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TouchTunes, July 30: Buddy Guy Birthday Giveaway Begins; Thicke, FFDP And Franti Make Jukebox Debuts

TouchTunes | Released Aug. 2, 2013

SEARCH TERM Happy Birthday Buddy Guy Prize Pack Giveaway
July 30th marked legendary R&B singer/guitarist Buddy Guy's 77th birthday and the release of his new double-disc album, Rhythm & Blues, on TouchTunes. The six-time Grammy award winner collaborated with producer and songwriter Tom Hambridge to create a standout album that features special guests Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Gary Clark, Jr., and Aerosmith members Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford. Timed with the album's release, TouchTunes will feature Rhythm & Blues across its jukebox network nationwide and Canada. Additionally, TouchTunes is offering Buddy Guy fans the chance to celebrate the legend's birthday and enter for a chance to win a Buddy Guy Prize Pack, including a custom autographed guitar strap. The sweepstakes is accessible starting July 30 at www.touchtunes.com/buddyguy (18+, U.S. only, ends 8/12/13).

SEARCH TERM TouchTunes Debuts Robin Thicke Blurred Lines
On July 30, Robin Thicke released his highly anticipated new album, Blurred Lines, on TouchTunes. The Los Angeles native began his music career at the age of 16, writing and producing tracks for artists like Brandy, Color Me Badd and Brian McKnight. By 21, Thicke had worked as a writer/producer on over 20 gold or platinum records for musical superstars including Michael Jackson, P!nk and Christina Aguilera. In 2003, Thicke released his solo debut, A Beautiful World, to critical acclaim. His sophomore release, 2006's The Evolution of Robin Thicke, was the singer's true breakthrough, spawning the huge hit single "Lost Without You," which topped four Billboard charts upon release. The July 30th release of Blurred Lines marks Thicke's sixth studio album and comes on the tails of his smash new single, "Blurred Lines (ft. T.I. and Pharrell)." Released March 26th, the single hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Pop Songs charts and is an indisputable summer 2013 anthem.

Five Finger Death Punch New Album on TouchTunes
Five Finger Death Punch's 4th studio record, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, debuted on TouchTunes, July 30. The heavy metal band debuted their first album under an indie record label and got their start touring in support of rock superstars Korn in 2007. In 2009, the band released their sophomore album, War Is the Answer, which debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200. This month, Five Finger Death Punch gears up to release a brand new record, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Volume 1. The first installment in a two-part release, the band will follow up with Volume 2 in fall 2013. Produced by the legendary Kevin Churko (Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, Hinder) the album is led by the single "Lift Me Up," which features Judas Priest's Rob Halford. In support of the release, Five Finger Death Punch will embark on a North American tour starting September 15, 2013. For tour dates, visit www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com/tour/

Michael Franti Releases All People
July 30 marked the release of Michael Franti's 8th studio album, All People, on TouchTunes. Franti, originally from Oakland, has had an extraordinarily diverse career spanning almost 30 years. Originally in an industrial punk and spoken word band called 'The Beatnigs,' Franti spent time exploring musical genres and instruments. His next project was 'The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy,' an eclectic group of jazz musicians and electronic artists that fused their talents to create socially conscious music. In 1994, the musician/poet formed his current band, Michael Franti & Spearhead, which features Franti as front man and continues the singer's longtime effort to advocate social justice through music. Franti's newest album, All People, debuts on TouchTunes July 30th and features the single, "I'm Alive (Life Sounds Like)," an anthemic track encouraging self-love.

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