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Ananya, Sean Kingston, 360 MAGAZINE

ANANYA JOINS FORCES WITH SEAN KINGSTON FOR ‘DAY GOES BY’

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Rising pop sensation Ananya Birla and multi-platinum Jamaican/American hitmaker Sean Kingston and have released their highly anticipated single “Day Goes By”, out now via Universal Music/Island Records.

The infectious anthem, which premiered on Billboard earlier this week, arrives with a magnetic video directed by Mike Ho (Chris Brown, Cardi B, Nicki Minaj) which sees Kingston’s trademark reggae-R’n’B fusion blend perfectly with Ananya’s unmistakeable pop vocals as the duo trade verses on seduction and infatuation.

Kingston first took the world by storm with his debut single “Beautiful Girls” back in 2009. He linked up with Ananya, the only homegrown artist to go platinum singing in English in India, when they shared the stage for his 2018 worldwide tour. Their mutual artistic admiration led them to the studio in LA for their first creative collaboration.

Co-written by Sean and Ananya and self-produced, “Day Goes By” marks one of the first major pop collaborations between a US and Indian artist.

Kingston, whose forthcoming album, “Made In Jamaica, is set to feature Chris Brown, Tinashe and Justin Bieber, said: “It was so beautiful and easy to work with Ananya. We linked up in India and she played me a few of her records and Immediately I knew our sound together would be dope!!”

Speaking about how the single came about, Ananya added “Day Goes By is for anyone who’s lost their mind in love… It’s been brewing for a little while now: Sean and I knew we wanted to make something that captures that intoxicating feeling, and also make it super fun – something that people could dance to. When we got into the studio it all came together so quickly and organically. Sean’s an amazing collaborator and there was always such a positive vibe. I’m so excited to share it with the world!”

It has been a big year for both artists. Kingston just finished a sell-out 17 show world tour and released his latest track “Peace of Mind” in April. Ananya, who has racked up nearly 200 million streams since signing with Universal in 2016 and was recently named as one of GQ’s most influential Young Indians, dropped her debut EP “Fingerprint”in May which included the hit single “Blackout” feat Vector and WurlD. This month, she opened for Wiz Khalifa on his India tour.  

 

Bane Haunted House, Halloween, Scariest Haunted Houses in NYC, NYC, 360 MAGAZINE, Vaughn Lowery

BANE HAUNTED HOUSE

By Vaughn Lowery

Face your fears head on. Bane Haunted House holds no prisoners. Dark and carnivorous entities grab, push and scream at you. It’s like being in an insane asylum pumped with a ton of MEDs while trying to sail through a tormented maze. Every step of this 3-level 40,000 square foot former nightclub (Pacha NYC) will have you literally shitting in your pants or better yet pleading, “Mercy!”

Some of our team members couldn’t keep themselves together long enough to make it through while others managed to make it out alive. Many were unscathed, but be prepared to get soiled as you will have to crawl, kneel and push through some obstructions. You may even be spun around a few times – a sneakerhead’s nightmare. Moreover, we’ve been to some relatively challenging ‘horror nights’ like Universal Studios but this will have you piss in your pants while sweating your balls off. Of course, some tours of the house can be with 2 or 3 people; however, on our journey it was barely one per party.

In short, even if you’ve ever skydived out of a plane at 10,000 feet in South Africa and/or zip lined in Costa Rica at 1000 feet above ground while travelling 35 to 55mph, this meticulously designed space will still frighten the bejesus out of you. Last year Bane Haunted House had approximately 30,000 people attend while they were nestled in their New Jersey location. This year they expect door attendance to double with their newly appointed West Side Highway position.

Anyone whom has binge watched Jason and Freddy should drop by. No excuses.

The Cutting Room NYC, 360 MAGAZINE, NYC

TONIGHT Wednesday September 18th: Members of Living Colour, Blues Brothers, Ringo Starr and Billy Joel’s Band Perform For Jimi Hendrix Birthday at Felicia’s Jukebox LIVE at The Cutting Room

This Special Wednesday Night Jam Session Has Become the New Hot Spot for a Gathering of Famed Musicians, Actors and Influencers Each Week – Open to All!

CONFIRMED FOR TONIGHT: Felicia Collins of CBS Orchestra, Vernon Reid and Corey Glover from Living Color, Mark Rivera from The Billy Joel Band/Ringo Starr Band, Lee Finkelstein of The Blues Brothers Band, Shannon Conley, Danny Keane, Militia Vox, Queen V, Sophia Ramos, Jann Klose, Frank Gilchrest, Alec Shantzis, Bruce Edwards, Frank Gravis, Scott Yahaney and WHO KNOWS WHO ELSE WILL STOP BY…

Could be Comedian Bill Burr – drums, Paul Shaffer, Bill Murray, Chris Noth, Ben Vereen, Valerie Simpson, Julio Fernandez, Ilene Kristen, Dave Stewart, Comedy Central’s Wali Collins or others!

New York City has always had its share of hip performance rooms where on any given night you may end up rubbing shoulders with legends of music and film. Normally you have to be “in the know” to find these spots, and lately the landscape has been barren in this respect in general. Now, Felicia’s Jukebox LIVE has taken the torch and started the fire blazing again; creating an all star community jam which is truly open to all – happening every Wednesday night starting at 10:30pm at the legendary The Cutting Room 44 E 32nd St. New York, NY, 10016. www.thecuttingroomnyc.com 

Famous Musicians and Actors have been stopping down regularly, jumping up on stage to jam with other stars and local musicians alike in support of one of their own – professional musician and former vocalist/guitarist for the CBS Orchestra on The Late Show with David Letterman, Felicia Collins.

This week, they celebrate the birthday of arguably one of the best guitarists ever to strap one on, Jimi Hendrix – with a night of Hendrix songs performed by Felicia alongside Vernon Reid and Corey Glover from Living Color, Mark Rivera from The Billy Joel Band/Ringo Starr Band, Lee Finkelstein of The Blues Brothers Band, Shannon Conley, Danny Keane, Militia Vox, Queen V, Sophia Ramos, Jann Klose, Frank Gilchrest, Alec Shantzis, Bruce Edwards, Frank Gravis, Scott Yahaney and others, including local artists without a big name – yet! Come see tomorrow’s stars today performing alongside established musical artists (and actors who like to dabble in a little rock and roll) and immerse yourself in the culture of NYC entertainment.

Past guests to get up on stage with Felicia and her band The Throwdown:

Comedian Bill Burr – drums, Paul Shaffer, Bill Murray, Chris Noth, Ben Vereen, Valerie Simpson, Julio Fernandez, Ilene Kristen, Dave Stewart, Comedy Central’s Wali Collins to name a few. You really never know who will show up!

Prior to Late Show, Felicia was the lead guitarist and vocalist in Al Jarreau’s band and then a member of Cyndi Lauper’s band throughout her Hat Full Of Stars tour. As a member of Shaffer’s band, Felicia performed every year in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony and has shared the stage with the likes of 50 Cent, Allman Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Ashford And Simpson, Barry White, Ben Harper, Billy Joel, Billy Bob Thornton, Bon Jovi, Bonnie Raitt, Candy Staton, Carol Burnette, Carrie Underwood, Cee-Lo, Chaka Khan, Chuck Berry, Dan Fogerty, Darlene Love, David Fathead Newman, David Sanborne, Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Elton John, Elvis Costello, Emmy Lou Harris, Faith Evans, Faith Hill, Foo Fighters, George Benson, Glen Frey, Green Day, Harry Connick Jr., Kathleen Battle, L.L. Cool J., Megadeth, Metallica, Little Richard, L.L.Cool J., James Brown, Jay-Z, Jeff Beck, Jef Lee Johnson, Joanie Mitchell, Joan Jett, Joan Osborn, Joe Walsh, John Mayer, Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, Kathleen Battle, Kris Kristofferson, Pharrell, Luther Vandross, GrandMaster Flash And The Furious Five, Martin Short, Liza Minelli, Luciano Pavorotti, Mary J. Blige, Martin Short, Marty Stuart, Narada Michael Walden, Nate Dog, Naughty By Nature, Ndea Davenport, N.E.R.D., Nile Rodgers, Nona Hendryx, Paul McCartney, Pete Townsend, Ray Benson, Ray Charles, Ringo Star, Rod Stewart, Salt N Pepa, Samuel L. Jackson, Jr., Siedah Garrett, Sheila E, Sheryl Crowe, Slash, Snoop Dogg, Spinners, Staple Singers, Stevie Winwood, Stevie Wonder, Temptations, Tina Turner, Tito Puente, Tom Jones​, Tom Scott, Urge Overkill, Warren G, Warren Zevon, Weezer, The Wailers, Whitney Houston, Willie Nelson, Will Smith and so many more.

For more information on Felicia’s Jukebox and to get tickets, please visit: https://tickets.thecuttingroomnyc.com/e/felicia-s-jukebox-live-72536357197 

For more information on The Cutting Room please visit: www.thecuttingroomnyc.com 

Deborah Lee Fong, 360 MAGAZINE

Deborah Lee Fong to Play Lead Role as Part of the Urban World Film Festival Live Screenplay Readings on Friday September 20th in NYC

Deborah Lee Fong to Play Lead Role as Part of the Urban World Film Festival Live Screenplay Readings on Friday September 20th in NYC

Veteran Actor/Dancer in Theater and on Television Brings Her Unique Talents to the Heart of New York for Special Performance at the 23rd Annual Festival

It was announced today that renowned Actress and Dancer Deborah Lee Fong will be appearing as Agnes in the production of “Secret Santa” during the Live Screenplay Readings as part of this year’s Urban World Film Festival. The event, presented by BET and in partnership with the Writers Guild of America East, is on the second day of the Festival, Friday September 20th from 11am – 1pm at The Paramount Screening Room in the Viacom Building, located at 1515 Broadway, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10036. Learn more at www.urbanworld.org 

Known for her starring and supporting roles in “Footsteps” and “Footsteps 2” on PBS, the film “You and Your Decisions”, and countless national Theater productions, the energetic bilingual Panamanian American performer has been acting and dancing in theater/television for over 30 years. Versatile and engaging, she can seemingly play any character and also specializes in Salsa and pole dancing. Deborah is thrilled to be involved in this year’s festival as Agnes in “Secret Santa”.

The Urbanworld Film Festival, founded in 1997 by Stacy Spikes, is one of the largest internationally competitive festivals of its kind. Each year, they curate a slate of films representing the broadest lens of diversity across stories, characters, themes, and cultures. Urbanworld is a five-day festival, anchored in film, showcasing narrative and documentary features, short films, spotlight screenings and conversations, and live staged screenplay readings. 

For More on The Urban World Film Festival, visit: www.urbanworld.org 

New Era, 360 MAGAZINE, Spike Lee, Yankees

New Era x Spike Lee New York Yankees Championship Collection

Today, international sports and lifestyle brand, New Era Cap Co., Inc., and renowned film director Spike Lee unveil the New Era x Spike Lee New York Yankees Championship Collection. The line features seven unique designs that pay tribute to the unmatched 27 World Series Championships of the New York Yankees. The New Era x Spike Lee New York Yankees Championship Collection will be available on www.neweracap.com and at select headwear retailers for a price range of $42.99-$51.99 USD. 

“We are honored to work with Spike Lee on the New Era x Spike Lee New York Yankees Championship Collection, our largest combined collection to date, which celebrates the New York Yankees 27 World Series titles,” said Tim Shanahan, Director of Baseball at New Era Cap. ”The Yankees logo has become a symbol that extends beyond sports, into entertainment and culture, and this collection celebrates the team’s iconic status.”

Available in seven different designs, these 59FIFTY® fitted caps feature either baseball bats or gloves that represent each year the Yankees won the World Series, as well as a sweatband that reads, “A Spike Lee Joint designed for New Era.”

ABOUT NEW ERA CAP: 

New Era Cap Co., Inc. is an international lifestyle brand with an authentic sports heritage that dates back over 99 years. Best known for being the official on-field cap for Major League Baseball and the National Football League, New Era Cap is the brand of choice not only for its headwear collections, but also for its accessories and apparel lines for men, women and youth. The brand is worn as a symbol of self-expression by athletes, artists and some of the most interesting people around the globe. New Era Cap encourages people to truly express their personal style and individuality through its products. The Company is headquartered in Buffalo, NY and is marketed and distributed in over 125 countries through its affiliate offices in London, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Cologne, Shanghai, Barcelona, Seoul, Melbourne, Toronto, and Bologna.  For more information, visit www.neweracap.com.

Gorillaz, G-Shock, 360 MAGAZINE

CASIO G‐SHOCK PARTNERS WITH GORILLAZ FOR THEIR SECOND COLLABORATION
 

The Limited-Edition Collection Concludes the Journey of G-SHOCK Creator Mr. Ibe and Gorillaz Band Members.

Casio G-SHOCK announces the release of their second limited edition collection with British band, Gorillaz. Due to popular demand following the sold out 2018 collection, GORILLAZ X G-SHOCK is back with a unique collaboration featuring two limited-edition G-SHOCK styles, DW-5600 and GA-2000 designed by Gorillaz co-creator, Jamie Hewlett.

Inspired from two acclaimed albums from the Grammy and BRIT Award winning British band – ‘Gorillaz’ and ‘The Now Now,’ the collection concludes the adventures of G- SHOCK creator Mr. Ibe and Gorillaz band members – Noodle, Murdoc Niccals, Russel Hobbs and 2D. They return to Mr. Ibe’s Tokyo R&D Centre following a hair-raising trip through outer space to realize their mutually aligned intergalactic goals.

See what happens next when you watch the final episode here at https://www.gshock.com/collections/gorillaz-watches and Gorillaz YouTube, art-directed by Jamie Hewlett, with French directors collective BRVTVS.

In honor of the album’s distinctive artwork, the classic DW-5600 model has been reimagined in celebration of Gorillaz’ most recent album, ‘The Now Now’. The design features a color combination of blue and pink with the bi-color message ‘NOW’ that floats onto the display whenever it is illuminated by the backlight. The watch also has Bluetooth capability which can be synced with G-SHOCK’s proprietary app, allowing access to a variety of features and functions direct from your Smartphone.

The second timepiece in the collection, the GA-2000 is the latest watch to be launched by G-SHOCK and features the iconic camo print familiar to Gorillaz fans worldwide to honor the Gorillaz’ 2001 eponymous debut release. This watch comes complete with two wrist bands – one featuring the camo print and the other in a darker military style, which can be easily interchanged and worn alternatively.

Both models sport standard G-SHOCK iconic features including shock, vibration and water resistance.

The limited edition GORILLAZ x G-SHOCK collection will retail for $170 and is exclusively available for purchase at gshock.com and G-SHOCK Soho Store starting September 18, 2019. The limited edition GORILLAZ x G-SHOCK collection will be exclusively available for purchase at select G‐SHOCK retailers including Macy’s starting September 25, 2019. 

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About G-SHOCK
CASIO’s shock-resistant G-SHOCK watch is synonymous with toughness, born from the developer Mr. Ibe’s dream of ‘creating a watch that never breaks’. Over 200 handmade samples were created and tested to destruction until finally in 1983 the first, now iconic G-SHOCK hit the streets of Japan and began to establish itself as ‘the toughest watch of all time’. Each watch encompasses the 7 elements; electric shock resistance, gravity resistance, low temperature resistance, vibration resistance, water resistance, shock resistance and toughness. The watch is packed with Casio innovations and technologies to prevent it from suffering direct shock; this includes internal components protected with urethane and suspended timekeeping modules inside the watch structure. Since its launch, G-SHOCK has continued to evolve, continuing to support on Mr. Ibe’s mantra “never, never give up.” www.gshock.com.

About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casiousa.com/home.

About Gorillaz

Virtual group Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001.The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017) and current album The Now Now (2018). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have topped charts around the world and toured the globe from San Diego to Syria, picking up hundreds of millions of streams and record sales along the way. Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor. For more information, visitwww.gorillaz.com.

Vaughn Lowery, 360 MAGAZINE

Top Tips to Cut Prom Costs and Still Guarantee a Great Night

Today, high school proms have evolved into red carpet events that can easily cost families hundreds of dollars. But the good news is that, according to the experts, there’s no need to blow your savings account on prom – you can do it on a budget and still ensure that your child has the time of their lives. Whether it’s buying outfits, arranging transport or getting hair and makeup on point, there are plenty of budget-friendly alternatives that you can swap for while still making sure that your teen looks and feels a million dollars on the night. We’ve put together some of the best money-saving tips for parents for the upcoming prom season. 

#1. Saving on the Prom Dress or Tux:

If you’ve got a daughter who’s going to prom, then chances are her dress is going to take the biggest chunk out of your budget. But the good news is that there are several things you can do in order to save money on the dress, or at least get a more value-for-money option. And the same goes if your teen is wearing a tux. 

Buy online – online shopping is a godsend when it comes to getting a prom dress or a tux. You can often find budget-friendly options at online stores. For instance, Jovani stock dresses to suit every budget (without the quality being compromised) which might be worth exploring . And, don’t just look at dedicated prom sites too; you may be surprised at what comes up in the evening dress section of your favorite online clothing store or the suit section at a popular menswear retailer. 

Rent – since the dress or tux is only going to be worn for the one night, renting instead of buying is a sensible option – however, this will mean that your teen has to be extra careful not to damage their outfit on the night. If you’re willing to take this risk, renting instead of purchasing outright can save a significant amount. 

Second hand – finally, whether you’re getting a dress or a tux for your teen, don’t rule out second-hand options. There will be plenty of parents selling off last years’ prom outfits at bargain prices. 

#2. Save on Accessories:

When it comes to accessorizing a prom outfit, you can end up spending much more than you’d bargained for if you’re not careful – especially if your teen wants the full works! Keep these tips in mind to make sure that you stay within your budget:

Keep it simple – according to the experts, this year it’s all about the earrings – so investing in a stunning pair of earrings will finish the outfit off nicely. Excessive bling isn’t on trend anymore, so there’s no need to go all out with necklaces, bracelets and rings. If you’re choosing accessories for a tux, a pair of quality cufflinks are ideal. Don’t forget that these are items that can be used again and again, so they make perfect graduation gifts too. 

Shoes – there’s plenty of dancing to be had at prom, so don’t overspend on shoes that are probably going to be coming off within the first couple of hours.

#3. Showstopping Makeup and Hair on a Budget:

Makeup is a must for most teenagers at prom – whether it’s a full face or a slick of tinted moisturizer. When it comes to makeup:

Multitasking products are your friend – if you’re getting new cosmetic items for your teen for prom, then opt for items that can double up, like lipsticks that double as cheek stain, or eye pencils that can be used for filling in brows. 

Use what you have – there’s no need to experiment with an entirely new makeup look for prom. If your teen already wears makeup, chances are they have a look in mind that they are comfortable with, and the products that they already have will probably do just fine. 

Practice makes perfect – when it comes to hair, going to a salon might not be necessary. Check out Pinterest and YouTube tutorials, and spend some time practicing styles beforehand so you can DIY it. 

#4. Arrive in Style for Less:

Celebrating with a meal and arriving to prom in style can be pricey, so keep these tips in mind:

Check out coupon sites – websites like Groupon can be an ideal place to look if you want to find the best deals on limo hire in your area, plus discounted meals at posh restaurants fit for a prom queen or king. 

Host it yourself – instead of a fancy restaurant, hosting a pre-prom dinner at your home or a cheap local venue can help to cut costs, especially if you get all the parents involved when it comes to bringing a dish along. 

Do you have any money-saving tips for prom of your own to add? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.

Malaynah, 360 MAGAZINE, Felisha Carrasco

On The Verge of Stardom: Q+A With Rising Female Rapper, Malaynah

You just released your new single ‘Outta My Face’ tell us about the inspiration behind this song.

The inspiration behind my new single ‘Outta My Face’ was my energy and positivity I have within me. I wrote that song to inspire others to have the same energy that I do and surround themselves with that same positivity as well. 

You will be performing at the upcoming Welcome To The West music festival, how do you feel about being the only female rapper in the lineup? 

Being the only female on the Welcome to the West lineup means so much to me. I get to represent all the ladies on this lineup with so many legends. It makes me feel pumped up and ready to show everyone what I bring to the table. 

What are you most excited about for this performance?

I’m most excited to let my fans hear some of my unreleased music I’ll be performing. 

Cardi B reposted your video where you freestyled over her track “Money” and it hit over 12 millions view on her Instagram. What was your initial reaction?

When Cardi B reposted my freestyle video, my initial reaction was “NO F****** WAY.” I couldn’t believe it. I was so happy and proud of myself. That day was just filled with all kinds of emotion. 

We hear you began writing songs when you were 12 and secretly rapped in front of your bathroom mirror. When did you decide to share your talents in public and what made you decide to not keep it a secret anymore?

Performing in front of my family and getting the support I needed to actually put myself out there played a really big role with my decision to start posting my videos on social media platforms. Then when I got the response everyone in my family was telling me I was going to get, it made me just want to keep going. 

What or whom inspired you to start rapping?

What inspired me to start rapping was the reaction I would get when I would perform. When people were listening to what I was saying, and shared that a line I wrote hit home for them. Their reaction was just priceless. So I figured, if I can help people get through something by my words, I want this forever. 

What are you most excited about in your career right now?

Right now, I’m mostly excited about all the new songs and projects that are going to be dropping soon.

Do you have any new upcoming projects in the making?

Yes I have an E.P. that is going to be coming out very soon! 

If you could have one dream dinner guest, who would it be?

If I could go to dinner with ANYONE, I think I would want to sit down with J. Cole. 

To see Malaynah perform at Welcome to the West you can purchase tickets online: https://thewestfestival.com 

Photo credit Felisha Carrasco / @felishacarrasco55

Shaylen, 360 MAGAZINE, Republic Records

Shaylen


Rising Los Angeles songstress Shaylen unveils the video for “Own Way” today, the lead single from her debut EP Highs and Lows out now via The Heavy Group/Republic Records—watch HERE!
 
Of the video, Shaylen says, “The video for ‘Own Way’ is pretty straight forward. We all struggle with saying no. Saying no to a toxic ex, saying no to substances, saying no to media addiction etc. I always find myself doing well and then I get in my own way. The struggle is real folks.”
 
The song, produced by Jonas Jeberg [Selena Gomez, Panic! At The Disco], is an empowering anthem about changing yourself for the better, with the relatable lyrics, “I gotta get out of my own way.”
 
Stay tuned for more from Shaylen this fall!
 
Hailing from Dallas, TX, vocalist and songwriter Shaylen is both equal parts veteran and neophyte to the music industry. A former pop group member turned solo star, Shaylen became classically trained in piano and took master classes at the world renowned Septien Entertainment Group (home to other superstars like Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato); and after a short-lived stunt in a successful global touring group Shaylen found herself moving to Los Angeles to re-start her music career. While working multiple jobs and pushing out her music on social media, she began to create a sizable buzz in the industry. But it was through her songwriting and producing skills that she found her true identity, inking a publishing contract and collaborating with up and coming EDM producers on Soundcloud. Fast forward to a major deal with Republic Records and the release of several breakout singles, this is the story of a rising powerhouse who is back…for the very first time.
 
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FOR MORE INFO ON SHAYLEN PLEASE CONTACT:
Taylor Vaughn | Republic Records
Taylor.Vaughn@umusic.com
 
Nicole Hajjar | Republic Records
Nicole.Hajjar@umusic.com
 
ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Florence + the Machine, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Jacquees, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd, Belly, NAV), Young Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records, and Universal Music Latin Entertainment.  In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR, The Four), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.

Harry Connick, Jr., 360 MAGAZINE

Harry Connick, Jr.

Following the announcement of his album True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter (Verve Records, October 25), Harry Connick Jr. releases the video for the first single “Just One of Those Things.” Watch the video here.


Directed by Bobby Bruderle, the video showcases an exciting use of MIDI technology to create a visual orchestra. Each time Harry plays a note on the keyboard it sends a signal to the hanging lights surrounding him to synchronize and light up, each note coordinated with a specific light bulb. “This is one of my favorite Cole Porter songs,” says Harry. “It’s actually a sad song, but I had so much fun making the video, I was smiling the whole time… I LOVED the concept and the simplicity of me, some bare light bulbs and a piano.” 

 

After 30 million albums sold worldwide, 13 No. 1 jazz albums in the United States, and a music, film, television and Broadway career spanning three decades, Harry Connick, Jr. returns with a sensational new record, True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter.


Comprised exclusively of Cole Porter compositions, True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter highlights Harry’s talents as a pianist, singer, arranger, orchestrator, and conductor, as he breathes life into the popular songs. It is not surprising that Porter would appeal to Harry since, like Harry, he wrote both music and lyrics and redefined what it meant to be the complete songwriter. Harry, whose success in several styles of music as well as film, theater, and television, has similarly reshaped the notion of what it means to be the complete entertainer.


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