“THE GOOD SIDE,” A NEW SONG FROM TROYE SIVAN, IS OUT TODAY

Today, Troye Sivan shared another new song, “The Good Side.” Available for download and streaming HERE, it follows last week’s release of hisnew single, “My My My!” Both songs are from his forthcoming album, which will be out this spring on Capitol Records.

Tune in to “Saturday Night Live” on January 20 to see Troye perform as this week’s musical guest.

Troye Sivan     Photo Credit: Hedi Slimane

“My My My!” was the top trending topic worldwide after its release last week and the official video, directed by Grant Singer (Lorde, The Weeknd), became the #1 trending clip on YouTube. After only six days, cumulative worldwide streams surpassed 25 million.

Pitchfork named it the “Best New Track” and observed, “With his throbbing new single “My My My!” – one of the first great songs of this young year – Sivan is celebrating pure joy, the feeling of being swept up and rendered invincible by new love.” TIME placed it on its list of “5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week” and Rolling Stone hailed it as “a joyous preview of his upcoming album.” Idolator noted, “the searing track has all the makings of a major hit.”

OUT said, “Gone are the emotionally pure days of the heart-wrenching Blue Neighbourhood trilogy of videos or his house party sleepover visuals for ‘Youth.’ In their place, the Australian singer has a sensual, swaggering new video…” NPR Music observed, “It’s an infectious celebration of sexual desire.”

Troye was recently selected by designer Pierpaolo Piccioli to be the face of the Valentino Spring 2018 menswear advertising campaign. His 2015 debut album, Blue Neighbourhood(Capitol Records), topped the iTunes charts in 66 countries. It has sold more than two million adjusted albums worldwide and is certified Gold in the U.S. Streams across all platforms exceed 1.5 billion while video views have surpassed 500 million.

The New York Times hailed Troye as a “prototype for tomorrow’s global pop star” and he appeared on the covers of Rolling Stone, Out and V Magazine. Associated Press named Blue Neighbourhoodas the No. 1 album of 2015 and Rolling Stone awarded it four stars.The single “Youth” claimed the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Club Play chart and has been certified Platinum in the U.S. His numerous awards include a Billboard Music Awards trophy and two GLAAD Media wins.

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Find your sound with RZA

A music-making Today at Apple session is available at your local Apple Store from none other than the grandmaster of Wu Tang Clan: RZA. You’ll learn how to develop your sound using iPad Pro with a Lightpad Block, GarageBand, and other music creation tools from ROLI. It’s totally free and open to all!

To celebrate the launch of this Music Lab at Apple Stores around the world, RZA will personally lead a session on Developing Your Sound at the Apple Union Square in San Francisco on January 27. Sign-up here.

No problem if you can’t make the event. You can explore RZA’s techniques in the best possible way — first-hand — when you develop your own sound in a Music Lab at an Apple Store near you.

The sessions will be led by Apple’s Creatives but will start with a video introduction from RZA. Then participants will hands-on with “Wu-Tang: the Saga Continues,” the exclusive collection of Wu-Tang sounds in the NOISE app. The Developing Your Sound with RZA is part of the Today at Apple Music Lab programming offered in all Apple Stores. Music Labs help people build their musical skills by focusing on new techniques.

The Music Lab with RZA is an amazing way to discover your sound with GarageBand and NOISE on iPads Pros working with Seaboard Blocks, Lightpad Blocks, and Beats Pill speakers. Together, they’re a full-blown music studio that fits in a backpack.

Sign up for a Music Lab through the Today at Apple page of your local Apple Store. They’ve already started, and they’re free and open to everyone.

Learn more about the wider Today at Apple program here.

Post Malone Breaks Records

Post Malone shatters the record for “Longest #1 Run on the Spotify Global Chart” with “rockstar” [feat. 21 Savage]. The RIAA double-platinum smash now holds the top spot on the chart for an unprecedented and unmatched 108 days and counting with no signs of slowing or stopping either. It’s the perfect milestone for “the 21st century’s biggest rockstar” to kick off the new year.

Get it HERE via Republic Records.

The song’s achievements continue mounting at a rapid pace. Quickly achieving a RIAA double-Platinum certification, it has spent eight consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the longest stay atop the chart for a rap song in 2017. It also made history as “The first U.S. Hip-Hop Song to be #1 for Consecutive Weeks in the UK since Run D.M.C.’s ‘It’s Like That’ in 1998” and set Canada’s record for “All Time Streams in One Week.” With over 650+ million worldwide streams, global consumption exceeds 6 million and it currently clinched the #1 on the Global Spotify Chart for 108 days in a row and counting.

Check out the “rockstar” remix featuring Nicky Jam and Ozuna HERE!

Jay Z 1st Rapper

ICYMI @RocNation: Congratulations to @S_C_ for being the 1st rapper inducted into @SongwritersHOF [hailed by Obama]. 

http://TIDAL.com/SHOF #SHOF2017 

Gunz Lozano + Threat 

Gunz Lozano

Threat
@GunzLozano + @Threat402 have managed to channel their hood grit into careers within the entertainment industry. Both hip hop recording artists are also actors with a film, JET LAG, produced by notable director EchosWorld (aka Jeff Reyes) due out this summer.  Moreover, these rising stars share the same management team which sparked a catalyst leading to their recent collaborative release, JET LAG VOL I. Currently, Threat is working on a second collab album, GRITTER-IZM, alongside of hip hop artist ‘Ale the Gritter.’ As of late, Gunz is finalizing his new album, ME, set to release this fall. 

For additional information please visit pwrtalent.com

One Day

By Tris
One day, one day is all it takes to wake up in an entirely different state of confusion, to wake up more confused than you were the day you came falling bravely and shaken from the body of another living, breathing creature, the day you are born. All it takes is the transition from one state of comfort to one which you must learn to feel comfortable, to adapt. As a human being, one which lives at the bottom of the totem pole, she who lives beneath the foot of the traditional white male, I am a woman, I am a black woman, I am a gay black woman, and just as I had to learn to feel comfortable, as much as I can in a white world, I must adapt to one where I am no longer a child, and I, as most other adults, must fiend for myself in a world of hardship and unfairness. One day is all takes to lose yourself, to find yourself, sitting, gazing into the blandness of 1 of 4 navy blue walls wondering where it all began and when it will end and how did it all go so fast. One day, one moment, one blue cap, one auditorium, one diploma, one never ending fear of failure and one girl brave enough to fight one second at a time, one day is all it takes. Perhaps my fears are nonsensical, assume my mother was right. Imagine a future where I too will feature in the worlds spotlight, where I, a mere spec of dust in the atmosphere evolves into something greater, imagine a world where I feature in a magazine, all it takes is one dream, one moment, one person.

VAN JONES – WE RISE TOUR

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Exclusive Intimate Talks Combine Changemakers and Tastemakers 

ACTION, CONNECTION AND EDUCATION

(New York, NY: June 12, 2017) Van Jones & Roc Nation are proud to announce a groundbreaking partnership and nationwide event tour: WE RISE TOUR powered by #LoveArmyWE RISE will bring an array of artists, athletes, thought leaders and local leaders to cities across the country this summer. Van Jones, a renowned activist, CNN commentator and two-time New York Times bestselling author will headline the tour promoted by Live Nation. 100% of net ticket proceeds will go to the Dream Corps initiatives and local charities.

WE RISE focuses on our commonalities as opposed to our differences — exploring how to increase dialogue and engagement on both the local and national levels. Attendees have the opportunity to connect, ask questions and participate in various activations during the program.

During the WE RISE tour, Van Jones and #LoveArmy will engage in each city, visiting local community centers, schools and organizations to spend time with our partners in social change on the ground. The most important work is happening on the front lines and Van is focused on enacting change in neighborhoods hardest hit, economically. WE RISE together!

Facebook pre-sale begins Tuesday, June 13th at 3:30pm (ET) thru Thursday, June 15th at 10pm local time.

General public can purchase tickets beginning Friday, June 16th at http://www.ticketmaster.com/Van-Jones-tickets/artist/2381166 .

WE RISE TOUR powered by #LoveArmy

Wednesday, July 26            Los Angeles, CA       Hollywood Palladium

Friday, July 28                      San Francisco, CA    The Masonic

Monday, July 31                  Denver, CO               Paramount Theatre

Wednesday, August 2        Atlanta, GA               The Tabernacle

Thursday, August 3            Philadelphia, PA       The Fillmore Philadelphia

Saturday, August 5             New York NY             Apollo Theater

Sunday, August 6                Cleveland, OH          State Theatre at Playhouse Square

Tuesday, August 8              Chicago, IL                 The Chicago Theatre

Friday, August 11                Washington, DC      The Theater at MGM National Harbor

Sunday, August 13              Miami, FL                 The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater

Tuesday, August 15            Nashville, TN            Ryman Auditorium

Thursday, August 17          New Orleans, LA      Saenger Theatre

Friday, August 18                Dallas, TX                  House Of Blues

Saturday, August 20          Las Vegas, NV            Pearl Theater at The Palms Resort & Casino

MORE ABOUT DREAM CORPS INITIATIVES:

•   #LoveArmy: The #LoveArmy is working for an America where everyone counts. We are a home for changemakers who seek to build community and deepen solidarity. Through education, connection and action, the #LoveArmy builds “Love + Power.”

•   #cut50: #cut50 makes communities safer while reducing the number of people in our prisons and jails. Using evidence-based solutions and unlikely alliances, we can keep communities safe, families together, and the economy strong for all Americans.

•   #YesWeCode: #YesWeCode is building a diverse pipeline of ‘homegrown’ tech talent to meet demand for workers in the tech sector and boost local economies. Be a part of our movement to increase opportunities in the tech sector.

•   Green For All: Green For All fights pollution with solutions. We work to get solar panels, healthy food and good jobs into communities that have little money or power. We want to build an inclusive, green economy that is strong enough to lift people out of poverty.

MORE ABOUT VAN JONES:

 

A Yale-educated attorney, Van is perhaps best known as a commentator on CNN, where he hosts “The Messy Truth, with Van Jones.”

Van is also the founder and president of the Dream Corps, a nonprofit organization that works to solve America’s toughest problems. Its current initiatives — #cut50, #YesWeCode, and Green For All — create innovative solutions to “close prison doors and open doors of opportunity.” The Dream Corps also supports the #LoveArmy.

Van was the 2017 commencement keynote speaker for Morehouse College and has garnered honors from the World Economic Forum, TIME’s “100 Most Influential” List and Fast Company.

Van Jones won the 2017 Webby Special Achievement Award for his use of the Internet and social media during the 2016 election, including for his video series “The Messy Truth.”

In October 2017, he will release his third book: Beyond The Messy Truth: How We Came Apart & How We Come Together. Van has already written two New York Times bestsellers: The Green Collar Economy, the definitive book on green jobs, and Rebuild the Dream, a roadmap for progressives.

In 2009, Van worked as the ‘green jobs’ advisor to the Obama White House, where he helped run the interagency process that oversaw $80 billion in green energy recovery spending. He is also a cofounder of numerous social justice organizations, including ColorOfChange.org and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.

For more information on Van Jones’ appearances and initiatives, please visit: www.thedreamcorps.org and http://www.vanjones.net

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