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DAVIDO & LIVE NATION URBAN LAUNCH A.W.A.Y VIA 360 MAGAZINE

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DAVIDO & LIVE NATION URBAN LAUNCH ARE WE AFRICAN YET? (A.W.A.Y)

MUSIC FESTIVAL TO PROMOTE CULTURAL EXPLORATION AND COLLABORATION BETWEEN AFRICA AND THE WORLD

DAVIDO, KIZZ DANIEL, PHEELZ, LOJAY, VICTONY, OXLADE, BNXN, FOCALISTIC, AND MORE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2022

STATE FARM ARENA, ATLANTA

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General ticket on-sale begins for Afrobeats superstar, recording artist, producer, and philanthropist, Davido‘s ARE WE AFRICAN YET? (A.W.A.Y) Festival, a one-day music festival and cultural experience taking place at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta on November 18, 2022. The festival was conceived to promote and foster cultural exportation and collaboration between Africa and the world. Davido’s level of collaboration with U.S based artists over the years has positioned him as a unique bridge between Africa and the world, a mantle that he has carried proudly.

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The demand for African music, fashion, and culture worldwide has restored a sense of pride to Africans everywhere with most yearning for a deeper connection with home, Davido reflectingly asks ‘Are we African Yet?‘, are we willing to claim our heritage and our culture? The A.W.A.Y Festival is an opportunity that urges the African diaspora and non-Africans around the world to find and celebrate each other roots and experience African culture like never before.

Afrobeats music is currently one of the fastest growing music genres, gaining global recognition and some of Africa’s finest artists will grace the stage alongside some of the hottest stars stateside, with headline performances by DAVIDO, KIZZ DANIEL, PHEELZ, LOJAY, VICTONY, OXLADE, BNXN, FOCALISTIC, AND MORE.

“Growing up, we were often made to feel unworthy as Africans, so many of us didn’t want to claim where we were from and in some cases denied our heritage. That’s not the case anymore, we are proud Africans, and we want to invite people to enjoy our culture our music, food, and art. That’s what The A.W.A.Y Festival is all about.” said, A.W.A.Y Festival Founder, Davido.

ARE WE AFRICAN YET?‘s mission is to unite communities, promote collaboration and celebrate the diversity and magic of African music and culture. It is an opportunity to build coalition between Africa and the world. Through the power of music, A.W.A.Y seeks to celebrate our shared parallels in culture, dance, clothing and provide an opportunity to empower everyone to build pride and claim their heritage proudly.

About Davido

2022 has been a busy year for Afrobeat’s icon Davido. The American-born, Nigerian-raised superstar saw his music streaming surpass +2 Billion and his social media footprint exceed +50M, making him the most followed Afrobeat artist in the world. In April 2022, Davido released new projects including the multi-million streaming Stand Strong ft. Sunday Service Choir, the first single off his highly anticipated forthcoming album and his collaboration with FIFA on their 2022 World Cup Soundtrack “Hayya Hayya (Better Together)“. Davido recently finished performing his sold-out, We Rise By Lifting Others World Tour.

Davido (born David Adedeji Adeleke) has cemented his position as a global force within the music scene, capped off by several milestones for the platinum artist including his second sold-out show at London’s O2 Arena and the release of his third studio album, 2020’s A Better Time, the critically acclaimed follow up to his 1.2 billion streaming 2019 release, A Good Time. Released at the end of 2020, A Better Time debuted on Billboard 200 album chart garnering over 560 million streams and producing certified hits High featuring Adekunle Gold, Holy Ground Ft. Nicki Minaj and Shopping Spree ft. Chris Brown & Young Thug. Shopping Spree marked Davido’s 10th entry on Billboard’s World Digital Song Chart, it was highlighted by millions of video views and attracted the praise of Rolling Stone, HighSnobiety, and Complex. In addition to both fan and critical acclaim, Davido’s U.S. visibility continues to soar with thrilling national television appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Jimmy Kimmel Live, and magazine covers of Billboard, Flaunt, Dazed, L’Officiel to name a few. Davido has also been recognized with Billboard Music Award, BET Award, as well as several Grammy Nominations.

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

Live Nation Urban (LNU) is a partnership with Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company. Specifically focusing on Hip-Hop, R&B, and Gospel, LNU builds platforms, events, and festivals globally and develops dynamic content strategies based upon the live properties created. Live Nation Urban considers itself the most powerful source for live urban music. For additional information, visitwww.livenationurban.com.

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Atl Jacob and Wicked Money Family inside 360 Magazine

ATL Jacob × Republic Records

MULTIPLATINUM POWERHOUSE PRODUCER ATL JACOB & WICKED MONEY FAMILY LAUNCH VENTURE WITH REPUBLIC RECORDS AND IMPERIAL DISTRIBUTION

Multiplatinum powerhouse producer and Wicked Money Family Founder ATL Jacob announces a newly minted partnership with Republic Records.

As part of this alliance with Republic RecordsATL Jacob will unveil his upcoming debut as an artist very soon. Additionally, various releases from Wicked Money Familys roster of producers, artists, and creatives will be released under this partnership and distributed through Imperial Distribution.
 

Regarding the news, Jacob stated, “I’m honored to join the Republic family. I’m thankful to MonteAveryGlenn, and Danielle for the opportunity and believing in me as an artist. I look forward to showing the world that ATL Jacob is more than just beats.

ATL Jacob has quietly become one of the game’s most dynamic, diverse, and dominant producers. As of May 2022 he reached #1 on the Hot 100 Producers chart and peaked at #2 on the Hot 100 Songwriters chart. He also garnered “Top Producer” from BMI in 2021 in addition to picking up a nomination for “Producer of the Year” at the BET Hip-Hop Awards this year. His discography spans chart-topping #1 albums and multiplatinum smashes for the likes of FutureKanye WestDrakeMoneybagg YoKodak BlackRoddy Ricch, and more. His imprint can be heard on Future’s blockbuster I NEVER LIKED YOU, which has dominated 2022 as the year’s biggest rap album.

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ABOUT WICKED MONEY FAMILY

Wicked Money Family is an entertainment enterprise that encompasses an independent record label, production, publishing, TV/Film, and management agency. The agency boasts a roster of talented artists, actors/actresses, and comedians. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Wicked Money Family (WMF) is owned by the award-winning artist/producer ATL Jacob and co-founder Iren “IG” Golder in 2019. The duo is driven by a deep passion for the arts and a strong commitment to providing a structured family environment for their artists to develop their talent and thrive.
 
The ultimate vision for WMF is to launch music legends and create legendary moments. The WMF Roster includes: ATL Jacob (producer/artist), Skrew Davinncci, Macro 5k, Slum God, and J Carter.
 
ABOUT IMPERIAL DISTRIBUTION
Imperial is an independent music company led by veteran label executive Glenn Mendlinger.  The company signs, develops and markets emerging independent artists and creators, and partners with Ingrooves Music Group for distribution services. Imperial has already released a series of successful projects across nearly all genres, generating more than 10 billion cumulative streams and 9 million adjusted albums for its artists’ releases.
 
Last year, Imperial debuted five Top 10 albums, with two of those landing in the Top 5 of the Billboard 200.  Those releases included, G Herbo’s 25 which debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, Bo Burnham’s Inside (The Songs) arrived at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Comedy Albums Chart and peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard 200. Tomorrow X Together’s The Chaos Chapter: Freeze bowed in the Top 5 of the Billboard 200 and their album repack bowed at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 while Minisode2: Thursday’s Child debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. Continuing their domination with K-Pop, Twice debuted at No. 6 with Taste of Love, at No.3 with BETWEEN 1&2, and debuted at No. 3 with Formula of Love O+T = ❤. They’ve successfully become the Female K-Pop/Korean act with the most top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 (three). Also Stray Kids impressively became the first original K-Pop/Korean act to make their debut appearance on the Billboard 200 at #1. While ITZY landed at No. 8 and NAYEON debuted at No.7 on the Billboard 200. NAYEON is the first K-Pop/Korean soloist to ever debut top 10 on the Billboard 200. Additional Imperial Music artists notably include VAVO, Baby Gravy (Yung Gravy & bbno$), The Chemical Brothers as well as Jelani Aryeh, Brye, The Score, Chri$tian Gate$ and Laurel.…

About Republic Records
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Bastille, Billy Porter, Bo Burnham, Clairo, Conan Gray, Daddy Yankee, Drake, Eddie Vedder, G Herbo, Glass Animals, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, Jimmy Fallon, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Kim Petras, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Swedish House Mafia, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, Twice, Victor Victor and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, HYBE, Imperial, JYP, Lava Records, Universal Arabic Music, Victor Victor, XO, Young Money, among others. In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Sing and Sing 2), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films in order to produce movies and series powered by the label’s catalog and artists. With projects that align with Republic’s artists and brand, Federal Films is building a diverse slate that will bring compelling stories to audiences around the world. Initial documentary releases include Jonas Brothers’ Chasing HappinessAriana Grande: Excuse Me, I Love You and The Velvet Underground. Upcoming theatrical films include They Cloned Tyrone, The Hating Game and Marlowe.

Martha Millan from Fox's hit series The Cleaning Lady inside 360 MAGAZINE

MARTHA MILLAN – THE CLEANING LADY

Listen to riveting actress, Martha Millan, chat with Vaughn Lowery on 360 MAG Amazon | Spotify podcast HERE.

One of the most talked-about actors of Fox’s hit series, The Cleaning Lady, Martha Millan was born in the Philippines, and raised in Sydney. In Australia, she got the acting bug when she took a theatrical high school elective. Upon graduation, She was accepted into the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (NYC).

Developed by Miranda Kwok, The Cleaning Lady made the top 5 new broadcast drama of the 2021-2022 season. It marked Fox’s network’s highest-rated drama premiere in two years as well as Hulu’s most streamed debut in the network’s history.

Millan is best known for her work in “The OA,” “Succession,” “Entourage,” “Madam Secretary,” “Strong Medicine,” all three primary shows of the “Law & Order” franchise, THE GREAT NEW WONDERFUL with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jim Parsons and Will Arnett. Of late, she starred alongside of Danny Glover in the critically acclaimed film, THE DRUMMER

In addition to being a relevant talent, Martha holds acting workshops for children. Pre-pandemic, she’s conducted after school programs at Public Schools Brooklyn. Moreover, she produced an online drama education curriculum for 10-16 years old. Some of the participants are from Brazil, Portugal and Israel.

As a globetrotter, Martha has visited a plethora of countries: Spain, Greece, Aruba, Peru, Indonesia, Guatemala and Panama.

To maintain her youthful exterior, Martha maintains a rigorous fitness regimen eith running and high-intensity training.

FUN FACT

Millan was one of the global ambassadors of Clairol Natural Instincts and the face of Nooch, a restaurant in New York City.

Watch conversation on YT HERE.

Martha Millan from Fox's hit series The Cleaning Lady inside 360 MAGAZINE
Martha Millan from Fox’s hit series The Cleaning Lady inside 360 MAGAZINE

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Khalid's New Single "SATELLITE" via 360 MAGAZINE

KHALID – SATELLITE

KHALID RELEASES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO “SATELLITE”

Today, multiplatinum selling global superstar Khalid releases his new single Satellite” along with the music video via Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records. Driven by Khalid’s melodic vocals, the vibrant pop production comes to life in the shimmering futuristic visual directed by Levi Turner. Watch HERE

Khalid shares, “Satellite” is a visual portrait of my growth as a human being & the self-love journey I have experienced in my life”

Last month, Khalid and Marshmello performed their latest single “Numb” at the MTV Video Music Awards. Check it out HERE. “Numb” marks the artists’ second collaboration following their 6x platinum smash hit “SILENCE”. Earlier this year, Khalid released the dreamy track “Skyline” which came alongside a colorful music video. Watch HERE.  

About Khalid:

Multi-platinum-selling global superstar Khalid, who was named one of Time’s Most Influential People of 2019, has taken the world by storm since his first single, the certified diamond “Location” (released right before his high school graduation) exploded onto the scene leading to a major label deal with Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records followed by the release of his debut album, the 4x platinum-certified, American Teen. His sophomore album Free Spirit, released to critical acclaim in 2019, was declared a New York Times “Critic’s Pick” and was called “superb” by the Associated Press. The album, which has been certified platinum by the RIAA, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and features the GRAMMY-nominated multi-format #1 single “Talk”. Free Spirit has garnered over 13.4 billion streams worldwide. Khalid, who has been called a “pop prodigy” by Rolling Stone has been streamed over 30 billion times worldwide across all partners, has been nominated for 7 GRAMMYS and has won numerous awards including 6 Billboard Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards, a Teen Choice Award, an MTV Video Music Award, and an MTV Woodie Award. Khalid has collaborated with some of music’s biggest stars including his #1 singles “Love Lies” (with Normani), “Eastside” (with Halsey and Benny Blanco) as well as hits with artists Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, Marshmello and more. The Mayor and Council of the City of El Paso honored Khalid with a “Key To The City” marking September 13th, 2018 “Khalid Day.” Khalid, alongside his mother, launched The Great Khalid Foundation, which is committed to helping families by alleviating a burden of need. Khalid’s “Free Spirit World Tour” took him to arenas all over the globe in 2019. In 2020, Khalid released his critically acclaimed track “Eleven” and his smash hit “Know Your Worth” with Disclosure. He was named the youngest artist to surpass 15 billion streams on Spotify alone and was named BMI’s Pop Songwriter of the Year (alongside Post Malone.) During the summer of 2021, Khalid debuted his track “New Normal” at Virgin Galactic’s “Unity 22” Spaceflight launch. Not only did “New Normal” play in the shuttle during its descent back to earth, but Khalid was also on hand to perform for the crew, including Sir Richard Branson, after they completed their mission. To close out 2021, Khalid released his Scenic Drive tape which he describes as a companion piece to his 2018 EP Sun City. Earlier this year, Khalid released “Last Call” in celebration of the 5-year anniversary of his 4x platinum GRAMMY-nominated debut album American Teen. Khalid’s latest offering “Numb” with Marshmello marks the artist’s second collaboration following their 6x platinum smash hit “SILENCE”. 

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Swizz Beatz x Timbaland via 360 MAGAZINE

Swizz Beatz × Timbaland

Swizz Beatz, Timbaland and Triller announced the settlement of their legal dispute over the sale of VERZUZ.

“VERZUZ has always been a platform that is by the artists, for the artists and with the people,” says founders Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. “We’re glad to come to an amicable agreement with Triller and continue giving fans the music and community that they’ve come to know and love from the brand.”

The settlement will increase the ownership stake given to the artists that Timbaland & Swizz Beatz brought to Triller as part of the original deal.

“VERZUZ and Triller will always be a safe place and outlet for creators and their art. Nothing will change that,” says Bobby Sarnevesht, Executive Chairman & Co-Founder. “Creators started this and will continue building it. This is a victorious moment in the Triller and VERZUZ relationship as we march together toward the public markets. Stay tuned.”

Swizz Beatz and Timbaland remain proud of the platform that they created with VERZUZ and its acquisition by Triller due to the company’s willingness to celebrate and showcase artists.

ABOUT VERZUZ:

Created by GRAMMY award winning producers and entrepreneurs Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, VERZUZ was launched in March of 2020. What started as a battle between two friendly rivals has grown into a global phenomenon that celebrates some of the greatest artists of our time, highlighting their careers and generating powerful surges in sales and streams. VERZUZ has taken its celebration of culture beyond music with successful collaborations in sports, comedy and more. For more information, visit www.verzuztv.com and follow @verzuztv on Instagram.

ABOUT TRILLER NETWORK: 

Triller Network is a consolidation of companies, apps and technologies and the first of its kind leading the move into Internet 3.0. Triller Network pairs the culture of music with sports, fashion, entertainment and influencers through a 360-degree tech and content-based vertical. The Triller Networkߞwhich includes the globally popular Triller app used by musicians, celebrities, athletes, and overall culture settersߞhas more than 300 million users worldwide. 

Unlike other global short-video apps it is often compared to, Triller encourages and facilitates its users to post the content created on the app across other social media platforms and websites. 

Triller Network owns proprietary ad-tech and ad AI which is uniquely tied to the content rather than more typically to the user. By tracking the content, Triller Network empowers its tastemakers and users to push their content virally to affiliated and un-affiliated sites and networks reaching tens of millions of additional users daily.  

Data from its AI suite, direct influencer and artists relationships is generated from the app and from on- and off-network information and is used to program longer-form content, connect users across the web with the content, and provide monetization opportunities that maximize brand partnership integrations.

Triller Network has launched highly successful campaigns with some of the biggest brands in the world including Pepsi, McDonalds, Weedmaps, DraftKings, and L’Oreal. Campaigns start with the app and continue throughout the entire tech ecosystem, providing a unique branded content and technology integration. Branded content is integrated at the Triller app level, making direct deals with the influencers and celebrities who post the content. Content is then pushed to and through thousands of affiliated and non-affiliated sites, apps, social networks and is ultimately integrated into valuable long-form Triller Network content, such as boxing PPV, live fashion shows, and episodic reality content on TrillerTV. 

Triller TV programming includes more than 50 original half-hour shows, with more added continuously. Shows include The DAmelios Family’s Must Haves, Jennifer Lopez In The Morning, Jake Paul: Staying On Top, 2 Chainz Lets Do It, Hypehouse’s Hanging With The Hype, Ur Lovd: the Noah Beck Show, Fat Joe’s Masterclass, The Perez Hilton Show, and Violet Benson’s Too Tired To Be Crazy, among others. 

Triller Network also includes Triller Fight Club (www.TrillerFightClub.com), which launched last year with the highly successful Tyson-Jones Fight, which shattered digital PPV records and became the 8th highest selling Boxing PPV of all time.

ABOUT THE TRILLER APP:

Triller is an AI-driven music and social media experience bringing together creators, artists, and brands around the world. Powered by the motto “You Do You,” Triller allows users to create and share videos in mere seconds, backing them with custom music tracks using Mashtraxx editing technology. Celebrities like Alicia Keys, Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, Marshmello, Roddy Ricch, and Eminem regularly use the app to create their own original music videos, while Triller has attracted brands such as Pepsi, Chipotle, Manscaped, Boost Mobile, and more. Triller recently was acquired by Proxima Media. For more information, visit www.triller.co and follow @triller on Instagram.

Elle Decor inside 360 MAGAZINE

Elle Decor × Suzanne Dimma

KO Média is excited to unveil the Fall issue of ELLE Decoration Canada, featuring a glimpse of designer Suzanne Dimma’s eco-conscious cottage in Ontario’s Haliburton County. Accessible by water, Dimma’s refuge in the wild is a warm, uncomplicated, relaxed cocoon where nature is the main source of inspiration. “Creating a connection, a conversation with one’s surroundings, is of the utmost importance,” says the designer. With a focus on wood in all its glory, plus a palette of stone greys and sky blues, Dimma honors the notion of the summer cabin—once the final resting place of that old family sofa—into a new, stylish, year-round living space.           

The Fall issue will also introduce readers to another great lover of nature, architect Maxime Frappier, who has rooted his family life in a minimalist glass home amid the forests of Lanaudière, Quebec. Further afield, in the outskirts of Milan, Dutch architect Geert Koster demonstrates how to combine solitude with socializing in a contemporary, sustainable home inspired by the region’s traditional stables. Also in Italy, artist and sculptor Othmar Prenner has crafted an Alpine cabin in the Lunga Valley whose unique design features have got to be seen to be believed.

In keeping with the theme of nature, this issue is an ode to wood in décor, art and home life. We deep-dive into West Coast sculptor Neshka Krusche, who gathers, cinges and shapes cedar logs to make stunning eco-driven art. Readers with kids will also enjoy our list of the latest, greatest and most handsome wooden toys, guaranteed to add natural flair to their rumpus rooms. We also discover a game-changing 1952 design with a spotlight on Danish designer Arne Jacobson’s Ant chair.                             

Finally, in décor we turn to two Canadian gallerists for tips on purchasing (and displaying) art, share our latest favourite Canadian lighting designs and catch up with experts in the carpet industry to get their opinions on the season’s most exciting underfoot looks. We also explore a new kind of online space for vintage design collecting.

The Fall issue of ELLE Decoration Canada will hit stands and Apple News+ on September 26, 2022. 

Shawn McKenzie CEO of spiritual word inside 360 Magazine

SPIRITUAL WORD

Spiritual Word is an Instagram platform at the intersection of Hip Hop and Christianity on Instagram boasting over 2.4 million followers

At the intersection of culture and Christianity is Spiritual Word (SW), a globally-recognized digital leader that bridges the gap between pop culture, black excellence and God’s word. The unique mission of the innovative company is to engage their readership multiple times daily on Instagram, where they live; posting content ranging from celebrity news to inspirational quotes rooted in biblical principles. Boasting over 2.4M followers with posts receiving 100k+ likes as well as garnering thousands of robust comments, SW has become the trusted go-to online destination for the millennial and gen z set.  

Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, the burgeoning multi-media empire includes a presence on TikTok, Twitter, Facebook and a website that offers spiritually-themed apparel and merchandise. The unique and influential brand has solidified its positioning within the black community as a swift and reliable sourcing outlet that celebrates cultural nuances. As a result, SW is one of the most cited news sources dominating the internet. From reposts by celebrities, national news blogs and daytime tv talk shows, to reporting trending topics and curating viral video moments, the broad view of media and entertainment is what keeps viewers consistently tapped in. 

In between a relevant mix of must-click headline entertainment stories are uplifting messages designed to inspire and be a spiritual recharge for SW’s impressionable young audience. And based on the power of their diverse cult following, SW carries a tremendous monetary value and the market recognizes it. Individuals have successfully launched and boosted their careers using the marketing arm of SW. Companies have sold out of products and ticketed events within minutes of an announcement on their IG page. The platform has also been able to maximize its popularity by creating strategic partnerships with established brands that encompass music (Roc Nation, Quality Control Music, Capitol Records, Republic Records, LVRN, Motown, Sirius XM, Pandora); tv/film (Netflix); sports (NFL Super Bowl); festivals (One Music Fest, Broccoli Fest, The Strength of a Woman, Jazz In The Gardens, The Roots Picnic); fashion (God is Dope, FashionNova); and media (The Shade Room, Revolt). Additionally, SW has aligned their talents with industry figures such as Lil Kim, Tory Lanez, Justin & Christian Combs, Tiwa Savage, Muni Long, Lil Baby, Keke Palmer, Kash Doll and Diddy. SW continues to set the bar, having carved out a niche to positively impact lives and their bottom line utilizing social media. 

SW was founded in 2011 by Shawn McKenzie, a man with a heart for God and a head for business. Shawn graduated from the University of Memphis with a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Governing both his personal and professional life by the adage, “You’ve got what it takes,” a quote his mother prays over him daily, the young CEO takes pride in motivating people through spirituality while also remaining culturally relevant.

General Motors teams with Black Automotive Media Group for The Driving Force Internship Program at HBCU via 360 MAGAZINE

GM × BAMG – TDF

General Motors [GM] and Black Automotive Media Group [BAMG] Internship Returns for Year Two with Clark Atlanta University – Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Across Automotive Media

The Driving Force [TDF] internship program provides HBCU students with multimedia career development, enhancing the automobile industry’s diversity, equity and inclusion.

A unique internship was created in 2020 and is now returning for fall 2022 between the Department of Mass Media Arts at Clark Atlanta University, automobile manufacturer General Motors, and the Black Automotive Media Group.

Dubbed The Driving Force (TDF), the 10-week internship is designed for students interested in covering the automobile industry; and incorporates instruction in editorial content, video content production, and social media outreach, augmented by GM executive presentations.

TDF evolved following discussions between automakers and BAMG related to increased diversity, equity and inclusion for Black media in the automotive sphere. These efforts have created additional opportunities to help prepare the next generation of automotive media professionals.

TDF is led by respected automotive media experts Kimatni D. Rawlins, BAMG founder and publisher of Automotive Rhythms Communications; Greg Morrison of Bumper2Bumpertv; and other key journalists and publishers including Marcus Amick and Teia B. Collier.

“The goal of TDF is to extend educational opportunities to HBCU students who may not be aware of the myriad media paths in automotive communications … My automotive journalism career began with an internship with a major auto manufacturer, so I am thankful for the opportunity to share my knowledge and experience, and the experiences of fellow BAMG members with Clark Atlanta interns,” said Rawlins.

Supported by General Motors, the TDF internship, kicking off September 28th, is designed to highlight career opportunities as journalists, videographers, photographers, publicists, marketers, and digital and social media pundits covering the auto industry. Participants will showcase their work on various platforms at the end of the internship, and will also liaise with GM communications executives, designers, and product planners through a series of presentations and interviews.

“We are excited to enter into a second year of partnership with BAMG to support the amazing students of  Clark Atlanta University,” said Michelle Malcho, vice president Product and Brand Communications, General Motors. “We look forward to learning together and helping to prepare them for exciting careers in communications and journalism.”

TDF’s mission parallels that of the Department of Mass Media Arts at Clark Atlanta University, which provides students with rigorous academic and professional training, complemented by a strong liberal arts education.

“We continue to move with momentum to ensure our scholars at Clark Atlanta University have access to a world-class education and that mission includes offering initiatives that focus on technology and enhancing their analytical thinking skills,” said Clark Atlanta University president, George T. French, Jr., Ph.D. “We want our students to exercise their creativity, be competitive in the world of technology and be included in the technology career pipeline. Initiatives such as this bring them one step closer to that goal.”

Clark Atlanta student, Joshua Paul Williams was a participant in the inaugural TDF session. “The business experience I inherited from participating in The Driving Force Multimedia Internship was far more than I could have imagined,” said Williams. “The program focused on individually developing each student’s communications and networking skills which has given me lifelong connections, practical lessons, and an expanded perspective.”

ABOUT GENERAL MOTORS

Based in Detroit, General Motors is a global company focused on advancing an all-electric future that is inclusive and accessible to all. At the heart of this strategy is the Ultium battery platform, which powers everything from mass-market to high-performance vehicles. General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, CadillacBaojun and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, can be found HERE.

ABOUT CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY

Established in 1988 by the historic consolidation of Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869), Clark Atlanta University continues a 152-year legacy rooted in African-American tradition and focused on the future. Through global innovation, transformative educational experiences, and high-value engagement, CAU cultivates lifted lives that transform the world. To learn more about Clark Atlanta University, visit HERE.

ABOUT BLACK AUTOMOTIVE MEDIA GROUP

BAMG is a distinguished group of Black reporters, publishers, writers, and entrepreneurs representing over 100 years of combined experience in automotive journalism within radio, television, print, experiential marketing, and social media. BAMG members either work for or own various automotive media platforms targeting diverse audiences. BAMG’s primary objective is to bring equity and equality to Black professionals who work in and around the automotive industry. For additional details regarding The Driving Force HBCU internship program, please go HERE.

 

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BLACKPINK’S BORN PINK DEBUTS NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD

BLACKPINK’s ‘Born Pink’ Debuts No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

Global superstars BLACKPINK unveil their long-awaited second full-length album BORN PINK via YG Entertainment / Interscope Records. Stream HERE. The album is accompanied by a cinematic video for new single “Shut Down.” Watch it HERE. On October 15, the girl group embarks on a world tour that touches down on four continents. BORN PINK is now available at all digital retailers.

BORN PINK was spearheaded by the record-shattering single “Pink Venom,” which topped the Billboard Global 200 and debuted at No.1 on Spotify’s Global Top Songs Chart, amassing 7.9M streams within the first 24 hours. The song’s official music video also conquered YouTube, amassing 90.4M views within the first 24 hours. That ranks as JISOOJENNIEROSÉ, and LISA’s biggest debut to date, the biggest release by females (group or solo) of this decade, and the third biggest 24-hour debut of all time.

Next up, BLACKPINK will kick off their world tour, which is predicted to be attended by more than 1.5M people, at the KSPO DOME in Seoul Olympic Park on October 15. The group will then visit the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, among others, before landing in New Zealand on June 21, 2023. A full list of dates is linked HERE

BORN PINK TRACKLIST:

1. Pink Venom

2. Shut Down

3. Typa Girl

4. Yeah Yeah Yeah

5. Hard to Love

6. The Happiest Girl

7. Tally

8. Ready for Love

ABOUT BLACKPINK: 

One of the most massively successful K-pop groups in music history, BLACKPINK have redefined the global pop landscape since first bursting onto the scene in 2016. Along with boasting the #1 most-subscribed artist channel on YouTube, the South Korean quartet has achieved such boundary-defying milestones as scoring the highest-charting album by a female group in over a decade and becoming the first K-pop girl group ever to perform at Coachella (the largest music festival in the U.S.). Comprised of JISOO, JENNIE, ROSÉ and LISA—all immensely charismatic vocalists, dancers, and fast-rising fashion icons—BLACKPINK began their meteoric rise with their 2016 debut “SQUARE ONE” and further proved their crossover power with “SQUARE UP” (a 2018 release that quickly cracked the Billboard 200). 

Soon after signing with Interscope Records through a global partnership with YG Entertainment, the group made their full-length debut with 2020’s immediately iconic THE ALBUM. THE ALBUM shot to #2 on the Billboard 200 and landed three singles on the Billboard Hot 100: “How You Like That” (the iconic single that shattered several YouTube records, including fastest video to cross 150 million views), “Ice Cream” (a collaboration with Selena Gomez that broke the record for highest-charting female K-pop group on the Hot 100), and “Lovesick Girls” (a track that’s sold over 1.4 million copies worldwide, making BLACKPINK the first K-pop girl group to sell over a million units). Through the years, BLACKPINK have also garnered a number of major awards (including an MTV Video Music Award for Song of the Summer as well as three E! People’s Choice Awards), collaborated with superstars like Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga, performed on “The Tonight Show,” and starred in BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky (a 2020 film hailed by the New York Times as an “endearing documentary that emphasizes each member’s individuality”). With over 6.3 billion career Spotify streams to date, BLACKPINK have unveiled their wildly anticipated sophomore album BORN PINK. In less than a month, the group will hit the road for their 2022/2023 world tour kicking off on October 15 in Seoul, South Korea. 

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Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara, Terry Crews celebrate season finale of America's Got Talent (AGT) announced via 360 MAGAZINE

AGT SEASON 17 FINALE

MAYYAS CROWNED WINNER OF NBC’S ‘AMERICA’S GOT TALENT’ SEASON 17 

Lebanese All-Female Dance Group Wins $1 Million Grand Prize and Will Join “America’s Got Talent Las Vegas LIVE” Stage Show at Luxor Hotel and Casino 

“AGT” Continues as Summer’s #1 Program for the 17th Consecutive Year and Surpassed a Billion Video Views Across All of Its Social Accounts

The votes are in and America has chosen the show-stopping Lebanese dance group Mayyas as the winner of “America’s Got Talent” season 17. The Mayyas win the show’s $1 million grand prize and will join “America’s Got Talent Las Vegas LIVE” stage show at Luxor Hotel and Casino. The group’s specific performance dates in Las Vegas, as well as the other season 17 fan favorites that will be joining, will be announced soon.   

The Mayyas won America’s hearts and votes through their powerful, hypnotizing and synchronous choreography. Their inspiring first audition garnered the instant attention of Sofia Vergara, who granted them her Golden Buzzer, and has now received nearly 17 million views on YouTube.  

Throughout the competition, the group continued to raise the bar and receive high praises from the judges with their stunning performances. Executive producer Simon Cowell called their final performance “astonishing, global and huge.” Howie Mandel exclaimed it was “his favorite act ever on ‘AGT.’” Heidi Klum said, “This is what a million-dollar act looks like.”   

“From the moment I first saw the Mayyas, their act was spectacular and gave me goosebumps,” said Sofia Vergara. “Their coordinated choreography was the most beautiful, creative dancing I have ever seen. Each time they competed, they continued to outdo themselves. Their empowering performances have earned them the ultimate title and I’m so proud of them and can’t wait to see what they do next.”

The Mayyas is an all-female alternative dance crew, founded by choreographer Nadim Cherfan, consisting of 36 Lebanese women of different ages. Their main message is female empowerment. The name of their group stems from an Arabic word, meaning the proud walk of a lioness. Building a career in Lebanon has been difficult, especially for female dancers, so it was important for the group to compete on the biggest stage on “AGT” and show the world what Arab women can do.   

Season 17 of “America’s Got Talent” concluded tonight with an unforgettable finale at the Pasadena Civic Center with judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum and host Terry Crews. The show’s finale featured the top 11 finalists performing alongside memorable guests, including the Black Eyed Peas, country music artists Darius Rucker and Jon Pardi, musician Trombone Shorty, as well as “America’s Got Talent” previous winners Terry Fator, Darci Lynne and Shin Lim. Emmy Award-winning actor and director Henry Winkler and comedian Jeff Ross also appeared. 

“America’s Got Talent” is the most-watched summer program for the ninth consecutive year and is the most-watched summer broadcast unscripted program for the 17th consecutive year. The season has reached 57.6 million total viewers across linear and digital platforms, and has surpassed over a billion viewers across its social accounts.   

 
The “Got Talent” format has had more than a billion global viewers since it began airing in 2006 in America and has aired in 194 territories worldwide. “Got Talent” holds the Guinness World Records title as the Most Successful Reality Television Format, with more than 70 local versions produced across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. 

“America’s Got Talent Las Vegas LIVE” opened last year and runs Wednesday-Sunday at 6 and 8:30 p.m. inside Luxor Theater. Tickets start at $49, plus tax and applicable fees, are on sale now and can be purchased at mgmresorts.com, luxor.com and AGTVegasLive.com or by visiting any MGM Resorts International box office.  

For more information, please visit the official show site at: http://www.nbc.com/agt and the official press website at https://www.nbcumv.com

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Auditions for the next season of “America’s Got Talent” are currently underway. Interested acts can visit www.AGTAuditions.com to register for an upcoming audition city or to submit a video online.   

“America’s Got Talent” was created by Simon Cowell and is co-produced by Fremantle and Syco Entertainment. Cowell, Sam Donnelly and Jason Raff are the executive producers. 

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