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
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 world. 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 Licensing/Marketing Alycia.firstname.lastname@example.org or Rick Gershon, 818-953-3473 Publicity email@example.com Copyright Business Wire 2009
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