MI2N
Music Industry News Network
SUNDAY, MARCH 1ST
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
Subscribe to Mi2N's Free Newsletters B2N (business) i2N (indie)
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Web Events (more headlines) 12-18-2012

Tame Impala Among BestNewBands.com's 2012 Newbie Awards Winners

Bookmark and Share
Website: http://www.bestnewbands.com/
BESTNEWBANDS.COM ANNOUNCES WINNERS
OF ITS INAUGURAL NEWBIE AWARDS

(Los Angeles) December 18, 2012—BestNewBands.com, a top destination for reviews, interviews and information about the world’s best emerging recording artists, has announced the winners of its first annual Newbie Awards, as selected by a combination of the site’s editorial staff and fan voting. The winners:

Best New Band: Tame Impala
Best New Male Artist: Gary Clark, Jr.
Best New Female Artist: Ellie Goulding
Best New Album: Frank Ocean channel ORANGE
Best New Song: Passion Pit “Take A Walk”

Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala topped several acts that had more commercial success this year to earn Best New Band honors. The group (guitarist and lead singer Kevin Parker, percussionist and bass player Dom Simper and drummer Jay Watson) enjoyed critical success in 2012 with their CD Lonerism and incessant touring. They’ll be returning to the US in 2013 for headlining tour dates starting in February.

Blues-rock guitarist Gary Clark, Jr. had a phenomenal 2012 with rave reviews for his Blak & Blu CD (which peaked at #6 on the Billboard Albums chart) and his live appearances. The Austin, Tex. native finished the year with a flourish, joining the Rolling Stones on-stage during their recent Barclays Center (Brooklyn, NY) performance, playing guitar on a version of “I’m Goin’ Down.”

British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding added an interesting event to her resume last year: performing live at the request of the future king and queen of England. So how did she top that in 2012? Her brilliant CD, Halcyon, featured a well-received single, “Anything Could Happen,” and a reissue of her earlier overseas hit, “Lights,” reached the upper echelon of the pop charts. She’ll return to the States in January-February for a major market tour, followed by a slew of European dates.

Just 24, Frank Ocean had the kind of success in 2012 that most artists can only dream about. He was the musical guest on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live. He received rave notices for his headlining tour and various festival appearances. His first full-length release, the brilliant R&B-funk CD, channel ORANGE, entered the Billboard Albums chart at #2. And oh yeah, his six Grammy noms including Album, Record (for “Thinkin Bout You”) and Best New Artist, were tied for the most of any artist this year.

Cambridge, Mass., home to Harvard University, can now also be known as home of indie band, Passion Pit. The band’s five members, all of whom attended Boston area music schools, had a breakthrough this year with “Take A Walk,” from their second album, Gossamer. The single’s success was spurred partly by its use in a Taco Bell commercial, and ultimately led to an appearance on SNL in October. Coming in February: a headlining date at NYC’s Madison Square Garden.

In making the announcement, BestNewBands.com’s Los Angeles-based Founder and Publisher, Tom Crosthwaite said: “We’re thrilled to honor these five artists for their contributions in the studio and on the road during the past year. We look forward to chronicling their growth in 2013 and beyond.”

Greg Brodsky, BestNewBands.com’s Chief Marketing Officer, and creator of the site’s Newbie Awards said: “As a former label marketing executive, I’m proud that BestNewBands.com has helped champion deserving, emerging talent. We strive everyday to become a must-visit content aggregator for new music fans while offering marketers a great destination to reach our target audience of 18-34 year-olds.”

Daniel Kohn, BestNewBands.com’s Editor said: “The voting in each category was amazingly close, which demonstrates the breadth of talent that emerged this year. Congrats to all and a big ‘thank you’ to the publicists who introduced us to many great acts and invited our team to see some great live performances this year.”

BestNewBands.com is currently active in five key U.S. markets (Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco and Chicago) and plans to expand, both in the U.S. and abroad, in the near future. It has published more than 2,500 original reviews and interviews and has had writers on the ground covering SXSW, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Leeds/Reading, Hevy Fest, CMJ Marathon, and Sasquatch.

BestNewBands.com’s Newbie Awards nominations were announced on November 27 and selected by the site’s editorial staff, based on artists’ recording and touring activity from December 1, 2011 – November 25, 2012. Fans registered their votes on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact:

Greg Brodsky
greg@bestnewbands.com

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

MusicDish Review: Marilyn Music Single "Smoke And Mirrors"

Andre Xcellence! & American Commission Release The Official Video For "Game Of Thrones"!

Anouschka Bridges African Pop With Western Songwriting

GRAMMY Gold For Rob Chiarelli

Soundizers Announces The Release Of StereoMonoizer

Free Eventide Looper For All H9 Owners For Limited Time

Robert Kramer Releases "Branded" For Valentines Day

Cosmopolitan Country Artist Rhea Francani Releases Debut EP



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» Kobalt Closes $60 Million In Funding To Scale Its Technology And Services For Songwriters, Artists And Rights Owners Globally
» Sennheiser Brings Transcendent Audio To Public Television For Front And Center Entertainment’s Speakeasy
» Brooklyn-Based Music Incubator Signs Kerchief To Artist Development & Distribution Deal
» MusicDish Review: "Games Of Thrones" Music Video By Andre Xcellence
» The Free Radio Alliance Rejoins The Fight To Oppose The Performance Tax
» ASCAP Promotes John Johnson To SVP, Licensing
» WorldArts Launches As The First-Ever Digital Discovery Platform Connecting Artists With Music Fans And Exclusive Opportunities For Worldwide Exposure
» Berklee Hosts Its 10th Annual SXSW Party: Boston And Beyond On Thursday, March 19
» TheRealDBlake To Release New 2015 "Mixtape & Music Video"
» HAIDUK Entering Studio To Record Follow Up Album To 'Spellbook'


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» Conductor Long Yu Announces The Creation Of A New Music Canon - COMPOSE 20:20
» China Arts Foundation International 2nd Annual Chinese New Year Gala
» Avent Studio: A Touch Of Beijing Art In NYC
» Hampton Hotels Leverages Music And Emotion
» Ebook And Music Downloads Stagnate While Mobile Games And Videos See Strong Growth
» BakerHostetler Files Copyright Infringement Complaints For Freeplay Music Against Multi-Channel Networks
» Tim Lies Releases Chengjsihan Song For Chinese New Year
» CISAC Releases 2015 Global Collections Report
» Lauren Ceradini Joins Capitol Music Group As Vice President Of Publicity
» Asian Song Placements On Colectivo Bunka Compilation By MusicDish
» Sanlitun's FUBAR: The Latest Entry In Beijing's Live Music Scene
» Excellent Eclectic Night At Beijing's Underground Showcase

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2015 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.