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Owl City and TuneCore Team Up To Support Indie Artists

oc_distro_landingpage_final_02The multi-platinum international phenomenon known as Owl City is teaming up with the world’s largest and notably most successful online distributor TuneCore in a unique partnership designed to empower developing artists.

TuneCore has created a special website in collaboration with Owl City. Artists that choose to go through this website for distribution can have Owl City’s Adam Young listen to one “single” off their release. Young will choose his favorite among all of the music submitted and provide a constructive critique of the song directly back with the artist. Young will choose the artist and song on December 1, 2010.

“When I look back on the last 24 months of Owl City – the ease of getting music pushed out to the masses in the music industry today was without a doubt a huge factor in people being able to discover my music, said Young. “I feel honored to work with TuneCore to provide Owl City fans this same opportunity I was fortunate to have at the inception of my project.

Owl City’s Ocean Eyes Certified Gold: Adam Young – Success Story of 2009

OwlCity2Owl City’s album Ocean Eyes has been certified gold as 2009 draws to a close, making this year a HUGE success for Minnesota’s Adam Young.

What started as a project in the basement of his parent’s house has turned into an international phenomenon, sending Adam to the top of the charts and playing to energetic crowds in renowned venues across the US, China, and Japan!

Not only has Ocean Eyes gone gold, but the album’s first single “Fireflies” reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 twice and it is still sitting in the Top 5!

Owl City Hits Number 1 On Billboard Hot 100

owlcityUniversal Republic Records’ basement launched phenomenon Owl City scored the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart this week, following up his #1 single score on iTunes last week with the smash hit “Fireflies.”

The song is breaking boundaries at radio as it forges toward the upper tier at Top 40 and Hot AC formats along with impressive showings at Alternative, Triple A, and Rhythm Crossover. Combining this impressive radio story, a #1 song in North America, a sold out tour and huge sales are all parts in making Owl City the artist development story of 2009.

The near-platinum “Fireflies” also sold an amazing 200,000 digital singles this week, serving as a multi-genre calling card for Owl City/alias Adam Young giving him a 12 point leap into the Top Ten of the Nielsen Soundscan Top 200 Albums Tally via his Universal Republic debut album Ocean Eyes (jumping from #20 to #8).

Owl City Announces Early 2010 Tour Dates, Exclusive Ticket Presale

owlcityOwl City announces his first few weeks of 2010 tour dates in support of his incredibly successful label debut – Ocean Eyes – out now on Universal Republic. MySpace will offer an exclusive ticket pre-sale beginning October 16th and running through October 23rd for the tour dates.

The tour kicks off January 21st at the Beaumont Club in Kansas City, MO and sees Owl City with full band in tow heading through the Midwest, Southeast and up the East Coast through mid-February.  The short US tour will include special guests Lights and Deas Vail and sees the band hitting some of the smaller markets not visited this past fall.

In addition, the 2010 dates come on the heels of Owl City’s first trek to China and Japan and comes before the band will make their live debut in Europe as well as Australia where they’ll be hitting the road with Cobra Starship.

Rolling Stone Features Owl City’s Video For Fireflies

owlcityWho: Owl City, the solo electro-pop project of Minnesotan daydreamer Adam Young began three years ago, when he began recording warm, shimmering tunes in his parents’ basement in off-hours from his job at a soda warehouse. His songs quickly became a MySpace phenomenon and his devoted online following helped Owl City score a deal with Universal Republic Records, who released Young’s major label debut, Ocean Eyes.

Sounds Like: Owl City’s sound is often compared to the Postal Service thanks to his combination of hushed, lovelorn vocals and chirping synthesizers (and Young’s uncanny vocal similarity to Ben Gibbard). But for Young, Owl City owes its sound to a combination of extremes, describing his music as a mix of the pure pop of Taylor Swift and the lush ambient techno of the German electronic label Kompakt…

Owl City Tops Charts, Radio Story Begins

owlcityOwl City’s, Ocean Eyes, was released July 28th on Universal Republic. After an amazing two-week run where it was exclusively available on iTunes and topped its charts, the record continues to move units and the word keeps spreading.

Next stop, radio with some notable adds from KROQ in LA and Live 105 in San Francisco among others.

Owl City hits the road for a headlining North American tour this Fall. His previous (and first ever!) tour this year SOLD OUT.

Indie Band Owl City Sparks Impressive Sales Numbers

owlcityOwl City Takes Off and Sells 20,000 Albums and 60,000 Singles in First Week!

Scores All Time #2 iTunes Single of the Week with More Than 650,000 Downloads of “Fireflies”

Collects 150,000 Views in 3 days of MySpace Video Premiere for “Fireflies”

Is Owl City on your radar? If not, then you need to pay attention! This band is hott (yes, two ‘Ts’) and you have to be when you’re from Minnesota.

Here’s how it goes down…iTunes offers exclusive digital purchase of the full-length Ocean Eyes a couple weeks before it hits stores. And bam, one week and almost 20,000 albums later, here we are.