Warner Bros. Records, in Association with b inTune Media, Returns to Park City for "Where Music Meets Film" (WMMF) 2009 for an Evening of Special Acoustic Performances

Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:44pm EST

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BURBANK, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Where Music Meets Film 2009 will take place in Park City, Utah on Wednesday
evening, January 21, 2009, at Tatou in the Harry O's complex during the Sundance
Film Festival. Warner Bros., Nonesuch and Sire Records will host an all Acoustic
evening featuring sets by such emerging artists as Tyler Hilton, Sara Watkins
and Evan Taubenfeld. This year's event will be hosted in association with b
inTune Media (www.bintune.com) and sponsored by A Lot To Say
(www.alottosay.com). Proceeds from the event will benefit The b inTune
Foundation Group, the non-profit arm of b inTune Media. The b inTune Foundation
Group is dedicated to improving the quality of life in communities throughout
the world through educational excellence in music and the arts. 

B inTune Media is comprised of various media properties that provide a unique
commercial and social vehicle for reaching and impacting the youth audience.
Through its nationally syndicated network of weekly TV programs supported by all
the major network groups including ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX, b inTune's reach
extends to over 130 markets throughout the United States, as well as over 50,000
middle and high schools nationwide. The shows are broadcast to over 200 million
homes and 50 countries worldwide. Artists that have been featured on the shows
include Chris Brown, Rhianna, Zarah, The Goo Goo Dolls, and Avril Lavigne. 

A Lot To Say is a lifestyle brand that celebrates and encourages one's voice to
be heard through the written word. Each piece in this environmentally respectful
clothing line gives a simple suggestion that any individual can do to facilitate
change - in our politics, on our planet, for our future. At A Lot To Say, they
believe, "If you think something, say it. If you believe something, say it. If
you want something, say it. Because saying it creates a new awareness, awareness
sparks new behavior, and new behavior inspires us all to be better. If we speak
out, others will act out. You have a lot to say, so never be afraid to say
it...or wear it...every day." A generous percentage of the company's profits are
given to a variety of environmental, social, and political causes around the

Where Music Meets Film, the brainchild of music industry veteran Art Ford, is an
evening of intimate performances where some of the music's hottest recording
artists go to mix it up with the world's leading independent filmmakers. Past
performers at this exclusive event, now in its third year, include Josh Groban,
Michelle Branch, Jason Mraz, and Joss Stone. With an audience chock full of
celebrities, filmmakers, and industry execs, the artists will be filmed
documentary-style throughout the day and evening and will air on b inTune. 

This year's event will feature an eclectic mix of soulful Americana, rootsy rock
& roll and modern pure pop: 

Tyler Hilton: 

With his sharp ear for memorable melodies, keen lyrical insights, and husky,
engaging voice, Tyler Hilton connected with people in a big way with his 2004
major-label debut, TheTracks Of Tyler Hilton. Hilton spent most of last year
writing songs for his next album in Nashville. Currently, he's back in Los
Angeles working on the album, to be released in spring 2009, and just wrapped up
a successful string of tour dates this past fall. Once again Tyler will perform
as well host the evening's program. 

Sara Watkins: 

Singer/songwriter/fiddle player Sara Watkins is best known as a founding member
of the Grammy Award-winning, critically acclaimed and platinum-selling band
Nickel Creek. Sara's self-titled debut solo album was recorded in Los Angeles
and Nashville and produced by former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones. Sara
Watkins features a wide range of colleagues and old friends, including
alt-country duo Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
keyboardist Benmont Tench, Elvis Costello drummer Pete Thomas; colleagues from
the bluegrass world like Tim O'Brien, Punch Brothers' Chris Eldridge, Ronnie
McCoury, and Rayna Gellert; and her Nickel Creek band mates Chris Thile and Sean
Watkins. Watkins wrote or co-wrote eight of the 14 songs on the record, which
also includes renditions of tracks by Jimmie Rodgers, Jon Brion, Norman Blake,
and Tom Waits. Nonesuch releases Sara Watkinson April 7, 2009. 

Evan Taubenfeld:

Evan is a gifted songwriter, musician and vocalist and has built an impressive
resume for himself while still in his early 20's. He is best known for being
Avril Lavigne's lead guitarist from spring 2002 to September 2004. He has also
co-written songs on Avril's Under My Skin and The Best Damn Thing albums. These
songs included "Don't Tell Me", "Freak Out" and "Take Me Away". He was also
featured as a drummer in Avril's 2007 video "Girlfriend" Evan's debut record for
Sire/Warner Bros. Records will be released in early 2009 and will feature the
key track "Boy Meets Girl." Expect 2009 to be a huge year for Evan Taubenfeld. 

Sound check/ Rehearsal for all artists performing at WMMF will take place on the
afternoon of Wednesday, January 21st. 

Warner Bros. Records
Alycia Kozak, 212-707-3249
Rick Gershon, 818-953-3473

Copyright Business Wire 2009


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