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Poppy's New STAGGER EP via 360 MAGAZINE

POPPY – STAGGER EP


 GRAMMY® AWARD-NOMINATED POPPY TO RELEASE NEW STAGGER EP ON OCTOBER 14, 2022
Pre-Save Stagger EP HERE, Stream “FYB” HERE

After emerging as one of the most quietly disruptive forces in culture, GRAMMY® Award-nominated alternative insurgent Poppy will unleash her new Stagger EP on October 14, 2022. It notably marks her debut for LAVA Records/Republic Records.

She comes out of the gate swinging with the new single “FYB. Powered by a thrash-and-burn punk riff, a barrage of distortion grinds up against her insidiously melodic delivery. It cycles through a hypnotic hook as she repeats, “Fuck the world, it’ll just fuck you back. A fittingly captivating visual accompanies the track. In the clip, Poppy walks on a spinning animated globe under the glow of lively hand-drawn planets.

“FYB” stands out as something of a clarion call for the multi-faceted maverick as it sets the stage for a whole lot more to come this year and in 2023.

Stream “FYB” HERE & Watch the visual HERE

Next up, she supports The Smashing Pumpkins and Jane’s Addiction on one of the fall’s hottest alternative rock tours, beginning October 2nd through November 19th. She also joins the When We Were Young Festivals in Las Vegas, NV October 22-23 and October 29. Finally, she launches the Never Find My Place Headline Tour across the UK and Europe November 26ththrough December 21st.

The next era of Poppy is underway now. You have been warned.

ABOUT POPPY:
Poppy has no regard for convention, genres, labels, assumptions, or expectations. Instead, she eclipses all of them in the flames of an intensely uncompromising creative spirit with no rival. By burning everything down and building a vision of her own out of the ashes, she represents a future where high art and high fashion equal subversion of the highest order. Following a quiet grind, she reached critical mass with I Disagree. Beyond tallying 100 million-plus streams, it concluded 2020 on year-end lists by Upset [#1], Revolver, Popbuzz, Kerrang!, and more as she graced the covers of NME, Revolver, Upset, Kerrang!, and Tush. Standout “BLOODMONEY” even garnered a GRAMMY® nod for “Best Metal Performance, lifting her to rarified air as the “first-ever solo female artist nominated in the category.At the same time, she electrified the stage at the GRAMMY® Awards. Throughout 2021, Poppy only maintained her momentum with the EAT (NXT Soundtrack) EP, Flux, and So Mean EP. She steered the vision entirely—from the aesthetic to personally directing multiple videos. Infiltrating the mainstream, she has notably collaborated with Victor and Rolf on the Flowerbomb fragrance with L’Oreal and with KOI Footwear on two pairs of signature shoes. Casting a shadow over multiple forms of media, she has also penned two graphic novels, Genesis One and Poppy’s Inferno, and her short film I’m Poppy premiered at Sundance Film Festival during 2019.

As always, she only looks forward with the release of Stagger EP and the dawn of a new chapter unlike anything else you’ve heard, seen, or felt before. Poppy is here.

TOUR DATES:
WITH THE SMASHING PUMPKINS & JANE’S ADDICTION
10/2 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
10/3 Houston, TX Toyota Center
10/5 Austin, TX Moody Center
10/7 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
10/8 Davie, FL Hard Rock Live
10/10 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
10/11 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
10/13 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
10/14 Belmont Park, NY UBS Arena
10/16 Boston, MA TD Garden
10/18 Washington DC Capital One Arena
10/19 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
10/21 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
10/22 Las Vegas, NV When We Were Young*
10/23 Las Vegas, NV When We Were Young*
10/24 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
10/26 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
10/27 Quebec City, QC Centre Videotron
10/29 Las Vegas, NV When We Were Young*
10/30 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum
11/1 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center
11/2 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
11/4 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
11/5 Chicago, IL United Center
11/7 Denver, CO Ball Arena
11/9 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
11/11 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
11/12 Seattle, WA Climate Pledge Arena
11/13 Portland, OR Moda Center
11/15 San Francisco, CA Chase Center
11/16 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
11/18 Phoenix, AZ Footprint Center
11/19 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl

*Festival

NEVER FIND MY PLACE UK & EUROPE HEADLINE TOUR
11/26 Bristol, UK SWX
11/27 London, UK London, UK
11/28 Birmingham, UK 02 Institute
11/29 Manchester, UK Manchester, UK
11/30 Glasgow, UK SWG3
12/2 Amsterdam, NE Melkweg
12/4 Paris, FR Elysee Montmartre
12/6 Barcelona, SP Sala Apolo
12/7 Madrid, SP Cool
12/8 Toulouse, FR Le Metronum
12/10 Milan, IT Fabrique
12/12 Ruschlikon, SW Xtra
12/13 Munchen, GE Freiheitshalle
12/14 Vienna, AU Simm City
12/15 Berlin, GE Hole44
12/17 Hanover, GE Capitol Hannover
12/19 Hamburg, GE Fabrik
12/20 Antwerpen, BE Zappa
12/21 Koln, GE Gloria-Theate

Chace's New Single "MARIYA" via 360 MAGAZINE

CHACE – MARIYA

CHINA’S BIGGEST DANCE ARTIST CHACE RELEASES NEW SINGLE/VIDEO “MARIYA”

LISTEN HERE WATCH HERE

Today Chinese electronic producer/singer-songwriter, Chace releases the brooding track “Mariya” off his forthcoming debut album. “Mariya” comes with an accompanying eerie visual
“Mariya” continues to tease the overall mysterious tone of the album following the previous single
In My Head.” It contains a mood rendering and psychedelic inducing tonality. On “Mariya” Chace does it all. He arranged the music, wrote the lyrics, and sings and producers on it.

The whole song shows the charm of “Mariya” from the central perspective of the suitor seen in the video. The deep and magnetic voice creates an empty and blurred atmosphere with the bouncing light.

With each track, Chace continues to pave his way as one of the forerunners of a forward-thinking generation of artists in Asia melding Western influences with their own sounds. A self-taught producer and songwriter, he has collaborated with TchamiYellow Claw, and Moksi. When he was 17 years old, he became the first Chinese DJ to play Belgium’s iconic Tomorrowland festival in 2017. Since releasing his debut EP DestinationChace’s music: a delirious mix of evocative house, UK garage, and pop has earned him praise from tastemakers across the world. Billboard dubbed him a “pop and dance music prodigy,” COMPLEX called him a “Rapidly rising producer,” and VICE stated that he’s “The face of China’s rising EDM scene.” In 2021, DJ Mag China named him producer of the year.

Khalid's New Single "SATELLITE" via 360 MAGAZINE

KHALID – SATELLITE

KHALID RELEASES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO “SATELLITE”

Today, multiplatinum selling global superstar Khalid releases his new single Satellite” along with the music video via Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records. Driven by Khalid’s melodic vocals, the vibrant pop production comes to life in the shimmering futuristic visual directed by Levi Turner. Watch HERE

Khalid shares, “Satellite” is a visual portrait of my growth as a human being & the self-love journey I have experienced in my life”

Last month, Khalid and Marshmello performed their latest single “Numb” at the MTV Video Music Awards. Check it out HERE. “Numb” marks the artists’ second collaboration following their 6x platinum smash hit “SILENCE”. Earlier this year, Khalid released the dreamy track “Skyline” which came alongside a colorful music video. Watch HERE.  

About Khalid:

Multi-platinum-selling global superstar Khalid, who was named one of Time’s Most Influential People of 2019, has taken the world by storm since his first single, the certified diamond “Location” (released right before his high school graduation) exploded onto the scene leading to a major label deal with Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records followed by the release of his debut album, the 4x platinum-certified, American Teen. His sophomore album Free Spirit, released to critical acclaim in 2019, was declared a New York Times “Critic’s Pick” and was called “superb” by the Associated Press. The album, which has been certified platinum by the RIAA, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and features the GRAMMY-nominated multi-format #1 single “Talk”. Free Spirit has garnered over 13.4 billion streams worldwide. Khalid, who has been called a “pop prodigy” by Rolling Stone has been streamed over 30 billion times worldwide across all partners, has been nominated for 7 GRAMMYS and has won numerous awards including 6 Billboard Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards, a Teen Choice Award, an MTV Video Music Award, and an MTV Woodie Award. Khalid has collaborated with some of music’s biggest stars including his #1 singles “Love Lies” (with Normani), “Eastside” (with Halsey and Benny Blanco) as well as hits with artists Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, Marshmello and more. The Mayor and Council of the City of El Paso honored Khalid with a “Key To The City” marking September 13th, 2018 “Khalid Day.” Khalid, alongside his mother, launched The Great Khalid Foundation, which is committed to helping families by alleviating a burden of need. Khalid’s “Free Spirit World Tour” took him to arenas all over the globe in 2019. In 2020, Khalid released his critically acclaimed track “Eleven” and his smash hit “Know Your Worth” with Disclosure. He was named the youngest artist to surpass 15 billion streams on Spotify alone and was named BMI’s Pop Songwriter of the Year (alongside Post Malone.) During the summer of 2021, Khalid debuted his track “New Normal” at Virgin Galactic’s “Unity 22” Spaceflight launch. Not only did “New Normal” play in the shuttle during its descent back to earth, but Khalid was also on hand to perform for the crew, including Sir Richard Branson, after they completed their mission. To close out 2021, Khalid released his Scenic Drive tape which he describes as a companion piece to his 2018 EP Sun City. Earlier this year, Khalid released “Last Call” in celebration of the 5-year anniversary of his 4x platinum GRAMMY-nominated debut album American Teen. Khalid’s latest offering “Numb” with Marshmello marks the artist’s second collaboration following their 6x platinum smash hit “SILENCE”. 

To Buy/Stream/Watch “Satellite”:

Multi – https://khalid.lnk.to/Satellite

Music Video – https://khalid.lnk.to/Satellite/youtube

Follow Khalid:

Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

LIL BABY'S "THE WORLD IS YOURS TO TAKE" VIA 360 MAGAZINE

Lil Baby – The World Is Yours To Take x FIFA

Lil Baby Drops New Single “The World Is Yours To Take” To Be Featured on Official FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Soundtrack

The Grammy-nominated rapper partners with Budweiser to release inspiring anthem for the upcoming FIFA World Cup

Today, Grammy-nominated rapper, mogul, and philanthropist Lil Baby is partnering with Budweiser to release “The World Is Yours To Take,” a new single that will be featured on the first-ever Official FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Soundtrack and in campaign content from Budweiser, The Official Beer of the FIFA World Cup. The high-energy anthem samples the iconic chorus from the hit song “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears For Fears, inspiring fans to begin their journey towards greatness. The pop song transcends generations and geography, punctuating the go-getter energy Budweiser and Lil Baby were after for the collaborative track.

Listen to “The World Is Yours To Take” HERE and watch the lyric music video HERE.

Four years ago, sports fans around the world were gathering for the 2018 FIFA World Cup just as Lil Baby began on his path to superstardom with the release of his first album. Now, the Atlanta native and globally recognized rap phenomenon is using the global stage of the FIFA World Cup and partnership with Budweiser to reflect on his journey and inspire fans to go for it.

“My new track with Budweiser for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Soundtrack is a special one for me. It is about the journey we’ve all been on over the last few years and celebrating what’s next. When I started in music in 2017, I went all in on a dream that brought me to where I am now, and that’s what I want fans to feel when they hear the song. I hope it makes you feel like you’re walking out onto the pitch at the World Cup making moves toward your own dreams, whatever that means to you,” said Lil Baby.

One of only eight singles featured on the Official FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Soundtrack, “The World Is Yours To Take” will be celebrated on Lil Baby’s 28 birthday with a live performance at the Budweiser Hotel at the tournament. Budweiser and Lil Baby aren’t stopping at a global hit single; the pair will team up with amazing artists around the world to release new versions of the song and shoot the music video at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar that will take place from November 20 until December 18, 2022.

ABOUT LIL BABY:

Some artists define a genre, but Lil Baby defines a generation. The GRAMMY Award-winning rapper has smashed records, made history, and impacted the course of modern hip-hop with his instantly identifiable and inimitable style. He has garnered dozens of multi platinum certifications and tens of billions of streams as arguably the biggest new rapper to emerge this decade. Following the success of his platinum full-length debut Harder Than Ever in 2018, he seized #1 on the Billboard Top 200 with 2020’s My Turn, becoming “the year’s #1 selling and #1 streaming album in the US.” At first, it cemented him as “2020’s first and only artist to go double-platinum,” but it has since gone quadruple-platinum and has logged 85 weeks in the top 10 of the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, marking the longest top-tier run in the chart’s history.

He notably tied Prince and Paul McCartney for Billboard Hot 100 hits and Taylor Swift for “most weeks atop the Billboard Top 200 in 2020” with a total of 6. Out of eight nominations, he scored his first GRAMMY Award in 2022. He has appeared on the covers of Rolling Stone and the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players Issue in addition to receiving honors from VEVO, Rap Caviar, the Apple Music Awards, and more. He teamed up with Lil Durk for The Voice of the Heroes, marking his second #1 debut on the Billboard Top 200. It’s just the beginning though. He’s bound to revolutionize the culture again with his third album in 2022. Most recently, he released “Right On” and “In A Minute” which both songs debuted on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. This feat puts Lil Baby in rare territory, making him the youngest of only 12 artists to have ever landed 100 or more songs on the Hot 100. This generation belongs to Lil Baby.

Rini Jain, South Asian Content Creator and American Influencer Award Nominee, attends New York Fashion Week, culminating with an exclusive by 360 MAGAZINE.

Rini Jain Storms NYFW SS23

By Krish Narsinghani, Vaughn Lowery, Dhruv Bhatia

Creator and fashion influencer/model, Rini Jain, covers this year’s New York Fashion Week with 360 Magazine. We sat down with her to hear all the hot takes and highlights on one of fashion’s biggest weeks.

What shows did you attend at this year’s NYFW?

I was thrilled to be a part of some amazing shows this season like  Pamella Roland, Dennis Basso, Homolog, Selkie, Tia Adeola, Rebecca Minkoff, Tiffany Brown, June79, Melke, Revolve, Bruce Glen, Deity, Leonardo 5th Avenue, and more. I also attended Vogue Magazine’s 130th Anniversary Celebration hosted by Vogue Club. I made sure to catch the glimpses online for some of the other shows that I was invited to, but missed attending those due to conflicts, NYC weather, and traffic like Frederick Anderson, Cucculelli Shaheen, Willy Chavarria, Blonds, KGL (and a few more).

How was this season different from the last season?  

The number of runways, presentations, after-parties, and private viewings was clearly high enough to make up for two pandemic years. The waiting lines and guest lists both seemed more inflated than in the past seasons. Even though the central location of NYFW remained Spring Studios, there were more shows this season that were offsite which made it extremely difficult to commute from one show to the other. There were more Influencers and Content Creators in attendance, highlighting how digital content has been instrumental in helping brands move products. This season, I personally had a record number of show invites and collaborations with designers to wear their pieces during NYFW. Also, NYFW was more international this season with two major Italian houses in the list – Fendi and Marni.

Who were you most excited to see and why?

I was most excited for Pamella Roland and Dennis Basso not only because I truly relate to the unapologetic glamour and glitz in their collections, but also since it was the milestone year and show for both of them. It has been 20 years, and 40 years for Pamella DeVos and Dennis Basso respectively since they launched their own fashion labels. While Pamella Roland set was inspired by the streets of New York with a backdrop that looked like a flower stand, Dennis Basso showcase was at the incredible ballroom at the Pierre Hotel with no dearth of celebrities in attendance – everybody from Martha Stewart, to Kris Jenner, to Carmen Dell’Orefice, and more.

What looks stood out to you?

There were so many. Amongst the shows I attended – Dennis Basso’s furry outerwear, and Pamella Roland’s feather detailing was interestingly used in the pieces. I loved the rich colors and dramatic, avant-garde designs of Melke. I am totally eyeing the ruffles, bows, frills, oversized collars, and bags that resembled pillows from the Selkie showcase. Also, I loved Tia Adeola’s take on knitted fabrics, cutouts, and body-cons. From some of the other shows – I absolutely loved Tom Ford’s look for Bella and Gigi Hadid, and the hot pink suit was so stunning. The patchwork pieces at Coach, and the purple and green sequin look at Fendi certainly caught my eye. Peter Do’s opening look was absolutely magical, a perfect example of fluid tailoring. I also loved Tibi’s stab at menswear, especially the full-denim perfectly baggy look. Marni’s ultra-flared velvet jeans featuring artwork of Flaminia Veronesi was a highlight for sure. 

Were there recurring themes or trends that caught your eye?

Fringes, Cargo Trousers, Sequins, Feathers, plenty of Back-to-School looks, and the color Purple were definitely some of the common trends amongst many shows. 

Which designers did you wear? 

I wore pieces from Ivan Young, Oroy Shakhidi, Bani Pasricha, Kerry Parker, Nirmooha, MAM, Misa Harada, Uncuffed Leather. 

Why did you pick those designers?

I chose a mix of designers and brands that are creatively different and unique from each other, represent different visions, cultures, the pieces that will allow me to experiment and style the looks uniquely, and allow me to present my personal style and creativity. I relate so much to the flamboyance and elegance of the pieces from Ivan Young. At the same time, I was so intrigued with how uniquely Oroy Shakhidi constructs a piece, and its opulent finishes. MAM, Misa Harada, Kerry Parker are some of the brands that allow me to bring that element of “statement” in my looks with their accessories. With Uncuffed Leather, I relate so much with the immigrant story of the designer Olga Barsky, and its vision to create pieces and accessories with sustainable leather. Every season, I make sure I wear a few pieces that represent my South Asian/Indian roots, hence Nirmooha and Bani Pasricha, that I absolutely love. 

What was your vision behind each look?

I usually get inspired from previous eras, mannequins, runways, movies, art and more for my looks. You may describe my style “Mix Match” because I love to create my own looks that are inspired from multiple things at the same time. If I had to describe my look for the Selkie show this season, I would  say “Barbie meets Royal Family”, where I paired a Ruffles Pink Checkered set with feathers details, with gloves that had flower details and a Hat to give it a Royal Family vibe. For another look, I created a modern Audrey Hepburn by pairing a black velvet dress with power shoulders, paired with a statement pearl body necklace. For shows like Dennis Basso, and Pamella Roland, I created an extremely sophisticated, flamboyant, elegant, decadent vibe that totally fit into the vibe of the shows I was attending, by wearing a statement dress embellished with ostrich feathers. 

Were any of your outfits influenced by your South Asian background?

Yes, absolutely! I make it a point to represent my culture and showcase amazing Indian designers through at least one of my looks every season. This time I wore a stunning saree from Nirmooha and styled it in a very unique way with gold accessories like gloves, handbag, and vintage earrings. The outfit was an absolute show stealer and garnered compliments from the attendees of the event hosted by Afterpay, the official partners of NYFW, and was also covered by various media houses including Getty Images. 

Why is it important for you to attend Fashion Week?

I am a Fashion Student at heart. I learn something new from every single show I attend, and get inspired to create better. It is a huge opportunity for me to connect with amazing brands and designers, network with like-minded people, have fun and get more creative and experimental with my own outfits during the Fashion Week.

Rini Jain, South Asian Content Creator and American Influencer Award Nominee, attends New York Fashion Week, culminating with an exclusive by 360 MAGAZINE.
Rini Jain, South Asian Content Creator and American Influencer Award Nominee, attends New York Fashion Week, culminating with an exclusive by 360 MAGAZINE.
Rini Jain, South Asian Content Creator and American Influencer Award Nominee, attends New York Fashion Week, culminating with an exclusive by 360 MAGAZINE.
Rini Jain, South Asian Content Creator and American Influencer Award Nominee, attends New York Fashion Week, culminating with an exclusive by 360 MAGAZINE.
Rini Jain, South Asian Content Creator and American Influencer Award Nominee, attends New York Fashion Week, culminating with an exclusive by 360 MAGAZINE.
Rini Jain, South Asian Content Creator and American Influencer Award Nominee, attends New York Fashion Week, culminating with an exclusive by 360 MAGAZINE.
Rini Jain, South Asian Content Creator and American Influencer Award Nominee, attends New York Fashion Week, culminating with an exclusive by 360 MAGAZINE.
Rini Jain, South Asian Content Creator and American Influencer Award Nominee, attends New York Fashion Week, culminating with an exclusive by 360 MAGAZINE.
Bhutan’s Costumed Dancers Perform Traditional Dances via 360 MAGAZINE

BHUTAN REOPENS ITS BORDERS

New tourism strategy enhanced sustainable development policies, infrastructure upgrades and new national brand

The Kingdom of Bhutan today reopens its borders to international guests following the COVID-19 pandemic. The country has unveiled a new tourism strategy, underpinned by transformations in three key areas: enhancements to its sustainable development policies, infrastructure upgrades, and the elevation of the guest experience.

“Bhutan’s noble policy of high-value, low-volume tourism has existed since we started welcoming guests to our country in 1974. But its intent and spirit were watered down over the years, without us even realizing it. Therefore, as we reset as a nation after this pandemic, and officially open our doors to visitors today, we are reminding ourselves about the essence of the policy, the values and merits that have defined us for generations,” said H.E. Dr. Lotay Tshering, the Honorable Prime Minister of Bhutan.

“We must also ensure that we are a high value society, one that is infused with sincerity, integrity and principles, where people must always live in safe communities, among serene environments and derive comfort from the finest facilities. Typically, ‘high value’ is understood as exclusive high-end products and extravagant recreational facilities. But that is not Bhutan. And ‘low volume’ doesn’t mean limiting the number of visitors. We will appreciate everyone who visits us to treasure our values, while we also learn as much from them. If that is what you are searching for, there is no limit or restriction. The best conduit to realizing our vision are our youth and professionals in the tourism industry. While those working in the tourism sector will represent us at the forefront, the entire nation is the tourism industry, and every Bhutanese a host. The minimum fee we are asking our friends to pay is to be reinvested in ourselves, the place of our meeting, which will be our shared asset for generations. Welcome to Bhutan,” H.E Dr. Lotay added.

Enhancements to Bhutan’s sustainable development policies

Bhutan recently announced that it would raise its Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) from US$65 to US$200 per person, per night, which will go towards projects that support Bhutan’s economic, social, environmental and cultural development. (Additionally, visitors now have the flexibility to engage service providers directly, or book flights, hotels and tours in Bhutan themselves). The fees raised will fund national investment in programs that preserve Bhutan’s cultural traditions, as well as sustainability projects, infrastructure upgrades and opportunities for youth – as well as providing free healthcare and education for all. For instance, some of the SDF funds go towards offsetting the carbon footprint of visitors by planting trees, upskilling workers in the tourism sector, cleaning and maintaining trails, reducing the country’s reliance on fossil fuels and electrifying Bhutan’s transportation sector, among other projects.

As a country that is vulnerable to the effects of climate change (experiencing melting glaciers, floods and unpredictable weather patterns), Bhutan will also be stepping up its efforts to maintain its status as one of only a handful of carbon-negative countries in the world – in 2021, Bhutan sequestered 9.4 million tons of carbon against its emission capacity of 3.8 million tons.

“Beyond protecting Bhutan’s natural environment, the SDF will also be directed towards activities that preserve Bhutan’s built and living cultural heritage, including architecture and traditional values, as well as meaningful environmental projects. Our future requires us to protect our heritage, and to forge fresh pathways for forthcoming generations,” said Mr. Dorji Dhradhul, Director General of the Tourism Council of Bhutan.

“We need tourism to not only benefit Bhutan economically, but socially as well, while maintaining our low sustainable footprint. The goal of our new strategy is to create high-value experiences for guests, in addition to well-paying and professional jobs for our citizens. This is our moment of evolution and we invite our guests to become our partners in this transformative moment,” Dhradhul added.

Infrastructure upgrades

In line with this, the government used the period during the COVID-19 shutdown to upgrade roads, trails, temples and monuments around the country, upgrade public bathroom facilities, organize trash clean-up events, and enhance the standards and certification process for tourism service providers (such as hotels, guides, tour operators and drivers). Employees across the tourism industry were required to participate in upskilling programs to focus on enhancing service quality.

Elevation of the guest experience 

“We know that our new SDF brings with it a certain expectation when it comes to standards of quality and service, so we are committed to enhancing the guest experience – whether that is through the quality of services received, the cleanliness and accessibility of our infrastructure, by limiting the number of cars on our roads, or by limiting the number of people who visit our sacred sites. By doing so, we protect the experience for visitors to Bhutan, as we must be able to provide authentic experiences supported by world-class services and personal care. We also plan to work with our tourism partners to continue to upgrade the itineraries that guests can experience in our country – to help showcase the very best that Bhutan has to offer. We hope that visitors to Bhutan will notice and welcome these changes, and we very much look forward to welcoming all guests to Bhutan,” concluded H.E. Dr. Tandi Dorji, the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The revamp of Bhutan’s tourism comes amid a widespread “transformation project” rolled out across the country, from the civil service to the financial sector. The changes are geared towards developing Bhutan’s human capital by equipping the population with more proficient skills, knowledge and experiences.

During a special ceremony in the capital city Thimphu yesterday, a new brand for Bhutan was also unveiled by H.E. Dr. Lotay Tshering, Honorable Prime Minister, in the presence of other government officials and dignitaries. “Brand Bhutan” aims to capture the optimism and renewed ambition of the kingdom as it opens its doors to guests once again, as well as communicating its promise and plans for its young citizens. Bhutan’s new tagline, “Believe,” reflects this determined focus on the future, as well as the transformative journeys experienced by its guests.

For more information about visiting Bhutan, visit: www.bhutan.travel/.

Bhutan’s Natural Landscapes via 360 MAGAZINE
Bhutan’s Natural Landscapes via 360 MAGAZINE
Swizz Beatz x Timbaland via 360 MAGAZINE

Swizz Beatz × Timbaland

Swizz Beatz, Timbaland and Triller announced the settlement of their legal dispute over the sale of VERZUZ.

“VERZUZ has always been a platform that is by the artists, for the artists and with the people,” says founders Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. “We’re glad to come to an amicable agreement with Triller and continue giving fans the music and community that they’ve come to know and love from the brand.”

The settlement will increase the ownership stake given to the artists that Timbaland & Swizz Beatz brought to Triller as part of the original deal.

“VERZUZ and Triller will always be a safe place and outlet for creators and their art. Nothing will change that,” says Bobby Sarnevesht, Executive Chairman & Co-Founder. “Creators started this and will continue building it. This is a victorious moment in the Triller and VERZUZ relationship as we march together toward the public markets. Stay tuned.”

Swizz Beatz and Timbaland remain proud of the platform that they created with VERZUZ and its acquisition by Triller due to the company’s willingness to celebrate and showcase artists.

ABOUT VERZUZ:

Created by GRAMMY award winning producers and entrepreneurs Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, VERZUZ was launched in March of 2020. What started as a battle between two friendly rivals has grown into a global phenomenon that celebrates some of the greatest artists of our time, highlighting their careers and generating powerful surges in sales and streams. VERZUZ has taken its celebration of culture beyond music with successful collaborations in sports, comedy and more. For more information, visit www.verzuztv.com and follow @verzuztv on Instagram.

ABOUT TRILLER NETWORK: 

Triller Network is a consolidation of companies, apps and technologies and the first of its kind leading the move into Internet 3.0. Triller Network pairs the culture of music with sports, fashion, entertainment and influencers through a 360-degree tech and content-based vertical. The Triller Networkߞwhich includes the globally popular Triller app used by musicians, celebrities, athletes, and overall culture settersߞhas more than 300 million users worldwide. 

Unlike other global short-video apps it is often compared to, Triller encourages and facilitates its users to post the content created on the app across other social media platforms and websites. 

Triller Network owns proprietary ad-tech and ad AI which is uniquely tied to the content rather than more typically to the user. By tracking the content, Triller Network empowers its tastemakers and users to push their content virally to affiliated and un-affiliated sites and networks reaching tens of millions of additional users daily.  

Data from its AI suite, direct influencer and artists relationships is generated from the app and from on- and off-network information and is used to program longer-form content, connect users across the web with the content, and provide monetization opportunities that maximize brand partnership integrations.

Triller Network has launched highly successful campaigns with some of the biggest brands in the world including Pepsi, McDonalds, Weedmaps, DraftKings, and L’Oreal. Campaigns start with the app and continue throughout the entire tech ecosystem, providing a unique branded content and technology integration. Branded content is integrated at the Triller app level, making direct deals with the influencers and celebrities who post the content. Content is then pushed to and through thousands of affiliated and non-affiliated sites, apps, social networks and is ultimately integrated into valuable long-form Triller Network content, such as boxing PPV, live fashion shows, and episodic reality content on TrillerTV. 

Triller TV programming includes more than 50 original half-hour shows, with more added continuously. Shows include The DAmelios Family’s Must Haves, Jennifer Lopez In The Morning, Jake Paul: Staying On Top, 2 Chainz Lets Do It, Hypehouse’s Hanging With The Hype, Ur Lovd: the Noah Beck Show, Fat Joe’s Masterclass, The Perez Hilton Show, and Violet Benson’s Too Tired To Be Crazy, among others. 

Triller Network also includes Triller Fight Club (www.TrillerFightClub.com), which launched last year with the highly successful Tyson-Jones Fight, which shattered digital PPV records and became the 8th highest selling Boxing PPV of all time.

ABOUT THE TRILLER APP:

Triller is an AI-driven music and social media experience bringing together creators, artists, and brands around the world. Powered by the motto “You Do You,” Triller allows users to create and share videos in mere seconds, backing them with custom music tracks using Mashtraxx editing technology. Celebrities like Alicia Keys, Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, Marshmello, Roddy Ricch, and Eminem regularly use the app to create their own original music videos, while Triller has attracted brands such as Pepsi, Chipotle, Manscaped, Boost Mobile, and more. Triller recently was acquired by Proxima Media. For more information, visit www.triller.co and follow @triller on Instagram.

Elle Decor inside 360 MAGAZINE

Elle Decor × Suzanne Dimma

KO Média is excited to unveil the Fall issue of ELLE Decoration Canada, featuring a glimpse of designer Suzanne Dimma’s eco-conscious cottage in Ontario’s Haliburton County. Accessible by water, Dimma’s refuge in the wild is a warm, uncomplicated, relaxed cocoon where nature is the main source of inspiration. “Creating a connection, a conversation with one’s surroundings, is of the utmost importance,” says the designer. With a focus on wood in all its glory, plus a palette of stone greys and sky blues, Dimma honors the notion of the summer cabin—once the final resting place of that old family sofa—into a new, stylish, year-round living space.           

The Fall issue will also introduce readers to another great lover of nature, architect Maxime Frappier, who has rooted his family life in a minimalist glass home amid the forests of Lanaudière, Quebec. Further afield, in the outskirts of Milan, Dutch architect Geert Koster demonstrates how to combine solitude with socializing in a contemporary, sustainable home inspired by the region’s traditional stables. Also in Italy, artist and sculptor Othmar Prenner has crafted an Alpine cabin in the Lunga Valley whose unique design features have got to be seen to be believed.

In keeping with the theme of nature, this issue is an ode to wood in décor, art and home life. We deep-dive into West Coast sculptor Neshka Krusche, who gathers, cinges and shapes cedar logs to make stunning eco-driven art. Readers with kids will also enjoy our list of the latest, greatest and most handsome wooden toys, guaranteed to add natural flair to their rumpus rooms. We also discover a game-changing 1952 design with a spotlight on Danish designer Arne Jacobson’s Ant chair.                             

Finally, in décor we turn to two Canadian gallerists for tips on purchasing (and displaying) art, share our latest favourite Canadian lighting designs and catch up with experts in the carpet industry to get their opinions on the season’s most exciting underfoot looks. We also explore a new kind of online space for vintage design collecting.

The Fall issue of ELLE Decoration Canada will hit stands and Apple News+ on September 26, 2022. 

Levi's at New York Fashion Week via 360 Magazine

Levi’s at New York Fashion Week

LEVI’S® AND WHO DECIDES WAR SHOWCASE UP-CYCLED CAPSULE AT NYFW

THE LIMITED-EDITION CAPSULE WILL BE AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 23 EXCLUSIVELY VIA THE NTWRK APP AND WILL BENEFIT THE DEEP SOUTH CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

Premiering at New York Fashion Week, Levi’s® and Who Decides War partner for a limited-edition 5-piece capsule featuring one-of-a-kind, upcycled 501’s® and Trucker Jackets. Available for purchase on September 23, 2022, all proceeds benefit Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, an organization focused on the development of minority leadership in the areas of environmental, social, and economic justice along the Mississippi River Chemical Corridor and Gulf Coast Region.

Levi’s® & Who Decides War capsule marries Levi’s® icons – the 501® Jean and Trucker Jacket – with Who Decides War’s approach to original design, incorporating unique and complex details like distressing, patch-working, and embroidery. Completely up-cycled from Levi’s® garments, the inspiration comes from Levi’s® brand heritage that embraces authentic self-expression and Who Decides War’s aesthetic that speaks to individuality and community. 

Each custom piece has a unique design, featuring an array of customization including bright colors, lace cutouts, organza overlay, zig zagging stitch-work, pinching techniques and even spray painted designs. 

The capsule, which includes two Trucker Jackets and three 501® jeans, will be available for purchase exclusively on the NTWRK app on September 23rd at 3PM ET. The pieces will range from $499 to $999. 

View Levi’s® & Who Decides War Capsule Product Imagery HERE

View Levi’s® & Who Decides War Runway Imagery HERE

“It was a natural fit to work with Who Decides War on a denim capsule that highlights our shared focus on quality and craftsmanship,” says Karen Riley-Grant, Levi’s® CMO. “One of Ev’s many signatures is beautifully repurposed denim with a message – we’re thrilled to partner on this special collection and have all proceeds from the sales benefit Deep South Center for Environmental Justice”.

“We wanted to design from a place where we were looking into ourselves, but also touch on issues in subtle ways,” says Who Decides War’s Ev Bravado. “Denim allows us to create something colorful and fun, but also infuse a bit of nostalgia and feeling into it. Being able to partner with Levi’s to tell our story in a truly unique way was so amazing to develop and learn from”

Levi’s® has long been on the journey to making a positive impact, specifically driving more sustainable production practices and encouraging consumers to buy better and wear longer. The Levi’s® & Who Decides War continues the ongoing conversation on how the fashion industry can drive more action as well as encouraging consumers to purchase products with purpose.

ABOUT THE LEVI’S® BRAND:

The Levi’s® brand epitomizes classic American style and effortless cool. Since their invention by Levi Strauss & Co. in 1873, Levi’s® jeans have become one of the most recognizable garments of clothing in the world – capturing the imagination and loyalty of people for generations. Today, the Levi’s® brand portfolio continues to evolve through a relentless pioneering and innovative spirit that is unparalleled in the apparel industry. Our range of leading jeanswear and accessories are available in more than 110 countries, allowing individuals around the world to express their personal style. For more information about the Levi’s® brand, its products and stores, please visit levi.com.

ABOUT NTWRK:

NTWRK is the premier North American livestream shopping platform where “entertainment meets e-commerce” (Forbes). Built on a digitally-innovative model of daily product drops, livestream shopping festivals, and exclusive partnerships with world-renowned brands and creators, NTWRK has fostered an organic global community of artists and fans since its launch in 2018. The brand has captured the attention of tech and business media alike—recently winning Forbes’ “America’s Best Start-Up Employer,” a Webby Award for “Apps & Software- Shopping,” Ad Age’s “Hottest Brands,” and multiple Fast Company recognitions including “Most Innovative Companies,” and “Brands that Matter.” Under the motto “Shop, Watch, Connect” and with investors including Jimmy Iovine, Live Nation, Drake, Goldman Sachs, luxury brand Kerring and more, NTWRK provides a curated digital shopping experience that resonates with Gen-Z and millennial consumers.