Kacey will also be opening for Katy Perry on her Prismatic concert tour in August.
Exceptionally talented producer-mixer-musician TOM BILLER has come aboard to produce the IVA DAWN album with Whitney Mower. Recording starts this month, May, in Los Angeles.
Tom received a GRAMMY Award for engineering Kanye West’s album, Late Registration, with producer JON BRION with whom he works with frequently.
Tom has mixed-engineered-performed on albums with Fiona Apple, Sean Lennon, Gomez, Karen O, Kate Nash, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Sea Wolf, Silversun Pickups, Elliot Smith and Evan Dando. Check out his credits on Allmusic.
Tom also produced the critically acclaimed album, The Fool (2010, Rough Trade) by the band WARPAINT.
WHITNEY MOWER (aka Seed-at-Zero) is busy developing new songs for her second album project under the monikor “Iva Dawn.“
The titles of original songs she has already recorded demos for include “The Only One,” “Another Man” and “Laugh Until I Cry.”
In the past few years, Whitney has been busy working on master’s degree and her second album project is going to be in a new direction.
Influenced by new artists such as Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Dirty Beaches and Lana Del Rey, and classic artists such as Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline, Whitney describes it as “arty dream pop/rock sound with a retro vibe.”
More news soon once we choose a producer and get her in the studio – with goal to release by fall 2014. Whitney was the first musician who recorded for Triple Pop back in 2007.
Seed-at-Zero‘s six-track debut album is available on iTunes from Triple Pop.
The song charted next to Adele’s “Skyfall” and Chvrches “Recover” – one of my favorite songs.
This is our label’s FIRST Billboard chart entry. It’s wonderful news for an indie.
Kacey was nominated for four awards. She was the surprise winner that beat out superstar TAYLOR SWIFT for the Best Country Album of Year Award.
Kacey has won acclaim for her album Same Trailer Different Park, which has been cited as one of the Best Albums of the Year by Rolling Stone, Time, Spin, Paste and Entertainment Weekly.
Kacey performed her wonderful song “Follow Your Arrow” live on the GRAMMY Awards telecast on January 26, 2014, to widespread acclaim. Read all about it on Billboard, Huffington Post, CMT an E! Television.
Congratulations to KACEY MUSGRAVES for winning the NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD from the COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS!
Kacey won acclaim for her album Same Trailer Different Park. It’s an impressive achievement, especially for a newcomer.
ROLLING STONE said Kacey’s award was a “victory for country music” and it sets new marks in progressive values in the genre.
But we’ve known about Kacey for a long time. In 2008, Kacey lived in Austin for awhile, which is where we discovered her. I immediately knew she had the talent; she was a diamond in the rough.
I remember hearing her voice and being mesmerized. It was wonderful. She had great talent but needed better songs to sing, I remember thinking.
I pitched her my idea to record a couple cover songs together to see how we worked together. If it all worked out, I told her it was my intention to develop and produce her original songs afterwards. That was my plan, at least.
Recording with new talent is always risky – there are personality and timing issues and it takes money to rent good recording studios. You never know what’s going to happen. As a producer, I was Kacey’s first “super fan” willing to invest not knowing where she would end up next.
I pitched her several song ideas. She chose “See You Again” (Miley Cyrus) and “Apologize” (One Republic). We recorded on March 27, 2008, at Brain Machine Recording Studios with engineer Randy Avenell.
I remember Kacey instructing the engineer, Randy, exactly how to mix her voice and adjust the levels, with acute precision. Kacey gave both songs an unique personality and she made them her own.
A few days later, she invited me out to see her perform at Momos above Katz’s Deli. I remember it was just her grandma and me in the audience, she was a great live performer, but nobody knew this girl. Heck, she had just gotten out of high school a couple years earlier.
Kacey invited me out to lunch a few weeks later – she likes Ethiopan food! For only being 21, Kacey struck me as being very wise beyond her years. We talked about recording original songs together in the future. As I recall, I suggested she move to Nashville and work with other songwriters to develop her craft.
I remember her telling me she was going to hit the road for awhile, play with some different musicians, and take it from there.
We promised to keep in touch. Kacey was restless. She wasn’t going to be stopped. We lost touch over the years.
Kacey ended up in Nashville, wrote some hit songs, got a record deal with a major label and there you have it.
The rest is history – it’s one in a million.
You can download both songs “See You Again” and “Apologize” from Kacey Musgraves on iTunes exclusively from my record label, Triple Pop.
The 25-year-old Texas-born singer-songwriter takes on divisive topics on her critically acclaimed album “Same Trailer Different Park” not often heard on country radio, yet she still managed to generate hits because of her smart songwriting.
Kacey is nominated for six awards including Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, and as a songwriter on her own hit “Merry Go `Round” and Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart.”
Kacey will be performing live at the CMA Awards on November 6th.
Austin City Limits also just announced Kacey will be performing a live TV episode taping on November 25th.
We’ve hearing about it for awhile now: synch placements are helping revitalize the business by offering massive exposure (and income) to new artists. TRIPLE POP has had some success in recent years with placements on NBC, MTV, and Fox. It takes work, competition is difficult.
But when you get lucky, the opportunities are wonderful for new music exposure, opening up many doors for new artists. Ten years ago, synch placements barely ever got any notice, few cared.
But with the advent of social media and TV/cable expansion of new shows, the synch industry has exploded in recent years, some musicians are making considerable income solely from this niche.
You can read the article here in ROLLING STONE featuring music supervisor, Chris Mollere.