Ryan Seacrest hosts “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013,” featuring an all-star lineup performing 15 No. 1 hits, including newly-announced additions to the West Coast party Justin Bieber, Jason Aldean, Greyson Chance, Ellie Goulding and The Wanted. In New York, Psy will join the recently announced 2012 American Music Awards winners, Taylor Swift and Carly Rae Jepsen, as well as Neon Trees, performing live in Times Square, MONDAY, DECEMBER 31 on ABC.
There’s a definite odd-man-out in this trio of mentions, but as they all came up in one of our routine product reviews, all have the same release date and should all be on most everyone’s wish list this holiday season, here they are all presented as one beautiful-sounding package.
First up is a recent Disney Parks release, ‘The Circle Sessions: The Music of Carthay Circle,’ which was released as a CD not all that long ago exclusively at Disney California Adventure. Already heralded as a must have, the digital album features twelve Disney classics with an all-new jazzy spin as heard at the Carthay Circle Restaurant on Buena Vista Street at the Disneyland Resort theme park.
Big Machine Records will release the soundtrack for ABC Television’s new hit drama ‘NASHVILLE’ on 12/11 (now available for pre-order). The project features new music from the cast – Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio – who perform in each episode. Over 500,000 digital downloads from the breakout series have been sold to date.
In conjunction with the label’s exclusive music partnership with ABC Studios, Big Machine Records released the first official single, ‘Telescope,’ to Country radio a mere three weeks ago. Sung by Hayden Panettiere (aka Juliette Barnes), the debut single is already Top 40-and-rising and has contributed nearly 50,000 to the total sales.
WHATUP FISHES?!? Amazon.com has recently begun listing BT’s ‘Partysaurus Overflow’ — as heard in the recent Toy Story Toons short, Partysaurus Rex — as being available to purchase digitally beginning October 30, 2012.
The short, which recently played in theaters prior to Finding Nemo 3D has already been made available via iTunes, Amazon and YouTube can also be viewed online for free via Disney.com (embedded below):
With accompanying artwork featuring some very recognizable friends, Cee Lo Green’s YouTube channel has posted what appears to be the entire ‘All I Need Is Love’ track from his upcoming holiday album ‘Cee Lo’s Magic Moment.’ Recorded and performed recently for an upcoming television special to air on TV Guide Channel, ‘All I Need Is Love’ is an original tune featuring a familiar hook and some familiar voices.
special thanks to Muppet Mindset for the heads up
Earlier this week, Disney Interactive and Junction Point Studio held a special exclusive event at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA to unveil brand new areas and worlds for both ‘Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two’ and ‘Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Illusion’ as well as demo the game for the first time on the Nintendo Wii U, along with other surprises which enhance gameplay.
Disney’s The Muppets hit the stage tonight with Cee Lo Green at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas to perform an original song ‘All I Need Is Love’ for the ‘Cee Lo and Friends’ concert celebrating the musician’s forthcoming holiday album ‘Cee Lo’s Magic Moment.’
The music extravaganza will air on the TV Guide Channel and on The Warner Sound Atlantic Records’ YouTube Channel this holiday season. The Muppets will also appear in the ‘All I Need Is Love’ music video with Green, and is sure to become a holiday classic when ‘Cee Lo’s Magic Moment‘ arrives everywhere on October 30.
Casting notices have gone up seeking saxophone, clarinet and percussionists with ‘energetic and outgoing personalities’ for a new entertainment experience at the Magic Kingdom. There is no indication where the performances will be held, but the theme park has recently put out casting calls for circus acts and other improv groups believed to be used as part of the New Fantasyland Expansion at the Magic Kingdom.
ABC Studios and Big Machine Records, the leading independent Nashville-based record label home to superstars such as Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts, announced today an exclusive partnership to release and market music from the critically-acclaimed upcoming ABC series “Nashville.” Stars Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio are among the cast slated to sing original content created for the series by established and breakout songwriters. Grammy® Award-winning producer T Bone Burnett serves as the executive music producer. Dubbed one of fall’s most anticipated new TV dramas, “Nashville,” premiering Wednesday, October 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network, was shot entirely in Music City, and pulls back the curtain to reveal the inner workings of the music industry.
As we previously reported, Disney will be releasing a set of ‘lost chords’ from Cinderella on October 2, just as they have done with recent classic releases, The Aristocats and The Rescuers. The new ‘Lost Chords’ series consists not only demos of songs written for the films that ended up not being used, but all-new, fully orchestrated songs, produced in the same vein as if they had been used in the original film after-all.