Bowl in California. If you don’t like sport and won’t be visiting a stadium anytime soon, Vermont is the place to go, they don’t have any. Of course, it will all depend on who your favourite team is and the sport you want to watch.

Next time you’re planning a trip somewhere in the USA, take a look at the PlayNJ interactive map to help you begin planning the best locations to visit. It’s a great way to start exploring what this vast, sprawling country has to offer for the humble tourist.

Halloween Candy Map

In case you haven’t noticed all of the pumpkin-lined porch steps or the multitude of horror movie marathons on TV, it’s spooky season! Halloween is less than two weeks away, which means hayrides, haunted houses, and, most importantly, FREE CANDY!!! Well, free for cute kids dressed up like Spiderman or Moana. For adults, Halloween means stocking up on the good stuff to avoid a yard full of toilet paper or having your car decorated with egg yolks. Halloween is a candy manufacturer’s Christmas. According to The National Retail Federation, it’s expected that 2.7 billion dollars will be spent on trick-or-treat candy this year. It may seem like a good idea to buy the cheapest bag of candy you can find, however, when November 1st rolls around and you’re left with three pounds of store-brand lollipops none of the trick-or-treaters wanted to take, bargain shopping might be a decision you’ll regret.

If you want to avoid the horror that is too much leftover candy, you’ll have to fork over a a few extra bucks for the good stuff. You may stroll down the candy aisle at the supermarket amidst the plethora of different chocolates, gummies, sours, and sweets, and think to yourself, how do I know which candy to buy? Well, CandyStore.com, is here to help. Over the past 10 years, CandyStore.com has been shipping tons of bulk candy all across the United States and Canada. They compiled 10 years (2007-2016) of sales data for the months leading up to Halloween and put together an interactive map that details the top three most popular Halloween candies for each state, indicated by pounds distributed. Check out the interactive map HERE to become the go-to house for all of the witches, ghosts, and Chewbaccas in town. Or, if you’d rather not have hoards of little vampires and Pokemon running through your yard but still want to please the kiddos, CandyStore.com also has a list of the WORST candies, so you know exactly what not to buy.

CandyStore.com also offers the option of skipping the trip to supermarket all together. Order online in bulk so you can avoid facing the delicious temptation of sugary goodness in candy aisle.

 

 

 

PENTATONIX “DANCING ON MY OWN”

Three-time Grammy® Award-winners and multi-platinum artists Pentatonix release the music video for their cover of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” today. Additionally, the song is available now on all digital retailers via RCA Records.

Pentatonix will be kicking off their summer tour at the Ohio Expo Center & State Fair on August 5th to a sold out audience. The multi-city tour is nearly sold out in all cities and will on September 3rd at the Champlain Valley Exposition. Tickets are still available here: Pentatonix Tour Official

In just five years, Pentatonix has sold more than 6 million albums in the U.S. alone.  They have won 3 Grammy Awards and performed for hundreds of thousands of fans at their sold-out shows across the globe.  Their YouTube channel boasts close to 13.5 million subscribers, yielding over 2.6 billion video views, and their 2015 self-titled album has been certified gold after debuting #1 on Billboard’s 200.

In October 2016, Pentatonix released their third holiday album – A Pentatonix Christmas – which has been certified platinum, spending two consecutive weeks atop Billboard’s Top Chart as well as reaching #1 on iTunes and Amazon. The album includes the group’s arrangement of the Leonard Cohen classic “Hallelujah,” which reached #2 on the iTunes singles chart, generating 20 million video views in its first week (more than 130 million total) and has since been certified gold.  The group also starred in their first-ever network special – A Pentatonix Christmas Special – which aired twice on NBC and garnered 13 million views across the two airings and featured music from all three Pentatonix holiday albums.  A Pentatonix Christmas follows 2014’s 2x Platinum That’s Christmas To Me, which features the group’s Grammy® Award-winning arrangement for “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.”  In 2015 the group released its first tour documentary – On My Way Home – and appeared in the feature film Pitch Perfect 2.

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Tour Dates:

8/05/2017          Ohio Expo Center & State Fair                         Columbus, OH – SOLD OUT!
8/06/2017 PNC Pavilion at Riverbend                                Cincinnati, OH – SOLD OUT!
8/08/2017          Wisconsin State Fair Park                              West Allis, WI – SOLD OUT!
8/09/2017          Meadow Brook Amphitheatre Rochester Hills, MI – SOLD OUT!
8/10/2017          The Lawn at Great White River Park             Indianapolis, IN – SOLD OUT!
8/12/2017 Illinois State Fair Springfield, IL
8/13/2017         Iowa State Fair                                                    Des Moines, IA – SOLD OUT!
8/26/2017 Nebraska State Fair Park Grand Island, NE
8/27/2017 Providence Medical Center Amphitheater Bonner Springs, KS
8/28/2017         Ravinia Festival                                                   Highland Park, IL – SOLD OUT!
8/30/2017         Minnesota State Fair                                          St. Paul, MN – SOLD OUT!
8/31/2017         Fox Theatre                                                         St. Louis , MO – SOLD OUT!
9/02/2017 The Great Allentown Fair Allentown, PA
9/03/2017 Champlain Valley Exposition Essex Junction, VT