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BIRTHDAYS

November 1st
Rocky Lynch - R5

November 2nd
Katelyn Tarver
Kendall Schmidt

November 5th
Kevin Jonas - Jonas Brothers

November 8th
Riker Lynch - R5

November 15th
Shailene Woodley

November 17th
Isaac Hanson - Hanson

November 18th
Connor McDonough - Before You Exit

November 20th
Carly Rae Jepsen
Michael Clifford - 5 Seconds Of Summer

November 21st
Liz Mace - Megan & Liz
Matt Best - Tonight Alive
Megan Mace - Megan & Liz

November 23rd
Katherine McNamara - Happyland
Miley Cyrus

November 18th
Lauryn Taylor Bach - 1 Girl Nation

November 25th
Jamie Grace

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UPCOMING RELEASES

November 10th
Nick Jonas - Nick Jonas

November 11th
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (3D, Blu-ray, & DVD)
Ingrid Michaelson - Lights Out (Deluxe)
Sailor Moon: Season 1, Part 1 (DVD & Blu-ray)

November 17th
Fifth Harmony - Reflection
One Direction - Four
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 - Soundtrack

November 18th
Kiki's Delivery Service (Blu-ray)
Princess Mononoke (Blu-ray)
The Wind Rises (DVD & Blu-ray)

November 24th
Coldplay - Ghost Stories: Live 2014 (DVD & Blu-ray)

November 25th
Copeland - Ixora
The Giver (DVD & Blu-ray)

December 2nd
One Direction - Where We Are: Live from San Siro Stadium (DVD & Blu-ray)
She & Him - Classics

December 9th
Doctor Who: The Complete Eighth Series (DVD & Blu-ray)
Guardians of the Galaxy (3D, Blu-ray, & DVD)

December 16th
Charlie XCX - Sucker
The Maze Runner (DVD & Blu-ray)

December 23
Continuum: Season Three (DVD & Blu-ray)

January 13th
Rixton - Let The Road

January 27th
Downton Abbey: Season 5 (DVD & Blu-ray)

February 10th
101 Dalmations (Diamond Edition) (Blu-ray)
Sailor Moon: Season 1, Part 2 (DVD & Blu-ray)



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Radio Disney as we knew it is gone, New Releases, Idina Menzel releases Baby It’s Cold Outside video, Ella Henderson on The Voice

November 18th, 2014

For the past twelve years at Tommy2.Net, November 18th has been the day we’ve recognized the birth of a media outlet that has played a HUGE role in Teen/Tween Pop music. Unfortunately, the thing that so many of us dearly cherished died this past year. The property once called Radio Disney was killed not long after the keys to the kingdom were given to the non-broadcast entity, Disney Channel in 2007.

How can it be dead if it’s technically still on-the-air?

It’s clearly evident that during their teenage years the ‘The Radio Station Just For Kids’ was repurposed and packaged exclusively for Women 25-54. As a result, all teen oriented acts without a connection to Disney Channel have virtually disappeared? In the past year I mentioned this to one of the higher ups and was told that I was incorrect. I also was given a list of “New Young Artists” currently featured on Radio Disney – the average age of the talent on the list was just a few months shy of 20 years old? And what about that N.B.T. program that promised to spotlight new talent? After five years of failing turn a winner into a success story they decided to use N.B.T. to feature signed acts that are backed by solid management with a strong probability for success. Why? So they can claim they helped make that well established and well funded act into stars when it couldn’t be further from the truth. After all, they do claim Taylor Swift as one of their success stories despite the fact her album was certified Platinum before they gave her a spin on November 3, 2007.

Musically, those glory years of playing exclusive content for younger EARS is long gone. Research Director, Inc. said it best, “Their attempt to play music on AM stations, much of which was already available on the FM dial, certainly limited their available audience.” That statement is clearly referring to the changes made to the Radio Disney playlist in 2008 that put the station into the financial mess they are in right now.

How many acts do you remember that at one time could only be heard on Radio Disney? Here’s just a few that previously graced the Radio Disney Top 30 Countdown charts: A*Teens, Aaron Carter, Alexa Vega, Allstar Weekend, Aly & AJ, Anneliese van der Pol, Anne Hathaway, Ashley Tisdale, B5, The Beu Sisters, Bridgit Mendler, Brie Larson, Caleigh Peters, Chris Trousdale, Corbin Bleu, Crazy Frog, The Cheetah Girls, Christy Carlson Romano, The Clique Girlz, Crazy Frog, D-Tent Boys, Demi Lovato, Dream Street, Drew Seeley, Emily Osment, Everlife, Fan_3, Greg Raposo, Hampton The Hampster, Haylie Duff, Hilary Duff, Hoku, Joey Page, Jonas Brothers, Jordan Francis, Jordan McCoy, Jordan Pruitt, Jump5, Katelyn Tarver, Keke Palmer, KSM, Kyle Massey, Lalaine, Leslie Carter, LMNT, Lucas Grabeel, Melissa Joan Hart, Miley Cyrus, Miranda Cosgrove, Mitchel Musso, Myra, Nikki Cleary, No Secrets, Play, Plus One, PureNRG, Raven, Ron Stoppable & Rufus, Rose Falcon, Roshon Fegan, S Club 7, Sabrina Bryan, Savannah Outen, Savvy & Mandy, Simon & Milo, Skye Sweetnam, Solange, Selena Gomez, Stevie Brock, T-Squad, Tiffany Evans, Triple Image, Vanessa Hudgens, Varsity Fanclub, and Zac Efron.

As for Radio Disney turning their back on kids, it’s more apparent than ever with their recent contests. When the station launched in 1996, contests were open to ages 12 and UNDER. Did you know that in their most recent ’Tune In Radio Disney Birthday Sweepstakes’ you had to be 13 years of age or OLDER to be enter the contest? (Official Rules PDF).

What about the new music they are playing? The current playlist would clearly have made the former staff blush, and for the life me I can’t figure how they’re able to strong arm the content through Disney’s Broadcast Standards and Practices. If we go back to that era just before things changed in 2008, Demi Lovato was rockin’ the charts with her single, Get Back. However, under the old rules this song featured an edit removing the words “kiss me” everytime they occurred in the chorus. Let’s just say, that line they once had has been crossed so frequently it no longer exists. Their “Family Friendly” programming has turned toxic and if Radio Disney still exists, the mouse is more than guilty of something comparable to getting kids hooked on candy cigarettes and non-alcoholic beer (by endorsing artists) that will eventually take their ‘habit’ to the next level. Sadly, those in control not only turn a blind eye to what is going on, but cover it up. Up until a few years back, all edited songs included the phrase “Radio Disney Version” alongside the title of the song on their Top 30 Countdown listings. They’ve dropped that practice online and one can only speculate that was done to cover a possible PR disaster with the heavy volume of songs edited for inappropriate content in rotation. Although, not everyone is being fooled. Common Sense Media, the nation’s leading advocate for kids removed the review of RadioDisney.com that was once featured at their site. Why? Remember that phrase from Bambi where Thumper repeats what his father once told him, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all?” Perhaps, that says it all. Ironically, Radio Disney still airs public service announcements to promote Common Sense Media despite the fact the organization has distanced itself from their behavior.

Not only have they crossed the lines, but the staff is so colorblind that they aren’t even aware of their fumbles. Somehow clips from Robin Thicke’s music video for Blurred Lines found there way on to RadioDisney.com? And what about all of the direct links from their Facebook and website provided to preview and PURCHASE albums at iTunes that carry the Parental Advisory – Explicit Content sticker? Then there were the photos and videos Radio Disney distributed through their online division and publicity department that featured Calum Hood of 5 Seconds Of Summer at the station wearing a t-shirt with a cross that has the ‘no’ symbol over it? How could this pass through all of their filters without one person suggesting this might be offensive to some? Maybe now we know the real truth as to why the listening to Radio Disney in the car has dropped to an all time low.

I guess I shouldn’t be a party pooper with the Family VIP Birthday event just around corner. After all, the people who just laid off nearly 200 people three months ago need to blow of some steam and find someway to feel good about themselves. I would love it if someone in charge could justify this to a shareholder.

Friends, it was fun while it lasted and to ALL of you that played a part of making something truly good I applaud you for what you did and I LOVED every minute of it. Crank it up and sing-along “I’ve got a lot to say… to you, ah yeah and your other crew. If it is a dream, boom see boom.” The Radio Disney we grew to love just died.

-Tommy2

New Releases

David Cook: Wait For Me (Single) – You can help support Tommy2.Net by purchasing this release at iTunes.

Mack Z: Christmas All Year Long (Single) – You can help support Tommy2.Net by purchasing this release at iTunes.

One Direction: Four – featuring the single “Steel My Girl,” “Night Changes,” and more. Deluxe edition includes four bonus tracks: “Change Your Ticket,” “Illusion,” “Once In A Lifetime,” and “Act My Age.” Japan has a bonus remix and acoustic version of “Steal My Girl” and a live version of “Story Of My Life.” Yearbook edition also available. You can help support Tommy2.Net by purchasing this release at iTunes.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1: Soundtrack – Curated by Lorde, it features songs by her, CHVRCHES, Tove Lo, Charli XCX, Major Lazer and Ariana Grande, Bat For Lashes, Tinashe, Grace Jones, XOV, The Chemical Brothers, and more. Catch the film in theaters Friday! You can help support Tommy2.Net by purchasing this release at iTunes.

Nashville Indie Spotlight: Christmas – featuring songs by American Idol winner Kris Allen, Sugar & The Hi-lows, Brooke Waggoner, Sandra McCracken, and more.

Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 6: Various Artists – Featuring “I Knew You Were Trouble” by We Came As Romans, “Wrecking Ball” by August Burns Red, “Problem” by Set It Off and more! You can help support Tommy2.Net by purchasing this release at iTunes.

Kiki’s Delivery Service (Blu-ray) – Available for the first time on Blu-ray in the United States, the 1989 classic anime film from director Hayao Miyazaki.

Princess Mononoke (Blu-ray) – Available for the first time on Blu-ray in the United States, the 1997 classic anime film from director Hayao Miyazaki.

The Wind Rises (Blu-ray/DVD) – The final film by writer and director Hayao Miyazaki based on his manga The Wind Has Risen.

Pokémon: Alpha Sapphire / Omega Ruby (3DS) – Available Friday, return to the Hoenn region in the remastered 2002 Game Boy Advance games.

Super Smash Bros. (Wii U) – The popular Nintendo fighting game is back! Also available, a bundle including a classic GameCube controller.

Idina Menzel has released her music video for Baby, It’s Cold Outside, featuring Michael Bublé. Menzel and Bublé both channel their inner child as their young counterparts (played by Emily Carey and Harry Collett, respectively) serenade each other in this heartwarming visual, directed by Brett Sullivan.

Tonight, eighteen-year-old U.K. singing sensation Ella Henderson will perform her breakout single Ghost on the live telecast of NBC’s The Voice.

6pm CST – Bruce Almighty (ABC Family)
God (Morgan Freeman) gives a disgruntled Buffalo TV reporter (Jim Carrey) divine powers. This hit-or-miss comedy features Carrey’s usual physical antics. Jennifer Aniston, Philip Baker Hall, Catherine Bell.

7pm CST – The Flash: The Flash Is Born (CW)
The Flash faces a new meta-human named Tony, who can turn himself into girded steel, but Cisco comes up with a plan to take Tony down. Meanwhile, Iris gets in trouble over her blog; Eddie witnesses Tony’s abilities and asks questions that Joe doesn’t want answered; and Joe asks Dr. Wells to help him solve Nora Allen’s murder.

7pm CST – The Voice: Live Eliminations (NBC)
Two vocalists are eliminated in a results edition.

7:05pm CST – Ratatouille (Disney Channel)
A rat who dreams of becoming a gourmet chef teams up with an inexperienced kitchen worker at one of Paris’ finest restaurants.

8pm CST – New Girl: Teachers (FOX)
Jess, Coach and Ryan head to a weekend teachers’ conference headed by an education guru, and while Jess is away, Nick, Schmidt and Winston plan a wild weekend.

Aaron Carter
Jupitar Bar
Tuscaloosa, AL

Denyse Tontz and Mark Salling
Hotel Cafe
Los Angeles, CA

Echosmith
Schuba’s Tavern
Chicago, IL

Malese Jow shares about when it rains, Ariana Grande touring UK and Europe in 2015, Charli XCX on Seventeen, Fifth Harmony on I’ll Be Home For Christmas EP, Olly Murs releases Wrapped Up, The Looking Ahead Awards

November 17th, 2014

Quote of the Day:

When it rains, it most definitely pours… But you bet I’m gonna sing in it.

Malese Jow

Ariana Grande has announced she’ll be taking The Honeymoon Tour to the UK and Europe next year. Here are the dates:

May
15 Paris, France – Zenith
19 Berlin, Germany – Max Schmeling Hale
21 Stockholm, Sweden – Globen
22 Oslo, Norway – Spektrum
25 Milan, Italy – Forum
29 Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome

June
1 London, UK – The O2
4 Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
8 Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro Arena
9 Birmingham, UK – Barclaycard Arena
12 Antwerp, Belgium – Lotto Arena
13 Cologne, Germany – Lanxness Arena
16 Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi


Becky G.Can’t Stop Dancin’
Rae SremmurdNo Type

Charli XCX will be featured on the cover of Seventeen magazine, in stores on November 25th. Preview her photo shoot and listen to her new song, Gold Coins, at Seventeen.com.

Fifth Harmony will be featured covering Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You on the upcoming I’ll Be Home For Christmas EP, in stores November 24th. Check out the song in it’s entirety at YouTube. Other acts on the compilation include A Great Big World, Fiona Apple, Meghan Trainor, Tamar Braxton and a duet from Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson.

Olly Murs and has released his new single Wrapped Up, featuring Gym Class Heroes lead vocalist Travie McCoy. Here’s the link to pick it up at iTunes.

The Actors Fund’s Looking Ahead program, which helps professional young performers and their families address the unique challenges of working in the entertainment industry, will present the Looking Ahead Awards on Thursday, December 4th at 6:30pm at the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles, CA. Two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank will present her mother, Judy Swank, with the Looking Ahead Parenting Award; Max Burkholder (NBC’s Parenthood) will receive the Looking Ahead Social Awareness Award presented by Jason Katims; Tia Mowry (Instant Mom) and Tamera Mowry (The Real) will receive the Looking Ahead Education Award presented by Jackée Harry; and Academy Award® winner Margaret O’Brien is slated to receive the Shirley Temple Award. Tickets prices are $150 and $300. To purchase tickets visit ActorsFund.org/LookingAheadAwards.

6pm CST – Bruce Almighty (ABC Family)
God (Morgan Freeman) gives a disgruntled Buffalo TV reporter (Jim Carrey) divine powers. This hit-or-miss comedy features Carrey’s usual physical antics. Jennifer Aniston, Philip Baker Hall, Catherine Bell.

7pm CST – The Flash: The Flash Is Born (CW)
The Flash faces a new meta-human named Tony, who can turn himself into girded steel, but Cisco comes up with a plan to take Tony down. Meanwhile, Iris gets in trouble over her blog; Eddie witnesses Tony’s abilities and asks questions that Joe doesn’t want answered; and Joe asks Dr. Wells to help him solve Nora Allen’s murder.

7pm CST – The Voice: Live Eliminations (NBC)
Two vocalists are eliminated in a results edition.

7:05pm CST – Ratatouille (Disney Channel)
A rat who dreams of becoming a gourmet chef teams up with an inexperienced kitchen worker at one of Paris’ finest restaurants.

8pm CST – New Girl: Teachers (FOX)
Jess, Coach and Ryan head to a weekend teachers’ conference headed by an education guru, and while Jess is away, Nick, Schmidt and Winston plan a wild weekend.

Aaron Carter
Bourbon Street Bar
Auburn, AL

Tonight Alive
Sons of Herman
Dallas, TX

Stefanie Scott shares her hidden talent, HALO Awards, Echosmith to live-stream concert tonight, Tonight Alive photos, The House On Cliff EP Release Party, Paradise Fears to release new single, Jonnie and Brookie release new album, Guardians of the Galaxy coming November 18th

November 16th, 2014

Quote of the Day:

I consider sneaking my own drinks/snacks into movie theaters as one of my hidden talents.

Stefanie Scott
Jessie

Echosmith, Meghan Trainor, Nick Jonas, The Vamps and Fifth Harmony performed at the Nickelodeon HALO Awards, an hour-long concert special celebrating kids who are “Helping and Leading Others” (HALO) in their communities. The show also included special appearances by Zendaya, Victoria Justice and Carlos PenaVega, along with stars from Nick’s hit series Instant Mom (Sydney Park), The Thundermans (Jack Griffo, Kira Kosarin), The Haunted Hathaways (Benjamin Flores Jr., Breanna Yde) and Victorious (Leon Thomas, Matt Bennett).

Live Nation and Yahoo have teamed up with Echosmith to live-stream their concert tonight from Cambridge, MA. Fans can tune in at 9pm CST via Yahoo Screen on iOS, Android, mobile Web, desktop, and Smart TV platforms including Apple TV, Roku, and Xbox 360.

New photos from Tonight Alive‘s show on Friday night at the House of Blues in Orlando, FL can be viewed in our pictures section!

Last night, The House on Cliff held their EP Release Party at The Red Room @Cafe 939 in Boston, MA. Check out their music at iTunes and you’ll see why I’ve been raving about this talented unsigned act that will be hitting the road with Hollywood Ending next month for a few shows.

This Tuesday, Paradise Fears will release their new single, Who We Were With.

Radio Disney N.B.T. Season 1 Winners Jonnie & Brookie have a new album titled Until Next Time. It includes all of their 23 original songs and it can be purchased at iTunes for only $2.99.

The official home entertainment trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy is now online. The title will be releases on Digital HD plus Disney Movies Anywhere November 18th and on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray and On-Demand December 9th. Enjoy the epicness!

9am CST – Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer (Disney Channel)
Third-grader Judy Moody (Jordana Beatty) is determined to have an adventure over the summer, despite being forced to live with her aunt (Heather Graham) while her parents go to California without her.

10am CST – The Gabby Douglas Story (Lifetime)
The true story of Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, who overcame numerous challenges to become the first African American to win a gold medal as the individual all-around champion at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

10am CST – You Oughta Know in Concert (VH1)
Rising artists are featured in a concert hosted by Nicole Richie. Included: Sam Smith; Bleachers; Echosmith; and Aloe Blacc.

12pm CST – The Pregnancy Pact (Lifetime)
A high-school student pretends to be pregnant in order to conduct a research project about stereotyping teens who are pregnant.

3pm CST – Figure Skating: Rostelecom Cup (NBC)
ISU Rostelecom Cup competition in Moscow. Top U.S. entrants include Mirai Nagasu, Max Aaron and Stephen Carriere.

5pm CST – The Hunger Games (ABC Family)
After her younger sister is chosen to take part, 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers to compete in her place in a cruel televised tournament in which 24 teenagers from a postapocalyptic society fight to the death for the entertainment of the masses in a competition known as the “Hunger Games,” which are broadcast across the nation as entertainment, and to reinforce the government’s total power.

6pm CST – Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B (Lifetime)
The inspirational journey of R&B singer Aaliyah is chronicled from her appearance on “Star Search” at age 10 to her tragic death at 22 in a plane crash.

7pm CST – Once Upon a Time: Smash the Mirror (ABC)
Emma isolates herself from loved ones to protect them as her powers grow uncontrollable, and she seeks help from Mr. Gold. Meanwhile, in the Arendelle of the past, the Snow Queen struggles to ignite a rivalry between Anna and Elsa.

8pm CST – The Hunger Games (ABC Family)
After her younger sister is chosen to take part, 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers to compete in her place in a cruel televised tournament in which 24 teenagers from a postapocalyptic society fight to the death for the entertainment of the masses in a competition known as the “Hunger Games,” which are broadcast across the nation as entertainment, and to reinforce the government’s total power.

Tonight Alive
White Rabbit
San Antonio, TX

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