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The Popcorn Challenge by COOKIE POP and CANDY POP & RSF via 360 MAGAZINE.

The Popcorn Challenge

SNAX-Sational Brands’ COOKIE POP and CANDY POP Launches “The Popcorn Challenge” Initiative Benefitting Ryan Seacrest Foundation, With Live Social Media Kick Off By Lance Bass Ahead Of #GivingTuesday For Annual #SnackGiving Initiative

The Popcorn Challenge: Riverdale’s Hart Denton, Elysee Sanville, Caroline D’Amore, Joel Michaely, Bobby Kennedy III and many more

On November 17th, Cookie Pop and Candy Pop by SNAX-Sational Brands Group hosted the official launch party for The Popcorn Challenge #Snackgiving initiative to benefit the Ryan Seacrest Foundation at Hotel Ziggy in Los Angeles, raising funds for the Seacrest Studios Children’s Hospital network nationwide. Featured DJ sets by Riverdale star Hart Denton, Caroline D’Amore and Ryan Kenney with brand partner Who Has it?

Ahead of #GivingTuesday, the annual global generosity movement that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world, SNAX-Sational Brands is thrilled to launch its annual #SnackGiving campaign to raise funds for the Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF), this year in the form of the ‘The Popcorn Challenge.’ Focused across social platforms such as TikTok and Instagram, The Popcorn Challenge officially launches today, November 15th, and is aiming to engage users and consumers for an interactive giving initiative. On #GivingTuesday, November 29th, Ryan Seacrest will release his very own video in support of The Popcorn Challenge, as Cookie Pop and Candy Pop continue to challenge followers across social media to engage in the promotion through December 15th, 2022 to raise funds and awareness for the Foundation.

The Challenge: From November 15th to December 15th, specifically, the brand is challenging participants to try and catch as much popcorn in their mouth as possible in 10 seconds. To win, the contestant must post a video attempting the challenge for a chance to win a free case of Candy Pop and Cookie Pop popcorn. The grand winner will receive $1,000 and be chosen at random, and 20 other recipients will win a year of popcorn delivery of their flavor choice from the extensive portfolio of popular brands, plus a Who Has It Holiday VIP Gift Box.  The brand will be picking these 20 lucky winners attempting the tasty task with bonus points to those challenging their friends to take on the feat, for the case delivery!  Even unsuccessful attempts will qualify! SNAX-Sational has also partnered with Who Has It? Unboxing company, as their official The Popcorn Challenge partner. Bobby Kennedy III will once again be producing the video content for this holiday initiative.

Challenge Link: Cookie Pop Candy Pop IG Reels Launch Link

Popcorn Challenge Directions To Enter:

  1. Post a video (stories, reels or static) attempting ‘The Popcorn Challenge’ and tag @cookiepop_candypop and @ryanfoundation between Nov. 15th – Dec. 15th.  
  2. (Invite @cookiepop_candypop to be a collaborator if on IG)
  3. Include hashtags: #snackgiving #snacktogive #popcornchallenge #cookiecandypop #ryanfoundation #givingtuesday
  4. Make sure to use the music “Popcorn Challenge!”

SONG: Custom Song created by Bobby Kennedy III for the challenge is available on Apple Music, IG and TikTok, called “Popcorn Challenge,” and users can share it as they go. 

Visit  www.cookiepopcandypop.com and follow @CookiePop_CandyPop to learn more #SnackGiving 

In 2019, Candy Pop and Cookie Pop unveiled its exciting relationship with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF), a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education focused initiatives. RSF’s primary initiative is to build Seacrest Studios, within pediatric hospitals for patients to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media. Aimed to inspire today’s youth through entertainment and education focused initiatives, The Ryan Seacrest Foundation has built 11 state-of-the-art broadcast media centers, named Seacrest Studios, in children’s hospitals across the U.S., with three more slated to open within the next calendar year. Their newest additions will open in 2023 at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital (Memphis, TN) and Cohen Children’s Medical Center (Queens, NY). 

We are excited to team up with SNAX-Sational Brands for another year,” shares Meredith Seacrest, Executive Director & COO for RSF. “Their support is helping us build multiple new Seacrest Studios in pediatric hospitals, while continuing to bring entertaining and uplifting experiences to patients in our existing 11studios.”

We are so thrilled to launch the Popcorn Challenge in support of the incredible efforts of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Giving back is a continuous mission of SNAX-Sational Brands. We are honored to work with such an incredible nonprofit. We are so excited for this holiday season, kicking off with the Popcorn Challenge initiative.” – Adam Cohen, Chief Marketing Officer, SNAX-Sational Brands Group

The Ryan Seacrest Foundation’s focus on helping children is such a noble mission. I was extremely excited to team up with Cookie Pop and Candy Pop with RSF again this year on The Popcorn Challenge ahead of Giving Tuesday. Being a father of two young children, the work of Ryan and the RSF team, and their impact on the Children’s Hospital patients, really hit home and what they do is incredible.  Looking forward to our viral campaign bringing them the attention they deserve and creating excitement for the children and their families.” – Bobby Kennedy III, his most recent film – Fear & Loathing in Aspen – is based on the story of Sheriff Hunter S. Thompson and the 1970 election.

Influencer and talent guests in attendance included Ashlee Keating, Anastasia Nova, Bobby Kennedy III, Carson Leuders, Caroline D’Amore, Chloe Adona, Courtney Revolution, Bleach, Bryan Robinson, David Lee, Ryan Kenney, Dorien Wilson, Elissa Kapneck, Elysee Sanville, Fabian Arnold, Hart Denton, Jarry Lee, Jackson Dollinger, Joel Michaely, Julian Lerner, Katja Glieson, Lindsey Shaw, Loreen Hwang, Mckenki Brooke, Reif Harrison, among many others as well as Snax-Sational Brand CMO and resident snack expert, Adam Cohen. The challenge kicked off with Lance Bass, (Instagram linked here: LINK to Lance Bass Social Kick Off),  on social media on November 15th and will continue until December 15th.

Guests at the fete snacked on Cookie Pop and Candy Pop popcorn in all of their popular flavors including OREO®, TWIX®, CHIPS AHOY!®, Butterfinger®, Sour Patch Kids®, Nutter Butter®, Snickers® and M&Ms Minis® to participate in the Inaugural Popcorn Challenge,  along with Special Edition Holiday Popcorn Flavors Cookie Pop Iced Gingerbread and Candy Pop Peppermint Hot Chocolate  

Attendees also enjoyed specialty cocktails highlighted by Sour Patch Kids and OREO crumble garnishes, and beverages including Star Beer, PassionTree Hard Seltzer, Gancia Sparkling Rose, Caliwater cactus water, NUE vodka and El Cristiano Silver Tequila. Hotel Ziggy served up delicious appetizers such as Mac N Cheese Balls, Fried Chicken Sliders, Beef Sliders, french fries and brick oven pizzas.

Multiple stations and activations welcomed guests, encouraging them to participate in The Popcorn Challenge, from Ziggy’s Backbeat music lounge, Ziggy’s living room, 4th floor recreation lounge, patio and pool area. Oversized popcorn floats and human-filled popcorn balls filled the pool, while 360 booths, popcorn walls, and create your own content stations were at every turn. Who Has It? was on hand to give guests their custom VIP popcorn boxes featuring the Cookie Pop and Candy Pop holiday flavors.

A portion of the proceeds of all retail sales and e-comm sales of all flavors will support the Ryan Seacrest Foundation during the holiday season, benefiting their Seacrest Studios within children’s hospitals across the United States. National retail partner It’Sugar, which features the entire Cookie Pop and Candy Pop flavor portfolio, will also be donating proceeds from the Special Edition Holiday Flavors to the Foundation through December 15th.

The two special seasonal flavors are inspired by signature holiday treats and desserts – Frosting, Gingerbread Cookies, Peppermint Candies and Hot Chocolate. The indulgent combinations of Iced Gingerbread and Peppermint Hot Chocolate, combined with Cookie Pop and Candy Pop’s delicious non-GMO popcorn, makes for the perfect holiday season snack offering to family and friends. AND, it remains guilt-free at only 150 calories per serving. Shop at http://www.cookiepopcandypop.com/collections/shop-all 

SNAX-Sational Brands’ premiere power duo Cookie Pop and Candy Pop, continues to be the innovative popcorn snacking leader combining everyone’s favorite things -ready-to-eat popcorn featuring America’s cookie and candy favorites, yielding the perfect, must-have snack creation. The better-for-you-snack is made 100% in the U.S. with non-GMO corn, is low in sodium and only 150 calories per serving. The popular, low-calorie, cookie or candy-coated line was named a “Top 20 Snack” by Buzzfeed and continues to garner attention amongst consumers, media and celebrities, from Cardi B. to Lance Bass to Kevin Hart to Mario Lopez, Foodgod, Giuliana Rancic,  Kourtney Kardashian, Ashley Greene and Lucy Hale, among many more.

ABOUT COOKIE POP AND CANDY POP 

SNAX-Sational Brands Group premiere popcorn brands, Cookie Pop and Candy Pop, are composed of the popular Cookie Pop and Candy Pop varieties. Since its debut, it has become America’s #1 popcorn brand, featuring flavors such as Cookie Pop with OREO®, Cookie Pop made with CHIPS AHOY!®, Candy Pop made with TWIX®, Candy Pop made with SNICKERS®, Candy Pop made with M&M’s® Minis, Candy Pop made with Peanut M&M’s®, and their latest flavors, Cookie Pop made with NUTTER BUTTER® and Candy Pop made with SOUR PATCH KIDS®, and now their two new proprietary original holiday flavors, Candy Pop Peppermint Hot Chocolate and Cookie Pop Iced Gingerbread. They are the leader in the industry as a sweet & savory pioneer, combining delicious signature candy flavors and cookie coatings with low-sodium, non-GMO corn, at only 150 calories per serving. The combination has become the go-to snacking item at both Hollywood premieres and at-home movie watching. With retail partners such as Walmart, Hy-Vee, Sam’s Club, Costco, Kroger, Food4Less, Five Below, and Stater Bros., the brand continues to debut their latest licensed varieties. Follow @CookiePop_CandyPop #CookiePop #CandyPop on social media for news and updates, and visit the brand’s all new website inclusive of their e-commerce shop online at http://www.cookiepopcandypop.com

ABOUT THE RYAN SEACREST FOUNDATION 

The Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education-focused initiatives. RSF’s first initiative is to build broadcast media centers — Seacrest Studios — within pediatric hospitals for patients to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media. Founded in 2009, RSF currently has Seacrest Studios at hospitals in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Nashville, Orange County, Philadelphia, Orlando and Washington D.C., with Memphis, TN and Queens, NY opening in 2023.

For more information, visit http://www.ryanseacrestfoundation.org

SNAX-Sational Brands partnered with The Anton Eye to bring this digital marketing platform to life and The Influence to produce the Los Angeles launch event on November 17th and lead the PR Campaign. 

The Anton Eye is a Creative Agency focused on strategic content development. The Anton Eye is a Creative Content Agency specializing in marketing solutions built around high-quality media and a ground-level understanding of our client’s needs and vision. From launching shoestring startups to breathing new life into established brands, or large-scale concepts and productions, our diverse, attentive, and experienced team can tackle any situation, big or small. https://www.theantoneye.com/| @theantoneye

The Influence is a global events, public relations, brand partnership and influencer marketing agency with headquarters in Los Angeles. They are skilled with strategic brand integrations and leveraging these partnerships into turnkey media campaigns and integrating key influencer engagement to garner brand awareness. www.theinfluence.com |@theinfluence

Follow @CookiePop_CandyPop  @RyanFoundation #GivingTuesday #SnackGiving for continued updates and visit: www.snaxsationalbrands.com | www.cookiepopcandypop.com

RENEÉ RAPP - EVERYTHING TO EVERYONE via 360 MAGAZINE

RENEÉ RAPP – Everything To Everyone

RISING POP STAR RENEÉ RAPP DROPS 

EMOTIONAL DEBUT EP EVERYTHING TO EVERYONE

LISTEN HERE

Today, singer, actress and performer Reneé Rapp releases her emotionally raw debut EP Everything to Everyone via Interscope Records. The seven-song set is stacked with soaring ballads and polished pop anthems that highlight The Sex Lives of College Girls star’s vocal prowess and versatile talent. 

Everything to Everyone (Interscope Records) by Reneé Rapp is now available at all digital retailers HERE

The stripped-back title track and EP opener explores Rapp’s desire to show up for the important people in her life. Next up is the multi-hyphenate’s breakout single In the Kitchen,”which reflects on a doomed relationship, and a brand new track titled “Colorado” that expresses her desire to leave Los Angeles behind. It’s the kind of unfiltered anthem that made her most recent release, “Don’t Tell My Mom,” so gut-wrenching. On the track, Rapp details her tumultuous, tight knit relationship with her mother. “Don’t tell my mom, I’m fallin’ apart,” she belts over minimal synths. “She hurts when I hurt, my scars are her scars.” The EP is rounded out by the songs “What Can I Do,” “Too Well,” and “Moon,” each of which showcases a slightly different shade of Rapp’s musical palate. It’s the kind of collection with a song for every mood or emotional state. 

After probably 4 years of talking about putting out a project— my EP is here”, Rapp says of the new release. “I’m anxious and super fucking excited for you to hear. I hope you love it. and if you don’t love it, please don’t tell me. I’m super sensitive.” 

The EP follows the singles “Don’t Tell My Mom,” “In the Kitchen,” and “Tattoos,” which have amassed more than 22 million combined streams. Throughout her career, Rapp has displayed a knack for captivating audiences with vibrant performances and unbridled energy. Outside of music, she stars in the hit HBO Max series The Sex Lives of College Girls, which has its season 2 premiere next week. It’s a role that calls for brilliant comedic timing and dramatic prowess, both of which the newcomer has in spades. With Everything to Everyone, Rapp underlines the breadth and depth of her talent, veering from soaring ballads to uptempo pop anthems without missing a beat. 

ABOUT RENEÉ RAPP:

Reneé Rapp knew she was born to perform ever since she was a child. Even in her earliest memories, her love of music was always present. “I couldn’t sit still in the car unless there was music,” she says. “Otherwise, I would cry the entire time.” The North Carolina native began harnessing her natural creativity by writing and recording songs when she was just a teenager. Eventually, her career took off when she landed the coveted role of Regina George in the Tony-nominated Mean Girls musical on Broadway. Shortly after, she found widespread recognition and praise—from the likes of W, Harper’s Bazaar, and The Hollywood Report for her performance as “Leighton” on the HBO Max series “The Sex Lives of College Girls” written by Mindy Kaling. Now, more empowered than ever, Rapp turns her attention back to music, where sharing threadbare insecurities on “Tattoos” is just the beginning. “I was called ‘crazy’ a lot growing up because I didn’t know what was going on with me,” she says. “As I got older and started going to therapy, I reclaimed the word in a way that feels good to me.” In this song and in the rest of her music to come Rapp leans into a uniquely bold showcase of vulnerability to connect with her ever-growing fandom. Eager to continue to share her emotions with the world, Reneé has much more music on the way under her recent signing to Interscope Records. 

Reneé Rapp “Everything To Everyone”

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WIZKID “MORE LOVE, LESS EGO” by Fawaz Ibrahim via 360 MAGAZINE

Wizkid – MORE LOVE, LESS EGO

NIGERIAN GRAMMY AWARD WINNING SUPERSTAR 

WIZKID 

RELEASES HIS FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM 

MORE LOVE, LESS EGO

VIA STARBOY/SONY MUSIC INTERNATIONAL/RCA RECORDS

LISTEN HERE

NEW YORK SHOW AT MSG ON NOVEMBER 16TH – BUY TICKETS HERE

APPLE MUSIC LIVE PERFORMANCE AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 14TH

“Africa’s biggest pop star” GQ

“To see Wizkid perform is to comprehend his prowess as an entertainer.”Vogue 

“Nigerian superstar Wizkid has a global audience listening.” Billboard 


Today, GRAMMY Award-winning and multi-Platinum selling Nigerian superstar Wizkid release his fifth studio album More Love, Less Ego via Starboy/Sony Music International/RCA Records – click here to listen. Prior to the album dropping, Wizkid released Money & Love and his P2J-produced (whose credits also include Beyoncé, Doja Cat andBurna Boy) single “Bad To Me.” To coincide with his latest release, Apple Music will release an Apple Music Live performance with Wiz on November 14th and his first-ever Madison Square Garden show in New York is happening on November 16th – buy tickets here.

Listen to the album More Love, Less Ego HERE

Watch “Bad To Me” HERE

Recently, Wizkid reached a momentous career milestone as his 2020 Grammy nominated album Made in Lagos, with over a billion streams to its name, was awarded Gold Certified from the RIAA. The album’s 2021 deluxe version had the Justin Bieber remixed lead single Essence” (featuring Tems) that peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, won a 2022 BET Award for “Best Collaboration”  and a 2022 NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding International Song,” in addition to being the first Nigerian song to chart on both the Hot 100 and Global 200 charts. The original Grammy nominated version of the single featuring Tems is a 2x Platinum smash hit that reached #1 at Urban Radio and #1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.


Also, this year, Wizkid has collaborated with Chris Brown for his track Call Me Every Day”, headlined Rolling Loud in Toronto, and performed at festivals around the world including Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, Afro Nation in Portugal, Oh My Fest in Amsterdam, Essence Fest in New Orleans, and more. Wiz is currently up for two nominations – “Favorite Afrobeats Artist” and “Favorite R&B Song” (“Essence” with Tems) for the 2022 American Music Awards.

More Love, Less Ego Album Tracklist

01 Money & Love

09 Balance 

03 Bad To Me

04 2 Sugar feat. Ayra Starr

05 Everyday

06 Slip N Slide feat. Skillibeng & Shenseaa

07 Deep                                                                                                                      

08 Flower Pads

02 Wow feat.Skepta & Naira Marley

10 Pressure 

11 Plenty Loving

12 Special feat. Don Toliver

13 Frames (Who’s Gonna Know)

About Wizkid:

Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (aka Wizkid) began his career in music when he was just 11 years old in Lagos, Nigeria. His first record, Lil Prinz, was recorded in 2001 in collaboration with Glorious Five, a group consisting of Balogun and his friends from church. In 2006, he started pursuing music full-time, at first collaborating with various Nigerian pop acts including OJB JezreelNaeto C, and Banky W. By 2011, he was ready to record his debut studio album as a solo artist: Superstar was released via Empire Mates Entertainment to great critical and public acclaim across Africa, propelling him to stardom in his home country. After multiple delays and label disagreements, Balogun released his sophomore album titled Ayo in 2014. This second studio album had a multitude of guest appearances, including a spot from Femi Kuti. It also featured Balogun’s global breakthrough track “Ojuelegba.” Not only did the single cement his status as one of Nigeria’s biggest pop acts, it was also picked up and remixed by Drake and Skepta, thrusting Wizkid into the international spotlight. In return, Wizkid appeared on Drake‘s 2016 smash single “One Dance.” 

In March 2017, it was announced that Wizkid had signed a major deal with RCA and Sony International, which released his third LP, Sounds From the Other Side, later that year. A handful of singles appeared in advance of the album, including “Daddy Yo”, “Sweet Love” and “Come Closer”, and were successful; the latter is certified Gold in the USA and the UK . 

Following his impressive international campaign, Wizkid refocused energy on his Starboy imprint in Africa. From releasing viral records like “Soco” with his affiliate acts to securing partnerships with brands such as Puma, Wizkid has solidified himself as a millennial pioneer for African entertainment. As an ode to his hometown, Wizkid released his fourth full-length project titled Made in Lagos in 2020 with guest appearances from Burna BoySkeptaDamian MarleyH.E.R, Ella Mai, and more. The album is the highest charting Nigerian album on the Billboard 200 of all time, the longest charting Nigerian album of the century on Billboard World Albums chart, and the first and only African album to be RIAA certified Gold in the US with half a million in sale units. Hit single “Essence” became the first Nigerian song to feature on the Billboard Hot 100 and peak #1 on US urban radio. Made in Lagos, along with his Grammy award winning feature with Beyonce and five sellout shows at the o2 Arena, prove Wizkid’s movement to be one of lasting global impact.

Listen to More Love, Less Ego:

Multi: https://Wizkid.lnk.to/MoreLoveLessEgo

Watch “Bad To Me”:

YouTube: https://Wizkid.lnk.to/BTMVid

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Blair Lee releases Flower Mind via 360 MAGAZINE.

BLAIR LEE – FLOWER MIND

BLAIR LEE TENDS TO HER THOUGHTS AS IF THEY WERE A GARDEN IN “FLOWER MIND” – STREAM

FINAL SINGLE BEFORE HER DEBUT EP THE PUPPY GAME

ARRIVES ON DECEMBER 2 – PRE-SAVE

WATCH THE “FLOWER MIND” VISUALIZER BY DROOPHEAD HERE

An act of cultivating her own garden, Blair Lee today releases the wishful new single “Flower Mind.” The final single before the December 2 release date of her debut EP The Puppy Game, the song pulses like a heartbeat through narratives of wanting your own life to have as much color as other peoples’ seem to have, whether it be real or a façade – Stream.

“I was sitting on the streetcar going nowhere – I had no plans other than to leave the apartment. I saw a girl riding her bike along the waterfront, a basket of flowers hanging off her handlebars and I thought ‘hmm… I’d like to be like that.’ She looked like she had some place to be,” Blair said about the inception of this track. Continuing, she said “Flower Mind” is about, “Having strong envy for certain characters/people I encounter who seem so bright and bubbly and charismatic and charming.”

Over the past few months, Blair has been rolling out a few of the singles off of her upcoming EP. The first release “Hurdles” was followed by “Peachy World,” both of which were produced by close collaborator ModMaxx (Drake, Roy Woods, Tinashe). Throughout this rollout, Blair has been on the cover of Spotify’s Indie Pop + Chill, joining previous support from the likes of New Music Friday CA, Fresh Finds and Fresh Finds Indie.

ABOUT BLAIR LEE

Blair Lee is driven by her feelings.

That momentum comes through in the soft ways her music explores the darkness that comes before the light, in the cinematic promise of a happier ending. Blair uses her lyrics to work through the things she doesn’t understand and the places she doesn’t fit in. Through some of the sadness, hope and warmth always make their way through. Her songs perfectly pair a delicate vocal style with her penchant for 90s style electric guitars and the kind of stark honesty that evokes a gentle nostalgia.

A classically trained pianist, Blair started making music when she was 10 and living in Cambridge, Ontario. She would use techniques learned through her music classes and apply them to songs she wrote herself. Sometimes learning by ear, she was drawn to the “minor” parts of songs. Chords and chord progressions are the emotions of the songs, and Blair learned to use them to color her own music.

Blair finds inspiration in the little things: her friends, interesting strangers, walks in the woods, moments of stillness, small towns, and quiet thoughts. She’s drawn to stories and the ways that music can shape and hold them. On December 2, she will release her debut EP, The Puppy Game.

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Photo: Felice Trinidad

Carly Rae Jepsen releases The Loneliest Time via 360 MAGAZINE.

Carly Rae Jepsen – The Loneliest Time

GRAMMY®, Juno- and Polaris Prize-nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen releases her highly anticipated fifth studio album today.  The Loneliest Time features already released singles “Western Wind,” “Beach House,” “Talking To Myself” and the sparkling, disco inspired title track “The Loneliest Time” featuring Rufus Wainwright. 

The glamourous and whimsical video for “The Loneliest Time” was directed by GRAMMY® Award winning director Brantley Gutierrez and features Jepsen and Wainwright calling out to one another during the loneliest time of the night. The track is seeing a moment on TikTok with fans using the sound snippet “I’m coming back for you baby… I’m coming back for you” to create content that showcases things they do, things they have been neglecting and things they are excited about. Carly herself has even joined in on the fun.

The Loneliest Time is out now via 604/Schoolboy/Interscope Records and available at all digital retailers

Jepsen is currently out on the road headlining her North American The So Nice Tour. For a complete list of tour dates, and to purchase tickets, visit HERE.

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Canadian Singer/Songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen on the cover of 360 MAGAZINE.
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GIGI - “FIGURINES” via 360 MAGAZINE

GIGI – “FIGURINES”

GIGI’S NEW SINGLE, “FIGURINES,” IS OUT TODAY – LISTEN HERE

BROOKLYN BASED SINGER-SONGWRITER WRAPS UP TOUR WITH NOAH CYRUS AT THE WILTERN IN LOS ANGELES ON NOVEMBER 4

Breakout artist gigi gives a tour de force vocal performance on her new single, ”Figurines,” released today via Mogul Vision/Interscope Records. On the dreamy, self-penned track, which she recorded in Nashville, gigi examines mortality and the process of forging one’s own path. Mike Zara and Aidan Hobbs produced and play on “Figurines,” combining haunting keyboards with plaintive guitar and adding accordion and saxophone as the song builds to an emotional close. Listen to “Figurines” HERE. View the visualizer HERE.

“’Figurines’ is about the circle of life, fear of death, and the lengths people go to immortalize themselves. There are many areas of my life i can point in my early development that have influenced this sort of existential thorn i have. Your brain is a hard drive and you can never erase anything from it. Your experiences are with you always but you can work past them. Writing about my fears of mortality help me come to terms with it myself,” said gigi. 

Born in New Jersey, raised in Florida and now based in Brooklyn, gigi is currently on her first national tour, providing direct support on Noah Cyrus’ North American run. The Hardest Part Tour, which stops at The Truman in Kansas City tonight, concludes on November 4 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. While many of the remaining shows are sold out, limited tickets are available HERE for some dates. See below for itinerary.

Check out this snippet of gigi performing “Sometimes (Backwood)” on the tour. After sharing the track on TikTok in 2021, she released the single independently. It racked up 18 million streams in the first six months and combined global streams now surpass 72 million. Hailing gigi as “one of Gen Z’s breakout artists,”  Medium tracked the song’s organic growth in this feature, and said, “[‘Sometimes (Backwood)’] is a torrent of raw emotion…Let’s see what gigi does next.” 

“Figurines” is the latest in a remarkable string of follow-up singles from gigi that include “The Man,” “When She Smiles” and “Glue.” Depicting the life of a queer twenty-something with raw honesty and all-enveloping beauty, the songs showcase her blunt yet tender poetry amid windswept landscapes of acoustic guitars, swooping strings and delicate reverb.  

gigi on tour

All dates supporting Noah Cyrus

10/28 Kansas City, MO The Truman

10/29 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre   SOLD OUT

10/31 Denver, CO  Summit Music Hall

11/1 Salt Lake City, UT The Grand at The Complex SOLD OUT

11/3 San Francisco, CA August Hall   SOLD OUT

11/4 Los Angeles, CA  The Wiltern

gigi – “Figurines” eSingle

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Pandora: https://gigi.lnk.to/figurines/pandora

Soundcloud: https://gigi.lnk.to/figurines/soundcloud

Spotify: https://gigi.lnk.to/figurines/spotify

Tidal: https://gigi.lnk.to/figurines/tidal

YouTube Music: https://gigi.lnk.to/figurines/youtubemusic

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WHITE REAPER “ASKING FOR A RIDE” via 360 MAGAZINE

WHITE REAPER – “ASKING FOR A RIDE”

WHITE REAPER ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ASKING FOR A RIDE

SHARE NEW SONG & MUSIC VIDEO – “PAGES”

ANNOUNCE 2023 NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

NARROW HEAD, MILITARIE GUN, TAIPEI HOUSTON & MAMALARKY

ASKING FOR A RIDE ARRIVES JANUARY 27TH

White Reaper have announced details of their new album Asking for a Ride, which will be released January 27th on Elektra Entertainment and is available for pre-order today [album art / track listing below]. The band have also shared the new song, “Pages” which is available now on all streaming platforms and joined by a Lance Bangs directed music video – watch it HERE.

Elaborating on “Pages” and Asking for a Ride, vocalist / guitarist Tony Esposito remarked, “It seems like Pages’ could’ve easily existed on one of our earlier records, it’s just a few chords and a simple melody; but because of that, I’d say that it’s pretty unique to the rest of our new album. We can’t wait to show everyone what we’ve been working on.”

Director Lance Bangs commented on the “Pages” video adding, “White Reaper are a joy to make things with, 5 guys that are good company in recording studios, house parties, live shows, and anywhere else you can spend time among them. We had a great experience shooting saturated color motion picture film on handheld cameras for the ‘Real Long Time‘ video for their previous album, and I wanted to get everyone together for an outdoor daylight look in one of my favorite architectural public spaces, the Keller Fountain in Portland Oregon. It was designed in the late 60s and opened to the public in 1970. It’s an enduring free space where people can spend time. We filmed on a bright, warm afternoon and conjured up a video that feels like the song: dynamic, catchy, genuine.”

Recorded and largely self-produced in Nashville with the help of close friend and engineer Jeremy Ferguson, Asking for a Ride finds the Louisville band taking a more direct and in-your-face approach, prioritizing the collection’s raw energy and its ability to translate live through ripping and nervy compositions. It’s White Reaper at their most exciting – dialing up the chrome-plated riffs and monster hooks – a welcome reminder of just how much fun rock music can be.

“We ask ourselves: Does it sound good when we play it in the room together?’ And if it does, those are the songs we want to pursue,” Esposito noted.

Guitarist Hunter Thompson concurred: “We started to recognize how we operate best as a band.”

The band teased additional new music from their forthcoming LP in an album trailer released earlier this week – watch it HERE.

In addition to the news of their forthcoming album, White Reaper have also revealed plans for a run of 2023 North American headline tour dates. The upcoming “Asking for a Ride” tour will feature special guests Narrow Head, Militarie Gun, Taipei Houston, and Mamalarky on select dates, and will kick off February 7th [tour itinerary below]. Pre-sale tickets for the tour are available today, with general on-sale for tickets beginning Friday, October 28th. The forthcoming dates will see White Reaper’s long awaited return to touring after having spent years living on the road, headlining and supporting some of their idols – Pearl Jam, Weezer, and The Killers – while making festival appearances at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and more. For tickets and more information on White Reaper’s upcoming tour dates, visit www.whitereaperusa.com.

Comprised of Tony Esposito (guitar / vocals), Ryan Hater (keyboards), Sam Wilkerson (bass), Nick Wilkerson (drums), and Hunter Thompson (guitar), Asking for a Ride follows White Reaper’s 2019 album You Deserve Love, which marked a new career peak for the Louisville band. The collection was led by the number one alternative radio hit, “Might Be Right,” which the band later made their network TV debut performing on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!. A collection of smart, sharply-written songs of doubt, dislocation, and elusive and often complicated love, The New York Times observed, “The Kentucky quintet White Reaper blends the winking gravitas of 70s arena rock with garage-y power popߪ enjoy the trip back,” while GQ applauded the release as “the perfect companion for all your nice weather fun.”Equal parts glam and grit, You Deserve Love found the band expanding on the songcraft laid down on 2017’s critically acclaimed The World’s Best American Band, which landed on Noisey‘s “100 Best Albums of 2017” and Pitchfork‘s “20 Best Rock Albums of 2017,” earning an 8.0 album score.

[ Tracklisting / Tour Itinerary Below ]

ASKING FOR A RIDE TRACKLIST

1. Asking for a Ride

2. Bozo

3. Fog Machine

4. Getting into Trouble w/ the Boss

5. Funny Farm

6. Pink Slip

7. Heaven or Not

8. Crawlspace

9. Thorn

10. Pages

WHITE REAPER NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR 2023WITH SPECIAL GUESTS NARROW HEAD, MILITARIE GUN, TAIPEI HOUSTON, & MAMALARKYON SELECT DATES

February 7 – Lexington, KY – The Burl +#

February 9 – Indianapolis, IN – HI-FI Indy +#

February 10 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall +#

February 11 – St Louis, MO – Delmar Hall +#

February 13 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Studio +#

February 14 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn +#

February 15 – Dallas, TX – Granada +#

February 17 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad +#

February 18 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom +#

February 19 – San Diego, CA – Music Box +#

February 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre +#

February 22 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall +#

February 24 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre +#

February 25 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile +#

February 26 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre +#

March 2 – Denver, CO – Summit *&

March 3 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room *&

March 4 – Kansas City, MO – Madrid *&

March 6 – Des Moines, IA – Woolys *&

March 7 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre *&

March 8 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall *&

March 10 – Chicago, IL – Metro *&

March 11 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom *&

March 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Smalls *&

March 14 – Toronto, ON – Opera House *&

March 17 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza &

March 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts &

March 19 – Boston, MA – Royale &

March 22 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle *&

March 23 – Atlanta, GA – Hell *&

March 24 – Nashville, TN – Basement East *&

March 25 – Louisville, KY – Headliners *&

+ Narrow Head 

# Taipei Houston

* Militarie Gun 

& Mamalarky

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KIMBRA – “SAVE ME”

KIMBRA ANNOUNCES UPCOMING ALBUM ‘A RECKONING’ 

RELEASES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO “SAVE ME”

Today, two-time Grammy-award winning artist Kimbra announces her upcoming studio album A Reckoning. To coincide with the announcement, she has debuted new single “Save Me” alongside a music video directed by Yvan Fabing.

LISTEN & WATCH “Save Me” HERE

Set for release in 2023, A Reckoning is primed to be a reflective record capturing the macro reckonings that impact our world around environment, race, feminism health and patriarchy through the eyes of the archteypal Mother. But at the heart of her record is the war with the micro reckonings that Kimbra faces internally. It’s the most sonically autonomous and confessionally raw she has ever been, finding influence in everything from modern movie soundtracks to electronic and industrial worlds. The album was first imagined in 2018, during Kimbra’s tour with co-producer Ryan Lott of the band Son Lux, who recently scored A24’s Everything Everywhere All At Once.

On “Save Me,” Kimbra shares a moment of deep yearning set on a bed of unsettling warped pianos. She explores how two internal realities can be present at once : chaos and contemplation, rage and still life-force. Inspired by a singular moment, she searches her insecurities with hopes that someone will save her from herself.

The track is brought to new light in the music video that shows the pop singer in Iceland, traversing dangerous, surreal terrains as she seeks to heal her relationship to self, to other women, and finally to our Mother Earth.

More to come from Kimbra.

About Kimbra:

New Zealand-born pop star and two-time Grammy Award winning tour de force Kimbra is readying her fourth studio album, A Reckoning, produced in tandem with Son Lux’s Ryan Lott.

This is just the latest chapter in a series of Kimbra’s overall career success: the experimental pop performer’s 2011 debut, Vows, bowed at No. 14 on the Billboard Top 200 and was certified platinum in Australia and New Zealand. She received Best Female Artist two years in a row at the ARIA Music Awards and took home 5 New Zealand Tui Awards including Album of The Year in 2012. That same year, she exploded into the public consciousness with “Somebody That I Used To Know,” a duet with Gotye that earned her two Grammy Awards for “Record of the Year” and “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance,” as well as reaching No. 1 on global charts (across 18 countries) and selling more than 13 million copies.

Her 2014 sophomore record, The Golden Echo, highlighted her eclectic style with a diverse set of collaborations from Thundercat, Omar-Rodriguez Lopez of The Mars Volta, Bilal, and John Legend. Likewise, her third LP, 2018’s Primal Heart, saw her touring with the likes of Beck, Odesza and David Byrne. Kimbra has performed on TV shows such as Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Last Call with Carson Daly, Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Seth Meyers, as well as performing at festivals such as Coachella, Austin City Limits and more.

Moving forward, Kimbra hopes listeners will find catharsis and connection on A Reckoning, whether they are contending with change in their own lives or processing shifts in the world around them.

For more information on Kimbra, please visit:

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WILLOW via 360 MAGAZINE

WILLOW – COPINGMECHANISM

NEW ALBUM 

<COPINGMECHANISM>

OUT TODAY

MUSICAL GUEST ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE  TOMORROW OCTOBER 8TH

ur a <stranger>” MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE

Her best [album] yet… WILLOW’s musical ambition has always been there, but here it’s matched by larger-than-life rock that borrows from multiple eras, smashing those influences into something new.

Rolling Stone

“An adventurous step forward for an already-versatile young artist, as well as her deepest dive yet into rock music.”

Billboard

WILLOW has finally found her lane in the space where bouncy pop-punk and anguished emo-rock converge.”

The New York Times

Her most fully realized record yet… Her raw R&B-infused vocals, like a dagger draped in silk, are a megaphone for Gen Z’s caustic angst.”

Entertainment Weekly

“Further evidence that the young artist is impossible to pigeonhole.”

The AV Club

“The singer-songwriter pushes herself into a heavier sound and finds catharsis on her fifth album.”

Consequence

“WILLOW embodies the rock star she was destined to be.”

NPR

“Consistently takes unexpected turns yet culminate in her most cohesive project to date… Bears traces of everywhere WILLOW has been throughout her career, which feels both storied and like it’s only just beginning.” 

Exclaim

WILLOW releases her highly anticipated new album <COPINGMECHANISM> today, along with the self-directed music video for the fiery “ur a <stranger>,” co-starring Paris Jackson

<COPINGMECHANISM> was produced by WILLOW and Chris Greatti and follows 2021’s explosive release, lately I feel EVERYTHING.

WILLOW is set to play Saturday Night Live tomorrow, October 8th with host Brendan Gleeson

Additionally WILLOW has announced a pair of release shows in Los Angeles at The Novo on October 31st and New York at Terminal 5 on November 3rd. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience <COPINGMECHANISM> live!

Track List:

1. <maybe> it’s my fault

2. Falling Endlessly

3. curious/furious

4. WHY?

5. <Coping Mechanism>

6. Split

7. hover like a GODDESS

8. ur a <stranger>

9. Perfectly Not Close To Me (feat. Yves Tumor)

10. No Control

11. BATSHIT!

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BLACKPINK’S BORN PINK DEBUTS NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD

BLACKPINK’s ‘Born Pink’ Debuts No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

Global superstars BLACKPINK unveil their long-awaited second full-length album BORN PINK via YG Entertainment / Interscope Records. Stream HERE. The album is accompanied by a cinematic video for new single “Shut Down.” Watch it HERE. On October 15, the girl group embarks on a world tour that touches down on four continents. BORN PINK is now available at all digital retailers.

BORN PINK was spearheaded by the record-shattering single “Pink Venom,” which topped the Billboard Global 200 and debuted at No.1 on Spotify’s Global Top Songs Chart, amassing 7.9M streams within the first 24 hours. The song’s official music video also conquered YouTube, amassing 90.4M views within the first 24 hours. That ranks as JISOOJENNIEROSÉ, and LISA’s biggest debut to date, the biggest release by females (group or solo) of this decade, and the third biggest 24-hour debut of all time.

Next up, BLACKPINK will kick off their world tour, which is predicted to be attended by more than 1.5M people, at the KSPO DOME in Seoul Olympic Park on October 15. The group will then visit the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, among others, before landing in New Zealand on June 21, 2023. A full list of dates is linked HERE

BORN PINK TRACKLIST:

1. Pink Venom

2. Shut Down

3. Typa Girl

4. Yeah Yeah Yeah

5. Hard to Love

6. The Happiest Girl

7. Tally

8. Ready for Love

ABOUT BLACKPINK: 

One of the most massively successful K-pop groups in music history, BLACKPINK have redefined the global pop landscape since first bursting onto the scene in 2016. Along with boasting the #1 most-subscribed artist channel on YouTube, the South Korean quartet has achieved such boundary-defying milestones as scoring the highest-charting album by a female group in over a decade and becoming the first K-pop girl group ever to perform at Coachella (the largest music festival in the U.S.). Comprised of JISOO, JENNIE, ROSÉ and LISA—all immensely charismatic vocalists, dancers, and fast-rising fashion icons—BLACKPINK began their meteoric rise with their 2016 debut “SQUARE ONE” and further proved their crossover power with “SQUARE UP” (a 2018 release that quickly cracked the Billboard 200). 

Soon after signing with Interscope Records through a global partnership with YG Entertainment, the group made their full-length debut with 2020’s immediately iconic THE ALBUM. THE ALBUM shot to #2 on the Billboard 200 and landed three singles on the Billboard Hot 100: “How You Like That” (the iconic single that shattered several YouTube records, including fastest video to cross 150 million views), “Ice Cream” (a collaboration with Selena Gomez that broke the record for highest-charting female K-pop group on the Hot 100), and “Lovesick Girls” (a track that’s sold over 1.4 million copies worldwide, making BLACKPINK the first K-pop girl group to sell over a million units). Through the years, BLACKPINK have also garnered a number of major awards (including an MTV Video Music Award for Song of the Summer as well as three E! People’s Choice Awards), collaborated with superstars like Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga, performed on “The Tonight Show,” and starred in BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky (a 2020 film hailed by the New York Times as an “endearing documentary that emphasizes each member’s individuality”). With over 6.3 billion career Spotify streams to date, BLACKPINK have unveiled their wildly anticipated sophomore album BORN PINK. In less than a month, the group will hit the road for their 2022/2023 world tour kicking off on October 15 in Seoul, South Korea. 

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