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Lebron James × Youtube Originals – I PROMISE

Youtube Originals Announces new documentary “I Promise” from Ledbron James’ The Springhill Company chronicling year one at his groundbreaking, public I Promise school, both a film and an educational resource, “I Promise” provides an inside look at a new model for urban, public education, the film debuts September 28 onlu on Youtube, and watch the official trailer HERE  

YouTube Originals today announced “I Promise,” a feature documentary film from award-winning director, Marc Levin, that tells the story of LeBron James’ efforts to close the achievement gap in his hometown of Akron, Ohio through the eyes of the inspiring students who are resetting expectations of their futures. The film premieres Thursday, September 28 at 12 pm ET / 9 am PT on the YouTube Originals channel. 

The documentary, which premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Festival, features an in-depth look at the first academic year inside the groundbreaking I Promise School, which opened in 2018. Viewers will get to explore the day-to-day trials, triumphs, and life-changing impact of the school staff, students, and families working together in a unique, family-first educational environment that embraces the trauma and challenges many faces in Akron. The film offers an intimate look at the school’s blueprint for a new model for urban, public education – a holistic, STEM-focused approach led by love and Social-Emotional Learning infused with the LeBron James Family Foundation’s “We Are Family” philosophy. In opening the doors to the I PROMISE School’s early challenges and learnings, the film exists to provide insights and tools that students and educators in every community across the country can implement in their classrooms and beyond.  

“I Promise” is directed by Marc Levin with executive producers LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson, Philip Byron, Nicholas Lopez, Marc Levin, Dan Levin, Catherine Cyr, and Josh Gold. LeBron James and Maverick Carter will serve as executive producers on the documentary with their empowerment-led media conglomerate The SpringHill Company. “I Promise” director Marc Levin will also executive produce alongside Jamal Henderson, Philip Byron, Nicholas Lopez, Daniel B. Levin, Catherine Cyr, and Josh Gold. The film is a Blowback Pictures Production in association with RYOT Lab and LeBron James Family Foundation. Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Nadine Zylstra serves as Head of Family, Learning, and Impact for YouTube Originals, with Zoe Di Stefano also overseeing “I Promise” for YouTube Originals. 360 Magazine is amazed to see such good work being done for the community. Many people are giving back to the community especially because of the time period we are in. 

“I Promise” joins a growing slate of learning and impact projects including the upcoming new slate of sustainability-focused programming: “Seat at the Table,” with David Attenborough and creator Jack Harries, “Stay Wild” (working title) from Brave Wilderness in partnership with Appian Way and Madica Productions, “Shut It Off ASAP” (working title) from AsapSCIENCE and B17 Entertainment; in addition to launched projects from the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund aimed to invest with intention with programming like “Bear Witness, Take Action 2,” which continued the movement on racial justice to evoke change and protect Black lives; “Resist,” a documentary series from Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors; and “Barbershop Medicine” aiming to put the “public” back in Public Health and explore the impact race and socioeconomic status have on healthcare and longevity. Additional learning YouTube Originals include Emmy Award-winning mini-series “Create Together,” a Joseph Gordon-Levitt hosted series featuring the creations of everyday people collaborating to make art; Daytime Emmy Award-winning special “Creators for Change on Girls’ Education with Michelle Obama” where YouTube creators, such as Liza Koshy, sit down with Former First Lady Michelle Obama and the Obama Foundation to discuss the state of girls’ education around the world; Emmy-nominated “Glad You Asked” that explores topics driven by our curiosity about the world around us; and “Retro Tech” the Emmy-nominated series that explores the technological promises of the past.

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AMAZON MUSIC AND ZHU DEBUT

SEATTLE, WA September 10, 2021

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

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

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

 

Watch “Welcome to Dreamland” here:

https://youtu.be/ZM3BfCeyFpU 

Download Hi-Res Stills:

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

 

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

Listen to ZHU’s Summer Sessions playlist here:

https://amzn.to/ZHUSummerSession

 

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

 

ZHU Dreamland Tour Dates

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Seismic Dance Event announces huge lineup

Seismic Dance Event, the premiere boutique house and techno music festival in Austin, Texas, has announced the phase one lineup for their highly-anticipated return to The Concourse Project on November 12-14. Dropping more than forty names that define the sounds of the global underground dance movement, Seismic continues its legacy as a must-visit event for techno tourists and genre devotées with the Seismic Dance Event 4.0 lineup.

Since its launch in 2018, Seismic has sought to gather a forward-thinking assemblage of musical talent in an intimate environment. Produced by Austin dance power-house RealMusic Events, the festival prides itself on showcasing the city as a rising destination for dance music. Taking place over the seven acre Concourse Project venue, fans are treated to world-class production on three stages both indoor and outdoor plus art installations, food trucks, and a multitude of surprises that make this the region’s most immersive electronic event.

Seismic’s renowned Volcano Stage welcomes some of global techno’s brightest stars including Nina Kraviz, Amelie Lens, ANNA, Pan-Pot, Will Clarke, and Ida Engberg. The genre’s melodic titans will also be on full display with coveted sets live from Stephan Bodzin and Ben Böhmer as well as triumphs from Yotto, Luttrell, Patrice Bäumel, Öona Dahl, Adriatique, Township Rebellion, Jonas Rathsman, and Rinzen.

The Tsunami Stage will gather some of the most celebrated 4/4 DJs and producers from every corner of the world for the three day event. Crosstown Rebels boss Damian Lazarus, South African legend Black Coffee and the mighty Bonobo (dj set) top the lineup alongside Paradise’s Jamie Jones, the masked wonder of Claptone, chart topper Dom Dolla, UK house duo Solardo, Trikk’s Patrick Topping, the globe-trotting Seth Troxler and Solid Grooves founder Michael Bibi.

The bill continues with standout performances from the likes of Kyle Watson, Eats Everything, Booka Shade (live), Mark Knight, Mason Maynard, Steve Darko, Cloonee and more. A third immersive stage environment will be announced ahead of the show.

Pre-sale tickets are now available for the event and can be purchased on the Seismic website. This includes 3-day general admission tickets and a VIP option.

RealMusic Events has spent the last 12 years fostering the Austin scene as an unexpected home for the electronic sounds of tomorrow. It is this commitment to writing the next chapter of the city’s diverse musical history that stands at the heart of the Seismic ethos.

Lineup (A-Z)
Adriatique
Amelie Lens
ANNA
Bedouin
Ben Böhmer (live)
Biscits
Black Coffee
Bleu Clair
Bonobo (dj set)
Booka Shade (live)
Claptone
Cloonee
Damian Lazarus
Dom Dolla
Eats Everything
Eli Brown
Ida Engberg
Jamie Jones
Jonas Rathsman
Kill Script
Kyle Watson
Latmun b2b Wheats
Luttrell
Mark Knight
Mason Maynard
Michael Bibi
Nina Kraviz
Öona Dahl
Pan-Pot
Patrice Bäumel
Patrick Topping
Rebūke
Regard
Rinzen
Satori (live)
Seth Troxler
Sohmi
Solardo
Stephan Bodzin (live)
Steve Darko
Township Rebellion
Volac
Will Clarke
Yotto

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JENA ROSE LIFESIZE CHESS MUSIC VIDEO – CHECKMATE

Cuban-American gen-Z artist Jena Rose hit a 5-week streak on MTV’s Friday Livestream with Kevan Kenney, joining a-list artists including Harry Styles and Zayn in the fan-voted Top 10 rankings. The larger-than-life music video, “Checkmate”, released via Gem Street Music and Sweety High, was inspired by “The Queen’s Gambit” and her lifelong fascination with chess. The pop track visually follows Jena as she takes the power back in a toxic relationship. Watch here.

Since releasing “Checkmate” in June, Rose has experienced tremendous momentum across social media and DSPs. By the numbers, “Checkmate” has generated 4.65M total views and streams, 450K monthly Spotify listeners and 70K new TikTok followers. Additionally, the “Checkmate” sound has been used in 8.3K videos.

The single kicks off an exciting new chapter for Jena Rose and prepares listeners for her forthcoming debut EP Baby, Maybe. The project is slated for release later this year and will feature collaborations with all-star co-writers/producers including Nick Furlong and John Feldmann (Blink 182, Panic! At The Disco).

Christened a “tour de force” by American Songwriter, Jena has toured with Aly & AJ, Echosmith and Why Don’t We, attended NYFW (dressed in Alice+Olivia, Anna Sui, Tom Ford, etc), and worked on brand partnerships with Tommy Hillfiger, FabFitFun and MAC.

About Jena Rose

Growing up with a father who immigrated from Cuba and a mom raised in Chicago, Jena was inspired by a wide array of musical influences from a very young age. Displaying a precocious talent early on, she started playing her own songs on tour with AJR, Echosmith and Why Don’t We when she was only 17-years-old. Trained as a multi-instrumentalist, singer and dancer, with over 1M social followers and 10M likes, she is an artist to watch in 2021. Gearing up for a slate of releases, fashion week, and her debut EP, Rose will be back on tour just as soon as the world allows.

About Gem Street Music

Gem Street Music, based in LA and Nashville, was created as a solution to a new music market that requires artists to drive continual growth across their digital platforms. Their core business, spanning from A&R and content production to growth and distribution, delivers the cultural scale essential to building real fan bases and driving positive ROI. Owning one of the largest Gen Z platforms and growth networks in the U.S. (Sweety High and Social Impact), they leverage their diverse audiences and employ innovative, collateralized strategies for both established stars and promising newcomers.

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LOST KINGS – ME, MYSELF AND ADDERALL

LOST KINGS RELEASE NEW TRACK “ME, MYSELF AND ADDERALL” FEATURING GOODY GRACE TODAY – LISTEN HERE

Miss The Future Tour Kicks Of August 26th  

Confirmed to play sets at Lollapolooza and EDC Las Vegas

Los Angeles based producers Lost Kings release their latest track “Me, Myself And Adderall” ft. singer/songwriter/producer Goody Grace today via Disruptor/RCA Records. Listen to the track hereThe duo will debut the track live for the first time at Lollapalooza on Saturday, July 31 at Perry’s stage. Lost Kings shared their excitement about getting back on the stage for their fans in an interview with CBS Chicago. Check out the interview here.

Last month, the two released the music video to their track “I Miss The Future” ft. Jordan Shaw (click here to watch). The deeply personal music video was directed by Kyle Cogan and takes a look at the past year and what they missed. The music video simultaneously pays tribute to Rob’s father and those lost during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lost Kings are hitting the road this summer on their Miss The Future Tour.  The 15-date tour will kick off on August 26 in Durham, NC, and end Denver, Colorado on October 1, with two stops at NYC’s historic Webster Hall. For more information on the tour and specific presales please visit here. The two will also make stops at Lollapolooza and EDC Las Vegas, with more to be announced soon.

Miss The Future Tour Dates

August 26, 2021          Durham, NC                The Fruit

August 27, 2021          Charlotte, NC              World

August 28, 2021          Atlanta, GA                 District

September 3, 2021      Austin, TX                    Vulcan

September 4, 2021      Houston, TX                Stereo Live

September 5, 2021      Dallas, TX                    Stereo Live

September 10, 2021    New York, NY              Webster Hall

September 11, 2021    New York, NY              Webster Hall

September 16, 2021    Philadelphia, PA          NOTO

September 17, 2021    Washington, DC         Echostage

September 23, 2021    Salt Lake City, UT        SKY

September 24, 2021    San Francisco, CA       August Hall

September 25, 2021    San Francisco, CA       August Hall

September 30, 2021    Portland, OR               45 East

October 1, 2021          Denver, CO                  Church

About Lost Kings

Lost Kings consists of Los Angeles based duo Rob Gainley and Nick Shanholtz. The two have risen up through the ranks of new producer talents, gaining over 800 million combined streams worldwide. In the process, they have released various original music and remixes, released two EP’s, Paper Crowns and Lost Angeles, and sold out major markets across the US–including New York’s Webster Hall and Chicago’s Bottom Lounge. The group’s EP’s featured artists from all genres of music including Wiz Khalifa, Ally Brooke, A$AP Ferg, Marc E. Bassy, Loren Gray, Social House, Anna Clendening and more.

In 2020 the group released a string of songs including “Hurt,” which features DeathbyRomy’s powerful, rich vocals. Additionally, their current single “Oops” features multiple Grammy-nominated hitmaker Ty Dolla $ign and critically acclaimed recording artist GASHI. Other features include MASN on “Mountains” and “Runaway” featuring Destiny Rogers.  All four of the tracks have over 26 million streams worldwide and will also be featured on the upcoming EP.

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Nio Garcia × Bad Bunny × J Balvin – AM Remix

AM REMIX BY NIO GARCiA WITH BAD BUNNY AND J BALVIN TAKES OVER BILLBOARD’S CHARTS, THE SONG IS ONE OF THE MOST LISTENED SONGS GLOBALLY

# 1 Latin Digital Songs Sales, # 7 Global chart, # 10 Global 200,

# 4 on Hot Latin Songs, # 2 Latin Streaming Songs

Just a week after its release, AM remix by Nio Garcia with J Balvin and Bad Bunny has become the most powerful song of the summer and has entered on Billboard’s most important lists. The track made its official debut and, thisweek, is at #1 on Latin Digital Songs Sales, #2 on Latin Streaming Songs, #7 on the Global chart, # 10 on the Global 200, #41 on the Hot 100 and # 4 on Hot Latin Songs.

AM remix, released under Flow La Movie and distributed by GLAD Empire, is a refreshing song that tries to highlight the desire and passion between a man and a woman who enjoy life to the fullest without any commitment. In this version Bad Bunny and J Balvin give it their personal touch by raising the subject to a new level. Without a doubt, the song was written by the artists themselves and produced by Yama, Xound, Botlok and Flow La Movie.

I am extremely happy and very grateful to the fans, to Balvin and Bad Bunny and my work team who have given me their support from the beginning. It really gives me immense joy to know that the song is one of the favorites worldwide. says Nio Garcia.

So far, AM remix has more than 66 million views on YouTube and is still in the Top 10 of the platform’s trending videos.

On the other hand, the original version of AM is one of the most listened to songs globally on Spotify and in addition to being among the 15 most popular songs on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart (which unites all genres from the Latin market such as Tropical, Regional Mexican and, of course, reggaeton), this week it received a gold record certification by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

ABOUT NIO GARCIA

Nio Garcia is a Puerto Rican urban music singer who in 2012 joined the renowned company in the industry, Flow Music; a company founded and managed by legendary producer DJ Nelson. In 2013 his career transcended in Latin America when he starred in the film Reggaeton The Movie, which is based on the reggaeton genre in the nineties. In mid-2015 he was signed by the Flow La Movie company and together with Flow Music he presented his first single, Infinitamente. His career transcended with the hit Te Bote (2018) with Darell, Casper Mágico, Nicky Jam, Ozuna and Bad Bunny, which won No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart. His music video has surpassed 2 billion views on YouTube.

Watch the official video for AM Remix here.

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Drama × Briejean – Hey Boy Remix

DRAMA Delivers Funky Remix of Briejean’s Track: Hey Boy Out July 8

Ghostly International’s electronic R&B duo DRAMA, delivers a funky remix of Brijean’s, the Oakland-based collaboration of Brijean Murphy and Doug Stuart, track Hey Boy. It’s the third reimagining of a single from Brijean’s label LP debut, Feelings and is taken from the forthcoming Feelings Remixes EP, out August 13th.

ListenHey Boy (DRAMA Remix)

Chicago’s DRAMA underscore the disco shuffle of Hey Boy, lending a funkier dance structure complete with shakers and call and response shouts (Hey! Hey Boy!). Brijean considers the original a psychedelic guide — the exploration of finding what feels good — through sorrow, anxiety, apathy. DRAMA’s take doubles down on the good times.

Working with Brijean on the Hey Boy remix has been one of our favorite collaborations. We wanted to give the record some more bounce and make it even more danceable. Brijean is a very talented artist, and we are excited we got to work on this. — DRAMA

The Feelings Remixes EP extends the relaxed reverie of Feelings with contributions from Sam Gendel, Buscabulla, DRAMA, and Rick Wade. Brijean Murphy and Doug Stuart’s deep roots in jazz, pop, electronic and Latin spheres inform the music they make as Brijean, and these influences are reflected in the diverse group of remixers they tapped for this project.

We love DRAMA! Brijean first met Via and Na’el on a tour with Poolside and was struck by their relentless depth, energy and presence performing night after night. Always bringing it and making space for dance. Stoked for their remix of our song Hey Boy — Brijean

DRAMA’s groovy remix of Hey Boy transpires after the duo’s first solo release Don’t Hold Back, which debuted as a World First on Zane Lowe’s Apple Radio show. The track also follows after their hit, You’ve Done Enough with one of dance music’s in-demand acts, Gorgon City, which has been streamed over 20M+, two EPs, Gallows in 2016 and Lies After Love in 2018, and their debut album Dance Without Me in January 2020.

DRAMA US Tour Dates

7/26 – Marble Bar in Detroit

7/27 – Lincoln Hall in Chicago

7/31 – Lollapalooza in Chicago

9/18 – Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas

10/29 – Outside Lands in San Francisco

10/30 – Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles

10/31 – The Observatory in San Diego

11/2 – The Observatory in Santa Ana

Follow Drama via their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud and Spotify. Follow Brijean via their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Bandcamp and Spotify.

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Bravocon is Back!

BRAVO OBSESSED? 

BRAVOCON IS BACK OCTOBER 15-17 IN NEW YORK CITY 

Bravo announced today the return of the highly anticipated super fandom event BravoCon, for another star-studded, fun-packed weekend, October 15-17 in NYC.  Back by extreme popular demand, BravoCon will deliver even more interactive experiences, live performances, insider panels, immersive activations, exclusive content, marketplace shopping and VIP access to Bravo’s biggest shows and their favorite Bravolebrities. Producers and talent will spill the tea on all things Bravo. Further details coming soon.

“Close to ten thousand fans experienced our first ever BravoCon and I’m so excited to bring the Bravosphere to life again,” said Ellen Stone, EVP, Consumer Engagement & Brand Strategy, NBCUniversal Cable. “The passion of our attendees combined with the enthusiasm from our talent set the standards super high for our second Con which we plan to be even more memorable.” 

For a look back at the first BravoCon, visit the website here.  

BravoCon emerged in 2019 with a sold-out three-day weekend showcasing the network’s wide breadth of series including “The Real Housewives,” “Below Deck,” and “Million Dollar Listing” franchises as well as “Southern Charm,” “Top Chef,” “Summer House,” “Vanderpump Rules” and “Married to Medicine.” Fans experienced exclusive access to their favorite Bravolebrities, live podcast tapings, a Bravo bazaar marketplace, immersive photo opportunities, exclusive sneak peek screenings, exciting panels and breaking news moments.  

Fast Facts From BravoCon 2019:  

  • Nearly 10,000 attendees  
  • 90+ Bravolebrities 
  • More than 50 live events  
  • “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen”hosted the largest audience ever, with over 75 Bravolebrities on stage 
  • One fan famously raved after attending BravoCon, “My top three moments in life were marriage, babies and BravoCon – not necessarily in that order.” 

About Bravo:

Bravo is the premier lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content across all platforms. The network features a diverse slate of original programming, including Emmy Award-winning “Top Chef” and “Project Runway,” fan-favorites “Vanderpump Rules,” “Below Deck,” “Southern Charm,” and the highly popular “Million Dollar Listing” and “The Real Housewives” franchises. Bravo also boasts the only live late-night talk show on television with the critically acclaimed “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” which has become a nightly destination for A-list celebrities. Bravo is part of the NBCUniversal Television and Streaming portfolio, which includes NBCU’s broadcast, cable and streaming platforms: NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA Network and Peacock. For more information, visit Bravo TV.  

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TT the Artist × Netflix

TT THE ARTIST’S GROUNDBREAKING DOCUMENTARY

“DARK CITY BENEATH THE BEAT “

LANDS AT NETFLIX

Tedra Wilson A.K.A. TT The Artist Directorial Debut Produced by ColorCreative

Netflix has licensed multi-hyphenate director, Tedra Wilson a.k.a. TT The Artist’s, critically acclaimed debut documentary musical, DARK CITY BENEATH THE BEAT.  Winner of the Bushwick Film Festival for Best Feature Documentary 2020, the doc takes you on a journey about the rising Baltimore club music and dance culture.

The film is an audiovisual experience that defines the soundscape of Baltimore city. Inspired by an all-original Baltimore club music soundtrack, the film spotlights local club artists, DJs, dancers, producers, and Baltimore’s budding creative community as they are realizing their life dreams. Rhythmic and raw, these stories illustrate the unique characteristics of the city’s landscape and social climate to its creative LGBTQ community and showcases Baltimore club music as a positive subculture in a city overshadowed by trauma, drugs, and violence. 

The film is a noted love letter to Baltimore that uplifts the narrative of the city and is produced by Issa Rae and Deniese Davis through their management production company ColorCreative. In addition to the Netflix premiere, TT will also be dropping its soundtrack through Issa Rae’s Raedio

The soundtrack, titled, Dark City Beneath The Beat Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is a fusion of Baltimore club music intermixed with poetry, hip hop, house, and soul. Executive produced by TT The Artist and Baltimore club music hero Mighty Mark, the eighteen track project features local artists on the rise from the “Charm City.”  The soundtrack is available on all digital streaming music platforms including Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal among others. The documentary feature will premiere on Netflix April 15, 2021.  

About TT The Artist:

TT The Artist is a multi-hyphenate filmmaker whose work is an intersection of music, art, fashion, and film. Her bold and colorful visual storytelling is influenced by her love for black cinema and narratives that expand the representation of women of color and LGBTQ stories on screen. TT The Artist has worked with influential DJs and producers in the music industry such as Grammy award winning producer Diplo. TT The Artist’s musical success in the television and the film sync world has secured her placements on The Chi, Twenties, Netflix’s Nappily Ever After, HBO’s hit series Insecure, and more. Stepping out of the recording studio and into the director’s chair, TT The Artist was selected as a shadow director for Insecure’ s highly anticipated season 4. TT has directed many of her own videos such as CENTER OF ATTENTIONPAYROLLBLACK HERSTORY, and WOAH. TT The Artist is also a participant in Powderkeg’s 2020 FUSE Program, founded by Paul Feig. Most recently, TT shot WHEW CHILE for Dai Burger, which debuted on Paper Magazine.

TT The Artist is represented by ColorCreative management and the law firm of Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano.

Tedra Wilson a.k.a. TT The Artist
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USDA Announces Investment

USDA Announces $218 Million Investment in Land and Water Conservation

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the USDA Forest Service will invest more than $218 million to fund Great American Outdoors Act projects to conserve critical forest and wetland habitat, support rural economic recovery, and increase public access to national forests and grasslands.

Leveraging the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) provided by Congress, this investment will improve public access by funding strategic land acquisitions. Funds will also support work with state agencies to encourage private forest landowners to protect their land through conservation easements or land purchases.

“These investments reflect President Biden’s commitment to supporting locally-led conservation efforts from coast to coast and to honoring and building on the proud private land stewardship traditions of farmers, ranchers, and forest owners,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “The investments will not only protect our natural heritage, but they will also create jobs, expand access to the outdoors, and help tackle climate change.”

The Forest Service administers two LWCF programs: The Forest Legacy Program and the Land Acquisition program. Together, these programs conserve critical and strategic lands across the nation’s forests on both private and public lands. The Forest Service will invest more than $94 million to fund 28 projects under the Forest Legacy Program and $123 million to fund Land Acquisition Program projects, including projects for recreation access and other needs.

Land Acquisition Program highlights include:

  • $6.4 million in FY 2021 to acquire 8,590 acres for the Lolo Trails Project in Montana. This project aims to mitigate the effects of climate change by providing the cold water that federally listed bull trout and other species need to sustain healthy populations in a warming climate.
  • $3.7 million to acquire 1,550 acres in the Yakima River Basin for the Washington Cascades Project. Supported by a wide coalition of public, private and non-profit partners, this project seeks to ensure a long-term water supply in the face of climate change.

Forest Legacy Program highlights include:

  • Protecting 12,500 acres of habitat, water and timber on the Ceylon Forest in Georgia. 2.5 million people depend on the Ceylon for drinking water that flows from and through the forest. As a working forest, the Ceylon supports a local wood-based economy that includes 121 mills, with a $1.69 million payroll impact. Once completed, the area will also become part of a much larger Wildlife Management Area and serve as an ideal hunting and fishing destination for sportsmen across the Southeast.
  • The East Grand-Weston in Maine builds on a century-old tradition of sustainable forestry and expands recreation opportunities over more than 4,300 acres. The property supports a thriving local recreation industry by protecting lands, waters and trails while also providing sustainable wood products to up to 15 mills. The property will remain in private hands while continuing to be managed for public benefits.
  • The second phase of the Kootenai Forestlands Conservation Project will permanently protect nearly 28,000 acres of land in northwest Montana. The project area belongs to the Stimson Lumber Company and contributes to the local economy while allowing free public access as a recreation destination for hunting, fishing, skiing, hiking, snowmobiling and more. The project will also protect the area from further residential development, reducing future firefighting costs by more than half.

Background

The Forest Service has been administering LWCF projects since 1964 along with the Department of the Interior. The fund supports Forest Service-led conservation projects including acquisition of critical non-federal lands within the boundaries of national forests and grasslands. Now, with full and permanent funding through the Dingell Act and the Great American Outdoors Act, the Forest Service is poised to strengthen its conservation program and provide greater recreation access to national forests and grasslands.

The agency worked with partners, considered multiple criteria and used established competitive processes to select projects for fiscal year 2021. During the review, the agency evaluated the environmental, social, and economic benefits of proposed projects and whether they contributed to other conservation initiatives. The Forest Service also considered local recreation access needs, the level of local support for strategic land acquisitions and how likely it would be for project areas to be converted to non-forest uses.

For more information on the Great American Outdoors Act and related projects, visit the website.

USDA touches the lives of all Americans each day in so many positive ways. In the Biden-Harris Administration under Secretary Vilsack, USDA is committed to transforming America’s food system with a greater focus on more resilient local and regional food production, fairer markets for all producers, ensuring access to healthy and nutritious food in all communities, building new markets and streams of income for farmers and producers using climate-smart food and forestry practices, making historic investments in infrastructure and clean energy capabilities in rural America, and committing to equity across the Department by removing systemic barriers and building a workforce more representative of America. To learn more, visit USDA.