MUSIC NEWS: NICK JONAS TAKES THE STAGE WITH HILTON@PLAY

Overworked and underplayed. As the world pushes playtime farther away from its priorities, Hilton Worldwide (NSE: HLT) continues to inspire travelers to reclaim fun with its recently launched Hilton@PLAY campaign. And today, superstar Nick Jonas announces he will join in the movement as the next artist to perform as part of the Hilton@PLAY concerts. The show is set for April 22, 2015, at Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.
 
The Dallas concert follows GRAMMY® winner Paramore's performance at Conrad New York, which kicked off the concert series last month. To attend the event, Hilton HHonors members are invited to visit HHonors.com/auctions and redeem Hilton HHonors points for the experiences.
 
"We created the Hilton@PLAY concerts to reward our most loyal guests, to welcome the artists' most passionate fans - and, most importantly, to make sure the experience is undeniably fun," said Jeff Diskin, executive vice president, commercial services, Hilton Worldwide. "Nick Jonas will be joining our list of select, A-list performers set to deliver playful, unforgettable experiences across the globe."
 
As part of the Hilton@PLAY initiative, Hilton and Live Nation are scheduling performances with some of the biggest names in music at Hilton locations throughout the world. Through the Official Hotel Partner relationship, Hilton benefits from Live Nation's fully integrated global music platform including concerts, VIP access, digital media, ticketing, content, and performance venues.
 
Nick Jonas is a multi-talented artist stepping out on his own after achieving worldwide fame with The Jonas Brothers. The GRAMMY®-nominated Jonas Brothers sold 20 million albums and toured the globe several times over before calling it quits in October 2013. Nick Jonas' self-titled solo debut came out last November on Island. The album features the hit single "Jealous" which reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his highest charting single in the United States to date.
 
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MUSIC NEWS: CHRISTINA PERRI ANNOUNCED AS SPECIAL GUEST ON ED SHEERAN’S FALL TOUR

Atlantic recording artist Christina Perri will hit the road this fall as the special guest on the second leg of Ed Sheeran's North American headline tour. The singer/songwriter will join her label mate Sheeran, kicking off September 3rd at Houston, Texas' BBVA Compass Stadium. Promoted by AEG Live & The Messina Group (TMG), the month-long trek will continue through September 23rd. Tickets for these shows go on sale starting on April 10. For more ticket information and tour updates, please visitwww.christinaperri.com/tour.
 
It has been quite a year for Christina Perri since the release of her acclaimed second album "HEAD OR HEART." In addition to high profile TV appearances, performances and live events, Perri has been on her biggest worldwide headline tour to date including sold out shows in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Christina also did a string of dates with OneRepublic as special guest on last summer's "Native Summer Tour" and joined forces with Demi Lovato for a run of dates on the North American leg of her blockbuster fall tour.
 
"Human," the acclaimed first single from "HEAD OR HEART," was certified RIAA platinum for sales now well in excess of 1 million. Hailed byBillboard as a "delicate alt-pop ballad that should delight supporters of (Perri's) breakthrough single 'Jar of Hearts,'"the track proved another colossal hit for Perri, lighting up the Top 10 at multi-format radio outlets nationwide, while also ascending to Top 10 status on the iTunes Store.In addition, the "Human" companion video – directed by Elliott Sellers (Jason Mraz, Young The Giant, Portugal. The Man) –was an online phenomenon, drawing more than 58 million views and counting at Perri's official YouTube channel www.youtube.com/user/lovemspenny. Additionally, the album features the singles "Burning Gold" and "The Words" not to mention the upbeat fan favorite, "Be My Forever," the duet that Christina did with Ed Sheeran, which can be heard here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awMQlSqI564can
 
Named iTunes' "Breakthrough Pop Artist of 2011,"Perri earned critical applause and an increasingly fervent fan following with her extraordinary debut, "lovestrong."Highlighted by the 4x-platinum certified smash, "Jar of Hearts," the album – produced by GRAMMY®-winning producer Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes, My Morning Jacket) – entered the SoundScan/Billboard 200 among the top 5 upon its initial 2011 release, while also proving an unqualified international sensation with top 5 success in Australia and Ireland as well as top 10 sales in Canada and the United Kingdom.
 
Perri followed "lovestrong." with the RIAA 4x-platinum certified hit single,"A Thousand Years," exclusively featured on Summit Entertainment/Chop Shop/Atlantic's"THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 & 2– ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACKS." The track was a multi-format radio favorite, with top 10 airplay at Hot AC and top 25 spins at CHR/Top 40 outlets nationwide.   
 
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MUSIC NEWS: STEEP CANYON RANGERS AND EDIE BRICKELL COLLABORATE ON “TEST OF TIME”

Grammy-winning bluegrass outfit Steep Canyon Rangers and vocalist and songwriter Edie Brickell and have collaborated on "Test of Time," a new single to benefit the Oskar Blues CAN'd Aid Foundation, which will be available via digital outlets on March 31st. Physical copies are available now at SteepCanyon.com.
 
Produced by Carl Jackson and co-written by Brickell and Rangers vocalist and guitarist Woody Platt, "Test of Time" is an intricate composition whose message of resilience is amplified by surprising, keenly executed shifts in tempo, meter, and feel. The soulful twinned lead vocals of Brickell and Platt, each alternating lead and harmony, embody the tenderness, warmth, and partnership of the lyric.
 
The song was born in 2014 as Brickell and the Steep Canyon Rangers, then on tour with musician and comedian Steve Martin, were traveling from Washington to British Columbia. "Edie climbed into the bus full of sweet bubbly energy," Platt recalled. "It was nice, as I was very flat and sad – it being the first Mother's Day since my mom died unexpectedly the year before. Edie, being a mother herself, was in such a bright mood it lifted my spirits in a big way. She was humming a fun melody and was determined to turn it into song. I joined her and together we worked on the song as the tour bus traveled in the belly of the ferry. By the time we hit shore in Canada, 'Test of Time' was done...we played it at the show that night."
 
"This song was hands-down one of my favorite musical experiences," Brickell adds, "from working it out with Woody on the Ferry with Steve listening and offering us his bounce, to recording with those talented Rangers in Nashville while Carl Jackson and engineer Luke Wooten created such great sounds and a fun-loving environment."
 
Brickell and the Steep Canyon Rangers recorded the song following a session with Steve Martin for a track on producer Carl Jackson's upcoming album Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited. "The guys asked me if I would consider producing a single with them and Edie Brickell," Jackson says. "Having the wonderful opportunity to also work with Edie was enticing enough, but after hearing the song they wanted to record, my excitement level went even higher."
 
Both Brickell and Seep Canyon Rangers are currently at work on new albums – the Rangers with producer and Dobro virtuoso Jerry Douglas; Brickell in a new collaboration with Steve Martin with Peter Asher at the helm.
 
Proceeds from the sales of "Test of Time" will benefit the Oskar Blues CAN'd Aid Foundation. "We're thrilled to have the Steep Canyon Rangers onboard as 'TUNES' ambassadors," the foundation stated, "and we appreciate Steep Canyon Rangers and Edie helping us spread the love and 'do-goodery' far and wide through the release of this single."  
 
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