Posts Tagged ‘Keith Urban’

Keith Urban Accused Of Trademark Infringement Over HSN Guitar Name

June 24, 2015

This sounds like a totally frivolous lawsuit, but country western star and “American Idol” judge Keith Urban and HSN are being sued for trademark infringement over the guitars he hawks on the home shopping channel.

The suit also takes a swipe at Urban by claiming that he is trying to piggyback on his wife Nicole Kidman’s name and fame.

Keith Urban and his HSN guitars

Keith Urban and his HSN guitars

Peter Beckett, a British songwriter, claims that Urban unlawfully took the name of his band, Player, and used it as the moniker for the the country hunk’s guitar kit. The package is called “Keith Urban Player.”

Patch and Page Six, the New York Post’s gossip column, both reported on the litigation.

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http://pagesix.com/2015/06/23/guitarist-sues-keith-urban-for-ripping-off-bands-name/

Player had a hit in 1978 with its song “Baby Come Back.”

“Defendants’ use of the trade name and trademark Player … are likely to deceive and will continue to deceive the consuming public,” the suit says.

A Dec. 15 trial date was set on the case in LA.

In a low blow, Beckett alleges that Urban associated his guitars with Player’s name because “if not for his marriage to Nicole Kidman and if not for his appearance as a judge on the tail end of the now-cancelled ‘American Idol,’ defendant Urban’s fame would be limited to country fans for just a few more years.”

Country King Keith Urban Back At HSN Sunday

December 11, 2014

On the heels of his win at last month’s Country Music Awards, and being nominated for two Grammy Awards for “Best Country Solo Performance” and “Best Country Duo/Group Performance” just last week, Keith Urban will be back at HSN this Sunday with his latest guitar collection.

The spouse of Nicole Kidman will be debuting his Deluxe “Player” Guitar line.

“I first started playing the guitar when I was six and I remember feeling an instant connection to it,” Urban said in a canned statement.

Keith Urban

Keith Urban

“So it was important to me to make learning it as easy as possible, for any age, and to create an affordable, quality instrument so that as many people as possible could have a chance to discover the joy of playing. I believe that’s exactly what we’ve been able to do.”

Urban will have the Today’s Special, his fourth HSN guitar collection, at a price tag of $299.95, $100 off of its regular price at the home shopping network.

Urban’s largest guitar collection to date, the Deluxe “Player” package comes with a 30-DVD lesson series where the handsome singer teaches aspiring musicians the fundamental building blocks needed to learn how to play 30 hit songs: 15 of his top hits and 15 classic rock favorites.

Each disc includes:

* a full lesson designed for you to build as you go to master the song from start to finish
* a one-on-one solo performance practice session to cement the flow of the song
* a play along with the band practice session
* a final session featuring a backup band where you become the star

The “Player” features two versions of the guitar: an all-wood body, handcrafted, Acoustic-Electric guitar with built-in on board 4 band EQ and tuner; or the Solid Body Electric guitar complete with double humbucker style pick-ups, 3 way selector switch and volume and tone controls.

Each 50-piece set is available in four color ways including the Keith Urban signature Brazilian Burst, Rich Black, Crimson and Jade.

Keith Urban Back At HSN With Guitars Nov. 15

November 12, 2014

We’ve written about this already, but here’s the full scoop on Keith Urban’s encore on HSN:

Four-Time GRAMMY Award Winner Keith Urban Returns To HSN For 1st Anniversary Guitar Event Live On November 15

— Limited Edition “Night Star” Series to be offered at Special One-Day-Only Price just in time for the Holidays —

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — On the heels of Keith Urban’s success last week during the 48th Annual Country Music Live Awards Show where he took home a CMA for Musical Event of the Year for his #1 song “We Were Us” featuring Miranda Lambert and performed his record breaking 32nd consecutive top 10 single “Somewhere In My Car”, leading entertainment and lifestyle retailer HSN welcomes Urban back for the world premiere of his “Night Star” Guitar Collection.

Appearing live across all of HSN’s platforms – TV, online and mobile – four-time GRAMMY Award® Winner Keith Urban will be on HSN on Saturday, November 15th at 12:01 AM ET and throughout the day. Urban follows up his previous two guitar collections for HSN, which saw record sales, with this limited-edition set that will be available for $289.95, $100.00 off of the regular HSN price for one day only.

Keith Urban

Keith Urban

Hot off his “Raise ‘Em Up” concert tour, Urban takes the magic of guitar playing from the concert stage right into the comfort of your own home as he continues on his mission to spread the joy of music. Whether you are a beginner who has always wanted to play the guitar, or you are just simply looking for a new guitar to advance your skills on, Urban has created a guitar package that fits your needs. Not only do these one-of-a-kind guitar packages include all the accessories and tools necessary to play and sound great, but they also feature Keith personally guiding and teaching you in a special DVD series of one-on-one lessons with the award-winning artist.

The “Night Star” limited-edition series arrives just in time for the holidays and features two versions of the “Night Star” guitar – an all-wood, handcrafted, Acoustic-Electric guitar with on-board four-band EQ and tuner; or the Solid Body Electric guitar with double humbucker pickups, four volume and tone control knobs and a three-way selector switch.

Each complete 22-piece set is available in five beautiful colors including: Black Night, White Rain, Midnight Blue, Grey Heat and Raw Grain. Other features include: a beautiful, faux leather semi-hard case; guitar strap; chord chart poster; polishing cloth; powerful 15-watt amplifier; an extra set of comfort-coated strings; four signature picks; and the exclusive “Player: Beginning Guitar with Keith Urban” double-lesson DVD.

Urban recently released his seventh studio album FUSE, which marked the first time that ANY country artist has simultaneously debuted at #1 on the all-genre charts in the United States, Canada and Australia. He recently completed his “Raise ‘Em Up” Tour, and received three Academy of Country Music® Awards earlier this year, bringing his total to twelve, and he has won four GRAMMY Awards. He is the first artist to win the Country Music Association’s Horizon Award® for best new artist and to go on to win Best Male Vocalist, a title he’s captured three times, as well as the coveted Entertainer of the Year Award. He’s won an American Music Award® and People’s Choice Award®. He’s had 16 No. 1 singles, including two from FUSE, and five consecutive platinum or multi-platinum albums.

“No one does it better than Keith Urban, and we are so happy to have him return to HSN this holiday season,” said Joy Mangano, President of Ingenious Designs. “America has fallen in love with Keith as an award-winning musician and judge on American Idol, and now he will inspire you to experience the joy of music through this brand new closed limited edition guitar collection.”

The Keith Urban “Night Star” Collection launches on HSN live on Saturday, November 15 at 12:01 AM ET for a one-day-only price of $289.95 for the complete guitar package.

Tyra Banks Comes To HSN For The Holidays, Snooki Back

October 23, 2014

HSN unveiled its holiday-season programming lineup Wednesday, and the debuts will include a makeup line by ex-model/TV personality Tyra Banks — as well as a Rolling Stones-themed fashion collection and “Happy” the HSN holiday bear.

On Nov. 7 from 10 p.m. to midnight, Banks, will launch her new TYRA beauty makeup collection during “Tyra’s Makeup Fierce Up,” a two-hour primetime special.

There will also be another debut, that of TV chef and host of his own cooking show, Robert Irvine. He will launch his line of culinary tools and accessories during the “HSN Cooks” event Nov. 2.

Throwback Snooki

Throwback Snooki

And in a new idea, HSN will celebrate more than 50 years of The Rolling Stones Nov. 13 with a first-ever fashion collection featuring Mick Jagger and Keith Richards’ legendary lyrics, designed by Diane Gilman, R.J.Graziano, Carlos Falchi and Lyric Culture.

And there will be several memorable returning vendors at HSN. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi of “Jersey Shore” fame will be back at the home shopping network. Snooki, by the way, will soon be getting married and having her wedding reception at The Venetian in Garfield, N.J. — the same venue where our friend Patty’s nephew had his post-nuptial shindig.

And one of our favs, four-time Grammy Award-winner and Nicole Kidman hubby Keith Urban, will celebrate his first anniversary with HSN with the launch of his limited edition “Star Fire” 22-Piece Guitar Package Nov. 15.

Keith Urban

Keith Urban

In a new gimmick, HSN will be hosting special Black Fridays on Nov. 7, 14 and 21.

They will be:

* Nov. 7 – A “Bundles at their Best” themed day offers shoppers the opportunity to buy featured bundled items, BOGOs, and Bonus Buys.

* Nov. 14 – With themes like “Basics with a Flair” and “What’s Old is New Again,” shoppers can take a trip down memory lane with nostalgic throwback pieces and gift ideas from home, electronics and more.

* Nov. 21 – Shoppers get full access to a day of “Stocking Stuffers” with gifts under $100, $50 and $25. And 10,000 customers will receive a complimentary holiday stocking when purchasing special stocking stuffer qualifying items throughout the day.

On Thanksgiving Day, “Happy” the HSN Holiday Bear will make its debut, with HSN donating 1,000 bears to charity for the first 1,000 bears sold.

Later that night through Black Friday, HSN will offer “doorbuster” bargains ranging from name brand electronics to handbags and jewelry.

Keith Urban Sells Record 22,000 Guitars On HSN

May 21, 2014

Beating his own record, no pun intended, Grammy winner and “American Idol” judge Keith Urban returned to HSN Sunday to sell more than 22,000 guitars, the home shopping network said Wednesday.

The too-cute country music star, who is married to actress Nicole Kidman, bested his previous record of 20,000 guitars. That mark was set during his sellout debut on HSN last November.

You gotta love Urban and Kidman. We recently read an interview with Kidman, and she said she often travels on the road with Urban. One of their favorite fast-food spots is Wendy’s. Can you imagine walking into a Wendy’s and seeing those two!

Keith Urban on HSN

Keith Urban on HSN

Most recently on HSN, Urban was hawking his limited edition “Light The Fuse” and “Phoenix” Urban guitar packages.

Urban introduced his “Light The Fuse” guitar series on Sunday as part of his Urban line of guitars.

“In true Keith fashion, the music mega star took a moment from his record-setting day for a surprise impromptu jam session with adoring fan Tori Fuson at HSN’s studios,” HSN said in a press release. “The two posed for photos and Keith ended the session by autographing her Urban guitar.”

Oy! Joy Mangano, president of HSN affiliate Ingenious Designs, chimed in.

“Keith’s ability to inspire people through music and encourage them to find their own song is simply amazing,” Mangano said in a canned statement. “I am thrilled to congratulate Keith on yet another tremendous appearance on HSN and am excited to work with him on the next phase of this incredible musical journey.”

The “Light The Fuse” limited edition series was inspired by Urban’s chart-topping album “FUSE” and “Light The Fuse” tour, which kicked off last year.

The “Light The Fuse” Collection features two versions of the “Light The Fuse” guitar — all wood electric or acoustic-electric — and comes in five gorgeous flame maple burst color ways – Brazilian, Ebony, Brazilian Blonde, Cherry Red and Teal Burst.

It is part of a 21-piece set that includes a powerful 15 watt amplifier; extra set of comfort coated strings; carrying case; signature guitar picks; and a double-lesson DVD.

The DVD features Urban personally walking you through one-on-one lessons. The complete package, with double-lesson DVD, is part of his mission to bring music into the lives of others and “inspire and help you to discover the creativity that will set you on your musical journey.”

Country Star Keith Urban Returns To HSN For Encore May 18

May 1, 2014

Grammy winner Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman’s spouse, will be back on HSN May 18 with a new guitar collection, called “Light The Fuse.”

Urban’s first guitar grouping, his premiere on HSN, sold out in November.

Keith Urban

Keith Urban

The “Light The Fuse” limited edition series was inspired by Urban’s “Light The Fuse” tour, which kicked off in 2013.

The “Light The Fuse” Collection features two versions of the “Light The Fuse” guitar – all wood electric or acoustic-electric – and will be available in five “flame maple burst” color ways – Brazilian, Ebony, Brazilian Blonde, Cherry Red and Teal Burst, according to HSN.

It is part of a 21-piece set that includes an amplifier; extra set of coated guitar strings; carrying case; guitar picks; and a double-lesson DVD tutorial, where Urban walks you through one-on-one lessons.

The complete package, with double-lesson DVD, is part of Keith’s mission to bring music into the lives of others and “inspire and help you to discover the creativity that will set you on your musical journey,” HSN said in a press release Wednesday.

“We felt so much energy coming back from the crowd night after night on our ‘Light The Fuse’ tour,” Urban said in a canned statement. “We decided it was the perfect inspiration to create my new line of HSN guitars!!!”

Urban recently released his seventh studio album “Fuse,” which marked the first time that any country artist has simultaneously debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre charts in the United States, Canada and Australia.

“No one plays a guitar like Keith Urban, and we couldn’t be prouder to have him here at HSN,” said Joy Mangano, President of Ingenious Designs. “From arenas to televisions across America, Keith is adored by all. Now he can come into your home through the lesson DVDs and teach you guitar on this beautiful quality instrument…it doesn’t get better than that.”

The Keith Urban “Light The Fuse” Collection launches on the May 18 Today’s Special for $289.95 for the complete guitar package.

‘American Idol’ Randy Jackson Back On HSN With Guitars

December 15, 2013

Grammy-winning producer Randy Jackson is back on HSN Sunday with what is his third line of guitars. We guess he’s dueling with his “American Idol” compadre Keith Urban, who recently hawked guitars on the home shopping network.

Jackson’s True Faith Guitar Collection will be the Today’s Special. It comes in the wake of the debut of his “Diamond Edition” last December and “American Tribute” Collection, which launched earlier this year. Sunday’s 20-piece package is under $300 with free shipping.

Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson

This new collection features both an all-wood solid body electric and an acoustic-electric guitar, each offered in five colors — Black Onyx, Silver Hematite, Ruby Red, Purple Amethyst and Chocolate Diamond. The instruments also have a Maltese cross insignia on their backs, a faux crackled mother-of-pearl pick guard and rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl inlay.

Each guitar also has the phrase “Courage, Loyalty, Believe” on its back.

“I’m proud of the True Faith Guitar package,” Jackson said in a canned quote. “This guitar will become your best friend and is the perfect way to share the gift of music with someone especially during this holiday season.”

Jackson began playing guitar when he was 13.

“Jackson continues to play a key role with the blockbuster TV show ‘American Idol,’ mentoring the talents of aspiring singers alongside Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr., and Keith Urban,” HSN said in its press release. “Following an impressive career in the music industry, Randy has since built an impressive personal collection of guitars and believes music is the universal language that brings people together.”

Yadda, yadda.

Country Singer Keith Urban’s Guitars Are A Sell-Out On HSN

November 6, 2013

Country singer Keith Urban was a hit on HSN.

The hot, charming spouse of slim actress Nicole Kidman sold more than 20,000 of his limited edition Urban Guitars Sunday, resulting in the cancellation of his last three shows on the home shopping network, HSN said Tuesday.

Keith Urban

Keith Urban

The four-time Grammy winner and “American Idol” judge had a sellout debut. Urban’s first appearance on HSN marked the largest guitar debut ever for channel.

“With the sellout world premiere of the Urban Guitar Collection, HSN has once again demonstrated its unique ability to showcase a brand across all platforms like no other retailer in the world,” Joy Mangano, President of HSN’s Ingenious Designs, said in a canned statement.

“This unprecedented launch marks the beginning of an exciting and dynamic partnership and I congratulate Keith on his tremendous debut,” she said. “I look forward to our continued success as we work together to provide access to high-quality guitar packages to aspiring musicians everywhere.”

The URBAN Guitar Collection featured two versions of the “Phoenix Edition” guitars — electric and acoustic/electric — and was offered in Brazilian Burst, Emerald Brazilian Burst, Rich Black and Vintage Natural Ivory.

It wass part of a 21-piece set that included a custom amplifier, coated guitar strings, embroidered guitar strap, guitar picks, instructional DVDs featuring one-on-one lessons from Urban for the first time ever, and more.

Urban recently released his seventh studio album, “Fuse,” which marked the first time that any country artist has simultaneously debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre charts in the United States, Canada and Australia.

He is currently on the road for his “Light The Fuse Tour”. At each show, Keith uses his signature Phoenix guitar — the same guitar that sold out on HSN — and then signs it and gives it away to one lucky fan in the audience.

HSN Wants To Be Your Holiday Gift Portal: Say What?

October 16, 2013

HSN is planning a big hoopla for the holidays, including a sweet sweepstakes, curated options and a “More the Merrier Holiday Gift Store” on HSN.com, the home shopping network said Tuesday.

First, there’s a “More the Merrier Sweepstakes presented by Toyota.” The nine-week event offers customers the chance to win prizes through the HSN Arcade gaming portal on HSN.com or by using their tablet or smartphone via HSN Mobile.

Here’s what’s on the list as top prizes:

* 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid – One winner will bring home the redesigned 2014 Camry Hybrid.

* NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Getaway — A trip for two to the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Toyota Owners 400 race at the Richmond International Speedway. The package includes hotel and airfare, VIP tickets to the race, pre-race pit and garage access and the chance to meet a Sprint Cup Toyota driver.

Chef Lorena Garcia

Chef Lorena Garcia

* HSN Holiday Gift Bundles — Themed gift packages that HSN will be awarding winners weekly from Oct. 15 through Dec. 19, including handbags from Twiggy, Beats Pill wireless speakers, Dyson Hard DC56 vacuums and more!

* Ozark Mountains Guided Fishing Trip — A winner and guest will win a two-night getaway to the Big Cedar Lodge in the Ozark Mountains, with the opportunity to fish with Kevin VanDam, the “No. 1 angler in the world.”

As we’ve reported, country artist Keith Urban will present his new Urban Guitar Collection exclusively on HSN Nov. 3.

Fashion icon Iris Apfel has teamed up with Swarovski to create a special HSN jewelry capsule collection. It launches in early December.

Celebrity Chef Lorena Garcia will debut a collection of kitchenware set to launch exclusively on HSN

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Throughout Thanksgiving weekend, and Black Friday, HSN shoppers will also discover free shipping & handling offers on select gifts, thousands of products on Flex Pay and other deals to stretch their holiday budget.

Keith Urban

Keith Urban

HSN.com’s More the Merrier Gift Store will offer options that fit any budget, including gifts under $25, gifts under $50, gifts under $100 and gifts of luxury.

HSN Cares will also kick-off its annual heART 2013 HSN Designer Ornament Collection, which features designs from vendors such as Giuliana Rancic, Martha Stewart, Trish McEvoy, Marlo Thomas and Deborah Lippmann.

For ornaments purchased through Jan. 31, 100 percent of the profits – no less than 30 percent of the purchase price of each ornament – will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Customers can also make donations directly to St. Jude through HSN and HSN.com. All donations collected via the HSN Credit Card from Nov. 15 to 30 will be matched by HSN up to $150,000.

This holiday season, HSN is also partnering with @DogsOfInstagram to give 12 owners the chance to fulfill their pets’ ultimate wish list.

From Nov. 11 to 29, owners will be asked to share pictures of their pets in holiday action on Instagram. To enter upload your photo to Instagram, tag @HSN in the description and use #SantaPaws. Sweepstakes prizes go up to a $1,000 HSN gift card.

Country Star Keith Urban Comes To HSN Nov. 3 With Guitar Line

October 9, 2013

Nicole Kidman’s husband is coming to HSN! And get this, he is working with Joy Mangano!

OK, Keith Urban fans, don’t post a lot of nasty comments.

While we were away for a long weekend in Atlantic City, HSN announced that Grammy winner and “American Idol” judge Keith Urban will be selling a line of guitars on the home shopping network.

HSN’s press release described Urban as “long committed to numerous music education programs” and will offer “an affordable line of guitars to as many aspiring musicians as possible, as well as to those seeking to learn how to play.”

Keith Urban and his HSN guitars

Keith Urban and his HSN guitars

The Urban Guitar Collection, which includes two one-hour instructional DVDs and his first custom created, limited-edition acoustic and electric guitar line, will become available for sale exclusively on HSN Nov. 3, when it will be the Today’s Special.

Part of the proceeds from the Urban Guitar Collection, as well as guitar packages, will go to Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation and the Grammy Foundation.

“I’ve watched some of the greatest guitarists in the world perform and I’ve seen people just learning how to play,” Urban said in a canned statement. “The looks on their faces are almost always the same and the connection with the instrument is genuine.”

The Urban Guitar Collection features two versions of the “Phoenix Edition” guitar – electric and acoustic/electric — and will be available in “Brazilian Burst,” “Emerald Brazilian Burst,” “Rich Black” and “Vintage Natural Ivory.”

It is part of a 21-piece set that includes a custom amplifier, coated guitar strings, embroidered guitar strap, guitar picks and more.

“We are thrilled to welcome Keith Urban to HSN,” Mangano, President of HSN unit Ingenious Designs, said in her canned statement.

“Great stories and great storytelling are at the heart of everything we do, and I can’t think of a better guitarist and storyteller than Keith. His guitar-playing skills are legendary, and the passion he has for music will surely inspire our viewers to pick up a guitar and play when Keith makes his debut in November.”

Urban recently released his seventh studio album “Fuse,” which marked the first time that any country artist has simultaneously debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre charts in the United States, Canada and Australia.

He is currently on the road for his “Light The Fuse Tour.” At each show, Keith uses the standard Phoenix guitar — the same guitar that will be available at HSN — and then signs it and gives it away to a fan in the audience.

Urban has sold more than 15 million albums and won four Grammy Awards. He was the first artist to win the Country Music Association’s Horizon Award, for best new artist, and go on to win Best Male Vocalist, a title he’s captured three times, as well as the Entertainer of the Year Award.

He’s won five Academy of Country Music Awards, an American Music Award and People’s Choice Award. He’s had 15 No. 1 singles and five consecutive platinum or multiplatinum albums.