First off, the artists and staff of Nine North/Turnpike Music wish you and yours the happiest Thanksgiving to date. Enjoy your weekend, enjoy your family, cherish those little moments – you’ve earned it.
Ever been curious about the secret sauce that makes Google so special? Kathy Chin Leong from Fast Company spoke with their chief social evangelist and got the 9 principles that drive their innovation. Great piece; more HERE.
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To enter, just locate the answer to the question below then click on the CONTEST tab at the top of the page or HERE! Simply fill out the entry form and your entry will be emailed directly to me!
Remember that every correct answer you submit gets you in the drawing for the next prize – giveaway day is MONDAY, 12/16/13 – so get those entries in!
Here’s this week’s question (and remember, the answer is ALWAYS somewhere below):
What famous artist was held, questioned, and then released in 1911 for his suspected role in the theft of the Mona Lisa – which turned up months later?
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@mental_floss: The only U.S. state that doesn’t participate in the Adopt-a-Highway program is Vermont. Their “billboard-free state” policy prevents citizens from posting the signs necessary for the campaign.
C-3 Management reached out to some old friends – me and Moran – and the next thing we know, we’re reunited with Martie & Emily and their project COURT YARD HOUNDS!
I’m honored to the point of busting buttons to be working with them again, so look forward to Moran and I pestering the hell out of you about SUNSHINE, the cut from their sophomore CD AMELITA that we’re rolling with at Country radio.
You can catch a sneak of SUNSHINE HERE.
@mental_floss: Pablo Picasso was held, questioned, and then released in 1911 for his suspected role in the theft of the Mona Lisa, which turned up months later.
Dreambound Records and Nine North/Turnpike Music are proud to announce our new alliance with the multiplatinum multihyphenate super-talent JO DEE MESSINA!
PEACE SIGN is already picking up adds and spins at KSOP, KFTX, WPUR, KATJ, KMPS, WGNE, KICR, KTTS, KUAD, KUBL, KUZZ, KKIX, KRTY, WCCQ, WCKT, WCTQ, WRBT, WSIX, WKSF, WMAD, WMZQ, WUSY, WZZK, WPOC, WOKO, WUSH, WQMX, WDXB, WJVC, KAWO, WBEE & WBYT!
She also blasts 57-48* on tonight’s Billboard Indicator Chart!
Listen HERE or click the image above…as you can see, Jo Dee’s Back!
@mental_floss: Television lost about 20 percent of its advertising revenue immediately after tobacco ads were banned in 1971.
Pinnacle Entertainment has chosen Nine North/Turnpike Music as the home of Virginia-born & bred singer/songwriter/performer COLTON JAMES!
COLTON’S awesome debut single is 101 PROOF; listen to it HERE or by clicking his photo above!
You’ll be getting 101 PROOF to you via CD pro; the single is available at Play MPE and CDX now and COLTON’s single is grabbing adds and spins at WCTY, WXXK, WTCM, KEAN, KRAZ, KHEY, WRNS, WEZL, KHGE, KICR, KKIX, KSD, KWNR, KXKT, WAMZ, WAVW, WBCT, WBYT, WCKT, WCOL, WCOS, WCTQ, WDRM, WFUS, WGAR, WGH, WIVK, WKKT, WKSF, WKSJ, WLLR, WMSI, WNOE, WOKO, WRBT, WRNX, WSSL, WTQR, WWYZ, WYCT, WYYD, KASE & KBQI!
@mental_floss: Clifton Keith Hillegass is the “Cliff” behind Cliff’s Notes. He started his company in 1958 when he published 16 Shakespearian study guides.
Sony LEGACY NYC has partnered with Turnpike Music to present select cuts from the new WILLIE NELSON project!
It features 18 duets with some of the biggest female singers in Country and its history, including Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Sheryl Crow, Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton, Wynonna Judd, Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris and more.
The duets with Dolly and Mavis Staples are available via Play MPE and CD pro.
Already picked up spins at WQNU, KILT, WSM-AM, WDAF, WPCV, KVET & WKSF!
@mental_floss: Vidalia onions sold throughout the world are grown only in one place: Georgia (U.S.).
BRANDON has been entertaining audiences since he was 3 years old. In 2007 at the age of 16, he and his father re-located to Hollywood from Chicago where he is now fulfilling that dream while attending college AND teaching 8th grade. He’s co-starred on hit shows like Disney’s Victorious, Nickelodeon’s True Jackson, VP and Unusual Suspects.
Early adds/spins for BRANDON: KRAZ, WXXK, KHGE, WEZL, WFUS, WGAR, WKKT, WKSF, WKSJ, WLLR, WMSI, WNOE, WRBE, WRNX, WSSL, WTQR, WWYZ, WYYD, KSD, KUBL, KWNR, KXKT, WAMZ, WCKT, WCOL, WCOS, WCTQ, WDRM, KASE & KBQI!
We’re working with him on a revised website; until then you can find BRANDON HAMILTON on Twitter at @bhamiltonmusic!
@mental_floss: August is the month when most babies are born.
Finally, some great NO BS social media tips from our ‘Director of Secret Projects’, Kevin Mason:
Until next Monday,
All my best,