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  • PopEx and Cudos announces new Art House Collection NFT collaboration with Abbey Road Institute Miami 
  • Unique album created by 10 of the world’s top production teams, songwriters and performers including NBLMThe Voice of Poland winner MVRT and Grammy winning producer Julio Reyes Copello
  • Recorded at Abbey Road Institute Miami using cutting-edge Dolby Atmos technology 
  • Opportunity for digital asset holders to receive royalties and exclusive art from a ground breaking collaboration 
  • White list 1 December 2022; project due for public launch in the first quarter of 2023
  • Available to purchase exclusively via PopEx’s multichain platform

“This incredible project brings together the architects of some of the most iconic tracks of our generation. Together they have produced a landmark recording, created in partnership with Abbey Road Institute Miami and enabled by incredible dynamic depth provided when recording for Dolby Atmos. In The Art House Collection NFT, we’ll see the combined genius of people whose work is known, respected and loved by countless millions of music fans across the world. For investors, it’s the chance to be part of the most important album this century, and to own royalties in what we believe will become a landmark in recorded music history.”Matt Bond, Founder and CEO, PopEx

PopEx is giving collectors and fans the chance to own a piece of genuine music history, in a ground-breaking new partnership with Abbey Road Institute Miami. 

The project brings together a group of the most talented and influential producers, songwriters and recording artists of their generation to create a unique album, The Art House Collection NFT, which will be available exclusively as a digital collectible through the PopEx platform. Investors will be able to own a part of this seminal recording through the distribution of royalty rights for NFT owners. 

The Art House Collection NFT is being pitched as among the most celebrated album production collaborations ever, with artists and producers spanning genres, geographies and eras. Between them, the production teams involved are responsible for millions of record sales and streams running into the hundreds of billions. 

Among the top names taking part is Colombian producer and songwriter Julio Reyes Copello. Winner of three Grammy awards, and 12 Latin Grammy awards, including the 2022 ‘Producer of the Year’. He has worked with artists including Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin and Marc Anthony, who’s single ‘Vivir Mi Vida’ has scored over 1bn views on Youtube views and over 400 million streams on other platforms. He has also composed music for films and conducted the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO).

The song-writing team, NBLM, has racked up over 100 million views on YouTube with releases for labels including Universal, Sony, Spinnin’ Records, Nervous, Aftr Hrs and Warner, drawing inspiration from House, Techno, RnB, Pop and even Rock. They’ve also collaborated with Randy Jackson on some unreleased vocals forming part of the legacy of older brother Michael.

For the NFT project, NBLM has worked with artists including singer-songwriter MRVT, who won The Voice of Poland 2017 under her full name, Marta Gałuszewska. Her debut single went platinum, and she’s subsequently worked with a strong of major records labels, and collaborated with numerous international producers, songwriters and fellow artists worldwide. With the support of PopEx, MRVT is now realising the potential of the NFT world to develop the next phase of her career, as a fully independent recording artist.

The album is being recorded at Abbey Road Institute Miami, a specialist training school for the next generation of music producers and sound engineers, drawing on almost 90 years of expertise developed at the original Abbey Road Studios in London. It’s being produced with sound and visual content captured in Dolby Atmos, the immersive, high-definition surround-sound technology used by cinemas worldwide. 

The Art House Collection NFT will be offered for general sale through the PopEx platform, and gives collectors the chance to have a direct, personal stake in its future success. The initial whitelisted NFTs have already sold out: following launch, 10% of royalties will be available for purchase on the open market, and tradeable before redemption. 

Musician, entrepreneur and PopEx founder, now CEO, Matt Bond, says: “This NFT is more than just a unique piece of art: it’s the start of a new movement in music creation and production. It brings together an incredible pool of talent who are pushing Dolby Atmos to the edge to create an album like never before. This new technology is here to stay: these world-beating producers are demonstrating its enormous potential for creatives at all levels, and we’re really hoping it will inspire new artists to strike while the iron’s hot. We’re also showing how NFT model we’ve developed at PopEx can support artists in building sustainable, viable careers in a challenging economic environment.”

PopEx is backed by leading names from the worlds of music, Web 3 and business, who bring their own specific skills, knowledge and networks to the development of the platform. The company was valued at $40 million pre-launch, with pre-seed funding gained from Animoca Brands, Shima Capital, UOB Bank, Outlier Ventures and Tileyard.


Matt Bond

Musician, songwriter and entrepreneur Matt Bond is no stranger to the music industry.  He is co-founder of songwriting and production collective NBLM. The collaboration has signed over 100 record deals and yielded hundreds of millions of streams through releases with Universal, Sony, Spinnin Records and many more. 

Matt Bond is also a founding member of rock band The Dirty Youth. As well as selling out many UK and European tours, they have graced stages at some of the world’s biggest festivals. The band toured with a huge array of artists including Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Soundgarden, Iggy Pop, Status Quo, Feeder and Korn. The Dirty Youth were the first band to get signed to music brand titans Marshall Records. 

Matt founded PopEx in 2021 with a vision to create a viable, sustainable and user-friendly route to artists securing their creative sovereignty by sharing in the global opportunities represented by Web3. 


The vision for PopEx has been proven by significant venture capital backing. PopEx has concluded its seed funding round. This values the company, founded in 2021 at $40million (USD). Backers include Animoca Brands, the global leader in gamification and blockchain. The company has a portfolio of over 340 investments in its mission is to advance digital property rights and decentralised projects to help build the open metaverse. Other backers include Shima Capital, UOB Bank, Cudos, Outlier Ventures and Tileyard.

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Ryan Castro × Drai’s

Global Superstar Ryan Castro to Perform at Drai’s Nightclub

Ryan Castro’s LIVE concert will highlight

one of the biggest nights in music

International superstar Ryan Castro, who sold out every stop of his global tour this past summer, will take over the iconic Drai’s Nightclub stage on Thursday, Nov. 17 following the Latin Grammy Awards.

Castro’s high-energy, danceable reggaeton track lists have garnered well over 500 million Spotify streams and earned the superstar cosigns from the biggest names in Latin music, including six-time Latin Grammy Award-winner J Balvin. Castro recently teamed up with Balvin for their hit single “Nivel De Perreo,” which immediately became a summer classic and helped establish Castro as transcendent talent in the industry. His debut album “REGGAETONEA,” named in honor of the now global genre, showcases his limitless potential and versatility as an artist as well as his love for classic reggaeton.

Drai’s will partner with Baja Beach Festival, the biggest Latin music festival in the world, to host the blockbuster performance. The festival has hosted some of the best-selling Latin music artists, including five-time Latin Grammy Award-winner Daddy Yankee and two-time Grammy Award-winner Bad BunnyDJ Dynamiq, a recurring performer at the festival, will also take the stage at Drai’s on Thursday.  

Drai’s is the only nightclub in Las Vegas that offers full-length concerts by today’s top-charting artists. Every weekend, the Drai’s LIVE concert series brings big names like Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane and Lil Baby to the rooftop of The Cromwell, with banner performances set to the stunning backdrop of the lights of the Las Vegas Strip. Drai’s Nightclub is open from 10 p.m. – 4 a.m. Friday – Saturday and 10 p.m. – 4 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17. The upcoming Drai’s Nightclub lineup can be found at Drai’s Nightclub tickets and VIP table reservations are available on the website Other special requests are available by emailing


About Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary as the pinnacle of nightlife in Las Vegas, Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub takes entertainment and nightlife to new heights in an unmatched setting – 11 stories high on the rooftop of The Cromwell with dazzling views of the Las Vegas Strip at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Boulevard. Drai’s Nightclub is a 30,000-square-foot palatial, multi-level club with an expansive dance floor, massive LED lighting systems, and modern technology featuring more than 7,000-square-feet of the most state-of-the-art high-definition LEDs in production, including a towering 80-sided LED disco ball – the only one of its kind. Drai’s Nightclub is home to Drai’s LIVE, an unprecedented concert series that provides fans with the opportunity to see full-length performances by top performers such as Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa and Lil Baby in an up-close setting unlike anything else in the world. Drai’s is located at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Boulevard. Drai’s Beachclub is a 35,000-square-foot oasis with multiple pools shaded by eight towering palm trees, a variety of cabanas and bungalows, a full-service gourmet kitchen and two full-service bars. The legendary Drai’s After Hourshas solidified itself as the ultimate late-night, see-and-be-seen party destination for 25 years.Drai’s After Hoursis a sleek, sexy lounge where DJs play chart-topping songs of today, including top 40, Latin and hip-hop music. In addition to bottle service, Drai’s After Hours is one of the only spots on the Strip to offer hookah nightly. Drai’s After Hours is open from 1 – 7 a.m. Thursday through Sunday. More information, including reservations, tickets and hours, is available at Follow Drai’s on FacebookTwitter and Instagram – @draislv, @draisbeachclub and @draisafterhours.

About The Cromwell

The Cromwell – named a Top 10 “Best U.S. Casino” by USA TODAY 10BEST Readers’ Choicerecipient of the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Award and the first standalone boutique hotel on the famed Strip – brings an exclusive, luxury lifestyle hotel experience to the Las Vegas Strip, focusing on hospitality, amenities and personalized service. The Cromwell is the first hotel in Las Vegas to offer mobile key technology for digital, keyless entry to rooms via the guests’ iOS devices. Located on the bustling corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road – directly across from Caesars Palace – The Cromwell keeps it intimate with 188 rooms including 19 suites, a personalized virtual concierge service named Ivy, a 40,000-square-foot casino, Bound – the elevated hotel lobby bar, Interlude – a casino lounge featuring live entertainment, award-winning GIADA – the first-ever restaurant by celebrity chef and television personality Giada De Laurentiis, Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub – a 65,000 square-foot rooftop pool and nightclub with day and nightlife experiences boasting open-air, panoramic views from 11 stories above the iconic Las Vegas skyline, and Drai’s After Hours – located at its original home beneath the boutique hotel. The Cromwell is operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR). For more information, please visit  or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room. Find The Cromwell on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram. Must be 21 or older to gamble. Know When To Stop Before You Start.® If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-522-4700 ©2021, Caesars License Company, LLC.



JUANES releases eagerly awaited new single & video



One of Latin music’s top songwriters imagines the story of the pandemic’s separation of secret lovers- set to a unique and seductive musical fusion of Colombian Cumbia, electro rock/funk rhythms and classic guitar riffs and solos drawn straight from the earliest days of rock n roll.

As the first advance single from Juanes’ highly anticipated 2023 new Album, AMORES PROHIBIDOS” represents the start of a new creative cycle of original material from the 27 time GRAMMY & LATIN GRAMMY winner.

Today sees Colombian Rock Superstar JUANES release his new single and video “AMORES PROHIBIDOS”– marking the first listen fans will have into the new musical growth begun by the globally renowned artist following his recent GRAMMY & LATIN GRAMMY winning ORIGEN  album and world tour. 

“The song idea began from an article I read during the pandemic on the difficulty of maintaining private relationships, those that could not be known to the world, because of the challenges of seeing the other person. Musically, if you take the beat out of the song, it’s actually a cumbia, a type of Colombian folk music, but then when you bring back in the rest of the production, and loop, it takes on a sound and vibe a little like Andre 3000 and ‘Hey Ya’ – and then I added a solo guitar in the style of Chuck Berry for more of a classic rock n roll vibe. That meshes with the poetic lyrics about that person you meet ‘In The Dark’ when no one else can see.” – Juanes  

This new creative cycle meshes that continued return to electric guitar rock with a deep dive back into his own long-praised skill as an ardent songwriter (recently inducted into The Latin Songwriter’s Hall of Fame) – who turned his focus inward during the pandemic to reexamine life, love, family, and more of his own emotional intricacies and imagination.

This resulting two years of writing and recording has left both the artist and his close collaborating producer (and fellow multiple Grammy winner) Sebastian Krys filled with excitement about soon sharing this new level creativity as a full album release in early 2023, (marking Juanes’ first all-original album since 2019’s “Más Futuro Que Pasado”).

“I believe Juanes has reconnected with his fearless innovative songwriting that defined him early on in his career. This song sounds 100% Juanes and is simultaneously unlike anything he has done before.  Juanes has always been an innovator. Writing during the pandemic made him connect with his day-to-day life. His Children, his wife, his music, his fears, and passions. It is apparent to me that he has tapped into another level of musical exploration and curiosity which only a handful of artists ever achieve.” – Sebastian Krys

Today’s new song release also sees the premiere of a new music video (directed by José Emilio Sagaró) that once again sees Juanes eschew frequent Latin music video formula for a preference to instill more modern visual art imagery, while still intercut with footage of live musicianship and this song’s intimate & passionate storyline.

“The concept of the video is abstract. The goal was to create a moving art piece. I wanted to give the audience a different look into Juanes. The bed represents what is personal and intimate, the eye represents your conscience. We wanted to show the thrill of forbidden love but in a conceptual way depict how your conscience is always “aware” and “watching”. In the darker scenes we wanted to represent being alone with your thoughts where you can find wisdom and serenity which is depicted by the owl. At the climax of the video the moving lights was our way to show the euphoria of the chase between lovers. We were honored to work with Juanes and loved creating this music video.”- José Emilio Sagaró

Sky Rompiendo × Casa Spotify Medallo via 360 MAGAZINE

Sky Rompiendo × Casa Spotify Medallo

‘Sky Rompiendo’ goes to Medellín for the successful closing of Casa Spotify Medallo

Alejandro Ramírez, also known as Sky Rompiendo, the award-winning producer, composer, DJ and artist born in Medellín, has returned to his homeland to participate in the closing of the Casa Spotify Medallo on November 3.

Coming back to Medellin was really wonderful for the 15-time Latin Grammy nominee and 3-time Billboard Latin nominee, as he spoke about “The Future of Music, which was the theme of the panel held at Casa Medallo. Sky recalled the music he heard before dedicating himself to the urban genre, speaking about the role of other genres in the emergence of the Medellin Sound, as well as the differences between other sounds like Puerto Rico and Argentina.  Sky expressed his opinion on when the wonderful sound that now represents us throughout the world began.

For the closing of this event held by Spotify in the capital of Antioquia, Sky, who has thirteen #1 singles on the Billboard charts under his belt, was part of an open-air concert that took place on Calle del Perpetuo Socorro. Over 2,000 people came to see Sky perform in the country responsible for the successes of world-renowned artists such as J Balvin, Karol G, Anitta, Rosalía, Ozuna, Raw Alejandro and Manuel Turizo, just to name a few.

It was a pleasure to have one of the great talents that Medellin, Colombia has given to the world come back home to perform.



JUANES Will Release His New Single

“AMORES PROHIBIDOS” On November 10th

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The First Advance Single From Juanes’ Highly Anticipated 2023 New Album, “AMORES PROHIBIDOS”  Represents The Start Of A New Creative Cycle For The 27 Time GRAMMY & LATIN GRAMMY Winner – Resulting From An Ardent Songwriter Turning Inward During The Pandemic To Reexamine Life, Love, Family and More of His Own Emotional Intricacies

Colombian Rock Superstar JUANES is set to release his new single“AMORES PROHIBIDOS” on November 10th – marking the first listen fans will have into the new musical growth begun by the globally renowned artist following his recent GRAMMY & LATIN GRAMMY winning ORIGEN  album and world tour. Whereas ORIGEN brought Juanes back to re-embrace his earliest and strongest rock music roots through reinterpretations of some of the most influential songs from others that shaped his musical vision, this natural new creative cycle meshes that continued return to electric guitar rock with a deep dive back into his own long-praised songwriting skill that turned inward in focus during the recent pandemic period.

This resulting two years of writing and recording has left both the artist and his close collaborating producer (and fellow multiple Grammy winner) Sebastian Krys filled with excitement about soon sharing this new level creativity as a full album release in early 2023, (marking Juanes’ first all-original album  since 2019’s “Más Futuro Que Pasado”).

“I believe Juanes has reconnected with his fearless innovative songwriting that defined him early on in his career. This song sounds 100% Juanes and is simultaneously unlike anything he has done before.  Juanes has always been an innovator. Writing during the pandemic made him connect with his day to day life. His Children, his wife, his music, his fears, and passions. It is apparent to me that he has tapped into another level of musical exploration and curiosity which only a handful of artists ever achieve” – Sebastian Krys.

Leading up to the November 10th release of “AMORES PROHIBIDOS”(PRE-SAVE NOW)  Juanes has already begun taking fans inside his recent creative process for the new song through a series of brief TikTok videos (idea/lyrics/melody/ riff/beat/keyboards) that have already generated over nine million views and can be seen here.   Watch Juanes’ social accounts in the upcoming days for more sneak peeks into the song and new video. 

(“AMORES PROHIBIDOS  is co-produced by Juanes and Sebastian Krys, asst. producer: Emmanuel Briceño.

co-mixed by Sebastian Krys & Vago Galindo. Upcoming video is directed by Jose Sagaro)

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Joss Favela – Tu y yo

The multi-awarded Mexican artist and performer Joss Favela, announces the release of his new song Tu y yo, which premieres together with its official music video, available as of today on all digital platforms, including YouTube.

Living in a toxic relationship is, unfortunately, very common these days. Love stories have many ups and downs, and Mexican-singer-songwriter Joss Favela is here to tell you all about his new song “Tu y yo”, tells a heartbroken story from his own authorship which explains how “there is only one step from love to hate.”

Tu y yo comes off the most recent studio album by Joss Favela “llegando al rancho,” a romantic material with which the multi-awarded composer and Latin Grammy Nominee has been able to tell amazing, charming and at the same time heartbreaking love stories with his undeniable professional and characteristic Sinaloan- band sound.

Favela’s new song shows the performer living a love story based on emotional instability. The song of its own inspiration shows through its official music video the dramatic story of a couple that finds themselves caught up in a toxic back and forth dynamic, which leads to an inevitable routine.

“Tu y yo” releases together with its official music video, which puts in images the feelings of Joss Favela. The video was recorded in the city of Monterrey, under the direction of Shio Flores and Luis Torres, with the production of Latin Power Films.


Guaynaa Nominated for Latin Grammy

“El Guaynaabichy,” the artist who revolutionized the Latin music industry with the release of his single “Rebota” (407 million views on YouTube), gets his first Latin Grammy nomination, and the company behind his hit JAK, extends his sincere congratulations to his star talent.

Guaynaa’s artistic career took off at an unstoppable speed in early 2019, when his rallying cry “mamarre mamarre” became a worldwide trend. The new king of perreo made very clear his intentions to succeed and to offer a different and fresh sound, accompanied by a unique style to interpret.

The company in charge of its artistic management, JAK, and its team of experts made up of: José “Che” Juan Torres, Andrés “Andy” Martínez and Karla Torres, accompany “Guaynaabichy” every day in each of his steps towards success.

Today, the effort of a team becomes tangible and is recognized by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, by granting it its first Latin Grammy nomination, in the category “Best Reggaeton Performance” for the song “Chicharrón” feat . Cauty.

“Super excited and honored by such an important nomination, but we let his inexhaustible and unusual talent speak for itself. It is a pride to represent him and accompany him on this path,” said Che Juan.

Currently, Guaynaa is promoting his most recent singles “Chama” with Lyanno, which just 5 days after its premiere is close to reaching 3 million views on YouTube, and, “Se te te nota”, the viral sensation of the moment with the versatile Lele Pons, who has more than 55 million views on YouTube.

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3 time Latin GRAMMY© Award-winning producer and artist  Tainy,  released the video for  “MALOS HABITOS”  alongside  Puertorican newcomer Kris Floyd. The song is part of “The Kids That Grew Up On Reggaeton- Neon Tapes”, Tainy’s debut EP released earlier this month which consists of 7 songs and features other talented artists such as Dalex, Alvaro Diaz, Sean Paul, Cazzu, Mozart La Para, Lauren Jauregui, C. Tangana, Kali Uchis, Khea, Kris Floyd, Dylan Fuentes, Lennox, Justin Quiles, and Llane.

The video was directed by Elliot Muscat and The Garden and was shot on location in Miami in the middle of the night. Muscat drew inspiration from the up close and personal feel of the 90s shooting styles and tying the camera to the back of a pickup truck giving him the chance to capture Tainy and Kris in the best way.

“This track is special,  it’s Kris Floyd’s debut as part of the NEON16 family, so this is another exciting time for us. It was produced by the very talented Jota Rosa who is also under the NEON incubator. In this song he put his touch and gave the EP the variety it was missing. Kris’ delivery on this track is truly amazing”, comments Tainy.




ALESSIA CARA, 360 MAGAZINE, Photo credit – Olivia Aita