Posts tagged with "Grimes"

Simon Fuller's pop group Now United imagery via MPRM for use by 360 Magazine

Now United × OP3N

Simon Fuller (American Idol, Spice Girls, So You Think You Can Dance) has partnered with OP3N and the Culture Catalyst – a recently announced $100 million commitment to fostering arts and entertainment projects on the Avalanche blockchain – to develop and produce an innovative musical film with the world’s first global pop group Now United

The Musical is a live-action musical film featuring members of Now United and original songs. It will be available to the NFT pass holders on the recently launched OP3N app. The mission of the project is to inspire schools everywhere to create their own versions of performances from the musical and compete for honors within the OP3N platform through community voting.

Simon Fuller comments: “This project allows me to redefine how an audience can engage with content. Not only can it be enjoyed simply as entertainment, but you can actually participate, initially through learning and then by creating your own version of the musical with your friends or school. It is a celebration of the art of musical theater and the passion for self expression and new technology that allows people to get involved in ways never before imagined.”

Using the native video and music player on the OP3N app, NFT pass holders will also be able to stream the The Musical and access a broad range of related content including rehearsals, choreography lessons and interviews with the cast. The Op3n app will also facilitate submissions and voting on a competition based on the Musical, as well as the purchase of NFTs.

OP3N, a launchpad for IP and communities in Web3, recently partnered with the Avalanche Foundation to launch and co-finance Culture Catalyst – a $100 million initiative to redefine the entertainment business model. Culture Catalyst will fund and support the development of arts, entertainment and culture projects on the Avalanche public blockchain.

“Web3 is powering a new paradigm in music and entertainment, but many artists have been reluctant to dive in for lack of an environmentally responsible solution that can consistently deliver a good user experience. In Avalanche, we’ve found the best possible answer and we couldn’t be more excited to bring these capabilities to bear to help Simon Fuller and Now United realize their vision for interactive entertainment’, said OP3N studios co-founders, Jaeson Ma and Eric Tu

From creator-inspired tokens to NFTs, decentralized tech is redefining the way arts and entertainment is created, financed and consumed. The OP3N – Avalanche initiative is designed to inspire a diverse range of blockchain-based creator communities’ projects and provide funding for emerging artists, entertainers, filmmakers and musicians who are looking to expand beyond traditional channels and expand paradigms for ownership.

“We believe that success in collaboration begins with choosing the right partners and we’re delighted to be supporting this ground-breaking project”, said John Nahas, VP of Business Development for Ava Labs.

“In OP3N and Simon Fuller, we have found visionaries who not only share our concern for the environment, but who also recognize the magic in direct connections between fans and creators”, added Ava Labs’ Chief Marketing Officer, Devon Ferreira.

“I’m super excited to be working with Simon and Now United to bring something truly innovative into the NFT space. We will be utilizing Avalanche to create new ways of fan engagement and build a sustainable fan base and community for years to come,” said Nelson Diaz, OP3N Chief Marketing Officer and Founder of Long Lost Friends.

Culture Catalyst recently announced projects with Grimes for an Intergalactic Children’s Metaverse Book that will be released later this year. Additionally, singer-songwriter Ava Max announced her partnership with Culture Catalyst for the launch of her next music video in collaboration with iconic director Joseph Kanh. Culture Catalyst comes after OP3N’s $10 million seed funding round that brought together heavyweights from the worlds of entertainment, tech and gaming.

About Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment:

Simon Fuller is a renowned entertainment industry creator, producer and entrepreneur. He has imagined, developed and executed some of the biggest entertainment properties of all time, engaging audiences across the world and generating $billion revenues in the process. For more than three decades Fuller has positively impacted popular culture worldwide, through properties and businesses that have disrupted convention, defined the times and empowered iconic artists to achieve their creative and commercial ambitions. He was the inspiration behind the Spice Girls, the creator of the Pop Idol global TV franchise, the partner of David and Victoria Beckham and the guidance behind the careers of sporting legends Andy Murray and Lewis Hamilton, extraordinary singers Annie Lennox and Amy Winehouse and award winning projects with entertainment icons Jennifer Lopez and Michael Caine. Today his company, XIX Entertainment, is an ever evolving force of creativity and innovation, in music, television, film and fashion.

About OP3N:

Founded in 2021 as a subsidiary of EST Media Holdings, OP3N imagines a world where Communities can come together to create, own, and bring their ideas to the world. OP3N’s mission is to be a Launchpad for Ideas and Communities to create meaningful experiences together. By consolidating the tools needed to mint, share and engage with NFTs and digital tokens into one vertical stack, OP3N leverages its cross-industry expertise from the entertainment, gaming and tech ecosystems, to lay the foundations for a new era of community-driven, inclusive entertainment while bringing everyone together on a journey into Web3. OP3N is co-led by media executive, artist, and serial entrepreneur Jaeson Ma, who has a successful track record launching companies including EST Studios, Stampede Ventures, East West Ventures, and 88rising, and who’s raised capital and advised on transactions totaling over $1 billion; and Eric Tu, an award-winning development executive who’s worked with major brands including Nike, Beats by Dre and Google, and as an Executive Producer with Bjork, Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar and more. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit HERE.

image of ferg by marc patrick for use by 360 magazine

HIGHSNOBIETY × BACCARAT

HIGHSNOBIETY AND BACCARAT HOST DINNER CELEBRATING HIGHART IN MIAMI WITH FERG AND FRIENDS

Highsnobiety and Baccarat celebrate the launch of HIGHArt, a magazine by Highsnobiety, with a private dinner hosted by Editor-in-Chief Thom Bettridge and Baccarat CEO Jim Shreve with guest of honor Ferg.

Guests including Ferg, Kerwin Frost, Kerby-Jean Raymond, Renell Medrano, Raul Lopez, Jeanne-Salome Rochat, Kelsey Lu, Emmanuel Olunka and Corey Stokes joined Highsnobiety and Baccarat for an intimate dinner at the Baccarat Boutique Bar & Lounge in Miami, enjoying a meal with Baccarat and Christofle silver to celebrate the launch of the HIGHArt magazine and project.

Starring Bad Bunny on this first-ever HIGHArt cover, the issue features conversations with Russell Westbrook, Grimes, Kidsuper, Coi Leray, and Anonymous Club, as well as a tour of Miami from Dan Graham and more.

Highsnobiety, the media pioneer who since 2005 has shaped the forefront of youth culture from the proliferation of streetwear to its infiltration of luxury, announced its HIGHArt platform in Miami this week. Building on the “content festival” format it launched with its Not In Paris project, HIGHArt is a platform that blends content, commerce, and experience. It will come to life with a blitz of Miami programming including a month-long pop-up HIGHArt Museum Store in the Design District, nightly launch celebrations with partners including Baccarat and David Zwirner Gallery’s PLATFORM, and the eponymous print magazine.

HIGHArt Museum Store

Miami Design District

88 NE 39th Street

Miami FL 33137

Now open – December 31

Available on Highsnobiety Shop from December 6 – December 31

About HIGHArt

Highsnobiety, the media pioneer who since 2005 has shaped the forefront of youth culture through the prism of style, announces its HIGHArt platform. An exploration of the state of the arts industries from a Highsnobiety point of view, HIGHArt continues to push the boundaries of art and culture by introducing Highsnobiety’s powerful next-gen audience to the talents and brands that align with their creative interests and artistic sensibilities.

Within its core components of content, commerce and experience, HIGHArt comes to life in a show of force with a blitz of Miami programming including a month-long pop-up HIGHArt Museum Store in the Design District, nightly launch celebrations and an eponymous print magazine.

About Highsnobiety

Highsnobiety is a brand dedicated to a new generation of cultural pioneers. Our mission is to discover and champion the best our culture has to offer, connect people through our love of style, and amplify a community of emerging creators. Always ahead of the curve, Highsnobiety is dedicated to discovering what’s next.

Founded in 2005 by CEO David Fischer, Highsnobiety is a global business headquartered in Berlin with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong, Sydney, Tokyo and Milan. We are a digital media and cultural consultancy at the intersection of style, art, design and technology, providing a platform for the brands and people we are passionate about.

About Baccarat

Founded in 1764, Baccarat is a luxury brand internationally renowned for extraordinary products symbolizing the excellence of the French Art de vivre. Its Manufacture has been located in Lorraine, France, since the company’s inception and constitutes an essential economic pillar of the region. For 257 years, each Baccarat creation has been manufactured by highly skilled craftsmen and bears the seal of unique savoir-faire passed down from generation to generation. As a true source of inspiration for the greatest international designers, Baccarat continues to innovate and develop prestigious collections that are loved around the world.

Baccarat also works with the biggest luxury brands to create tailor-made flacons and other exclusive products. From tableware to lighting and from decorative objects to fine jewelry, Baccarat is synonymous with glamour and perfection.

Faangs – Teeth Out

FAANGS’ latest single “I DON’T CARE” earned the 22-year-old a fresh round of acclaim, further highlighting her as an essential new talent with a devil-may-care attitude and the distinction to live up to her eye-catching image. An array of big names have also engaged with her talent, having co-written the Ashnikko / Grimes collab “Cry”, delivered debauched rhymes to Felix Jaehn’s “SICKO”, and hit it off with Rico Nasty during sessions for “Own It”.

Now the Los Angeles-based, Canadian artist takes a bite out of pop culture as she shares her new 13-track project TEETH OUT along with the new single “DON’T BLAME ME”. Both releases are out now via TEETH OUT/Sony Music Germany/RCA Records.

On TEETH OUT, FAANGS embodies and embraces conflicts and contradictions – a stance that made its previously revealed tracks “RELAPSE”, “I DON’T CARE”, “I’M A LITTLE” and “HUH” essential listening. Her strikingly futuristic music is a blend of influences that find the common ground between trap, pop and rock star attitude,  while her high/low fashion sense reinforces her neon-and-dirt sensibility; slicked-back hair and an Yves Saint Laurent suit, standing in front of a car on fire, or in a marble mansion with her go-go boots parked on the table.

FAANGS says, “This project is a combination of two things. I’m saying ‘Don’t fuck with me,’ and at the same time, I’m telling you ‘I’m fucked up in a broken way.’ Those are the two walls I had to put up, and take down, to create the world I wanted to make. There are so many days when you doubt yourself, you want to give up – but then you strut into a club and get your shit going. We all have both of those things in us, and I’m all about that juxtaposition.”

FAANGS keeps up that unpredictable streak on “DON’T BLAME ME”, spitting her furious flow throughout much of the track but also keeping everyone guessing by adding some seriously sleek vocals. It’s almost an alternative to alt-pop, as the track sets pounding trap beats to the sweeter harmonic tone of the piano – a world away from the usual shimmering synths and quirky drum patterns.

Conceptually, “DON’T BLAME ME” feels like a continuation of “I DON’T CARE”. Whereas that track revelled in still suffering from the night before, “DON’T BLAME ME” suggests that someone wants her to make amends for the previous evening’s craziness. But FAANGS being FAANGS, that’s just not going to happen.

FAANGS says, “”DON’T BLAME ME” is one of my favorite songs I’ve ever made. It’s got this cheeky energy, it’s definitely THAT song to turn up and feel like a bad bitch to!’

The sole writer of the “DON’T BLAME ME” lyrics, FAANGS co-wrote its music with the track’s producers Digital Farm Animals (Anne-Marie, Louis Tomlinson) and the Grammy-nominated The Invisible Men (Charli XCX, Madison Beer).

Putting the most confrontational elements of hip-hop, alt-pop and rock into one snarling package, FAANGS makes tracks which feel like a soundtrack for the dreamers, outsiders and misfits who populate Los Angeles’ dark undercurrent. The dominant theme is party excess, but it’s the result of dedicated hard work: a long journey of endless sessions, songwriting experimentation and constantly hustling to find that big break.

TEETH OUT track list:

  1. “RELAPSE”
  2. “DON’T BLAME ME”
  3. “THE BUZZ”
  4. “DIAMOND BITCH”
  5. “NIGHTMARE”
  6. “TEETH OUT”
  7. “ISN’T IT SAD”
  8. “HUH”
  9. “HOUDINI”
  10. “LONELY”
  11. “IT’S BAD”
  12. “I DON’T CARE”
  13. “I’M A LITTLE”
Things You Say presents Expression image by Things You Say for use by 360 Magazine

Things You Say presents Expression

Things You Say invites you to join us for a bi-weekly evening of disco and house music at “Things You Say presents Expression.” This performance will debut Thursday, July 15th at The Queensberry in Los Angeles. The free event intends to bring LA’s music community together to celebrate local artists.

“Things You Say presents Expression” is a space of acceptance, camaraderie and liberation. Things You Say presents Expression promotes an open-door policy that celebrates inclusion, intersectionality, and the rich traditions of club culture. In this way, Things You Say provides a unique space that is the “Expression” platform.

“Things You Say presents Expression” hosts artists, musicians and tastemakers from around the world to share their perspective and to explore love with positivity through movement in an embellished multi-sensory environment.

On their Spotify account, Things You Say describes their music as such:

“We are Things You Say. We come from club culture, it’s embedded in us. It’s where we met. It’s where we found ourselves and each other. We want to make you dance. Despite our name, we hope that you’ll say less and dance more.”

The group’s most recent release in collaboration with Arama, “Angel,” celebrates the same feel-good, groovy attitude of club culture. The track illustrates feeling “weightless” while spending time with a lover. Things You Say melodically sings:

“All I wanna do is see the world with you/ the stars/ the moon/ floating with you./ it’s you, I think I found an angel.”

Things You Say has just released a remix for Tiana Major9 out now on Motown listen here. Other remixes from the band features Grimes’ “Miss Anthropocene (Rave Edition.)” The band has 18,550 monthly listeners, the majority of which are based in London, Los Angeles, and New York City. As Things You Say’s influence continues to grow, they are surely a musical group to watch!

Listen to Things You Say on Spotify, Apple Music, and Soundcloud.

“Things You Say presents Expression” will take place from 9pm-2am at 819 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017.

Teen Spirit Original Soundtrack

TEEN SPIRIT ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK SET FOR APRIL 5 RELEASE ON INTERSCOPE RECORDS

ELLE FANNING – WHO STARS IN FILM – PERFORMS THE MUSIC OF ROBYN, ELLIE GOULDING, ANNIE LENNOX, TEGAN AND SARA, SIGRID AND MORE

FIRST OFFICIAL CLIP FEATURING “DANCING ON MY OWN” AND SONG AVAILABLE TODAY; WATCH THE CLIP HERE

FROM THE PRODUCER OF LA LA LAND AND WRITER/DIRECTOR MAX MINGHELLA, TEEN SPIRIT WILL BE IN THEATRES THIS APRIL

On April 5, Interscope Records will release Teen Spirit Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. In the film – which screened last night at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival and opens in April – Elle Fanning plays Violet, a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition. Making his directorial debut, Max Minghella creates a modern fairytale, scored to a lush pop soundtrack.

Elle Fanning’s soaring rendition of the iconic Robyn song “Dancing On My Own,” was released today along with the first official clip. Listen HERE and view the video HERE. Individuals can pre-order the album commencing today.

The 14-track collection also includes Fanning’s covers of songs by such preeminent female artists as Ellie Goulding (“Lights”), Annie Lennox (“Little Bird”), Tegan and Sara (“I Was A Fool”) and Sigrid (“Don’t Kill My Vibe”) plus “Wildflowers,” a new song written by Carly Rae Jepsen and Jack Antonoff. Fanning is joined by cast members on “Good Time,” which was a 2x Platinum hit for Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen. Clara Rugaard, who plays a fellow contestant, covers “Tattooed Heart,” a song from Ariana Grande’s 2013 album, Yours Truly. The original versions of No Doubt’s “Just A Girl,” Grimes’ “Genesis” and Major Lazer’s “Lean On” feat. MØ & DJ Snake also appear on the soundtrack.

Fanning put months of work into preparing for the role, working closely with executive music producer Marius de Vries and performing all the singing live. In addition to de Vries, the team assembled by Berger included music supervisor Steven Gizicki and music co-producer Eldad Guetta, who had also worked with the Berger on La La Land. (The La La Land soundtrack, released by Interscope Records in 2016, won a GRAMMY® Award.)

Teen Spirit stars Elle Fanning (The Beguiled, 20th Century Women), Zlatko Buric (Pusher, 2012) and Rebecca Hall (Christine, The Gift). Directed and written by Max Minghella (The Social Network, “The Handmaid’s Tale”) and produced by Fred Berger (La La Land, Destroyer). Executive Producers are Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool), Max Minghella, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (I Think We’re Alone Now, Insidious film series), David Garett (Step Up, Happy-Go-Lucky), Dan Fisher (Low Tide), John Janick, Steve Berman, Anthony Seyler, Mickey Liddell (Jackie, I Can Only Imagine) and Pete Shilaimon (Anthropoid, Megan Leavey). Michael C. Constable (Free Fire, How to Build a Bird) served as Co-Producer.

Teen Spirit Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Tracklisting:

  1. Grimes – Genesis
  2. Elle Fanning – I Was A Fool
  3. Marius de Vries & Eldad Guetta (feat. Elle Fanning) – E.T.
  4. No Doubt – Just A Girl
  5. Elle Fanning – Dancing On My Own
  6. Elle Fanning – Lights
  7. Elle Fanning – Little Bird
  8. Major Lazer – Lean On (feat. MØ & DJ Snake)
  9. Elle Fanning, Teen Spirit Finalists – Good Time
  10. The Shades – Teenage Kicks
  11. Clara Rugaard – Tattooed Heart
  12. Elle Fanning – Don’t Kill My Vibe
  13. Orbital (feat. Elle Fanning) – Halycon
  14. Elle Fanning – Wildflowers

Follow on social media

Official Site | Facebook I Instagram I Twitter

#TeenSpiritMovie

Elle Fanning Sings “Lights” in New Movie

Watch the Official Trailer for TEEN SPIRIT, featuring Elle Fanning performing “Lights” by Ellie Goulding HERE

LD Entertainment & Bleecker Street will release TEEN SPIRIT in select theaters April 5

Written & Directed by: Max Minghella

Starring: Elle Fanning, Rebecca Hall, Zlatko Buric, Agnieszka Grochowska

Produced by: Fred Berger (La La Land)

Violet (Elle Fanning) is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition. Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story.

Featuring Elle Fanning performing music by Robyn, Ellie Goulding, Tegan & Sara, Annie Lennox, Orbital, Sigrid, Carly Rae Jepsen & Jack Antonoff. Additional music by Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Grimes, The Undertones, Aqua, Alice Deejay, Whigfield, Major Lazer and No Doubt

For more info:

Official Site | Facebook I Instagram I Twitter

#TeenSpiritMovie