MUSIC NEWS: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MULTI-PLATINUM BAND THE SCRIPT TO RELEASE ALBUM ‘NO SOUND WITHOUT SILENCE’ ON SEPTEMBER 30; FIRST SINGLE HITS RADIO TODAY

Celebrated, multi-platinum Dublin rockers The Script kick off their much anticipated album launch for No Sound Without Silence – due out nationwide on September 30th – with the release of the first single, "Superheroes," which hits U.S. radio today.  "Superheroes" will be available digitally on July 29th.
 
The three-man group, which has been called 'Ireland's biggest band since U2,' announced their forthcoming plans in an exclusive Google Hangout, hosted in London and joined by thousands of fans from around the world.
 
The Script's fourth album, No Sound Without Silence, picks up where their acclaimed 2012 album, #3 left off, a riveting effort which flaunted the single "Hall Of Fame," among other songs, a globally-embraced #1 single with over 5 million sales, 133 million Youtube views, and over 100 million Spotify plays."

The group concluded a hugely successful worldwide touring cycle on behalf of the album late in 2013, quickly re-entering the studio to work on their highly anticipated fourth album, with the new single "Superheroes," emerging as one of the first songs written.  Inspired by one of their many sold out stadium shows in the U.S., the entire album captures the band's larger-than-life enthusiasm for their craft.

Among other songs on their new album are "No Good In Goodbye," "The Energy Never Dies," and "Man On A Wire," all of which the band briefly previewed during their Google get-together.  "This album is all about trying to bottle that energy when we come off stage," says front-man, singer/songwriter Danny O' Donoghue,  "as well as that contemplative space between notes."

The Script - Danny O'Donoghue, Mark Sheehan, and Glen Plower - released their eponymous debut album in 2008, and achieved hard-earned, worldwide success. The single "Breakeven," went to #1 on the US charts after a record-setting, near-year-long ascent, and the album went on to double-platinum sales. It was followed by Science and Faith in 2010, which debuted at #1 in the UK and Ireland. Their much-heralded #3 world tour spanned 11 months, and saw them play sold out arena shows in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.  The Script has sold more than 20 million records, with all 3 offerings achieving multi-platinum status throughout the world.
 
The pseudo-video for "Superheroes" will be released on Vevo and youtube today, with the official video for the album's first single to be unveiled in early August. smarturl.it/superheroespseudo
 
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COMEDY NEWS: Comedy Dynamics launches July 29 on Hulu, giving access to the largest independent stand-up archive in existence

New Wave Entertainment will launch its new comedy channel, Comedy Dynamics on Hulu. The channel will be available to stream beginning July 29th on the free, ad-supported Hulu and Hulu Plus subscription service.

Comedy Dynamics offers behind-the-scenes access to the largest independent stand-up comedy database in existence and spans across the last four decades of comedy. Comedy Dynamics' credit list is a "who's who" of top comedians: Jim Gaffigan, Aziz Ansari, Katt Williams, Marc Maron, Dennis Miller, Bill Burr, Bo Burnham, Mike Birbiglia, Doug Stanhope, Kathleen Madigan, and Craig Ferguson, who states, "I love working with the people at New Wave Entertainment. They're intelligent, funny and smell like my Grandma's bathroom."

Additionally, comedy fans will have access to renowned and classic stand-up specials from the '70s, '80s, and '90s through Comedy Dynamics Classics. Dubbed the "Marquee Edition for stand- up", it curates performances from iconic comedians that shaped the comedy landscape, such as Richard Jeni and Roseanne Barr.

Since its launch, Comedy Dynamics has produced over 90 comedy specials, released more than 125 albums, and earned 2 Grammy nominations. With Comedy Dynamics' growing library, weekly viewers are able to continually catch up with their favorite comedians and discover the next big thing in the world of comedy.

"As the largest producer of high end stand-up comedy in the US, we wanted to seek out a partner that had the reach and respect we feel our artists deserve. Hulu was the obvious choice," stated Comedy Dynamics President, Brian Volk-Weiss.

Realizing the oncoming digital revolution would mean more opportunities for comedy fans to watch their favorite artists on the go; Volk-Weiss founded Comedy Dynamics in 2008. The goal was to bring the best of the comedy community's established names and up and coming talent (Moshe Kasher and Tom Segura are two examples of artists whose first specials were released by Dynamics) to all screens big and small, across America. To that point, fans of comedy have come to discover and enjoy artists in clip form as much as long form. Comedy Dynamics is launching with the greatest collection of top quality comedy clips covering any subject one could think of, from bathroom urinal art to a mom that tries to move in with her kid after he's left for college.


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MUSIC NEWS: The Smiths Guitarist Johnny Marr Announces 2nd Solo Album

Johnny Marr has announced the release date for his second solo effort 'Playland,' which is set for October 7th via Warner Music Group and available for pre-order now on iTunes and Amazon. Last year, the legendary guitarist for The Smiths enjoyed a monumental start to his solo career with an abundance of critical acclaim (included the honor of being named as NME's Godlike Genius) for his Top 10 debut solo album 'The Messenger.' Meanwhile, his shows were celebrated for his ability to combine the best of his new material with select highlights from The Smiths, plus others from his extensive back catalogue.

Johnny Marr's upwards trajectory continues unabated with the release of 'Playland.' Work on the album commenced in London in spring 2014 as soon as the year of touring in support of 'The Messenger' came to a close. It finds Marr continuing the creative connection that was forged on 'The Messenger' with collaborator and co-producer Doviak, as well as the other musicians who performed on the album and accompanying tour.

As Johnny states, "When 'The Messenger' came out I kept on writing. I liked that the band had a momentum going on tour and a connection with the audience, and I thought that energy would be good to capture on the new record."

Written around a common theme of "songs that move at the speed of life," 'Playland' captures much of the spirit that made 'The Messenger' so memorable with energetic, post-punk songwriting complemented by Johnny Marr's characteristic guitar style, thought-provoking lyrical ideas and poised vocal phrasing. "It's important to sound like your environment and on this record that's London and Manchester," he adds. "The feeling of the cities and the people make it into the music."

The title 'Playland' is inspired by 'Homo ludens,' a 1938 book by the highly influential Dutch cultural theorist Johan Huizinga, which explores the concept of play as a precursor and principal element of cultural development.

One of Marr's favorite performances of 2014 to date came when he performed at the premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in New York. His contributions to the film's soundtrack (scored by Hans Zimmer) included a songwriting collaboration with Pharrell Williams, while he also performed the closing credits theme song "It's On Again" with Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Johnny toured extensively in support of 'The Messenger' with highlights including three sold-out shows in Manchester; major London dates at The Roundhouse and the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire; as well as festival appearances including Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds and T in the Park. His next UK headline tour includes his largest London solo headline show to date at the O2 Academy Brixton and also features a homecoming show at the O2 Apollo Manchester.

'Playland' track listing:

Back In The Box
Easy Money
Dynamo
Candidate
25 Hours
The Trap
Playland
Speak Out Reach Out
Boys Get Straight
This Tension
Little King

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