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SATURDAY JULY 27, 2019
Acclaimed producer/songwriter/performer Maggie Rogers released her Capitol Records debut album, Heard It In A Past Life, on January 18, 2019. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Top Album Sales chart. Her new single, “Light On,” is out now. Written by Rogers, the song was produced by Greg Kurstin + Kid Harpoon + Rogers and premiered as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1. Heard It In A Past Life includes the song that introduced Rogers to the world, “Alaska,” which has accrued over 100 million global combined streams to date. The album also contains the follow-up singles “Fallingwater,” praised by NPR as “a celebration of the terrifying yet thrilling process of change” and “Give A Little,” which Pitchfork hailed as “cathartic pop song about empathy and unity.” Maggie Rogers grew up in Easton, Maryland. After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she released her critically acclaimed debut EP, Now That The Light Is Fading. The BBC, Tidal, Google Play, Vevo, Pandora and numerous publications – including Rolling Stone, NYLON, SPIN, Billboard and more – have tipped her as an artist to watch. NPR named her one of its Favorite Musicians and The New Yorker declares, “Maggie Rogers is an artist of her time.” Rogers’ television performances include “Saturday Night Live,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”
Newport Festivals Foundation has made a donation on Maggie's behalf to The Girls Electronic Music Stars (GEMS) summer program at NYU – a 2-week experience for middle school girls ages 10-12. The generous grant will be used to sponsor 10 girls' tuition to attend the program. Girls will be given the scholarship to attend the program based on declared need for financial assistance.
Quote from Maggie Rogers
I’m so excited to partner with my alma mater, NYU, in their efforts to break down barriers in gender and technology and ring in the next generation of engineers, producers, and headliners.
Quote from Agnieszka Roginska, Associate Director of the Music Technology program
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to Maggie Rogers and Newport Festivals Foundation for their generous donation to the Girls Electronic Music Stars (GEMS) summer program at NYU. We are very excited that this gift will provide scholarships for middle school girls attending the program, and help them explore the opportunities for expression in electronic music and studio recording.