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Katy Perry New Album

Smile is the title track from Katy Perry’s new album, which you can now listen to here. Smile was released on August 28 by Capitol Records. Katy speaks about the album in the cover story of the current issue of People. She recently performed at the Tomorrowland Around the World digital festival and did a SiriusXM Hits 1 Celebrity Session.

Praising her new single, Rolling Stone observed, Over an upbeat, dance-driven groove to match the positive vibes of the lyrics, Perry extols the virtue of perseverance. Billboard hailed Smile as empowering uplifting and ET noted, Smile is a buoyant, brassy ode to finding your happiness again. 

Fans who pre-order the album here will instantly receive Smile plus Daisies, the Gold-certified Never Really Over and Harleys In Hawaii. Exclusive Smile-themed merchandise bundles are available now. Tune in to Katy’s #SmileSunday livestream at noon on August 16 to see Katy share additional details about Smile. 

Since Katy Perry’s Capitol Record debut in 2008 with One of the Boys, she has racked up a cumulative 45 billion streams alongside worldwide sales of over 45 million adjusted albums and 135 million tracks with her albums One of the Boys, Teenage Dream, PRISM, and Witness, and her latest singles, gold-certified Never Really Over, Small Talk, and Harleys In Hawaii. Katy was the first female artist to have four videos surpass a billion views each.  

Her videos for Firework and Last Friday Night have over one billion views, while Roar and Dark Horse have surpassed the two billion mark. Katy’s 2015 Super Bowl performance is the highest-rated in the event’s history. She is one of only five artists in history to have topped 100 million certified units with their digital singles and the first-ever Capitol Records recording artist to join the elite RIAA 100 Million Certified Songs club. 

Aside from being one of the bestselling musical artists of all time, Katy is an active advocate of many philanthropic causes. In 2013, Katy was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador as a result of her commitment to improving the lives of children worldwide. From traveling to Vietnam and Madagascar to highlight the needs of some of the worldߣs most vulnerable children, to recording PSAs about the importance of empowering girls and supporting adolescents living with HIV/AIDS, as well as raising awareness for UNICEFs emergency relief efforts, Katy has used her powerful voice to advocate for children and support UNICEFs mission to ensure every childs right to health, education, equality, and protection. She was awarded with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award in 2016. 

On August 20th, Katy Perry shared a new song, What Makes A Woman, which celebrates the indefinable quality that women bring to the world. Produced by Johan Carlsson and directed by frequent collaborator Tim Sekiguchi, Katy performs a moving, stripped-down version of the song.

In other news, Katy spoke with the Los Angeles Times‘ Amy Kaufman for an in-depth feature that appeared on the cover of last Sunday’s Calendar section. The story traces the rebirth of Katy, noting that she has emerged from depression and heartbreak to craft an album that is still quintessentially Perry: buoyant, playful, neon pop.

Follow Katy Perry: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube 

One Love illustration done by Mina Tocalini of 360 MAGAZINE.

Oakley – One Love

Today, Oakley® unveils a powerful remake of Bob Marley’s iconic anthem – One Love – as part of the brand’s 2020 For the Love of Sport Campaign. The official release aims to inspire hope and positivity during a time of uncertainty by celebrating sport, and how it can enlighten and uplift. The reworked verses were co-written by Oakley Athletes including Diamond DeShields, Ryan Sheckler, Oksana Masters, Caroline Buchanan and Ítalo Ferreira. This reinterpretation evolves the classic song into a modern-day love story, amplified by an official music video that showcases a dynamic display of passion and determination as viewers follow athletes’ individual journeys and the way sport has impacted their lives and the people around them.

American-born, British-Jamaican singer-songwriter, Celeste, was selected to perform the song because of her ability to convey a message through her soulful-tones and her mantra to create meaningful music that can make a difference. Most recently, Celeste, won the 2020 Brit Rising Star Award and was named the number one breakthrough act on the BBC Music Sound of 2020 List. 

Oakley’s For The Love of Sport campaign honors one of the most universal passions – that of sport. During the writing process, Oakley interviewed those with an intimate connection to sport – its global network of athletes. In conversation, they explored the unifying qualities of sport through their personal journeys, including recent stretches of solitude and peaks of frustration. Their reflections revealed a commonality between them – sport’s ability to push-through boundaries, and overcome adversity, even during the toughest times.

“Sport has the power to evoke emotion, whether participating or spectating”, said Ben Goss, Oakley Global Marketing Director. “And the world is in a fragile place right now. By sharing what drives us and our athletes, this love of sport, our hope is that it can have a positive impact on uplifting the community during these uncertain times.”

The globally recognized One Love track by Bob Marley was a call for unity in 1965 when it was first released, and its message still rings true, 55 years later. The Oakley remake is part of a yearlong celebration of what would be Marley’s 75th birthday in 2020 and it preserves the song’s uplifting chorus and chords that inspired a generation, and refreshes the verses to captivate a contemporary audience.

“Sport, specifically soccer, was my Dad’s second love after music, and it brought him a great deal of joy throughout his life,” said Ziggy Marley. “The world really needs love right now, and we’re thrilled to work with Oakley on this amazing reinterpretation of One Love, so it can be meaningful to a new generation during a time when it’s needed most.”

Oakley’s One Love will debut exclusively on SiriusXM’s Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Radio channel during a live broadcast with a special introduction from Skip Marley at 8AM PST on August 11, 2020. The official music video will go live simultaneously on Oakley’s YouTube channel and Instagram TV and the song will be available to stream on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Sameer Gadhia – Point of Origin

Sameer Gadhia, frontman for platinum selling rock band Young The Giant, is set to launch Point Of Origin, a spotlight feature highlighting hand-picked, culturally-diverse, musical discoveries in the alternative space, airing regularly on SiriusXM’s Alt Nation (ch.36), starting today.

Gadhia explains: “By its very definition, alternative music is supposed to challenge boundaries by providing new and unheard possibilities. Though the sonic landscape is diverse, the limelight has cast a vastly monochromatic field. I am living proof that this is not so, and my aim is to illuminate artists who express the truest definition of what alternative is and should be by identifying what connects us all to our shared love of music. Through this platform, I want to create opportunity for artists of color and help foster a divergent narrative for today and tomorrow’s alternative music scene.”

Hosted and curated by Gadhia, Point Of Originwill focus on one artist over a two-week period by granting heavy, on-air exposure to one song from the artist. This will also be accompanied by commentary from Gadhia on the hand-picked artist and song. The first artist to be featured is Pennsylvania-native and a Pigeons & Planes New Artist to Watch in 2020, binki, who describes his sound as “packed with equal parts riotous funk, cavalier rap, with a bratty-rock swagger.” After creating buzz across the blog circuit, touring with Benee and Still Woozy, binki’s “Sea Sick” will garner its first national radio airplay as the first featured song on Point of Origin. For more information, visit www.pointoforigin.world.

Gadhia had been called “one of the great contemporary rock voices” by The New York Times, he is the son of immigrants from Ahmadabad, India, who came to the U.S. in the 80’s shortly before he was born. Issues of culture and diversity have been something he’s ruminated on for most of his life, both consciously and subconsciously. The band’s 2016 album Home of the Strange deliberately honed in on the modern American immigrant story, a theme that was especially relevant to the quintet as they’re each from different ethnic backgrounds with most being immigrants themselves or first-generation Americans. Gadhia wrote about balancing the two very different worlds of his ethnicity and nationality in an editorial piece for Salon (read HERE), and also had an in-depth conversation with NPR’s Ailsa Chang on the topic for “Weekend Edition” (listen/see HERE).

Young the Giant is currently writing and recording music for their next album, much of which was chronicled in the band’s “Song A Day” project which sees band members sharing music clips with each other over Instagram, culminating with a completed song each Saturday. Fans can watch the process in their Instagram highlights HERE.
SiriusXM subscribers can listen to Alt Nation (ch. 36) and other channels on SiriusXM radios, and those with streaming access can listen online, on-the-go with the SiriusXM mobile app and at home on a wide variety of connected devices, including smart TVs, devices with Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. The SiriusXM app also offers additional features such as SiriusXM video, Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora that listeners can curate themselves, and an On Demand library with more than 10,000 hours of archived shows, exclusive music performances, interviews and audio documentaries. Go to www.SiriusXM.com/streaming to learn more.

Bob Marley in Blue illustration done by Mina Tocalini of 360 MAGAZINE.

Bob Marley – Punk Reggae Party

Today, episode five of Bob Marley’s Legacy documentary series continues with ‘Punky Reggae Party,’ an insightful look back at Bob’s time in and impact on London and the rest of the United Kingdom. Dating back from the mid-’70s to this present day, ‘Punky Reggae Party’ explores how Bob’s music and ethos captured the Zeitgeist, detailing his signing to Chris Blackwell’s Island Records, and the welcomed arrival of his sound and the impact he had in the United Kingdom, especially the London-born children of the Windrush generation.

Featuring interviews with music aficionado Don Letts, MP and former shadow home secretary, Diane Abbott, award-winning British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason MBE, and Chris Blackwell as well as journalist and broadcaster, Chris Salewicz, British-Nigerian women’s rights activist Seyi Akiwowo, the daughter of a Rasta, Hak BakerMarika, and photographer Adrian Boot, this compelling new 22-minute short touches on a post-war, multi-cultural Britain, the rise of punk, and how Bob Marley, the ultimate rebel, fitted into all of this and helped unite a country through his music. ‘Punky Reggae Party’ is available to watch on Bob Marley’s Official YouTube Channel. 

Also, today sees the release of one of the world’s best-selling and most loved albums of our time, LEGEND, available now on limited-edition picture disc. Featuring many of Bob’s most memorable songs, from “One Love/People Get Ready” to “Get Up, Stand Up,” “Is This Love” to “Jammin’,” “Could You Be Loved” to “Three Little Birds.” The album also includes eight more classics, in celebration of #BobMarley75, and is available from today in a limited-edition picture disc presenting the iconic cover shot backed with a previously unseen image of Bob.

Last Sunday, eight-time GRAMMY Award-winning Ziggy Marley performed an extraordinary one-off, virtual performance, paying homage to his father’s timeless catalog. Ziggy performed eleven of Bob Marley’s legendary tracks in an intimate setting that was live streamed on Bob Marley’s official YouTube channel. Following the concert, Ziggy participated in an exclusive Q&A on CEEK’s Virtual Reality content streaming platform, and a select number of 360VR tracks will also be available on CEEK’s platform. The audio of the full performance, Ziggy Marley – Bob Marley 75th Celebration (pt. 1), will be available as an e-album, on July 31.

In other news, Ziggy Marley released a brand new single, “Play With Sky (feat. Ben Harper)” today. The track, written by Ziggy, comes from his new upcoming family album, MORE FAMILY TIME. This release is a follow up to his 2009’s Grammy® and Emmy winning album, FAMILY TIME, and is due out on September 18. Listen to ‘Play With Sky (feat. Ben Harper)

Last week, members of the Marley family, in conjunction with Tuff Gong International and Amplified Music, released a reimagination of the late Bob Marley’s iconic anthem, “One Love,” featuring musicians from all corners of the globe, artists from conflict zones and children living in vulnerable communities to support UNICEF’s work to reimagine a fairer, more just world for children whose lives have been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic.  All net proceeds from the sale of streams of the recording will directly support Reimagine, UNICEF’s global campaign to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic from becoming a lasting crisis for children and to ensure the post-pandemic world is more fair and equal for every child. Every US$1 donated to ONE LOVE by the public will be matched by jewelry brand Pandora up to the value of US$1 million dollars. 

In addition, the Marley Family is announcing the Wrangler® x Bob Marley collection that was created through a collaborative process with Wrangler in celebration of what would be the icon’s 75th Birthday in 2020. The 11-piece collection launching Monday, July 27, features heavy reggae influences and revivals of Marley’s favorite Wrangler styles, including one men’s and one women’s denim jacket, four men’s and three women’s tees, and two unisex lasered shirts. Wrangler has worked with the Marley family over the past year to design a unique collection that commemorates a music icon who has inspired generations of people through his commitment to fierce idealism and powerful songwriting. In celebration of the collaborative collection, Wrangler will donate $25,000 to The Bob Marley Foundation. The Bob Marley Foundation, is a Jamaican nonprofit organization focusing on Education, Music & Culture, Environmental Protection, and the health and well being of the Rastafarian community.  

On July 31, the acclaimed ‘Marley’ documentary will be screening in virtual and select traditional cinemas worldwide. Directed by Oscar-winning Kevin Macdonald, the documentary features a combination of legendary music concerts, rare footage, and interviews with Bob Marley, Rita Marley, Cedella Marley, Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Chris Blackwell and many more. Blue Fox Entertainment will release the film theatrically. Watch the official trailer to ‘Marley’ HERE.

Earlier this month in continued observance of the late and legendary Bob Marley’s 75th Birthday, and in honor of the July 1st International Reggae Day celebrations, an official music video for Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry,” was released. Directed by Kristian Mercado Figueroa and shot in Jamaica and New York City, the powerful visual explores two tales of a family divided by country but connected by their love and want for a better life for their children. We see a strong and loving Mother strive to look after her children in their homeland. At the same time, the father works tirelessly, isolated in New York City, working as a taxi driver to better provide for his family back home. The video shines a light on the importance of family and connection while confronting the genuine struggles many families face in the modern world, often forced apart due to poverty. The video for “No Woman No Cry” debuted on Bob Marley’s Official YouTube Channel. 

Lastly, SiriusXM continues with Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Radio on channel 42 through August 13. The limited-edition channel features the music of Bob Marley and his band The Wailers and highlights studio and live performances, widely popular songs, and rare tracks. Additionally, listeners will hear recordings from the Marley family as well as artists who are a part of the iconic brand and label founded by Bob Marley, Tuff Gong. Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Radio is available on the SiriusXM app in the Hip-Hop/R&B category, internet-connected devices and smart speakers in your home. 

Bob Marley, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, is notable not only as the man who put reggae on the global map but, as a statesman in his native Jamaica, he famously brought together the country’s warring factions. Today, Bob Marley remains one of the 20th century’s most important and influential entertainment icons. Marley’s lifestyle and music continue to inspire new generations as his legacy lives on through his music. In the digital era, he has the second-highest social media following of any posthumous celebrity, with the official Bob Marley Facebook page drawing more than 70 million fans, ranking it among the Top 20 of all Facebook pages and Top 10 among celebrity pages. Marley’s music catalog has sold millions of albums worldwide. His iconic collection, LEGEND, holds the distinction of being the longest-charting album in the history of Billboard magazine’s Catalog Albums chart and remains the world’s best-selling reggae album. Marley’s accolades include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994) and ASCAP Songwriters Hall of Fame (2010), a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), multiple entries in the GRAMMY® Hall Of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2001). 

Follow Bob Marley:  Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

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SiriusXM – Sports and the Pandemic

SiriusXM has announced a live special on “The Business of Sports Reopening During a Pandemic” which will air on Business Radio channel 132 on July 23 from 10am-12pm ET.

COVID-19 has changed the world in which we know it, affecting everyone across the globe, and making a drastic impact on the world of sports which came to a halt as seasons were suspended and canceled.

Today, many teams are allowing individual players to train in their practice facilities and leagues are beginning to discuss plans to reopen, while proceeding with caution in getting back on the field, ring or court safely and under different circumstances.

Dan Loney, host of Wharton Business Daily on SiriusXM’s Business Radio, will be leading the discussion and speaking to some high ranking executives in the world of sports who will discuss their plans on moving forward in the face of this global pandemic.

GUESTS:

Jamey Rootes – President of the Houston Texans

Ilan Ben-Hanan – Senior Vice President of Programming and Acquisitions at ESPN

Larry Baer – CEO of San Francisco Giants

Tim Connelly – Denver Nuggets President of Basketball Operations

Chris Zimmerman – CEO of St. Louis Blues

Drew Rosenhaus – Sports Agent, Owner, Rosenhaus Sports Representation

Bill Mulvihill – Head of U.S. Bank Sports and Entertainment Group

Andy Pazder – PGA Tour Chief Tournaments & Competitions Officer

Sean Gleason – CEO, Professional Bull Riders

Brad Sims – CEO of NYCFC (MLS Team)

To hear the special tune in to Business Radio (ch. 132) on Thursday, July 23 from 10:00am-12:00 pm ET. The special will re-air that night at 8:00pm ET.

SiriusXM Business Radio offers listeners the latest breaking news trends with an emphasis on issues impacting both consumers and the business world and the economy and is available to subscribers nationwide on SiriusXM radios (ch. 132).

Bob Marley illustrated by Mina Tocalini for 360 MAGAZINE.

Bob Marley Tribute

UMe and Tuff Gong Worldwide are excited to announce a very special, one-off virtual performance from 8X GRAMMY Award-winning icon Ziggy Marley as part of the on-going Bob Marley 75th birthday celebrations that additionally includes Sirius/XM launching a limited-edition Tuff Gong Radio Channel, the release of a Legend Picture Disc and a partnership with One Tree Planted to combat deforestation by streaming Marley’s iconic music.

With a virtual performance set to take place on July 19 in conjunction with CEEK Virtual Reality, Ziggy Marley will be paying homage to his father’s timeless catalog, performing eleven of Bob Marley’s legendary tracks in an intimate setting and livestreamed on Bob Marley’s official YouTube channel.  Following the concert, Ziggy will be participating in an exclusive Q&A through CEEK’s content streaming platform. A select number of 360VR tracks will be available on Ceek’s Virtual Reality platform.  The audio of the full performance, Ziggy Marley – Bob Marley 75th Celebration (pt. 1) will be made available as an e-album, on July 31, listen HERE.

“With Ceek’s innovative technology, Ziggy Marley has created an immersive experience that’s rooted in Bob Marley’s passion and sense of community and honors his father’s legacy by bringing people together through the power of music,” said Bruce Resnikoff, President, and CEO, UMe.

SiriusXM announced today, the launch of Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Radio, which kicks off today, July 15 at 9 am PT/Noon ET.  The limited-edition channel will feature the music of Bob Marley and his band The Wailers and highlight studio and live performances, widely popular songs, and rare tracks. Additionally, listeners will hear recordings from the Marley family as well as artists who are a part of the iconic brand and label founded by Bob Marley, Tuff Gong. Channel 42 will become Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Radio from July 15 at 9 am PT/Noon ET through August 13 and will be available on the SiriusXM app in the Hip-Hop/R&B category, internet-connected devices and smart speakers in your home. For more information on Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Radio, click HERE.

In addition to Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Radio, fans can also “Stream for Trees” to help the environment while celebrating Bob Marley’s music. One Tree Planted, a non-profit organization focused on global reforestation, in conjunction with UMe, is taking action and planting trees funded by fans streaming Bob Marley’s songs.  Simply connect your Spotify account by clicking HERE and revisit the website any time to see how many trees will be planted throughout the campaign.

On July 24, one of the world’s best-selling and most loved albums of our time, LEGEND will be released as a limited-edition picture disc. Featuring many of Bob’s most memorable songs, from “One Love/People Get Ready” to “Get Up, Stand Up,” “Is This Love” to “Jammin’,” “Could You Be Loved” to “Three Little Birds,” and eight more classics, in celebration of #BobMarley75, the album will be available in a limited edition picture disc presenting the iconic cover shot backed with a previously unseen image of Bob. Pre-order HERE.

Earlier this month, in continued observance of the late and legendary Bob Marley’s 75^th Birthday, and in honor of the July 1 International Reggae Day celebrations, an official music video for Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry,” was released. Directed by Kristian Mercado Figueroa and shot in Jamaica and New York City, the powerful visual explores two tales of a family divided by country but connected by their love and want for a better life for their children. We see a strong and loving Mother strive to look after her children in their homeland. At the same time, the Father works tirelessly, isolated in New York City, working as a taxi driver to better provide for his family back home. The video shines a light on the importance of family and connection while confronting the genuine struggles many families face in the modern world, often forced apart due to poverty. The video for “No Woman No Cry” debuted on Bob Marley’s Official YouTube Channel. Watch HERE.

In this digital era, Bob Marley remains one of the most followed posthumous artists on social media, and MARLEY75 will serve to bring his music and message to the digital foreground, reaching new audiences and perspectives with innovative content and groundbreaking technology. Special live events, exclusive digital content, recordings, exhibitions, plus rare and unearthed treasures will also be revealed throughout the year. Bob Marley’s music continues to inspire generation upon generation, as his legacy lives on through his message of love, justice, and unity, a sentiment needed more than ever in 2020. In conjunction with Tuff Gong and UMe, a division of the Universal Music Group, the Marley family will continue to ensure the highest quality, integrity, and care is taken to honor Bob’s legacy and to celebrate one of the 20th century’s most important and influential figures.

Tune in and subscribe to the Official Bob Marley YouTube channel HERE for more upcoming content celebrating Bob’s legacy and contribution to the world.

Bob Marley, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, is notable not only as the man who put reggae on the global map but, as a statesman in his native Jamaica, he famously brought together the country’s warring factions. Today, Bob Marley remains one of the 20th century’s most important and influential entertainment icons. Marley’s lifestyle and music continue to inspire new generations as his legacy lives on through his music. In the digital era, he has the second-highest social media following of any posthumous celebrity, with the official Bob Marley Facebook page drawing more than 70 million fans, ranking it among the Top 20 of all Facebook pages and Top 10 among celebrity pages. Marley’s music catalog has sold millions of albums worldwide. His iconic collection, LEGEND, holds the distinction of being the longest-charting album in the history of Billboard magazine’s Catalog Albums chart and remains the world’s best-selling reggae album. Marley’s accolades include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994) and ASCAP Songwriters Hall of Fame (2010), a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), multiple entries in the GRAMMY® Hall Of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2001).  For more information visit: bobmarley.com

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Lastlings x “No Time”

Australia’s latest breakout act Lastlings today released their new ethereal single, “No Time,” on Astralwerks/Rose Avenue. The track arrives with an anime-style music video, inspired by their Japanese heritage and one of their favorite dystopian science fiction novels. The electronic sibling duo put their signature transportive lyricism and emotive pop soundscapes to work, cementing their unique brand of artistry with “No Time.” 

Listen to “No Time” here and watch the video here

On the meaning behind the animated video, Lastlings share: “No Time” was inspired by Kazuo Ishiguro’s dystopian science fiction novel Never Let Me Go. As humans, we know and understand that our life spans are limited, but of course, it’s something that we push to the back of our minds. When we’re faced with this kind of knowledge, what do we do when we realize that we don’t have much longer? What are the things that quickly become matters of importance and what are the things we look back on that are really worthwhile? “No Time” is about releasing yourself from negative thoughts and growing from our disappointments and failures. It is also about living life to its fullest potential because as cliche as it may be, life really is short and everything happens for a reason.”

The animator reveals that “No Time” is a chase between darkness and light. It’s a piece about a fraternity, where a brother and sister together face their fear of the passing of time. The character designs refer to “Perfect Blue” by Satoshi Kon; realistic animations and drawings used to deal with a mature subject. They also referenced the old comic book style, similar to Moebius’ work. This cultural mix of Japanese and Occidental styles is a reflection of Lastlings’ heritage.

Upon signing to Astralwerks earlier this year, Lastlings unleashed the dark pop electronica track, “Take My Hand.” Also influenced by their Japanese heritage, the official video weaves elements from one of their most beloved animes, “Your Name” by Makoto Shinkai. “Take My Hand” caught the attention of influential tastemakers like Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Torren Foot, who flipped the original into three stunning remixes. Last month, Lastlings kicked off RÜFÜS DU SOL’s debut Rose Ave Radio show on SiriusXM. Listen to Episode 1, here

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Miles Davis Estate x JFA

New York, NY (May 21, 2020)–Miles Davis Estate and the Jazz Foundation Of America present “A Miles Davis Birthday Celebration,” on SiriusXM‘s ‘Real Jazz‘ (67) this Friday, May 22 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The three-hour music special, highlighting the music of Miles as curated by SiriusXM’s Mark Ruffin and guest DJ’s Erin Davis, Vince Wilburn, Jr. (Miles Davis Estate) and Steve Jordan (JFA), will benefit and raise awareness of the Covid-19 Musician’s Emergency Fund from Jazz Foundation Of America.

Grammy and Emmy award-winning producer Steve Jordan, who serves as Artistic Director for Jazz Foundation Of America, will discuss the organization’s mission and fundraising efforts.

The radio special will re-broadcast on Saturday, May 23 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT and on Miles Davis’ 94th birthday, Tuesday, May 26 at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT.

“The Miles Davis family is honored to be celebrating the birthday of The Chief – 94 and beyond. We are committed to raising awareness of JFA’s Covid-19 Musician’s Emergency Fund. Special love goes out to Mark Ruffin and everyone at SiriusXM and to Steve Jordan and everyone at JFA,” says Erin Davis, Cheryl Davis and Vince Wilburn, Jr. from Miles Davis Estate.

Erin Davis and Vince Wilburn, Jr. will also host a Miles Davis Quarantine Birthday Party with an Instagram Takeover @milesdavis on May 26 from 12 noon – 4 p.m. PT. Tune in for your chance to win a coronavirus care package giveaway that includes the new Miles Davis face mask.

March 30, 2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of Davis’ landmark album Bitches Brew, ranked as one of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time, and celebrated with a 4-CD set The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions, original 2xLP plus brand new Bitches Brew merchandise.

This year, Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool, Stanley Nelson’s critically acclaimed documentary, received a Grammy nomination for “Best Music Film.” It’s companion soundtrack Miles Davis – Music From and Inspired by “Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool,” a Film By Stanley Nelson, is an essential playlist for seasoned and new listeners alike.

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“Star Trek: Voyager” 25th Anniversary

Star Trek: Voyager will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a cast reunion on Stars in the House

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley will co-host May 26th at 8 PM EST in support of the Actors Fund.

NEW YORK (May 19, 2020)Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that the cast of “Star Trek: Voyager” will reunite LIVE on “Stars In The House” on Tuesday, May 26th at 8 PM ET on the Stars In The House YouTube channel and on starsinthehouse.com. Kate Mulgrew (Kathryn Janeway), Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Roxann Dawson (B’Elanna Torres), Robert Beltran (Chakotay), Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris), Robert Picardo (The Doctor), Ethan Phillips (Neelix), and Garrett Wang(Harry Kim) are coming together to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary and to support The Actors Fund.  Fans tuning in will be able to interact with the Voyager crew in real-time as they recall favorite memories of their journey from the Delta Quadrant, and can donate to The Actors Fund for the chance to have their names read on air. And of course, like all episodes of “Stars in the House” – there will be LIVE music!

“This reunion will be both gratifying and novel: we are all alive, we are all congenial, and we are all still actors!” said Kate Mulgrew.

“I am delighted that the entire cast of ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ will beam in for a 25th Anniversary Reunion panel on Stars in the House to benefit The Actors Fund,” said Robert Picardo. “Hope you’ll join us Tuesday, May 26th at 8 PM EST and support this important cause with a donation at the moment in time it will mean the most.”

“Star Trek: Voyager” joins the incredible lineup of casts that Seth and James have brought together to sing, share stories, and raise funds to help entertainment professionals in need during the COVID-19 pandemic; including current TV favorites “One Day At A Time,” “The Flash,” “Barry,” “Young Sheldon,” and “This Is Us;” along with reunions featuring the casts of “Melrose Place,” “White Collar,” “SMASH,”  “Frasier,” “Glee,” “Desperate Housewives,” “SCTV,” “Difficult People,” “Taxi,” and more. Celebrity guests like Jason Alexander, Sean Hayes, Chita Rivera, Kristin Chenoweth, Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond, Jeremy Jordan, Randy Rainbow, Judith Light, Audra McDonald and Will Swenson, Peyton List, Patrick Wilson, Billy Porter, and Annette Bening are just some of the stars who have joined since the first show on March 16th.  And often Seth and James remind their guests how important it is to keep in touch with loved ones during this social distancing and suddenly a surprise guest will pop up like Jon Hamm, Erik McCormack, John Lithgow, Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, Jessie Mueller, Iain Armitage, Rosie O’Donnell, and Andrew Lloyd Webber!

As the creators and executive producers of “Stars In The House,” Seth and James bring a masterful combination of music, storytelling, and community to each episode, ensuring that the show goes on in viewers’ homes even while performance venues across the world are closed.

“Stars In The House” airs new episodes daily at 2 PM and 8 PM on its YouTube channel and starsinthehouse.com. For more information and to see upcoming guests, please visit starsinthehouse.com and follow @StarsInTheHouse, Seth (@SethRudetsky), and James (@JamesWesleyNYC) on Twitter and Instagram.

About Stars in the House

“Stars in the House,” which officially kicked off on March 16th, is a daily series that features stars of stage and screen singing or performing plays live (from home!) to promote support for The Actors Fund’s services for those most vulnerable to the effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Joining Seth and James for the shows is Dr. Jon LaPook, chief medical correspondent for CBS News. Visit starsinthehouse.com to donate to The Actors Fund, watch previous episodes, learn about upcoming guests, and more.

Since the first show, “Stars in the House” has raised more than $305,000 to benefit The Actors Fund – and continues to do so thanks to a generous donation from the Berlanti Family Foundation.

In addition to its regular twice-a-day streaming and ability for viewers to watch it on their own time, “Stars in the House” has teamed up with SiriusXM. SiriusXM is the exclusive audio broadcasting partner delivering the show to listeners daily on Volume (channel 106) and On Broadway (channel 72). SiriusXM subscribers can catch “Stars in the House” weekday mornings at 9:00 a.m. ET on Volume channel 106, with favorite program excerpts airing throughout the day on SiriusXM’s On Broadway channel 72. Listeners can also follow Seth on Seth Speaks and Seth’s Big Fat Broadway, two regularly scheduled programs that air on SiriusXM’s On Broadway channel and his brand-new podcast “Seth Rudetsky’s Back To School” where he interviews celebrities like Tina Fey and Allison Janney to find out hilarious and moving stories from their high school years. “Stars in the House” will air commercial-free on SiriusXM. The program is available to subscribers nationwide on SiriusXM radios, and those with streaming access can listen on-demand on the SiriusXM app, and at home on a variety of connected devices. For more info to activate your streaming access or to sign up for a trial subscription, go to www.SiriusXM.com/AtHome.

About the Actors Fund

The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services.

The Actors Fund COVID-19 Emergency Financial Assistance program has been able to distribute more than $11 million to more than 9,300 professionals in the performing arts and entertainment community who have been impacted by the coronavirus. This has helped people in financial crisis pay for basic living expenses such as essential medications, rent, food, utilities, and other needs.

As the situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, The Actors Fund has temporarily transitioned to online and phone-based services, which remain available for everyone in the performing arts and entertainment community. These services include Artists Health Insurance Resource Center, The Career Center, Housing Resources, Addiction & Recovery, HIV/AIDS and Senior Services, Counseling and Emergency Financial Assistance, as well as The Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. To make a tax-deductible donation to The Actors Fund, visit actorsfund.org/donate.

About Seth Rudetsky

Seth moved to New York in 1988 and started volunteering for God’s Love We Deliver, which brings meals to people with AIDS all across the city. He is decidedly not skilled at cooking and soon decided his talents could be better used elsewhere. At a holiday party in 1992, he connected with Hearts and Voices, an organization that brings live weekly performances to hospitalized people with AIDS. He started volunteering for them and has been a mainstay at many hospitals since 1992: Rivington House, Roosevelt Island Hospital, the prison ward at St. Clare’s Hospital and since 2005, he’s been playing the piano/booking singers at the Cardinal Cooke AIDS ward. Broadway folks love volunteering to sing and Seth’s patients have been serenaded by the likes of Audra MacDonald, Tituss Burgess and Betty Buckley! In 1998, Seth was asked to write the opening number for The Easter Bonnet Competition, which is the big spring fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. He did that for many years and then began hosting the Gypsy Of The Year Competition, which is the BC/EFA fall fundraiser (and resulted in him sharing a dressing room with Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman!).

In 2001, he produced and conducted “Dreamgirls” starring Heather Headley, Audra McDonald and Lillias White, the first fall concert for The Actors Fund, which was recorded on Nonesuch Records and raised almost $1 million for The Fund. He then did “Funny Girl” with Idina Menzel and Jane Krakowski, “Chess” with Adam Pascal and Josh Groban, “Hair” with Jennifer Hudson (Ghostlight Records, Grammy nomination), “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” with Terrence Mann and Jennifer Hudson and “On The Twentieth Century” with Marin Mazzie and Kathleen Turner. He also starred opposite Sutton Foster in The Actors Fund production of “They’re Playing Our Song” and hosted and played piano for an array of divas for their 2009 Nothing Like A Dame concert with Betty Buckley, Stephanie J. Block, Audra McDonald, Kelli O’Hara and Bebe Neuwirth.

He is the afternoon Broadway host on SiriusXM Radio and recently co-wrote and co-starred in “Disaster!” on Broadway, which was co-produced by his husband, James. He was also a co-producer on the Broadway for Orlando recording of “What the World Needs Now Is Love” and Voices for the Voiceless, he and his husband’s annual foster care event on Broadway.

As a writer, he was nominated for three Emmy awards for comedy writing on “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” and is the author of “My Awesome Awful Popularity Plan” and “The Rise and Fall of a Theater Geek” (published by Random House), a young adult series about a teenaged gay kid named Justin Goldblatt, who’s obsessed with theater and sports a Jewfro.

In response to concerns that marginalized people would suffer after 2016’s presidential election, along with his husband James, Seth conceived and hosted a concert series called Concert for America. The first concert was held at The Town Hall in New York, New York January 20, 2017.

Concert For America features brilliant, inspiring performances by films stars like Rosie Perez, TV stars like Piper Perabo, comedians like Caroline Rhea, recording artists like Melissa Manchester, Broadway stars like Brian Stokes Mitchell and legendary icons like Chita Rivera and Barry Manilow.

About James Wesley

In 2015, after devastating cuts were imposed on the only two foster care organizations working with older children and youth in New York City, James conceived and co-produced Voices for the Voiceless on Broadway starring Tina Fey, Jane Krakowski, Megan Hilty, Antwone Fisher, Charlene Tilton, Caroline Rhea, Darren Criss, Alec Mapa, Kate Shindle, and Eden Espinosa. It shined a spotlight on foster care in a unique and entertaining way, combining celebrity, music, and everyday people sharing their stories. The concert raised $500,000 for You Gotta Believe! and the Council on Adoptable Children.

The following year, the concert returned to Broadway, starring Chita Rivera, Rosie Perez, Stephanie Mills, Gloria Gaynor, Liz Callaway, and Sherri Saum, among many others.

In response to concerns that marginalized people would suffer after 2016’s presidential election, James produced and hosted a concert series called Concert for America. The first concert was held at The Town Hall in New York, New York January 20, 2017. Over the course of the series, entertainment’s biggest stars generously lent their voices to raise money for national organizations dedicated to protecting civil rights, women’s health, and environmental protection.

As a writer, he wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed off-Broadway play, “Unbroken Circle”, starring Eve Plumb and Tony nominees Anika Larsen and Jennifer Simard. He also wrote “Art and Science”, a comedy-drama dealing with the generational differences between two gay men. It starred Tony nominees Tony Sheldon and John Tartaglia.

James was also proud to be one of the lead producers on Broadway of his husband’s musical, “Disaster!”

James and Seth are the proud recipients of the National Leadership Award from the LGBTQ Task Force for their work on Broadway for Orlando’s What the World Needs Now is Love.

U2, SiriusXM, Ross Stewart, 360 MAGAZINE

U2 × SiriusXM

SiriusXM today announced a new creative partnership with U2 to launch U2X RADIO, which will include a dedicated SiriusXM channel and exclusive content available only to SiriusXM subscribers and Pandora listeners. 

The announcement was made by U2, live from The Joshua Tree Tour stage at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan, with a cut-in from frontman Bono to Howard Stern on his SiriusXM channel “Howard 100,” which saw the tour’s massive 200×40 ft screen light up with a video tribute to radio ahead of a live performance of the band’s hit ‘Elevation’. A simultaneous stream by U2 on Facebook Live allowed fans around the world to hear the news of U2X RADIO as it happened.  

U2 has sold more than 170 million records worldwide and has won 22 Grammy awards, more than any other band or group. Their most recent album ‘Songs Of Experience’ (2017) debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, setting the recently declared “Artist Of The Decade” (Pollstar Magazine) apart as the only band in history to have topped the chart in four successive decades, including eight albums that reached number one in the U.S.  

U2X RADIO will launch in 2020 with the band themselves taking to the airwaves and will feature music from U2’s acclaimed decades-long career; never before heard interviews and live concert recordings; favorites and surprises from the archive; band curated playlists sharing personal influences both new and old; plus content celebrating their Dublin roots and much, much more.

Bono said – “Generally when I open my mouth people prefer if I’m singing, but on U2X RADIO, maybe they’ll forgive me the odd interruption…”

Adam Clayton said – “I’m not entirely sure what this is but what it isn’t is an opportunity to hear some bass solos… U2 24/7. Welcome to the last 43 years of my life.”

Larry Mullen said – “It all sounds exhausting to me but if people really want to listen to us for 24 hours a day, this is the way to do it.” 

The Edge added – “So I get to sit around having a laugh with my musician friends and playing our favorite music. As I always say, I have the best job in the world!” 

“U2 has unparalleled influence as musicians, social activists and global cultural icons. The band’s ability to evolve has enabled it to create a large and diverse library of hit songs, as well as four-plus decades’ worth of renowned live performances. U2X RADIO and the offering on Pandora will provide listeners new access and insights into one of the world’s most accomplished bands. We could not be more excited to welcome Bono, The Edge, Adam and Larry to the SiriusXM family,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM.   

U2 joins LeBron James’ UNINTERRUPTED, platinum recording artist Drake and comic book giant Marvel Entertainment in coming to SiriusXM and Pandora for exclusive content and access. They also join

other iconic and leading artists who are featured on their own dedicated SiriusXM channels, such as Phish, Garth Brooks, The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Pearl Jam, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. 

*Artwork courtesy of Ross Stewart