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David Axelrod & Karl Rove

MasterClass, the online education company that enables anyone to learn from the best in the world, announced today that David Axelrod and Karl Rove, two of the most esteemed political strategists best known for respectively orchestrating winning presidential campaigns for Barack Obama and George W. Bush, are setting aside party affiliations to come together to teach the first MasterClass on campaign strategy and messaging. In this class, Axelrod and Rove will demystify the political campaign process and break down their philosophies on what it takes to plan and execute a winning campaign. The class is now available at www.masterclass.com/dakr. Enrollment for the class is $90 for lifetime access, or $180 per year for the All-Access Pass, which grants unlimited access to all new and existing classes.

“It has never been more important to understand how this world of politics works and how to win the hearts and minds of voters,” said David Rogier, co-founder and CEO of MasterClass. “The class isn’t about being a Democrat or Republican — it’s about two of the best political minds of our generation teaching how to win elections. David and Karl break down their respective campaign strategies and debate what is happening in the country today, and how we got here.”

In their MasterClass, Axelrod and Rove will provide perspectives from their professional experiences, as they share their passion for their work and for democracy. They will dive into successful communication and planning strategies from past presidential campaigns, covering the full scope of campaigning — from developing messages and mobilizing voters, to planning, fundraising and budgeting, as well as preparation tactics for debates. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the state of politics today and feel empowered to find their unique voice and place in the political process to help make an impact.

“Ronald Reagan used to say that our American experiment, our American democracy was always one generation away from extinction,” said Rove. “I hope that our MasterClass not only provides a better understanding of the inner workings of elections and politics, but also inspires students to get involved.”

“This is a confusing time in politics. On the one hand, there’s an enormous amount of rancor, with a president who very consciously plays base politics. On the other hand, I’ve seen a renewed sense of citizenship in response, with peoplerealizing the importance of getting involved,” said Axelrod. “As more people are getting engaged in politics, running for office and volunteering for candidates, we’ve designed this class to break down the campaign process.”

Axelrod served as chief strategist for Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 successful presidential bids and is credited with crafting the message of “change” that helped secure Obama’s historic victory. He later served as senior advisor in the Obama White House. Over the course of his career, Axelrod worked on nearly 150 campaigns that he chronicled in The New York Timesbestseller “Believer, My Forty Years in Politics.” He is currently a senior political commentator for CNN, host of the “The Axe Files” podcast, and founding director of the non-partisan Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago.

Rove, the deft political operative and fundraiser credited as “The Architect” by President George W. Bush of his victorious campaigns in 2000 and 2004, served as senior advisor and deputy chief of staff for the Bush administration. He is now a Fox News contributor, writes a weekly column forThe Wall Street Journal, and is the author of two books, “The Triumph of William McKinley” andThe New York Times bestseller “Courage and Consequence.”

Politics is the fifth new category MasterClass will launch this year as it continues to expand its catalogue across a range of subjects to offer educational, inspiring, and engaging classes taught by the world’s greatest minds. With more than 40 classes that dive into processes, techniques and philosophies, MasterClass helps students progress more rapidly towards their own mastery, explore a new passion, or learn a new skill. It offers a unique learning experience, including video lessons, interactive exercises, course materials, peer interaction, and more. All classes are available as part of an annual subscription for $180, or for individual purchase at $90 for lifetime access to the class, and can be accessed online at www.masterclass.com or on the MasterClass mobile app for iOS and Android.

View the trailer for David Axelrod and Karl Rove’s MasterClass below: https://youtu.be/E_jPAd0L3IA

ABOUT MASTERCLASS

Founded in 2015, MasterClass started with the idea that everyone should have “access to genius.” The premier online education platform provides affordable, engaging, and inspirational online classes taught by world-renowned instructors, making it possible for anyone to learn from the best.

MasterClass’ current roster of courses includes:

Culinary Arts: Gordon Ramsay (cooking), Alice Waters (home cooking), Thomas Keller (cooking techniques), Wolfgang Puck (cooking)

Film and Television: Werner Herzog (filmmaking), Martin Scorsese (filmmaking), Ron Howard (directing), Helen Mirren (acting), Samuel L. Jackson (acting), Judd Apatow (comedy), Spike Lee (filmmaking), Ken Burns (documentary filmmaking)

Music and Entertainment: Armin van Buuren (dance music), Christina Aguilera (singing), Usher (performance), Reba McEntire (country music), Herbie Hancock (jazz), Deadmau5 (music production), Hans Zimmer (film scoring), Steve Martin (comedy), Tom Morello (guitar)

Writing: James Patterson (writing), Aaron Sorkin (screenwriting), Shonda Rhimes (writing for television), David Mamet (dramatic writing), Judy Blume (writing), Malcolm Gladwell (writing), RL Stine (writing for young audiences), Margaret Atwood (creative writing)

Design, Photography and Fashion: Annie Leibovitz (photography), Frank Gehry (architecture), Diane von Furstenberg (how to build a fashion brand), Marc Jacobs (fashion design)

Sports and Games: Serena Williams (tennis), Stephen Curry (shooting, ball-handling, and scoring), Garry Kasparov (chess), Daniel Negreanu (poker)

Politics and Society: Jane Goodall (conservation), Bob Woodward (investigative journalism), David Axelrod and Karl Rove (campaign strategy)

Science: Chris Hadfield (space exploration)

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UMe’s Christmas Releases

TURN UP THE JOY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WITH UMe’s CHRISTMAS RELEASES,

SPOTIFY PLAYLIST AND INTERACTIVE GIFT GUIDE

With the holidays in full swing, UMe has all the music you need to make your festivities even brighter. From a cornucopia of timeless Christmas albums on a variety of formats to soundtrack your gatherings or as the perfect present to a dynamic Spotify playlist and even a helpful interactive gift guide to help you finish up your shopping, there’s so many ways to turn up the joy this holiday season.

From classic crooners Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby to renowned vocal quartet 98° to country Christmas music on vinyl and festive compilations, there’s truly something for everyone to help you celebrate.

CHRISTMAS PLAYLIST

An expansive and eclectic collection, UMe’s Christmas playlist on Spotify features some of the biggest songs and artists in the holiday music canon and pairs timeless classics ranging from Frank Sinatra, Burl Ives and Brenda Lee to Stevie Wonder, The Jackson Five and The Ronettes to U2 and Wham! with modern staples from Mariah Carey, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande and Michael Buble. The ever-expanding, hours-long playlist is guaranteed to bring an extra dose of holiday cheer.

Stream the playlist on Spotify: https://lnk.to/Christmas-Playlist

INTERACTIVE GIFT GUIDE

Take the guess work out of finding that special gift for the music lover on your list with UMe’s interactive gift guide. The site allows fans to search through the label’s best-selling titles of 2017 by choosing a genre and price.

Once selected, users will be presented with ideas ranging from deluxe box sets to CDs and vinyl LPs from the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, Glen Campbell, Soundgarden, George Harrison, Elton John, Chuck Berry, Rihanna, GZA, Eminem, Beastie Boys, Johnny Cash, Chris Stapleton, the Pitch Perfect 3 soundtrack and many more.

Experience the gift guide at musicgift.guide

98°– LET IT SNOW (CD/LP/DIGITAL)

Their first full-length Christmas album in 18 years, 98°’s Let It Snow is a brand new 12-song collection that includes the original song “Season Of Love,” their take on “What Christmas Means To Me,” the standard that was popularized by Stevie Wonder, and an interpretation of Joni Mitchell’s “River.” The guys also put their own spin on the classic carols, “The First Noel.” The renowned vocal quartet recruited Grammy-nominated music, TV and film producer Adam Anders to oversee the project who is best known for his work as executive music producer for “Glee” who has written and recorded with some of the biggest names in contemporary pop music including Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Backstreet Boys and the Jonas Brothers. Let It Snow is their second Christmas title following their critically-acclaimed, million-selling 1999 album, This Christmas.

Order/stream Let It Snow: https://ume.lnk.to/LetItSnow

 

THE BEATLES – THE CHRISTMAS RECORDS (7-inch vinyl)

The Beatles’ annual holiday tradition of recording jolly Christmas messages for fan club members was an important part of the band’s relationship with their most ardent supporters, affectionately referred to by them as “Beatle People.” Spanning 1963 to 1969, The Beatles’ holiday recordings were originally pressed on flexi discs and mailed to fan club members each December. Never released beyond the fan club until now, The Beatles’ seven holiday messages have been newly pressed on a rainbow of seven-inch colored vinyl singles for The Christmas Records box set. The limited-edition collection presents each vinyl single with its original flexi disc sleeve artwork, accompanied by a 16-page booklet with recording notes and reproductions of the fan club’s National Newsletters, which were mailed to members with the holiday flexi discs.

Order The Christmas Records: http://TheBeatles.lnk.to/ChristmasRecords

 

BING CROSBY – CHRISTMAS CLASSICS (LP)

Bing Crosby’s Christmas Classics features 14 of the singer’s timeless Christmas songs, including his hit recording of the perennial “White Christmas” and his cherished duet with David Bowie, “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy.” Other highlights include “Winter Wonderland,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” First released in 1999, the collection is re-pressed on standard black vinyl for the holidays.

Order/stream Christmas Classics: https://UMe.lnk.to/ChristmasClassicsLP

COLBIE CAILLAT – CHRISTMAS IN THE SAND (LP)

Celebrating its five-year anniversary, Colbie Caillat’s Christmas In The Sand is available on standard black vinyl for the first time. Caillat’s fourth album peaked in the Top 5 on the Holiday Album Chart in 2012, with the title song reaching the Top 20 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart. The holiday collection, produced by Caillat’s father Ken Caillat features guest appearances from Brad Paisley, Jason Reeves, Gavin DeGraw & Justin Young and includes seasonal favorites, “The Christmas Song,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “Santa Baby” & “Auld Lang Syne.”

Order/stream Christmas In The Sand: https://UMe.lnk.to/CITS

DARIUS RUCKER – HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (LP)

On Darius Rucker’s Home For The Holidays, the acclaimed singer mixes up country, soul, swing and R&B for an album that has something for everyone in the family. The dozen songs combine holiday chestnuts like “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow,” “Winter Wonderland” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” with two Rucker originals “What God Wants For Christmas” and “Candy Cane Christmas.” Rucker is joined by friend Sheryl Crow on the time-honored duet “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and has some childhood fun on the Dr. Seuss classic “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch. Produced by Frank Rogers, the album is available on standard black vinyl for the first time.

Order Home For The Holidays: https://UMe.lnk.to/DariusRuckerHFTH

LADY ANTEBELLUM – ON THIS WINTER’S NIGHT (LP)

Originally released in 2012, Lady Antebellum’s On This Winter’s Night is making its vinyl debut just in time for the holidays and the album’s five-year anniversary. The 12-track collection on standard black vinyl sees Lady A put their unique spin on an eclectic mix of holiday favorites including “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “Blue Christmas” and features the gorgeous original title track, written by the band. The Gold-selling album offers a variety of musical styles and sounds, from gentle acoustic guitar and strings to fiddle to sleigh bells and swinging horns, with the trio’s unmistakable harmonies front and center. As All Music exclaimed, “This is a Christmas album for the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, a soundtrack for days of shopping, present wrapping, and parties filled with good cheer.”

Order On This Winter’s Night: https://UMe.lnk.to/LadyAOTWN

FRANK SINATRA – ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS (CD/2LP/DIGITAL)

Frank Sinatra’s Ultimate Christmas showcases 20 festive and warm holiday classics from Sinatra’s Capitol and Reprise catalogues. The new collection also honors the Sinatra Family’s holiday traditions with Frank joined by his children, Nancy, Tina and Frank Jr., on three songs. Ultimate Christmas features Sinatra’s merry best, from the tranquil and traditional “White Christmas”, “Silent Night”, “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear”, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, and “The First Noël” to the rollicking “Jingle Bells”, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”, and “Mistletoe And Holly.” Sinatra’s children add their voices to “The Twelve Days Of Christmas,” “The Bells Of Christmas (Greensleeves),” and “I Wouldn’t Trade Christmas.” The collection’s iconic recordings span 1954 to 1991, with arrangements by Nelson Riddle, Don Costa, Gordon Jenkins, and Johnny Mandel, among others.

Order/stream Ultimate Christmas: https://UMe.lnk.to/UltimateChristmas

 

REBA MCENTIRE – MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU (LP)

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of country icon Reba McEntire’s timeless double-platinum album Merry Christmas To You, the long out-of-print record has been reissued on vinyl for the first time since its original 1987 release. Pressed on standard black vinyl and featuring the ‘90s cover image from the CD version, the album that first celebrated McEntire’s love of Christmas includes her beautiful and joyous takes on traditional Christmas tunes like “Away In A Manger,” “O Holy Night” and “Silent Night” and seasonal standards like “White Christmas,” “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire).”

Order Merry Christmas To You: https://UMe.lnk.to/RebaMcEntireMCTY

 

RINGO STARR – I WANNA BE SANTA CLAUS (LP)

Ringo Starr’s beloved holiday album I Wanna Be Santa Claus has just been released on vinyl for the first time ever. First released in 1999, the album is filled with Starr’s eclectic and inspired renditions of such seasonal standards as “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “The Little Drummer Boy,” “Winter Wonderland” and “White Christmas,” alongside a half-dozen exuberant holiday originals such as “Come On Christmas, Christmas Come On,” “I Wanna Be Santa Claus,” and “The Christmas Dance,” and a cover of The Beatles’ infectious “Christmas Time (Is Here Again).”

Order I Wanna Be Santa Claus: https://UMe.lnk.to/RingoSanta

V/A – NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MERRY CHRISTMAS (CD/DIGITAL)

NOW That’s What I Call Music!s festive holiday collection, NOW That’s What I Call Merry Christmas, is newly refreshed for 2017’s holiday season. Brimming with 20 evergreen holiday favorites spanning more than 60 years, the collection includes Nat King Cole, Burl Ives, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby & David Bowie, The Temptations, José Feliciano, and The Beach Boys to contemporary holiday hits from Wham!, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Pentatonix, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, a new orchestral version of an Elvis Presley classic, and more.

Order/stream NOW That’s What I Call Merry Christmas: https://NOW.lnk.to/Christmas

V/A – A CAPITOL CHRISTMAS, VOLUME 2 (2CD/2LP/DIGITAL)

Capitol Records’ celebration of its 75th anniversary continues with the release of A Capitol Christmas, Volume 2, a collection of 24 timeless holiday and seasonal classics sung by the label’s unmatched list of legends. The album brings together some of pop music’s most iconic holiday songs with extremely rare recordings originally issued in very limited release. Volume 2’s list of singers includes Glen Campbell, The Beach Boys, Wayne Newton, Lena Horne, Dinah Shore, Nancy Wilson, Johnny Mercer, The Louvin Brothers and many more, with each contribution lovingly chronicled in liner notes provided by compilation producer Jay Landers.

Order/stream A Capitol Christmas, Volume 2:  https://lnk.to/CapitolChristmas2