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Ylvis’ The Fox video reaches over 200,000,000 views on Youtube

“NORWEGIAN COMEDY DUO YLVIS’ “THE FOX” CROSSES 200 MILLION VIEWS ON YOU TUBE, IN 8TH WEEK.

“THE FOX” INVADES THE U.S. AIRWAVES:
FROM “DANCING WITH THE STARS” TO “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE”

YLVIS TO APPEAR AT MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS IN AMSTERDAM,
BBC ‘CHILDREN IN NEED BENEFIT’ IN LONDON

(NEW YORK – October 9, 2013) Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis (Brothers Vegard and Bård Ylvisåker) and their accidental viral video “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” crossed the 200 million mark in YouTube views, it was confirmed today.

“The Fox” was uploaded to YouTube on September 3 and quickly became a viral hit, surpassing 20 million views in just one week.  It hit 100 Million October 9 and under a month later, doubled that number.

In addition, the single on Warner Bros. Records, has reached 1 million copies in digital sales and is in its 8th week on the Billboard Hot 100, residing in the Top Ten for 6 weeks and the song continues to burn up the iTunes charts where it currently sits at No. 20.

The song has become a pop culture phenomenon, dominating Halloween costumes (including those on “Live with Kelly and Michael” complete with a cameo from Michael J. Fox), showing up in a dynamic group performance on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” and most recently, on ”Saturday Night Live” (featuring “Scandal’s” Kerry Washington) re-imagined as “What Does My Girl Say?”

Up next for Ylvis: Europe.  The brothers will leave Norway to appear at both the MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam and the upcoming live BBC television event “Children In Need” in London.

The brothers have since been embraced stateside with their appearances on “The Ellen Degeneres Show”, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and a live-on-the-plaza performance at NBC’s “Today” show.

The duo created the video for Season 3 of their popular television series “I Kveld Med YLVIS” or “Tonight with Ylvis” on Norway’s TVNorge, which airs twice a week, entertaining Norwegian audiences with their blend of comedy, talk and music.  The video was released to promote the show in advance of its television debut and the rest is history.

Currently the brothers have more videos online from their popular show – many of them in English and all of them hilarious.  Some gaining traction include “Stonehenge” and “Work It” which balance their musical ability with their sharp comedic talent.  Most recently another music video made for their show:  “Massachusetts” garnered some wide press attention.

Ylvis began their career in 2000 on stage in Bergen, Norway where they debuted “Ylvis – A Cabaret”.  The show was a success and they toured it extensively around Norway.  In 2003 they premiered “Ylvis – A Concert” to rave reviews and sold out houses across the country.  “Ylvis III” hit the stages across Norway in 2007 and broadcasters took notice.  They appeared in a handful of Norwegian radio and TV series until the launch of the “Ylvis 4” live show in January 2011.  Following the success of “4”, Vegard and Bard launched their TV Series “Tonight with Ylvis” on TV Norge in the fall of 2011.

 

Posted on November 7, 2013 | Read All

100,000,000 Youtuber’s Worldwide Know “What the Fox Says”

NORWEGIAN COMEDY DUO YLVIS’ “THE FOX” CROSSES 100,000,000 VIEWS ON YOU TUBE, BREAKS INTO TOP TEN ON BILLBOARD HOT 100

PERFORMANCES SET FOR “LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON” AND THE “TODAY” SHOW

(NEW YORK – October 9, 2013) Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis (Brothers Vegard and Bård Ylvisåker) and their accidental viral video “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” has crossed the 100 million mark in YouTube views, it was confirmed today.

“Wow! 100 million? That’s the same as a billion! I can’t believe we hit a billion! Fantastic!” says Vegard Ylvisaker. His brother and partner Bard is speechless, adding “I’m speechless.”

The duo created the video as a promotional clip for Season 3 of their popular television series “I Kveld Med Ylvis” or “Tonight with Ylvis” on Norway’s TV Norge, which airs twice a week, entertaining Norwegian audiences with their blend of comedy, talk and music.

“The Fox” was uploaded to YouTube on September 3 and quickly became a viral hit, surpassing 20 million views in just one week.

The brothers have since been embraced stateside with their US TV debut on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” a performance at the star-studded iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, sharing the bill with heavy hitters like Sir Paul McCartney, Justin Timberlake and Drake.

Ylvis returns to the states this week to take on New York with appearances scheduled on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” tonight and a live-on-the-plaza performance at NBC’s “Today” show Friday.

Now on Warner Bros. Records stateside, “The Fox” is currently climbing Billboard’s Hot 100, making it to the Top Ten in four weeks. They’re currently at No. 8. The song is also burning up the iTunes charts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fox-what-does-fox-say-single/id720919619 ) where it currently sits at No. 14.

Currently the brothers have more videos online from their popular show – many of them in English and all of them hilarious. Some gaining traction include “Stonehenge” and “Work It” which balance their musical ability with their sharp comedic talent. Most recently a “train horn prank” from their Norwegian show was highlighted on The Huffington Post.

Ylvis began their career in 2000 on stage in Bergen, Norway where they debuted “Ylvis – A Cabaret”. The show was a success and they toured it extensively around Norway. In 2003 they premiered “Ylvis – A Concert” to rave reviews and sold out houses across the country. “Ylvis III” hit the stages across Norway in 2007 and broadcasters took notice. They appeared in a handful of Norwegian radio and TV series until the launch of the “Ylvis 4” live show in January 2011. Following the success of “4”, Vegard and Bard launched their TV Series “Tonight with Ylvis” on TV Norge in the fall of 2011.

Posted on October 11, 2013 | Read All

Macklam Feldman Management to partner with Stageway for North American representation of YouTube Sensations YLVIS

Macklam Feldman Management to partner with Stageway
for North American representation of YouTube Sensations YLVIS

Vancouver, BC – With the phenomenal growth of the internet hit “What Does the Fox Say?” Norwegian comedy duo, Ylvis and Stageway have partnered with Steve Macklam and Sam Feldman of Macklam Feldman Management for North American representation.

“We are very excited to partner with our friends at Stageway in Norway and look forward to working with Ylvis on what is fast becoming one of the most extraordinary break-out stories of the year.” – Steve Macklam and Sam Feldman.

“We are thrilled to work alongside Steve and Sam as we introduce Ylvis to North America. Over the years Macklam Feldman Management and Stageway have worked together on several projects, in North America as well as Europe, and this time – as always – we believe we’ll hit the bulls-eye. “ – Jorgen Thue and Arne Svare

Ylvis is a comedy duo based in Bergen, Norway made up of brothers Bård and Vegard Ylvisåker. Currently they host their own talk show on TV Norge called “I kveld med Ylvis”. “What Does the Fox Say” was created as promo for the season 3 premiere of the show and was uploaded to YouTube on September 3, 2013. Since then the clip has exceeded all expectations by quickly racking up millions of views on YouTube in the first week alone.

Posted on September 11, 2013 | Read All

Ry Cooder – Live in San Francisco

Nonesuch / Perro Verde Records release Ry Cooder’s first live record in more than 30 years, Live in San Francisco, on September 10, 2013. Recorded in 2011 during a special two-night engagement at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall, the album includes 12 songs and was produced by Cooder. The Corridos Famosos band includes Joachim Cooder on drums; Robert Francis on bass; vocalists Terry Evans, Arnold McCuller, and Juliette Commagere; Flaco Jimenez on accordion; and the ten-piece Mexican brass band La Banda Juvenil.

Live in San Francisco is available to pre-order on vinyl and CD in the Nonesuch Store with an instant download of the track “Lord Tell Me Why,” as well as a download of the complete album available on release day; preview the full track below. The vinyl edition includes the complete album on two 140-gram LPs with a CD in the sleeve.

Live in San Francisco includes original songs and interpretations of other material ranging across Cooder’s entire career, from classics like “Boomer’s Story” and “Dark End of the Street” to more recent originals such as “Lord Tell Me Why” and “El Corrido de Jesse James,” with a detour for Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs’ “Wooly Bully” and Lead Belly’s “Goodnight Irene.” Cooder’s only previous live album was the 1977 release Show Time, on which Evans and Jimenez were also featured. Show Time was also recorded at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall.

 

 

Posted on July 23, 2013 | Read All

Elvis Costello & The Roots ‘Wise Up Ghost’

SEPTEMBER 17TH RELEASE ON BLUE NOTE RECORDS

May 29th, 2013 – New York, NY – Elvis Costello and The Roots have announced today that a collaborative album entitled Wise Up Ghost will be exclusively released by Blue Note Records on Tuesday September 17th  2013.

The existence of the record was first revealed by ?uestlove as an aside during an interview with Billboard Magazine in January. A small number of test pressings were distributed as white labels on Record Store Day on the 20th of April but the full release will follow later in the year.
Elvis Costello & The Roots

Photo credit: Tamara Weber
* To download high-res photo, please click here *

Most of the sessions took place in secret at Feliz Habitat Studios in the dead of night, while others were in plain sight at Costello’s Hookery Crookery Studios. Elvis described the record as “the shortest distance between here and there” and containing “both rhythm and what is read”. Ahmir says, “It’s a moody, brooding affair, cathartic rhythms and dissonant lullabies. I went stark and dark on the music, Elvis went HAM on some ole Ezra Pound shit.”

The solitary star announcing vacancy burnt out as we arrived

They’d throw us back across the border if they knew that we survived

It promises to be one of the most unexpected and surprising releases of 2013.

In addition to the fabulous Roots crew and friends, the record features a guest vocal appearance on “Cinco Minutos Con Vos” from La Marisoul, lead singer of the Los Angeles group, La Santa Cecilia.

The album was produced by longtime Roots associate, Steven Mandel together with Elvis Costello, and Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson.

About Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello began working as a professional musician 35 years ago, shortly after the release of his first album, “My Aim Is True”. He has made more than 27 studio records, three live albums and numerous guest appearances on stage, studio and screen as well as working as a record producer, bit-part actor and composing music for television drama and dance performance. He has toured the world with The Attractions, The Imposters and the pianist, Steve Nieve, performing with symphony and jazz orchestras as well as in solo performance. His catalogue of songs includes collaborations with Paul McCartney, Allen Toussaint and Burt Bacharach with whom he won a Grammy for “I Still Have That Other Girl” from their 1998 collaboration, Painted From Memory. Costello’s songs have been recorded by George Jones, Chet Baker, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield and Robert Wyatt. Elvis Costello and The Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. In the same year he was awarded ASCAP’s prestigious Founder’s Award. His last record was 2010s National Ransom, produced by T-Bone Burnett. Between 2008 and 2010, Costello was the host of twenty episodes of the interview and music show, “Spectacle” on the Sundance Channel.

About Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson

Drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, author and member of The Roots – Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, is the unmistakable heartbeat of Philadelphia’s most influential hip-hop group. He is also the Musical Director for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon where his beloved Roots crew serves as the house band. The musician’s indisputable reputation has also landed him musical directing positions with everyone from D’Angelo to Eminem to Jay-Z. In addition, the artist will release his first memoir, Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to ?uestlove, on June 18th.

About The Roots

Formed in 1987, in Philadelphia, PA, the legendary Roots Crew, consists of Black Thought (MC), Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson (drums), Kamal Gray (electronic keyboards), F. Knuckles (percussion), Captain Kirk Douglas (electronic guitar), Damon Bryson (sousaphone) and James Poyser (electronic keyboard). Having previously released twelve projects, The Roots have become one of the best known and most respected hip-hop acts in the business, winning four Grammys, including “Best R&B Album” for Wake Up!, “Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance” for “Hang in There” (with John Legend) and “Best Group or Duo R&B Vocal Performance” forShine.” The ensemble was most recently nominated for “Best Rap Album” for the 2011 release of undun. This brings the band’s GRAMMY nomination count to twelve. Additionally, The Roots have also become the faces of Philly’s “Fourth of July Jam,” an annual concert held during the Fourth of July with the biggest names in music, and “The Roots Picnic,” a yearly star-studded mix of musicians, that has become a celebrated institution during awards season. Recently The Roots were named one of the greatest live bands around by Rolling Stone, became the official house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon where they currently perform every Monday- Friday.

For more information please visit www.elviscostello.com & www.theroots.com

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Posted on June 5, 2013 | Read All

Sarah McLachlan Signs with Sam Feldman for Worldwide Management Representation

Sarah McLachlan has signed with Sam Feldman of Macklam Feldman Management for worldwide management representation.

A multiple Grammy and JUNO Award-winner, Sarah McLachlan is celebrated as one of the most influential singer-songwriters of the past two decades. McLachlan has sold in excess of 40 million albums worldwide and became a force in championing female artists with the inception of the groundbreaking touring festival, Lilith Fair. McLachlan was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada by the Governor General in recognition of her successful recording career as well as for her role in Lilith Fair and the many charitable donations made to women’s charities across Canada. She was also honored with the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Visionary Award for advancing the careers of women in music on the 150th Anniversary of the first women’s rights convention. Continue reading 

Posted on February 28, 2013 | Read All

Bette Midler Signs with Management Team

World renowned artist Bette Midler has signed with a new management team.

Ms. Midler has brought together an experienced team that includes Sam Feldman, David Steinberg, and Larry Brezner to represent her diverse talents.

Sam Feldman is a partner in Macklam Feldman Management, a division of A & F Music Ltd., that represents James Taylor, Diana Krall and Elvis Costello, among others.

Steinberg and Brezner are partners at MBST Entertainment Inc, a division of Core Media Group. Their firm represents Robin Williams and Billy Crystal, among others. Continue reading 

Posted on February 18, 2013 | Read All

DR. JOHN SIGNS WITH NEW MANAGEMENT TEAM

Six-time Grammy Award-winner and legendary New Orleans singer-songwriter, Dr. John, has recently signed with Sam Feldman and Michael Gorfaine for exclusive management representation.

Sam Feldman is a partner in Macklam Feldman Management, a division of A&F Music Ltd. that represents artists such as Diana Krall, Elvis Costello, Bette Midler, The Chieftains and James Taylor*, among others.

Michael Gorfaine is a partner in The Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency and represents world-renowned composers, including John Williams, James Newton Howard and Randy Newman.  *Sam and Michael also provide exclusive management representation for James Taylor. Continue reading 

Posted on February 18, 2013 | Read All

CHRISTI THOMPSON JOINS MACKLAM FELDMAN MANAGEMENT

Effective immediately, Christi Thompson joins Macklam Feldman Management (MFM) as an Artist Manager.  Thompson currently manages Xavier Rudd, who joins the MFM roster under Thompson’s division, Thompson Management, a division of Macklam Feldman Management.

Sam Feldman says, “Christi’s experience in management, label and publicity makes her a welcome addition to the team at MFM.  It’s an added bonus that she brings the exceptional Australian artist Xavier Rudd to our roster. ”

Enthuses Steve Macklam, “We’ve had the pleasure of watching Christi grow Thompson Management over the years and her continued success with Xavier speaks for itself.  We are thrilled Christi is joining the MFM team.”

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Posted on August 24, 2011 | Read All

“Elvis Costello in a gem of a show at the Pageant”

stltoday.com: Daniel Durchholz: July 3rd, 2011

Costello interpolated songs like Sonny Boy Williamson’s “Help Me,” and Them’s “I Can Only Give You Everything” into his own tunes, creating something new along the way. The technique was never more effective than when he began Bob Dylan and the Band’s apocalyptic “This Wheel’s on Fire,” then moved into his own impassioned post-Katrina plea for New Orleans, “The River in Reverse.”
It was a powerful but sobering moment in a concert that otherwise offered nearly three hours of hilarity, musicality and unabated joy.

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Posted on July 4, 2011 | Read All