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Daam – Black Lambo

ABOUT DAAM:

DAAM is the animated supergroup comprised of Kaen (Kai-ehn) and Melo-Dee. The intergalactic journeys of DAAM will be told through their lens within an animated world.

The story begins where Kaen has reached a point of his life where he wants to explore. He gets intel that Earth was vacant more than ever as a result of self-isolation. Kaen, shoots down from outside of earth in a lightning bolt form and crashes right in the middle of a guitar center. As for Melo-Dee, he fell out of his own world by mistake and has catapulted into the galaxy crashing into earth as well. He lands right in the middle of an abandoned church where there is nothing but an old broken piano and microphone. The story unfolds of their newfound friendship and passion for music.

Their first song as DAAM is “Black Lambo”, a song where the idea of feeling like you’re literally in the 80s music vehicle and soon as that beat drops you’ve travelled through time right to the present with the RnB vocal, trap infused sonic. Kaen and Melo-Dee will exist animated in visuals. Join us as they begin to get to know Earth while releasing music tracks into and EP this Fall.

Bronson, 360 MAGAZINE

BRONSON – DAWN

BRONSON Release New Emotive Single “DAWN”

Featuring Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

Following Debut Singles “HEART ATTACK (feat. lau.ra)” and “VAULTS”

All to Appear on Their Self-Titled Album Out August 7

Via Foreign Family Collective and Ninja Tune

 

Listen to “DAWN (feat. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs)”

Following widespread acclaim for their new joint project BRONSON, GRAMMY-nominated duo Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight of ODESZA, and ARIA-platinum selling Australian producer Tom Stell of Golden Features, today released their next single, “DAWN (feat. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs).” Paired with sweepingly cinematic production, the British producer’s celestial vocals evoke a renewed sense of hope and purpose, inspiring a near-spiritual experience upon first listen. A revelatory moment, “DAWN” appears as the final track on BRONSON’s self-titled debut album, due out in full August 7 on Foreign Family Collective and Ninja Tune.

Listen to “DAWN (feat. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs)” here.

BRONSON share how “DAWN” came together: “Creatively, we respect Orlando (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs) so much. When we started the writing process for “DAWN”, it was with the intent to fill in the gap of what was missing on the record. We came to him with an initial idea for the track, and in turn, he listened to parts of the record, made sense of its themes both sonically and conceptually and started to write over what became what “DAWN” is now. Not only do the lyrics provide this renewed sense of hope, but his vocals compliment the tone and energy of the song perfectly – “DAWN” is a song meant to take you on a journey and explore various concepts and emotions of the record. We couldn’t think of a more fitting song to end the album with.”

Debuted earlier this year, BRONSON formed out of the personal connection that Mills and Knight shared with Stell, fueled by a calling to pursue new creative frontiers beyond their respective projects. After three years of trading sounds across time zones and continents, the product of those collective efforts culminated in 2018 when the trio spent a week in the remote reaches of Berry, Australia, recording what would later become their first album. The project strikes a beautiful balance between intense, emotive instrumentals and cathartic, melodic vocal tracks. In addition to Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and lau.ra, Gallant lends his voice to the album as a guest feature.

Further exploring their underground sensibilities, BRONSON’s self-titled debut album arrives August 7 via Foreign Family Collective and Ninja Tune. It is available now to pre-order and pre-save digitally. Pre-order the physical LP at the official BRONSON store.

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NCT 127, 360 MAGAZINE

NCT 127 – LIVE CONCERT

This Saturday, May 16, at 11 pm PT (Sunday, May 17 at 2 am ET), NCT 127 will perform a live concert, NCT 127 – Beyond the Origin, which will be streamed to over 200 countries across the globe in real-time. The show is part of the groundbreaking new concert streaming series via SM Entertainment and Naver V LIVE, Beyond LIVE. Subtitles will be available in several different languages for viewers all around the world. Tickets are available for purchase within the V LIVE app and online, and special bundles are also available. Check HERE for more details.

Fans who tune into NCT 127 – Beyond the Origin will get to see the Seoul-based pop powerhouse perform their brand-new song “Punch” days before its release. “Punch” is the single from their upcoming deluxe repackage The 2nd Album Repackage ‘NCT #127 Neo Zone: The Final Round,’ out digitally May 19 via SM Entertainment Co., Ltd. with Capitol Music Group/ Caroline. Physical albums will be released June 12 in the U.S., and preorder is available HERE.

In addition, as a result of receiving the most fan engagement during the group’s Neo Zone Chart Show—which showcased previews of the original album’s tracks before they were released—NCT 127 will perform the fan-favorite song “Boom” for the first time ever. After massive numbers of fans crashed the Neo Zone Chart Show website, NCT 127 – Beyond the Origin can expect the same online reaction and excitement.

For the safety of fans, artists, and staff, NCT 127 have indefinitely postponed their North American headline tour dates, formerly scheduled to begin at Madison Square Garden in New York City on June 5. Due to the uncertain circumstances and the inability to confirm future dates at this time, customers who have purchased tickets will receive a full refund from the point of purchase.

As an alternative, NCT 127 – Beyond the Origin provides fans with a way to enjoy their live show from the safety of their homes. Following the group’s completely sold-out 2019 arena tour, viewers can look forward to an outstanding performance showcasing unparalleled camera work, digital fan interaction, AR technology, 3D graphics augmented in real-time, and a variety of virtual, colorful backdrops. Broadcast on Naver’s V LIVE app, Beyond LIVE introduces a new era of live shows and highlights a growth potential for the concert business. While most offline concerts of popular K-pop groups draw an average audience of 10,000 people, K-pop colleagues SuperM’s April 25 Beyond LIVE show, SuperM – Beyond the Future, brought in upwards of 75,000 paid viewers.

The 2nd Album ‘NCT #127 Neo Zone’ debuted on March 6 at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and quickly made its way to the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Albums chart and the No. 2 spot on Billboard’s Artist 100 chart. The music video for the album’s first single, “Kick It,” has over 45 million views, standing out among an album “…full of tracks that showcase NCT 127’s diverse skillset, shining a spotlight on each of the members’ artistic strengths as performers and songwriters,” according to Billboard. “Neo Zone is NCT 127 at its best. It checks off all the boxes,” said Consequence of Sound. Rolling Stone said, “The ability to seamlessly slide in and out of genres while experimenting with different sounds is what makes NCT 127 stand out among a crowded field of competitors.”

(Photo by SM ENTERTAINMENT)

Of monsters and men, 360 MAGAZINE

Of Monsters and Men – CIRCLES

Icelandic quintet Of Monsters and Men released today an Amazon Original Cover of Post Malone’s “Circles.” The track is available to stream and purchase only on Amazon Music, HERE.

In the past few weeks the band have been teasing the track on socials with photos taken at their studio in Iceland (shot by Chad Moore, see here) and today posted a teaser to the song featuring footage of the recording process and scenic views of Iceland. See the song teaser here!

“We recorded this version of Post Malone’s ‘Circles’ in our studio in Iceland in February,” the band stated. “We are fans of Post and love the song. It’s cool how his songs can take on entirely different feelings in a new context. We are excited to share our take on the song and hope everyone can listen at home and stay safe and healthy.”

Of Monsters And Men released their third studio album Fever Dream last year via Republic Records. It featured their latest hit single “Alligator” which reached #1 on Billboard’s Adult Alternative chart. Fever Dream debuted at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and was met with widespread critical acclaim from The Line of Best FitConsequence of SoundNMEPasteBillboard, and NPR Music’s All Songs Considered who stated “Of Monsters and Men is a really terrific band. If you’ve ever seen them live, there is tremendous energy and joy and spirit in what they do. This record Fever Dream is terrific.” They also performed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy FallonJimmy Kimmel Live, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Amazon Music listeners can find Of Monsters And Men’s cover of “Circles” on the Fresh Alternative playlist, Amazon Music’s global stage for alternative fans to find new releases from established acts or discover their next favorite band. Customers can also simply ask, “Alexa play the Amazon Original by Of Monsters And Men” in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android and on Alexa-enabled devices. In addition to the new track, Amazon Music listeners can access hundreds of Amazon Originals featuring both emerging and established artists across numerous genres, available to stream and purchase only on Amazon Music.

Little Mix – Break Up Song

The new era of Little Mix begins today with the release of their new single “Break Up Song.”

Listen HERE and watch the lyric video HERE

Written by Little Mix’s own Jade, Perrie and Leigh-Anne with Kamille, Frank Nobel and Linus Nordstrom, “Break Up Song” is an anthem about getting over a relationship, featuring an indelible melody and swirling 80’s synths, all wrapped up in another of the band’s trademark stunning vocal performances.

Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall have established themselves as the world’s biggest girl band – they have sold over 50 million records worldwide, collected over 17 million Spotify listeners, received over 3 billion YouTube views, and collated 12 billion streams worldwide. 
2019 witnessed Little Mix win their second Brit Award – this time for Best British Video for “Woman Like Me,” and perform the same song live at the Brits. They also won two Global Awards for Best Group and Best Song, followed by their 4th EMA Award for Best UK & Ireland Act.

This year Little Mix launched a brand new TV series for BBC One, Little Mix The Search. The series, made by ModestTV, will see the band creating bands and becoming mentors to a new wave of talent. The singers who make it into new bands will live together and gain access to Little Mix’s inner circle who have contributed to their phenomenal success, including vocal coaches, songwriters, producers and stylists.

This summer Little Mix will be going on tour playing at stadiums across the UK in June and July, including a massive headline show at London’s iconic Hyde Park for British Summertime on July 6.

The Unfits, 360 MAGAZINE, Shayan Asgharnia

Rising artist UNFITS on their first single “Satisfy Me” and working with legendary producer Emily Haynie

The music industry is a fickle beast. There are so many bands that spend years on the touring circuit pushing to build a fanbase, without ever seeing success. And then, on the other hand, there are some artists that hit it out of the park on their first up at bat, thanks to a combination of talent, ambition, and a myriad other factor that can be difficult to pin down. 

UNFITS are a band that seem destined for overnight success. Led by vocalist El Sueño and collaborator Eric Scullin – both of whom have written and recorded with artists like RZA (Wu Tang Clan) and the legendary emcee Royce da 5’9 — the band has been on a wild trajectory over the past few months, amassing a major following nearly overnight thanks to the success of their first single “Satisfy Me.” Recorded by Grammy winning producer Emily Haynie — known for his work with Kanye West, Lana Del Rey, Eminem, Kid Cudi, and Lady Gaga — “Satisfy Me” has already received more than 1.2 million streams and will be featured on the band’s debut album, slated for release later this year. 

Listen to “Satisfy Me” by UNFITS on Spotify – http://open.spotify.com/artist/3OOBfhRysJwpfrT8TmSxQV?si=q4_lAsVhSkKKTNO1aamZYQ

We spoke with El Sueño about the band’s rise to success, the new single “Satisfy Me,” and the upcoming music video for the song, which was shot in 7 countries around the world with a cast of social media celebrities like The Real Tarzann and Jay Alvarrez.

360 Magazine: Tell us a little bit about your background. When did you start writing music?

El Sueño: I started writing music when I was 10 years old on acoustic guitar and piano…mostly inspired by Bob Dylan and The Clash.

360 Magazine: You’ve already worked with some impressive artists during your career. What was it like collaborating with RZA? Did seeing his process inform how you work?

El Sueño: Hearing RZA tell us stories about New York City’s five boroughs, getting shot at, and ultimately using the power of music as his way out resonated deeply. Music is sometimes more than just an artistic medium, it’s a redemption. RZA’s process deeply affected our creativity and fearlessness about being artists.

360 Magazine: We love “Satisfy Me.” Can you tell us a little bit about the song? What was it like working with Emile Haynie?

El Sueño: “Satisfy me” is how I felt after visiting 50 countries, and feeling like I had seen everything in excess, but still searching for something to be satiated.

I wrote the song while drinking tequila in the back of a tour bus in less than 10 minutes and recorded it on my iPhone. It somehow found its way to Emile Haynie, who called me and asked me to meet him at Charlie Chaplin’s old studio to produce the song. At first when I heard Emile Haynie wanted to work on it I thought it was a prank. He had produced two of my favorite artists of all time (Lana Del Rey and Kanye West). It was like the Beethoven of pop and culture calling to work. Incredibly honored and grateful to be able to learn from him and work on new music now.

360 Magazine: You shot the music video for “Satisfy Me” in seven countries around the world. What was the shoot like? Can you tell us anything about the video?

El Sueño: I love film and am inspired by Ridley Scott and Christopher Nolan. So I decided to take a stab at directing the music video. Nothing could have prepared us for going  with the team into war zones in Ukraine, and shark infested waters in Moorea. I think this is the first music video where we actually had a real strong chance of actually dying while we were shooting it.

360 Magazine: How did you connect with The Real Tarzann and Jay Alvarrez?

El Sueño: I met the Real Tarzann and Jay Alvarrez in Bora Bora for Saving The Reefs. We hit it off and have become close friends, and we’re now shooting a reality show.

360 Magazine: You have just released your first single with The UNFITS. What are your aspirations and plans for 2020?

El Sueño: I want to take music fans on a musical journey through our upcoming album and live on the road. All I want to do in life is connect with other people and share the redemption I found in music with the world.

360 Magazine: Is there anything else you would like our readers to know?

El Sueño: Don’t be a little glitch.

http://open.spotify.com/artist/3OOBfhRysJwpfrT8TmSxQV?si=q4_lAsVhSkKKTNO1aamZYQ

http://www.instagram.com/theunfits/

*Photo by Shayan Asgharnia

Nick Jonas, Jonas Brothers, 360 MAGAZINE

JONAS BROTHERS COMEBACK

After mounting the biggest comeback of the decade last year, GRAMMY® Award-nominated trio Jonas Brothers release their first new single of 2020, “What A Man Gotta Do,” today. Get it HERE via Republic Records.
 
“What A Man Gotta Do” charges forward on upbeat acoustic guitar and a percussive groove. This high-energy bounce culminates on the hook where they coyly ask, “What a man gotta do to be totally locked up by you?” Continuing a tradition of event-level visuals, the group also reveals a blockbuster music video co-starring their significant others: Priyanka Chopra Jones, Sophie Turner, and Danielle Jonas. Directed by Joseph Kahn, the band and the ladies put their own smart, satirical, spirited and sexy twist on classic films such as Risky Business, Grease, and Say Anything.
 
Watch it HERE
 
The broadcast premiere for the video will air on MTV Live, mtvU and the Times Square Viacom billboard at 6AM EST today.
 
Jonas Brothers will pull out all the stops next Sunday January 26 when they perform “What A Man Gotta Do” live for the very first time at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards® in Los Angeles. Plus, they vie for the “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” statue at the ceremony.
 
Be sure to tune in to the broadcast on CBS.
 
The song arrives hot on the heels of the band’s blockbuster comeback album, Happiness Begins. Not only did it bow at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, go platinum, and set the stage for the sold out Happiness Begins Tour across arenas everywhere, but it also yielded the Hot 100 #1 smash “Sucker,” which proved definitive for 2019. Most importantly, it set the stage for the biggest, boldest, and brightest era of Jonas Brothers yet.
 
Be on the lookout for more surprises and big news very soon.

The preeminent male group of this century, Jonas Brothers opened the floodgates for a new era of titans in pop music. Following a six-year hiatus, Jonas Brothers took 2019 by storm with the surprise release of their critically acclaimed and widely successful single “Sucker.” The double-platinum single debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, becoming the first #1 for the band and the first #1 debut from a group this century.  The song emerged as a cultural phenomenon, ranking #1 on Billboard’s critic’s picks list of the “50 Best Songs of 2019,” and standing out as the top song on U.S. Radio in 2019, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. 
 
Making history once more, the band delivered their third #1 album debut with the release of their platinum-selling album Happiness Begins. The band continued to soar with their sold-out “Happiness Begins Tour,” with over 1 million tickets sold.  The tour received unanimous praise with Billboard writing, “The ‘Happiness Begins’ Tour feels like a celebration of everything in the Jonas Brothers’ career, but also the beginning of their larger-than-life new chapter,” and The Washington Post claiming, “There hasn’t been a boy band in recent history that’s made a comeback quite like Jonas Brothers.” Moreover, Rolling Stone summed it best, “Following a six year hiatus, it almost feels like the Jonas Brothers are bigger than ever.” 
 
The band closed out a banner year with the release of “Only Human,” another Top 5 hit on both Top 40 and Hot AC radio airplay charts. What’s more, they garnered a bevy of awards, including a 2019 MTV Video Music Award for “Best Pop Video” and two 2019 Teen Choice Awards for “Artist Of The Decade” and “Choice Summer Group.” Plus, they were nominated in top categories at the American Music Awards, including “Favorite Duo or Group Pop/Rock” and “Favorite Song Pop/Rock.” Most recently, they notched their second GRAMMY® nomination for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.”

JONAS BROTHERS “WHAT A MAN GOTTA DO” LINKS
AUDIO: http://jonasbrothers.lnk.to/WAMGD
VIDEO: http://jonasbrothers.lnk.to/WAMGDVideoPR

JONAS BROTHERS HAPPINESS BEGINS
http://JonasBrothers.lnk.to/HappinessBegins
 
JONAS BROTHERS SOCIALS
http://instagram.com/jonasbrothers
http://twitter.com/jonasbrothers
http://www.facebook.com/JonasBrothers
http://www.youtube.com/user/JonasBrothersMusic

Oh Wonder, No One Else Can Wear Your Crown, 360 MAGAZINE, Olga De La Iglesia

Oh Wonder – Happy

Oh Wonder welcomes you warmly into 2020 with their brand new single “Happy” out today—listen HERE! The new track arrives just weeks before the band’s fast-approaching third album, No One Else Can Wear Your Crown, is released on February 7th. The duo has also unveiled international dates for the “Wear Your Crown Tour,” which is on sale now at www.ohwondermusic.com. See a full list of dates below.
 
“Happy” is the fourth glimpse at what is to come from Oh Wonder’s highly anticipated third album, and once again finds the band putting modern, millennial love under the microscope. Inspired by the moment you realize you are able to wish your ex well with their new love, and actually mean it, “Happy” was in fact written by the band about Anthony’s ex-girlfriend; an irony that isn’t lost on the band who sing the track together, as a couple.
 
No One Else Can Wear Your Crown was written and self-produced in Oh Wonder’s own home studio, before being co-mixed with Cenzo Townshend (Bat For Lashes, Christine & The Queens, Jungle). In its 10-track entirety, it’s a record that explores a host of different emotions and experiences—some forged on the road on their last world tour, which included 300,000 world-wide tickets sold, and others from taking a break and reflecting on all that they’ve accomplished as a band so far, which includes a Top 10 album, a billion streams worldwide and global sold out tours.
 
It’s therefore unsurprising that No One Else Can Wear Your Crown has an overriding message of self-acceptance, empowerment and joy. It’s there in their brand new single “Happy,” as much as it’s in the Carpe Diem chorus of first single “Hallelujah”—a song of defiance that Josephine and Anthony wrote for anyone that has ever been told they can’t do something.
 
Ultimately, it’s difficult not to leave No One Else Can Wear Your Crown feeling uplifted and entirely convinced of the power of Oh Wonder. Recharged and ready for the next chapter, Oh Wonder appears more able than ever to just make it work: whether navigating the big questions of how to live and work with your partner down to the everyday drama of what happens to your dog now you have to go back on tour. No One Else Can Wear Your Crown is a candid, restorative set that offers a welcome antidote to our turbulent times, from a band firmly writing their own bright future. Ask, believe, receive.

*Photo credit: Olga De La Iglesia

The Who, UK, interscope records, 360 MAGAZINE

THE WHO


‘ALL THIS MUSIC MUST FADE’

THE NEW SINGLE FROM THE BRAND-NEW ALBUM ‘WHO’
FROM THE LEGENDARY ROCK BAND

‘WHO’ TO BE RELEASED DECEMBER 6 ON INTERSCOPE RECORDS
 
AVAILABLE ON ALL STREAMING SERVICES NOW
PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM NOW http://thewho.lnk.to/NewAlbumWE
 
‘Their best (album) since 1975’
The Times
“An all-rocking, all windmilling, spikily thought-provoking album”
Mojo September 2019

As opening lines go ‘I don’t care, I know you’re going to hate this song, and that’s fair we never really got along’ from The Who’s new single “All This Music Must Fade” is perhaps the most confrontational and catchy of 2019 so far.  “All This Music Must Fade” is available now at all digital retailers. Pre-order the new album, WHO, now.


The song, which debuted on the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast show yesterday, opens the WHO album and Pete Townshend describes it as ‘A song is dedicated to every artist who has ever been accused of ripping off someone else’s song. Seriously? Our musical palette is limited enough in the 21st Century without some dork claiming to have invented a common chord scheme’.


The Who has one of the greatest rock legacies in music history, they’re one of the all-time great live bands, have sold over 100 million records worldwide including 9 US & 10 UK top ten albums and 14 UK top ten singles in a career spanning six decades.
Now Fifty-five years after they made their first recordings, The Who is back with their first new album in thirteen years entitled WHO due for release on December 6, 2019.


The eleven-track album was mostly recorded in London and Los Angeles during Spring and Summer 2019 and was co-produced by Pete Townshend & D. Sardy (who has worked with Noel Gallagher, Oasis, LCD Soundsystem, Gorillaz) with vocal production by Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Roger Daltrey, Wilko Johnson).


Singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend are joined on the album by long-time Who drummer Zak Starkey, bassist Pino Palladino along with contributions from Simon Townshend, Benmont Tench, drummers Carla Azar and Joey Waronker, bass player Gus Seyffert and Gordon Giltrap.


The album cover has been created by famed pop artist, Sir Peter Blake who first met the band in 1964 at a taping of the legendary TV show Ready Steady Go. Sir Peter designed and contributed a painting to the sleeve of The Who’s album Face Dances in 1981.


The songs on WHO cover a myriad of subjects including the Grenfell Tower fire, musical theft, spirituality, reincarnation, the power of memory and ‘an old rock star that has lost his marbles’. Singer Roger Daltrey rates it amongst their strongest “I think we’ve made our best album since Quadrophenia in 1973, Pete hasn’t lost it, he’s still a fabulous songwriter, and he’s still got that cutting edge”.

After their triumphant return to Wembley Stadium in the Summer, the band will be embarking on a UK tour featuring a full orchestra in Spring 2020, the dates are listed below.
 
THE WHO ‘WHO’ TRACKLISTING

All This Music Must Fade
Ball And Chain
I Don’t Wanna Get Wise
Detour
Beads On One String*
Hero Ground Zero
Street Song
I’ll Be Back
Break The News**
Rockin’ In Rage
She Rocked My World

All songs written by Pete Townshend except
*Pete Townshend/Josh Hunsacker **Simon Townshend
Produced by Pete Townshend & D. Sardy
Roger Daltrey Vocal production Dave Eringa 
Mixed by D. Sardy
 
THE WHO U.S TOUR 2019

October 9 – Chase Center – San Francisco, CA
October 11 + 13 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
October 16 – Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University – San Diego, CA
October 19 – T-Mobile Park – Seattle, WA
October 21 – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC
October 24 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
 
Tickets on sale now at http://www.livenation.com/artists/51903/the-who
 
THE WHO UK TOUR 2020

March 16 – Manchester Arena
March 18 – Dublin 3 Arena
March 21 – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
March 23 – Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena
March 25 – Leeds First Direct Arena
March 30 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
April 1 – Birmingham Resorts World Arena
April 3 – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
April 6 – Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
April 7 – SSE Wembley Arena
 
Tickets on sale now at http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/the-who-tickets
 
The Who “WHO” eAlbum Pre-Order
Retail: http://smarturl.it/WHOTheWho
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/WHOTheWho/amazonunlimited
Apple Music:  http://smarturl.it/WHOTheWho/applemusic
Google: http://smarturl.it/WHOTheWho/googleplay
Pandora: http://smarturl.it/WHOTheWho/pandora
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/WHOTheWho/spotify
Youtube Music: http://smarturl.it/WHOTheWho/youtubemusic

1/3 TripAdvisor Reviews Are Fake

HotelPlanner.com CEO Tim Hentschel explains how the recent report claiming 1 in 3 TripAdvisor reviews are fake.

Despite the report of fake reviews, Hentschel still trusts in TripAdvisor. “Tripadvisor has always kept a Chinese wall between its review department and advertising department,” according to Hentschel.

Hentschel elaborates that “TripAdvisor’s high traffic numbers mean it has always been able to have an independent review department. The site’s advertising sales have always been independently strong like Google or Amazon.”

Additional Tim Hentschel talking points:

  • “This debate is very old in travel tech circles. Everybody has been trying to build the perfect machine to spot fake reviews, but nobody has gotten close yet.”
  • “There are sites that make you verify a purchase before you can post a review, but those can be tricked as well, especially by a hotel or restaurant generating fake receipts.”
  • “Up to a few years ago the general consensus in travel tech circles was overall rating is a good indication of the quality of the project, i.e. anyone can fake a few reviews, but if you have hundreds and thousands of reviews and they are mostly positive or mostly negative, then that is good sign of the overall quality of the product.”
  • “A large problem are sites that charge companies a monthly fee to keep up positive reviews. Yelp is facing multiple lawsuits for this practice.”

HotelPlanner.com, the largest group hotel booking site in the world, was called the “go-to site” for travel planners by The New York Times.