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Big Willie Robinson: “Larger Than Life”

LA Times Studios today launched “Larger Than Life,” a docu-series about legendary Los Angeles street racer Big Willie Robinson. Reported and hosted by Times staff writer Daniel Miller, the seven-part podcast series tells the true story of a street racer who united Los Angeles — but left behind a tangle of questions. Watch the trailer here.

In 1960s Los Angeles, after the catastrophic Watts Riots, a legendary character emerged — one who found an unexpected way to bring people together, across race and class. Big Willie, a 6-foot-6, muscle-bound gearhead, used street racing to heal a city torn apart by violence. Cops and criminals, movie stars and miscreants, even Crips and Bloods — out at the drag strip, Big Willie could get them all to see eye to eye.

His street diplomacy eased racial tensions and united L.A. But what caused Big Willie to fade into obscurity? Exploring the life and legacy of L.A.’s “King of the Street,” the series shares never-before-revealed details uncovered through Miller’s investigative work, as well as personal stories from Willie’s inner circle, including members of the International Brotherhood of Street Racers.

The first two episodes are available now, everywhere podcasts are available (AppleSpotifyStitcher), with episodes dropping each week. Listeners can also discover bonus content for each episode on latimes.com, including exclusive footage, images and more. An essay about the project by Daniel Miller will be available in the Sunday edition of the newspaper on July 14.

Tyga “Legendary” Album

Following the success of his multi-platinum tracks, “Taste,” “Rack City,” and “Dip” ft. Nicki Minaj, Tyga will release his seventh studio album titled, Legendary, this Friday, June 7.

The highly anticipated double album will include his latest singles, “Goddamn” and “Girls Have Fun” ft. G-Eazy and Rich The Kid, in addition to all-star collaborations with J Balvin, Chris Brown, and more. 

With over 21 million monthly listeners on Spotify, the 29-year-old rapper has taken the hip hop world by storm over the last few years. In addition to releasing music as a solo artist, Tyga has collaborated with Marshmello, Post Malone, YG, Tory Lanez, Ally Brooke, Sheenseea, and more. In addition to having one of the biggest songs of the summer, “Taste” received a BET Nomination for Best Collaboration. The single also broke into the top 10 on the Hot 100 chart.

In celebration of the new album, iHeartMedia will host iHeartRadio LIVE with Tyga at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles on June 5. The special event will feature an intimate first performance of songs from the new album, plus an exclusive interview co-hosted by iHeartRadio on-air personality, J Cruz from REAL 92.3’s The Cruz Show and CEO of Hollywood Unlocked and Host of Hollywood Unlocked Uncensored. The event will broadcast live across iHeartMedia’s Urban and Rhythm radio stations, and video stream live across all FOX-owned Television Stations’ websites at 7pm PT/10pm ET and on DishNation.com, website for FOX’s syndicated entertainment program Dish Nation.

Pirelli × Carl Lewis

“Power is nothing without control” is the slogan that for exactly 25 years has accompanied the Pirelli brand throughout the world. The company is thus dedicating its 2018 Annual Report to this famous catch phrase, celebrating its anniversary with stories by three international writers, a video and a series of photographic images which propose a few of its many possible interpretations.

The fortunate launch of the ‘Power is nothing without control’ campaign depicted by Carl Lewis, photographed by Annie Leibowitz, in the classic position of a sprinter in the starting blocks while wearing high-heeled red shoes – an image which has become legendary. The photograph, taken in Texas in 1994 and an icon of advertising creativity, conveys a message that has lasted through the years because it is rooted in the product, the tire, and at the same time able to go beyond the limits of the material: in a car, as in life, “power is nothing without control”. A timeless reflection whose interpretations are inexhaustible because it has left it to the men and women of every era to find a point of balance between two seemingly contradictory elements.

This exercise in synthesis also involves the three American authors involved in the Pirelli’s 2018 Annual Report – Adam Greenfield, Lisa Halliday and J.R. Moehringer – with each proposing a personal interpretation of power and control in spheres also related to Pirelli: technology, sport and culture.

For Adam Greenfield, in a piece centered on technology, “the distinction between power and control ranks among the central challenges of our time. Our Promethean technologies offer us more and more power by the day, but the plain fact is that we haven’t yet learned how to control them.”

J.R. Moehringer, in his story dedicated to sport, writes: “We all make the mistake now and then of thinking the great athletes, actors, painters, doctors, entrepreneurs, et al., are gifted with special powers. In fact everyone has special powers. The ones who succeed are the ones who find ways of achieving durable, consistent control over their powers.

In “Hurrying Slowly”, a reflection on art and culture, Lisa Halliday states: “Art is a journey, a distance traveled by the consciousness. This is true for both artist and viewer, performer and audience, writer and reader. The power that propels such a journey is nothing without control because control is what harnesses artistic potential and directs it.

A video made by the Young&Rubicam agency, which 25 years ago came up with the Carl Lewis campaign, accompanies the three authors’ works. It depicts power as an interior force that pushes man to always go beyond and control as an indispensable factor in the achievement of any goal. The concepts contained in the video are also illustrated through a series of photographs that enrich the print version of the Annual Report.

“Power is nothing without control”: a story a quarter of a century old

The photograph of Carl Lewis with the headline “Power is nothing without control” opened the way for an advertising campaign that was so successful that to this day it continues to identify Pirelli.

Following on from Annie Leibowitz’s photograph, the following year Gerard di Thame directed a TV commercial in Carl Lewis runs a mad race full of special effects across the New York skyline. The final race’s images reveal the secret: the sole of Carl Lewis’s foot engraved with the tread pattern the Pirelli P6000 tire.

Pirelli entrusted its image to Carl Lewis until 1996. The following year, the French athlete Marie-José Pérec, then the fastest woman in the world, takes his place. The Pirelli commercial is set in a place of ice and lava with sea monsters, molten flows and other dangers from which the sprinter manages to escape once again wearing the tread of a Pirelli tire.

Then, 1998 was the year of Ronaldo, whose image from behind on the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro becomes an instant icon even outside the advertising world.

Pirelli Annual Report from culture to innovation

Since 2010, Pirelli’s Annual Report has undergone a transformation – thanks to the contribution of personalities from the worlds of art and culture of international standing – from “simple” reports to communication tools able to recount through different forms a year of company life. The 2010 Annual, for example, was illustrated with student photographs, inspired by the theme of sustainability, from Naba di Milano, while the following year, Pirelli’s Annual Report was enhanced with 18 illustrations by the graphic artist Stefan Glerum. In 2012, New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly enriched the Annual Report and in 2013, instead, the author and screenplay writer Hanif Kureishi engaged ten young international talents to rework the idea of the “wheel” in the“Spinning the Wheel” project. In 2014, “street art” took centre stage in Pirelli’s Integrated Annual Report, with works from Brazil’s Marina Zumi, Germany’s Dome and Russia’s Alexey Luka, assembled into a single pyramid shaped display at Pirelli HangarBicocca. The next year Pirelli called upon the Russian artist Pokras Lampas, an exponent of modern calligraphy, to interpret the value of being “unique” through two things: handwriting and fingerprints. The volume was entitled “Every Mark is Unique”. In 2017, in conclusion, Pirelli wanted to use the Annual Report to tell the story of the company’s digital transformation in “Data meets passion”, flanking Pirelli’s own story with those of those of five 4.0 artisans who used digital technologies to grow their companies. The volume’s artistic and literary content was the work of artist Emiliano Ponzi and three internationally recognized writers: Mohsin Hamid, Tom McCarthy and Ted Chiang.

DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B

The official video for “Taki Taki” by DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna, and Cardi B, directed by Colin Tilley, is out now. A sneak peak of the video first aired tonight in a commercial spot in partnership with YouTube Music during the American Music Awards.

Watch the video HERE.

Currently the most-streamed song in the world on Spotify for a week straight now, “Taki Taki” marks the second global number one record for the French DJ/producer (his first being “Lean On” ft. , his 2015 collaboration with Major Lazer), and a first number one for Selena Gomez, Ozuna, and Cardi B, who is the first female rapper to top the chart.

In addition, “Taki Taki” has peaked as the #2 song in the world on iTunes, and reached #1 on iTunes in 25 countries. Meanwhile, it’s also peaked as the #1 trending video on YouTube in the U.S.

The worldwide smash success of “Taki Taki” was boosted by Spotify’s recent launch of Global X — a new playlist full of rhythmic crossover hits from cultures around the world. Spotify accompanied the playlist’s launch with a unique vertical video for the bilingual, Latin-music-infused “Taki Taki,” which the platform hails as “a true mix of cultures.”

DJ Snake’s 2016 hit “Let Me Love You” ft. Justin Bieber reached a billion streams on Spotify. That achievement makes him only the fifth artist in Spotify history (along with Drake, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, and The Chainsmokers) to have two songs earn a billion streams each on the platform. DJ Snake first hit the billion-stream mark with “Lean On” ft. MØ, his 2015 collaboration with Major Lazer.

Having toured the world this summer, DJ Snake will return to the U.S. this fall for two very special shows. This Halloween season, the world-class producer will headline sold-out dates at New York City’s Avant Gardner (on October 26) and L.A.’s legendary Shrine (on October 31).

With its worldly rhythms and infectious energy, “Taki Taki” continues DJ Snake’s track record of global hits, from “Turn Down for What” to “Let Me Love You” to the club record of the summer: his India-inspired “Magenta Riddim. “Taki Taki” arrives ahead of DJ Snake’s forthcoming album, which is set to drop soon.

For more info on DJ Snake visit:
Website: www.djsnake.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/djsnake
Instagram: https://instagram.com/djsnake/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/djsnake.fr
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DJSnakeVEVO

Rolling Loud

Fresh off a massively successful festival in the Bay Area, Rolling Loud heads down I-5 to Los Angeles to host another carnival for the culture. Bringing out hip-hop’s best and brightest to the City of Stars for a nonstop two-day event, Rolling Loud Los Angeles proudly unveils the lineup for its 2018 edition. Headlined by Billboard chart dominators Cardi B and Post Malone, Rolling Loud L.A. gathers an unbeatable variety of artists from across the rap spectrum, from established stars like Lil Wayne, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Wiz Khalifa, and Young Thug, to meteoric risers like Gunna, Juice WRLD, Lil Skies and Trippie Redd, to promising newcomers like Flipp Dinero, YBW Melly, wifisfuneral, Yung Bans, and Lil Mosey, to West Coast heroes like Ty Dolla $ign, Tyga, Nipsey Hussle, Shoreline Mafia, Yung Pinch, and Roddy Ricch, plus many others. Occurring on December 14th and 15th at the Banc of California Stadium Grounds in Downtown L.A., Rolling Loud Los Angeles is the perfect opportunity for rap fans to send off the year in style. Buy tickets exclusively at www.rollingloud.com.

Growing from a single day Miami-based festival into a global company and the biggest live brand in rap music, Rolling Loud’s success embodies the spirit of Hip-Hop. In September, Rolling Loud founders Matt Zingler & Tariq Cherif hosted Rolling Loud Bay Area 2018. Headlined by turn-up titan Travis Scott and Taylor Gang ringleader Wiz Khalifa, the artist roster for Rolling Loud Bay Area was as star-studded as they come, boasting Hip-Hop heavy hitters like Rae Sremmurd, Pusha T, Gucci Mane, and Kevin Gates, local heroes like E-40, IAMSU!, Kamaiyah, Mozzy, and P-Lo, XXL Freshmen like Trippie Redd, wifisfuneral and BlocBoy JB, and other rapidly rising stars, including Juice WRLD, Lil Baby, Yung Bans, Lil Skies, and Saweetie. Occurring over two days on the grounds of Oakland Coliseum, Rolling Loud Bay Area brought a blast of hyphy local energy that the rap game desperately needs.

Buy Tickets for Rolling Loud Los Angeles: rollingloud.com/losangeles

Watch the Rolling Loud Los Angeles trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5apN3cvQKFk

Featuring a three day lineup and moving from Bayfront Park to Hard Rock Stadium, Rolling Loud Miami proved that bigger is better in 2018. With over 140 artists performing during an action-packed weekend, Rolling Loud Miami 2018 brought capacity crowds each day to the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens earlier this month. Headlined by J. Cole, Travis Scott & Future, Rolling Loud 2018 boasted performances from heavy-hitters like Migos and Lil Uzi Vert, veterans like N*E*R*D, The Diplomats and Juicy J, established names such as Young Thug, Big K.R.I.T., Young Dolph and Rick Ross, and risers like Playboi Carti, Lil Skies, Ski Mask The Slump God, Trippie Redd and many more. Founded by Matt Zingler and Tariq Cherif, recently the new subject of a feature in the Wall Street Journal, Rolling Loud continues to expand its profile as one of the most successful and valuable festival brands in the music business.

Be sure to check out Rolling Loud’s Instagram for the latest updates: Instagram.com/rollingloud

Listen to the Rolling Loud playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0DWU77onMykmFpoSfedN1A?si=1Fb7f4IESYW5oE4FuO2ubg

Check out the Rolling Loud Miami Aftermovie:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXiwF7NW4DM

“Rolling Loud — which has rapidly become the most essential annual hip-hop festival — was the fire-hot center of the SoundCloud rap explosion last year” The New York Times

“One of hip-hop’s biggest festivals” The Wall Street Journal

“The country’s premier hip-hop festival” Billboard

The Background:
Rolling Loud Festival is one of rap’s premier music festival experiences. The festival was the brainchild of co-founders Tariq Cherif and Matthew Zingler, who began organizing shows in 2010. The two created Rolling Loud Festival in 2015 as a one-day festival for 6,000 attendees. Three years later, the festival’s Miami chapter has expanded into a three-day event, with the festival expanding worldwide in the coming year.

About Banc of California Stadium
Located in the heart of Los Angeles in Exposition Park, next to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the California Science Center, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the California African American Museum, and close to the University of Southern California, Banc of California Stadium is the first open-air stadium built in Los Angeles since Dodger Stadium in 1962. The stadium is a $350 million, state-of-the-art, world-class venue specifically designed to present all types of star-studded live entertainment and creates an unparalleled fan experience for music, sports, and more. At a capacity of 23,500 for concerts (22,000 for soccer), the venue’s unique design provides for an intimate experience with excellent sightlines of the stage from every seat and superior quality sound throughout the house. Banc of California Stadium sits atop the hallowed grounds of the former Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, which hosted some of the most legendary music artists of all time — befitting its history, the new stadium will continue the tradition of hosting the very best in live entertainment.

RuPaul & Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi is packing up his sewing kit, rolling up his tape measure, and heading to DragCon NYC for an exclusive conversation with supermodel of the world RuPaul. The second installation in RuPaul’s “RuTalks” series will feature the iconic American designer as the duo discusses fashion, politics, and drag, ahead of the release of Isaac’s autobiography I.M.: A Memoir.

RUTALKS: ISAAC MIZRAHI
DragCon NYC’s 2018 RuTalks series continues with a one on one conversation with legendary fashion designer, television personality, and author with a forthcoming book, I.M.: A Memoir out February 26, Isaac Mizrahi. Join Ru and Isaac as they sit down to discuss everything from fashion to politics to, of course, drag. Panel will take place on Saturday at 5pm at the convention.
WHEN: Saturday, September 29 at 5:00PM

Buy tickets here: https://rupaulsdragcon.com/

R&B Bobby Brown

R&B SUPERSTARS BOBBY BROWN RELEASES NEW SINGLE “LIKE BOBBY”

Los Angeles, CA – There’s no slowing down for the legendary R&B artist, Bobby Brown as BET’s highly-anticipated mini-series, The Bobby Story, grossed 6.6 million viewers and trended on social media when it premiered this week. Just as the final half of his television biopic comes to a close, the GRAMMY winning singer is back with a new track; one which should excite new and old fans alike. “Like Bobby” is now available at all digital retailers and you can listen to the song HERE.

Produced by GRAMMY winning producers, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, and Teddy Riley, “Like Bobby” manages to savor the singer’s signature sound while flavoring it with the vibe of today’s hip-hop and R&B. As he confidently shrugs off naysayers, Bobby reminds everyone of the raspy vocals of fiery personality that catapulted him to superstar status in the first place.

Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, Bobby Brown first rose to fame as a member of the ever-popular, New Edition. Following his time with the group, he successfully launched a solo career churning out of five multi-platinum studio albums over the span of 20 years. Through his music, as well as his personal life, he has remained an icon, continuing to perform live to this day. Bobby is currently on the RBRM Tour with former bandmates Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell and Michael Bivins, which is slated to run through mid-November.

Bobby Brown’s “Like Bobby” eSingle

Liquid Phase

The Song Chronicles the Journey of Singer Joe Coss and His Travels From LI’s East End to New York City As He Worked as Lead Mechanical Engineer on the new World Trade Center

From 2005 to 2013, Joe Coss – lead vocalist of Long Island based band Liquid Phase spent his days traveling from Long Island to downtown New York City to work as the Lead Mechanical Engineer on the new World Trade Center. His journey became chronicled in the band’s song “Bright Colors”, which brings to light the poetic landscapes from the cliffs of the East end to the “Castles” of the cities skyline.

Liquid Phase, the NYC Rock Band from Montauk, is a five piece rock outfit featuring Coss on Vocals and Guitar, Jamie Grubb on Keyboards, Dan Zellan on Guitar and Vocals, Dan Collins on Bass, and Steve Collins on Drums. The band brought its diverse blend of colorful laid-back surf and skate beach music as well as its hard hitting electric rock and alternative sound to stages across the U.S., opening for guitar legend Slash of Guns n’ Roses and famed Southern Rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Watch: “Bright Colors” Video

“Bright Colors” is an infectiously upbeat song which brings to light Coss’s love for both the city whose most triumphant landmark he’s had the privilege of erecting to the oceanside oasis that is Montauk, NY. This comes to light in the songs lyrics “See a row of purple roses live on the oceanfront // And the cliffs of Earth eroding slower than we have fun // When I climbed up the iron ladder the sky was the bluest one // Looking out as our friends were leaving just as the keg was done” and coming full-circle with “Look West as the sun sets, castle stands in our way // Out East there’s an orange moonrise, radar’s aimed our way”.

The song – coupled with Coss’s diverse background (from his days as a Berklee College of Music student to his work in theoretical physics) and his relationship with legendary Singer/Songwriter Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell – have made for an incredibly unique blend of infectious rock and pop. The band was invited by Brickell to rehearse in Simon’s home studio in Montauk while Joe also worked on Guitar Lead’s and Charts with Edie before receiving a prized gift – Edie’s custom Orange Electric Tom Anderson Guitar.

Now, as the band continues to write and perform throughout the NY area and all over Long Island – they’ll bring their unique sound to fans new and old!

To Check Out “Bright Colors” and More of the Band’s Music, VISIT: Reverbnation.com/LiquidPhase1/Songs

For More on Liquid Phase, VISIT www.LiquidPhaseMusic.com

‘What’s Good with Stretch & Bobbito’ Returns

NPR’S WHAT’S GOOD WITH STRETCH & BOBBITO RETURNS FOR SEASON 2 ON PODCAST FEEDS EVERYWHERE AUGUST 15

Co-hostedby dynamic duo Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia, the blockbuster NPR podcast What’s Good With Stretch & Bobbito launches its highly anticipated second season on August 15, 2018.

Catch up on previous episodes and subscribe to the show ahead of the new season on npr.org.

Last year, the podcast emerged as a fan favorite, featuring free-wheeling and candid conversations with some of the most interesting people throughout the worlds of music, film, television, comedy, culture, media, and beyond. Among season one’s 17 interviews, guests ranged from legendary comic Dave Chappelle, Academy Award-winning actor Mahershala Ali [Moonlight, Luke Cage], and Stevie Wonder to Run The Jewels, Bootsy Collins, Chance the Rapper, Linda Sarsour, and many more. Along the way, it landed looks from Hypebeast, Billboard, and Okayplayer, to name a few. 2018 promises yet another slate of high-profile subjects to be announced very soon. Don’t miss What’s Good With Stretch & Bobbito on NPR!

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Welshly Arms Debut Video & North American Tour

“Welshly Arms blend soul and gospel with rock in a powerful mix that lends
a soaring quality to their music.” – PopMatters

“Combining a gospel choir with the most scorching hook, ‘Sanctuary’ is instantly one of the most soulful anthems of the decade.” Baeble

“Welshly Arms’ epic ‘Down To The River’ is a cathartic confrontation full of fire,
exploding with unforgettable rock/soul glory.” Atwood Magazine

“Blending genres, the group has cooked up a unique feast of rock, pop,
and gospel-blues.” Ones To Watch

“…Welshly Arms take their fiery blend of blues and garage rock and imbue it
with modern sensibilities, creating a larger-than-life, unflappable anthem
of self-empowerment.”Indie Shuffle

NEW YORK, NY (June 21st, 2018) – Cleveland-based, blues and gospel-influenced Alternative band Welshly Arms debuts the video for their single, “Sanctuary,” today—watch and share here. The video exclusively premieres on Billboard, who hails the song as an “earnest, dramatically arranged track.” It was directed by Los Angeles-based director Dan Henry and shot in the desert near Acton, CA.

Of the video, frontman Sam Getz says, “We wrote ‘Sanctuary’ about finding your peace and safe place in someone you love and being that comfort for someone else. The video has a feeling of uncertainty and discomfort with the ominous light following everyone around, but in the end they’re able to turn it around and return to their peace. It represents the craziness of the world we are living in right now and how important it is that we all find our sanctuary.”

In addition to supporting Thirty Seconds To Mars on tour and performing at various festivals this summer, Welshly Arms will embark on their first-ever full-length North American tour this fall. Stops include Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY, Union Stage in Washington, DC, The Foundry at Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA, Exit/In in Nashville, TN and more. See the full list of dates below. Tickets are available now via WelshlyArms.com.

“Sanctuary” is taken from Welshly Arms’ debut album, No Place Is Home, out now via Republic Records. No Place Is Home also features previously-released singles, “Down To The River” and “Indestructible.”

Since 2013, Welshly Arms have canvased nearly every corner of the globe spurned along by a bevy of seismic and show-stopping songs. Their 2017 EP, Legendary, boasted the ubiquitous title track, “Legendary.” To date, it has earned gold certifications in Germany and Switzerland, cracked over 51 million Spotify streams in under two years, received 1.5 million Shazams and soared to Top 15 at Alternative Radio. Meanwhile, the group’s tracks have piped through campaigns for Miller, Hulu, NFL, Indian Motorcycles and Beck’s Beer, while “Hold On I’m Coming” roared over the trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Academy Award-winning The Hateful Eight. Additionally, they lit up the stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live! and earned praise from Billboard, Paste, PopMatters, Indie Shuffle, Baeble, Ones To Watch, Cleveland.com and more.

WATCH THE “SANCTUARY” VIDEO HERE

LISTEN TO NO PLACE IS HOME
HERE


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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, Aminé, Black Sabbath, DNCE, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Marian Hill, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, 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, Towkio), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Giorgio Moroder, KUNGS, Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (Belly, The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye, The Dream), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.