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Summit Entertainment, Chop Shop and Atlantic Celebrate the Long-Awaited Release of "THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK"; Huge Schedule of Promotional Events Scheduled, Including Major TV Performances and Unprecede

(November 08, 2011)

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/11 -- A massive amount of activity is slated to celebrate this week's release of Summit Entertainment/Chop Shop/Atlantic's eagerly awaited "THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK." The album arrives in stores and on all online retailers today, Tuesday, November 8th; Summit Entertainment's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 opens in theatres nationwide on November 18th.

"THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK" features new tracks from an extraordinary selection of artists, including Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum singer/songwriter/musician/producer Bruno Mars, Christina Perri, The Joy Formidable, The Belle Brigade, Iron & Wine, Theophilus London, and Mia Maestro (who co-stars in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 as Carmen Denali of the Denali Coven). The soundtrack recently had its world premiere via The Twilight Saga's official Facebook page, located at www.facebook.com/twilight. The 24-hour stream began October 29th at 7:30 am PT, just as dawn broke over Forks, Washington, renowned around the world as the setting for The Twilight Saga.

Bruno Mars' "It Will Rain," the recently released first single from "THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK," is quickly proving to be a sensation. The track is currently blowing up on multi-format radio outlets nationwide, coming in this week as a top 15 favorite on the Top 40 airplay charts, top 20 at Hot AC, and top 25 at CHR/Rhythmic outlets. "It Will Rain" has also climbed to #12 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart this week. MTV is set to premiere the track's companion video exclusively this Wednesday, November 9th at 7:56pm ET. Immediately following at 8pm ET, "It Will Rain" will premiere on MTV.com, MTV Hits and mtvU. The video will also go into rotation the following morning during AMTV.

Furthermore, a series of other videos accompanying songs found on the soundtrack have debuted in recent weeks. The companion video for Christina Perri's "A Thousand Years" has begun airing across a range of MTV platforms, including MTV, VH1, MTV Hits, MTV.com, mtvU, VH1.com (http://youtu.be/rtOvBOTyX00), while an exclusive studio rendition of Iron & Wine's "Flightless Bird, American Mouth (Wedding Version)" recently premiered exclusively on VH1.com (http://youtu.be/oIHaNh3jRXg). Finally, a lyric video for The Belle Brigade's "I Didn't Mean It," which premiered on RollingStone.com, can be viewed now as well (http://youtu.be/FXn1TonSmFc).


Many of the artists included on "THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK" have scheduled high profile TV appearances to mark the soundtrack's arrival. The schedule will begin with two nights of performances on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, with The Belle Brigade slated to perform "I Didn't Mean It" on Monday, November 14th and Christina Perri set to perform "A Thousand Years" on Tuesday, November 15th (check local listings). Next up, Bruno Mars will join members of the film's cast on the nationally syndicated The Ellen DeGeneres Show for a very special performance of "It Will Rain," scheduled to air Friday, November 18th.

A number of the soundtrack's top artists will also be part of a unique promotional tour heralding the imminent arrival of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1. The red carpet event and concert tour will feature live performances from Christina Perri, Sleeping At Last, Aqualung & Lucy Schwartz alongside appearances from select members of the film's cast, including Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, and Ashley Greene. The nationwide tour will hit concert venues in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, and Salt Lake City this week (see below itinerary). Tickets are free and are now available at each event location. Tickets are limited to two per person, non-transferable, and available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. Tour dates and locations, as well as cast availability, are subject to change.

For more information, please see the official "THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK" web page, located at breakingdawnthesoundtrack.com.

"THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK" follows three previous Twilight Saga soundtrack collections. Released in November 2008, "TWILIGHT - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK" topped the Billboard 200 chart upon its release, marking the largest debut for an Atlantic Records soundtrack since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991. "THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK" proved equally successful, topping the Billboard 200 in its first full week at retail in October of 2009. Combined, all three Twilight soundtracks have sold more than 7.5 million copies worldwide and have remained on Billboard's "Top 100 Soundtracks" chart since being released.

Chop Shop Music Supervision owner Alexandra Patsavas (Grey's Anatomy, Gossip Girl) returns as Producer/Music Supervisor on "THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK," having worked closely with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 director Bill Condon in compiling the tracklisting. Paul Katz of Eye2Ear Music serves as both the producer of the album as well as Summit's point person on film-related music and soundtracks.

The hugely anticipated next chapter of The Twilight Saga will be released as two separate films, with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 slated for release on November 18th, 2011 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 due on November 16th, 2012. Academy Award® winner Bill Condon directed both films, which star Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner. Both The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 are based on the fourth novel in author Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series, with the screenplays penned by Melissa Rosenberg, and Wyck Godfrey, Karen Rosenfelt and Stephenie Meyer producing.

For more information, please visit Summit Entertainment's official page for The Twilight Saga films, located at http://www.breakingdawn-themovie.com.

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About THE TWILIGHT SAGA film series
THE TWILIGHT SAGA film series stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and tells the story of 17-year-old Bella Swan who moves to the small town of Forks, Washington to live with her father, and becomes drawn to Edward Cullen, a pale, mysterious classmate who seems determined to push her away. But neither can deny the attraction that pulls them together... even when Edward confides that he and his family are vampires. The action-packed, modern day vampire love story TWILIGHT, the first film in the series, was released in theatres on November 21, 2008 to a blockbuster reception. The second installment of the film franchise, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON was released November 20, 2009 and the third installment, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE was released June 30, 2010.

About Summit Entertainment, LLC
Summit Entertainment, LLC is a worldwide theatrical motion picture development, financing, production and distribution studio. The studio handles all aspects of marketing and distribution for both its own internally developed motion pictures as well as acquired pictures. Summit Entertainment, LLC also represents international sales for both its own slate and third party product. Summit Entertainment, LLC releases on average 10 to 12 films annually.

About Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2008. Founded in New York City, the label literally grew from a one-room operation into one of the world's preeminent music companies. Atlantic has released a string of recordings that have had a profound impact on the course of modern music, its rich history including such musical icons as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, John Coltrane, and Led Zeppelin. The Atlantic roster today includes many of the world's most popular recording artists, among them James Blunt, B.o.B, Phil Collins, Death Cab for Cutie, Missy Elliott, Flo Rida, Lupe Fiasco, Gnarls Barkley, Kid Rock, Matchbox Twenty, Janelle Monae, Jason Mraz, Plies, Sean Paul, Rush, Shinedown, Staind, Rob Thomas, T.I., Trey Songz, Zac Brown Band, and many more.

About Chop Shop
Alexandra Patsavas founded her own Chop Shop Music Supervision company in 1998. She quickly earned a reputation for raising the bar in the quality of music selected for television series and feature films, including Grey's Anatomy, The O.C., Gossip Girl, Mad Men, Rescue Me, The Twilight Saga, Water for Elephants, and The Dilemma. A champion of independent artists, Patsavas has been responsible for identifying and exposing a remarkable string of original music to mainstream audiences. In the process, she has played an influential role in the development of such artists as Death Cab for Cutie, The Killers, Snow Patrol, Modest Mouse, The Fray, Ingrid Michaelson, and many others. In 2007, Patsavas launched Chop Shop Records, which today is home to Scars on 45, Anya Marina, Milo Greene, Marina & The Diamonds, The Republic Tigers, Mackintosh Braun, and the Twilight Saga soundtracks.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1:
THE TOUR

November 7th, 2011: Atlanta, GA
The Buckhead Theatre
3110 Roswell Road Atlanta GA 30305
Cast Attending: Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli, and Jackson Rathbone
Performance By: Christina Perri
*For Atlanta event details please contact breakingdawnatl@gmail.com

November 8th, 2011: Chicago, IL
House of Blues
329 N Dearborn Chicago IL 60654
Cast Attending: Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli, Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz, and Elizabeth Reaser
Performance By: Christina Perri
*For Chicago event details please contact BreakingDawnChicago@gmail.com

November 9th, 2011: Dallas, TX
The Palladium Ballroom at Gilley's Dallas
1135 South Lamar Street
Dallas, TX 75215-1036
Cast Attending: Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli, and Jackson Rathbone
Performance By: Christina Perri
*For Dallas event details please contact BreakingDawn.Dallas@LandH.com

November 10th, 2011: San Francisco, CA
The Fillmore
1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94115
Cast Attending: Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli, and Jackson Rathbone
Performances By: Aqualung & Lucy Schwartz and Sleeping at Last
*For San Francisco event details please contact BreakingDawnSanFrancisco@gmail.com

November 11th, 2011: Salt Lake City, UT
The Rail Event Center
235 N 500 W. Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Cast Attending: Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli, and Jackson Rathbone
Performances By: Aqualung & Lucy Schwartz and Sleeping at Last
*For Salt Lake City event details please contact breakingdawnslc@gmail.com

"THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1
ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK"
(Summit Entertainment/Chop Shop/Atlantic)
Release Date: November 8, 2011

1. "Endtapes" - The Joy Formidable
2. "Love Will Take You" - Angus & Julia Stone
3. "It Will Rain" - Bruno Mars
4. "Turning Page" - Sleeping At Last
5. "From Now On" - The Features
6. "A Thousand Years" - Christina Perri
7. "Neighbors" - Theophilus London
8. "I Didn't Mean It" - The Belle Brigade
9. "Sister Rosetta" (2011 Version) - Noisettes
10. "Northern Lights" - Cider Sky
11. "Flightless Bird, American Mouth" (Wedding Version) - Iron & Wine
12. "Requiem On Water" - Imperial Mammoth
13. "Cold" - Aqualung & Lucy Schwartz
14. "Llovera" - Mia Maestro
15. "Love Death Birth" - Carter Burwell

Bonus Tracks (featured on Deluxe Version):
16. "Like A Drug" - Hard-Fi
17. "Turning Page" (Instrumental) - Sleeping At Last
18. "Eclipse (All Yours)" - Kevin Teasley
19. "It Will Rain" (Video) - Bruno Mars

Contact:
Catharine McNelly
212.707.3069
catharine.mcnelly@atlanticrecords.com


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