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Samsung Surprises Celebrities To Help Unbox Their Foldable Smartphone

Samsung's Galaxy Fold is one of the most innovative phone designs to come out in recent years. The company has now started taking pre-orders for their first foldable smartphone and has launched a campaignSamsung chose to have celebrities get a first look at the Galaxy Fold by 'surprising' their #TeamGalaxy friends with the phone and getting their help unboxing it. The Korean tech giant sent the Galaxy Fold to German footballer and World Cup winner Mario Götze, Grammy-nominated DJ and producer S...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Advertising, US, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy, Steve Aoki, Celebrity Commercials, Jeanne Damas, Millie Bobby Brown, DJ Steve Aoki

Ready Or Not, K-Pop Is Here To Stay

Just a few short years ago, it seemed unlikely that the K-pop wave would ever truly break on the US, with multiple attempts to break into the market falling short. This all changed with the rise of BTS, bringing K-pop into the American mainstream, and while you still won't here much K-pop on US radio, it seems it's here to stay. _________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 A few years ago it seemed inconceivable that Korean Pop music, known as K-Pop, would ever...
Tags: Music, US, United States, Apple Music, K Pop, Nielsen Music, Bobby Owsinski, Steve Aoki, Dua Lipa, Blackpink, Pandora Music, Billboard `` Spotify

Best live music venues in Belfast

Fiddled trad tunes hang in the air across Belfast, but the city is actually home to great clubs hosting everything indie folk to old-school London punk bands. Most are concentrated in the highly walkable, central part of town — known as the Cathedral Quarter — so you can step dance, grind, and mosh your way satisfaction even if you only have a day or two. There’s also a strong population of college students, meaning you’re likely to find something going on every night of the week across town....
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Kate Beckinsale Rocked a White Minidress in Las Vegas

Kate Beckinsale David Becker for Getty Images Celebs were out and about this week, from Kate Beckinsale stunning in a white minidress, to Malin Akerman and husband Jack Donnelly enjoying a date night, to Joey Fatone munching on pizza in NYC. Read on to see more of what the stars have been up to! — Kate Beckinsale attended the On the Record opening at Park MGM and was later spotted singing karaoke inside the club. — Marlon Wayans sipped on 1942 on the rocks at TAO Chicago while sitting und...
Tags: NYC, Religion, Disney, Getty Images, Shanghai, Kate Beckinsale, Beverly Hills, Selena Gomez, Las Vegas, TNT, Park City, Gerard Butler, Joey Fatone, Pete Davidson, US Weekly, Marlon Wayans

ReKTGlobal nets $10.8 mln Series A

ReKTGlobal, the parent company of esports company Rogue, has secured $10.8 million in Series A funding. Nick Gross, founder of Gross Labs, led the round. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK CITY – January 16, 2019 – ReKTGlobal, the parent company of Rogue, today announces a $10.8-million Series A funding round. The global esports venture company’s financing was led by Nick Gross, an entrepreneur, philanthropist and musician, who is founder of entertainment and media company Gross Labs and will now join the b...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Gross, New York City, Trends, Fifa, North America, Seoul, Shah, Berlin Germany, Benjamin, National TV, Lupo, Las Vegas NV, Derek Nelson, North America Europe

Chartmetric's 2018 Wrap-Up: Weekly Winners & Pop Stars

Tis the season for end of year wraps, and Chartmetric is digging into data across the major streaming platforms to bring you a comprehensive look at some of 2018's biggest standout hits. ________________________ Guest post by Jason Joven of Chartmetric Chartmetric data as of Dec 12, 2018 Right about now, you’re likely digging through your personalized “2018 Wrapped” playlists on Spotify (it’s in the Genres & Moods section), flipping through Billboard’s “Best Songs of 2018...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Usa, UK, Australia, Mexico, US, Toronto, Spain, Colombia, Guest Post, New Jersey, Brighton, Brazil, Romania, Dallas

This Week On The YouTube Music Charts: 'Mo Bamba,' 'All I Want For Christmas' and More

Sheck Wes’ track “Mo Bamba” ruled the YouTube Music charts landing at #1, Mariah Carey’s Christmas classic began climbing the charts, and Queen saw continued success after the release of their biopic. YouTube Music Highlights - Sheck Wes - “Mo Bamba” completes its ascent up the YouTube charts, taking over the #1 slot on the US Top Music Videos chart this week. Daily views of the video reached as high as 1.9 million during the chart week. - After re-entering the chart last week, Mariah...
Tags: Music, Youtube, US, Jennifer Lopez, Charts, Mariah Carey, Youtube Music, Music Business, Travis Scott, Bruce Houghton, Jennie, Steve Aoki, Lele Pons, YouTube & Video, Sheck Wes, YouTube United States Top Songs

Steve Aoki Drops Music Video Starring BTS, Ken Jeong and All-Asian Cast (Watch)

DJ and producer Steve Aoki has released the music video for his single with “Waste It On Me,” featuring K-Pop supergroup BTS. The video stars an all Asian-American cast and director, including Ken Jeong (“Crazy Rich Asians”), Ross Butler (“13 Reasons Why”) and Jamie Chung (“The Gifted”). Also featured are Aoki’s half-sister and model Devon Aoki, […]
Tags: News, Bts, Ken Jeong, Steve Aoki, Aoki, Jamie Chung, Devon Aoki, Ken Jeong Crazy Rich Asians Ross Butler

BTS, Steve Aoki ‘Waste It On Me’ Video Is Asian-American Star-Studded Perfection

The video features Ken Jeong, Devon Aoki, Ross Butler, Jimmy O. Yang and others.
Tags: News, Steve Aoki, Ken Jeong Devon Aoki Ross Butler Jimmy O Yang

J Balvin: 'I'm not a saint'

At the Latin Grammy Awards, J Balvin talks about his social responsibility as an artist, while Karol G and Steve Aoki discuss the growing popularity of Latin music. (Nov. 16)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Steve Aoki, J Balvin, Karol G

Steve Aoki: 'I find all my crazy outfits in Japan'

At the Latin Grammys, Steve Aoki reveled in a colorful outfit, while Lele Pons, Thalia, Inna, Karol G and more brought some glamor to the red carpet. (Nov. 16)            [Author: AP]
Tags: Japan, News, Ap, Steve Aoki, Inna Karol G

Music Has More To Gain From The Future Of Transportation Than You Might Think [Cherie Hu]

Going as far back as the FM radio receivers of the 1950s, transportation and music have been inextricably linked; and as the landscape of the transportation industry changes, new marketing opportunities for music and artists are emerging.   _______________________________ By journalist Cherie Hu this first appeared on "Ridesharing, 5G and edge computing are poised to alter transportation, and its accompanying media ecosystem" Ever since the 1950s, when car ma...
Tags: Amazon, Lyft, Uber, Spotify, Music, New York, Southeast Asia, Chicago, Austin, Miami, Nashville, Demi Lovato, Nielsen, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Cargo

BTS Is 1st Korean Artist To Pass 1M Apple Music Streams

The BTS behemoth keeps gaining momentum.This week the group became the first Korean act to surpass 1 billion streams on Apple Music. It's a milestone not equaled by PSY and other more established Korean artists. No exact numbers were shared, but the BTS total represents a combined global total. Markets said to have contributed the most include the United States, South Korea, Japan, Canada, Australia, and countries in Europe and Southeast Asia. The BTS collaboration with Steve Aoki "...
Tags: Major Labels, Music Business, Streaming, BTS, Korea, Bruce Houghton

’12on12′ Music Series Lines Up YG, Steve Aoki, Vince Staples for Start of Production

“12on12,” a new episodic series hosted by nationally syndicated radio personality Elvis Duran, starts production this weekend at ComplexCon in Long Beach, Calif. Among the artists participating in the show, Executive Producer Steven Levine confirms, are YG, Steve Aoki and Vince Staples, each of whom will be interviewed by Duran. The concept of the Cutting Edge Group’s […]
Tags: News, Yg, Vince Staples, LONG BEACH Calif, Duran, Steve Aoki, Elvis Duran, Cutting Edge Group, Steven Levine, ComplexCon

Steve Aoki's Hollywood Boulevard memories

Hollywood is the home town for many in the entertainment industry. Steve Aoki, Dillon Francis and Alyssa Diaz grew up in Los Angeles and share their childhood memories of biking, costumed characters and hustle. (Oct. 30)            [Author: AP]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Los Angeles, Ap, Hollywood Boulevard, Steve Aoki, Alyssa Diaz, Steve Aoki Dillon Francis

The best sites for free samples and loops to download

Loops and samples are a producers best friend, providing endless opportunities to use and rework unique sounds, melodies and rhythms into a new surrounding. But quality samples are hard to find without denting your wallet, so we’ve collected the best places to go where they are free to download. SampleRadar SampleRadar is a giant hub of free loops, hits, and multis offered by music news and tech publication MusicRadar. It’s updated all the time and full of every type of sample you could...
Tags: Downloads, Music, Featured, Free, Top, Download, Converse, Best, Production, Software, Mixing, Shots, Pack, Hits, Sampler, Loop

Latin Music Boom Here To Stay

After achieving dominance in 2017, the Latin music wave breaking through into the mainstream has showed no signs of stopping. Here we look at the timeline of Latin music's economic boom. ___________________________ Guest post by William Glanz of SoundExchange Latin music achieved dominance in 2017, with “Despacito” becoming nearly as ubiquitous as “Happy Birthday.” In 2018, the party isn’t over for Latin music. That’s just fine with an industry climbing out of a long economi...
Tags: Europe, Music, Israel, Spain, Chile, Guest Post, Argentina, Latin Music, Streaming, Alex Rodriguez, Music Business, Live & Touring, Latin, Iglesias, Indie Labels, Enrique Iglesias

How musicians really make their money — and it has nothing to do with how many times people listen to their songs

The majority of an artist's revenue comes from touring, selling merchandise, licensing their music for things like television, movies, or video games, and partnerships or side businesses. Streaming is often thought of as the future of music and can provide artists with a nice source of income. But it isn't nearly as lucrative for artists as other revenue streams. The future of the industry is unclear, but analysts are optimistic about the ability of artists to thrive in the emerging landscape....
Tags: Rihanna, Trends, Citigroup, Metallica, Beverly Hills, Riaa, Garth Brooks, Steve Aoki, Bellas, Erin M Jacobson, Zach Bellas, Jacobson Artists

U.K.-Based Talent Agency James Grant Group Sells to Private Equity Firm Trilantic, Rebrands as YM&U

U.K.-based management firm the James Grant Group has been majority-acquired by private equity firm Trilantic Europe and rebranded as YM&U. Trilantic becomes the majority shareholder in YM&U in the wake of the deal, with the remainder held by management and employees. JGG absorbed L.A.-based music agency Deckstar in 2017 and its clients include Steve Aoki, […]
Tags: News, Global, Troika, Richard Madden, Steve Aoki, Trilantic, James Grant Group, Trilantic Europe, U. U K, YM U, JGG

New Music: David Guetta & Steve Aoki Feat. Lil Uzi Vert, G-Eazy & Mally Mall “Motto”

G-Eazy and Lil’ Uzi Vert wrapped up their successful “Endless Summer” tour with Ty Dolla $ign, YBN Nahmir and more just last week. Young Gerald and Uzi also joined forces this year contributing to David Guetta’s newly released album, 7. Out today, fans can now hear the collaboration that also includes Steve Aoki and Mally Mall called “Motto.” Guetta’s new album also features Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Jason Derulo, Sia, Saweetie and more. Get it on iTunes and hear “Motto” below. Continue af...
Tags: Jazz, David Guetta, Lil Uzi Vert, New Music, Ty Dolla, Uzi, Steve Aoki, G-Eazy, Guetta, Mally Mall, Young Gerald, Feat Lil Uzi Vert G Eazy amp, David Guetta Steve Aoki, Feat Lil Uzi Vert G Eazy Mally Mall

Detroit’s StockX raises $44M from GV and Battery to expand marketplace internationally

StockX started as a marketplace for reselling sneakers but has since grown to be much more, bringing its transparent and anonymous marketplace to more verticals. Today the company is announcing a $44 million Series B that will help fuel international and domestic growth while letting the company expand to even more product categories and perhaps opening StockX stores. The idea driving StockX is simple: Provide a marketplace with fair pricing and ensure the merchandise is authentic. The res...
Tags: Startups, TC, China, US, Michigan, Salesforce, Detroit, Karlie Kloss, Marc Benioff, Battery Ventures, Dan Gilbert, Corktown, Don, Gilbert, Steve Aoki, Ludlow Ventures

K-pop superstars BTS thrill fans Wednesday at the first of four sold-out shows at Staples Center

BTS, the wildly popular K-pop boy band, performs during the first of four sold-out nights at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) BTS, the wildly popular K-pop boy band, performs during the first of four sold-out nights at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds BTS, the wildly popular K-po...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Staples, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Army, Nashville, Joni Mitchell, Guinness, Staples Center, Southern California, Concerts, Anaheim, Pontiac, Honda Center

New Music: T-Pain Feat. Gucci Mane “Might Be”

T-Pain is fresh off releasing the mixtape Everything Must Go Vol. 1 last week. The Grammy Award winning singer is now back with a new single, connecting with Gucci Mane on a new club jam “Might Be.” This is the second song from T-Pizzle and Guwop, following their “Lit” collaboration with Steve Aoki last year. Stream “Might Be” below. Continue after the jump…. New Music: T-Pain Feat. Gucci Mane – “Might Be” Previously: T-Pain – Everything Must Go Vol. 1 (Mixtape)
Tags: Jazz, Gucci Mane, New Music, Steve Aoki, T-Pain, Guwop

Survios president and co-founder Nathan Burba is joining us at TechCrunch Sessions: AR/VR

There’s nothing inherently social about VR. In fact, putting on a headset and entering your own world can be a fairly isolating experience. But Survios’ latest offering is looking to turn that truism on its head. Electronauts is designed to deliver a social experience, in which players can create music for their surroundings. The new title is immersive, but designed to be played in a social setting, like a party. Players inhabit a kind of Tron-like world, remixing tracks by popular acts like...
Tags: TC, California, Los Angeles, Events, Tech, Star Trek, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Usc, Ucla, University Of Southern California, Steve Aoki, Survios, Tc Sessions Robotics 2017, Electronauts, Nathan Burba

Survios President and cofounder Nathan Burba is joining us at TechCrunch Sessions AR/VR

There’s nothing inherently social about VR. In fact, putting on a headset and entering your own world can be a fairly isolating experience. But Survios’ latest offering is looking to turn that truism on its head. Electronauts is designed to deliver a social experience, in which players can create music for their surroundings. The new title is immersive, but designed to be played in a social setting, like a party. Players inhabit a kind of Tron-like world, remixing tracks by popular acts like...
Tags: Travel, TC, California, Los Angeles, Star Trek, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Usc, Ucla, University Of Southern California, Steve Aoki, Survios, Electronauts, Nathan Burba, MGM Burba

Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s OTR II Tour Is A Surprisingly Chill Victory Lap

On The Run II is bracketed by a pair of slow dances. OK, technically it's bracketed by Jay-Z's "Holy Grail" -- with Beyoncé taking over Justin Timberlake's hook duties and thrashing her hair in circles during the Nirvana interpolation -- and "APESHIT," the rousing Migos-powered lead single from the Carters' new collaborative album Everything Is … More »
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, Beyonce, Nick Jonas, Reese Witherspoon, Jay-z, Aretha Franklin, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Bastille, Sam Smith, Queen, Freddie Mercury, Sia

The Wilting Of Iggy Azalea

Believe it or not, the equivalent of a full presidential term has passed since Iggy Azalea ruled summer 2014. Back then, it was hard to go about daily life without encountering this young blonde white woman from Australia rapping in an affected Southern drawl. Her pop-rap hits were everywhere -- and whenever you weren't hearing … More »
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Australia, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Diplo, Iggy Azalea, Drake, Tyga, Pink, Blink-182, Chance The Rapper, Keith Urban, Ashanti, Pete Davidson, Twenty One Pilots

Meet The Models Redefining The Era Of Designers & Their Muses

A revolution is happening, and it's rippling across the fashion industry at a force that feels like tidal waves of long-awaited disruption. Of course, we're talking about the boom of the plus-size modeling industry. In the past few years alone, the runways have grown more inclusive than ever before, transforming the minds of millions and catapulting the faces of the movement from tokenized catwalk queens to household names. Finally, the idea that everyone deserves a chance to embody the fantasi...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Instagram, Rihanna, Boston, Georgia, Nike, Paris, Graham, Devon, Sports Illustrated, Elle, Andy Garcia, Dolce Gabbana, Lee

Steve Aoki Announces New Pizza Delivery Service Pizzaoki

So we already know that Steve Aoki loves cake, and by that I mean, Steve Aoki loves to launch cakes into crowds of concert-goers like an olympic shot putter as "a tool of expression." Seriously, his aim is wild, and so is this essay in The Daily Beast from 2014 … More »
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Ella Mai & Jorja Smith, New Queens Of UK R&B

"Boo'd Up" is blowing up. Ella Mai's sumptuous '90s R&B throwback, first released way back in February 2017 as the opening track of her Ready EP, is on its second week at #8 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart. The slow-burn success story had its genesis in Spotify and Apple playlist placement but … More »
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