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Variety Hitmakers Celebration

Variety’s fifth annual Hitmakers celebration took place on Saturday December 4th, 2021, where an array of top individuals in the music industry were recognized for their revolutionary accomplishments in the year of 2021. The invitation-only brunch event was presented by Peacock and the streamer’s comedy series “Girls5Eva.” Amazon Music hosted a red-carpet pre-show before the celebration underwent.

360 Magazine was the guest of Wagoneer, the official partner of the Hitmakers celebration. The all-new 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer was showcased onsite at the event. The brand-new Wagoneer encompasses an innovative style paired with progressive technology. The Wagoneer showcases a pioneering spirit paired with legendary capability. What Wagoneer does in the realm of automobile experiences is exactly what the honorees of this celebration do in the music industry; they both push the envelope and delve into uncharted territory, ultimately making history.

The brunch and celebration acknowledged distinguished writers, executives, producers and artists that have had a hand in the most groundbreaking music of the year. Billie Eilish, Finneas, the City Girls, Lana Del Rey, Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X, Normani, Olivia Rodrigo and Kali Uchis were all in attendance. Such awards that were recognized at the event included:

City Girls – The Future is Female Award presented by Motown Records

Lil Nas X – Innovator of the Year

Normani – Collaborator of the Year

BTS “Butter” – Record of the Year

Olivia Rodrigo – Songwriter of the Year

Jack Harlow – Hitmaker of Tomorrow

Lana Del Rey – Decade Award

Billie Eilish and Finneas – Film Song of the Year

Kali Uchis – Crossover Award

Steven Victor – Hitbreaker of the Year

Polo G – Rising Star ward presented by Amazon music

Ron Perry and Jennifer Mallory Columbia Records – Label of the Year

Mike Dean – Producer of the Year

Wendy Goldstein – A&R Award

Max Lousada – Executive of the Year

Austin Rosen – Manager of the Year

As the awardees were recognized for their successes throughout the year, several cameos were showcased. BTS curated a video accepting their award for Record of the Year for the song “Butter.” Like BTS, Steven Victor, too, sent in a video accepting his award for Hitbreaker of the Year. Other cameo videos congratulating the esteemed group of individuals were sent in from the Jonas brothers, Ed Sheeran and the cast of Girls5eva.

The impeccable design of the venue curated an unforgettable experience for all the honorees and attendees. Several photo op sceneries were created at the outside portion of the venue. The event even had a Girls5eva gif booth where guests could curate their own original gifs. All around, the venue was decorated with bouquets of flowers at each table and at the main stage. Guests were offered brunch inside of the venue that had a wide assortment of delicious treats.

Variety’s Hitmakers celebration showcased and celebrated a wide array of esteemed individuals in the music industry. These groundbreaking names in the music industry were truly honored at the event.

By: McKinley Franklin

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McKinley Franklin for use by 360 Magazine

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Juice WRLD × Fighting Demons

December 9 marks the inaugural Juice WRLD Day in Chicago, IL. The Live Free 999 Fund, which honors the legacy of Juice WRLD through giving support to young individuals in their own personal battles, will bring people together to commemorate his life and music. Juice WRLD Day will see his closest family, friends, collaborators and fans come together to celebrate and continue on his legacy.

For more information on the Live Free 999 Fund see HERE.

Viewers can experience Juice WRLD Day no matter where they are by live streaming on the Amazon Music app and the Amazon Music channel on Twitch at 8PM CT/ 9PM ET on Thursday, December 9.

Juice WRLD Day precedes the release of the new Juice WRLD album Fighting Demons. The cover and track list of Fighting Demons has just been released, and tracks include collaborations with artists like Justin Bieber, Polo G, Trippie Redd and SUGA of BTS.

Pre-save Fighting Demons (Grade A/ Interscope) HERE.

Fighting Demons TRACKLIST

1.) Burn

2.) Already Dead

3.) You Wouldn’t Understand

4.) Wandered To LA (with Justin Bieber)

5.) Eminem Speaks

6.) Rockstar In His Prime

7.) Doom

8.) Go Hard

9.) Juice WRLD Speaks

10.) Not Enough

11.) Feline (with Polo G & Trippie Redd)

12.) Relocate

13.) Juice WRLD Speaks 2

14.) Until The Plug Comes Back Around

15.) From My Window

16.) Girl Of My Dreams (feat. SUGA of BTS)

17.) Feel Alone

18.) My Life In A Nutshell

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Tips For Smart Home Devices During Thanksgiving

November brings a great amount of excitement in the air – football season is in full swing, basketball is about to start, and Thanksgiving and holiday shopping are right around the corner.

Of course, that also means half of America’s football teams are already out of contention, and people have already begun to stress about Thanksgiving planning and their holiday shopping.

Fortunately, with all the “smart home” devices now at our disposal, everyone’s Thanksgiving Day preparation and cooking this year is sure to be “smarter” than ever. From smart thermometers and smart vacuums to Amazon Echo and Alexa devices, Thanksgiving Day prep and cooking should be a snap. 

Smart Devices Can Still Cause Frustrations

Unfortunately, a house filled with smart devices doesn’t necessarily make our cooking experience that much smarter. According to a recent survey, 74% of connected consumers have experienced technical challenges in the past year. Even before the pandemic, 36% of smart device owners said they haven’t connected their product because they don’t know how. In addition to product issues, 55% of respondents said their internet speeds have been slower since the pandemic began.

Just having a connected home doesn’t always mean it’s smooth sailing for smart device connectivity. Here are a few tips from personal tech support experts to keep technical frustrations to a minimum on Turkey Day.

  •   Use your Amazon Echo Show to view your favorite recipes. Pause, playback, etc. and see the recipe on the screen as you go. Need other food ideas, just ask Alexa for top Thanksgiving recipes!
  •   Make shopping for your groceries simpler with free apps like AnyList. Just download the app, register, and then start creating custom lists. Want to share your list with a family member or friend, no problem, that’s easy, just send the list from within the app to their email address. Once they click the link and download the app they will be able to see your list and add, change, delete items.
  •   Want to put a little pep in your meal prep? Use your smart speaker to play your favorite holiday songs while you’re cooking. Did you know that if you are an Amazon Prime member you get access to Amazon Music for free? Just ask Alexa to play your favorite tunes like “Alexa, play Feeling Thankful music.”  Also, did you know that iHeart Radio is free as well? Just download and register the app, make sure to add the “skill” to your Amazon Alexa app to let it work with iHeart Radio.  Try “Alexa, play iHeart Christmas Rock.”
  •   Want to start decorating for holidays early? Pick up some smart plugs and connect your holiday lights, tree and other electric devices and then create a “group” like “Holidays inside”.  Then, use your Google or Amazon device for voice commands like “Hey Google, turn on Holidays inside” and watch as all your gadgets turn on.
  •   Did you know you can use your Google Home device, your Amazon Echo device, or your iPhone Siri service to set multiple timers to keep track of your food cook times?  Try “Alexa, remind me in 15 minutes to check the turkey.
  •   Made a mess while cooking and too tired to clean it up yourself, use your smart vacuum to do some post-Thanksgiving cooking cleanup. You can create custom rooms with your iRobot app and then just send it directly to the room that needs a little extra tidying up.

Planning Can Save Frustration

Plan and make sure all your home’s smart devices are connected and working properly by contacting your tech support specialist home consultants ahead of the big day. You can also use a Wi-Fi speed check to make sure your Internet network speed is running at an optimal level when more family members begin to arrive and there are even more devices in the home running off your Wi-Fi. What’s more, you’ll want to check and make sure all your smart devices used in the kitchen are near the internet router, or if they are too far away there are always solutions like mesh routers and new Wi-Fi 6 routers that can extend your Wi-Fi range. Remember, slower internet speeds don’t always mean it’s your internet service provider’s fault.

About The Author: Scott McKinley is AVP, Global New Product Development for Personal TechPro, the connected device premium tech support solution for the Pocket Geek Home solution.

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AMAZON MUSIC AND ZHU DEBUT

SEATTLE, WA September 10, 2021

Today, Amazon Music released Welcome to Dreamland, a brand-new documentary following the story of Grammy-nominated artist ZHU’s  journey back to the stage after a year when live music hit pause. Featuring behind-the-scenes footage and intimate interviews, the documentary captures what it’s like to take the stage for six historic sold out shows at Red Rocks Amphitheater with ZHU. Watch the full documentary HERE.

An artist whose career began shrouded in mystery, ZHU reveals his story for the first time in Amazon Music’s latest documentary; representing an exciting new era for the enigmatic GRAMMY-nominated artist. Featuring his Amazon Original track. Welcome to Dreamland touches on the cryptic image and persona that shrouds ZHU’s world, his music, his fashion, his fans’ and visually encapsulates the thrilling feeling of the return to live music for a string of shows at Red Rocks.

“Over the last several projects, I have explored many different sounds and ideas not knowing the outcome. It is only with my fans’ love and support that I continue to innovate and be the best that I can.” said ZHU. “Thank you, Amazon Music, for helping me share a piece of Dreamland through this documentary. I want the fans to know that Dreamland is just beginning. Buckle up.”

 

Watch “Welcome to Dreamland” here:

https://youtu.be/ZM3BfCeyFpU 

Download Hi-Res Stills:

https://amznstudios.box.com/s/u42cr006s6z7qj75z3w45dwn8fgf43wd

 

The documentary comes after ZHU and Amazon Music came together to release a brand new;Summer Sessions Playlist, Amazon Music’s annual series featuring summer playlists and Amazon Original songs from top DJs and producers. Released earlier this summer, ZHU curated a wide-ranging playlist that featured iconic summer jams ranging from Maceo Plex’s remix of R&b. Listen to the playlist here.

Listen to ZHU’s Summer Sessions playlist here:

https://amzn.to/ZHUSummerSession

 

Tickets are on sale now at http://www.dreamland2021.live/ for ZHU’s October 10 and 11 shows at Los Angeles Greek Theatre and his November 24, 26 and 27 dates at Avant Gardener in Brooklyn. ZHU will perform a unique show each night. Shiba San will join as special guest on all dates.

 

ZHU Dreamland Tour Dates

10/10: Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre

10/11: Los Angeles, CA;@ The Greek Theatre

11/2 ;New York, NY;@ Avant Gardner

11/26: New York, NY;@ Avant Gardner

11/27: New York, NY;@ Avant Gardner

 

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Lance Carpenter × You’re Beautiful

#1 hit songwriter/singer Lance Carpenter releases his new single, “You’re Beautiful.” The song is the seventh single released off Carpenter’s ambitious project The Demo Sessions, where he’s releasing one song per month in 2021. The Demo Sessions includes 12 songs, 19 co-writers, 11 producers and 18 musicians.

In the story behind the song, Carpenter explains that this single is a departure from his traditional country sound as he didn’t intend to sing the song when he wrote it with fellow songwriters Steve Diamond and Pavel Dovgalyuk.

“We originally wrote the song for a European artist,” says Lance Carpenter. “We sent the demo with my vocal to the sound engineer in Germany and when the artist didn’t show up for his recording session, they took my demo vocal, mastered it as a dance mix and sent it back to us. We were blown away.”

Carpenter describes the single as an original song with a universal message of love and acceptance in a country dance mix perfect for the summer! Carpenter is asking fans to share their stories of who is beautiful in their lives on his socials.

“It’s so different from anything I’ve done before,” says Carpenter. “It was kind of a happy accident. I hope fans will enjoy it and dance!”

“You’re Beautiful” is now available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music and more. Carpenter also created a very touching Lyric Video that is now available on his YouTube Channel.

Lance’s talent and passion for his craft was recently recognized as he was awarded Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2021 Arkansas Country Music Awards last month.

In addition, Lance Carpenter has launched Music Row Coach, an online mentoring community for artists and songwriters, where they can have access to Lance and other music industry veterans. The platform offers video lessons, exclusive workshops, and live coaching sessions to help artists understand the fundamentals of songwriting and the music business in order to succeed in their career.

“Music is my passion, but mentoring is my purpose,” says Lance Carpenter. “I want to open up doors that weren’t opened for me and I want to build doors that aren’t available now. I want to help others achieve their dreams.”

For more information, visit Lance Carpenter’s website and the Music Row Coach website.

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PEACH TREE RASCALS — OH HONEY (I LOVE YOU)

Today, California misfit collective Peach Tree Rascals share a new music video for “Oh Honey (I Love You),” a sentimental track off of their debut EP, Camp Nowhere, released March 26 via Homemade Projects/10K Projects. Produced by James Bahmen and directed by creative house Kids Don’t Know, the new music video shares the enduring love story of an elderly couple in flashbacks to their younger years, when they first fell in love. Starring bandmate Joseph Barros as the main character, the new video is a testament of lasting enduring devotion, featuring cameos from each of the Rascals. Watch the music video for “Oh Honey (I Love You)” HERE.

The new music video arrives shortly after Peach Tree Rascals’ breakout hit “Mariposa” became RIAA-certified Gold, and after the group’s new cover of John Mayer’s “Stop This Train,” available now exclusively on Amazon Music. In the past year, the group has received praise from Billboard, Forbes, The Fader, VMAN, BuzzFeed, and more.

Peach Tree Rascals largely wrote and recorded their debut EP Camp Nowhere in seclusion, finding inspiration while camping. Centered on themes of recovery and healing which they attribute to their increased time outdoors during quarantine, the Rascals debut EP is a comforting and optimistic album for the times.

Camp Nowhere came from the idea that a lot of people have been using the isolation of quarantine and the state of the world to dig deeper into themselves and figure out what’s important to them,” rapper/singer Tarrek shares. “For some it’s discovering a new hobby, or that it’s time to move on to a new place. For PTR, it was taking a week in Yosemite to dive into our creativity. We’ve always done a combination of sounds that inspire us all. This feels like all of our inspirations mixed together.”

To date, Peach Tree Rascals has garnered 400M+ streams across platforms and count 6M+ Spotify monthly listeners. Their breakthrough hit “Mariposa” charted to #1 on the Alternative Radio Chart and has been co-signed by Lizzo and Harry Styles.

WHO ARE THE PEACH TREE RASCALS?

More of a brotherhood than a collective, The Rascals blend a seemingly effortless knack for melody with layers of rich harmony and R&B grooves. Recording together since their high school days, producer/mixer Dominic “Dom” Pizano, rappers-singers Issac Pech, Tarrek Abdel-Khaliq, Joseph Barros, and creative director Jorge Olazaba united with the intent of seeking musical growth and companionship. With most of the members being second-generation Americans (the sons of Palestinian, Filipino and Mexican immigrants), they quickly realized a deep, natural connection with one another, and grew into a single, harmonious unit. You can buy their merchandise HERE.

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LIL WAYNE DROPS “NFL” MUSIC VIDEO

Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning music icon Lil Wayne drops the fast-paced music video for his latest single “NFL.” The video features Gudda Gudda & HoodyBaby and was released via Young Money Records/Republic Records. Scenes from the “NFL” music video are also featured in Amazon Prime Video’s new live sports promo.
Lil Wayne has also curated his own playlist for Amazon Music titled “Handpicked with Lil Wayne: Songs for Game Day,” featuring 28 songs including a mix of his own music as well as music from Roddy Ricch, 2 Chainz, Lil Baby, and others. To listen to “Handpicked with Lil Wayne” on Amazon Music, ask you Alexa, “Alexa, play Handpicked with Lil Wayne.” You can also head over to Amazon Music. Be sure to follow Prime Video’s @SportsOnPrime Twitter and Instagram feed for additional exclusive Lil Wayne content.
The “NFL” music video follows the release of the highly anticipated Tha Carter V Deluxe Edition. The 33-song album includes new contributions from Raekwon, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane and Post Malone. Wayne has been on a hot-streak in 2020 – releasing his fifth No. 1 album Funeral, as well as releasing fan-favorite projects on digital streaming platforms, including Free Weezy Album (FWA) and No Ceilings mixtape.
Wayne also showcased his undeniable talent as a host with the launch of the highly successful- Young Money Radio – on Apple Music, which featured an all-star lineup of guests including Dr. Dre, Drake, Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Kevin Hart and many more.
Lil Wayne rewrote the entire game in his image. The five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum rap icon, Young Money Entertainment founder, acclaimed author, skater, philanthropist, and history-making superstar left an indelible tattoo on the culture.
By 2020, he cemented his legacy forever as “one of the best-selling artists of all time, tallying sales in excess of 100 million records worldwide with 15 million albums and 37 million digital tracks sold in the United States alone. Not to mention, he garnered 11 BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, two MTV VMAs, and eight NCAAP Image Awards. Among many milestones, he emerged as “the first male artist to surpass Elvis Presley with the most entries on the BillboardHot 100, logging a staggering 109 entries.
With a discography highlighted by two consecutive #1 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 with 2008’s triple-platinum three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning opus Tha Carter III and its double-platinum 2011 successor Tha Carter IV, he completed the series with Tha Carter V in 2018. Not only did it clinch #1 on the Billboard Top 200, but it also achieved “the second-largest streaming week for an album in history.Every song on the tracklisting charted on the Billboard Hot 100 as he became “the first artist to debut two songs in the top 5.
This bulldozed the way for his thirteenth full-length album, Funeral, a year later. Simultaneously, Wayne owns and operates Young Money Entertainment as C.E.O. The company ignited the careers of two of the most successful artists ever—Drake and Nicki Minaj. The committed philanthropist founded The One Family Foundation too.

Lil Wayne – NFL

Lil Wayne released a brand new single Monday titled “NFL,” which features Gudda Gudda & HoodyBaby.

The new song is produced by Boi-1da and !llmind and will be the featured song as Amazon Prime takes over Thursday Night Football beginning this week when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit the Chicago Bears.

You can listen to “NFL” by clicking right here.

With the song comes a playlist for game days curated by Lil Wayne. It’s composed of 28 songs and includes his own music as well as songs from Roddy Ricch, 2 Chainz, Lil Baby and others. To hear the playlist, you can tell Alexa to, “Play Handpicked with Lil Wayne.”

Lil Wayne is coming off the release of the deluxe edition of “Tha Carter V“, a 33-song album which dropped Sept. 25. The album includes features from artists like Raekwon, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, Post Malone, Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar and more. He also released a brand new album in Jan. titled “Funeral.”

He recently hosted the highly-successful show “Young Money Radio” on Apple Music, which can be seen by clicking right here. Guests on the show included Dr. Dre, Drake, Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Kevin Hart and more. You can see the show by clicking right here.

Lil Wayne is a five-time GRAMMY Award-winner. He founded Young Money Entertainment and is widely recognized, not just as a rapper, but as an author, a skater and a philanthropist.

With 15 million album sales and 37 million digital track sales in the United States alone, he is one of the best-selling artists of all time. His 2008 album “Tha Carter III” went triple platinum and won three GRAMMY Awards. He followed it up in 2011 with “Tha Carter IV,” which went double platinum. Both debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200.

He still owns and operates Young Money Entertainment, the label credited with the explosive careers of Drake and Nicki Minaj.

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flor – lmho

Alt-pop band flor has unveiled an official music video for their latest single lmho.

flor has had quite the exciting 2020. Singer/guitarist Zach Grace, bassist Dylan Bauld, guitarist McKinley Kitts, and drummer Kyle Hill released their EP reimagined earlier this year. reimagined features stripped-down recordings of fan-favorite tracks like unsaid, white noise, warm blood, and slow motion. Additionally, the EP includes a cover of Coldplay featuring label-mates MisterWives. Watch the track’s official music video, which premiered on Billboard.

In September 2019 flor released their sophomore full-length ley lines. Singles from ley lines including slow motion and dancing around received praise from publications including Nylon, Ones to Watch, and Earmilk. The reign of ley lines concluded in March when flor wrapped their second US headline tour.

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Bob Marley

Amazon Music [RE]DISCOVER × Bob Marley

Yesterday, Amazon Music launched [RE]DISCOVER, a new global brand developed to support artist catalogs across all music genres. With Bob Marley as the first Artist of the Month, [RE]DISCOVER joins Island Records and Universal Music Enterprises in the year-long celebration of Marley’s 75th birthday and his importance in music history. The brand “showcases carefully curated artist playlists across various genres and takes listeners on a career-spanning journey of musical discovery, or re-discovery, through the featured artist’s entire body of work,” a press release reads.

Learn more about [RE]DISCOVER Bob Marley here.

“[RE]DISCOVER was inspired by what many music fans recognize as one of the great joys of the streaming era: our ability to discover or rediscover great music,” said Adam Block, head of catalog music for Amazon Music, “With [RE]DISCOVER, we’ve created a dedicated umbrella under which all catalog music and the stories that accompany them can be experienced. Whether you’re hearing Bob Marley for the first time, or being reminded of his music again, the reward of that experience is real. We’ve created a destination for catalog music that aims to engage both existing fans, and create next generations of them.”

As part of the launch, [RE]DISCOVER has created a Bob Marley artist store on Amazon.com, including links to stream and download his music; physical music selections, links to related films and books; and a collection of exclusive merchandise including clothing featuring intimate photos of Marley taken by David Burnett, from his published book titled Soul Rebel. Later this year, Amazon Music HD will exclusively stream Legend: The Best of Bob Marley & The Wailers, in immersive 3D Audio on Amazon Music HD. Recording engineer Nick Rives created the immersive mixes at the legendary Capitol Studios, where Bob Marley & the Wailers rehearsed during their first American tour in 1973- for the first time, fans can listen to iconic songs like “I Shot the Sheriff,” “Exodus,” and “Is This Love” mixed in Dolby Atmos.

“My father’s music has moved and inspired legions of fans around the word, and we’re thrilled Amazon Music has developed a campaign that celebrates the rediscovery of his classics while introducing new favorites to the next generation,” said Cedella Marley. “Never has there been a more crucial time for the world to hear my father’s music and message.”

With Friday firmly established as new music release day for fans around the globe Amazon Music has established the first Tuesday of each month as its launch day for catalog music initiatives such as [RE]DISCOVER Artist of the Month, new editorial and marketing initiatives including short video features, and up to 20 new playlists. Among the first [RE]DISCOVER playlists customers can enjoy are [RE]DISCOVER Alanis Morissette, [RE]DISCOVER AC/DC, [RE]DISCOVER The Chicks, [RE]DISCOVER Drake, and many more.

Stream [RE]DISCOVER Bob Marley here.