Nominees for best original song will be performed this year at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Sunday, February 27, 2011. Today, producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced the artists who will perform the nominated songs on the Kodak Theatre stage on Oscar Night.
The ABC Television Network presents “Rascal Flatts: Nothing Like This Presented by JCPenney.” One of the best touring acts in country music with over 6 million concert tickets sold, Rascal Flatts will film a live music special from the Xcel Energy Center this Friday, January 21st in St. Paul, Minnesota. The show is being filmed during a regularly scheduled date on their “Nothing Like This” tour, which launched this past weekend. “Rascal Flatts: Nothing Like This Presented By JCPenney” airs Saturday, March 12 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET on ABC.
George Flanigen will direct the special and Robert Deaton will executive-produce.
It took a few more months than we initially anticipated when we first talked about it back in August, but the original game score to Epic Mickey by Emmy Award-winning composer Jim Dooley hit the virtual shelves of iTunes yesterday. Twenty tracks in all are included in the soundtrack which can be purchased online now for $9.99 for the complete album or $.99 per individual track.
The album is also available for download from Amazon.com for $7.99.
New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys will perform together live from Times Square on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2011,” Friday, December 31 on the ABC Television Network. They join previously announced acts Ke$ha and Taio Cruz in Times Square, as well as Los Angeles-based performers including Jennifer Hudson, Willow Smith, Ne-Yo, Avril Lavigne, Drake, Jason Derulo, La Roux, Mike Posner, Natasha Bedingfield, Far East Movement and Train.
Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest will host the specials from New York beginning at 10:00 p.m., ET on Friday December 31 on ABC and will be joined by Times Square Correspondent Jenny McCarthy. Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas returns to host the Los Angeles party portions of the specials.
The original motion picture score for TRON: Legacy, composed and produced by the iconic and critically acclaimed Grammy® Award–winning French duo Daft Punk, debuts on the Billboard 200 at No. 10, scanning over 70,000 units in its first week of release (according to Nielsen SoundScan). It is the first score soundtrack to debut in the Top 10 in five years (Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith in 2005).
The TRON: Legacy soundtrack marks Daft Punk’s best sales week and is their highest-charting album ever. The duo’s previous best week was 2001’s Discovery, which debuted at No. 44, with 34,000 units.
The TRON: Legacy original motion picture soundtrack by Daft Punk featuring 23 tracks (including an exclusive bonus track) is now available for download in MP3 format from Amazon.com for just $3.99. Order now as this is a limited time offer as the price will eventually increase at an unknown date.
The special edition available exclusively through Amazon.com features a digital booklet in PDF format as well as an exclusive track titled ‘Sea of Simulation.’ All tracks, which includes the bonus track, are also available for purchase individually for $.99 each.
For more information on the album or to order for instant delivery, click here.
The original motion picture soundtrack to Disney’s Tangled was released today and is now available for purchase and immediate download from several sources, but clearly one of the best deals so far appears to be Amazon.comwho is currently selling the complete album in MP3 format plus digital booklet for just $3.99.
The album consists of 20 tracks featuring all new songs written by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater and performed by Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy and the supporting cast as well as the end-title variation Something That I Want by Grace Potter.
ABC Family celebrates the return of the network’s annual “25 Days of Christmas” programming event, now in its 13th year, with a new holiday theme song featuring the talents of singer/songwriter, Colbie Caillat. The song will make its ABC Family debut on Sunday, November 21 – the first day of the network’s “Countdown to 25 Days” event (November 21-30) — and will run throughout “25 Days of Christmas” (December 1-25). In addition, a full-length music video featuring Caillat (as part of the song’s new rendering) will make its worldwide premiere on the network the following day, Monday, November 22.
Amazon.com has begun listing a two disc deluxe edition of the TRON: Legacy soundtrack by Daft Punk now available for pre-order. No information is provided as of yet as to what distinguishes this from the standard single disc edition other than it’s also being branded as an import and will be released exactly one week after the standard edition, on December 14.
The known track listing for the standard edition is as follows:
“The Son Of Flynn”
“The Game Has Changed”
“Adagio For Tron”
“End Of Line”
“Tron Legacy (End Titles)”
A major update for the Radio Disney App for iPhone and iPod touch, which has exceeded one million installations, is now live on the App Store. The update, using the multitasking functionality of iOS4, allows listeners to stream Radio Disney while using other features and apps on their device. The updated Radio Disney App also enables users to request songs, learn of local Radio Disney events, and send shout outs to Radio Disney and to the network’s on-air personalities.