TouchTunes’ Jukebox Battle of the Bands is On

TouchTunes is happy to announce the 2014 Breakout Band Contestant Playlist is now live on all US jukeboxes as of August 7, 2014. 

Indie bands from across the country were asked to submit an original song for their chance to win a single release with Photo Finish Records, $3,000 and a national music promotion on TouchTunes

Fans of competing bands will be encouraged to download the TouchTunes mobile app, find locations and blast their favorite band’s music at their favorite local hangout. A panel of music experts, including Matte Galle, Photo Finish Records' President and Senior A&R of Island Def Jam, will evaluate entries based on various criteria including creativity and originality of music and public appeal. The winning band will be announced in late September.  

For more information about the contest and to check out the contestants, visitwww.touchtunes/breakoutband

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TouchTunes’ Tom Petty ‘Hypnotic Eye’ Sweepstakes

Starting July 29, 2014, TouchTunes is kicking off a national three-week promotion in support of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ new studio album, Hypnotic Eye.  Nearly 40 years after his first recording, Petty still packs a punch, says Joe Levy, Billboard's editor at large. ”It's a more raw-sounding record than he's ever made,” Levy says. Unlike his concisely crafted, radio-friendly early discs, “this is loud and fierce, the way he and The Heartbreakers sound live.” 

In addition, TouchTunes is featuring a sweepstakes for a chance to win a turntable signed by Tom Petty and Hypnotic Eye on vinyl. Petty fans are required to download the TouchTunes mobile app (iOS or Android) in order to automatically be entered into the sweepstakes. Existing TouchTunes mobile users can also enter by visiting www.touchtunes.com/tompetty and submitting their TouchTunes’ username.  

(No purchase necessary. Must be U.S. resident, 18 or older, with an iOS or Android mobile device and data plan as of 7/28/14. Ends 11:59:59 p.m. ET 8/18/14.)

TouchTunes Hear It First Pre-Releases Morrissey’s New Album

Alt-rock icon Morrissey pre-released his highly anticipated 10th studio album World Peace is None of Your Business on TouchTunes one week prior to its official street release date of July 15. The July 8 prerelease was the second installment of TouchTunes Hear It First, which gives TouchTunes users a first listen to hot new releases before they are officially available to the public. The album is Morrissey’s first record since 2009’s Years of Refusal, as well as his first release since last year’s best-selling memoir, “Autobiography.” Moreover, after recently cancelling a number of US tour dates due to illness, Morrissey fans will be pleased to finally gain access to brand new Moz material. For more information about the album, fans can visit http://www.worldpeaceisnoneofyourbusiness.com

Celebrate Independence Day with FREE Mobile Credits!

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TouchTunes Announces 2014 Breakout Band Contest

Think you’re the next undiscovered music sensation? TouchTunes is searching for 2014’s Breakout Band. Enter for a chance to win a national music promotion on TouchTunes, $3,000 and a single release with Photo Finish RecordsClick here to learn how to enter.

Skill contest. Original music only. Entry ends 7/14/2014, or when 500 songs have been received. All band members must be U.S. residents, 18 or older. Click for details

TouchTunes Promotes Ed Sheeran’s Second Studio Album, X

On June 23, 2014, 23-year-old superstar Ed Sheeran’s second studio album, X, will release nationwide on TouchTunes. Raised in Framlingham, Suffolk, Sheeran moved to London in 2008 to pursue a musical career. In early 2011, Sheeran released an independent extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project, catching the attention of two industry legends: Elton John and Jamie Foxx. He then signed to Asylum Records. His 2011 debut album, +, containing the singles “The A Team" and "Lego House,” was certified quintuple platinum in the UK.

Sheeran gained popularity in the United States in 2012, made a guest appearance on country pop star Taylor Swift's fourth studio album, Red, and wrote songs for One Direction. “The A Team” was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards and he performed the song in duet with Elton John during the ceremony. With the release of X, Sheeran admits many songs of the album were inspired from wild nights and “drunken regret,” including “Don’t” and “Sing.”

For more information about the album, visit www.edsheeran.com

HEAR IT FIRST: TouchTunes Prereleases O.A.R.’S ‘The Rockville LP’

Want to get a first listen to O.A.R.’s new album, The Rockville LP, before its official release date of June 10?  Now you can! Starting today, O.A.R.’s latest release,including the band’s new hit single, “Peace,” will be available in its entirety one week before street date at TouchTunes location near you

For more information about the album and tour information, visit http://www.ofarevolution.com/.