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MusicCHRIS STAPLETON’S FROM A ROOM: VOLUME 1 DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD COUNTRY ALBUMS CHART, #2 ON BILLBOARD TOP 200 CHART
Chris Stapleton’s From A Room: Volume 1 debuted this week at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart with over 218,000 first-week sales. The album also landed at #1 on the Billboard Top Album Sales chart with 202,000 in pure album units. This is the strongest sales week by a country artist since Luke Bryan’s Kill The Lights in 2015 and, with its 13.5 million audio on-demand streams, is the highest streaming debut for a country artist to date.
MusicKAMASI WASHINGTON’S “TRUTH” DEBUTS TODAY
Avant-garde jazz titan Kamasi Washington today debuts “Truth,” the sixth movement from Harmony of Difference, a new EP set for release this summer. The EP is the first new music from Washington since his universally acclaimed 2015 debut album The Epic, and will be released via Young Turks. Washington has signed to the iconic London label, the home of The xx, Sampha, FKA Twigs and more, worldwide.
MusicSUFJAN STEVENS, BRYCE DESSNER, NICO MUHLY AND JAMES MCALISTER TO PLAY SELECT, SPECIAL DATES THIS SUMMER
To celebrate the release of their forthcoming, collaborative album Planetarium, Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and James McAlister will play a limited run of very special dates, accompanied onstage by strings and brass, this summer.
MusicLOWER MANHATTAN CULTURAL COUNCIL PRESENTS THE 16TH ANNUAL RIVER TO RIVER FESTIVAL JUNE 14–25
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) presents the 16th annual River To River Festival, Downtown New York City’s completely free summer arts festival, June 14–25. The 2017 edition presents an array of performances and events exploring and celebrating diversity in all its forms—often blurring the lines between genres including dance, music, theater and the visual arts— over the course of 100+ performances and events spanning 17 projects at 31 unique sites across Lower Manhattan and Governors Island. The Festival also offers opportunities for audiences to interact with artists, socialize and experience multiple facets of artists’ work and the creative process.
MusicSTURGILL SIMPSON UNVEILS OFFICIAL “ALL AROUND YOU
The official music video for Sturgill Simpson’s “All Around You” is premiering today and can now be viewed HERE.
MusicThe xx confirm fall U.S. headline dates 
On the heels of their wildly successful ongoing U.S. tour, The xx will return stateside to play a very special, limited engagement of select headline dates and festival appearances this fall.

The fall dates include shows September 29 in Los Angeles, October 9 at Colorado’s iconic Red Rocks, Austin City Limits Festival, Life is Beautiful and more. Visit thexx.info/tour for presale and ticket information.
MusicTOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS’ UME CATALOG TO BE RELEASED AS INDIVIDUAL VINYL ALBUMS JUNE 2
On June 2, UMe will release eight individual albums from their Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers catalog as stand-alone vinyl titles. Each album* has been remastered for this release and seven of the albums— Damn the Torpedoes, Full Moon Fever, Hard Promises, Into The Great Wide Open, Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough), Long After Dark and Southern Accents— are included in the The Complete Studio Albums Volume 1 box set, released last year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band’s self-titled debut. UMe will also be releasing Pack Up The Plantation Live! The albums will be individually available on 180g black vinyl with the original LP artwork.
MusicPHILIP GLASS TO HOLD RICHARD AND BARBARA DEBS COMPOSER’S CHAIR AT CARNEGIE HALL FOR 2017–2018 SEASON
In celebration of his 80th birthday year, esteemed American composer Philip Glass has been appointed to hold the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall for the 2017–2018 season. The yearlong residency will present performances that feature both Glass classics and premieres: American Composers Orchestra dedicates a program to composers inspired by Glass; the Philip Glass Ensemble and the San Francisco Girls Chorus perform his groundbreaking but rarely performed masterpiece, Music with Changing Parts, as part of the citywide festival The ‘60s: The Years that Changed America; notable premieres include a string quartet for the JACK Quartet and arrangements by composer Nico Muhly of lesser-known Glass songs—both Carnegie Hall commissions; additionally, the Louisiana Philharmonic and Pacific Symphony both make their Carnegie Hall debuts in programs selected, in part, by Glass in response to invitations extended to U.S. orchestras to submit programs that place important works by the composer in illuminating contexts. Full details on the residency may be found at http://www.carnegiehall.org/glass/.
MusicMAJOR LAZER PREMIERES “RUN UP” VIDEO FEATURING PARTYNEXTDOOR AND NICKI MINAJ
Major Lazer’s video for “Run Up,” their smash hit featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR and Nicki Minaj, premieres today—watch it here. The video was directed by Paul, Luc and Martin, the creative collective of french star Stromae under his Mosaert label, and produced by Phantasm.
MusicBOB WEIR ADDS SPRING TOUR DATES WITH THE CAMPFIRE BAND
Bob Weir & The Campfire Band have confirmed new April tour dates making stops in Dallas, Austin, New Orleans and Mobile. The Campfire Band is comprised of Weir, Aaron Dessner, Bryan Devendorf, Scott Devendorf, Josh Kaufman, Steve Kimock and Jon Shaw. VIP packages are available and every online ticket order comes with one (1) physical CD of Weir’s newest album Blue Mountain. See below for full dates and visit HERE for further ticketing information.
Musicbjörk - 34 scores for piano, organ, harpsichord and celeste
The first collection of sheet music from Björk, 34 Scores for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord and Celeste, is set for release June 5 by Wise Publications. Inspired by her 2009 project Biophilia, Björk set out to reimagine digital music notation for the current, music-sharing world — in hopes that people the world over would bring her music into their homes.

MusicJUSTICE’S “FIRE” VIDEO DEBUTS TODAY
The Grammy Award-winning duo Justice premieres the Susan Sarandon-starring video for their new single, “Fire,” today. The perfect soundtrack for an everlasting summer —watch it here.
MusicMØ’S “NIGHTS WITH YOU” VIDEO PREMIERES TODAY
Danish vocalist, songwriter and breakout star ’s new video for latest single “Nights With You” debuts today. Watch the video, filmed in Sofia, Bulgaria with director Bouha Kazmi, here.
MusicTORY LANEZ’S THE NEW TORONTO 2 AND CHIXTAPE 4 OUT NOW
Breakout star Tory Lanez caps off a banner year with two new mixtapes, The New Toronto 2 and Chixtape 4, out now. Download both at thenewtoronto2.com

Lanez, who played more than 200 shows in 2016, is nominated for Best R&B Song for his Platinum-certified smash “LUV” at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
MusicFLUME’S SKIN COMPANION II EP OUT NOW
Skin Companion EP II, the second follow up to Australian producer Flume’s acclaimed 2016 album Skin, is out now digitally and on vinyl on May 5. Snippets of all four EP tracks are viewable now on the flumemusic.com