|March 20, 2015 – (Burbank, CA) –
Last night, Nile Rodgers appeared on AMERICAN IDOL XIV as a guest mentor and treated fans to a 30 second sneak peak of CHIC‘s highly anticipated official music video “I’ll Be There.” The video features supermodel and Taylor Swift’s certified “bestie,” Karlie Kloss and is directed by fashion photographer duo, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. As of 10am EST today, March 20th, the full length music video for Rodgers new hit single “I’ll Be There” will be available exclusively on Facebook via Nile Rodgers’ official Facebook page. When asked why Rodgers wanted to premiere via Facebook, he responded candidly saying, “Since I started my blog after the cancer diagnosis, I’ve felt that Facebook users feel like friends coming over to your house for a visit. In the world of social media Facebook feels more like family and the story behind CHIC’s record is deeply personal.” Please visit Facebook Media for information on how to embed Nile’s post and the new music video into your coverage.
Nile Rodgers‘ new single “I’ll Be There” with the Martinez Brothers is from his forthcoming album It’s About Time, due this summer. The song features all of the original members of CHIC. Download the single today via iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/IllBeThere.
In addition to the exclusive Facebook video premiere, Rodgers is also partnering with Yahoo and Live Nation to launch a global live stream. Rodgers expressed his incentive behind live streaming the tour saying, “Though the premier of ‘I’ll Be There‘ is taking place in London, I’d love to share this concert with the universe. When Live Nation approached me about live streaming it to the world via Yahoo Screen, I immediately said, ‘Okay… the world is cool.'” So Yahoo and Live Nation invite you to experience this legendary moment with Rodgers by tuning in to Yahoo Screen today, March 20th at 5pm EST to watch CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers: I’ll Be There Tour at Roundhouse in London, England.
TODAY, March 20th @ 5pm EST
CHIC feat. Nile Rodgers: I’ll Be There Tour
YAHOO & LIVE NATION LIVESTREAM HERE
Rodgers has remained culturally relevant throughout his 40-year-career by constantly traversing new musical terrain and successfully expanding the boundaries of popular music. The co-founder of CHIC, Rodgers pioneered a musical language that generated chart-topping pop hits like “Le Freak” and “I Want Your Love,” sparked the advent of hip-hop with “Good Times,” and gave Sister Sledge the smash “We Are Family.” His work in the CHIC Organization and his productions for artists like David Bowie and Madonna have sold over 200 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide, while his innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Disclosure, and Sam Smith reflect the vanguard of contemporary music. Fueling four decades of pop anthems with more than 200 production credits to his name, the scope of Rodgers’ peerless influence is undeniable. Rodgers reflected on his extraordinary life and career in his 2011 self-penned autobiography Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco and Destiny, which Rolling Stone chose as one of its “23 Greatest Rock Memoirs of All Time.”
In February, Warner Bros. Records (WBR) announced that it had signed a global recording contract with Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger, guitarist Nile Rodgers and his multi-platinum selling band CHIC. In addition, WBR entered into a deal with Land of The Good Groove, the label formed by Rodgers and veteran music executive, Michael Ostin. WBR now handles all distribution and label services for artists signed by Rodgers and Ostin, who act as the imprint’s creative supervisors.