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New Beau Young Prince Music Video

BEAU YOUNG PRINCE DROPS VIDEO FOR “LET GO” FROM SPIDER-MAN INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

“LET GO” AT OVER 13 MILLION STREAMS!!

WATCH HERE

“Beau Young Prince’s natural grasp of melody is his secret weapon. He rides producer Jailo’s candy-coated instrumental with ease and energy, switching flows on a dime.” – Pitchfork

“The kind of magnetic blab that flows cool and steady onstage, inside a recording booth or over a phone line.” – The Washington Post

“Beau Young Prince has emerged on the music scene with a refreshing sense of awareness of his place in hip-hop culture.” – office

Listen to Beau Young Prince’s debut EP Groovy Land HERE

Maxo Releases New Album

“GRITTY, STYLISH, AND LOW-KEY COOL”: MAXO RELEASES HIS CRITICALLY HERALDED NEW ALBUM LIL BIG MAN

LISTEN HERE

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “IN MY PENNY’s” HERE

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “TIME” HERE

TRACKLIST

  1. Time
  2. Strongside
  3. Kinfolk
  4. No Love (feat. Lojii)
  5. In My Penny’s
  6. Lucky
  7. Headphones
  8. 605
  9. Crown Heights
  10. Quiktoldme

“The rising LA rapper started his rap career just a few short years ago, but he already raps with the kind of wise, world-weary delivery that some artists don’t develop until they’ve been at it for twice as long….He raps his ass off, he tells introspective stories and tackles some heavy topics, and his words and delivery are both sharp.” – Brooklyn Vegan

“Maxo’s music showcases an underlying grittiness that effortlessly matches his stylish sound: a balance of low-key cool with a weariness that only comes from having to grow up too soon.” – Pitchfork

“The video suits the textured track wonderfully, complimenting its inviting sounds. With the swirling camera and gentle color pallette, it’s the perfect introduction to Maxo’s music.” – Complex

ABOUT MAXO

Maxo, 23, started recording his musings just a few years ago, inspired by his older brother’s struggles in coping with the world around him.  

“That was around the time of Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin,” Maxo recalls clearly. “Just being a Black man will take a toll on you, whether you recognize it or not. That, in combination with trying to find yourself. It will drive you crazy. He lost his shit.” A middle child (he has a younger brother), it was tough to see his older bro—who loved to rap—hit a rough patch. When society stressed him out of his love of music, Maxo picked it up for him.

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Dido Returns With “Still On My Mind”

DIDO RELEASES “STILL ON MY MIND”, TRIUMPHANT RETURN WITH FIRST ALBUM IN FIVE YEARS

DIDO DISCUSSES NEW LP ON NPR WEEKEND EDITION

LISTEN TO “STILL ON MY MIND” HERE

Today, Dido has dropped “Still On My Mind” (BMG), her first album in five years that marks a major return for one of the most unique and celebrated voices in the pop world.

Called “stunning” by Forbes, “a strong return to form” by Consequence of Sound, and a showcase for Dido “crafting her own vision of pop, untouched by the outside world” by Newsday, “Still On My Mind” finds Dido’s trademark vulnerable songwriting and soothing vocal essence fully evolved for the 2019 musical landscape, inspired by her love of hip hop to her folk roots, but ultimately carrying a dance and electronic music sensibility, even on the tracks with no beats.

Watch the gorgeous video for the cutting break-up anthem and current single “Give You Up” HERE.

“Still On My Mind” was written and recorded in England, a result of the fruitful and incredibly natural production/songwriting partnership with her long term collaborator and brother (Faithless founder) Rollo.

Dido describes the making of this album as “an absolutely magical experience.” She says: “I wanted to capture the feeling I still get from listening to music, just that rush like you don’t need anything more than this.”

The multi-million selling singer goes on a world tour throughout 2019 which includes several dates in the US.

US Tour Dates

June 13 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre

June 17 – Boston, MA – House of Blues

June 19 – New York, NY – Terminal 5

June 21 – Washington DC – Lincoln Theatre

June 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

June 25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

June 26 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic

June 28 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater

June 30 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO

‘Still On My Mind’ Track Listing

  1. “Hurricanes”
  2. “Give You Up”
  3. “Hell After This”
  4. “You Don’t Need a God”
  5. “Take You Home”
  6. “Some Kind of Love”
  7. “Still on My Mind”
  8. “Mad Love”
  9. “Walking By”
  10. “Friends”
  11. “Chances”
  12. “Have to Stay”

With sales of more than 40 million albums worldwide, Dido is one of the best- selling UK artists ever. Both “No Angel” and its 2003 follow-up, “Life For Rent”, still rank among the UK’s biggest-selling albums of all-time.

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Galaxy Fold

Galaxy Fold vs. Huawei Mate X vs iPhone: the ultimate foldable phones’ quest vs Apple’s legendary iPhone

Nike just did it again – the “dream crazier” campaign celebrates and revamps its JustDoIt slogan in a feminine way, 30 years after its debut Galaxy Fold vs. Huawei Mate X vs iPhone: the ultimate foldable phones’ quest vs Apple’s legendary iPhone

There they are, two bendable – or should we say foldable – mobile phones, launched within one weeks’ notice. Priced at premium level, they seem to be launched to create a positive halo effect to both Samsung and Huawei brands, and to overshadow Apple’s technological Iphone reign. Both foldable phones are intensely discussed on social media, showing that both brands experienced a noticeable launch and media outreach. But did they beat the eternal winner? What foldable phone had the lead?

Apple’s iPhone range grossed 2.2 million mentions in the last 7 days, compared to 1.2 million mentions for Samsung’s Galaxy range and 110,000 mentions for Huawei’s Mate range, clearly showing that Samsung and Apple are the only two real rivals in the mobile phone industry. Huawei seems to be a minor player.

On an engagement level, Samsung beat Apple’s iPhone by far, as the launch grossed 9.8 million engagements vs Apple’s 6.4 million engagements during the same period of time, which was – let’s be honest – without major Apple launch. Samsung’s folding phone was launched together with the new Samsung S10, empowered with K-Pop celebrity endorsement. This shows that in an innovation desert, a new folding phone gets major attention on social media, beating the giant during a short period of time.

Huawei’s Mate X reveal was less considered on the net on a world level: the Chinese electronics manufacturer’s bendable phone earned only 1.1 million engagements, which seems big but not relevant compared to the giants’ engagement levels for this new type of mass consumer good.

Posts with most engagements

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold movie (164,000 shares/likes, over 8 million views): the Verge announcing the launch date (35,100 shares/posts); the Tweet with the biggest impact was clearly a statement about the high price of the new phone (16,400 shares/likes).

Huawei’s Mate X had no major video reveal to showcase its launch, and the product reveal seemed to be accelerated due to Samsung’s reveal, so most of the outreaching posts were consumer or reviewer related. Consumer stating that Huawei’s phone was 5G compatible had spikes in engagements with 35,900 shares/likes and 2,2 million views and Huawei fans, like Japanese consumers’ posts, had 4,100 likes/shares.

Nike just does it again – the “dream crazier” campaign celebrates and revamps its JustDoIt slogan in a feminine way, 30 years after its debut

After a stormy February start, Nike released its new “Dream Crazier” ad during the 2019 Oscar broadcasting on Feb 24, celebrating female athletes in an emotional clip. The advertising, which is a sequel of the 2018 “Dream Crazy” campaign, highlights epic moments in women’s sports.

The brand itself grossed 551,600 mentions during the last two days, and 1,3 million engagements, and the slogan JustDoIt enjoyed a real revival: coming from zero mentions before the show, the baseline skyrocketed to a 12,000 mentions peak during the Oscars, consolidating 243,000 mentions and impressive 1,1 million engagements in the last two days.

Most relevant posts – the brand and its celebrity endorsement

The Nike brand post on Twitter got 603,100 shares/likes, and Serena William’s, as the ad’s lead, positive endorsement of the tweet was also greatly shared and liked (186,600 shares/likes).

The #justdoit hashtag got over 249,900 mentions during the last two days, compared to 16,600 for Nike during the same period, showing that hashtag lovers strongly embrace the brands’ claim.

Worldwide reach and gender

77.6% of the JustDoIt outreach was experienced in the US, showing that the brand has its biggest fans in the Unites States – and that the Oscars are still best enjoyed in the US.

62.5% of JustDoIt posts were published by women, underlining that Nike’s well targeted marketing towards ladies worked well.

 

G-SHOCK Collabs with Blue Note Records

Casio G-SHOCK Unveils Collaboration Model With World-Renowned Jazz Label, Blue Note Records

New Model Features Sleek All-Black Look with Blue Accents to Celebrate Label’s 80th Anniversary

Casio G-SHOCK unveils a limited-edition men’s watch made in collaboration with the legendary Jazz label, Blue Note Records. Created to honor Blue Note’s 80th anniversary, the latest model is an updated take on G-SHOCK’s popular G-STEEL line of men’s high-end timepieces and arrives in a sleek black colorway with blue accents on the dial, and buckle, as well as an IP case back, button and band keeper. The watch comes with custom limited-edition packaging.

Boasting the classic G-STEEL look, the GSTB100BNR-1A combines refined style with durability and practicality. The unique timepiece nods to both iconic brands by featuring bright blue accents and engravings of the G-SHOCK and Blue Note logos.

“Blue Note and G-SHOCK have a history of refinement and shifting culture,” said Don Was, President of Blue Note Records. “We felt G-SHOCK was the right partner to help us celebrate our 80th anniversary while we usher in a new era at the label. It’s about bringing our audiences together and giving them something they can love, whether they’re a Jazz aficionado or a hip-hop lover.”

A video was created to celebrate the launch of the new G-SHOCK x Blue Note Records timepiece, starring Blue Note artists Charles Lloyd, Kendrick Scott, and lophiile. Watch here.

Additionally, you can stream the playlist Daddy Kev’s Blue Note X G-SHOCK Mix that was inspired by the collaboration.

The GSTB100BNR-1A not only provides an upscale look, but it also comes equipped with several of G-SHOCK’s most sought-after features including solar-powered charging capabilities, a super LED light and Neo-Brite luminous hands for maximum visibility. Additionally, the GSTB100BNR-1A boasts Bluetooth low energy technology to pair with smart phones via the G-SHOCK Connected App.

The new model also comes equipped with G-SHOCK technology such as:

  • 200M water resistance
  • Shock resistance
  • World Time/dual time display
  • 1/100th Sec. Stopwatch
  • Countdown Timer
  • Daily alarm

The limited-edition GSTB100BNR-1A will retail for $420 and will be available for purchase starting this March at select jewelers, fashion boutiques, the G-SHOCK Soho Store and gshock.com.

About G-SHOCK

CASIO’s shock-resistant G-SHOCK watch is synonymous with toughness, born from the developer Mr. Ibe’s dream of ‘creating a watch that never breaks’. Over 200 handmade samples were created and tested to destruction until finally in 1983 the first, now iconic G-SHOCK hit the streets of Japan and began to establish itself as ‘the toughest watch of all time’. Each watch encompasses the 7 elements; electric shock resistance, gravity resistance, low temperature resistance, vibration resistance, water resistance, shock resistance and toughness. The watch is packed with Casio innovations and technologies to prevent it from suffering direct shock; this includes internal components protected with urethane and suspended timekeeping modules inside the watch structure. Since its launch, G-SHOCK has continued to evolve, continuing to support on Mr. Ibe’s mantra “never, never give up.” www.gshock.com

About Casio America, Inc.

Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casio.com

Blue Note Records

​Blue Note Records was founded when a German immigrant named Alfred Lion produced his first recording session with two boogie woogie pianists on January 6, 1939 in New York City. Blue Note has gone on to represent The Finest In Jazz, tracing the entire history of the music from Boogie Woogie, Hot Jazz and Swing, through Bebop, Hard Bop, Post Bop, Soul Jazz, Avant-Garde, and Fusion, and into Jazz’s numerous modern day incarnations. Blue Note’s legendary catalog includes a true Who’s Who of Jazz history: Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Jimmy Smith, Dexter Gordon, Grant Green, Lou Donaldson, Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Ornette Coleman, and many more.

 

Swatch X You

On Wednesday night, February 20th, Swatch celebrated the launch of Swatch X You, a new customization platform, at Swatch’s New York City flagship in Times Square.

More than 100 guests attended to experience the Swatch X You customization in-person and enjoy, food, drinks, music, and live art by NYC-based artist, Edward Granger.

To experience the platform for yourself, click here!

Or check out our Instagram story from last night @swatch_us! #swatchXyou

Conan Gray Releases “The Other Side”

Buzzing 19-year-old bedroom pop singer-songwriter Conan Gray releases “The Other Side” via Republic Records. Get it HERE!

Armed with nothing more than Garageband and a cheap microphone taped to a lamp, Conan Gray rose out of the small-town community of Georgetown, TX to widespread fan praise in 2017.  An ode to his humble beginnings, Conan’s debut single “Idle Town” clocked 10 million-plus YouTube views and 15 million-plus Spotify streams since release.  The single earned him acclaim with a massive online following and landed a deal with Republic Records. After writing all of the forthcoming songs, Conan joined forces in the studio with producer Dan Nigro [Carly Rae Jepsen, Sky Ferreira], to finalize Sunset Season EP featuring “Generation Why” and “Crush Culture,” out now.

Panic! At The Disco tour dates
2/15 Inglewood, CA
2/16 San Diego, CA
2/19 Oakland, CA
2/20 Sacramento, CA

2019 HEADLINE TOUR DATES:
3/10     Seattle, WA                 The Crocodile (SOLD OUT)
3/11     Portland, OR               Wonder Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
3/13     San Francisco, CA     August Hall (SOLD OUT)
3/14     Los Angeles, CA         El Rey (SOLD OUT)
3/15     Los Angeles, CA         El Rey (SOLD OUT)
3/16     Santa Ana, CA            The Observatory (SOLD OUT)
3/18     Phoenix, AZ                Crescent Ballroom
3/20     Austin, TX                   Emo’s
3/21     Dallas, TX                   House of Blues- Dallas
3/22     Houston, TX                House of Blues- Houston
3/24     Atlanta, GA                 Terminal West (SOLD OUT)
3/27     New York, NY             Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
3/28     Brooklyn, NY               Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT)
3/29     Washington, DC         U Street Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
3/30     Philadelphia, PA         The Foundry at The Fillmore (SOLD OUT)
4/2       Cambridge, MA          The Sinclair (SOLD OUT)
4/4       Montreal, QC              L’Astral
4/5       Toronto, ON                Mod Club (SOLD OUT)
4/6       Ferndale, MI               The Loving Touch (SOLD OUT)
4/8       Chicago, IL                  Bottom Lounge (SOLD OUT)
4/9       Minneapolis, MN         Fine Line Music Café
4/10     Kansas City, MO         Record Bar
4/12     Denver, CO                 Bluebird Theater (SOLD OUT)
4/13     Salt Lake City, UT       Kilby Court (SOLD OUT)

Conan Gray Socials:
youtube.com/conangray
twitter.com/conangray
instagram.com/conangray

Tori Kelly Releases “Change Your Mind”

“Change Your Mind”, the soulful new single from Tori Kelly, is out now and available at all digital retailers. Tori penned the song with Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith, Disclosure, Mary J. Blige), who also produced it. Download / stream “Change Your Mind” HERE.

Tori is nominated for two awards at the upcoming 61st GRAMMY awards: Best Gospel Album for her new passion project, Hiding Place, and Best Gospel Performance/Song for the collection’s lead single, “Never Alone” (Feat. Kirk Franklin), which recently topped Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart. Produced by Franklin, a 12-time GRAMMY Award winner, Hiding Place debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart, earning more first-week streams than any gospel album in history. The collection features guest artists Lecrae, Jonathan McReynolds and The Hamiltones.

Hot on the heels of the release of “Change Your Mind”, Tori will be embarking on her North American headline tour. The “Acoustic Sessions Tour” will kick off on 25th February at the Fox Theatre in Tucson, include a concert at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles (on 28th February)  and show at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn (on 3rd Aril)  and wrap up at The Fillmore in New Orleans on 13th  April.  The outing follows Tori’s fall 2018 Hiding Place tour, which included sold-out shows in such cities as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Atlanta and Dallas.

Tori’s 2015 debut album Unbreakable Smile entered the Billboard 200 at No. 2 and contained the Gold-certified singles “Nobody Love,” “Should’ve Been Us” and “Hollow.” Hailed as an artist to watch by such publications as Rolling Stone, USA Today and SPIN, she was nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best New Artist category and received the Billboard Women in Music Breakthrough Artist award. Unbreakable Smile has earned more than one billion cumulative streams worldwide and sold 1.3 million adjusted albums.

Atlas Genius Releases “Can’t Be Alone Tonight”

Atlas Genius have come out the gates swinging with their brand new single ‘Can’t Be Alone Tonight’! It’s been a long time coming since their last single ’63 Days’ was release back in 2017. And Jeff Regan at AltNation has already given his tick of approval, Premiering their new single on Wednesday, 16th.  

 Another example of how influential blogs can be in a band’s career, sharp-edged Australian indie rockers Atlas Genius experienced a massive surge in their popularity when their song “Trojans” was featured by the site Neon Gold, resulting in offers from record labels and over 45,000 downloads in the U.S. alone before they even signed a deal.

 Hailing from Adelaide, South Australia, Atlas Genius were the brainchild of the Jeffery brothers — vocalist/guitarist Keith, bassist Steven, and drummer Michael — and their English friend, keyboardist Darren Sell. The Jefferys were raised in a musical family; their father came from an engineering background, and he and the boys’ mother were both big Beatles fans and encouraged them to form a band of their own. Starting in 2009, for two years Atlas Genius built their own studio and worked as a cover band to pay the bills.

 After completing the studio, they began recording in earnest, with “Trojans” becoming the first song they recorded. After the song was distributed online in May 2011, the blog Neon Gold featured it, and the response from fans and the music industry generated buzz around Atlas Genius. After airplay on MTV’s 120 Minutes and Sirius XM’s Alt Nation channel, the band visited the U.S. in early 2012 to decide on a label. By the time Atlas Genius signed with Warner Bros., the band was a trio consisting of Keith and Michael Jeffery and Sell. The label released the group’s debut EP, Through the Glass, in June of that year.

 The band’s debut album, When It Was Now, was also recorded in their own studio and was released in early 2013. It cracked the Top 40 of the Billboard 200 and led to continued, extensive touring and multiple late-night TV appearances in the U.S. The band took a break from performing in 2014 and returned in the summer of 2015 without Sell. Recorded in Adelaide and Studio City, California, their sophomore full-length, Inanimate Objects, arrived in August 2015. 

 More news from Atlas Genius will be announced very soon!