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SODY, 360 MAGAZINE

SODY – WHAT WE HAD

SODY RELEASES EMOTIONALLY CHARGED SINGLE

THE SECOND TRACK FROM THE I’M SORRY I’M NOT SORRY EP

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Emerging singer-songwriter, Sody releases her new track “What We Had” via Relentless Records and Sony Music Independent Network. The track releases as part of a forthcoming 4 track EP ‘I’m Sorry I’m Not Sorry’. ‘What We Had’ is available to stream or purchase at all digital service providers now. Click here to listen.

The internationally breaking singer song-writer has caught the attention of famed publications such as Wonderland, Clash Magazine, and Euphoria Magazine and also Julia Michaels who shared Sody’s track “Maybe It Was Me” on socials.  

“What We Had” is a track sure to have an impact – full of reflection, captured by a spine-tingling blend of piano and breathy vocals. 

The accompanying live performance video also releases today at 5PM GMT / 12PM EST / 9AM PST featuring Sody in red, surrounded by an all red set and self-accompanying on the piano whilst showcasing her incredible vocal abilities. Click here to watch “What We Had.” 

Speaking on the emotionally driven “What We Had,” Sody muses:

“When a relationship comes to an end and you fall out of love, it doesn’t necessarily mean you stop caring for that person. What We Had is acknowledging how special the connection was and admitting somewhat selfishly that you sometimes don’t want your ex sharing your good times with someone else.”

The EP ‘I’m Sorry I’m Not Sorry,’ which will be rounded out with further tracks coming on December 6, includes co-writing credits and production from Sacha Skarbek (Miley Cyrus, Wrecking Ball and Lana Del Rey, Without You), Toby Scott (Little Mix, Gossip) and Frances (Maisie Peters, Jess Glyn) amongst others. 

At 12 years old, Sophie Dyson aka Sody was discovered by her manager where her music career began. She spent the next few years honing her song-writing skills and was promptly signed to UMPG in 2016, one of their youngest signings to date. 

At 15, came her first offer of a record deal, making the decision to turn it down after realising she wasn’t ready. She released her debut EP ‘Youth’ in 2016, garnering over 4 million streams and has since gained the support of Wonderland, Clash, Line of Best Fit and BBC Introducing.

In the last year, Sody has released a number of tracks including ‘Maybe It Was Me,’ ‘Let You Know,’ ‘Whole (demo),’ ‘I Don’t Know You Anymore,’ and ‘The Bully’. Earlier this year, in support of ‘The Bully,’ Sody passionately advocated for anti-bullying by partnering with UK organisation Ditch The Label and travelled the UK giving talks about her bullying experience in high schools. 

An artist on the rise, Sody at the mere age of 19 has had tracks featured on Love Island UK and already amassed over 35 million collective streams.

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I’m Sorry I’m Not Sorry Tracklist:

  1. Nothing Ever Changes
  2. What We Had
  3. Reason To Stay
  4. Love’s A Waste

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LIL NAS X : “OLD TOWN ROAD” VIDEO

LIL NAS X PREMIERES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “OLD TOWN ROAD” (FEAT. BILLY RAY CYRUS) [REMIX]

FEATURES CAMEOS FROM CHRIS ROCK, VINCE STAPLES, RICO NASTY, DIPLO, HA HA DAVIS, JOZZY & “OLD TOWN ROAD” BEAT CREATOR YOUNGKI

Record-shattering artist Lil Nas X has premiered the highly-anticipated video for his global smash hit “Old Town Road” remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus. The video was directed by Calmatic and features cameos from Chris Rock, Vince Staples, Rico Nasty, Diplo, Ha Ha Davis, Jozzy and “Old Town Road” beat creator YoungKio. Watch Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus as western outlaws on a wild time-traveling adventure. Moving from the 1800s to modern day, their journey is a rootin’ tootin’ haze of horses, gun smoke and dance moves that set the old town road ablaze.

Flipping the industry upside down, disrupting the charts, and raising the bar for genre-less culture, “Old Town Road” continues its reign at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the sixth week in a row. The song was the No. 1 greatest airplay gainer on the Mediabase rhythm and urban airplay charts this week, notching over 99 million in total radio audience. Together with the Billy Ray Cyrus and Diplo remixes, “Old Town Road” has accumulated over 1 billion worldwide streams to date and has sold over 4 Million combined units in the US alone.

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About Billy Ray Cyrus:

Billy Ray Cyrus became a household name over the course of his unprecedented career which spans across music, television and theater. Throughout his nearly three decade career, Cyrus has achieved worldwide success as a singer, songwriter, actor and producer. The Flatwoods, KY native exploded onto the music scene when his first album, Some Gave All, debuted on the all-genre Billboard album chart at No. 1 and stayed there for a record-breaking 17 weeks in 1992. The lead single, “Achy Breaky Heart,” became a phenomenon as the single went multi-platinum. After “Achy Breaky Heart,” Cyrus followed up with back to back hits “It Could’ve Been Me,” “She’s Not Crying Anymore,” “Wher’m I Gonna Live When I Get Home?” and the anthemic “Some Gave All.” Cyrus knocked himself out of the top Billboard position with the his second No. 1 album, It Won’t Be The Last, featuring smash hits “In the Heart of a Woman,” “Words By Heart” and “Somebody New.” Cyrus followed up with dozens more that defined country music. “To me, my most defining moment in country was being joined by George Jones and Loretta Lynn on my self-penned ‘Country Music Has the Blues,’” said Cyrus. He also enjoyed a successful career as an actor in “Doc” and “Still The King,” as well as the Disney series “Hannah Montana” with his daughter Miley. Cyrus will release his new studio album, The SnakeDoctor Circus, via BMG May 24.

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Adé

Adé (formally Phil Ade) recently released his brand new EP Always Something.

In case you are unfamiliar, Adé is a Nigerian/Grenadian-American artist known for effortless lyrics and ability to smoothly transition between rapping and singing. He has previously worked with artists such as Logic and Mac Miller, and his new six-track EP features collaborations with Lil Baby, Rich The Kidand Wale. Adé has previously caught the attention of publications such as Billboard, Complex, XXL, HypeBeast, Hot New Hip Hop and more. Beginning a new chapter in his career with a new name and unique sound, Adé is on his way to rap stardom and a chance for his reinvention to inspire on a massive scale. He recently freestyled over Jay-Z’s “Threat” on L.A. Leakers which can be seen HERE.

Adé is the true voice of the DMV hip-hop scene and has fueled a new wave of D.C. rap. His global perspective can be seen on his diverse new EP featuring undeniable anthems and powerful lyrics. As an artist, he is able to deliver music with something for everyone as he combines live instrumentation, hip-hop, rapping, and singing. Ade’s songs focus on the positives in his life and showcase the newfound confidence he has achieved while introducing himself as a new leader in the DMV hip-hop movement.

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In between, growth occurs. Silver Spring, Maryland rapper, producer, and artist Adé (born Phil Adetumbi) underwent such evolution. Under the name Phil Adé, he delivered a string of independent mixtapes, singles, and appearances in addition to collaborations with everyone from Logic and Mac Miller to Raekwon and Bootsy Collins. Starting in 2013, he dove into honing his craft, writing in the studio with a variety of artists, perfecting his own sound as well as his live performance. He ultimately developed his voice immensely. During this time, he made extensive contributions as a writer and featured act to Wale’s #1 opus The Album About Nothing [2015] and Shine [2017], in addition to working with Raheem DeVaughn, Anthony Hamilton, Chris Brown, Eric Bellinger, Mýa, Trevor Jackson, Serayah, 9th Wonder and Bink , while gracing the stage on the sold out SHIN3 Tour. In 2017, he shared the solo single “No Fear” [feat. Tate Kobang and Saba Abraha], which soundtracked WWE NXT and clocked half-a-million streams. Upon the latter’s arrival,Billboard described him as “ready to seize his opportunity at rap stardom.”

However, he changed everything for 2019. He opted to go by simply Adé, signed to Epic Records, and cooked up his first EP of the label, Always Something.

“I spent a long time recording and figuring out what I wanted my sound to be like,” he admits. “I feel like I’m there now. I was able to watch Wale and see a lot of the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of being an artist on a major label and how to behave in different situations. Everything got me to my comfort zone. I’ve found a happy medium between singing and rapping. It’s a new era in my life. That’s why I felt the need to reintroduce myself. I’m definitely more experienced. I’m more comfortable with what I’m doing. Since I wanted to start fresh, I changed my name. This is a clean slate. I’m a new artist.”

At the same time, he still kept his heritage and hometown close. Born to a Nigerian father and Grenadian mother, he grew up with a global mindset when it came to music, going from singing in church to rapping in high school. Coming up in the DMV scene, he also developed an appreciation for the live instrumentation intrinsic to the region’s “Go-go” movement before eventually galvanizing the first wave of D.C. rap.

His perspective informs the diversity of Always Something. The six-track project kicks off with the sharp and fiery flow of “Play Something.” Backed by live drums and wailing synths, he properly makes his introduction by “rapping continuously in freestyle fashion about who I am, where I’m from, and where I’m at,” as he puts it.

Immediately after, “Something New” [feat. Lil Baby] coasts along on an airy beat as he locks into a laidback and confident cadence punctuated by a magnetic turn from Lil Baby.

“I made the song one night after coming home from the club,” he goes on. “My art always needs to be fun. It’s all about seeing what’s going on around me, how people move, and staying focused. Lil Baby killed it.”

Elsewhere, “Something from Nothing” [feat. Rich The Kid] stretches from hypnotic verses into a hard-hitting hook. Another highlight, “Something Real” [feat. GoldLink & Wale], unites three DMV titans on one seismic collaboration. As all of the songs feature “Something” in their titles, the project maintains a true cohesion.

“As I was recording, I kept thinking about the phrase ‘Always Something’,” he elaborates. “I found a deeper meaning. In life, you’re met with negatives, and you’re met with positives. From my experience, I’ve always been able to have more peace and progress when I am focused on whatever good is going on in my life. When it seems like everything going on is negative, it’s easier to move forward when you are focused on the upside. There’s Always Something to remain positive about.”

In the end, Adé’s reinvention paves the way to inspire on a massive scale.

“No matter what’s happening, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel,” he leaves off. “Stay positive. I want everyone to know that.”

Manuel Turizo Hits #1 With Single “Sola”

Manuel Turizo leads with his hit “Sola” the radio billboard of the United States

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Manuel Turizo, celebrates his first # 1 on radio stations in the United States, thanks to his extraordinary single “Sola,” which was produced by Sky under the La Industria Inc. label.

The latest Billboard report certifies that Colombian phenomena, as well as a new sensation of the urban genre, have just been crowned for the first time alone in the # 1 position of radio stations in the United States; a feat that previously had already achieved thanks to the theme “Crazy Pod” with Ozuna still hovering around the top positions in the world.

Officially, Manuel Turizo stands out as # 1 on the charts: Latin Airplay Chart and Latin Rhythm Airplay Chart, thanks to the incredible reception that the single “Sola” has had.

Without a doubt, the teamwork and the tireless effort has paid off in the artistic career of the Colombians. Not only have they gained the affection of more than 5 million followers, but they have been creditors of a respected place in the current music scene.

“It’s amazing everything that we have done in a short time, we deeply appreciate those who ask for our songs on the radio, we’ll soon come with much more, because we are working very hard and this is just the beginning of everything we want to achieve.” Manuel Turizo affirms.

Additionally, Manuel and Julián Turizo celebrate their nomination as Best New Artist at the iHeart Music Awards and they are also preparing their first musical album, which will be available soon under the Sony Music label.

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Kygo Unveils First New Song of 2019

After teasing its impending arrival on social media throughout the past week, global superstar, producer and DJ Kyrre Gorvell-Dahll, a.k.a Kygo, unveiled a new song entitled “Think About You”  via Sony Music Sweden/Ultra Records/RCA Records! The track features Valerie Broussard who is newly signed to Kygo’s Palm Tree Records/ RCA Records. This marks his first release of 2019 and precedes more music to come very soon.

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Representing another evolution of his instantly recognizable signature sound, the track pairs ethereal piano and a propulsive neon beat with a dynamic and vibrant vocal performance from Broussard. Bordering pop, electro, house, and trance, “Think About You” culminates on a feeling of blissful nostalgia in its bright and bold hook.

“Think About You” arrives on the heels of “Happy Now, featuring Swedish hitmaker Sandro Cavazza. Already, “Happy Now” has amassed over 119 million Spotify streams and 44 million YouTube views on the music video. Of the single, YourEDM praised how he’s “back doing what he does best,and Billboard celebrated its accompanying visual, writing, “Dont be surprised if you find yourself looking up flights to Norway.Meanwhile, Forbes pegged his next body of work among the “Most Anticipated Dance/Electronic Albums of 2019.

Stay tuned for more from Kygo very soon!

The Rerelease of Maxwell’s Embrya

On September 28th, Sony Music’s Certified Classics will release Maxwell’s Embrya.

The release will include a 2-LP white vinyl package and a new 12-page booklet featuring unseen photos from the original Embrya photoshoot shot from Mario Smith.

The audio has been newly re-mastered by Maxwell and Stuart Matthewman, who has worked with Maxwell for over 20 years and who mixed and co-produced the album in 1998. Additionally, it has been re-sequenced, moving the original opening track to the end.

Embrya, originally released in 1998, reached #2 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #3 on the Billboard 200 and went Certified platinum. It also garnered Maxwell a GRAMMY Award nomination for best R&B album. The album continues to be an integral chapter in Maxwell’s career canon.

In more recent news, Maxwell will perform the National Anthem  at the Opening Night Ceremony of 2018 US Open. The performance will take place at Arthur Ashe Stadium prior to the evening session on Monday, August 27th.

Additionally, Maxwell announced his upcoming “50 Intimate Nights Live” North American tour where he will be joining Marsha Ambrosius. The tour will kick off September 27th in Richmond, VA.

Check out a curated playlist of Maxwell’s top hits on Spotify here.

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Jermaine Dupri

Jermaine Dupri Announces So So Def 25th Anniversary CULTURAL CURREN$Y TOUR

Jermaine Dupri headlines the tour with So So Def icons including award-winning artists Xscape, Anthony Hamilton, Da Brat, Jagged Edge, Bow Wow, Dem Franchize Boyz, Bone Crusher, J-Kwon and Youngbloodz are heading across the U.S. this fall.

Grammy Award-winning Producer, Hall of Fame Songwriter, recording artist, and TV starJermaine Dupri, has been writing and producing platinum hit records for more than 25 years. Celebrating the legacy and quarter century of success with his record label; So So Def Recordings, Dupri is bringing all his artists together on one stage for an exclusive performance, as AEG Presents The So So Def 25th Anniversary CULTURAL CURREN$Y TOUR. Joining Jermaine on the tour will be the So So Def Family, including Xscape, Da Brat, Jagged Edge, Bow Wow, Anthony Hamilton, Bone Crusher, Youngbloodz, Dem Franchize Boyz, and J-Kwon.

Tickets for the tour, which begins in October, will begin going on sale Friday, Aug 3rd. For further information visit www.sosodef.com or check your local listings.

To kick off the Anniversary, Sony Music’s Certified Classics, Legacy Recording’s division for the celebration of Sony Music’s Hip Hop and R&B catalogue, recently released the essential digital hits compilation, titled Jermaine Dupri Presents So So Def 25. The compilation includes So So Def classics such as Da Brat’s Funkdafied, Xscape’s Just Kickin It, Dupri’s own Money Aint A Thang (feat. Jay-Z) and many more, plus rare tracks featuring Kanye West and The Notorious B.I.G. The compilation, curated by Dupri to align with the tour, further celebrates his iconic Atlanta based record label & brand; SO SO DEF. you can purchase the compilation here.

Jermaine Dupri is making further headlines this year as he was inducted and honored at the 2018 Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame. Additional 2018 inductees include Bill Anderson, Steve Dorff, Alan Jackson, Robert Kool Bell, Ronald Bell, George Brown & James Taylor p/k/a Kool & The Gang, and John Mellencamp.

Jermaine Dupri says, Blessing are bigger when you share them. One of my biggest blessings is to be able to go tour with all my artists. I can’t wait!!!

SoSoDef 25th Anniversary CULTURAL CURREN$Y TOUR Schedule is as follows:

October 14th | Washington, DC | Capital One Arena

October 18th | Brooklyn, NY | Barclays Center

October 19th | Baltimore, MD | Royal Farms Arena

October 20th | Greensboro, NC | Coliseum

October 21st | Atlanta, GA | Philips Arena

TBD | Chicago, IL | United Center

October 25th | Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena

October 26th | Memphis, TN | FedEx Forum

October 28th | Charlotte, NC | Spectrum Center

October 31st | Detroit, MI | Little Caesars Arena

November 2nd | Los Angeles, CA | Staples Center

About the So So Def 25th Anniversary Tour

Grammy-winning producer, songwriter, recording artist, and TV star Jermaine Dupri in association with AEG Presents, will see 11 cities across the U.S. this fall to celebrate 25 years of his iconic label, So So Def. The CULTURAL CURREN$Y TOUR will feature So So Def’s iconic artists and be headlined and produced by Jermaine Dupri himself. Other artists on the roster include Xscape, Jagged Edge, Anthony Hamilton, Youngbloodz, Da Brat, Bow Wow, Dem Franchize Boyz, J Kwon and Bonecrusher.

About Jermaine Dupri

In 1992, Dupri introduced to the world two 12-year-olds who wore their pants backwards by the name of Kris Kross. In February of that same year their first song Jump was released and immediately soared to #1 on the pop charts remaining for 8 weeks. This accomplishment labeled Jermaine as a 19-year-old wunderkind and super-producer. With over 400 million records sold to date, Dupri, a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame is one of most successful producers in the music industry. His career milestones include the release of several platinum recordings as CEO of So So Def, winning a Grammy for Best R&B Song, and being honored with an ASCAP Golden Note Award, given to composers and songwriters who have achieved extraordinary milestones. Now, twenty-five years later, after the continued success of developing other teen stars and iconic So So Def artists such as Xscape, Usher, Da Brat, TLC, Bow Wow and more, Jermaine is still on the scene and gearing up to celebrate his legacy and 25 years of So So Def. www.sosodef.com

About AEG Presents

AEG Presents is one of the world’s largest live music companies. The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global concert tours, regional music events and world-renowned festivals. AEG Presents operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 16 regional offices that support it’s tours which include such artists as Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Elton John, Celine Dion, KEM, Fantasia and Kenny Chesney; produces over 40 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival; New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Stagecoach California’s Country Music Festival, Desert Trip, Firefly Music Festival, Hangout Music Festival and Panorama and owns, manages or exclusively promotes in more than 80 clubs and theaters worldwide. AEG presents more than 8,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Presents, Goldenvoice, The Bowery Presents, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD, and Madison House Presents. For more information visit www.aegpresents.com.

CERTIFIED CLASSICS RELEASES JERMAINE DUPRI PLAYLIST

New York, NY June 11, 2018 Sony Musics Certified Classics, Legacy Recordings division for the celebration of Sony Musics Hip Hop and R&B catalogue releases the Jermaine Dupri curated playlist So So Def 25 to celebrate the iconic Atlanta-based hip-hop label So So Def 25th anniversary.

The Jermaine Dupri curated playlist includes several So So Def classics including Kris Kross Jump, Da Brats Funkdafied, Xscapes Just Kickin It, Jagged Edges Where the Party at (feat. Nelly), Bow Wows Like You, Young Bloodzs Damn! (feat. Lil John) (Radio Mix), Dupris own Welcome to Atlanta (Remix feat. Diddy, Murphy Lee, Snoop Dogg & Ludacris) and Money Aint A Thang (feat. Jay-Z) as well as several others. OnFriday, June 15th Jagged Edges Lets Get Married (Reception Remix) (feat. Kanye West) and Da Brats Da B Side (with Notorious B.I.G.) (Explicit Version) will be added to the playlist and available commercially at all DSPs for the first time.

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“It feels amazing to be able to release this much great music and be the person responsible for it. Now the real work begins for the next 25 years and beyond to guarantee that Hip-Hop and R&B are treated with the utmost respect and preserved. Every outlet, radio station, award show and entity in the entertainment industry is responsible to ensure this music (past and present) lives on forever.” Says Jermaine Dupri.

Additionally, Jermaine Dupri is going to be the second hip-hop artist ever to be inducted and honored at the 2018 annual Songwriters Hall of Fame. Additional inductees include Bill Anderson, Steve Dorff, Alan Jackson, Robert Bell, Ronald Bell, George Brown & James Taylor, Kool & The Gang, John Mellencamp and Allee Willis. The star-studded induction event is slated for Thursday, June 14th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

As part of the 25th Anniversary, the So So Def Family will be hitting the road when AEG presents the So So Def 25 Tour in October! The tour will have stops Atlanta, Washington DC, New York, Newark, Charlotte and Los Angeles with more cities and on sale dates for tickets to be announced in the coming weeks. Check out www.Global14.com for all of the latest So So Def 25 updates.

About Certified Classics

Certified Classics is Legacy Recordings’ division for the celebration of Sony Music’s Hip-Hop and R&B catalog. With artists like The Fugees, Maxwell, Nas, A Tribe Quest, Xscape, Aaliyah and many more, Certified aims to pay homage to the legendary innovators of Hip-Hop and R&B by preserving, curating and reissuing repertoire from the 1980s through the early 2000s.

Launched in 2016, Certified creates opportunities to discuss, revisit, and renew interest in a genre that shaped an entire culture, making the leap from a grassroots form of expression to a mainstream juggernaut with staying power. Certified provides contemporary music fans access to rare and unreleased albums, singles, remixes, photos and video footage from iconic labels that have come through the Sony label system such as Jive, Ruffhouse, J Records, Arista, LaFace, So So Def, Profile, RCA Records, Epic, and Columbiaߞall in an effort to tell stories that help illustrate the impact R&B and Hip-Hop have made on music and the world.

Hidden Content

Hidden Content launches with world premiere of The Caretaker at Tribeca Film Festival developing slate of VR films.

Filmmakers Jacob Wasserman, Adam Donald and Ant Gentile announced today the formation of Hidden Content, a full-service virtual reality. Their first project was unveiled yesterday at the Tribeca Film Festival with the world premiere of their narrative 360 Cinema project The Caretaker, the first installment of an original horror anthology series.

Created by Wasserman and Donald as well as filmmaker Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes Of My Mother, Piercing), The Caretaker stars Adelaide Clemens, Tom Lipinski, Clara Wong and Diana Agostini, was produced by Max Born and Schuyler Weiss and executive produced by Gentile and Kimberly Parker. The pilot was a co-production with RealMotion Inc. and audio services were provided by Hobo Audio.

Hidden Content has also teamed with film producer and financier Max Born to produce and acquire a slate of VR films and series, as well as develop a VR/AR distribution platform.

Wasserman, Donald and Gentile have been working in the virtual reality and 360 cinema space for some time, having produced high profile VR commercials and branded content experiences, including Samsung’s “Anatomy of Ski” 4D VR Experience for the 2018 Winter Olympics, featuring Olympic gold medalist downhill skier Bode Miller and “360 Meals,” a journey inside celebrity chef Daniel Boulud’s Michelin-starred flagship restaurant, Daniel.

The trio’s first narrative effort, the interactive VR thriller Broken Night
starring Emily Mortimer and Alessandro Nivola, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2017 and was also featured at Cannes NEXT 2017.

Hidden Content and Max Born are currently in development on three additional VR genre series, and are in talks with outside creators to acquire new content to build out their 2018 project slate.

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The Hidden Content Team

Jacob Wasserman

Jacob Wasserman has produced notable and critically acclaimed films including James White
(Winner of Sundance NEXT Audience Award, AFI Audience Award), The Eyes of My Mother (Sundance NEXT 2016 Official Selection), virtual reality film Broken Night (2017 Cannes NEXT) with his latest feature films TYREL and Piercing premiering at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. His most recent VR narrative film The Caretaker , which he co-wrote and directed alongside horror director Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes Of My Mother, Piercing), will have its premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.

Wasserman has also produced and directed several award winning commercials, music videos and virtual reality films for clients including The North Face, Gatorade, The Wall Street Journal, Sony Music and Samsung. He a founding partner of Virtual Reality production company, Hidden Content and is currently based in Los Angeles, California.

Adam Donald

Adam Donald is a director who continues to expand his work and collaborations across all genres from Film and Television to Virtual Reality. He is a founding partner in Hidden Content, and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Donald has worked with the world’s top agencies and directed story-telling campaigns for many global brands, including The North Face, Gatorade, Sony, SKYY Vodka, NBA, Budweiser, and American Express, featuring world class artists and athletes Jay Z, Pharell, Diplo, Courtney Love, Venus Williams, Usain Bolt and Elton John, among others.

He is the recipient of several industry awards, including The New Directors Showcase, Clio Advertising Awards, D&AD Awards, as well as VMA nominations. In addition to his commercial work, Donald recently directed a television pilot for TruTV and co-directed the experimental VR dance film, The Gate. This is the second year he has had a film selected for both Tribeca and Cannes Film festivals.

Ant Gentile

Ant Gentile has worked in audio and video production for over 10 years, serving as creative director and producer for clients including Samsung, ABC, Interscope Records, Atlantic Records, CenturyLink, McGraw-Hill Education, Clearasil, Cengage, 451 Media, and Sun Chemical. Wanting the ability to offer full-service production, Gentile opened a state-of-the-art audio production facility in midtown Manhattan, allowing him to score, mix and sound design projects for his clients, as well as start a music publishing and podcast division.

In addition, Gentile has executive produced two feature length documentaries and has raised significant strategic funding for both entertainment projects and tech start-ups. With a passion for storytelling in new media, as well as relationships tech and VC companies, Gentile joined with commercial and narrative filmmakers Adam Donald and Jake Wasserman and producing VR content under a new banner, Hidden Content.

Nicolas Pesce

Nicolas Pesce’s debut feature The Eyes Of My Mother
was one of the most critically acclaimed horror films of 2016. It premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in the NEXT section and was released theatrically in the U.S. by Magnolia Pictures.

In 2013, Pesce developed an animated series starring Malcolm MacDowell, J.K. Simmons, and Colin Quinn and most recently he completed his second feature film Piercing ,
based on the Ryu Murakami novel by the same title. Piercing premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in the Midnight section and stars Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska, Maria Dizzia, and Marin Ireland. Nick is writing and will direct the upcoming The Grudge for Good Universe and Ghost House Pictures.

Pesce is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and currently lives in Los Angeles.

Max Born

Born is a film producer and financier and his production of Josh Mond’s James White was the start of what would be a successful collaboration with Borderline Films, with whom he went on to produce Nicolas Pesce’s debut feature The Eyes Of My Mother. Shortly thereafter he developed
Piercing with Pesce and Borderline, which Pesce directed and premiered at Sundance 2018.

In 2017, Born collaborated with Sebastián Silva on his film TYREL,
which premiered in competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. He is currently developing both adapted and original content with Pesce, Silva, and Antonio Campos of Borderline. More recently, Born has refocused on development financing and has already started to build a small library of IP to adapt with more filmmakers.

Also in 2018, Born produced a VR short called The Caretaker,
which will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and screen in Cannes NEXT. Along with production and post-production partners in this emerging medium, Born is looking to create what would essentially be a small VR studio.

A$AP x The Thread Shop

Sony Music’s innovative merchandising company “The Thread Shop” is excited to announce continued partnership with A$AP Ferg to design and fulfill the artist’s merchandise for his current Mad Men Tour.

 

Ferg is excited to debut this new merch while on tour now. Click HERE for tour dates.

 

“Headlining my Mad Man Tour was aligned with my creative juices flowing for merch. Working with the amazing team at The Thread Shop, we created products I’m really proud off and excited to share with my fans” – Says A$AP Ferg of the collection.

 

“The Thread Shop is thrilled to be working with A$AP Ferg on merchandising for his Mad Men Tour and across all retail channels. We proudly feel that our latest collection really captures the spirit and creativity of this amazing and cutting edge hip-hop artist.” – says Howard Lau, the recently appointed Head of The Thread Shop.

 

The Thread Shop has established itself as one of the best in the artist merchandising business. The company brings a revolutionary perspective to pop culture branding and marketing, and are committed to providing the ultimate shopping experience – the highest quality of products – for music fans and devotees of popular culture alike. The company touts an impressive and growing roster including A Tribe Called Quest, Bob Dylan, NAS, Miles Davis, Camila Cabello and more. With a focus on quality and design, and with an “artist first” philosophy, The Thread Shop works hand-in-hand with the artists and brands they partner with to create beautiful, fashionable and elevated new merchandise and products designed to enhance every fan’s lifestyle.