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Farm Aid

Farm Aid

Benefit Concert

Farm Aid's mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews host an annual concert to raise funds to support Farm Aid's work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family farm food. Since 1985, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised more than $50 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.

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Farm Aid

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Michael Franti and Spearhead

Michael Franti & Spearhead

Band

Few artists are able to successfully combine as many musical genres as Michael Franti & Spearhead. Hip hop, reggae, soul, funk, rock - the band pulls exotic rhythms from world music and synthesizes them into something local and familiar. Since their first album, Home, Franti & Spearhead have embedded powerful, politically charged lyrics into their music. They are advocates for human rights, environmentalism, and global peace, and have earned high praise for keeping the message as important as the melody. Recently the band has fine-tuned a pop-folk sound for the wildly successful album The Sound of Sunshine and are regularly playing to packed houses in support of their eighth album release, All People.

 

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ACLU of Southern California

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Stephan Jenkins

Stephan Jenkins

Third Eye Blind

Stephan Jenkins is best known for his work as the lead vocalist and guitar player for Third Eye Blind, one of the most successful alternative bands of all-time. The band has sold over 10 million albums and in 1997, they won the Billboard Music Award for Modern Rock Track of the Year with their hit single "Semi-Charmed Life." Stephan is now in the studio with Third Eye Blind currently recording their fifth studio album.

Stephan Supports

Tipping Point

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Bob Weir and RatDog

Bob Weir & RatDog

Rock Band

The Grateful Dead live on through Bob Weir & RatDog. Not only does the psychedelic supergroup boast legendary guitarist (and one of the Dead's founding members) Bob Weir, but they've spent nearly twenty years jamming with some of the best talent in music. Despite releasing only one studio album, 2000’s “Evening Moods,” Bob Weir & RatDog have earned critical acclaim by leading the way to preserve the Dead's musical legacy. Frequently joined by guest musicians, they continue to be one of the best live bands in music.

Bob Weir & RatDog Supports

Music Heals International

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Marc Anthony

Marc Anthony

Producer, Singer, Songwriter, Fashion Designer

Marc Anthony is the undisputed king of salsa. With two Grammys, five Latin Grammys, an incredible 23 Billboard Latin Music Awards, and over 12 millions albums sold worldwide, the Puerto Rican-American singer is easily the most successful artist in the history of tropical salsa music. His talent doesn’t stop there – Marc is also an accomplished actor, producer, fashion designer, and philanthropist. In 2012 he founded Maestro Cares, a non-profit organization established to benefit homeless and neglected children in developing Latin American countries.

Marc Supports

Maestro Cares

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Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts

Band

No band has sculpted modern American country music more than Rascal Flatts. With signature vocal harmonies, grand orchestral arrangements, and heartfelt ballads about love, loss, and life, the Nashville rockers turn out pop country hits almost faster than the charts can handle them. Since forming in 1999 the band has released seven albums, all of them certified platinum or higher, winning countless country music awards and becoming one of the most commercially successful bands of the last decade. 

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ACLU of Southern California

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Rise Above Fest

Rise Above Fest

Concert

The Rise Above Fest is a cause worth rocking for. Started in 2012 by South African rock band Seether, the annual music festival brings together some of the best bands in metal and heavy rock to benefit Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE). Last year the event raised nearly $50,000 for SAVE, whose mission is to raise awareness about suicide and mental illness. Now in its third year, the Rise Above Fest returns to Darling’s Waterfront in Bangor, Maine on May 9th with headliners Godsmack, Seether, Slash, and Papa Roach.

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SAVE

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New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block

Pop Band

With more than 80 million albums sold and almost 30 years spent touring around the world, New Kids on the Block have set the standard for how to make it as a boy band. The group’s smooth ballads, danceable love songs, and electric live performances propelled them to superstardom in the early ‘90s, turning their albums “Hangin’ Tough” and “Step By Step” into classics of the decade. Now the Kids are back and ready to prove they still have the “Right Stuff.” NKOTB will join Paula Abdul and Boys II Men for the Total Package summer tour, which kicks off in Columbus, OH on May 12th.

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The American Red Cross - Get Prepared California!

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Music Heals International

Music Heals International

Music Heals International Supports

Music Heals International

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Fifth Harmony

Fifth Harmony

Music Group

The women of Fifth Harmony found success in perfect unison. The unstoppable pop quintet took the second season of Fox’s “X Factor" by storm, finishing in third place and landing a record deal with Simon Cowell himself. Last year, Ally Brooke Hernandez, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane Hansen, Camila Cabello, and Lauren Jauregui charted with hits like “Bo$$” and “Sledgehammer.” After winning MTV's Artist to Watch award at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, the band debuted their first studio album, Reflection, in February 2015.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California

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Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney

Artist

One of country music’s most successful artists, Kenny Chesney worked his way up from Nashville’s honky tonk bars to the top of the charts, releasing 16 studio albums, 14 of which have been certified gold. Beginning with his album “Me and You,” the Knoxville-born singer and songwriter has recorded more than 40 top 10 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs and sold more than 30 millions albums. In 2005 he received the first of four consecutive Entertainer of the Year awards from the Academy of Country Music Awards. Among his numerous charitable efforts, Kenny is a regular performer at Farm Aid, an organization that supports family farms.

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Youth Mentoring Connection - Miles of Music 5k Run

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American Music Awards

American Music Awards

The American Music Awards are home to the award season’s hottest stars and most epic musical performances. Created by Dick Clark in 1973, the AMAs have helped anoint the new kings and queens of the American music industry and set the standard for award show entertainment. 

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Various Charities

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Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw

Musician

As one of the most successful singers in modern music, Tim McGraw has been a staple atop the country music charts for the last 20 years. He has 25 number one singles -- including the super hit "Live Like You Were Dying" -- three Grammys, almost two dozen country music awards, and over 40 million album sales. His Soul2Soul II Tour with wife Faith Hill is the highest grossing tour in country music history (and the fifth highest grossing tour ever). McGraw has built a second career as an actor, appearing in films like The Blind Side, Friday Night Lights, and Country Strong. In January he released the song "Lookin' for That Girl," the first single off his upcoming 13th studio album.

Tim Supports

ACLU of Southern California

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R5

R5

Band

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to describe the rise of pop rock family band R5 as meteoric. In 2013, the group’s first album, “Louder,” scored a top 30 debut on the Billboard 200 charts. This year, they hit the road for a worldwide tour to promote that album and have been regularly playing to packed houses of screaming fans. The Disney Channel's Austin and Ally star Ross Lynch fronts the group, which is composed of his siblings – Riker, Rydel, Rocky – and their good friend Ellington Ratcliff. With adorable good looks, legions of devoted fans, and acting deals, the talented young band continues to hit the right formula for pop rock success.

R5 Supports

Ronald McDonald House + The Gray Foundation

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Pitbull

Pitbull

Singer

The son of first-generation Cuban immigrants, Miami rapper Pitbull developed his lyrical flair influenced by Miami bass music and the words of revolutionary poet José Martí. In 2002, he received the attention of crunk rapper Lil Jon, who went on to produce Pitbull’s debut album “M.I.A.M.I.” Once the track “Oye” appeared in the film “2 Fast 2 Furious,” audiences en masse took note of the suave, white-suit-clad rapper. Mr. Worldwide has since sold five million albums and 60 million singles and scored No. 1 hits in more than 15 countries. He continues to match his talents with numerous collaborators among them Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias, Ne-Yo, and Kesha.

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Various Charities

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Billy Joel

Billy Joel

Singer, Songwriter

The accolades for Billy Joel began in 1973, when he wrote the hit song “Piano Man” and began a career for the ages. In all, Billy wrote 33 Top 40 hits and won six Grammy awards while selling over 150 million records, the third most of any musical act in the United States. With a library that includes timeless classics such as “She’s Always a Woman,” “New York State of Mind” and “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me,” Billy was an easy selection for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

Singer, Songwriter

Justin Bieber is a peerless pop phenomenon. With millions of social media followers, numerous number-one albums, billions of views on YouTube, and 15+ million albums sold, Justin’s success to date would amount to a legendary career for any entertainer, and yet he is only 21 years old. The Canadian singer’s meteoric rise to stardom began when he was discovered on YouTube and quickly signed to R&B singer Usher’s music label. He has since become a global brand and surely the gold-standard by which young pop artists are measured.

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Various Charities

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Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez

Singer, Actress

After a successful guest appearance on the hit Disney Channel show "Hannah Montana," Selena Gomez became the star of her own show in 2007 as the lead in "Wizards of Waverly Place." In 2009, Selena released her debut album "Kiss and Tell," which featured “Naturally,” the first of her six consecutive platinum singles. She moved away from music to focus on her acting career, appearing in such films as "The Muppets," "Hotel Transylvania," and "Spring Breakers." 

Selena Gomez Supports

Various Charities

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Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato

Singer, Actress

Multi-platinum singer, songwriter, actress, and model, Demi Lovato debuted as a child star on “Barney & Friends” before obtaining teen fame in the Disney Channel TV movie “Camp Rock.” This was followed by the release of her first album, “Don’t Forget,” which debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200. By 2011 Demi had quickly outgrown her mouse ears. She showed off a more mature sound on her third album “Unbroken.” Its lead single "Skyscraper" became her first platinum song. In October 2016 Demi released her fifth studio album, “Confident,” to critical and commercial success. A dynamic performer with powerful pop vocals, Demi has headlined several tours, most recently the international Demi World Tour. 

Demi Lovato Supports

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California

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Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley

Country Music Artist

One of the best-selling country music artists of all time, Brad Paisley has been on the top of the charts for over 15 years. Starting with his 1999 debut album “Who Needs Pictures,” the country great is admired for his guitar playing and personality — this crooner is funny, real, and deep. His first five records went platinum and he has 13 number one country singles. After three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, and 12 million albums sold, Brad continues to light up the radio. His most recent album, “Moonshine in the Trunk,” became his eighth number one record on Billboard '​s Top Country Albums chart.

Brad Supports

Ryan Seacrest Foundation

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Neil Young

Neil Young

Singer, Songwriter

Rock ‘n’ roll genius Neil Young is largely regarded as one of the most influential guitarists and songwriters of all time. For almost 50 years, the Canadian native’s blend of folk, country, rock, and grunge has kept fans captivated, making him a chart-topping rock hero. His songs are full of intimate confessions and passionate stories, which have helped hits like “Old Man” and “Harvest Moon” transcend generations. Neil has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame not once, but twice – first as a solo artist, and a few years later as a member of Buffalo Springfield. An outspoken environmentalist and activist, Neil co-founded the Farm Aid concert in 1985 to advocate for the welfare of small farmers.

Neil Supports

Farm Aid

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Twenty One Pilots

Twenty One Pilots

Band

The fact that Twenty One Pilots defy simple description is a testament to their incredible songwriting abilities. Making use of synthesizers as much as dancy drum beats and harmonized vocal backings, the band can drift from poetic pop ballads to rap in the blink of an eye, making them true innovators of new forms of sound. Since forming in Columbus, Ohio in 2009, the band has released four full-length albums, the last of which, "Blurryface," was released in 2015 to critical and commercial success. They are currently on a coast-to-coast tour of the US.

Twenty One Pilots Support

The American Red Cross - Get Prepared California!

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Backstreet Boys

Backstreet Boys

Boy Band

The Backstreet Boys may have grown up, but the pop quintet continues to find new fans with the smooth harmonies and romantic ballads that made them the best selling boy band of all time. Formed amid the teen idol craze of the mid-90s, BSB quickly rose above the rest with a string of top ten hits like "As Long As You Love Me," "Larger Than Life," and "I Want It That Way." 1999's Millenium, the classic R&B album that defined sing-along pop for a generation, is certified 13x Platinum, making it one of the best selling albums of all time. Now, 20 years and 130 million album sales later, Backstreet's back for you to catch them live on tour. 

The Backstreet Boys Support

The American Red Cross - Get Prepared California!

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Maroon 5

Maroon 5

Band

Maroon 5 has reached a stratosphere of success that few other bands ever have. The Los Angeles-based Grammy Award-winning band consists of frontman Adam Levine of NBC's The Voice, guitarist James Valentine, bassist Mickey Madden, drummer/percussionist Matt Flynn, and keyboardist PJ Morton. They've sold more than 10 million albums in the United States alone and over 31 million digital singles worldwide, over 14 million of which came from their mega-hit single "Moves Like Jagger." Maroon 5's fifth studio album, V, released in August of 2014, builds on the group's staggering momentum.

Maroon 5 Supports

Various Charities

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Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

Singer, Rapper

The New York Times once described Nicki Minaj as “the most influential female rapper of all time” and there are surely few critics who would dare to disagree. Nicki is an unmistakable talent and expresses her colorful persona as much through her exotic fashion as through her rapid-fire lyrics. She has sold over 5 million albums, appeared as a judge on the twelfth season of American Idol, and became the first female artist – in any category – to have seven singles on the Billboard 100 chart simultaneously.
OneRepublic

OneRepublic

Band

OneRepublic makes rock anthems and piano-backed ballads that fill stadiums around the world. The band's breakout single "Apologize", off their 2007 debut album Dreaming Out Loud, went platinum five times over and peaked at number one globally, spending eight consecutive weeks on the Billboard Pop 100 chart. It ranks as one of the most successful songs of the decade. Native, the band's third studio album, was released last year to commercial and critical success. In September 2015, OneRepublic concluded their 40-city "Native Summer" tour. They were nominated for Favorite Band at the upcoming 2014 People's Choice Awards.

One Republic Supports

Good Life Foundation

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Carly Rae Jepsen

Carly Rae Jepsen

Carly Rae Jepsen’s 2012 single "Call Me Maybe" was more than just a hit song, it was an international cultural phenomenon. The track drew more than half-a-billion (yes, billion with a “B”) views on YouTube and inspired tribute videos from fans all over the world – including more than a few Olympic athletes. The Canadian singer has already scored her second certified platinum single with the release of “Good Time” which she produced with collaborator "Owl City". Her sustained success and delightfully disarming public persona have vaulted her into the elite echelons of pop music.

Carly Rae Jepsen Supports

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

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Cake

Cake

Alternative Rock Band

After 25 years of making music, Cake is still going the distance. Famous for their clever, deadpan lyrics and a wide array of musical genres, melding everything from mariachi to folk music, the Sacramento band set the standard for catchy alternative rock in the late ‘90s. And with nine of their singles appearing on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart between 1993 and 2011, their experiments in cheeky lyrics and styles have handsomely paid off. Cake’s most recent release, 2011’s “Showroom of Compassion,” debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200.

Cake Supports

Australian Childhood Foundation

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Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder

Singer, Songwriter

From child prodigy to Motown hit-maker to R&B legend, Stevie Wonder has had an incomparable influence on modern pop music. With more than 30 U.S. top ten hits, 22 Grammy Awards (the most ever awarded to a male solo artist) and over 100 million albums sold, he is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. His sunny pop and funk hits crossed radio genres for decades, and he is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished solo artists to ever step on stage. Recently, Stevie announced he will be embarking on the highly-anticipated Songs in the Key of Life Tour, his first US tour in over five years.

Dave Matthews Band

Dave Matthews Band

Band

Powered by a core of acclaimed musicians and a fan base that rivals any in the world, the Dave Matthews Band have led arguably the most successful career of any musical act in the 21st century. Starting with 1994's seminal album “Under the Table and Dreaming,” the rock and jazz fusion band has sold over 31 million records worldwide and is the only group to have six consecutive studio albums debut at #1. For fans, DMB's annual summer tours are legendary. Marked by breathtaking light shows and unheard renditions of classic hits, their shows highlight a band that lives for crafting a complete musical experience. 

Andy Grammer

Andy Grammer

Singer, Songwriter

Andy Grammer has come a long way since performing on the Santa Monica Promenade. The singer-songwriter broke out of the boardwalk and into the big time with his first single “Keep Your Head Up,” a soul-pop radio staple that pushed his self-titled debut album to the number-one spot on the Billboard's New Artist Chart. Last year Andy released his second album Magazines or Novels to the joy of his fans who love his upbeat tempos and feel-good melodies.

Andy Supports

The American Red Cross - Get Prepared California!

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Fitz and the Tantrums

Fitz and the Tantrums

Band

The genre-defining band Fitz and the Tantrums formed in Los Angeles in 2008 and have taken the music world by storm ever since. Band frontman and founder Michael Fitzpatrick (aka Fitz) describes their dance-inspiring sound as “soul-influenced indie pop.” The band played their first gig in Hollywood less than a week after forming and got their first bit of success in 2009 opening for bands such as Flogging Molly and Maroon 5. Now with hits such as “MoneyGrabber,” “Out of My League,” and “The Walker” under their belts, Fitz and the Tantrums will be have a featured spot in the 2015 Coachella lineup closing out the weekend on the Outdoor Stage.

Fitz and the Tantrums Supports

MusiCares

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Sammy Hagar

Sammy Hagar

Van Halen

With his wild flame of red hair, power metal guitar riffs and stadium-filling vocals, Sammy Hagar is one of the most recognizable musicians in rock ‘n’ roll. A professional journeyman, the Red Rocker has played in several of the biggest bands in music, first as the front man for 70’s heavy rock band Montrose. After a successful solo career, Sammy replaced David Lee Roth as the lead singer of Van Halen in 1985, and for the next ten years he lead what many describe as the greatest band in rock history. Outside of music, Sammy is also a celebrated philanthropist and entrepreneur.

Sammy Supports

Music Heals International

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Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson

Singer, Songwriter

Willie Nelson is one of the most recognized and prolific artists in music history. Considered one of the main figures of outlaw country, Willie started his career as a songwriter for stars like Patsy Cline, but the Texas native came into his own with hits such as "On the Road Again" and "Always on my Mind.” With 11 Grammy Awards and more than 60 albums under his belt, there’s no doubt that Willie is a country music icon, but he’s also an author, poet, actor, and activist. Partnering with Neil Young and John Mellencamp, Willie founded Farm Aid in 1985 in the hopes of assisting and raising funds for small farms across America.

Willie Supports

Farm Aid

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Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie

Singer, Songwriter

Lionel Richie is one of the best selling music artists of all time, and with good reason. From his early days as a member of the Motown group The Commodores, to his success as a solo R&B artist in the '80s and '90s, Richie's career includes 10 studio albums, 42 singles (five of them number one hits), two Grammys, an Academy Award, and legendary duets with the likes of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Kenny Rogers. He is also an accomplished actor and philanthropist, having raised millions for cancer awareness. Richie's most recent album, Tuskegee, peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200, solidifying his legacy as a paragon of pop music.

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The American Red Cross - Get Prepared California!

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Little Big Town

Little Big Town

Country Band

Powered by four tornado-strength voices, Little Big Town is an American country band with big city aspirations. Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, and Phillip Sweet — all original members of the band since it formed in 1998 — take turns singing in the sweetly harmonic quartet, presenting pop country fans with hits like “Bring It On Home,” “Little White Church,” and the Grammy Award-winning single “Pontoon.” Last October, Little Big Town’s sixth studio album, “Painkiller,” debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200. This summer the band will headline The Painkiller Tour with special guests Brett Eldredge & Brothers Osborne.

Little Big Town Support

ACLU of Southern California

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Coldplay

Coldplay

Band

Since forming in 1996, Coldplay has become one of the greatest bands of all time. Their universal songs about love and loss feature unforgettable piano chords and uplifting synths. Beginning with their breakout single “Yellow” in 2000, the band has achieved worldwide fame and critical success. Throughout their 20 year career, Coldplay have sold more than 80 million records worldwide and won 62 awards, including seven Grammys. The band members have been active supporters of various social and political causes and have donated their time to numerous benefit concerts. They are currently on tour for their seventh feature-length album, “A Head Full of Dreams.”

Coldplay Support

Keep a Child Alive

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Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars

Singer-Songwriter, Producer

While Bruno Mars has only been a solo artist since 2009, his musical roots reach deep into his days growing up in Hawaii, where he became famous for his impersonation of Elvis Presley. His 2010 debut album, Doo-Wops and Hooligans, earned Bruno six Grammy Award nominations and a win for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. His latest record, Unorthodox Jukebox, has reached the #1 spot in both the U.S. and U.K., solidifying him as one of music's brightest young stars. 

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Ryan Seacrest Foundation

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98 Degrees

98 Degrees

Music Group

Unlike many of their contemporaries, 98 Degrees was no cookie-cutter boy band. The group formed all on their own, with no label bigwig or record exec pulling the strings, and they personally wrote most of their own music. Consisting of singers Nick and Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre, and Jeff Timmons, the quartet first broke through in 1997 when they signed with Motown Records (a testament to the band’s R&B legitimacy) and soon delivered a successful self-titled debut album. The band’s second album, “98 Degrees and Rising,” solidified them as a leader in the pop-R&B sound of the early 2000s. Powered by massive hit singles like “Because of You” and “The Hardest Thing,” the album would go on to be certified 4x platinum. In 2012, 98 Degrees reunited for a one-time performance at the Mixtape Festival in Hershey, PA, which eventually led to a brand new album. This summer the boys will turn up the heat once again for the first ever MY2K Tour, with guests Ryan Cabrera, O-Town, and Dream.

 

Aaron Carter

Aaron Carter

Singer- Songwriter

Aaron Carter is a singer, actor, and dancer who became one of pop music’s most recognizable teen idols in the late ‘90s and early 2000s. Performing since he was just 7 years old, Aaron hit worldwide stardom after opening for his brother Nick Carter and The Backstreet Boys. His second album, “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It),” sold three million copies and was certified platinum three times over. In 2001, he followed up his success with “Oh Aaron,” which reached #7 on the Billboard 200. After several years of one-off performances, in 2015 Aaron announced he had begun work on his highly anticipated fifth studio album, “LØVË.”

Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert

Singer

As vocally gifted as he is dazzling to watch on stage, Adam Lambert used a boost from reality television to become an international pop sensation. In 2009 Adam finished as the runner-up on the eighth season of “American Idol.” His first studio album reached #3 on the Billboard 200. Adam’s explosive glam-rock anthems first drew comparisons with artists like Queen, David Bowie, and Led Zeppelin. But now the “Mad World” rocker is carving out a style that is all his own with his third album The Original High featuring the hit song "Ghost Town".

Adam Lambert Supports

Ronald McDonald House + The Gray Foundation

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Alan and Marilyn Bergman

Alan & Marilyn Bergman

Songwriters

Few American lyricists have experienced the sustained success of Alan and Marilyn Bergman. Married for over 60 years and writing music together for over 50, the duo has created themes to numerous acclaimed TV shows, musicals, and films. Their original compositions have been sung by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett, and Fred Astaire. Alan and Marilyn have won three Academy Awards for Best Original Song, including for 1974’s “The Way We Were" made famous by Barbra Streisand. It was ranked No. 8 on AFI's list of the top 100 greatest songs in American cinema. In 1980 they were inducted together into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame.

Alan & Marilyn Bergman Support

ACLU of Southern California

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Alexander Jean

Alexander Jean

Singer-Songwriter Duo

Alexander Jean is the moniker of BC Jean and Mark Ballas, a singer-songwriter duo from Los Angeles. The latter is a musician and two-time champion on “Dancing with the Stars,” and the former famously wrote Beyonce’s hit single “If I Were A Boy.” Together, Alexander Jean is making some of the most sincere music in pop today. The group recently released their debut EP “Head High,” which opened at number one on the iTunes chart. Their first single, the power pop ballad “Roses and Violets,” hit number one on the same chart and landed in the Top 20 on Billboard’s Hot 100 “Bubbling Under” chart. This summer they’ll wrap up their highly successful Head High tour.

All Star Jam

All-Star Jam

Concert

On July 18, 2015, over two dozen of rock’s most accomplished musicians gathered for one epic night of music. The All-Star Jam rocked the Redballs Rock And Roll Pizza in Los Angeles with performances from Bon Jovi guitarist Phil X, former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza, Ace Frehley drummer Matt Starr, original Anthrax vocalist Neil Turbin, Dennis DeYoung guitarist August Zadra, and more. Money was raised for the Rock Against MS Foundation, helping to provide daily care, quality of life needs, and emergency funding for people with multiple sclerosis.

ALT 98 7 Summer Camp Concert

ALT 98.7 Summer Camp Concert

Concert

The second annual ALT 98.7 Summer Camp Concert kicks off on August 5, 2016, at the world-famous Santa Monica Pier. Featuring the most talked-about new artists from indie rock to electronic, this year’s event brings together performances from The Naked and Famous, The Strumbellas, Lewis Del Mar, Bishop Briggs, JR JR, Declan McKenna, and Grace Mitchell.

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande

Singer, Actress

Few teen stars emerge from their early successes as self-driven and naturally gifted as Ariana Grande. After breaking out as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon show “Victorious” (and its spinoff “Sam & Cat”), Ariana found her calling as a pop diva. And what a voice it is — and when synced with her blend of electronic dance music and contemporary soul, they put fans into a dance frenzy. Last year Ariana’s second album, “My Everything,” spent 34 continuous weeks in the top ten of Billboard Hot 100 and had the most Top 10 singles of any artist in 2014.

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Youth Mentoring Connection - Miles of Music 5k Run

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Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand

Singer- Songwriter- Actress

One of the most influential artists of all time, Barbra Streisand used her theatrical talents and operatic voice to woo a global music audience hungry for something other than rock ‘n’ roll. She is a once-in-a-generation talent and one of only two artists in history to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony, and Peabody Award. Beginning with her 1963 self-titled album, she has released 50 studio records, nearly all of them with Columbia Records. She has starred in several notable films, including the 1968 romantic comedy classic “Funny Girl” as well as “Hello Dolly,” “A Star is Born,” and “The Prince of Tides.” This August, more than 50 years after her career began, Barbra will release the brand new album “Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway,” featuring duets with stars Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, and Jamie Foxx.

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Becky G

Becky G

Latin-Pop Singer

Becky G is a singer, actress, and rapper who turned her early success on YouTube into a Billboard-topping career in pop music. After gaining a devoted fan base online with remixes of songs from artists like Kanye and Justin Bieber, the Inglewood-born starlet connected with producer Dr. Luke to write her first Billboard Hot 100 entry, "Shower.” The pop-rap hit peaked at No. 1 on the US Heatseekers Chart and went certified double platinum. In 2015 Becky landed a role on Fox’s hit series “Empire” as Valentina, the vivacious lead singer of an all-girl group. In the fall of 2015, it was announced Becky would play the role of Trini, The Yellow Ranger, in a reboot film of “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.” Becky G’s debut album is expected to be released sometime in 2016.

 

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Ben Lee

Ben Lee

Singer- Songwriter

Ben Lee is an Australian singer-songwriter, musician, and actor, who has been performing since the age of 14. First with the band Noise Addict and then as a solo artist, Ben’s buoyant pop rock has evolved over several albums. His most successful record, 2005’s “Awake is the New Sleep,” went platinum twice over and featured a pair of Top 40 singles: "Gamble Everything for Love" and "Catch My Disease." In 2010 the album was listed at #93 in The 100 Best Australian Albums. This October Ben will release his highly anticipated 11th studio album "Freedom, Love & the Recuperation of the Human Mind.”

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BET Experience

BET Experience

Concert Event

The BET Experience is a four-day concert event featuring a jam-packed lineup of music’s hottest artists. Benefitting Heart of LA and the Ronald McDonald House, this year’s BETX will feature performances from Lil Wayne, Usher, 2 Chainz, Fetty Wap, A$AP Ferg, Ty Dolla $ign, and many more. There will also be a highly anticipated Free Fan Fest, Celebrity Basketball Game, live comedy from Katt Williams and Mike Epps, plus live Q&As with hip-hop titans. The 2016 BET Experience runs June 23-25 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Beyonce

Beyoncé

Performer

Her fans often say it’s Beyoncé’s world, and we’re just living in it. One of the best-selling artists of all time, Queen Bey has sold over 150 million records, first with her group Destiny’s Child and later as a solo performer. Her 2003 album “Dangerously in Love” achieved multi-platinum status, and it would be the first of six albums that has defined her pop music reign. After stealing the show with her cameo performance at Super Bowl 50, the hard-working diva surprised fans with the release of an under-wraps album “Lemonade” and the announcement of her Formation World Tour. Beyoncé is also a dedicated supporter of charitable organizations, including Oxfam, Feeding America, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and the Global Poverty Project.

Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath

Band

Black Sabbath is credited with creating heavy metal, according to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The success of their first two albums “Black Sabbath” and “Paranoid” marked a paradigm shift in the world of rock. Black Sabbath has sold over 70 million albums. In 2006 the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Black Sabbath reunited in 2013 to record a new studio album “13,” which gave them their first number-one ever. Black Sabbath is currently on their final tour entitled “The End.”  

 

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Brothers Osborne

Brothers Osborne

Band

Since debuting their single “Let's Go There” in 2013, The Brothers Osborne have injected a fresh blue-collar voice to Nashville's music scene. Their biggest hit so far has been the passionate ballad “Stay a Little Longer,” which reached number four on the U.S. Country chart and became one of the most popular songs of the summer. The brothers followed up their breakout hit with their first full-feature release “Pawn Shop” in early 2016, which was produced by legendary country music hitmaker Jay Joyce. Just a few months later The Brothers Osborne would stun the music world by winning Vocal Duo of the Year at the Country Music Awards.

Bruce Hornsby

Bruce Hornsby

Singer- Songwriter

Bruce Hornsby is a singer, songwriter, and studio musician who has quietly written some of contemporary pop’s most understated hits. His best-known song, the 1986 #1 hit “The Way It Is” introduced Bruce’s thoughtful storytelling to music fans and resonated with an unexpected audience. The single has since been covered by at least six rap artists, including Tupac Shakur and E-40. Combining elements of keyboard pop, jazz, folk, Motown, and rock, Bruce’s live performances are revered for their improvisation. He has won three Grammys, including Best New Artist in 1987. From 1990 to 1992, Bruce toured as an unofficial member of the Grateful Dead. On June 17, 2016, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers will release their album “Rehab Reunion.”

 

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Cage the Elephant

Cage the Elephant

Rock Band

Cage the Elephant can’t be tamed. The Kentucky-bred rock band plays an eclectic amalgam of classic rock, pop, punk, and blues. Their raucous performances often end with band members scattered among their fans. Singer Matthew Shultz and company came onto the scene in 2008 with their self-titled debut album, which was powered to gold status by the #1 alternative single “In One Ear” and the track "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked." Cage the Elephant’s subsequent albums found the band evolving their sound, incorporating influences from iconic grunge punk groups like Nirvana and The Pixies. This December, Cage the Elephant released their fourth album “Tell Me I’m Pretty,” produced by The Black Keys singer Dan Auerbach.

 

Cassadee Pope

Cassadee Pope

Singer- Songwriter

From pop punk singer to country music sweetheart, Cassadee Pope began singing as a teenager in West Palm Beach, Florida. Discovered by Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, she was the lead vocalist for pop rock band Hey Monday. In 2012, Cassadee launched a solo career with her self-titled solo debut EP. That same year she would become the very first female winner on the reality singing competition “The Voice.” In 2013 Cassadee released her debut country album, “Frame by Frame.” It peaked at number one on the Top Country Albums chart with 43,000 copies sold in its first week.

Charlie Puth

Charlie Puth

Singer-Songwriter

Charlie Puth began as a YouTube wunderkind, whose acoustic covers attracted the attention of superfan Ellen DeGeneres. In 2015, the Berklee College of Music graduate signed with Atlantic Records and released his debut single “Marvin Gaye,” which features guest vocals from Meghan Trainor. The doo-wop-inspired song topped charts in the UK and Australia and peaked at #21 on the Billboard Hot 100. Charlie also appeared on the “Furious 7” soundtrack with “See You Again,” a tribute to the late Paul Walker. In January, he released his debut album “Nine Track Mind.”

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ChristmasLand

ChristmasLand

Christmas Concert

ChristmasLand, now in its second year, is a two-day concert event hosted by KOST 103.5 in Downtown Los Angeles. Along with performances by top-40 artists, KOST 103.5 organizes a Holiday Street Festival that includes a Santa experience, ice skating rink, and carousel. This year’s show will be held at Microsoft Theater on December 5 and 6 with performances by Train, Pentatonix, Andy Grammer, Kim Walker-Smith and Jesus Culture, Michelle Williams, and more.

 

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Colbie Caillat

Colbie Caillat

Singer/Songwriter

In 2007, Colbie Caillat released her debut album, “Coco,” which included the hits “Bubbly” and “Realize.” Previously, she was MySpace’s most popular singer, receiving an astounding 14 million hits. She was immediately recognized for her talent and received the “Rising Star” award at the 2008 Billboard Music Awards. In 2009, her second album “Breakthrough” was nominated for a Grammy. In 2010, she won a Grammy for her Jason Mraz duet “Lucky.” In the same year she was nominated for her background vocals and writing on Taylor Swift's “Fearless” album. The daughter of Ken Caillat, the music producer of the legendary group Fleetwood Mac, music has always been in her blood.

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Conrad Sewell and Grace

Conrad Sewell & Grace

Singer-Songwriter Duo

Standing at the crossroads of electronic music, soul, and hip-hop is the Australian singer-songwriter duo Conrad Sewell and Grace. The Brisbane-born siblings are two of the hottest up-and-coming acts in music with entirely separate career trajectories. Conrad is best known for his vocals on Kygo's "Firestone," a top-ten hit in over 25 countries. At the 2015 ARIA Music Awards, he won Song of the Year for his hit single "Start Again." Grace, meanwhile, first turned heads with her dynamic cover of the 1963 Lesley Gore song "You Don't Own Me." Her debut album, produced by Puff Daddy and Quincy Jones, will be released in 2016.

 

Culture Club

Culture Club

Rockband

Boy George’s New Wave band, Culture Club played a leading role in the British pop explosion of the 1980s. With Boy George on vocals, Roy Hay on guitar, Mikey Craig on bass, and Jon Moss on drums, the band released a string of six top-ten singles in the U.S., including "Karma Chameleon," "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me," "I'll Tumble 4 Ya," and "Church of the Poison Mind." Their second album “Colour by Numbers” was ranked number 96 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Best Albums of the ‘80s. In all, the band has sold over 50 million records. On February 20, 2016, Boy George and Culture Club will headline the IHeart80s Party at the Forum in Los Angeles.

Dan and Shay

Dan + Shay

Country Duet

Singers of polished pop music with a country twist, Dan + Shay are a songwriting duo from Nashville. Their debut album “Where It All Started” (2014) supplied three Top 40 singles on the Hot Country Songs chart. This included the #1 hit “Nothin' Like You." After being nominated for Best Vocal Duo at last year’s Country Music Association Awards, Dan + Shay will hit the road this summer for their Where It All Began tour. Their second studio album “Obsessed” will be released on June 3, 2016.

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Dar Williams

Dar Williams

Singer

Dar Williams sings the kind of folk songs that have become rare in mainstream pop music. Drawing from personal experiences, her recordings are observant, poetic, and without a shred of insincerity. Perhaps that’s why The New Yorker has described her as "one of America’s very best singer-songwriters.” Beginning with her 1993 debut “Honesty Room,” Dar has released nine studio albums. She is also a progressive activist who has earned heavy praise for being an early champion of LGBT rights. Next year, Dar will embark on a highly anticipated cross-country tour in celebration of the 20th anniversary of her landmark album “Mortal City.”

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Darius Rucker

Darius Rucker

Country Singer

Whether he’s selling out stadiums as the lead singer of Hootie & the Blowfish or playing bars as a solo country artist, Darius Rucker has been a genre pioneer. As the frontman of Hootie & the Blowfish, Darius sold more than 21 million albums worldwide. The band’s debut record “Cracked Rear View Mirror” is the 16th-highest-selling album in history. Now the South Carolina native has embraced his country roots. His last four solo albums have all reached #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, spawning six #1 singles. In 2009, he became the first African-American person to win the New Artist Award from the Country Music Association. This March, Darius released his fifth studio album “Southern Style.”

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Daughtry

Daughtry

Band

When Chris Daughtry was voted out as a semifinalist on the fifth season of “American Idol,” the North Carolina native could not have known that it was a blessing in disguise. Soon Chris would form his own band Daughtry and score the best-selling album of 2007. Fans fell hard for Daughtry’s rock anthems and emotionally raw vocals. Their self-titled debut featured four Top 20 singles, including songs like “Home” and “It’s Not Over,” and became the fastest-selling debut rock album in Soundscan history. Four albums later the band is still churning out big arena-sized anthems. Their highly anticipated fifth studio album, as yet unnamed, is expected sometime next year.

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David Nail

David Nail

Singer- Songwriter

Over the course of three Top 20 albums, the Missouri-born country singer has combined the perceptiveness of an artful songwriter with powerful vocals. His efforts have resulted in seven entries on the Hot Country Songs chart, including the number-one singles "Let It Rain" (featuring Sarah Buxton) and "Whatever She's Got." The latter, a staple of pop country radio in the summer of 2013, was certified platinum after selling over one million copies. This July, David will release his highly anticipated fourth studio album, “Fighter.”

Desert Trip 2016

Desert Trip 2016

Concert

This October, six of the greatest artists in rock ‘n’ roll history will converge in the desert for an event promoted as “the concert of the century.” For two straight weekends, the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, will welcome performances from The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters, and The Who. With shows starting after sunset, each artist will play a full set, serving up three unforgettable nights of music. Desert Trip 2016 is the only place to see all of these iconic artists, all on the same stage, for a rock concert of a lifetime.

Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley

Singer- Songwriter

Dierks Bentley combined a love for bluegrass country with modern pop music to become one of country’s best-selling artists. After signing to Capitol Records in 2003, he released his self-titled debut album to critical and commercial success. His first single "What Was I Thinkin'" reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Eight albums and several hits later, Dierks continues to thrill fans with his crossover country and pop sound. His newest album “Black” was released in May 2016.

DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled

DJ

DJ Khaled is a radio host, producer, deejay, and record label executive. He has released eight studio albums, beginning with 2006’s “Listennn… the Album.” His influential presence in hip hop has resulted in frequent collaborations with stars like Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Pitbull, and John Legend. In 2009, DJ Khaled became the president of record label Def Jam South. His 2010 album “Victory” featured the single “All I Do Is Win,” the biggest hit of his career. The sports-ready anthem peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and has since been certified platinum three times over. In 2015 DJ Khaled released his eighth studio album “I Changed A Lot.”

DNCE

DNCE

Electro-Pop Group

After the Jonas Brothers went their separate ways in 2013, Joe Jonas formed the band DNCE, a boisterous electro-pop group with Jack Lawless, JinJoo Lee, and Cole Whittle. Their debut single, last year’s hit “Cake by the Ocean,” reached number nine on the Billboard Hot 100. They were also nominated for Favorite New Artist at the 2016 Kids' Choice Awards. Their brand new single “Toothbrush” features a buzz-worthy appearance by model Ashley Graham. This summer DNCE will join Selena Gomez on her much-anticipated Revival Tour.

Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello

Singer-Songwriter

Born Declan Patrick McManus and known to the world as Elvis Costello, the British musician is often considered one of the greatest pop music artists of the 20th century. Beginning with his debut album “My Aim Is True” in 1976, Elvis straddled the pub rock, punk, and new wave movements on his way to releasing 24 studio albums over the course of over 40 years in music. His first three albums, including landmark releases “This Year’s Model” and “Armed Forces,” all appeared on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In 2003 Elvis Costello and his band The Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Outside of music, he is dedicated to several humanitarian causes. He currently sits on the advisory board for the Jazz Foundation of America and has contributed to Amnesty International, Bridge School, and Feeding America.

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Garbage

Garbage

Band

Garbage is Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig. After forming in Madison, WI, Garbage released their self-titled debut album in 1995. The band's unique sound and provocative visual aesthetic, inspired massive worldwide attention and success. Their follow up album, Version 2.0, released in 1998, topped charts all over the world and garnered multiple Grammy Award nominations including Album Of The Year. Garbage went on to release two more albums: 2001's Beautiful Garbage and 2005's Bleed Like Me, the latter of which earned the band its highest chart position with a No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. After a 7-year hiatus, the band released their fifth studio album Not Your Kind of People in 2012 on their independent record label, Stunvolume. The album was named one of Rolling Stone magazine's Top 50 Albums of 2012 and was hailed as the "alternative to everything," by Pitchfork. Garbage has sold over 12 million albums worldwide and performed in over thirty-five countries. Last year the band celebrated its 20th anniversary with their Sold Out '20 Years Queer' world tour and the release of a special 20th anniversary edition of their debut album, re-mastered and featuring previously unreleased material. 

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Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks

Country Music Singer

With a flair for stadium performances and down-to-earth songwriting, Garth Brooks is credited with pushing country music into the pop mainstream. The Tulsa-born singer achieved international stardom in the early ‘90s with a string of wildly successful albums, six of which have sold at least 10 million copies each. His landmark 1990 album “No Fences,” with its rock-inspired twang on songs like “Friends in Low Places,” went platinum 17 times and is widely considered a forerunner to the current wave of pop country. With more than 136 million records sold, Garth is the best-selling solo artist in U.S. music history. In 1999 Garth founded the Teammates for Kids Foundation which provides financial aid to charities for children through sports programs.

Gary Clark Jr

Gary Clark Jr.

Musician

Is Gary Clark Jr. the future of rock ‘n’ roll? President Barack Obama believes so. That was his assessment of the young musician after hearing him play at the White House, and it’s a sentiment expressed by a growing number of fans. Born in Austin, Texas, Gary began playing the guitar at age 12, which quickly led to stage performances. Pretty soon his unique playing style and distinctive blend of rock, blues, soul, and R&B earned him praise from music legends from Buddy Guy to Jimmy Page to the Rolling Stones. In 2012, Gary’s major-label debut “Blak and Blu” peaked at number six on the Billboard 200, eventually earning him a Grammy for his song "Please Come Home.” In September, fresh off the festival circuit, Gary released his highly anticipated fourth album “The Story of Sonny Boy Slim.”

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Gavin DeGraw

Gavin DeGraw

Singer- Songwriter

Ever since he began singing and playing the piano at the age of 8, Gavin DeGraw knew he wanted to perform. The New York-born singer-songwriter has released several hit singles, first with the pop-rock song "I Don't Want to Be.” It climbed to number one on Billboard’s U.S. Pop Songs chart after being selected as the theme song for The CW’s teen drama “One Tree Hill.” Gavin’s most recent album “Make a Move” saw the artist experience a creative renaissance. Fans were delighted to first hear the galloping up-tempo rhythm of his Top 100 single “Best I Ever Had.” This fall, Gavin will join Grammy-nominated singer Andy Grammer for a cross-country co-headlining tour.
 

Good Charlotte

Good Charlotte

Alternative Rock Band

Good Charlotte’s exuberant pop punk made them one of the most important rock acts of the early 2000s. Formed by twin brothers Joel and Benji Madden while they were in high school, the band shot to fame in 2002 with their second album, “The Young and the Hopeless.” The album’s breakout single "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" topped both pop and rock charts around the globe, helping the album to achieve triple platinum certification. After ten million records sold and a hiatus that lasted nearly half a decade, Good Charlotte are reuniting for a brand new album. “Youth Authority,” the band’s much-anticipated sixth album, drops July 15, 2016.

Grace Potter

Grace Potter

Singer- Songwriter

Grace Potter has a ferocity that’s become a rarity in pop music. A singer-songwriter whose powerful vocals have been compared to Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin, Grace honed her heavy blues-rock sound first as the lead singer for Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and later as a solo artist. Her debut solo album “Midnight” was released on August 14, 2015. She has also collaborated with country music star Kenny Chesney, most notably on the Grammy nominated hit “You and Tequila.” Throughout her career, Grace has championed the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of her paternal grandfather's battle with the disease.

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Green Day

Green Day

Band

Formed in 1986, Green Day entered the punk scene in Berkeley, California, playing at 924 Gilman Street club, but it wasn’t until 1994 with their major label breakout debut “Dookie” that they transformed a new generation into raging punk fans. Featuring Billie Joe Armstrong on vocals and guitar, Mike Dirnt on bass and vocals, and Tre’ Cool on drums, the outfit is critically and commercially acclaimed, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide. In 2010, the trio brought their Grammy-winning record “American Idiot” to the stage. Over their career, Green Day has reaped in numerous accolades, including five Grammys and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. Their 12th album “Revolution Radio” was released on October 7, 2016.

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Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani

Singer- Songwriter

Gwen Stefani rose to prominence as the lead vocalist of the band No Doubt. Their breakthrough album “Tragic Kingdom” defined the ‘90s even as grunge dominated the airwaves. The singles "Don't Speak,” "Hey Baby,” and "It's My Life” introduced the mainstream to their unique ska-inflected pop. In 2004, Gwen released her debut solo album “Love. Angel. Music. Baby,” which inspired her clothing line by the same name. Over her music career, Gwen has sold over 30 million records and has won three Grammys. She was a judge on seasons nine and 11 of NBC’s “The Voice.” In March 2016, she released her third solo record “This Is What the Truth Feels Like.”

 

Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock

Jazz Musician

Long before he became a household name in jazz music, Herbie Hancock was a piano prodigy. The Chicago-born musician began playing at age seven, accompanied the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 11, and released his seminal first album “Takin' Off” for Blue Note Records at 22. He would soon be personally selected by Miles Davis to play the piano on the legendary trumpeter’s Second Great Quintet. Since then Herbie has released dozens of albums and hundreds of compositions, including jazz-funk staples like "Cantaloupe Island" and "Watermelon Man," and is widely credited with transforming the blues rhythm soundscape. He has won 14 Grammys, an Academy Award, and in 2013 he received Kennedy Center Honors from President Barack Obama.

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iHeart80s Party

iHeart80s Party

Concert

Slip into your hottest neon tights and put on a fresh coat of Aqua Net: the 1980s live on at the iHeart80s Party! An annual concert festival from iHeartRadio, the show brings together some of the decade’s biggest icons all on one stage. This year the party rolls into San Jose’s SAP Center with live performances from New Kids on the Block, Rick Astley, UB40, Colin Hay of Men At Work, Starship, Eddie Money, and Night Ranger. The show will be hosted by iconic MTV personality Martha Quinn, who helms the iHeart80s Radio's weekday morning show.  

iHeartCountry Festival

iHeartCountry Festival

Music Festival

The iHeartCountry Festival brings Country music’s most celebrated artists together on a single stage for an unforgettable experience. Broadcast radio group iHeartCountry is heard by nearly 100 million people on 140 broadcast radio stations across the country. Held right in the heart of Austin, this year’s iHeartCountry Festival boasts a stellar lineup featuring Florida Georgia Line, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Miranda Lambert, Lee Brice, Chris Young, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, and more. The 2016 iHeart Country Festival will be held at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, on April 30.

iHeartRadio Music Festival

iHeartRadio Music Festival

Music Festival

Since 2011, the iHeartRadio Music Festival has brought some of the biggest music acts to Las Vegas for a two-day concert unlike any other. Held at the T-Mobile Arena, right in the heart of The Strip, the festival features a main stage with internationally renowned bands and performers as well as an outdoor village presenting music’s hottest up and comers. This year’s main stage lineup is packed with headlining acts, including U2, Drake, Britney Spears, Sting, Usher, Ariana Grande, Pitbull, Florida Georgia Line, Tears for Fears, Cage The Elephant, and Twenty One Pilots. The 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival kicks off Saturday, September 24.

iHeartRadio Music Festival

iHeartRadio Music Festival

Music Festival

Since 2011, the iHeartRadio Music Festival has brought some of the biggest music acts to Las Vegas for a two-day concert. Held at the the MGM Grand Garden Arena in the heart of the famed Strip, the festival features a main stage with internationally renowned bands and performers as well as an outdoor village hosting music’s hottest up-and-comers. While the main stage performance lineup will be announced later this summer, the village lineup includes Sam Hunt, Panic! At The Disco, Alessia Cara, Troye Sivan, Hailee Steinfeld, Good Charlotte, Lissie, Cold War Kids, Daya, Cage the Elephant, Jeremih, and more. The 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival kicks off Saturday, September 24.

Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne

Singer-Songwriter

Jackson Browne is a singer-songwriter whose blend of folk rock, profound lyrics, and pop guitar melodies made him an iconic figure in the ‘70s and ‘80s. As an 18-year-old living in Greenwich Village in 1967, Jackson was heavily involved in the early days of New York City’s folk rock movement. He has since written and recorded several classic songs like "Running on Empty," "The Pretender," "Lawyers in Love", “Somebody’s Baby,” "Doctor My Eyes", and the Eagles’ hit "Take It Easy." He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2007. Jackson Browne is also known for his advocacy on behalf of the environment, human rights, and arts education. He is a co-founder of the groups Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) and Nukefree.org.

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Jake Owen

Jake Owen

Singer- Songwriter

Jake Owen mixes laid-back pop-rock vibes with a classic country sound. The Florida-born singer-songwriter found immediate success with the release of his debut album “Startin’ with Me” in 2006. The album featured three singles that charted on the Billboard Hot Country Songs, including the up-tempo party anthem “Yeehaw.” Jake’s newest album “American Love” finds the singer evolving to a more polished sound. Powered by the Top 10 single "American Country Love Song," the album is being praised for its nuanced storytelling and catchy hooks. This fall, Jake will hit the road in support of “American Love” on a cross-country tour of North America.

James Bay

James Bay

Singer-Songwriter

English singer-songwriter James Bay has captivated audiences with his soulful melodies. His debut album “Chaos and the Calm” reached number one on the UK charts and peaked at number 15 on the U.S. with the album’s first single “Hold Back the River” reaching platinum. The musician’s popularity is matched by critical acclaim: James won the Critics’ Choice Award at the 2015 Brit Awards and received three 2016 Grammy nominations. His ascent to stardom feels all the sweeter by his humble musical beginnings. Republic Records signed him after a rep noticed a fan-uploaded YouTube video of one of James’ open mic performances.  

James Taylor

James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

After more than four decades as America’s singer-songwriter laureate, James Taylor is regarded as one of the most important musician-poets of his generation. The folk rock icon achieved breakthrough success in the early ‘70s with confessional, unadorned songs about his personal struggles — an introspective style that would come to be a hallmark of the singer-songwriter movement. Since 1967 James has released 16 studio albums and sold more than 100 million records worldwide. The 1970 single “Fire and Rain,” his most popular song to date, was ranked number 227 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest songs of all time. James was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Last year, he released his first number-one album “Before This World.”

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Jana Kramer

Jana Kramer

Singer- Songwriter

A talented actress with a voice like honey, Jana Kramer began a successful career in television before topping the charts as a country music artist. After appearing on numerous television shows including “All My Children,” “CSI,” and “Friday Night Lights,” Jana scored her breakout role as Alex Dupre on The CW’s hit series “One Tree Hill.” In 2012, she released her debut song “Why Ya Wanna.” The single peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Last October, Jana hit the country airwaves once again with her second studio album “Thirty One.” The album’s lead single “I Got the Boy” landed on the New York Times list of Best Songs of 2015.

Jason Derulo

Jason Derulo

Singer-Songwriter

Jason Derulo was a prolific songwriter long before he became a solo R&B singer. The southern Florida-born star drafted hits for the likes of Lil Wayne, P. Diddy, and Cash Money Records’ co-founder Birdman. His first album “Jason Derulo” was released in early 2010 with the Billboard number-one single "Whatcha Say.” It would be the first of 11 career platinum singles, including “Talk Dirty,” “In My Head,” and the low-key booty ode “Wiggle” with Snoop Dogg. In all, Jason has sold over 50 million singles. In 2015 he served as a judge on the 12th season of “So You Think You Can Dance.” Later that year he released his fourth studio album “Everything is 4.”

Jason Flom

Jason Flom

Record Executive

With a preternatural gift for finding the next big sound, Jason Flom is a legend among music label executives. The former head of Atlantic Records is credited with discovering artists like Katy Perry, Jewel, and Hootie & the Blowfish. After founding Lava Records in 1995, Jason orchestrated a string of high-profile signings with major bands including Matchbox 20 and Kid Rock that turned Lava into a first destination for up-and-coming artists. Jason is also a leading philanthropist in the music business. He currently serves on the boards of several charitable organizations, including the Innocence Project, The Legal Action Center, and The Drug Policy Alliance.

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Jill Sobule

Jill Sobule

Singer- Songwriter

First on tongue-in-cheek pop hits and later with deeply introspective folk rock, Jill Sobule has proven herself to be a singer-songwriter of the highest order. Her 1995 self-titled album included the oft-banned single “I Kissed A Girl” as well as the satirical pop-rocker “Supermodel,” which was featured on the hit soundtrack of the film “Clueless.” In all, Jill has released eight studio albums. Many of these showcase a command of character development, irony, and emotive language that have earned her comparisons to songwriters such as Warren Zevon and Harry Nilsson. In 2014 Jill released “Dottie’s Charms,” a brand new collection of music written in collaboration with some of her favorite authors.

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Jingle Ball 2016

Jingle Ball 2016

Concert

Every year, iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball Tour brings the hottest acts in music together for one night in major cities across the country. This year is no different. Coming to a stadium arena near you, 2016’s lineup includes Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Diplo, Meghan Trainor, Backstreet Boys, Fifth Harmony, DNCE, Lukas Graham, Charlie Puth, Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, Tove Lo, and many more. See your favorite bands all on the same stage for an unforgettable holiday experience!

Joan Jett

Joan Jett

Singer- Songwriter

Joan Jett is a singer, guitarist, record producer, songwriter, and pioneer of female-led hard rock. In 1976 at just 14 years old, Joan and The Runaways released their self-titled debut album featuring the classic song “Cherry Bomb.” The punk prodigy showed off the band’s simple, stripped down heavy rock sound that she would maintain throughout her career. Her next band, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, would be even bigger. Their 1981 record “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” sold over 10 million copies. The title track, now a staple of classic rock radio, spent seven straight weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. As the founder of Blackheart Records, Joan became the first female artist to own and have direct control over an independent record company. She has produced albums for iconic riot grrrl bands like Bikini Kill and L7. In 2015 Joan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

 

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John 5

John 5

Guitarist

John William Lowery, otherwise known as John 5, is an accomplished guitarist who has worked with some of rock’s biggest stars. First as a session musician and later as a lead guitarist, John showcased a virtuosic guitar-playing that caught the attention of Kiss legend Paul Stanley. This quickly led to gigs, playing alongside artists like K.D. Lang, Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth, Meatloaf, and Rob Halford of Judas Priest. Beginning in 1998, John became the guitarist for Marilyn Manson, accompanying the controversial artist on several international tours. In 2005, he has served as a lead guitarist on multiple albums with cult rock singer Rob Zombie. As of 2014 John has released seven critically acclaimed solo instrumental records.

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John Doe

John Doe

Punk Rocker

John Doe is part of one of the last original punk bands, the Los Angeles-based X. While formed in 1977, they continue to tour, most recently with Blondie and Pearl Jam. In the ‘90s, John launched his solo career, shifting his sound from punk to country, and released eight full-length albums. Concurrently, he developed a prolific career as an actor and has appeared in over fifty films and television productions, including “Road House,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Boogie Nights,” and “Roswell.” John is also the author of memoir Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk, which was published in April of 2016. His most recent album “The Westerner” was also published that spring.

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John Mayer

John Mayer

In 2001, John Mayer released his debut full-length album “Room for Squares,” which achieved multi-platinum status and earned him a Grammy Award for the single "Your Body Is a Wonderland." Five records later, John has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. Since melting hearts as a sensitive balladeer, winning multiple Grammys, and sliding from acoustic singer-songwriter to blues-rock riffer, one thing remains constant throughout John Mayer’s career: deep down he’s just a guy with a guitar. He is currently traveling with Bob Weir and the remaining members of the Grateful Dead on their highly anticipated reunion tour.

John Wesley Harding

John Wesley Harding

Singer-Songwriter

John Wesley Harding (real name Wesley Stace) is an English singer-songwriter and author whose 18 studio albums have earned immense praised for their incisive lyrics, humor, and moving folk-pop melodies. He is also the host of the NYC variety show “Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders,” which the New Yorker called “one of the finest nights of entertainment this city has to offer.” In addition to his music, Wesley has written four bestselling novels. He has also taught at Princeton and Swarthmore Universities.

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JoJo Wright

JoJo Wright

DJ

JoJo Wright is a producer, actor, DJ, paranormal investigator, and radio host of KIIS FM’s “JoJo On The Radio,” one of the most popular radio programs in Los Angeles. JoJo can be heard Monday through Friday, 7pm-10pm, keeping listeners glued to 102.7 with the hottest new music as well as hit segments like “Stunt Team” and “9 at 9.” The show is currently syndicated in more than 60 markets around the country. In 2018, JoJo will celebrate 20 years at KIIS FM.

Judy Collins

Judy Collins

Singer-Songwriter

Judy Collins, affectionately known as "Judy Blue Eyes," is an American singer and songwriter who became prominent for her eclectic covers (which have included folk music, show tunes, pop music, rock ‘n’ roll, and standards). Her debut album “A Maid of Constant Sorrow” was released in 1961, but it was her cover of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now," the lead single from her 1967 album “Wildflowers,” that gave Judy international prominence and garnered her a Grammy. Eight years later she scored a mega-hit with Stephen Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns.” The wistful song stayed on Billboard’s Hot 100 for 27 nonconsecutive weeks in 1975 and won a Grammy for Song of the Year. In 2016 Judy released her 27th studio album “Silver Skies Blue” with singer-songwriter Ari Hest.

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Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves

Singer- Songwriter

Kacey Musgraves is a country singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. A talented musician, Kacey wrote her first song at the age of 8 and has been playing guitar since she was 12. In 2007 she finished in seventh place on the USA Network's singing competition “Nashville Star.” Her first two studio albums, “Same Trailer Different Park” (2013) and “Pageant Material” (2015), both debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Chart. This year Kacey will hit the road for her coast-to-coast “Country & Western Rhinestone Revue” tour.

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Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Singer

Katy Perry has quickly become one of the most iconic faces and musical acts in the indsutry. She burst on the scene with her 2008 singles, "I Kissed A Girl" and "Hot n Cold" and has since recorded songs with rappers Snoop Dogg and Juicy J. She is also known for her flashy costumes in her music videos and live performances. While Katy has been on a succesfful 2015 worldwide tour, her most memorable performance has to be her performance at the 2015 Super Bowl in Arizona.

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kd Lang

k.d. Lang

Singer- Songwriter

Beginning with her platinum-certified debut “Shadowland” in 1988, k.d. lang amassed a dedicated following of fans around the world. The Canadian singer-songwriter scored the biggest hit of her career with “Constant Craving,” a pop ballad off her second album “Ingenue.” It reached number two on Billboard’s adult contemporary chart in 1993 and won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. After 25 years as a solo artist, k.d. partnered with singers Neko Case and Laura Veirs to form case/lang/veirs, an alt-country supergroup. A longtime activist, k.d. continues to be a champion for gay rights, animal rights, and other social causes.

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Keith Urban

Keith Urban

Country Singer

He may be Australian by birth, but Keith Urban is downright Nashville in sound. The four-time Grammy winner debuted on US country radio waves as a session guitarist for headlining artists like Garth Brooks, Toby Keith, and the Dixie Chicks. After gaining prominence in the industry for his virtuoso guitar skills, Keith broke out on his own with a self-titled album in 1999, which earned him his first #1 single, "But for the Grace of God." Eight studio albums and 17 #1 singles later, Keith continues to meld pop rock and country music with chart-topping results. In 2006 he was named the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year. Now Keith can also be seen on TV as a vocal coach on the Australian version of “The Voice” and as a judge alongside Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. on “American Idol.”

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Kenny Loggins

Kenny Loggins

Singer- Songwriter

Kenny Loggins is a singer and guitarist whose soft rock hits and movie soundtracks were mainstays of Top 40 radio in the ‘80s and ‘90s. First as one half of the folk rock duo Loggins and Messina and later as a successful solo artist, Kenny has released 20 albums, several of which have gone platinum. His 1980 hit "What a Fool Believes," co-written with Michael McDonald, won the 1980 Grammy for Song of the Year. He would also contribute now-classic songs to numerous soundtracks, including “Danger Zone” from “Top Gun,” “I’m Alright” from “Caddyshack,” and the title track to “Footloose.” Kenny’s most recent release, the children’s album “All Join In,” debuted in 2009 on Walt Disney Records.

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KMEL Summer Jam

KMEL Summer Jam

Concert

For nearly 30 years, the KMEL Summer Jam concert festival has brought hip hop’s biggest acts together under one roof. From the early days with headliners like MC Hammer and Mariah Carey to current day lineups featuring hyphy, trap, and gangsta rap, the Summer Jam series is the Bay Area’s most anticipated hip-hop party. This year’s lineup will feature performances from Fetty Wap, YG, DJ Mustard, Rae Sremmurd, Yo Gotti, Kehlani, and more. The 2016 KMEL Summer Jam, presented by Bud Light, kicks off June 12 at Oracle Arena in Oakland.

Kyle Patrick

Kyle Patrick

Singer- Songwriter

Kyle Patrick is a singer, songwriter, and producer who entered the spotlight as the former lead singer of the pop rock band The Click Five. Sporting shaggy mop-top haircuts and sharp suits, The Click Five channeled The Beatles with a healthy dose of pop punk. Joining the band in 2007, Kyle helped steer The Click Five down a fresh alternative direction. With a brand new look and sound, they achieved surprise success in Asia, winning the “Knockout Award" at MTV Asia Awards 2008. Following the band’s breakup in 2011, Kyle embarked on a solo career. His second EP, “Kyle Patrick,” was released in 2012. He is currently producing and writing music out of his private studio in Brooklyn.

 

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Leon Bridges

Leon Bridges

Musician

Leon Bridges stormed the world of American gospel and soul with his 2015 debut album Coming Home. This singer-songwriter from Fort Worth, Texas first gained global recognition for his song “Coming Home,” listed as a Top 10 Most Viral Track on Spotify. Often compared to ‘60s legends like Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, Leon is reviving classic R&B to the delight of modern audiences. Most recently, you may have seen Leon performing his songs “Smooth Sailin’” and “River” as the featured musical guest on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”

 

Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen

A literary giant among pop dilettantes, Leonard Cohen was widely regarded as one of the most influential singer-songwriters of his generation. His enigmatic personality, prolific musical output, intelligent and contemplative lyrics, and existential melancholy earned him the nickname “godfather of gloom.” But throughout his 60-year career, which included 14 studio albums, several novels and books of poetry, painting, and even a long seclusion at a Buddhist monastery, Leonard remained the very embodiment of artistic creativity. He was a member of both the Rock and Roll and Songwriters Hall of Fame and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. On November 10, 2016, about a month after releasing "You Want It Darker," which would be his final album and the one he felt was his best record, Leonard passed away.

Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza

Music Festival

Lollapalooza is the alternative fan’s Woodstock. Founded by singer Perry Farrell in 1991 as a farewell concert for his band Jane’s Addiction, Lollapalooza features a mind-boggling lineup of artists ranging from alternative rock and heavy metal to hip hop and electronic dance music, as well as dance and comedy performances and craft booths. More than 160,000 people attend the festival annually. After touring the country as a mobile concert series in the early 2000s, Lollapalooza set down roots in Chicago, where it has remained since 2008. Late last year it was announced the event will expand to four days in celebration of the festival’s upcoming 25th anniversary. Headliners this year include Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, Lana Del Rey, and J. Cole. Lollapalooza 2016 kicks off on July 28 in Chicago’s Grant Park.

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Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams

Singer-Songwriter

Lucinda Williams’ music combines the rough with the smooth to produce an unforgettable sound filled with dark beauty and poetic detail. The Louisiana-born singer-songwriter is widely respected for her delta-infused style of country music. Her honeyed voice and bluesy guitar have evolved over the course of 12 studio albums, melding genres of rock, blues, country, folk, and spoken word. After receiving major praise from critics early in her career, Lucinda found commercial success with the release of her fifth album “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road” in 1998. The seminal record won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album and was ranked number 304 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. This February Lucinda released her latest album “The Ghosts of Highway 20.”

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Lukas Graham

Lukas Graham

Effortlessly blending pop, soul, and R&B, Lukas Graham is Denmark’s breakout act of 2016. The band, led by the powerful voice of singer Lukas Forchhammer, have been hometown heroes in Copenhagen since the release of their self-titled debut album in 2012. Its massive success attracted the attention of Warner Bros. Records who co-signed them just a year later. Lukas Graham’s highly-anticipated U.S. debut featured the hit pop-ballad “7 Years,” which peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. This was the highest position by a Danish act in over 50 years. In the fall of 2016, Lukas Graham will embark on their first-ever headlining tour of North America.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Hip Hop Duo

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are a Seattle-based hip-hop duo from Seattle, Washington. Their first single “Thrift Shop” released in 2013 became one of the greatest sleeper hits of all time. The frugality-advocating anthem has sold over ten million copies in the U.S. alone, making it one of the best-selling digital singles ever. In 2014, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won four Grammys, including Best New Artist and Best Rap Album (“The Heist”). The pair have also received critical acclaim for their social activism in the single “Same Love,” whose lyrics champion marriage equality for same-sex couples. On February 26, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will drop their highly anticipated second album “This Unruly Mess I've Made.”

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Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

Singer, Actress

Soaring on the strength of her preternatural vocal abilities, Mariah Carey dominated the pop charts throughout the ‘90s and early aughts. Her self-titled debut album became an instant classic with its mix of R&B ballads and dance hits like “Vision of Love,” “Love Takes Time,” and “Someday.” The album remained at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart for eleven consecutive weeks and was certified platinum nine times. She has scored 18 number-one singles, more than any other American solo artist, and has garnered several top awards including five Grammys and the World Music Awards' Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium. In 2012, Mariah was ranked second on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Women in Music.”

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Marky Ramone

Marky Ramone

Drummer

A musician whose credits include several of punk rock’s seminal albums, Marc Steven Bell better known as Marky Ramone played drums for the Ramones, recording and touring from 1978 to 1983 and again from 1993 to 1996. He played on 10 of the band’s studio albums and appeared in the rock comedy “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School.” He is the only surviving member of the Ramones inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Marky also played drums for pioneering New York City group Richard Hell & the Voidoids on their hugely influential first album “Blank Generation.” In 2015, Marky released his autobiography Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life As a Ramone.

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Marshall Crenshaw

Marshall Crenshaw

Singer

Marshall Crenshaw, who is best known for his Top 30 single “Someday, Someway,” is a singer, producer, and actor whose songcraft has earned him comparisons to everyone from Buddy Holly to Elvis Costello. His likeness to the former secured him the role as the ‘50s singer in the 1987 Ritchie Valens biopic “La Bamba.” Over his 35-year career in music, Marshall has produced 10 studio albums and has evolved his sound with every album. His most recent release came in 2015 with the EP “Grab the Next Train.” He is planning a cross-country tour in 2017.

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Maxwell

Maxwell

Singer- Songwriter

Exuding soul and undeniable charisma, Maxwell took the torch from legends like Marvin Gaye and Prince to become one of the ’90s most popular R&B artists. His debut album, “Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite,” is considered a masterpiece medley of funk, jazz, and R&B that opened the gates to a neo-soul resurgence. The album was named one of the year's 10 best by several publications including Rolling Stone, Time, and USA Today. Looking to further cement his legacy as an R&B auteur, Maxwell released his fifth studio album “blackSUMMERS'night” on July 1, 2016.

Meg Myers

Meg Myers

Singer- Songwriter

Originally from Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains, Meg Myers moved to Los Angeles in her early 20s, playing small venues and waiting tables until she was noticed by producer Andy Rosen, otherwise known as Doctor Rosen Rosen. Together they released Meg’s 2012 debut EP “Daughter in the Choir.” Critics and fans fell in love with her dark, intimate lyrics laid over hard rock riffs, which led to opening gigs for established bands including The Pixies and Alt-J. In 2015, Meg released her full-length debut album “Sorry,” featuring the single “Lemon Eyes.”

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Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge

Singer- Songwriter

Melissa Etheridge led the surge of female singer-songwriters in the ‘90s. A vocalist, guitarist, and breast cancer survivor, Melissa was born in Kansas before moving to Boston to attend the Berklee College of Music. Her 1988 self-titled debut album, featuring the Grammy nominated single “Bring Me Some Water” reached #22 on the Billboard 200. Melissa’s raspy vocals and confessional lyrics were made for her country-influenced rock, a pairing that she perfected on her breakthrough album “Yes I Am.” The album featured three Top 40 hits, including "I'm the Only One" and "Come to My Window,” the latter which earned her a second Grammy. Since coming out in 1993, Melissa has been an advocate of gay rights. She also supports the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the Family Equality Council, and the ACLU.

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Moby

Moby

Singer- Songwriter

Moby (Richard Melville Hall) is a DJ, singer-songwriter, music producer, and writer who is widely considered to be one of the most influential artists in electronic and dance music. His first hit single, the “Twin Peaks”-sampling “Go,” introduced listeners to Moby’s signature mash of house music, ‘90s breakbeat, and textured loops of classic soul. But it was his fifth album “Play” that made him into a techno icon. Released in 1999, the seminal record achieved platinum status in 20 countries and eventually sold over 12 million copies worldwide. In 2003 Rolling Stone ranked it No. 341 on its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Since then Moby has released eight studio albums, collaborating with and remixing work from artists like David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, and Metallica. In 2016 Moby released his autobiography, Porcelain: a Memoir.

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Nathan Sykes

Nathan Sykes

Singer- Songwriter

The Gloucester-born singer has been performing since he was just six years old. At 10 he earned the right to kiss Britney Spears after winning her Karaoke Kriminals competition. Following a lengthy auditioning process, Nathan joined The Wanted in 2009 as the youngest member of the British boy band. The quartet would go on to become one of the best-selling groups in pop, eventually starring in their own reality series “The Wanted Life.” After the band's hiatus in 2014, Nathan embarked on a solo career. In July, his debut single "Kiss Me Quick" reached number one on the U.S. Dance Club Songs chart.

OK Go

OK Go

Rock Band

OK Go are very clever at creating catchy pop songs. The LA-based quartet, consisting of singer Damian Kulash, bass player Tim Nordwind, drummer Dan Konopka, and keyboardist Andy Ross, self-released two EPs before signing to Capitol Records in 2001. The band’s second album, 2005’s “Oh No,” rose to number two on the iTunes Music Store album sales charts. It also introduced the world to OK Go’s epic music videos. From paint-filled airplane parties to ingeniously designed Rube Goldberg contraptions, the band’s choreographed videos are guaranteed viral hits. Their first video, a low-budget treadmill dance routine for the single “Here It Goes Again” has over 50 million views on YouTube.

 

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Olivia Holt

Olivia Holt

Singer-Actress

Olivia Holt is a singer and actress whose breakout role as Lindy Watson on the Disney Channel series “I Didn’t Do It” catapulted her to fame. Born in Tennessee, Olivia appeared in several commercials as a child actor before landing the role of Kim in Disney XD's martial arts comedy “Kickin' It.” In 2012 she played the lead in the Disney Channel original film “Girl vs. Monster.” After signing with Hollywood Records, Olivia released her debut single “Phoenix” on May 13. This fall Olivia will kick off her much anticipated “Rise of a Phoenix” tour in support of her brand new EP, “Olivia.”

Pat Carney

Pat Carney

Drummer

In 2001 Pat Carney and Dan Auerbach formed blues-rock band The Black Keys, releasing their debut album “The Big Come Up” less than a year later. The prolific duo followed up with seven full-length features, including the critically acclaimed “Attack & Release.” The band's latest album is “Turn Blue.” Pat has become an elder statesman in the indie music scene, supporting emerging artists and judging the 9th Annual Independent Music Awards. He has also produced records for Beaten Awake, Houseguest, and Churchbuilder. Pat is also the founder of Audio Eagle Records and is a member of Drummer, a side-project rock band.

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Paul Simon

Paul Simon

Singer-Songwriter

Over the course of 50 years in music, first as one half of folk-rock duo Simon & Garfunkel and later as a solo performer, Paul Simon has earned praise for his intelligent yet accessible songwriting and for introducing elements of world music to American listeners. His songs defined a generation and gave hope to people during the tumultuous ‘60s. Simon & Garfunkel often found themselves in the No. 1 spot on the U.S. singles charts with hits like "The Sound of Silence," "Mrs. Robinson," and "Bridge Over Troubled Water." After the duo split in 1970, Paul recorded a string of highly acclaimed solo albums, most notably 1986’s “Graceland.” Paul has earned 12 Grammys, including a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

 

Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam

Rock Band

Grunge would never have reached the heights it did without Pearl Jam. The Seattle rock band pushed the alt-rock sound to the top of mainstream charts with their 1991 debut album “Ten.” The critically lauded album has been certified 13 times platinum and was ranked #205 on Rolling Stone’s list of the Greatest Albums of All Time. Comprised of singer Eddie Vedder, guitarists Mike McCready and Stone Gossard, bass player Jeff Ament, and drummer Matt Cameron, the band released several landmark albums and became one of the most dominant musical forces of the ‘90s and aughts. Throughout their career Pearl Jam has been a major contributor to progressive causes. The band regularly performs benefits for charities, including Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross, and campaigns to combat world hunger.

 

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Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Rock Band

With punk attitudes and funk grooves, Red Hot Chili Peppers became an unstoppable rock success throughout the ‘90s and early aughts. Led by singer Anthony Kiedis, bass player Flea, and guitarist John Frusciante, the band’s wild and unpredictable live shows often performed in the buff created pre-Internet buzz that led to a huge following. RHCP released several now classic albums including “Blood Sugar Sex Magik" (1991) and “Californication” (1999). They became one of the best-selling bands of all time with over 80 million records sold worldwide and have been nominated for 16 Grammy Awards. In 2012, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Fans are looking forward to their eleventh studio album “The Getaway” on June 17, 2016.

 

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Robert Knight

Robert Knight

Robert Knight, who was one of the first photographers to shoot Jimi Hendrix, is one of music’s most sought-after photographers. Over a distinguished career that began in the late ‘60s, he has captured iconic images of Led Zeppelin, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Carlos Santana. Robert has published several books, including 50 Rock Guitarists (1995) and Led Zeppelin: The Photographers (1996). In 2009 Robert became the subject of the documentary film “Rock Prophet,” which chronicles his fascinating life as a renowned  photographer.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Foundation

For over 30 years the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation has honored the musicians that have defined the genre. Based in New York City, the Foundation was created in 1983 by Atlantic Records founder and chairman Ahmet Ertegun. It has now inducted over 300 artists. The 2016 class includes Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, Steve Miller, and N.W.A. The organization also operates the Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, which archives priceless memorabilia and historical artifacts of bands from ABBA to ZZ Top.

 

Rudy Sarzo

Rudy Sarzo

Musician

As one of music’s premier bass players, Rudy Sarzo is a rock ‘n’ roll journeyman who has played in several iconic heavy metal bands. He has recorded, toured, and performed with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Dio, Blue Öyster Cult, and Quiet Riot. Some of Rudy’s most notable riffs can be heard on Ozzy’s 1982 classic “Speak of the Devil” and Quiet Riot’s “Metal Health,” the first heavy metal album to reach number one on the Billboard 200. In 2006 Rudy released his autobiography Off the Rails, which chronicles his time with influential guitarist and friend Randy Rhoads.

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Ryan Cabrera

Ryan Cabrera

Singer- Songwriter

Ryan Cabrera is a Platinum Selling singer-songwriter and guitarist whose acoustic stylings have won over countless fans of melodic pop-rock. After signing with Atlantic Records in 2001, Ryan released his debut single “On the Way Down.” The song quickly became a radio success and reached number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Ryan’s debut album “Take It All Away” hit number eight on the Billboard 200 albums chart and was eventually certified double platinum. Under his current collaborative side project Beyond The Sky, new single "Whatever, Whenever" will be released on August 19th. This year Ryan also joins a super lineup of early aughts acts, including 98 Degrees, O-Town, and Dream for the highly anticipated MY2K Tour.

Sabrina Carpenter

Sabrina Carpenter

Singer- Actress

At just 17 years old, Sabrina Carpenter is already an accomplished singer and actress. Born in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, Sabrina got her acting start with a guest appearance on NBC’s hit show “Law & Order: SVU.” She is best known for her roles as Chloe Goodwin in “The Goodwin Games” and as Maya Hart, best friend to main character Riley Matthews, on the Disney Channel series “Girl Meets World.” After signing to Hollywood Records in 2014, Sabrina released her debut album “Eyes Wide Open” which opened at No. 43 on the US Billboard 200 chart. This Spring, Sabrina released “Smoke and Fire,” the first single off her upcoming second studio album.

Seether

Seether

Rock Band

Carrying the torch for grunge rock into the new millennium, Seether took a cue from bands like Nirvana and Alice in Chains. Singer Shaun Morgan, bass player Dale Stewart, and drummer John Humphrey make distortion-heavy songs that straddle heavy metal and radio rock. This mix, first heard on their breakout #1 single “Fine Again,” is partly why the South African band’s last four albums have all been in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart. Their latest record “Isolate and Medicate” debuted at No. 4 in July. In 2012, Seether started The Rise Above Fest, the annual music festival to benefit Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE).

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Shout Factory

Shout! Factory

Audio & Video Company

For 13 years Shout! Factory has been the premier independent audio and video company. Founded by former Rhino Records principals Bob Emmer, Garson Foos, and Richard Foos, the retro pop culture label specializes in cult classic feature films, documentaries, animation, and live music and comedy specials. In 2004 it paved the way for television on DVD with the release of the comedy hit “Freaks And Geeks,” a decision which allowed Shout! Factory to become a successful multi-platform media company. The company now owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records, and Video Time Machine.

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Silversun Pickups

Silversun Pickups

Alterative Rock Band

One of the early forebears of the Silver Lake rock scene, Silversun Pickups is an alternative rock band composed of singer Brian Aubert, bass player Nikki Monninger, drummer Christopher Guanlao, and keyboardist Joe Lester. Beginning with the release of their 2006 debut album “Carnavas” on the indie label Dangerbird Records, Silversun Pickups has released three critically and commercially acclaimed albums, each more successful than the last. Their most recent album, 2012’s “Neck of the Woods,” peaked at #1 on the US Alternative Albums chart. For their upcoming fourth studio release, the band created their own label New Machine Recordings. The new album “Better Nature” drops on September 25.

Simple Plan

Simple Plan

Pop Punk Band

Simple Plan is an internationally renowned pop punk band originally from Montreal. After their performance at the Vans Warped Tour in 2001, the band’s popularity spread quickly through word of mouth, but it wasn’t until early 2003 with the release of their seminal album “No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls” that they enjoyed mainstream success. The record, created with input from Good Charlotte's Joel Madden and Mark Hoppus of blink-182, sold over four million copies worldwide and went platinum twice over. The powerhouse punk band has also played at the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2016 NHL Winter Classic. In February of 2016, the quintet returned to the studio and released their fifth full-length album “Taking One for the Team.”

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Smashing Pumpkins

Smashing Pumpkins

Alternative Rock Band

Alt-rock iconoclasts. Gothic pop dreamers. “Big Music” rebels. The Smashing Pumpkins have been called all sorts of epithets in their nearly 30-year trailblazing career. Formed in 1988 by singer Billy Corgan and guitarist James Iha, The Pumpkins had their breakout moment with their second album, 1993's “Siamese Dream.” For their critically acclaimed third album, “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness,” the band pushed their densely layered guitar sound and Billy’s raw, cathartic lyrics even further. The record debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts and was nominated for seven Grammy Awards. In 2016 the band announced their In Plainsong Tour, featuring an acoustic-electro exploration of their iconic song catalog.

Steve Earle

Steve Earle

Singer- Songwriter

Rock, country, and folk converge in Steve Earle’s music. From the moment he moved to Nashville at the age of 19 in 1974, Steve knew he had a different sound. Combining outlaw country with heartland rock, Steve’s debut album “Guitar Rock” hit number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart in 1986. Thirty years later Rolling Stone would put it at #482 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” Since then Steve has released 15 studio albums, won three Grammy Awards, and his music has been covered by artists such as Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, and Waylon Jennings. This summer, Steve hits the road with folk singer Shawn Colvin for an international concert tour.

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Steven Tyler

Steven Tyler

Singer-Songwriter

From the sky-high screeches of “Dream On” to the low rumbles heard in “Janie’s Got a Gun,” Steven Tyler has one of the most distinctive voices in rock music. Nicknamed the “Demon of Screamin',” Steven is the longtime frontman for Aerosmith, rock ’n' roll’s bad boys from Boston. The band first rose to fame in the ‘70s on his soaring vocals in hits like “Sweet Emotion” and “Walk This Way.” They have since sold more than 150 million records worldwide, making them the most successful American hard rock band of all time. As one of the industry’s most colorful singers, Steven was the perfect candidate to serve as a judge on Fox’s “American Idol” in which he did a two-season gig. Following the debut of his brand new single “RED, WHITE & YOU,” he announced the release of his first ever solo album in early 2016.

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Sting

Sting

Musician

Sting is an English singer, multi-instrumentalist, and philanthropist best known as the lead singer of the British new wave rock band The Police. As a solo artist and a member of The Police, Sting has 16 combined Grammys, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, and three Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song. Multiple songs written by Sting, such as “Roxanne” and “Every Breath You Take” appear on Rolling Stone‍ '​s list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. His music, often combining elements of jazz, reggae, and worldbeat, has been praised for introducing new influences to mainstream pop. In 2002 Sting was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and in 2003, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Police. In 2014, he made his Broadway debut in the musical The Last Ship. On November 11, 2016, Sting will release "57th & 9th," his first album in over a decade.

 

Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara

Pop Duo

Identical twins from Calgary, Tegan and Sara are a Canadian duo whose infectious indie pop has earned them worldwide acclaim. The band broke out locally in 1998 after winning the Calgary “Garage Warz” competition, which led to the release of their self-produced debut album “Under Feet Like Ours.” After signing with Neil Young’s Vapor Records, Tegan and Sara released “This Business of Art.” The band has since sold over one million albums, won three Juno Awards, and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Music Video for “Get Along.” Recently the duo appeared with The Lonely Island on the song “Everything Is Awesome,” which was featured in “The Lego Movie.” In June of 2016, Tegan and Sara released their highly anticipated eighth studio album “Love You to Death.”

The Foo Fighters

The Foo Fighters

Rock band

In the two decades since the 1995 release of The Foo Fighters' self-titled debut, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, and Pat Smear have grown into one of the greatest American stadium rock bands of all time. They have raked in 11 Grammys, sold 25 million records worldwide, and spawned anthems like “Everlong," "Monkey Wrench," "My Hero," "Learn To Fly," "All My Life," "Best Of You," "The Pretender," and “Walk."  The band's eighth studio album "Sonic Highways" was released in November 2014 and shares its title with HBO's four-time, Emmy-nominated docuseries also directed by Dave.

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The Lumineers

The Lumineers

Rock Band

The folk-rock revival has few standard-bearers more authentic than The Lumineers. Americana at their core, the band was actually borne of tragedy as a creative outlet for drummer Jeremiah Fraites following the tragic death of his younger brother. Soon the band was perfecting their sound, culminating in their 2012 self-titled debut album. The record’s first single "Ho Hey" reached #1 for 18 non-consecutive weeks on the Billboard rock songs chart and was named the 26th best song of 2012 by Rolling Stone. On April 8, 2016, The Lumineers will release their highly anticipated second studio album “Cleopatra.”

 

The Real Show

The Real Show

Concert

Real 92.3’s hip-hop concert The Real Show launched in 2015 and in its inaugural year, the Los Angeles-based station welcomed some of the biggest names to The Forum. Kendrick Lamar, Fetty Wap, Rae Sremmurd, and Ty Dolla Sign, along with host Big Boy, for the ultimate one-day rap festival. For its sophomore followup, The Real Show returns to The Forum on November 5, 2016 with a hard-hitting roster that includes Usher, Kid Ink, Desiigner, Kap G, Bryson Tiller, Belly, Ty Dolla $ign, Chance The Rapper, and Kehlani.

The Weeknd

The Weeknd

Hip Hop, R&B Artist

The summer of 2015 belonged to The Weeknd. With critical acclaim from nearly every major media outlet, success on music streaming services, and raw talent to match the hype, the Toronto-born singer and record producer found his groove with fans of alternative R&B. Building off the success of his 2013 debut album “Kiss Land,” The Weeknd released his second album “Beauty Behind the Madness” this August to widespread success. The album’s first three singles — “Can’t Feel My Face,” “The Hills,” and “Earned It” — simultaneously held the top three spots on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart, making him the first artist in history to do so. 

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Youth Mentoring Connection - Miles of Music 5k Run

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Tinashe

Tinashe

Singer- Songwriter

Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren

Multi-instrumentalist

An innovative artist, instrumentalist, and record producer, Todd Rundgren has had a lasting impact on virtually every facet of pop music. In 1973 he co-founded the pop group Utopia, considered an influential precursor to countless prog rock bands. Since then he has written and recorded 25 solo albums, produced music for artists like Patti Smith and Meat Loaf, scored music for TV shows like “Pee Wee’s Playhouse,” and developed sound mixing technology. Several of his songs, including “Hello It’s Me” and the novelty song “Bang the Drum All Day,” which continues to receive heavy airplay. In 2013 Todd founded Spirit of Harmony, a nonprofit that provides music education for disadvantaged youth.

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Tom Morello

Tom Morello

Musician

Tom Morello is best known for his guitar solos which feature heavy-metal distortion infused with hip-hop sounds. His scratch-like riffs coupled with politically charged lyrics were the catalysts for one of the most influential bands of the 1990s, Rage Against The Machine. In 2001 after the band disbanded, it retooled with Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell and released several albums as Audioslave before splitting up in 2007 and giving way to a second Rage Against The Machine stint. Tom currently performs a solo act called The Nightwatchman, described as his “political folk alter ego.” No stranger to acclaim, Tom was tabbed as one of the top 30 greatest guitarists by Rolling Stone in 2003. Off stage, he formed a non-profit called Axis of Justice, which focuses on bringing fans together to fight for social injustice.

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ACLU of Southern California

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Tom Waits

Tom Waits

Singer- Songwriter

With his gravel-throated yelp and creative fascination with outsiders, Tom Waits has earned his reputation as a master storyteller of the dirty and downtrodden. Over 16 studio albums, the iconic singer-songwriter has fiddled with an intoxicating mix of blues, vaudeville, jazz, folk, and back-alley trash can rock. He has won two Grammy Awards, been nominated for an Oscar, and had his songs covered by everyone from Bruce Springsteen to The Eagles. Tom’s most recent album, “Bad as Me,” received near universal acclaim from critics. The AV Club praised it as “a fun reminder of Waits' ability to be a badass when necessary." In 2011 Tom was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Tori Kelly

Tori Kelly

Singer-Songwriter

Tori Kelly is a singer and multi-instrumentalist, who wrote, produced, and recorded her first EP “Handmade Songs” in her bedroom and released it on her very own label. It climbed the top 10 of the Heatseekers Albums chart and was followed by the album “Unbreakable Smile” in 2015. It debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and eventually earned Tori a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. Over the past year and a half, Tori headlined a 32-city, sold-out U.S. tour, and supported Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith on tour. Combined, her songs and albums have sold nearly 1.5 million in the U.S. Next up, Tory will lend her talents to NBC’s “The Voice” as a music advisor.

 

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Van Dyke Parks

Van Dyke Parks

Musician

A true studio musician with a healthy disdain for fame, Van Dyke Parks is behind some of popular music’s most well-known masterpieces. As a composer, record producer, session artist, and singer-songwriter, Van Dyke has provided original compositions and songwriting for several major artists throughout his 50+ year career. His self-described “counter-counterculture” attitude toward the music business has endeared him to artists like Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, as well as singers Frank Sinatra, Randy Newman, and Harry Nilsson. More recently Van Dyke has worked with artists as varied as rock legends U2 and electronic music DJ Skrillex.

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Weezer

Weezer

Rock Band

With a sound that falls on the spectrum somewhere between The Beach Boys and KISS, Weezer redefined indie rock in the ‘90s. The band’s seminal debut “The Blue Album” included classics like “Say It Ain’t So” and “The Sweater Song” that pushed it to triple platinum certification and a place among the greatest albums of the decade. After almost 25 years and millions of albums sold worldwide, singer Rivers Cuomo and company continue to push their music to new levels. Weezer’s tenth studio album, known as The White Album, saw the band return to the beach grunge sound of their early records. It debuted in spring 2016 to critical and commercial acclaim.

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YG

YG

Rapper

Keenon Jackson, or YG to fans of the rapper, actor, and co-founder of record label Pu$haz Ink,  debuted his party-friendly hip hop on his album “My Krazy Life” in 2014. The album’s biggest single My Hitta” climbed to number 19 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was named one of the best songs of the year by Complex magazine. This summer, the Compton native dropped his critically acclaimed second album “Still Brazy,” tinged with political and social commentary, including an anti-Donald Trump track, “FDT.”

Ziggy Marley

Ziggy Marley

Singer- Songwriter

Reggae runs in Ziggy Marley’s bones. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, the eldest son of reggae singers Bob Marley and Zizzy Marley continues his family’s quest to bring people together through music. Ziggy began his career at just 11 years old as a singer in The Melody Makers, a band with his three siblings. Their bestselling album “Conscious Party” won the 1989 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album with hits like “Tumblin’ Down” and “Tomorrow People.” He would win another Grammy for his 2006 solo album “Love is My Religion.” Ziggy is the founder of Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment (URGE), a nonprofit organization that strives to support education, health, and the environment in efforts to improve the communities where children live and grow.

Wango Tango

Wango Tango

Concert

No one puts on a concert like Ryan Seacrest and KIIS FM. Now the partners are putting on the newest version of their magnum opus: the annual Wango Tango festival. Wango Tango is the place to hear music's hottest acts, in one place, for an all-day concert in Los Angeles. The party enters its 19th year when it kicks off at the StubHub Center on May 14 with Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande, Zayn, Demi Lovato, Meghan Trainor, Fifth Harmony, Iggy Azalea, DNCE, and more. 

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The American Red Cross - Get Prepared California!

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Jay Sean

Jay Sean

Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer

One of Britain’s pioneering crossover artists, Jay Sean brought bhangra melodies from India into mainstream hip hop with astounding success. Jay’s debut album, 2004’s “Me Against Myself,” had three UK Top 20 singles and was a massive hit throughout Asia. After signing to Cash Money Records in 2009, Jay released his debut American single, “Down.” The electropop/R&B hit topped the Billboard Hot 100, making Jay the first ever artist of South Asian origin to do so.

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Stomp Out Bullying

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Bastille

Bastille

Rock Band

British rock band Bastille has been taking the world by storm. Formed in 2010, band members Dan Smith, Chris Wood, William Farquarson, and Kyle Simmons have been making waves in the U.S. since the release of their debut album "Bad Blood." The record's unique mix of rock, alt, EDM and R&B sounds sold over two million copies. Heavily inspired by Bastille Day and historical events, many of their record-topping charts play on monumental moments in history, such as "Pompeii" and "Icarus." In 2014 the group earned a Brit Award for Best Breakthrough Act.

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Lymphoma Research Foundation

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ZBB

Zac Brown Band

Three-time GRAMMY winners and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band have become one of music's most heralded acts. Their latest gold-certified album JEKYLL + HYDE, out now on Southern Ground Artists/John Varvatos Records/Big Machine Label Group/Republic Records, marks the band’s third consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart. Together with their three platinum-selling albums, Uncaged, You Get What You Give, and The Foundation, and their 2013 project The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1, the band has sold over eight million albums to date. On the road, Zac Brown Band set out on their largest North American Stadium Tour to date in 2015, which included two history making performances - a first ever sold-out, three-night run at Fenway Park, and the first-ever concert at Coors Field along with performances at Wrigley Field, Nationals Park, Citi Field, Comerica Park and Citizen's Bank Park. 

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Camp Southern Ground

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Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg

Rapper

Born Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., the California-born rap star best known as Snoop Dogg has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. His debut album, “Doggystyle,” was released in 1993 under Death Row Records, and debuted at No.1 on both the Billboard 200 and Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop songs charts. The rapper has also starred in several motion pictures and hosted the following television shows: “Doggy Fizzle Televizzle,” “Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood,” and “Dogg After Dark.”

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Snoop Youth Football League

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Mountain Winery Concert Series

Mountain Winery Concert Series

Concert Series

Nestled in the foothills of Northern California, the Mountain Winery is the West Coast’s premier music venue combining award-winning dining, wine tasting, and concert performances. Since turning from wine to music in 1958, the Mountain Winery has provided concert-goers with an unmatched setting with its ivy-covered stone walls and cathedral-like entrances, lending performances a uniquely rustic, Old World feel. This summer the Mountain Winery welcomes world-class acts like Brian Wilson, Blondie, Chicago, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Harry Connick Jr., and Sheryl Crow.

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Tipping Point

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Shania Twain

Shania Twain

Country Artist

Shania Twain is arguably the biggest pop phenomenon to come out of the country music scene in the late ‘90s. Rightfully dubbed the Queen of Country Pop, Shania has sold well over 75 million albums worldwide, making her the most successful female country artist of all time. Shania is also the only female artist in history to have three consecutive albums certified Diamond. After winning five Grammys and 27 BMI Songwriter Awards, Shania retired from performing in 2004 only to return to the stage eight years later in her critically acclaimed show Still the One, seen exclusively at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Shania is currently at work on her fifth studio album.

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Shania Kids Can

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Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas

Singer, Actor

Nick Jonas has come a long way since his days as a teen heartthrob on the Disney Channel. As one-third of the Jonas Brothers he won a Grammy for Best New Artist, sold 17 million albums, and was part of one of the biggest bands in the world. Now the 23-year-old singer is all grown up. He is an  established actor, appearing this year in the DirectTV drama series “Kingdom” and has a new musical style. "Jealous," the first single off last year’s self-titled album, reveals an edgier side. Next summer Nick is hitting the road to show off his mature new look and will join fellow Disney alum Demi Lovato for the joint 40-city “Future Now” tour.

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The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones

Rock Band

Ever since their first gig at the Marquee Club in London on July 12, 1962, The Rolling Stones have been unstoppable. Their self-titled debut album was just the beginning of what would become an iconic sound. Between 1968 and 1972, they entered their golden age with a string of albums “Beggars' Banquet,” “Let It Bleed,” “Sticky Fingers,” and “Exile on Main St.” In 1986, they received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and in 1995, they won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album for “Voodoo Lounge.” They have sold over 250 million albums and in 1989, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2004, they came in number four in a list for the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" by Rolling Stone magazine.

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

The Beatles, Wings

When the Beatles first burst onto the scene in 1960, the quartet of Liverpool mop-tops had one among them who would go on to outperform nearly every other rock musician of his generation. Critics called him "the cute one", but little did they know he would soon become one of the best-selling musicians of all time. Sir Paul McCartney has sold over 100 million albums, written 32 number one hits, including some of the most recognizable songs in modern music, and influenced countless other musicians and artists across nearly every artistic medium. Not only was he a founding member of the most famous band in the history of pop music, but he has continued to excel as a solo artist for well over five decades.

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The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

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Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor

Singer, Songwriter

Meghan Trainor is bringing doo-wop back to the 21st century. The 21-year-old singer-songwriter makes the sort of blue-eyed soul that would hook any fan of oldies pop, but with the bite and humor of today’s best music. Despite releasing two albums, it wasn’t until the debut of her single "All About That Bass" that Meghan found stardom. The massive hit topped charts around the world, reaching #1 in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The body-positive anthem is the U.K.’s longest-running #1 song by a female act in 2014.

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Ryan Seacrest Foundation

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5 Seconds of Summer

5 Seconds of Summer

Band

The group 5 Seconds of Summer is not your average boy band. The Aussie pop-rock quartet write their own songs and play their own instruments, crafting catchy, punk-inspired hits. And yet they've still managed to gain a mega-following. The band released their self-titled debut album in 2014 to critical and commercial success, becoming the highest selling first week record by a debut album in almost a decade.

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The Charlotte and Gwenyth Gray Foundation

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Train

Train

Rock Band

With the release of their eponymous debut album in 1998, Train started their ascent towards superstardom. "Drops of Jupiter" became a worldwide hit single and won two Grammy awards, including Best Rock Song in 2001. Almost a decade later, Train recorded the most successful song of their career, as "Hey, Soul Sister" sold over six million copies in 2010 and became the top-selling song on the iTunes Store that same year.

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Music Heals International

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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Singer-songwriter

International superstar Lady Gaga has had a tremendously successful career that has already solidified her place in pop culture history. In 2008, her debut album The Fame featured two international chart toppers, “Just Dance” and “Poker Face.” Her 2009 follow up The Fame Monster kept the Gaga fire stoked with two hit singles. The accompanying Monster Ball Tour became one of the highest grossing concert tours ever. Part recording artist, part performance artist, her eccentricities draw our attention. That attention paired with world-class talent has launched her to the top of the pop world. 

 

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Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield

Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Author

Whether he's playing a heartthrob doctor on television or singing one of the biggest radio hits of the '80s, Rick Springfield has made a career out of capturing both eyes and ears. Since 1972 he has released 17 studio albums and 34 singles, including the worldwide number one hit "Jessie's Girl," which earned him an outstanding music achievements award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance in 1981. Rick is also an accomplished actor and author. He has written two best sellers and starred in a daytime medical drama soap opera. His autobiography Late, Late at Night was on a top pop culture magazine's list of "The 25 Great Rock Memoirs of All Time" and his new novel Magnificent Vibration came out to critical acclaim in May.

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Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation

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Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell

Rock Musician

Chris Cornell  remains one of the best rock voices of all time.  Achieving multi-platinum success with three legendary bands, Soundgarden, Temple Of The Dog, and Audioslave, he has forged his own unique identity over three decades as an outstanding music achievements award-winning, film excellence accolade-nominated singer, songwriter, guitarist, composer and lyricist, selling over 30 million records worldwide.

 

The HIGHER TRUTH tour celebrates his fifth album as a solo artist. Although he is often called the ‘chief architect of the grunge movement’, this latest acoustic-led album shows a different side to his artistry. Indeed, a top pop culture magazine said these new songs have the "balance of power and intimacy Cornell has always wanted his solo music to have", displaying his evolution and growth as a master craftsman songwriter.

 

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The Chris & Vicky Cornell Foundation

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Usher

Usher

Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Businessman

Usher ranks among music’s most successful performers, but his prowess as a businessman and producer has secured his perennial spot in the peak echelons of his field. He rose to prominence in the late ‘90s with his six-time platinum album My Way and to date he has sold over 65 million albums making him one of the best-selling American artists in history. Usher has also found great success in other industries including numerous turns as an actor in major films, and business ventures ranging from restaurants to a stake in the Cleveland Cavaliers team. After living most of his young life in the spotlight, Usher has remained one of music’s most beloved performers, most respected entrepreneurs, and a beacon of style. 

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Usher's New Look

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Rob Thomas

Rob Thomas

Lead Singer of Matchbox Twenty

After three Grammys and over 80 million albums sold, it's safe to say Rob Thomas is one of the most successful songwriters of the last decade. As the singer of Matchbox Twenty, whose seminal 1996 album Yourself or Someone Like You has become a classic of alternative rock, Rob fronted one of the biggest rock acts of the '90s. He has also led an accomplished solo career. "Smooth," a collaboration with guitarist Santana, won the 1999 Grammy for Song of the Year and ranks #1 on Billboard's Top Hot 100 Rock Songs of all time. In 2004 Rob was presented the first ever "Starlight Award" from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, given to young songwriters who have already made a significant contribution to music.

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ACLU of Southern California

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