After a bit of an oops! in which Hollywood Records had its own video suspended for copyright violation, they managed to reveal the new Miley Cyrus single Can’t Be Tamed off the album of the same title which hits the shelves on June 22.
In lieu of an actual music video, the YouTube offers up a photo of Miley along with the lyrics from the song sync’d to the music.
Walt Disney Records Announces Biggest Free Music Giveaway Ever! ’50 Days of Disney Music’ Begins May 3
Fifty days, fifty fabulous tunes, all free for the downloading: That’s the idea behind Walt Disney Records’ “50 Days of Disney Music.” Offering fans more free music than any program in the label’s history, “50 Days of Disney Music” draws on songs spanning the Disney universe, from classic animated films such as “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Toy Story” and “Bambi” to hit Disney Channel series such as “Hannah Montana,” “Wizards of Waverly Place,” “Phineas and Ferb” and “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” plus Disney Channel Original Movies “High School Musical” and “Camp Rock.” With free downloads available via social media sites including Twitter and Facebook, as well as via a special mobile phone list, “50 Days of Disney Music” kicks off May 3.
Fans can get in on the program by following DisneyMusic on Twitter, Facebook or by texting “Disney” to 66937 (must be at least 13 years of age with parents’ permission. You will get 4-6 messages a month. MSG&DATA Rates may Apply. For terms and conditions, visit http://www.mozes.com/go/tos).
Walt Disney Records will release the original soundtrack for Walt Disney Pictures’ and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME on May 25, 2010. The recording features an epic, romantic sweeping original score written by award-winning composer Harry Gregson-Williams and an end credit song performed by multiple Grammy® Award-winner Alanis Morissette (“I Remain”). PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME hits theaters Memorial Day Weekend, 2010.
Canadian-born singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette wrote and performed the soundtrack’s end credit song “I Remain,” which serves as the film’s end title track. Said Morissette of the song: “It’s an honor to write from the voice of an empowered princess about a love that empowers them both to new heights, healing and consciousness. The song wrote itself and this story was the ultimate muse.” “I Remain” was co-written with Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Eminem, Maroon 5, Mary J. Blige, Nelly Furtado), who also produced the track. Elizondo also produced the Alanis Morissette-penned track “Wunderkind,” from “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” film and soundtrack. Morissette has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, earned 12 Canadian Juno Awards, 8 Grammy® Awards and also received an additional 14 Grammy® nominations.
Harry Gregson-Williams is one of Hollywood’s most sought after composers, working on a variety of high-profile projects, both animated and live-action. Gregson-Williams composed the music for “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” and “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” for which he collected Golden Globe and Grammy nominations for his score. He also received a BAFTA Award nomination and won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Score, as well as an Annie Award, for the blockbuster animated feature “Shrek.” Spanning a 14 year relationship, Gregson-Williams has composed for various Jerry Bruckheimer projects including, “The Rock,” “Armageddon,” “Enemy of the State,” “Veronica Guerin” and “Déjà Vu.” His numerous feature film credits have included “Shrek 2,” “Shrek the Third,” the upcoming “Shrek Forever After,” “Gone Baby Gone,” “Man on Fire,” “Domino,” “Spy Game,” “Kingdom of Heaven,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” and “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3,” among others.
For his score, which was recorded at the historic Abbey Road in London, Gregson-Williams utilized a broad sonic spectrum including a 77-piece orchestra, a choir of 32 vocalists as well as a variety of ethnic instruments. “Having the opportunity to create a score for a large scale adventure like PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME is an amazing opportunity,” stated Gregson-Williams. “The film presented a musical canvas of epic proportions, lending itself to a wide range of symphonic possibilities including romantic melodies and heroic themes beautifully brought to life by our orchestra and chorus.”
The magic of Disney meets the magical isle of Jamaica, as Walt Disney Records readies an album of classic Disney songs newly recorded by a cross-section of top reggae musicians. The Disney Reggae Club features songs from immortal Disney animated films – from “The Little Mermaid” to “Jungle Book” – recorded by such esteemed artists as Grammy winning reggae legend Toots (of Toots & the Maytals fame), five time Grammy winner Ziggy Marley, reggae’s most prolific and long lasting production team Sly & Robbie, multiple Grammy winner Cedella Marley, Grammy winner Burning Spear, legendary British band UB40 and Hasidic rapper Matisyahu. The album is set to arrive in stores and at online retailers June 8.
“The genius of Disney songs is that they are timeless and adaptable to every musical genre,” said executive producer Brian Malouf. “Reggae is so joyous and spirited, we knew these songs would lend themselves perfectly. I’m happy to say the artists, many of them true legends of reggae, all jumped at the chance to participate.”
Thanks to our good friends at Walt Disney Records, we are pleased to offer our biggest giveaway to date! Not just one, but BOTH soundtracks to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland (ARV: $37.98) with not just one but TEN sets to give away in all and not just one but THREE ways to enter. Here’s how!
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Disney’s country label Lyric Street has launched a brand new website in honor of its artist Rascal Flatts who celebrate ten years in the industry in 2010. The new site reminisces across the past decades with a photo collage, a length history of awards and recognitions and a complete discography.
Also pictured on the site is what appears to be cover art for an album titled 10 Years featuring a large X (Roman numeral for ten) promising a September 2010 release (although October seems like it would be a more obvious choice) along with a host of ways for loyal fans to interact.
Even those who don’t count themselves among country fans are no doubt familiar with the band, particularly their cover of Tom Cochrane’s Life is a Highway from Disney/Pixar’s CARS.
Walt Disney Records’ country music arm, Lyric Street, has launched an official website for its 15 year old country star-to-be Tyler Dickerson. The website, which can be found at TylerLovesRadio.com (or TDLovesRadio.com) currently serves up a small photo gallery, a lengthy video featuring Tyler and his ‘life story,’ a bio and clips of several of Tyler’s songs including Just Like Hank, She’d Be You, Tell Your Sister I’m Single, Cowboys and Soldiers and Faster I Go, all presumably to be found on Tyler’s debut album. You’ll also find links to Tyler’s already established MySpace page as well as emerging pages on other social media sites.
Lyric Street’s stable of other country artists include SHeDAISY, Rascal Flatts, Bucky Covington and Sarah Buxton amongst others.
Sterling Knight (of Disney Channel’s hit series “Sonny With A Chance”) and Danielle Campbell (“Prison Break”) star in “StarStruck,” a music and adventure-filled Disney Channel Original Movie about Hollywood pop star Christopher Wilde who, after unexpectedly meeting Jessica Olson, a down-to-earth girl visiting from the Midwest, is faced with either following his heart or doing what’s best for his glitzy career. The movie also stars Brandon Mychal Smith (“Sonny With A Chance”) and Chelsea Staub (of Disney Channel’s “JONAS”). Filmed in Los Angeles at landmark locations including Hollywood Boulevard, Sunset Boulevard, the Hollywood Sign and Grauman’s Chinese Theater, “StarStruck” premieres SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.
The story follows Jessica and her family as they visit her grandmother in Los Angeles, and she winds up by chance meeting Hollywood pop star Christopher Wilde. It seems that Christopher has it all – fame, fortune and a big-budget Hollywood movie awaiting him – but after spending time with Jessica, he realizes he’s been missing out on something very important – being himself. As he shows her the city sites, the pair develop a friendship, but their bond is tested when Christopher publicly denies knowing her. Now Christopher must decide what is more important– being true to himself or becoming a movie star.
Just in time for the exclusive engagement of Disney’s The Princess and the Frog in Los Angeles and New York City beginning this week, the soundtrack for the film has been unleashed. With a series of hits and misses over the past 15+ years and Disney taking breaking from its Menken safety net, how does ‘newcomer’ Randy Newman fare for the first Disney Princess in a decade?
Click here for our review.
Radio Disney to Premiere Tiffany Thornton and Kermit the Frog Christmas Duet Nov 27; Video Debuts Dec 4
Disney Channel will premiere the music video for Tiffany Thornton (“Sonny With A Chance”) and world renowned star Kermit the Frog’s Christmas duet, “I Believe,” on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4. Prior to the premiere on Disney Channel, Radio Disney will debut the song on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27. Thornton and Kermit the Frog will perform the song during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on Thursday, November 26.
The music video for the yuletide ballad was produced by The Muppets Studio, with music written by Wesley Whatley, with lyrics by William Schermerhorn. It follows Kermit the Frog and Tiffany Thornton in the studio as they record their new Christmas song. During the recording process, Tiffany and Kermit add a few festive touches to the studio to get into the holiday spirit. The single from Walt Disney Records will be available digitally at various online retailers on Tuesday, December 8.