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The Orchard Announces Lineup for 6th Annual “Ten Band One Cause” Pink Vinyl Campaign

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The Press Release:
The Orchard today is pleased to announce the 6th Annual “Ten Bands One Cause” pink vinyl campaign in support of Gilda’s Club NYC, a charity that provides free emotional and social support for cancer patients and their families.

This fall The Orchard and its label partners will release a run of limited edition pink vinyl albums from 10 participating artists –John Prine, Third Eye Blind, Spiritualized, Sunn O))), Amanda Palmer, Courtney Marie Andrews, Mark Lanegan, Saves The Day, Colter Wall and Lacuna Coil. The titles will be available for purchase from September 27-October 25 at vinyl-selling music retailers nationwide with proceeds benefitting Gilda’s Club NYC.
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Here’s The 2019 MTV VMA Nominations

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Hey there my friends, it seems as though we’ve arrived at the time of the nominations for the coveted MTV VMA (which is the Video Music Awards for those not in the aware). The show will air in late August and take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. I don’t follow the network and most of these artists based on my own musical interests but I am always happy to share these kinds of awards to our readership since their own interests do not always reflect my own. Take a look.

Video of the Year:
21 Savage: “a lot” [ft. J. Cole]
Billie Eilish: “bad guy”
Ariana Grande: thank u, next”
Jonas Brothers: “Sucker”
Lil Nas X: “Old Town Road (Remix)” [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus]
Taylor Swift: “You Need to Calm Down”

Artist of the Year:
Cardi B
Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande
Halsey
Jonas Brothers
Shawn Mendes
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2019 Emmy Awards Full Nominations List

Yesterday the nominations for the 71st Annual Emmy Awards were announced and I am happy to share the rundown with you all today. Take a peruse and see if any of your favorite programs or actors have made the running. Here we go.

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Outstanding Comedy Series:
Barry
Fleabag
The Good Place
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Russian Doll
Schitt’s Creek
Veep

Outstanding Drama Series:
Better Call Saul
Bodyguard
Game of Thrones
Killing Eve
Ozark
Pose
Succession
This Is Us

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Billy Porter, Pose
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us
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Here’s The 2019 ESPY Award Winners Rundown

The other day the winners of the 2019 ESPY Awards were announced and I am happy to share the rundown of those who won the Excellence In Sports Performance Yearly Award with you all. Speaking frankly, I’m not the biggest sports guy but I know that a lot of our readers are and they might want to know the full scoop. Enjoy.

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Best Team:
U.S. Women’s National Team, soccer (WINNER)
Boston Red Sox, MLB
Clemson Tigers, NCAA football
New England Patriots, NFL
Toronto Raptors, NBA
Baylor Bears, NCAA women’s basketball
Virginia Cavaliers, NCAA men’s basketball

Best Male Athlete:
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks (WINNER)
Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox
Brooks Koepka, Golf

Best Female Athlete:
Alex Morgan, USWNT (WINNER)
Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm
Simone Biles, Gymnast
Mikaela Shiffrin, US Skiing
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SiriusXM Unveils Major Upgrade to Streaming Experience

Subscribers to the SiriusXM satellite radio service will be super stoked about a number of massive upgrades that they have offered their audience. Dig into the full press release that we recently received.

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The Press Release:
SiriusXM announced today that 30 million subscribers now have access to the world’s best audio entertainment in more places than ever before. SiriusXM Select subscribers now join SiriusXM All Access, SiriusXM Essential Streaming and SiriusXM Premier Streaming subscribers with unlimited streaming access to the hundreds of SiriusXM music, sports, talk, news and entertainment channels, at no additional cost, outside the car on a phone, at home, and online.

With this new access to streaming, SiriusXM Select customers will also get access to over 100 recently launched Xtra Music Channels curated across genres and eras for any mood, occasion or activity. This coincides with an expanded preview of SiriusXM Video that unlocks more from SiriusXM’s On Demand Archive. Subscribers can see hundreds of videos including in-studio performances, behind-the-scenes moments, and more.

Subscribers to the SiriusXM All Access and SiriusXM Premier Streaming packages will now be able to create their own customized commercial-free music stations within the SiriusXM app. With the launch of these Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora, SiriusXM listeners can get a truly unique combination of rich music curation and industry-leading personalization not found in any other audio entertainment service. These Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora will employ Pandora’s unrivaled listener personalization technology, driven by its pioneering Music Genome Project. The Stations will draw from SiriusXM’s vast music library and be served through SiriusXM’s delivery infrastructure.
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