Billboard Bits: Phish, Ty Herndon, 'Snakes On A Plane'
News on Phish, Ty Herndon, 'Snakes On A Plane'The upcoming Phish DVD "Live in Brooklyn" will be shown at 99 U.S. movie theaters on July 10, the day before the film is released via JEMP Records/Rhino. The show it chronicles, held July 17, 2004, at Coney Island, N.Y., was simulcast to movie theaters that evening and drew 30,000 fans throughout the country, according to the band. For ticket information, visit BigScreenConcerts.com.
In related news, Phish has begun offering single-track downloads via its Live Phish online store. Previously, concerts could only be purchased in their entirety.
-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
Ty Herndon has signed with Titan Pyramid Records, a division of Titan Global Entertainment. His first album for the label, "Right About Now," is due this summer. Herndon produced with Darrell Brown, Dennis Matosky and fiddler Jonathan Yudkin.
Herndon recorded for Epic Records from 1995 until 2002, where he racked up seven top 10 singles including three No. 1 hits. His first two albums, "What Mattered Most" and "Living in a Moment," were certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. Two more studio albums and a 2002 greatest hits set followed.
-- Phyllis Stark, Nashville
Los Angeles-based band Captain Ahab was the official winner of the "Snakes on a Plane" soundtrack contest, which was thrown by New Line Cinema and social networking site TagWorld. Captain Ahab's song, "Snakes on a Brain," beat out nearly 500 entries and will be placed in the film and on the "Snakes on a Plane" soundtrack.
In addition, band Louden Swain was named the runner up, securing their song "Here Come the Snakes" a place on the film's soundtrack, which will be released by New Line Records on Aug. 18. TagWorld hosted the contest, and the TagWorld community then voted on submitted tracks, narrowing the competition down to 25 finalists. From there, the "Snakes On A Plane" filmmakers chose the two finalists. Both songs can be heard at Tagworld.com/Snakesonaplane.