save the date Sun City Superbowl Concert Sat 6 March 2010 ..Watch this space for more information

“Save The Date. Sun City Superbowl Concert at 8:00pm Saturday March 6th. Stay tuned for ticket information.”

Timothy Rockwood
Rock Creek Media, LLC
Producer, Princess of Africa
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iTunes Sales Drive $3 Million To Haiti Relief

iTunes Sales Drive $3 Million To Haiti Relief

Apple Inc. confirmed today that worldwide iTunes sales of the “Hope For Haiti Now” album, video, and individual performances have raised more than $3 million for the relief efforts, accounting for nearly all digital sales for the project.

As Billboard reported yesterday, the “Hope For Haiti Now” charity album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 171,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan, becoming the first digital-exclusive set to top the tally in its nearly 54-year history. That album, featuring performances culled from last Friday’s (Jan. 22) massive “Hope For Haiti Now” telethon, only reached digital distributors over the weekend, making its sales number all the more impressive. SoundScan’s sales tracking week ends at the close of business each Sunday, so “Hope for Haiti’s” brisk sales came from no more than two full days.

“Hope For Haiti Now” is setting iTunes chart records too: it’s the first project to simultaneously occupy the No. 1 spot on iTunes’ US album, song and TV charts.

On the Billboard songs charts, tracks from the superstar Hope for Haiti Now broadcast sell a cumulative 334,000 in less than two days of availability, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a sum likely to increase next week after a full seven days of sales.

Of the 19 available songs, “Stranded” by Jay-Z, Bono, The Edge & Rihanna (131,000) moves the most downloads, good enough for a No. 8 debut on Digital Songs and a No. 16 start on the Hot 100.

The only other track from the Haiti benefit to debut on the charts is “Hallelujah” by Justin Timberlake & Matt Morris featuring Charlie Sexton which sold 64,000 downloads and entered Hot Digital Songs at No. 24 and the Hot 100 at No. 48.

Watch Arno Carstens video – Dreamer tonight on All Acess tonight on M -NET (7.30PM -8.30PM )

Just a reminder to watch Arno Carstens new video “Dreamer” which debuts on All Access tonight, on M-Net between 19:30 – 20:30…

AC/DC: Iron Man 2 Album on Monday April 19, 2010

Los Angeles, CA. January 28, 2010 – Through a unique collaboration between Marvel Studios and Columbia Records, AC/DC’s music will be featured in Marvel Studios’ “IRON MAN 2,” the sequel to the 2008 blockbuster film. In addition, Columbia Records will release the album AC/DC: Iron Man 2 on Monday, April 19, 2010. AC/DC: Iron Man 2, features 15 classic AC/DC songs selected from ten of the band’s studio albums, ranging from 1976 to 2008. The complete track listing can be found below.

The film opens internationally beginning on April 28, 2010 and in the U.S. the film is scheduled for release on May 7, 2010.

The debut video from AC/DC: Iron Man 2 is the AC/DC’s classic album cut Shoot To Thrill,” which was filmed live last month in Buenos Aires during the band’s highly acclaimed Black Ice World Tour, the secondhighest grossing world tour of 2009 according to concert industry trade publication Pollstar. The video also incorporates exclusive footage from “IRON MAN 2” and debuts today worldwide. Check www.acdc.com and www.marvel.com for more information. “Shoot To Thrill” was originally recorded for the band’s 50-million selling album Back In Black, one of the best selling albums of all time.

“Jon Favreau’s vision and passion for AC/DC’s music blend seamlessly into this incredible film” said Steve Barnett, co-chairman of Columbia Records. “The music really underscores the high energy and excitement of the film.”

“Music is an integral part of the Tony Stark and Iron Man experience, and we are pleased that Columbia and AC/DC are taking part in the franchise’s phenomenon. Through this relationship, the band is delivering fans supercharged Iron Man branded music through all our combined consumer touch points, from the movie to retail outlets and even virally with the debut of the new video,” said Tim Connors, Chief Operating Officer, Marvel Studios.

Jon Favreau returns to direct “IRON MAN 2,” with Robert Downey Jr. reprising his starring role as the larger-than-life leading character, along with Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke and Samuel L. Jackson.

Based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero, “IRON MAN 2” continues the story of 2008’s box office smash hit “IRON MAN,” which grossed nearly $600 million worldwide, and was the first feature film produced independently by Marvel Studios. “IRON MAN 2” is being produced by Marvel Studios’ President, Kevin Feige.

AC/DC: Iron Man 2 Track Listing:

  1. Shoot to Thrill
  2. Rock ‘N’ Roll Damnation
  3. Guns for Hire
  4. Cold Hearted Man
  5. Back in Black
  6. Thunderstruck
  7. If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)
  8. Evil Walks
  9. T.N.T.
  10. Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be
  11. Have a Drink on Me
  12. The Razor’s Edge
  13. Let There Be Rock
  14. War Machine
  15. Highway to Hell

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via Marvel Comics). Marvel’s strategy is to leverage its franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world, including feature films, consumer products, toys, video games, animated television, direct-to-DVD and online. For more information visit www.marvel.com.

About Columbia Records

One of the most respected and successful record labels in the world, Columbia Records is home to established superstars and exciting new talent. Columbia Records is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment.

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

SARAH MCLACHLAN NEW SINGLE “ONE DREAM” one of my fav artists

SARAH MCLACHLAN RELEASES NEW SINGLE
“ONE DREAM”

SONG AND VIDEO WILL APPEAR AS PART OF NBC’S OLYMPIC CAMPAIGN

(New York – January 22, 2010) Grammy-winning singer/songwriter and Vancouver native Sarah McLachlan has written and recorded a new song, “One Dream,” to be used as a unique part of NBC’s marketing campaign for the Vancouver Winter Olympics beginning February 12. See the broadcast television premiere of Sarah McLachlan’s video for “One Dream” this Sunday, January 24 at 9/8c during the 2010 AT& T U.S. Figure Skating Championships on NBC.

Written in the spirit of the Olympics, “One Dream” is inspired by the athletes of the world as they strive to reach their Olympic goals. Reflecting on the 2010 Vancouver Olympics Games, McLachlan remarks, “I am thrilled to be a part of the Olympics celebration. The games will provide the perfect opportunity to share with the world the hometown I love!”

Check out the new video HERE

“One Dream” is now available for sale at all digital retailers.

About Sarah McLachlan:

Since joining Arista two decades ago, every one of Sarah McLachlan’s studio and live albums and videos have been certified gold, platinum, or multi-platinum by the RIAA, starting with Touch (1988) and Solace (1991), both gold sellers.

Her 1994 breakthrough, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (triple-platinum) was followed by the digitally enhanced multimedia version of The Freedom Sessions (1995, gold). Sarah’s landmark fifth album, the 8x-platinum Surfacing (1997), contained two Grammy Award-winning tracks, as “Building a Mystery” won for Best Female Pop Vocal, and “Last Dance” was voted Best Pop Instrumental. 1999’s triple-platinum Mirrorball, and its platinum long-form video counterpart, were both culled from that year’s Lilith Fair tour, and spun off Sarah’s third Grammy-winning performance, as “I Will Remember You” won for Best Female Pop Vocal. The double-platinum Afterglow followed in 2003, and received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album, while its opening track, “Fallen” was nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal. 2007’s Wintersong, was the #1 best seller on the Holiday Album charts that year, was nominated for a Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, and was certified Platinum, marking her 15th release to be certified gold, platinum, or multi-platinum by the RIAA.

Sarah also co-founded Lilith Fair, the historic all women touring festival that ran from 1997-1999 and became one of the highest grossing touring festivals in the world, with over 1.5 million fans in attendance and over $10 million dollars raised for national and local charities. The tour is set to be resurrected in the summer of 2010. Other artists announced so far include Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige, Metric, Tegan and Sara, and more.

SarahMcLachlan.com

LilithFair.com

BARGAINS GALORE AT CAVENDISH SUMMER SALE

Cavendish Square’s Summer Sale 2010 is expected to attract thousands of shoppers, on the ultimate bargain hunt. The sale runs from 28 to 31 January 2010.

Cavendish is expecting a very good turn out at this year’s Summer Sale. Many people appear to have curbed excessive spending over the festive season, saving their hard-earned cash for the January sales. Others still, just make a day of it, grabbing some lunch and strolling the mall in search of the ultimate bargains.

Many people buy higher end designer goods, as the discount on some of these labels is incredible – and people still demand high quality, even in an economic downturn.

Shoppers enjoy the one-stop shop element of Cavendish Square, which is known for the widest range of sales, all in one place. Almost all of Cavendish’s retailers will be participating in the sale this year, so there will be brilliant bargains aplenty. There will be huge price cuts across the board in men’s, ladies and children’s fashions, audiovisual and electrical, accessories, jewellery, homeware and beauty.

For more information on Cavendish Square Summer Sale visit our website on www.cavendish.co.za . Log on today and find out how to join the Cavendish VIPs and win your share of R150 000 in prizes.

Released by Carol van der Spuy on behalf of Cavendish Square

Phone: 076 359 3286

Will.i.am, Slash Remix The Who’s ‘My Generation’ For Haiti Charity Single

Will.i.am, Slash Remix The Who’s ‘My Generation’ For Haiti Charity Single

A fresh remix of The Who‘s “My Generation” is coming to raise money for Haitian earthquake relief.

The Black Eyed Peas‘ will.i.am. tells Billboard.com that he was commissioned to remix the iconic 1965 rock anthem, which will air during the Super Bowl XLIV broadcast on Feb. 7 — where the Who is performing at halftime — and then go on sale via iTunes. “It’s the Who, their song, and then I altered the lyric to fit my generation now and then have Slash on it,” will.i.am says. “It was awesome. I loved that song way before this even came up, and talking to Pete Townshend on the phone is like, ‘What?! I’m talking to Pete Townshend on the phone?!’ That was awesome, being able to just hear their advice and everything. Those guys are just awesome.”

The “My Generation” remix will be part of a big month for will.i.am and company as the Peas head to the Grammy Awards, where they’re up for six trophies, including Album of the Year for “The E.N.D.” and Record of the Year for “I Gotta Feeling.” will.i.am won’t hazard a guess on how many they’ll win, however; “I don’t want to jinx it,” he says with a laugh.

The group is also gearing up for the Feb. 14 launch of a world tour that will stretch into the spring of 2011. “We’re turning the whole arena into a club,” he says. “It’s like futuristic partying on stage — robots and androids and funky beats, crazy lights and lasers, crazy costumes, subwoofers, like just bass in yo’ face!…AEG’s doing this tour with us, and when they came to see the (rehearsal) they were like, ‘Wow, you guys got more stuff than Michael (Jackson), so that felt pretty good.” He says the set list will encompass everything, including earlier hits such as “Let’s Get Started,” “Where is the Love” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry.”

will.i.am says all of the shows will be recorded and show on his Dipdive Internet platform. He also hints that some new Peas music may surface during the course of the tour. “We’ve got some tricks up our sleeves for something as early as June,” he says, noting that it will be a recording but declining to specify further because “I just don’t want the group to get mad at me. I’d rather say it as a group.”

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