Artist Pension Trust (APT) is pleased to announce its new project at 28 Liberty Street, a 60-story skyscraper, located in Manhattan’s Financial District. APT artist works will be featured throughout Fosun International’s 28 Liberty building, including at Manhatta, the Danny Meyer-run Union Square Hospitality Group’s (USHG) newly-opened restaurant and bar, as well as Bay Room, USHG’s first-ever event space, both of which occupy the 60th floor of the building.
“Art has always been essential part of our restaurant designs,” says Meyer. “We are thrilled to include over 100 pieces of artwork from Artist Pension Trust in Manhatta and Bay Room, both by top local talent and established international artists. We love APT’s mission of helping artists and fostering a community between them, and we feel privileged to benefit from their meaningful work, and to share it with our guests.”
Featured artists in the space include Logan Grider, an Oregon-based artist and Theresa Hackett, a Los Angeles-based artist, who will both have their works featured inside Manhatta and Bay Room. Hackett’s work incorporates non-conventional materials to create hybrid landscapes while Grider’s pieces showcase an abstract theme.
“This partnership between APT, Fosun, and USHG is an exciting opportunity for our artist community,” says Zohar Elhanani, CEO of Artist Pension Trust. “We constantly seek new and exciting avenues to highlight the works of APT’s artists and the opportunity to showcase selected art throughout 28 Liberty and in both Manhatta and Bay Room, art that has been personally selected by Danny Meyer, will serve as fantastic exposure for our artists.”
Founded in 2004, APT (Artist Pension Trust) is a unique social initiative, designed to bring financial security and international exposure to a select group of emerging and established artists around the world. APT acts as a mutual assurance program, allowing participating artists to benefit from the sale of each other’s work — in essence, ensuring that the big-name artists behind blockbuster shows can support the work of talented peers still gaining art world recognition.
Since its foundation, APT has worked with some of the world’s leading contemporary artists, from Turner Prize winners to recipients of prestigious awards including the Prix de Rome and Deutsche Bank’s Artist of the Year. Works by APT artists have been loaned for exhibitions at the world’s leading institutions and have been prominent features of events including Art Basel and the Venice Biennale.
See some of the works that will be featured here: https://www.mutualart.com/apt/
About Artist Pension Trust
Artist Pension Trust (APT) was established in 2004 to provide artists with added financial security at every stage of their career, through a unique, patented model that allows participants to benefit from one another’s success. The APT model ensures that 72% of the net proceeds from the sale of an artwork goes back to its artist and their peers: 40% to the artist who created the work, and 32% shared among artists in their regional group.
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NEXT LEG OF RED PILL BLUES WORLD TOUR KICKS OFF THIS FALL
This week, Maroon 5’s Girls Like You [feat.Cardi B] rises to #1 at Top 40 radio, making it the top song in the country and #2 greatest gainer on the format. Additionally, the three-time GRAMMY Award-winning multiplatinum band ascends to #3 on Hot AC as the #1 greatest gainer and #28 at Rhythm with their latest cross-format smash.
Girls Like You [feat. Cardi B] is available on the Deluxe Edition of their platinum-certified sixth full-length album, Red Pill Blues [222/Interscope] out now!
Additionally, the single has already generated over 186 million Spotify streamsand counting. Meanwhile, the star-studded music video amassed 434 million YouTube/VEVO views in under a month’s time.
Next up, Maroon 5 resume their blockbuster Red Pill Blues World Tour on September 7 at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, UT. Remaining dates can be found below, and tickets are available now at Ticketmaster.com.
Red Pill Blues was executive produced by J. Kash and Adam Levine. Among its powerhouse tracklisting, it includes the double-platinum chart-dominating hits What Lovers Do [feat. SZA] and Don’t Wanna Know [feat. Kendrick Lamar] in addition to special guest appearances from Julia Michaels, A$AP Rocky, LunchMoney Lewis, Future, and Cardi B. Upon arrival, the album bowed at #2 on the Billboard Top 200, marking the group’s sixth Top Ten debut.
Maroon 5 will be on the road throughout 2018 and beyond in support of the record.
September 7 | Salt Lake City, UT | Vivint Smart Home Arena
September 9 | Denver, CO | Pepsi Center
September 11 | Kansas City, MO | Sprint Center
September 13 | St. Louis, MO | ScottTrade Center
September 14 | Chicago, IL | United Center
September 16 | Milwaukee, WI | Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
September 18 |St. Paul, MN | Xcel Energy Center
September 20 | Indianapolis, IN | Bankers Life Fieldhouse
September 22 | Louisville, KY | KFC Yum! Center
September 23 | Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena
September 25 | Columbus, OH | Nationwide Arena
September 27 | Toronto, ON | Air Canada Centre
September 29 | Pittsburgh, PA | PPG Paints Arena
September 30 | Detroit, MI | Little Caesars Arena
October 2 | Washington, DC | Capital One Arena
October 4 | Charlotte, NC | Spectrum Center
October 6 | Newark, NJ | Prudential Center
October 7 | Boston, MA | TD Garden
October 10 | Hartford, CT | XL Center
October 12 | Philadelphia, PA | Wells Fargo Center
October 14 | New York, NY | Madison Square Garden
October 15 | New York, NY | Madison Square Garden
About Maroon 5:
Maroon 5 stand out as not only one of pop music’s most enduring artists, but also one of the 21st century’s biggest acts. To date, the universally renowned Los Angeles band have achieved three GRAMMY Awards and become “the most successful group in the history of the Billboard Hot 100” with 12 Top 10 entries, sold over 20 million albums and 48 million singles worldwide. The band has additionally earned gold and platinum certifications in more than 35 countries. Maroon 5 won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound they introduced on their debut album, Songs About Jane and their double platinum album, It Won’t be Soon Before Long. In 2010, the band released their third studio album, Hands All Over, which featured the hit singles “Misery” and the anthemic “Moves Like Jagger,” which has become one of the best-selling singles of all time. In 2012, Maroon 5 released Overexposed, which quickly reinforced the group’s status as a powerhouse in popular music with all of the collection’s singles rising to the top of the charts. The band quickly also set a record for the most #1’s (six in total) by a group in the Top 40 chart’s 20-year history. Maroon 5’s most recent studio album, V, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and featured the hit singles “Maps,” “Animals” and “Sugar,” all of which went #1 on the Top 40 chart. The music video for the album’s GRAMMY nominated single “Sugar” has notably logged a record setting 2+ billion views to date. 2017 saw the musicians release two additional chart-topping singles, “Don’t Wanna Know” and “Cold,” as well as close out a massive world tour that touched down in 30-plus countries for 120 concerts in front of more than 2.5 million fans. On this tour, Maroon 5 also became the first American artist to headline two nights at “Rock In Rio” in September 2017.
Live Nation Urban announces the fourth annual Summer Block Party Festival– the preeminent destination for soul and R&B devotees since 2015. Tickets go on-sale Friday April 20th at 10am.
After successfully expanding to include Houston in 2017, the original Chicago site will now host a second night for the very first time. Celebrating another first, Summer Block Party Festival now arrives in Philadelphia this summer. Once again, the lineup showcases some of the most important, impactful, and inimitable voices in soul, R&B, and hip-hop.
GRAMMY Award-winning modern icon Jill Scott returns home to Philly in order to headline the first night June 30 at The Mann Music Center. Miguel Fantasia top a dynamic bill at Cynthia Woods Pavilion in Houston July 7. Keith Sweat headlines the Chicago show at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island July 14 followed by Babyface and Boyz II Men the next evening July 15.
The full itinerary and each respective lineup can be found enclosed below.
Summer Block Party set the industry standard for R&B and soul-centric festivals. Launched in Chicago during 2015, it has gone on to consistently sell out every year and spotlight not only genre luminaries, but the next generation’s hottest young R&B stars. Previous lineups boasted everyone from Erykah Badu and Jazmine Sullivan to Ledisi and SWV, to name a few.
It also continues a blockbuster 2018 for the team at Live Nation Urban. The year’s stacked slate includes not only Summer Block Party shows, but Rap Caviar Live, Broccoli City Festival, Roots Picnic, A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop, and Kirk Franklin’s Exodus Music & Arts Festival. LNU has positioned itself at the forefront of the culture, ushering it forward with each subsequent show.
“We feel blessed to be able to continue to build and grow this Summer Block Party platform, it’s important to give R&B artists and fans a place to engage in a live setting. I’m looking forward to the shows this year and adding even more cities to the series next year”, says Shawn Gee, President of Live Nation Urban.
SUMER BLOCK PARTY FESTIVAL DATES:
6/30 Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Music Center (Jill Scott, Boyz 2 Men, DJ Jazzy Jeff, + Special Guests)
7/7 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Pavilion (Miguel, Fantasia, Ne-Yo, Tank)
7/14 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion @ Northerly Island (Keith Sweat, Ja Rule & Ashanti, Ne-Yo, Tank, Daley)
7/15 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion @ Northerly Island (Babyface, Ludacris, Boyz 2 Men, Brandy, Kevin Ross)
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Expanding its roster of multiplatinum award-winning superstars once again, The Blueprint Group/Maverick announces the recent signings of RIAA Platinum-certified hip-hop force Rich the Kid and breakthrough talent Jay Critch. The team will represent both artists for management worldwide.
One of hip-hop’s most thrilling new voices, Queens born rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, executive, and Rich Forever Music founder, Rich the Kid quickly cemented a spot at the forefront of culture with his certified Platinum smash “New Freezer” feat. Kendrick Lamar and the red-hot follow-up “Plug Walk.” Both regularly average upwards of 70K units in weekly consumption. At Spotify, “New Freezer’s” total streams have surpassed 82 million and counting to date. Moreover, the single claimed real estate on coveted playlists such as “Rap Caviar” Hot Todays’s Top Hits, “Hot Rhythmic”, and “Get Turnt” and landed in the Top 50 of the Us Top 100 and Top 100 of the Global Top 200. “Plug Walk” simultaneously just crossed the 12 million streams mark.
At radio, “New Freezer” is quickly approaching Top 10 Urban radio and Rhythmic radio is starting to catch fire with “Plug Walk” not far behind. The artist’s full-length debut and what promises to be a hip-hop blockbuster of epic proportions, “The World Is Yours”, arrives in stores and at all digital retailers in March 2018.
Signed to Rich Forever Music, Critch remains on track for a breakout of his own in 2018. His single “Fashion” [feat. Rich the Kid] ignited 16 million-plus Spotify streams as he consistently generates over 1.6 million monthly listeners on the platform. He garnered widespread fan love for his star-making turn on last year’s Rich Forever 3 compilation and will be unveiling more music very soon.
Aligning with The Blueprint Group/Maverick, Rich the Kid and Jay Critch will be under the guidance and watch of one of the industry’s most innovative, inventive, and influential executive teams.
About these signings, The Blueprint Group/Maverick Partner and CMO Al Branch comments, “Rich the Kid is burgeoning Rap Mogul in the making, I’m so excited to seeRich the Kid and Jay Critch provide the Blueprint for the new generation of artists, entertainers, and executives”.
In addition to Rich the Kid and Jay Critch, The Blueprint Group/Maverick executive team, which consists of Cortez Bryant, Gee Roberson, Shawn Gee, Jean Nelson, J Irving, Ryan Ramsey and Branch, collectively manages Nicki Minaj, G-Eazy (with The Revels Group), The Roots, Lil Wayne, Jill Scott, Cyhi The Prynce and more.
About The Blueprint Group:
The Blueprint Group represents the union of three music industry powerhouses’Gee Roberson’s Hip Hop Since 1978, Cortez Bryant’s Bryant Management, and Shawn Gee’s SEFG. This collective, including Chief Marketing Officer and Partner Al Branch and PRESIDENT OF BPG RECORDS Jean Nelson, operates the ultimate modern music company. Beyond full-service management, artist development, A&R, label services, marketing, and radio and lifestyle promotions, The Blueprint Group encompasses digital, touring, film & television, radio, branding, and so much more. Current clients include GRAMMY Award-winning, record-breaking multiplatinum talent such as Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and The Roots as well as G-Eazy, Jill Scott, Marc E. Bassy, Belly, and more.
Broccoli City and Live Nation Urban announce the sixth annual Broccoli City Festival on April 28th, 2018 at RFK Stadium Festival Grounds in Washington, D.C.
Tickets go on-sale Friday, January 19th at 10 am ET. For more details, click HERE. This marks Live Nation Urban’s very first year as a partner with the independent production.
In addition, a blockbuster lineup for 2018 has finally been revealed. The festival showcases some of the most impactful and influential artists throughout hip-hop and R&B, including Migos, Miguel, Cardi B, Daniel Caesar, H.E.R., and more. Check out the full confirmed lineup below!
Traditionally positing a spirit of community first and then entertainment, Broccoli City Lifestyle Group once again precedes the festival with the second annual Broccoli City Week. The seven-day incubator provides a platform for socio-political consciousness, elevating the voices of mavericks who strive to create a better world. In keeping with that vision, the week’s activities encompass 5K city runs, action events, all-night art escape, and more. However, everything leads up to Saturday’s concert.
Not only does this experience foster communal awareness and identity, but it also spotlights the culture’s musical trendsetters and game-changers. In previous years, the stage has welcomed everyone from Kendrick Lamar and Goldlink at early phases of their respective careers to Rae Sremmurd, Future, Erykah Badu, Solange and more. Remaining a true tastemaker, 2018 will be no exception as the genre’s brightest and best unite on one bill.
Additionally, the Broccoli City Festival reprises its Earn A Ticket initiative. By volunteering to aid an IMPACT charity, fans can receive a free ticket in exchange. Check it out HERE.
“We realize how important it is to keep this event alive. We know people who may never make it to a Coachella, or any of the mainstream festivals. But they will always have Broccoli City. We do this for the community first” said Brandon McEachern, Co-Founder of Broccoli City Festival
“I’ve personally been tracking the growth of Broccoli City over the past few years. The work that Brandon and Marcus have done with the brand, not only building a festival but at the same time engaging and empowering the community, is amazing. We are looking forward to working with them to help further build out the vision and scale the brand.” said Shawn Gee, President of Live Nation Urban
Founded during 2013 in an effort to raise awareness for Earth Day, the Broccoli City Festival has been praised by everyone from Forbes and Re
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