When Matthew Morrison stopped by VH1 to appear on Big Morning Buzz Live to promote his eponymous debut album back in May, we knew the Glee actor and solo artist would be a perfect subject for our Music Seen feature. As it turned out, his day was too jam-packed for him to explicitly show off his style to VH1 photographer Jen Marigliano, but these photos give a pretty good look anyway, as Morrison travels from BMBL to a VH1 Save the Music press conference to an interview with The Insider to a soundcheck and performance at the Hard Rock Caf?. That’s a lot of work?and a lot of wardrobe changes?without leaving Times Square. Our thanks to Morrison for being such a great sport.
We try to cover all the music stories that matter here on the VH1 Blog. Sometimes, though, we find too many stories to cover, stories that don’t exactly “matter” but are worth sharing, or even just good stuff from our peers. Here’s your Tuesday roundup:
Amazon’s 99-Cent Lady Gaga Deal Hurt Interscope
On Saturday, Ed Christman at Billboard noted on Saturday that while Amazon’s Born This Way price drop certainly helped increase overall sales figures for the album, it also shifted the balance from physical to digital sales to an extent for which Interscope was unprepared. Now, he calculates, 72% of Interscope’s initial shipment of physical copies of Born This Way?over 1.5 million CDs!?are taking up space on the shelves of retailers eager to return excess stock.
Is Britney Spears‘s Tour Underselling?
One of today’s Detroit Groupon Deals is a half-priced ticket to Britney’s July 28th show at The Palace of Auburn Hills. We can’t determine anything definitively from this, but we can presuppose that presales?at least, in Detroit?failed to meet expectations.
We’re not even two weeks into the run of Big Morning Buzz Live and already we’ve talked to some amazing people: The Mortal Instruments star Lily Collins, Parks & Recreation’s Nick Offerman, and now, everyone’s favorite Glee club leader, Matthew Morrison! After he spoke to our own Carrie Keagan on-air, we managed to steal a few minutes of his time, during which we peppered him with questions about what’s going to happen when William McKinley High students like Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) and Quinn Fabray (Dianna Agron) start graduating (“The only thing I hope is that I don’t end up being like Mr. Belding on Saved By The Bell“) and his eponymous new album (“The best part of the experience for me was working with Sting, Gwyneth [Paltrow] and Elton [John]‘). Gleeks, these two interviews are for you!
On May 10th, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation will kick off the Songwriters Music Series at the Hard Rock Cafe New York with an intimate acoustic performance by musician and Glee star Matthew Morrison. Presented by Starburst, the Songwriters Music Series which will launch in NYC, travel to Nashville on June 2nd with a performance by ACM Award-winning sibling trio The Band Perry at the Hard Rock Cafe?s Reverb Room and close-out in Los Angeles this September. All proceeds from the series will benefit VH1 Save The Music in their mission to provide all children with access to a complete education that includes music. For more info and to purchase tickets, please call (212) 846-7882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matthew Morrison?s self-titled debut will be available May 10th on Mercury Records. In support of the album and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, Matthew is launching a major summer tour, which will feature songs from his forthcoming album, including the hit single ?Summer Rain,? along with many of the Glee fan favorites. In tribute to the great glee clubs across the country, the tour will also offer regional glee clubs the chance to compete for the “opening act” performance slot in each market and the winner will be chosen by Morrison. Entries can be submitted at www.matthewmorrison.com/gleeclubcontest.
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