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Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds

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Twilight most downloaded soundtrack . With Oscars fever gripping movie fans ahead of the 82nd Academy Awards on March 7th, research by Nokia into the listening habits of music fans around the world reveals Twilight has dominated the movie soundtrack charts over the last 12 months.   Twilight didn’t receive a single nomination for last year’s Oscars ceremony, yet appears three times on the list of the world’s most downloaded movie soundtracks for the last 12 months. Recent release AVATAR, up for nine Oscars in 2010, is in second place.

TOP 10 GLOBALLY DOWNLOADED MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS (2009-10*)
1. Twilight (Original motion picture soundtrack: International Version)
2. AVATAR
3. Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds
4. Mamma Mia!
5. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (Mexican version)**
6. Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen
7. Alvin And The Chipmunks 2
8. Slumdog Millionaire
9. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (Original motion picture soundtrack)
10. Watchmen

Slumdog Millionaire swept up a staggering eight golden statuettes at last year’s ceremony – including best original song, original score and sound mixing. If listeners’ current favourites could predict this year’s winners, Avatar, Transformers and Inglorious Basterds look set for a night of victory.

Twilight’s global popularity highlights Comes With Music’s international presence, bringing movie lovers in touch with music across the world.

From James Horner’s mysterious AVATAR score to the thrilling melodies of Sherlock Holmes or the eclectic mix of Nine, check out Nokia’s movie soundtrack selection: http://music.nokia.co.uk/IE/genre.aspx?id=7

If you’re a fan of the music behind the latest movie releases Nokia Comes With Music is the place to download all the music you’ve ever wanted, for free, and to keep forever.

The 63rd Annual Tony Awards Pack a Punch with Performance-Filled Telecast

 Broadway TixThe 63rd Annual Tony Awards   On the stage at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. The three-hour ceremony will be broadcast live (ET/PT time delay) on the CBS Television Network from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. Additional performances for the 63rd Annual Tony Awards® Telecast were announced today. Dolly Parton along with the cast of 9 to 5: The Musical; Elton John with the cast of Billy Elliot, The Musical; Liza Minnelli; Stockard Channing; and the band Poison along with the cast of Rock of Ages, will be taking the stage, joining previously announced performances by this year’s Tony-nominated Best Musicals and Best Musical Revivals, including: Billy Elliot, The Musical; Guys and Dolls; HAIR; Next to Normal; Pal Joey; Rock of Ages; Shrek the Musical; and West Side Story.  Celebrating Broadway across America – this year’s Tony Telecast will also feature some of Broadway’s favorites who are currently touring cities across the United States – Jersey Boys, Legally Blonde The Musical and Mamma Mia! Becky Gulsvig, who is on tour as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, The Musical, will perform a number from the hit show. The Jersey Boys performance will feature five current actors who are currently playing the role of Frankie Valli, in various performances – Joseph Leo Bwarie, representing the Toronto company; Rick Faugno, representing the Las Vegas company, Courter Simmons, representing the national tour and Dominic Scaglione, Jr. representing the Chicago company, will perform a number together from the show. Michelle Dawson, Kittra Wynn Coomer and Rachel Tyler, currently on stage, as the Three Dynamos at the Pioneer Center in Reno, Nevada will perform a number from Mamma Mia!    Presenters for the 63rd Annual Tony Awards include, Lucie Arnaz, Kate Burton, Kristin Chenoweth, Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, Edie Falco, Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher, Jane Fonda, Hallie Foote, James Gandolfini, Lauren Graham, Colin Hanks, Marcia Gay Harden, Nicole Kidman, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Lange, Frank Langella, Angela Lansbury, Samantha Mathis, Audra McDonald, Lin-Manuel Miranda, David Hyde Pierce, Piper Perabo, Oliver Platt, Susan Sarandon, Kevin Spacey, John Stamos and Chandra Wilson.  Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, The Tony Awards will be broadcast live in HD, from Radio City Music Hall on CBS, Sunday, June 7th, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay). The 2009 Tony Awards are presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. To view the live Tony Awards pre-telecast, featuring the Creative Arts Awards, please log onto www.TonyAwards.com at 7:00 p.m. (EST) on Sunday, June 7th. For the first time ever, fans in the New York area are invited to watch the Tony Awards simulcast in Times Square. Live from Radio City Music Hall, the Tony Awards will be simulcast on the Clearchannel Spectacolor HD Screen, from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. and will feature the pre-telecast Creative Arts Awards and the Tony Awards broadcast. Seating will be provided in Duffy Square. 

About Tony Awards
The 2009 Tonys are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. At The Broadway League, Nina Lannan is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is Executive Director. At the American Theatre Wing, Theodore S. Chapin is Chairman and Howard Sherman is Executive Director. For Tony Award Productions, Alan Wasser and Allan Williams of Alan Wasser Associates are the General Managers.

Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss/White Cherry Entertainment are Executive Producers of the 2009 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2009 Tony Awards.

The official partners of the Tony Awards are Visa, the exclusive card accepted at

the Tony Awards; and IBM, which develops, designs, and hosts the official Tony Awards web site, www.TonyAwards.com.

The official supporters of the Tony Awards are Continental Airlines, the official airline of the Tony Awards; and Sprint, the official communications provider of the Tony Awards. The presenting sponsor of the Tony Awards Red Carpet is Audemars Piguet.

Promotional and media partners for the 2009 Tony Awards include USA Today, Van Wagner Communications, Clear Channel Spectacolor, Macy’s, TheaterMania.com, and BWYNOW (299669) The Mobile Way to Broadway.

Oxjam reaches the magic million for Oxfam

oxjam-suThroughout March, thousands of musicians will be taking part in Oxjam, the biggest music festival in the UK, taking over stages, back rooms and street corners to make music and raise money for Oxfam with gigs, DJ sets, busks and much more.

Oxjam is the festival with a difference: all the fundraising music events are put on by ordinary people – from large-scale festivals to local sponsored busks. Since the launch of Oxjam in 2006, more than 36,000 musicians have taken part in almost 3,000 Oxjam events nationwide.

The festival has raised more than £1 million for the charity since it was created in 2006: enough to buy 31,000 emergency shelters, safe water for 1.3 million people, or buy 40,000 goats.

Celebrities who have supported Oxjam since 2006 include Jarvis Cocker, Fatboy Slim, Hot Chip, The Kooks, Klaxons, Editors, Kasabian and Jamelia.

Events planned to take place across the country for March will include:

The Mad Music March of the North – musicians taking to the streets in cities across the north of England to celebrate Oxjam
Mamma-Mia and High School Musical sing-alongs in Dorset
A vampire-themed ball with a metal soundtrack in Maidenhead
A folk music pub crawl around the heart of Leighton Buzzard
Battle of the bands competitions in Bristol and Cardiff.
‘Charity shop rock’ in Northampton – clothes from Oxfam, music for Oxjam, money for Oxfam.

Ricky Wilson from Kaiser Chiefs, who headlined Xfm’s Winter Wonderland shows in December to raise £40,000 for Oxfam, said:

“Kaiser Chiefs are proud to be Oxjam supporters. It’s Oxfam’s way of raising vital funds for its overseas work. Oxjam’s about music fans picking up their instruments to help fight poverty, by getting involved on any level you’re helping a very worthwhile cause.”

To view the line-up for March and find out how to get involved with Oxjam around the UK, visit www.oxfam.org.uk/oxjam or call 0870 905 9060.

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