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K-POP CONTENT MEDIA APP

theQoos Inc. has launched a data-based media service app platform that targets English reading K-Pop fans. Through aggregating K-Pop content, theQoos attempts to lock-in users and create communities among K-Pop fans. theQoos Inc. was established in February 2019 with a Seoul office established in April. The venture founders are composed of experienced members from Kakao, Samsung Electronics and, YG Entertainment USA. An investment by SK Group, South Korea’s third largest conglomerate, was completed earlier this year.

2019 has been yet another record-breaking year for K-Pop with BLACKPINK signing to Interscope/Universal Records and being the first K-Pop girl-group to perform at Coachella. BTS became the first Korean act to perform on “Saturday Night Live” and followed up with performances on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Good Morning America” and “The Voice.” A new study by Hyundai Research Institute found that the boy band is worth more than $3.6 billion yearly to Korea’s economy. Both acts contributed to the “Hallyu” (or Korean wave) fanbase which is estimated to grow to 100 million fans by 2020 and leading the way for other acts globally such as Monsta X and NCT. In the first half of 2019, there were over 50 concerts taking place in North America and as STYLE put it, “K-Pop is now more popular and profitable in the West than ever before.”

With the increased interest in K-Pop globally, theQoos set out to build a roadway for content by gathering as many select English-written sources of K-Pop into one feed. The idea is that fans who have an enthusiastic passion for K-Pop are called “theQoos” and want to consume all of the content that exists out there without having to search or open multiple applications. These content sources include K-Pop news sites, reputable global news sites that cover K-Pop, artists’ official social media, and YouTube but also fan-made content such as reaction videos, and fancam footage. Since many K-Pop fans usually find their news through K-Pop sites, theQoos also gathers in-depth coverage from respected major media outlets so users can see content they might not normally come across. theQoos also gathers album and concert reviews from various lesser known sites/blogs that deserve to be read as well as fan-made content that are meant to entertain and be enjoyed.

In 2018 BTS was the most tweeted about account worldwide and a tweet featuring BTS member J-Hope participating in the #InMyFeelingsChallenge was the Most Liked Tweet worldwide last year with 1.8 million Likes. Since K-Pop thrives on Twitter, we also gather many official and non-official Twitter accounts into our feed.

Users are able to “Save,” “Like,” and “Share” content but also organize the feed based on their favorite artist(s). Artist pages also include discography and links to music videos. theQoos promises this release to be their minimal viable product and has already planned for many features including in-app commenting and a community section so that Users can have “real interaction”.

MISSION STATEMENT:

theQoos is dedicated to encouraging the growth and distribution of, English language, K-Pop content, and to provide this content to fans free of charge. We want to build a bridge between K-Pop fans across the world and the content that exists in the universe. As the fan community continues to grow, we want to create a platform for them to engage with each other in a genuine way. By promoting users to enter their real information into their profiles we believe that real commentary and real interaction will create a positive space for K-Pop.

By learning who our users are and what their interests are in, we will be able to understand this community like no one has before us. Imagine a world in which every English reading K-Pop fan can freely view and share K-Pop content & be part of a community – which they can take with them, everywhere. theQoos: We are your gateway to the K-Pop Universe.

Chicago’s R&B Ann Marie Releases Pretty Psycho

Hailing from the Southside of Chicago, rising R&B star Ann Marie has released a new body of work; her debut Interscope project titled Pretty Psycho. Clocking in at eleven songs with a superstar feature from Jeremih, Pretty Psycho is the follow up to Ann Marie’s Tripolar 2 project released earlier this year which shot up to #3 on the Apple Music R&B charts. Leading the charge on the album is the silky single “Throw It Back” setting the tone for what fans can expect. It precedes two monster tracks in “My Body” and “Drip” (featuring Jeremih) that reinforces Ann Marie’s signature R&B sound of equal parts grit and sexy. Ann Marie’s brilliance in songwriting is a feature throughout the project but especially so on the emotional “Touch Me” and “Decline” which features fellow Chicago artist Sonta.

Ann Marie|  Pretty Psycho | Track Listing

1. Throw It Back
2. My Body
3. Drip (feat. Jeremih)
4. Karma
5.Sexting
6.Property (feat. Calboy)
7.Lowkey
8. Touch Me
9. In A Minute (feat. Q Money)
10. Main Thing
11. Decline (feat. Sonta)

Ann Marie | Pretty Psycho | eAlbum 

About Ann Marie

Ann Marie hails from Englewood, a neighbourhood on the South Side of Chicago. Releasing consistent bodies of work alongside her collaborative work, the 23 year old steadily built a legion of fans over the past three years. She hit it big with “Handle It,” which came off Tripolar, her third body of work following Unfuckwithable and her self-titled debut Ann Marie. The song went on to rack up over 10 Million plays on Apple Music. 2019 kicked off with a bang for Ann Marie with smash single “Secret,” on follow up project Tripolar 2. The slinky R&B track featured rapper YK Osiris and accumulated over 35 Million views on Youtube in less than 5 months. With her raw storytelling and honey-like tones, Ann Marie began to see her numbers grow. Now based out of Atlanta, the young artist has already accumulated over 700,000 subscribers on Youtube which landed her a spot on the platform’s Foundary Artists list (Youtube’s artist development program). Now celebrating over 100,000 streams per day on Apple Music, an additional 450k+ streams on Spotify, Ann Marie has earned her place as one of music’s most intriguing new artists.

Yungblud

Locomotion / Geffen Records recording artist YUNGBLUD will follow his sold-out North American headline tour with an extensive fall outing. Tickets for the entire summer run sold out in less than 10 minutes, so the just-announced Twisted Tales of The Ritalin Club Tour will find YUNGBLUD headlining larger venues – including The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles (September 17), the Vic Theatre in Chicago (October 4) and New York City’s Webster Hall (October 14). The run will conclude at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC on October 17. See below for itinerary.

Tickets for Twisted Tales of The Ritalin Club Tour go on sale to the general public this Friday, June 28, starting at 10:00 AM local time. Check your local box office for exact times. In addition to general admission tickets, the tour will offer an exclusive merch bundle in partnership with Hot Topic.

Today, the UK artist unleashed the official video for his new track, “Parents.” Directed by Miles and AJ, the clip brings the song’s stinging lyrics and vivid characters to life. Watch the video HERE. 

Hailing YUNGBLUD as a “Community-Driven Rock Star,” PAPER said, “His new track, ‘Parents,’ continues the story he began telling on his debut album, 21st Century Liability…It’s a defense of the unheard voices in a losing battle against authority; Yungblud is speaking to his fans in doing so, and in turn, is affirmed in his fans’ support.” 

Less than a year after the release of his debut album, 21st Century Liability, YUNGBLUD has amassed more than 350 million global streams across all songs and platforms. “Parents” follows his single “Loner,” which has over 15 million combined global streams, and YUNGBLUD & Halsey feat. Travis Barker – 11 Minutes, which has racked up over 160 million cumulative streams.  He recently partnered with Z2 Comics on an original concept graphic novel, YUNGBLUD presents The Twisted Tales Of The Ritalin Club, slated for release in October and available for pre-order in deluxe and standard editions now.
 

Co Cash “tOlD mE” Video Release

SOUTH MEMPHIS ARTIST CO CASH RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR LEAD TRACK “tOlD mE” feat. Lil Yachty WATCH HERE

New Album F.A.C.T.S Produced by Tay Keith Coming Soon!

South Memphis rapper Co Cash yesterday released the lead track to his debut Interscope project F.A.C.T.S called “tOlD mE” featuring Lil Yachty. The rising rapper swiftly followed the release with a music video directed by Keemotion (Gucci Mane, Migos, Lil Baby) — watch it here. Playing off each other’s personality, the two rappers zone into the camera and riff off their fervent verses.

The single was produced by hitmaker Tay Keith who also executive produced Co Cash’s upcoming project. Tay Keith, also a Memphis native, has worked with Co since the early 2010s and together have spotlighted rap from the region. Co Cash, who FADER hails as one of five artists to watch from Memphis,  leans towards beats that bounce and glide, the perfect backdrop to his completely freestyled yet razor-sharp lyrics. F.A.C.T.S is an exploration of Co’s quick wit and a way with flow that’s bound to put the young rapper on everyone’s artist to watch list.

Co Cash ‘Told Me’ ft. Lil Yachty eSingle

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ABOUT CO CASH  

Hailing from South Memphis, Co developed his interest and passion for music in elementary school, mining inspiration from local heavyweights like Three 6 Mafia. In high school he created his own studio at home, and soon began posting his music online under the name Rico Dinero. By the time he was 17, Co had become one of the key players within the Memphis hip-hop scene, along with Tay Keith. Co is set to make his Interscope Records debut with F.A.C.T.S, a mixtape whose title stands for “FUCK A CRITIC I’m THE SHIT.” Executive-produced by Tay Keith, F.A.C.T.S further reveals Co’s supreme talent for switching flows and cycling through multiple beats within a single track. Speaking on his new record, Co wants to inspire… “Music’s my escape from all my problems, and I want to make other people feel good about themselves. I want to motivate them and give them positive vibes, and then just keep going from there.”

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YUNGBLUD and Billie Eillish Party at Coachella House

Interscope Records Hosts 5th Annual Coachella House

Interscope Records hosted its annual Coachella House Party on Saturday, April 13th at a luxury estate in Palm Springs, California. Billie Eillish, Benny Blanco, Cuco, Liam Payne, Tierra Whack, Ama Lou and more joined tastemakers and industry elite for a day in the sun, celebrating one of music’s biggest weekends. The party — sponsored by Marriott Bonvoy, Dosist, Lyft, Prive Revaux, Mad Tasty, LA Tourism, RTA, Heineken, and Gaiam Tea — was catered by Chef Stefanie Izard from Girl & The Goat.

X Ambassadors “Boom” Music Video

KIDinaKORNER/Interscope rock band X Ambassadors’ latest single “BOOM” was co-written by the band and produced by Ricky Reed (Twenty One Pilots, Leon Bridges).Visceral and instinctive, “BOOM” is a quick-fire anthem for emphatic recovery and personal revolutions. As its beat rocks, personal demons and toxic relationships recede in the rearview mirror.  The artwork for “BOOM” is written in Braille and designed in a yellow-on-black colorway. For Casey Harris, the band’s keyboardist and Sam Harris’ brother, who was born blind, it is the first physical manifestation of his work that he has been able to experience visually. He has just 10% of his vision.  “BOOM” will be featured on the band’s forthcoming album, the follow up to their debut platinum selling album VHS, later this year. 

Lil Poppa “Man of the Year”

INTRODUCING LIL POPPA’S NEW SINGLE “MAN OF THE YEAR” OUT NOW! LISTEN ON ALL PLATFORMS HERE

NEW PROJECT UNDER INVESTIGATION 2 — OUT THIS SPRING!

With his powerful wordplay and soulful storytelling, Lil Poppa turns each of his songs into an up-close account of life in his hometown of Jacksonville, FL. Today the dynamite young talent has released the first offering off his upcoming new project Under Investigation 2 (out this Spring) — a powerful anthem in “Man of The Year.”

LISTEN TO “MAN OF THE YEAR” by LIL POPPA

At just 18-years-old, Lil Poppa has already drawn major attention for tracks like “Purple Hearts” — an independent release that’s organically amassed over 2.6 million YouTube views, all on the strength of Poppa’s straight-from-the-heart delivery and hard-hitting lyrics. Signed by Interscope’s Executive Vice President Joie Manda, this new signing further cements the company’s proven track record in breaking exciting new rap artists; “Natural talent spotlights itself, and with Poppa’s raw talent and unwavering mission to get his message out — there seems to be no stopping Poppa’s undeniable rise. He’s one to watch,” adds Joie.

Poppa began rapping each week at church, joining a group of friends and sharing rhymes with a spiritual bent. At age 12, he built a makeshift studio in his closet and started self-recording with a laptop and Radio Shack microphone. With a string of mixtapes under his belt, Poppa made his breakthrough with a pair of singles from 2018: “Nightmare on Elm St.” and “Purple Hearts,” whose cinematic video revealed the real-life story behind the song.”

ASHS CONFRONTS TURBULENT RELATIONSHIP

ASHS is back with her new single “Without You” via Wax Records/ Casablanca Records/Universal Music Canada. “Without You” is a poignant look at a duplicitous relationship, with cutting lyrics: “Boy you say you love me but it’s only for pretend though. F*** your stupid games, you play my heart like a Nintendo.”

“Without You” follows the debut EP 3AM, which included the viral sensation “More Than Friends” (peaked at #4 on the Spotify US Viral Chart).

“’Without You’ is about that moment when the smoke clears and you’re finally able to acknowledge that the person you were with wasn’t as good for you as you first thought,” said ASHS. “It’s the realization that you have put in more than you got out, and that you just need to take a step back and breathe. The feeling of numbness and uncertainty of what life is now going to be like without that person. That first breath of air.”

The Struts Announce Fall North American Headline Tour

Interscope rock band The Struts announce a fall North American headline tour today. Currently on the road supporting the Foo Fighters on their sold-out tour, including two shows earlier this week at Madison Square Garden in New York City, The Struts will kick off The Body Talks Tour September 21st at St Andrew’s in Detroit.  White Reaper, Spirit Animal, The Wrecks and Thunderpussy support on various dates (see below for complete itinerary). Tickets for The Body Talks Tour go on sale Friday, July 20th.  Visit thestruts.com for more info.

“Body Talks” is the new single from the acclaimed U.K. rock band and  is the first song to be released from The Struts’ forthcoming album—the highly anticipated follow up to their 2016 debut, Everybody Wants.

The Struts have been on the road nonstop since their formation including worldwide headline shows, prestigious festival plays and support slots for The Rolling Stones, The Who, Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe and The Killers. Most recently they sold out four nights at the legendary Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles. Formed in Derby, England in 2012, The Struts are Luke Spiller (lead singer), Adam Slack (guitar), Jed Elliott (bass) and Gethin Davies (drums).

Ari Lennox

Alternative soul singer, Ari Lennox (Dreamville/Interscope), has just whipped up a sweet and sultry single; a well-deserved treat for fans everywhere. The single is today’s Zane Lowe Beats 1 World Record and is now available on all digital platforms. Written by Lennox and produced by Elite, “Whipped Cream” finds the vocalist pining for an old beau over a laid-back melody and amid stately horns. Lennox’s riffs and lyrics take subtle yet powerful turns, making this track easy to digest while leaving it flavored with substance; just as its name alludes. Take a listen HERE.

“‘Whipped Cream’ is my little baby that expresses how I feel about an ex that I’m still not over. He’s the same n***a that I talked about in PHO,” says Ari.

“Whipped Cream” is the latest release from the Washington D.C. native who dropped her debut EP, PHO, in late 2016. PHO showcased Lennox’s immense talent while highlighting her position as the only female and sole vocalist of her crew. The young talent has described her music as “modern, relaxed, turned up soul… reminiscent of the beautiful music from the ‘70s” while labeling her voice, “imperfect, but pretty.”

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