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Madison Beer releases “Dear Society”

Today, rising independent pop singer-songwriter Madison Beer released Dear Society’, the first single off her debut album, due out this summer.  The catchy single, co-written by Madison, is accompanied by a vintage, yet futuristic video, co-directed by The Young Astronauts and Madison. ‘Dear Society’ explores the constant pressure to be perfect in today’s society.  

“’ Dear Society’ is my letter to our culture expressing the pressure I feel from everyday life in today’s world.” Says Madison. “I know this is such a common struggle for so many people in my generation and I want this song to be an anthem for my fans so they know they are not alone; we are all in this struggle together.” Shot with a grainy, vintage aesthetic, the video mix’s elements of cult thrillers and psychological horror as it subtly shares the songs deeper message about the harmful effects of societal pressure. 

Recorded in LA, Madison wrote ‘Dear Society’ with Elizabeth Lowell Boland, Leroy Clampitt, Timothy Sommers, and Jeremy Dussoliet. It is produced by Big Taste and One Love. Recognized by Billboard on their 2018 “21 Under 21” roster of the most promising young talents in music, Madison proves that she is in control and has never been more confident as an artist. ‘Dear Society’ follows Madison’s ‘Hurts Like Hell’ ft. Offset, (which has amassed 115 million+ streams), and debut EP ‘As She Pleases’, (which has amassed 500 million+ streams), released in 2018. After selling out her first ever European and US headline tour last spring, Madison will hit the road again, both in the US and Europe, this fall. 

About Madison Beer

Madison Beer is an independent artist breaking in a major way. Her debut EP, ‘As She Pleases’ (which spawned ‘Home With You’, ‘Say It To My Face’ and ‘Dead’), has notched up over 500 million combined streams and accumulated Gold certifications in 3 countries after debuting in the Top 5 on iTunes in 18 countries and in the Top 10 in 42 countries worldwide.  Recognized by Billboard on their 2018 “21 Under 21” roster of the most promising young talents in music, Madison proves that she is in control and has never been more confident as an artist. Following the success of ‘Home With You’, Madison released ‘Hurts Like Hell’ ft. Offset, which has been described by Complex Magazine as her “biggest track to date.” The song is just a glimpse of what’s to come from her highly-anticipated upcoming debut studio album.

 Outside of her own music, Madison appeared on David Guetta’s album 7 and was featured on K/DA’s debut track “POP/STARS.” The latter track made its live performance debut in Seoul, Korea in front of an audience of 80 million viewers and went on to top Billboard’s world digital song sales charts and the iTunes charts in over 16 territories worldwide, demonstrating that Madison an international sensation.  This spring she released “All Day And Night” with Jax Jones, Martin Solveig, which has reached the top 10 in the UK iTunes chart. 

Madison Beer – who has partnered with First Access Entertainment and is distributed through AWAL – is consistently praised for her trailblazing efforts and her passion for creating music that empowers listeners. Her huge, engaged and ever-growing fanbase, (evident from her 2.6 million+ followers on Twitter, eye-popping 12+ million on Instagram, and 10+ million monthly listeners on Spotify), regard her as a pioneer of the ‘Girl Boss’ generation.

 

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Tyler Jordan Covers “Don’t Fear The Reaper”

Rising singer-songwriter and Silverado Records’ artist Tyler Jordan takes a haunting spin on Blue Oyster Cult’s “Don’t Fear The Reaper” premiering exclusively with 360 Magazine.

Jordan’s cover of the 1976 classic is featured on The Silverado Cover Sessions, available this Friday April 26. For pre-order click here.

“ ‘Don’t Fear The Reaper’ has always been a favorite of mine since I was a kid. I remember singing this song at the top of lungs with my mom. When I had the chance to cover a song, I knew this would be a perfect song for me to sing and show my love for other kinds of music other than country!” said Jordan.

 

Tyler Jordan’s track on the Silverado Cover Sessions follows his latest single “Back.” Previously Jordan released a special Christmas tune on Silverado Records’, Ultimate Country Christmas, a rendition of Willie Nelson’s “Pretty Paper” which premiered on Roughstock.com.  The South Carolina native released “Why Her” on Silverado Signature Songwriter Series Vol. 3 this past year, with the video premiering exclusively on Billboard.

About Silverado Records

Silverado Records has been charting new territory as an independent record label, getting the attention of industry and media alike through their unique approach, as profiled in Billboard. The company prides itself in collaborative relationships with its artists and boasts an impressive roster of talent including Crystal Yates, Tyler Jordan, Tony Winkler, Ali Morgan and country music icon Joe Diffie. The company is a division of Exegan Media & Entertainment and recently announced their first imprint, Silverado Texas.

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AMS Vans/Athlete Award Van

Atlanta-based AMS Vans teamed up with the Aimee Copeland Foundation and FODAC (Friends of Disabled Adults and Children) to present the keys for a wheelchair accessible minivan to the winner of an essay contest. The winner, Kendra Allen, is an Athens Tech college student whose essay detailed the challenges of growing up with cerebral palsy and her dream to help others with disabilities.

Allen’s prize is a 2012 Honda Odyssey wheelchair accessible minivan with $7,500 worth of reconditioning donated by AMS Vans, which will also provide free oil changes and tire rotation for as long as she owns the vehicle.

“I am so thankful for everyone who helped me get this minivan because it means I will finally be able to use my power wheelchair outside my home, making it so much easier to get to class at Athens Tech, see friends and eventually start my own business,” said Allen.

“AMS Vans is thrilled to help Kendra become more independent and we are inspired by her dedication to finish school and fulfill her dreams to create her own company to help others,” said Mark Shaughnessy, CEO of AMS Vans.

The minivan was donated by Aimee Copeland, a competitive swimmer and counselor who lost her hands, right foot and left leg from a flesh-eating bacterial infection in 2012. After receiving the vehicle as gift, she found new independence, started the Aimee Copeland foundation and became the official spokesperson for FODAC.

“This van changed my life and gave me freedom of mobility, and now I am paying it forward so that Kendra may have a better quality of life,” said Copeland. “We could not have done this without AMS Vans and FODAC, and I am grateful for their support.”

“As an advocate for those with disabilities we see first-hand how reliable transportation can change a person’s life by connecting them more readily to work and the community and we are excited to see Kendra succeed,” said Chris Brand, president and CEO of FODAC.

Allen’s essay was selected from 60-entries submitted to the contest that ran from January 7, 2019 to February 7, 2019. Her essay has been posted in full on the Aimee Copeland Foundation Blog.

Rising Latin Star Melissa Sandoval

You may have heard of Melissa Sandoval back in 2015 when Vine was at its peak. Melissa was one of the initial Vine pioneers to reach nearly 1 million followers within the first year. Melissa achieved her claim to fame by posting song and dance covers that to this day still accumulate millions of views on popular pages across Twitter and Instagram.

Since going viral, the twenty year old has been crafting her own name as a recording artist. In only two years, Melissa has moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music and has released numerous singles. Her hit single Movin reached 400,000+ Spotify streams and YouTube channel has exceeded 1M+ views. Her most recent single Contigo features the singer’s Latin roots. She is currently in the middle of her first headlining tour.

Melissa has a slew of exciting features and collaborations that she is preparing to drop in addition to Spanish versions of her singles. She plans to take over US radio in 2019 and promote with shows in her home country of Chile. Melissa has also co-founded a creative agency that is growing rapidly for social influencers and marketing campaigns.
The independent music artist is paving a path for herself which is sure to generate buzz in the industry. Make sure to keep an eye on the female mogul as she navigates her way to stardom.

CHRISSIE FIT

📸 by Mario Barberio

Chrissie Fit is best known for her role as the hilarious Latina, Flo in “Pitch Perfect 2” and the upcoming “Pitch Perfect 3.” Along with thePitch Perfect franchise, Chrissie is also know for her role as CheeChee in Disney Channel’s Original Movie franchise “Teen Beach Movie.”

She’s appeared in such television series as “General Hospital,” “Southland,” “House M.D.,” “The Middleman,” MTV’s “Mary + Jane,” and will be seen next on “Code Black” in February 2018.    

She also voices the character of Amanda Lopez on Disney XD’s animated show “Milo Murphy’s Law.” Fit also has lent her voice to Princess Valentina in Disney Channel’s hit series, “Elena Of Avalor.”    

This past summer, Fit teamed up with Whohaha (Elizabeth Banks) to pioneer Cosmopolitan’s first ever scripted digital series “Temp(orary),” which she created, produced, wrote, and starred in  with Cyrina Fiallo and Brittany Snow. She will also be seen in the indie film “People You May Know,” premiering November 2017.  

Fit started singing at five years old and discovered the world of acting at age 12. She performed in countless plays and musicals throughout her school years and eventually started working with theatre companies in her hometown of Miami, Florida. In addition to acting, she enjoys writing, producing, singing, and directing. 

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hair: Lucy Gedjeyan 

wardrobe: Madison Dixon

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showroom: Maison Privee PR

ring: Kat Ong

bracelet: Joey Galon

showroom: Now PR LA

SOLANGE × PETER LINDBERGH

ANOTHER MAGAZINE RELEASES BONUS PHOTOS FROM SOLANGE’S AVANT-GARDE SHOOT WITH PETER LINDBERGH

 
ANOTHER MAGAZINE AUTUMN/WINTER PRINT COVER FEATURING SOLANGE ON STANDS THIS WEEK
 

Today, AnOther Magazine’s Autumn/Winter cover story with songwriter, recording artist, and visual art luminary Solange is available on stands, with additional photos from the provocative shoot appearing online now.

 
The high fashion, art and culture magazine this month features Solange in an avant-garde pictorial by Peter Lindbergh and interview by Lynette Nylander. The full story and exclusive online photos can be viewed here: http://www.anothermag.com/fashion-beauty/10141/the-full-story-solange-knowles-for-another-magazine-a-w17

“Magazine making is all about creating surprises and world firsts. Solange wearing Rick Owens on the beach lensed by Peter Lindbergh is fashion and cultural history. I am honored that Solange chose to work with AnOther Magazine for our Autumn/Winter cover. She represents a new feminine beauty that is confident, defiant and fearless. A perfect fashion cover for our time.” – Jefferson Hack, Group Editorial Director of Dazed Media

Solange Knowles is a woman whose ability to connect with people and her own heritage is unprecedented. She is among the strongest creative voices of her generation: fiercely independent and uncompromising. We are very proud to have her on the cover of this issue, photographed by the Peter Lindbergh, styled by Robbie Spencer, and wearing clothes designed by equally independent and uncompromising fashion designers.” – Susannah Frankel, Editor-in-chief of AnOther Magazine

The print edition of the story is on stands Wednesday in London and everywhere else Thursday, September 14th.

 

Find quotes from Lynette Nylander’s AnOther Magazine article about Solange below:

“If ever proof were needed that Knowles is a symbol of her times it is here. Because whether through her digital platform, her live shows or her intimate albums, she offers many a sense of belonging they have never felt before, a feeling that they are not alone.”


“With cultural conflicts and intergenerational racism prevalent in American headlines, she chose to embrace the pain expressed in the media.” 


“She set up shop on an old sugar plantation and used the experience to spiritually connect with her ancestry, which is rooted in the Southern state, embarking on what she called “a pursuit of truth and beauty”. The results are generational anthems that cut through in a similar way to Billie Holliday’s Strange Fruit and Nina Simone’s Young, Gifted and Black.”  


“I sense that she has become a conduit for a previously unspoken message: the tiredness that black people feel every day about the lack of progress there has been since the stories told by their parents’ parents, and in these admissions she’s appealing to a black audience without alienating a white one.”


“She has compounded a personal narrative and has taken it public, creating a dialogue with [people of color] all over the world – those who not only just get it, they live it. Knowles empowers them through any indignity suffered, imbuing them with the confidence to be unapologetically black.”

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