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Law Banning Shipment of French Wines

Delaware Contemplates Law Banning Shipment of French Wines

National Association of Wine Retailers Ask For A Fair and Consumer Friendly Wine Shipping Law

The following statement was issued by National Association of Wine Retailers’ Executive Director Tom Wark on the attempt in Delaware to pass a wine shipping law that would ban shipment of all French, Italian, Spanish and other imported wines sold by retailers, while allowing only shipments from American wineries.

“Once again the Delaware legislature is attempting to pass a law that allows Delawareans to receive wine shipments from out of state wineries, while making it illegal for residents to receive shipments of all French, Italian, Spanish or any other wine sold by an out-of-state wine retailer. It’s a nonsensical ban on the shipment of any imported wine, any wines from “wine of the month” clubs, of most Kosher wines and the rare and collectible wines by out-of-state wine auction houses.

Senate Bill 49, sponsored by Senator Dave Sokola (R), is a good idea, but poorly executed. As with past attempts to give Delawareans access to wines now hard to find in the state, SB 49 allows consumer wine shipments from out-of-state—but only from out-of-state wineries.

“But what of the hundreds of thousands of imported wines only sold in the U.S. by wine stores and wine retailers. Why should these be off limits? Why should Delaware residents be labeled criminals if they ship in a French wine from an out-of-state wine store, but not if they have an Oregon Pinot Noir shipped to them from a winery? The distinction is without merit.

“Delaware wine consumers and commonsense demand better from their lawmakers and those pushing the ban on shipment of imported wines. Delaware consumers should have access to the thousands of French, Italian, German, Spanish and other imported wines that are only sold in the U.S. by wine retailers.

“This looming attempt to criminalize Delaware wine lovers who prefer French, German, New Zealand, Argentine, Italian or the coveted Bordeaux and Burgundy wines that are in short supply can easily be fixed by members of the Senate Banking, Business and Insurance committee who will conduct a hearing on SB 49 on April 10. The bill merely needs to be amended to allow wine shipments from out-of-state retailers in addition to out-of-state wineries.

“Delaware residents may receive out-of-state shipments of food, but there is no ban on Spanish ham shipments. They may receive shipments of shoes, but there is no ban on Italian loafers. They may receive shipments of books, but there is no ban on French novels. Why is Delaware contemplating a ban on the shipment of imported wines from retailers?

“If Delaware is finally going to drag its wine laws out of the 20th century by allowing consumers to receive shipments from out-of-state, they shouldn’t do so by also implementing a ban on certain wines just because they are sold by retailers and not wineries The Delaware legislature, starting with the Senate Banking, Business and Insurance Committee, ought to pass a clean, inclusive, fair and consumer-friendly wine shipping bill.”

 

About The National Association of Wine Retailers

The National Association of Wine Retailers represents the interests of wine stores and retailers, wine-of-the-month clubs, and wine auction houses located across the country. Together, with support from wine consumers, the Association seeks a fair and modern wine marketplace. For more information: www.nawr.org.

 

Cultivating Company Culture

TRAVEL JOURNALIST THOMAS WILMER INTERVIEWS 360 MAGAZINE PUBLISHER VAUGHN LOWERY

Small to medium sized business often fall short due to high turnover. Vaughn Lowery, Publisher of 360 Magazine, provides listeners with first-hand knowledge on the ever-shifting world of digital publishing and content creation through a youthful lens. Likewise with his innate ability to be accessible, he speaks to working in tandem with emerging generations and how their input could be detrimental to the survival of a brand.

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An Additional Conversation with 360 Magazine’s Publisher Vaughn Lowery

By Tara McDonough

If Vaughn Lowery was asked what his idea of success was 10 years ago, his answer would be very different from what it is today. He may have said that success means doing what he loves to do, being accomplished, or having a certain amount of material things.

“Success to me now is having a purpose in life and feeling passionate and fulfilled by it,” says Lowery.

Lowery got his first taste of the industry while interning for Vibe Magazine while on Summer vacation from Cornell University. His sister drove him into New York City every morning to drop him off and always advised him to be the first one at the office. One morning Lowery found himself alone with the publisher of the magazine at the time, Keith Clinkscales, which gave him the opportunity to speak with him one-on-one. It was due to his sister’s advice that he got the chance to do what no other intern would normally get to do.

After finishing up at Cornell in just three years, Lowery became an executive trainee with Saks Fifth Avenue. He was able to get along with everyone in the office and was doing great when he was called into his boss’s office one afternoon.

“She told me I was in the wrong business; that I was very charismatic and should try acting,” Lowery says, “but, I liked the path I was on at that time.”

It wasn’t until Lowery was asked by someone connected to the talent industry if he was a model that he truly considered breaking into the talent industry. Shortly after taking professional photos and getting them out to agencies, Lowery ended up with Ford Models. From there he did photoshoots, tv commercials, and ad campaigns, all while still working in outside sales at Aetna US Healthcare. Once he began modelling full time his face was in the pages of GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and Gap. By being around people of all different positions, primarily in the magazine publishing industry, Lowery came to understand how content was produced. It was right before the recession hit while he was living in LA that Lowery made the transition from modelling to the publishing industry.

It was his experience in modelling that inspired Lowery’s creation of the 360 Magazine. While working on any given shoot, Lowery was often one of just three or less black men. Often times he was the only black man on a set which drew his attention to the lack of representation in the media industry. Lowery’s goal for the 360 Magazine was that it would fill this niche and promote diversity across the publishing world, specifically the covers of its magazines.

For those wanting to work in the media industry, specifically in the publishing world, Lowery suggests starting from the ground up.

“Being self taught and learning as you go is something you need to be open to,” says Lowery, “Ask tons of questions, and learn everything you can from every position.”

Lowery warns that it’s important to be open and cordial to everyone, because you don’t know when your paths will cross again. Making connections and using them is how most people gain opportunities. He also adds that just by hanging out with people you’ll always learn something that you can apply to aspects of your work.  

Things in the industry have been changing and becoming more digitally focused since the beginning of 360 Magazine’s launch. The magazine was started during a time of e-zines, so it’s not a surprise that the website came first. Lowery had experience with creating websites from a young age so the move from print to digital was natural for him. It was clear to him where the industry was going.

“Print was getting costly, bookstores were looking dilapidated and even Barnes and Noble was focusing on their version of the tablet, the Nook,” says Lowery, “All the magazines were looking alike anyway.”

Print was still important though. Besides the fact that advertising agencies want to see a physical copy of a magazine before working with them, print is taken more seriously due to its cost. Other companies will be aware that a certain magazine has the funds to support itself if they have a print copy to show for it.

360 Magazine printed their first issue in 2009, but it was costly. Lowery began thinking that there had to be some other way to work with print. It was then that he decided to do print on demand publications. 360 Magazine linked with Blurb, which allowed anyone to order a print copy of the magazine right from our website. They’ve been distributing to them for 9 years now.

The magazine’s estimated circulation, which is based on print, is 110,000 from print on demand. This number doesn’t tend to move much, but most people end up reading 360 Magazine’s online articles through WordPress.

When asked what makes a media contributor most marketable, Lowery says that in this industry you need a social following and the ability to network. Being accessible and having a portfolio of published work is a great place to start as well.

Do it all,” Lowery says, “monetize, write, take photos, be on time, and take initiatives.”

The hardest thing about the industry in Lowery’s opinion is breaking into it and surviving on freelance jobs along the way. Writers should be prepared to sacrifice mentally, physically and financially. While working for a publication, Lowery says that writers need to do what they can to become a valuable asset to them. That way, a publication will be more likely to keep you on board and help you in the future.

As for internship positions at 360 Magazine, Lowery aims to teach interns everything that he didn’t learn. He’s assigns articles for interns to write, pushes them to network, has them do coverage and teaches them how to get published or to self-publish.

“We teach interns how to be resourceful and find themselves in the organization,” says Lowery.

When interns can bring business to the magazine, the magazine will bring business to them. Special assignment opportunities are available for interns who finish their program and are still looking to remain involved. Lowery says that while the magazine is specifically looking to groom editors, that if a publication wants to really pop, then they have to have a revolving door.

When asked what goals he has for the future of 360 Magazine, Lowery responded that he aims to keep it three dimensional with podcasts and web series.

“I want to be able to put the brand out to different countries and places in America,” says Lowery, Local presences would strengthen us.”

He also says that he’s interested in the possibility of a reality spin off or docu-series, as well as introducing more formal programs for educational purposes.

VAUGHN LOWERY:
360 Magazine
LinkedIn
Joe boxer TV Appearance
America’s Next Top Model Appearance
Sundance Film Trailer Appearance

Vaughn Lowery, art, 360 magazine, design, entertainer, Male model

Jay-Z Accepts GLAAD Award Wearing FRÈRE

Legendary Hip Hop Icon, Jay-Z wears a custom FRÈRE suit jacket to accept the GLAAD Vanguard Award

When Beyoncé and Jay-Z accepted the Vanguard Award at last night’s GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles, they did so in elegant style. The couple, who was honored for their work promoting equal rights for the LGBTQ community, arrived at The Beverly Hilton in dual takes on tuxedo dressing. They appeared perfectly matched with Jay-Z in a pale pink single-breasted blazer and pleated shirt from FRÈRE and Beyoncé wearing tulle accented heels and a black Alexander Wang mini-dress that mimicked the lines of his tux.

GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis previously said “When Beyoncé and JAY-Z speak, the world becomes inspired and when it comes to LGBTQ people, their voices of acceptance have been heard loud and clear. We could not be prouder to stand with them to send a message of love.” The Carters took to the stage to share their experiences with identity and the LGBTQ family members who helped shape their journey. Jay-Z spoke of his mother Gloria and her coming out, referencing her acceptance speech from last year’s ceremony when she was honored with a special recognition award for the song “Smile.”

Who: Jay-Z, Hip Hop ICON & founder of ROC Nation

Where: Beverly Hills, CA – GLAAD Awards @ the Beverly Hilton

What:  Beyoncé and JAY-Z were the guests of honor at the GLAAD awards. Jay Z wears FRÈRE which has quickly become his go-to designer for his recent large events including, this years’ OSCARS Chateau event, his GRAMMY’s Roc Nation brunch & now the GLAAD awards. Jay & longtime stylist June Ambrose works closely with the Creative Director of FRERE, Davidson Frere to select unique fabrications and never seems to shy from a bright pop of color. The impeccable slim fit is quintessentially FRÈRE.

ABOUT FRÈRE: FRÈRE is the new voice of modern fashion. With an obsessive focus on fit and fabrication the FRÈRE brand elevates classic silhouettes with extensive experience in bespoke suiting. FRÈRE brings the expertise forward to express a continuation of this vision of an expansion into a fashion house with the offerings of ready-to-wear collections and accessories with a global presence. All of FRÈRE ‘s garments are hand-made by the finest artisans in the world using the most luxurious materials.

https://www.frereny.com

 

Rolls-Royce New Head of Design

ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS ANNOUNCES NEW HEAD OF DESIGN

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that Jozef Kabaň has been appointed Head of Design. Kabaň, 46, is an experienced and talented designer, having spent the majority of his career at a senior level in automotive design. Kabaň joins Rolls-Royce Motor Cars from the BMW Group where he has been Head of Design Studio BMW since 2017.

Passionate about car design and art from an early age, and with an obsession for detail, Kabaň completed his studies in Bratislava and London, concluding with a Master of Art in Car Design at the Royal College of Art in London. Aged just 20, Kabaň was one of the youngest ever designers to join the VW Group. He progressed rapidly, and in 1998 he was awarded project lead for the Bugatti Veyron, for which he designed the exterior. He gained global recognition for the design, demonstrating his ability, even at this early stage in his career, to combine the automotive world with those of luxury and art.  

His success led to a desire to continue broadening his experience in the automotive field, leading to Head of Exterior roles, first at Audi AG and then Skoda Auto. At Skoda he was recognized for revolutionizing the manufacturer’s design ethos, significantly influencing the design and emotionality of the brand through a broad range of models. Throughout this period of his career he also maintained design responsibility for small volume projects, including limited and special editions and show cars.

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said, “I am delighted to announce that Jozef Kabaň has been appointed Head of Design. He is an exceptionally talented designer with a strong track record and a wide breadth of ability. It is testament to the success of our business that, as the world’s leading luxury house, we are able to attract the world’s very best design talent.” He continued, “This is an exciting time for our brand and I look forward to welcoming Jozef to the Rolls-Royce family.”

Adrian van Hooydonk, Chief Designer, BMW Group, commented, “The Rolls-Royce Design Team creates outstanding motor cars and luxury objects. I am convinced that Jozef Kabaňwill guide this phenomenal team into a very bright future indeed.”

Kabaň is married with a daughter and a son and will be based at the company’s design studios in Goodwood, West Sussex and Munich.

 

DaniLeigh “Lil Bebe” Remix

DANILEIGH RELEASES “LIL BEBE (BEBECITO REMIX)” FEATURING NIO GARCIA & RAUW ALEJANDRO PRODUCED BY YOUNG MARTINO (“TE BOTÉ”)

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“LIL BEBE” AT OVER 100MM+ GLOBAL STREAMS!!

 

THE PLAN OUT NOW

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“This is a fly girl who knows without a doubt that she’s fly, but doesn’t care if you agree.” –REFINERY29

 

“DaniLeigh Wants to Get You Out of Your Feelings and Onto the Dance Floor.” –PIGEONS & PLANES

 

“She’s got the laid-back cool of an It Girl and the swagger of a rap star on stage, and her dance moves please crowds.” –BAZAAR

 

“Between Dani’s gift for lilting, swaggering raps and catchy, hypnotic hooks, The Plan is exactly the sort of project that becomes easy to revisit and repeat over and over.” –UPROXX

 

Glamour’s “Queenpins” With Keke Palmer

GLAMOUR’S “QUEENPINS” WITH KEKE PALMER NOW LIVE ON FACEBOOK WATCH

The eight-part series shares the unbelievable stories behind the world’s most notorious female crime bosses.

Glamour launched today its first original Facebook Watch show, “Queenpins,” which tells the stories of the most notorious female crime bosses, who upended the traditional male-driven criminal hierarchy in their relentless pursuit of power. The eight episode series is hosted by actor/producer and musician Keke Palmer and chronicles the criminals’ rise to infamy by incorporating police reports, news clippings, photos and other assets to build on each crime boss’ narrative.

The episodes will focus on each woman’s unique crime story, the pivotal career moments that influenced their path, the sordid details behind each felony, and how being a woman impacted their experience. The episodes will publish weekly on Fridays.

This week’s episode introduces Stephanie Saint-Clair or “Queenie” and the illegal underground gambling rings she ran in Harlem from the 1920s. Successful women runners were called “madames,” but St. Clair’s undeniable wit and skill earned her the title of “Madame Queen.” The episode unpacks her numerous successful criminal enterprises and courageous nature that enabled her to successfully infiltrate a man’s world.

Following the success of Glamour’s wildly popular “Broken Harts” podcast, the brand is introducing this true-crime explainer series as its first foray into crime video programming. Directed by Jamie Peterson, the show is produced by Condé Nast Entertainment. The executive producers are Keke Palmer, Sarah Napier, Jamie Peterson, Jerry Kolber and Adam Davis.

 

Watch the first episode HERE

Visit Glamour’s Facebook Page HERE

 

Jake Miller “Based On A True Story”

JAKE MILLER’S EP BASED ON A TRUE STORY. AVAILABLE NOW

EP SKYROCKETS TO TOP 3 OF ITUNES POP ALBUMS CHART

WAIT FOR YOU” DEBUTS ON BILLBOARD’S TOP 40 CHART

Singer, songwriter, and producer Jake Miller‘s highly anticipated EP BASED ON A TRUE STORY. is available everywhere now via RED MUSIC. The 6-song EP, which is written and produced by Miller, debuted on 17 international New Music Friday playlists and skyrocketed to the Top 3 of iTunes’ Pop Albums Chart upon release off the strength of lead hit single “WAIT FOR YOU,” which debuted on this week’s Billboard‘s Top 40 chart and has clocked 6 million U.S. streams to date. CLICK HERE to listen to BASED ON A TRUE STORY. available now on all digital service providers.

“These are by far my 6 favorite songs I’ve ever made,” says Jake of his new EP BASED ON A TRUE STORY. “I hope you laugh, smile, dance, and cry to these songs. I poured my heart into every lyric and every beat and I couldn’t be more proud. My artistry has evolved tremendously but I’m still learning and growing every day. I can’t wait for you guys to hear what I’ve spent the last 6 months creating.”

In support of his new EP, Jake today releases a bundle that includes a physical and digital download of BASED ON A TRUE STORY. with an exclusive t-shirt and pin set. In addition, Miller recently launched a new set of “NIKES”-themed merchandise that includes robust hoodies, long sleeve and short sleeve t-shirts, totes, and shoelaces. Fans can purchase the EP bundle and new merchandise via Jake’s official Sony Thread Shop web store at shop.jakemiller.com/store.

Jake recently announced his spring headlining ‘WAIT FOR YOU’ Tour that kicks off on April 11 in Las Vegas and will hit 21 cities across the U.S. including major markets in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Nashville. The tour will include support from special guests Logan Henderson and Just Seconds Apart. Prior to hitting the road, Jake will play iHeartRadio’s Blossom Bash alongside Meghan Trainor and MAX in Washington, D.C. on April 5th as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Tickets for all shows are available online HERE.

 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

April 5 – Washington, D.C. – The Anthem

April 11 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl at the Hard Rock*

April 12 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red*

April 13 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock*

April 16 – Dallas, TX – The Prophet Bar*

April 17 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Bronze Peacock Room*

April 19 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room*

April 23 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan*

April 25 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia*

April 26 – Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents*

April 27 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club*

April 28 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza*

April 30 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall*

May 1 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Rex Theater*

May 3 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall*

May 4 – Detroit, MI – The Loving Touch*

May 5 – Chicago, IL – Chop Shop*

May 7 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fine Line Music Café*

May 11 – Tacoma, WA – Alma Mater*

May 12 – Portland, OR – The Hawthorne Theatre*     

May 14 – Oakland, CA – The New Parish*

May 17 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre*

*Logan Henderson and Just Seconds Apart will support entire Wait For You Tour

 

ABOUT JAKE MILLER

When an artist controls his destiny, he builds a lasting legacy.

Critically acclaimed Miami-raised and Los Angeles-based pop singer, producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jake Miller takes matters into his own hands. Not only does he craft all of his beats and pen lyrics, but he also plays guitar and piano. This artisan approach adds a tactile touch and heartfelt honesty to pop augmented by funked-out swagger and soulful style. That sound not only pushed his cumulative plays past the 200-million-mark, but also caused the likes of USA Today to predict, “Miller seems to be on the precipice of the next level of fame. Now, the multi-talented rising star stands poised to reach those heights on his 2019 debut EP BASED ON A TRUE STORY.for RED MUSIC, and he personally built the foundation to do so.

“I feel like I’ve been working towards this for the past two years,” he explains. “Everything in my life changed-from relationships to business. I became happy when I realized I could produce my own material, be independent, and do all of this by myself. For the first time, it really felt like me.”

Since his emergence, Miller has quietly and diligently worked towards such artistic freedom. In 2015, he earned a breakthrough with “First Flight Home,” which moved over 100,000 digital singles. That same year, his Overnight EP yielded the fan favorite title track, which co-starred Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles in its sexy video. On this steady rise, he attracted a diehard following known as “the Millertary” and comprising 1 million Instagram followers, 600K Twitter followers, and 1.1 million Facebook “likes” and counting.  He shared the stage with everyone from Ariana Grande to Shawn Mendes, and he garnered the endorsement of People Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Billboard, Just Jared, and more. Entertainment Weekly proclaimed him among “9 Artists to Hear Now” and Live Nation pegged him on its Ones To Watch. Going independent in 2017, he taught himself how to produce and make beats, leading to a pair of full-length releases2:00AM IN L.A. and Silver Lining–buoyed by hits such as “Can’t Help Myself” and “The Girl That’s Underneath” [feat. Jabbar Hakeem].

In the making of those albums, he found his creative compass.

“When I started out, I would go to sessions and work with other producers,” he says. “However, I took all of 2017 and dedicated myself to learning how to produce. I went to Guitar Center and bought thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment that I didn’t know how to use like a grand piano and a saxophone. Then, I stayed in my apartment and watched thousands of hours of YouTube tutorials. I wanted to download as much info into my brain as possible, so I didn’t need anybody else going forward. That set the stage for me.”

Signed to RED MUSIC in the midst of a stacked headline tour, he dove into making more music. Miller turned the first page of this new chapter with the 2018 single “WAIT FOR YOU.” Merging eighties-esque synth bass and expansive melodies, it clocked over 1 million global streams in under two months.

The 2019 follow-up single “NIKES” illuminates another side of the artist. Backed by rich production, thick bass, and hummable guitar courtesy of Miller, it paints a nostalgic, yet personal picture of a broken relationship with lines like, “I still got your Nikes laying in my closet right there in the corner teasing in me…All they do is bring back memories.”

“I had gotten out of an eight-year relationship, and I realized that I had a pair of shoes sitting in my corner that weren’t mine,” he recalls. “It’s basically reminiscing on what we had. It’s emotional about the past, but it makes you think about the future. My favorite songs can hype you up and cause you to get emotional too.”

His forthcoming six-song EP entitled BASED ON A TRUE STORY. thrives on that dynamic diversity, hinging on an upbeat funky strut throughout and incorporating everything from live choir to horn sections. It showcases the scope of his sound.

In the end, Miller has just begun building his legacy.

“When you think of me as a person and an artist, I hope it inspires you to take life by the horns,” he leaves off. “If you want something, just go after it. No one is going to work as hard for you as you are. I want my story and music to inspire you to keep going towards being the best at whatever you want to be.”

Jake Miller’s BASED ON A TRUE STORY EP is available everywhere now.  

 

BASED ON A TRUE STORY. EP Tracklist:

  1. SKINNYDIP
  2. NIKES
  3. WAIT FOR YOU
  4. LONDON LIGHTS
  5. NOBODY ELSE
  6. WHAT IF YOU FELL IN LOVE?

 

Listen to BASED ON A TRUE STORY. On:

Spotify

Apple Music

iTunes

Amazon Music

TIDAL

Watch “WAIT FOR YOU” On:

YouTube

Listen to “WAIT FOR YOU” On:

Spotify

Apple Music

Amazon Music

YouTube

Follow Jake Miller On:

Official Website

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

 

Olivia O’Brien Debut Album “Was It Even Real”

OLIVIA O’BRIEN surpasses 1.5 billion global streams & releases intimate new track “JUST FRIENDS”

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Debut album WAS IT EVEN REAL arrives April 26

“deep, soulful vocals”Billboard

“her truest test of artistry is in her music, which she writes herself.” – V Magazine

“she’s proving to be a name on the rise” – Complex

OLIVIA O’BRIEN, the 19-year old Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter named one of “100 Women Revolutionizing Pop Music” by Paper magazine, and whose songs have surpassed over 1.5 billion global streams, releases “Just Friends,” the newest track from her highly anticipated debut album WAS IT EVEN REAL? arriving on April 26th via Island Records.

The April 26th release of WAS IT EVEN REAL? follows up the closing day of Olivia’s Was It Even Real Tour on April 26th in San Francisco, CA.  The 18-city tour featuring Kevin George opens March 31st in Salt Lake City – with most dates already sold-out.  This is Olivia’s first major tour since her 20-city trip with Jack & Jack in the fall 2017, in support of her debut EP release It’s Not That Deep.

“Just Friends,” with its simple production (think: “Landslide” by Fleet­wood Mac) is a startling, intimate follow-up to her first single “Love Myself” and showcases Olivia’s breathtaking vocals in a new light.

After gaining massive success with the release of “i hate u i love u,” her RIAA triple-platinum, self-composed smash collaboration with gnash, Olivia set out to prove that she is indeed a rising pop star to be reckoned with. WAS IT EVEN REAL? sets the tone and catapults a promising career trajectory of one of Island’s most promising new artists.

WAS IT EVEN REAL? Tracklisting:

​​​​​1.  purpleworld

2.  I Don’t Exist

3.  Inhibition (omw)

4.  Just Friends

5.  We Lied To Each Other

6.  UDK

7.  Care Less More

8.  Just A Boy

9.  Call Me!!!

10. Love Myself

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Julia Michaels “What A Time”

JULIA MICHAELS AND NIALL HORAN RELEASE ACOUSTIC VIDEO FOR “WHAT A TIME”

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GRAMMY® Award-nominated and multi-platinum selling artist JULIA MICHAELS releases the official video for “What A Time” with Niall Horan today. The two performed the song on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Watch HERE.

JULIA MICHAELS recently surprised fans with the release of INNER MONOLOGUE PART I, a collection of highly anticipated new music featuring collaborations with Selena Gomez on “Anxiety” and Niall Horan on “What A Time.”  Upon arrival, the EP debuted at #1 on the iTunes Pop Albums Chart and #5 Overall iTunes Albums Chart, prompting three worldwide trending hashtags on Twitter.  In addition to critical acclaim, the music also received extensive support from artists like Shawn Mendes, Sam Smith, James Bay, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Ingrid Michaelson, Selena Gomez, Niall Horan, and more.  Following the release, MICHAELS joined country superstar Keith Urban on the Australian Leg of his current world tour.

MICHAELS is currently on her first-ever headline tour, “The Inner Monologue Tour,” and is gearing up to release INNER MONOLOGUE PART II. She is also on tour with P!NK for her “Beautiful Trauma World Tour” through May.

In 2015, MICHAELS transitioned from behind-the-scenes as a top songwriter for the likes of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez into a force in her own right. As a solo act, she forged an unbreakable bond with countless fans worldwide and skyrocketed to the forefront of pop. She received two 2018 GRAMMY® Award nominations in top categories such as “Best New Artist” and “Song of the Year” for her debut single “Issues” from the 2017 mini-album Nervous System. “Issues” went triple-platinum, crossed 1 billion global streams, achieved consumption of 10 million, emerged as “the top-selling debut single of 2017, and scored a spot as the only solo female contribution on Variety’s “30 Most Consumed Songs of 2017” list.

MICHAELS fired on all cylinders throughout 2018. Featuring on Clean Bandit’s “I Miss You, she notched her first Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart in addition to co-writing and lending her voice to Shawn Mendes’ “Like To Be You,” Lauv’s “There’s No Way, and Noah Kahan’s “Hurt Somebody. She also landed her first #1 at country radio with Keith Urban’s smash “Coming Home. Not to mention, she wrote for everyone from Janelle Monàe and P!nk to Christina Aguilera and Jesse Ware as the year went on. Meanwhile, her solo single “Jump” [feat. Trippie Redd] cracked 100 million streams as she hit the stage at Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! and the Today Show Summer Concert Series to perform it. Along the way, she toured with the likes of Maroon 5, Keith Urban, Shawn Mendes, and Niall Horan. Most importantly though, these experiences prepared her for INNER MONOLOGUE PART I as she developed not only creatively, but personally as well.

THE INNER MONOLOGUE TOUR DATES:

3/4 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues

3/8 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre

3/15 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre

3/26 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard

3/27 Kansas City, MO – Madrid Theatre

3/29 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre

4/2 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre

4/7 Seattle, WA – Neumos

4/20 San Diego, CA – House of Blues San Diego

4/24 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation at The Intersection

4/28 Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago

5/6 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre

5/10 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland

P!NK’s BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA WORLD TOUR DATES:

3/1 Fort Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center

3/3 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena

3/5 Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

3/7 Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena

3/9 Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center

3/10 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

3/12 Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena

3/14 Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at The BJCC

3/16 Bossier City, LA – CenturyLink Center

3/17 New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center

3/19 Houston, TX – Toyota Center

3/21 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center

3/23 Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena

3/24 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center

3/30 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena

4/1 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center

4/3 Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena

4/5 Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

4/6 Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

4/8 Portland, OR – Moda Center

4/10 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center

4/12 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena

4/13 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center

4/15 Fresno, CA – Staples Center

4/17 San Jose, CA – SAP Center

4/19 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum

4/26 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena

4/27 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena

4/30 Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse

5/2 Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum

5/4 Fargo, ND – FargoDome

5/5 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center

5/7 Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center

5/9 Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena

5/11 Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center

5/13 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena

5/14 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena

5/17 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre

5/18 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre

5/21 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

5/22 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

 

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Jax Jones “All Day and Night”

‘ALL DAY AND NIGHT’ WITH MADISON BEER OUT NOW

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JAX AND MARTIN SOLVEIG ANNOUNCE COLLABORATIVE PROJECT EUROPA

JAX’S HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF NEXT MONTH WITH STOPS IN CHICAGO, NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES AND MORE

Europa have today unleashed their debut single ‘All Day And Night’, featuring white-hot US singer Madison Beer. Europa is Jax Jones and Martin Solveig: two friends who also just so happen to be multi-platinum artists (with over 4 billion combined streams), pushing each other to investigate musical avenues they’d never explore on their own.

Europa is club-focused pop music and pop-focused club music. Europa is friendship. Europa is a larger-than-life explosion of unexpected combinations, total freedom, unexpected twists and bridges not walls. Europa is the phrase ‘stronger together’ brought to life in vivid colours.

Born out of a mutual admiration and cemented by a hug given by Martin after Jax’s set in Ibiza, the pair’s collaboration has been a long time coming. It was only after Solveig made the Eurostar trip to Jax’s London studio that they realized that they had something special and the spirit of Europa started to take shape: ‘’for the first-ever Europa session, Martin came in and played a song with a cheeky sax riff in it.’’ Jax adds ‘’He looked at me as if to say: ‘This is a bit taboo, but we could try it.’ And then I said: ‘Well if we’re doing that, how about TRANCE?”

One delight of the genre-agnostic Europa outlook is that it’s truly a project without hard borders, and with US singer/songwriter Madison Beer, who was recognized by Billboard on its 2018 ‘21 Under 21’ roster of the most promising young talents in music, contributing vocals to chart-ready walloper All Day And Night, Europa is also a celebration of frictionless relationships with the rest of the world.  “To have Madison on our first track is great. She has an undeniable truth in her vocal that we both really like and since launching her career she’s become an influential voice of her generation,” Martin comments. Late last year Madison released ‘Hurts Like Hell’, which continues to climb the charts and was 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 this summer. Future singles will pair Europa with further still-under-wraps vocalists; they’ll be complemented in Europa’s live shows by a raft of club-ready cuts bursting with spontaneity and openness.

“A huge common point for us is that we want people to have fun,” Jax and Martin explain. “Europa has allowed both of us to step out from what everybody else might consider reasonable. Music doesn’t have to be reasonable. You might even say it shouldn’t be.”

The announcement of Europa follows an impressive start to 2019 for London’s Jax Jones. A second BRIT Award nomination in a row came in the wake of his latest Top 10 collaboration – the groove-fueled earworm ‘Play’ ft. Years & Years. He plays his biggest headline show to date at London’s Roundhouse on 6th April, before heading to America for a landmark nine date tour.

Next month, Jax will embark on a headlining tour of North America. Kicking off on April 18 in Washington, D.C., the 10-date run wraps up on May 3 in Los Angeles at The Roxy. See full list of tour dates below.

JAX JONES TOUR DATES:

April 19 Chicago, IL    PRYSM Nightclub

April 20 Brooklyn, NY Elsewhere (LIVE setup)

April 24 Denver, CO  Bar Standard

April 25 Philadelphia, PA NOTO Philadelphia

April 26 Toronto, ON  Toybox

April 27 Atlanta, GA  Ravine

May 1    Boston, MA  Bijou Nightclub & Lounge

May 2    Portland, OR  Jade Club

May 3    West Hollywood, CA The Roxy Theatre (LIVE setup)

 

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