Wallpaper news: MTV, Hype Music, new EP, headline tour dates

Just recently, Wallpaper. stormed the 2011 MTV Movie Awards red carpet, donning a gold lamé suit and his signature shades/hat combo.


Now, the MTV relationship is cemented further, as Wallpaper. and Boardwalk Records have partnered with MTV and Extreme's HYPE MUSIC, the remarkable, first-of-its-kind, hybrid music licensing partnership that incubates, nurtures and introduces some of today's hottest, emerging, independent artists to professional music users. MTV and Extreme Music are the production music arm of Sony/ATV.

Wallpaper releases "#STUPiDFACEDD" single - watch video

"MTV's commitment to showcasing the best emerging artists continues with Wallpaper. coming aboard as the newest member of the HYPE roster," said Joe Cuello, Senior Vice President of Creative Music Integration for MTV. "His breakthrough song and video #STUPiDFACEDD debuted on mtvU and he will be premiering new music as the Featured Artist on the upcoming season of Jersey Shore."

"Wallpaper. boils it down, takes no prisoners and is poppier than space dust," said Russell Emanuel, Extreme Music CEO/President. "This is a truly an amazing addition for HYPE."

The newfound consortium will release the #STUPiDFACEDD EP on July 26, 2011, while Wallpaper.'s LP is due later this year via Boardwalk Records.

"Wallpaper exemplifies the true artistry and musical innovation that Boardwalk aims to nurture and be in business with," says Evan Bogart of Boardwalk Records. "We couldn't be more thrilled to partner up with the groundbreaking HYPE MUSIC for our flagship release."

The #STUPiDFACEDD EP will feature eight new original songs including the single, and title track, "#STUPiDFACEDD," as well as songs featuring Bay Area rap legend Too Short, and buzzing up-and-comer K. Flay.

In conjunction, Wallpaper. will show off their skills and swagger at a series of west coast headline dates for the #STUPiDFACEDD EP Release Tour, which will include stops at the Troubadour in L.A. and back home in San Francisco, at the Great American Music Hall. Immediately following, they will join synth-rockers AWOLNation for additional touring.

Boardwalk Records is a subsidiary of The Boardwalk Entertainment Group, a multi-media company housing Boardwalk Films, Boardwalk Television, Boardwalk Technologies and The Boardwalk Music Group, founded by Evan Bogart, Tim Bogart, and Gary A. Randall.

Evan Bogart is an American music executive and songwriter who has contributed to long list of internationally successful artists, including Beyoncé (Halo) and Rihanna (SOS).

Wallpaper 2011 headline tour dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

July 2011

July 20 San Diego, Calif. Casbah
July 21 Costa Mesa, Calif. Detroit Bar
July 22 Los Angeles, Calif. Troubadour
July 23 San Francisco, Calif. Great American Music Hall

Wallpaper with Awolnation

August 2011

August 3 Fayetteville, Ark. George's Majestic Lounge
August 4 Dallas, Texas The Prophet Bar
August 5 Houston, Texas Warehouse Live Studio
August 8 Tucson, Ariz. The Rock
August 10 Sacramento, Calif. Ace of Spades
August 11 Portland, Ore. Roseland
August 12 Reno, Nev. Knitting Factory
August 14 Boise, Idaho Knitting Factory
August 16 Salt Lake City, Utah The Complex/The Rockwell
August 18 Denver, Colo. The Summit Music Hall

About Hype Music
Hype Music is the remarkable, first-of-its-kind, hybrid music licensing partnership between MTV and Extreme Music, the production arm of Sony/ATV, which brings together two industry powerhouses, along with the incomparable talent-spotting genius of Nic Harcourt as Chief Creative Consultant, to incubate, nurture and introduce some of today's hottest, emerging, independent artists to professional music users.

Hype backs its "Hear No Evil" slogan with a rigorous selection process and a no submission policy, guaranteeing all artists introduced through the partnership will be discovered by the Hype team.

Hype Music artists benefit from first-look consideration for placement in MTV shows, as well as distribution and licensing of Hype songs to Extreme Music's global client base of professional users.

In addition, MTV serves as music distributor for all contracted songs, delivering music to the artists' fans through multiple digital music services.

The Hype Music site includes interviews, videos and buzz along with reviews and views to provide an educated, inside look at the emerging talent. For more information, please visit Hype Music Official Website

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