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The World Premiere of the New Land Rover Defender

Driven by a passion and respect for the original, *the new Defender  delivers transformational breadth of capability and advanced all-terrain  technologies to redefine adventure for the 21st century*. But it remains true to the pioneering spirit that has been a Land Rover hallmark for 71  years.

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Dave East “Everyday” feat. Gunna Visual is Out

Today, meteoric Harlem rapper, model and actor Dave East – whose legendary mixtapes have amassed over one billion global streams –released the music video for “Everyday” featuring Gunna. Directed by Andrew Sandler, the menacing visual features Dave East in the midst of a high stakes poker game while switching to shots of Gunna exchanging bars with East in a dimly lit room. Watch the visual here.

“Everyday” was a part of Dave East’s two-song summer release ‘Survival Pacc,’ which also included “Wanna be a G” featuring Max B. Released via Def Jam Recordings/Mass Appeal Records, you can listen to ‘Survival Pacc’ here. Dave’s long-awaited debut album, SURVIVAL, is slated to arrive this fall.

Leading up to the highly anticipated release of SURVIVAL, Dave East will be portraying Method Man in Wu-Tang: An American Saga, the upcoming HULU limited mini-series whose 10 episodes will premiere on September 4th. A fictionalized drama, An American Saga was created by Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA and Alex Tse (Watchmen, Superfly 2018). Executive producers include Brian Grazer and Method Man. View trailers for An American Saga here.

Dave East’s Def Jam/Mass Appeal saga took off in August 2017 with the release of his lauded mixtape,Paranoia: A True Story. The 13-track mixtape gained traction behind Dave’s Def Jam debut single“Perfect” featuring Chris Brown, whose video boasts more than 40 million combined YouTube views of to date.

Paranoia: A True Story was followed up by the Paranoia 2 mixtape (January 2018), which was supported by a 10-minute short film, “The Hated.” The gritty drama centered on two childhood friends who get caught up in the street hustle that eventually lands one of them in the Rikers Island jail. Dave’s profile was amped considerably on his 23-city cross-country “Paranoia 2 Tour” of the U.S. in January-February 2018.

Dave East then jumped into the ring for BELOVED (October 2018), a mixtape collabo with invincible Yonkers MC Styles P. The project spun off a single, “We Got Everything”; watch the video here starring Dave East and Styles P. Dave segued into headlining his 23-city “Get It How I Live Tour” of the U.S. in November-December 2018.

ABOUT DAVE EAST:
Praised for his lyricism and raw storytelling, and blessed with a loyal New York following, Dave East is one of the most promising rappers on the scene today. Born and raised in Harlem, he was inspired by older generation East Coast rappers ranging from Notorious B.I.G. to Styles P, Jadakiss, Cam’ron, and Big Pun. After a college basket­ball stint, Dave’s attention gravitated full time to music. Starting in 2010, he released an array of critically acclaimed mixtapes that earned him widespread recognition in the hip-hop community. His 7th mixtape, 2014’s Black Rose caught Nas by surprise, and resulted in Dave’s signing to Nas’ Mass Appeal imprint. Subsequent mixtapes Hate Me Now (2015) and Kairi Chanel (2016, named for Dave’s daughter), boasted a collective guest list topped by Nas, Styles P, Pusha T, Jadakiss, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, Cam’ron, Beanie Sigel, Rico Love, and The Game, to name just a few. Kairi Chanel led off with the storytelling visual for “Keisha” followed by “Type Of Time”, with over 12 million combined YouTube views to date. After nabbing a spot on the notorious XXL Freshman Class in 2016, he jumped onto the Def Jam roster late that year. He was first heard on “Gold Digger” featuring A-Boogie, from Def Jam’s Direct Deposit Vol. 2 compilation (February 2017). Paranoia: A True Story marked Dave’s official Def Jam debut EP in August 2017 (with “Perfect” featuring Chris Brown; and “The Hated”). The Paranoia 2 mixtape followed in January 2018.

How Conspiracists Dominate YouTube Climate Content

The geoengineering of consent: how conspiracists dominate YouTube climate content

Most YouTube videos relating to climate change prevention oppose scientific consensus and hijack technical terms to appear credible, says study using YouTube to learn about climate science will expose you to video content that mostly opposes worldwide scientific consensus.

That’s the finding of a new study published in Frontiers in Communication, which also reveals that some scientific terms, such as geoengineering, have been ‘hijacked’ by conspiracy theorists so that searches provide entirely non-scientific video content. Scientists could counteract this by forming alliances with influential YouTubers, politicians and those in popular culture, to ensure scientifically accurate video content reaches the widest-possible audience.

“Searching YouTube for climate-science and climate-engineering-related terms finds fewer than half of the videos represent mainstream scientific views,” says study author Dr. Joachim Allgaier, Senior Researcher at the RWTH Aachen University. “It’s alarming to find that the majority of videos propagate conspiracy theories about climate science and technology.”

Nearly 2 billion logged-in users – half the world online – visit YouTube every month, and research has shown that users see it as a platform for learning about science, health and technology.

Climate conspiracists

Allgaier wanted to know if the information YouTube users found, when searching for scientific information on climate change and climate modification, represented scientifically accurate views.

“So far, research has focused on the most-watched videos, checking their scientific accuracy, but this doesn’t tell us what an average internet user will find, as the results are influenced by previous search and watch histories,” reports Allgaier. “To combat this, I used the anonymization tool TOR to avoid personalization of the results.”

Employing ten climate change-related search terms, Allgaier analyzed 200 videos about climate change and climate modification topics. He found that the majority of these videos opposed the worldwide scientific consensus, as detailed by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Most videos propagated the so-called “chemtrails” conspiracy theory, which is a belief that the condensation trails of airplanes are purposefully enriched with harmful substances to modify the weather, control human populations, or for biological or chemical warfare. Scientists have clearly shown there is no evidence for such a large-scale secret atmospheric spraying program.

Geoengineering has been hijacked

Alarmingly, Allgaier found that the conspiracy theorists have ‘hijacked’ some relatively recent scientific terms by using them to describe their worldview of a global conspiracy. In fact, ‘chemtrailers’, as they are known, explicitly advise their followers to use scientific terms in their content, so that they are not immediately identified as conspiracy theorists.

“Within the scientific community, ‘geoengineering’ describes technology with the potential to deal with the serious consequences of climate change, if we don’t manage to reduce greenhouse gases successfully. For example, greenhouse gas removal, solar radiation management or massive forestation to absorb carbon dioxide,” explains Allgaier. “However, people searching for ‘geoengineering’ or ‘climate modification’ on YouTube won’t find any information on these topics in the way they are discussed by scientists and engineers. Instead, searching for these terms results in videos that leave users exposed to entirely non-scientific video content.”

Allgaier also questions YouTube search algorithms – does its business model direct traffic towards videos of dubious scientific content? He found some of the conspiracy videos being monetized by the users via adverts or the sale of merchandise with conspiracy-theory motives.

“The way YouTube search algorithms work is not very transparent. We should be aware this powerful artificial intelligence is already making decisions for us, for example, if you choose to use ‘auto-play’. I think YouTube should take responsibility to ensure its users will find high-quality information if they search for scientific and biomedical terms, instead of being exposed to doubtful conspiracy videos,” argues Allgaier.

Scientists and YouTubers unite!

To counter the non-scientific content on YouTube, Allgaier, who recently spoke at the World Conference of Science Journalists about his work, suggests scientists and science communicators should take YouTube seriously as a platform for sharing scientific information.

“YouTube has an enormous reach as an information channel, and some of the popular science YouTubers are doing an excellent job at communicating complex subjects and reaching new audiences. Scientists could form alliances with science-communicators, politicians and those in popular culture in order to reach out to the widest-possible audience. They should speak out publicly about their research and be transparent in order to keep established trustful relationships with citizens and society.”

First images from Mars will be seen through Jenoptik lenses

When NASA launches the Mars 2020 mission the first images back to Earth in February of 2021 will be seen through lenses designed and engineered by Jenoptik.

The Jenoptik Light & Optics team in Jupiter, FL have been developing three types of mission critical lenses for use with the Mars Rover’s engineering cameras. Navigation lenses will capture the first live video footage from the mission as the rover explores the surface of Mars, crucially important when the rover drives autonomously. Hazard avoidance lenses will provide images that will help the rover identify obstacles and allow NASA engineers to see the movement of the robotic arm during sample collection. Finally, a cache lens will verify that a complete collection of the rock and soil samples have been achieved. Due to the cache lens’ proximity to the samples collected, to avoid contamination, the cleanliness requirements are extremely challenging.

All three lens types were built in a Jenoptik class 5 clean room with state-of-the-art filtration technology for high-precision optical assemblies. Custom test equipment was developed at Jenoptik to measure the optical performance during the demanding temperature extremes to withstand the conditions on Mars. Jenoptik performed several environmental tests in vacuum and over a wide temperature range with the lowest temperature being -135°C.

“Jenoptik is accustomed to demanding applications requiring expertise in the design, manufacture, and testing of complex optical assemblies in the fields of semiconductor, medical devices and defense industries”, said Jay Kumler, President of Jenoptik Optical Systems in North America. “We are very proud of the technical challenges and rigorous testing we have overcome which has really benefited the entire company, and we are honored to be a part of the monumental mission to Mars.”

About Jenoptik’s Light & Optics division
The Light & Optics division is a global OEM supplier of solutions and products based on photonics technologies. Jenoptik provides a broad portfolio of technologies combined with deep experience of more than 25 years in the fields of optics, laser technology, digital imaging, opto-electronics and sensors. Our customers are leading machine and equipment suppliers working in areas such as semiconductor equipment, laser material processing, healthcare & life science, industrial automation, automotive & mobility and safety, as well as in research institutes. As a development and production partner, the Light & Optics division focuses on advancing cutting-edge technologies to improve our customers’ system performance and ultimately realize product outcomes that reach new heights enabled by our highly-integrated photonic solutions. The systems, modules and components based on photonics technologies help our customers overcome their future challenges.

Social House “Haunt You” Video

Buzzing LA duo Social House—made up of Michael “Mikey” Foster and Charles “Scootie” Anderson—reveal the video for their latest single, “Haunt You,” today—watch and share HERE!
 

Billboard, who exclusively premiered the video earlier today, hails it as “Foster and Anderson’s most emotive, vulnerable work yet.” Of the song, the duo says, “This video is an ode to our loved ones. A reminder to cherish the time we have.” Released last month, “Haunt You” has already received praise from MTV, Stereogum, CNN, Business Insider, Idolator, PopCrush, Ones To Watch and many more. It is the first track from Social House’s debut EP, Everything Changed…, out on August 9th via School Boy Records/Republic Records.
 
Retreating to Big Bear, CA earlier this year, the duo recorded the song after the success of their debut single, “
Magic In The Hamptons” feat. Lil Yachty, which has over 100 million streams to date. Stay tuned for more from Social House!
 
Both born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA,
 Michael “Mikey” Foster and Charles “Scootie” Anderson initially struck a chord by sharing feelings from behind-the-scenes. The musicians met by way of producer Tommy Brown, sharing a house and creative hub in Sherman Oaks, CA. Together with Brown, they collectively penned and produced multiplatinum number one smashes such as “thank u, next” and “7 Rings” for Ariana Grande’s blockbuster thank u, next. One day, the pair cooked up an idea they couldn’t part with, which resulted in their debut single as Social House, “Magic in the Hamptons” feat. Lil Yachty. Not only did the track surpass over 100 million cumulative streams within a year, but it also paved the way for widespread acclaim from Billboard, Refinery29, HotNewHipHop, LADYGUNN, Ones To Watch and more. Now, they welcome everyone home on their new single “Haunt You.”

Vevo and Jacquees Release Live Performance of Who’s

Vevo announces the release of Jacquees live performance of Who’s The Atlanta-based singer-songwriter has cooked up his own smooth, slick, and simmering brand of 21st century R&B with an old school twist. Jacquees first taste of the spotlight came at a young age, explaining, I got inspired and with encouragement from my mom I signed up for my first school talent show in 2004. He went on to win the show for the next four years. 

Years later, Jacquees decided to reach out to fellow rising star and frequent collaborator Rich Homie Quan about a meeting with Cash Money Records Co-C.E.O. Bryan Birdman Williams. Birdman saw the video for his swagger-driven soul anthem Soldier featuring Rich Homie Quan and offered him a deal with Cash Money Records and Rich Gang Management. Jacquees has one goal in mind  and it doesn’t differ much from that of his idols. I just want people to listen to my music and feel good. You know how a certain song will make you remember a certain time? That’s what I hope my music does. Who’s is streaming now on all platforms. Keep up with exclusive content from artists all over the world at YouTube.com/Vevo.

ABOUT VEVO: Vevo is the world’s largest all-premium music video provider, offering artists a global platform with enormous scale through its distribution partners. Vevo connects artists with their audience globally via music videos and original content, working directly with them to find unique ways to bring their music to life visually. Vevo also works with emerging artists, providing them with a platform of global scale and reach, to find and grow their audience. Reaching 26 billion monthly views globally, Vevo has over 350,000 music videos in its catalogue.

TAYLOR SWIFT

Vevo confirmed that Taylor Swift’s “ME!” had broken the record for most views in 24 hours. Today, Vevo can confirm that “ME!” is now the fastest video to reach 100 million views.
WATCH “ME!”
The video for “ME!” featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco eclipses records formerly set by Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” and Taylor’s very own “Look What you Made Me Do.” This feat was managed in 79 hours following the release of the video on Friday, April 26th.
JP Evangelista, Vevo SVP of Content, Programing & Marketing said, “Taylor has consistently demonstrated the ability to break records on Vevo. She continues to expand upon a deep history of incredibly striking audio-visual work. Likewise, director Dave Meyers continues a storied career as one of the premier music video directors in our industry. On behalf of the Vevo family, we congratulate Taylor Swift & Republic Records on yet another historic accomplishment.”

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MAEJOR RELEASES OFFICAL VIDEO FOR NIRVANA FEATURING YASHUA AND JEON

Debut Album Frequency To Be Released In 2019

Watch the Nirvana official video HERE

Stream Nirvana  HERE

Today, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, rapper and producer, Maejor, released the official video for his track Nirvana featuring Yashua and Jeon. The video was directed by Chad Tennies and was filmed in the streets of Atlanta. Rich with color, the video is a vibrant representation of the new track, which showcases Maejor’s unique style of Latin-infused hip-hop. Nirvana is the first single to be released from Maejor’s debut solo album Frequency, which is due later this year. Watch the official video HERE and stream the track HERE.

Nirvana follows a string of U.S chart successes, including Maejor’s hit single Lolly featuring Justin Bieber & Juicy J, which peaked at number 19 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and Vai Malandra  his 2017 collaboration with Brazilian superstar Anitta, which reached the #1 spot on the Brazilian charts as well as #18 at the Global Spotify chart. The video has been viewed nearly 300 million times and the song streamed over 200 million times worldwide. Maejor has written and produced for Justin Bieber, Trey Songz, Keri Hilson, Ciara, T-Pain, Ne-Yo and Wiz Khalifa and is part of the alternative electronic-pop duo AREA 21 alongside Dutch superstar DJ Martin Garrix. Those successes have contributed to Maejor’s impressive following, which includes over 2 million monthly listeners a month on Spotify and 1 million followers on Instagram.

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“LOVELY” ACOUSTIC VIDEO OUT NOW

“LOVELY” ACOUSTIC VIDEO OUT NOW!

Watch the clip HERE

Emerging singer/songwriter Billy Raffoul releases an acoustic performance of his new single “Lovely” today.  “Lovely” was written by Raffoul and produced by Greg Kurstin and Raffoul and was released last month on Interscope Records.   “Lovely” will appear on Raffoul’s forthcoming debut album which will be released later this year.

Raffoul will hit the road this spring supporting Parachute on their North American tour.  The extensive run of dates with Parachute will bring Raffoul to New York’s Gramercy Theater, Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom, D.C.’s 9:30 Club, Boston’s Royale as well as two dates at Los Angeles’ Troubadour.   Raffoul is looking forward to widening the reach of his live show, a stripped-back performance currently featuring only Raffoul, his guitar, and his drum pedals.

Growing up in the small farming town of Leamington, Ontario, Raffoul first started writing songs at age 10, thanks in no small part to the influence of his father—a musician who’s opened for everyone from Joe Cocker to Bon Jovi. After landing his first paying gig—playing to long-haul drivers at a local truck stop—Raffoul began playing at nearby bars and clubs at age 16, often driving into Detroit for shows. He eventually connected with a manager and moved down to Nashville to push forward with his music career. Soon after scoring a deal with Interscope Records, Raffoul released the critically hailed song “Driver” and followed that with his debut EP 1975 in June 2018.  Critical praise followed with NPR raving, “Billy Raffoul has stepped into the spotlight.” Over the past few years, Raffoul has opened for heavyweight artists like, Kings of Leon, X Ambassadors, NEEDTOBREATHE and Kaleo, captivating crowds with his understated yet intensely passionate stage presence.

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