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London Richards x Red Bull

Today, visionary artist, producer and songwriter London Richards announces his signing to Red Bull Records, along with the debut of his latest track Check On Me.” Produced by Robbie Soukiasyan, the energetic track shines a light on the importance of the human experience, and the need to check on loved ones from time to time. The timely single marks London’s first release on Red Bull Records, with a highly-anticipated project due out later this year.

“I see a great opportunity with Red Bull Records,” says London on his signing. “I look forward to radically disrupting culture with my vision and being the global catalyst in the evolution of people. I hope to help heal and unite all and will continue to lead my community, helping them realize that all power comes from within.”

With everything going on in the world, my purpose is to use my creativity to benefit humanity. I hope to spread an abundance of joy and ultimately help people generate compassion for self & others with this record.”

Blending influences of pop, r&b, hip-hop, and alternative with lyricism that reflects on authenticity and becoming one’s true self, the British wunderkind has made an undeniable impact on the music scene since the age of 17. Releasing his debut full-length album, An Amazingly Beautiful Sad Story last year, London also toured with Halsey on her Hopeless Fountain Kingdom Tour and joined Juice Wrld for multiple performances at Red Rocks.

“London Richards brings a unique talent and narrative to the Red Bull Records roster, and we are all incredibly excited to work with him and his team,”says Senior VP of A&R, Kenny Salcido. “I could not be more proud of our Director of A&R, Charles ‘CB’ Burks’ for bringing London into the fold.”

“We’re thrilled to have a multi-faceted artist such as London Richards join our roster,”says Managing Director of Red Bull Records, Greg Hammer. “A singer, songwriter, and producer, London is a triple threat. His music immediately caught our attention, and we look forward to supporting his craft.” 

About London Richards

With a formidable pen as a writer, coupled with his agility as a performer, London Richards is a superstar in the making and one of the most exciting artists to watch. Born of Nigerian descent and raised in London, Richards showed early maturity in his songwriting and performance capabilities. In 2017, Richards returned with his debut EP, mood 001, which reflected a confident and poised sound. In 2018, he released his follow-up project, mood 022, and his single, “Hypomania.”

A student of life and philosophy, Richards sees his gift as a medium to benefit humanity; to help heal and unite people. He founded his company, Courtland 333 in 2018, dedicated to building meaningful relationships within his community, and helping people of all ages and races discover their identity. Richards is clear on what he wants others to take away from his music. “I care deeply to be a catalyst in people’s growth,” he notes. “I know the truth about who I am, and I know how to use what I’ve learned to assist with the healing of others. All power comes from within you.”

LAUV UNVEILS NEW TRACK & VIDEO “DRUGS & THE INTERNET”

MARKS FIRST SONG TO BE RELEASED FROM HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT ALBUM ~HOW I’M FEELING~

“~HOW I’M FEELING~ (AUTUMN TOUR, 2019)” DATES SET TO KICK OFF IN US ON OCTOBER 5 & HIT CITIES IN UK, EUROPE, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

HIT SINGLE “I’M SO TIRED” WITH TROYE SIVAN SURPASSES OVER 225 MILLION STREAMS & CURRENTLY #25 ON TOP 40 RADIO AND RISING

PLATINUM-certified independent singer, songwriter, producer, and pop visionary Lauv unveils new track and music video for “Drugs & The Internet” today! The song marks the first release from the singers highly anticipated debut album titled ~how i’m feeling~, which will see him continuously rolling out singles before its release. The video, directed by Jenna Marsh (Nicki Minaj, Kanye West) sees Lauv getting pulled from reality into a digital universe. He gets trapped and loses himself to the overwhelming stimulus of a world where the internet gets brought to life. Click HERE to watch!

BUY/STREAM “DRUGS & THE INTERNET”

Speaking about the meaning behind the song and video, Lauv said, “I wrote Drugs & The Internet at a time I was struggling with feelings of extreme emptiness and depression. I wrote it as a sort of self-analysis for my obsession with the way I wanted present myself to the world ; a commentary on the world we live today. It is as much self-deprecating as it is serious and sad. It flew out of me in an hour. It felt more therapeutic than any song I’d written before. As the first song off of my album ~how i’m feeling~, it is the perfect entrance into the next phase of my life and music. I am more proud of this song and video than anything i have ever created in my life, and I’m so excited that it’s yours now.”

Earlier this month, Lauv announced his “~how i’m feeling~ (autumn tour, 2019)” and due to overwhelming demand and quick sellouts, he added a 3rd date in Los Angeles, a second date in NYC, Boston and Oakland. The 19-city run is set to kick off on October 5th in Washington, DC, and hit cities across US, UK, Europe, Australia and wrap on November 11th in New Zealand. Opening on select dates are low, Chelsea Cutler and Carlie Hanson. See routing below and click HERE for more info!

Lauv’s current hit single “i’m so tired” with Troye Sivan has accumulated over 225 million streams and is currently 25 at Top 40 Radio in the US and rising. Click HERE to view the video directed by DAD (Camila Cabello, Major Lazer, Alina Baraz) and HERE to view the recently released stripped video of the single. The pair also performed the single on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

TOUR DATES

October 5 Washington, DC The Anthem*

October 6 Philadelphia, PA Fillmore*

October 7 Boston, MA House of Blues*

October 8 Boston, MA House of Blues*

October 10 New York, NY Terminal 5*

October 11 New York, NY Terminal 5*

October 13 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre*

October 16 Oakland, CA Fox Theater*

October 17 Oakland, CA Fox Theater;*

October 19 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern*

October 20 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern*

October 21 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern*

October 25 Berlin, DE Tempodrom#

October 26 Cologne, DE Palladium#

October 28 Hamburg, DE Docks#

October 30 Brussels, BE Ancienne Belgique#

October 31 Amsterdam, NL Paradiso#

November 1 Amsterdam, NL Paradiso#

November 2 Paris, FR Le Trianon#

November 4 London, UK O2 Forum Kentish Town#

November 5 London, UK O2 Forum Kentish Town#

November 20 Auckland, NZ Shed 10^

November 22 Brisbane, AUS The Tivoli^

November 23 Sydney, AUS Enmore Theatre^

November 24 Melbourne, AUS Forum Theatre^

November 26 Perth, AUS Astor Theatre^

*low opening

# Chelsea Cutler opening

^Carlie Hanson opening

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LEXUS UX

Lexus Designs First-Ever UX for the Modern Urban Explorer

National marketing campaign titled “The New Frontier” debuts dynamic, city-centric crossover

Today Lexus unveils a new marketing campaign to launch the first-ever 2019 UX, a luxury compact crossover. Originally released as a concept in 2016, the UX was deliberately designed and engineered for the city and the “modern urban explorer” — those seeking a fresh, contemporary and dynamic take on luxury driving; buyers with an imaginative lifestyle who explore, experiment and defy.

The campaign embodies the notion that cities are the new frontier of American culture — a canvas for experimentation and creativity in all corners, from new ideas in fashion, food and architecture to artistic expression. It’s a place where pioneering people and ideas create the inventive and visionary; where exploration of the city is an exploration of oneself.

“The spots highlight how our new crossover reflects the city from every angle and is made to conquer today’s frontiers,” said Cooper Ericksen, Lexus vice president of marketing. “Combining cutting-edge craftsmanship, seamless connectivity and bold design, the UX is the perfect intersection of form and function.”

 “Plant a Flag,” the hero TV spot, begins airing nationally today. The commercial features a modern city, a territory where progress, innovation and adventure await those who are brave enough to explore. Opening with a bold, orange crossover driving through a dark, mysterious metropolis, the camera changes perspectives and viewers realize the UX isn’t driving horizontally on the road. It’s driving vertically up the side of a skyscraper — revealing that the city around us is the new frontier, and the UX is the crossover crafted to conquer it. A second, complimentary TV spot, “A Different Frontier,” shows how the UX wasn’t just made for the city — it was made from the city. As the UX makes its way through city streets, the spot highlights how the architecture of urban environments uniquely shaped and inspired the design, technology and engineering of Lexus’ newest luxury utility vehicle.

Multicultural spots were also created for Black, Hispanic and LGBTQ audiences, all directed by renowned film and music video director Joseph Kahn. “The New Renaissance” will air on TV One and BET, with targeted Prime programming. “Mission: Possible” will run across top national Hispanic networks such as Univision, CNN en Español, Telemundo, Univision Deportes and Discovery en Español. The LGBTQ digital video, “One of a Kind,” will have presence on sites like OUT, Advocate, Passport, Revry, Gay Ad Network and Edge Media. Traditional and non-traditional media formats such as in-language digital, social, paid search and Connected TV will target Chinese, Korean and Asian Indian audiences, showcasing adaptations and translations of the general market creative.

The general market TV spots will air during prime time, cable, late night and sports programming, and during cultural milestones such as The Academy Awards and NFL Playoffs. Full-page color print ads will run in top-tier lifestyle, travel, wellness and auto publications, such as GQ, Food & Wine, AFAR, Real Simple, Car and Driver, and more. The UX will have strong digital presence through online videos and banners across all major social media platforms and popular sites like VICE, Bustle and Vox Media. Lexus will target on-the-go consumers with sponsored audio content on Spotify playlists and integrations within key NPR podcasts. Out-of-home placements will reach audiences in unexpected spaces such as movie theatres, airports, elevators and fitness centers in key markets.

To extend the reach of the campaign, Lexus is partnering with key media entities to produce custom content focused around the first-ever UX. Through a collaboration with Givewith and Beautify Earth, three local artists will help revamp an urban community with the development of engaging art murals around Los Angeles this January. Over the next six weeks, Bustle will release video content featuring seven women pioneers transforming their industries and cities — including Lexus UX Chief Engineer Chika Kako. A partnership with Vox Media’s “Explainer” series this January will examine the ever-changing nature of city streets through product-focused videos. Lexus and VICE will produce a documentary photo series, featuring people that have taken ideas originally conceived for the great outdoors and adapted them to work in the urban landscape, inherently drawing a connection to the UX. Additional content partnerships with National Geographic and Discovery Network will launch later this month.

The UX is on sale in dealerships now. Consumers have a choice between the UX 200 and hybrid UX 250h with all-wheel drive, both available in F SPORT. For more information on the first-ever UX, click here.

Lexus’ passion for brave design, imaginative technology, and exhilarating performance enables the luxury lifestyle brand to create amazing experiences for its customers. Lexus began its journey in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since then, Lexus has developed its lineup to meet the needs of global luxury customers in more than 90 countries. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 241 dealers offering a full lineup of luxury vehicles. With six models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers eight F SPORT models and two F performance models. Lexus is committed to being a visionary brand that anticipates the future for luxury customers.

Jaden Smith’s “Goku”

Multitalented visionary JADEN SMITH unleashes a brand new single entitled “GOKU” today.

Get it HERE!

Over a barrage of unpredictable electronic production, JADENS flow transitions from hyper-charged verses into the hypnotic and hard-hitting hook, “I feel like I’m GOKU. Named after the hero of Dragonball-Z, the track veers in and out of thick percussion before storming towards this anthemic chant. This brash and bold banger moves at the frenetic breakneck pace of the anime with which it shares its name. If you close your eyes and listen, it’s as cinematic as it is catchy. It’s the perfect follow up to Jaden’s club banger, “GHOST”.

Abu Dhabi x World Ocean Summit 2019

Government of Abu Dhabi Announced as Host of World Ocean Summit 2019.

This year’s World Ocean Summit, held in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, has brought together over 500 leaders from the private sector, civil society and government to explore the development of a sustainable ocean economy through innovative financing and technologies as well as bold new efforts to implement the world’s sustainability commitments. It is the largest World Ocean Summit yet, and underscores The Economist Group’s doubling down on this topic, in no small part through announcing the launch of the World Ocean Initiative, an effort that will translate the momentum and focus of the World Ocean Summit into a year-round programme on the ocean that leverages the full capabilities of The Economist Group.

Carrying this momentum forward, The Economist Group is pleased to announce the Government of Abu Dhabi as the host of World Ocean Summit 2019. Abu Dhabi has a close relationship with the ocean, through its history as a centre for pearl diving, its resilient coral reefs and its mangroves sea grass meadows that provide valuable services in the face of climate change.

Bringing the World Ocean Summit to Abu Dhabi presents a unique opportunity to amplify the conversations on the sustainable development of the ocean in the Middle East and the wider region, and equally provides a platform for Abu Dhabi to share its innovative approaches to conservation, and developing a vibrant and sustainable ocean economy, with the rest of the world.

The challenges facing the ocean are global, and the World Ocean Summit 2019, which will be held March 5th-7th, will bring the bold discussions and diverse audiences that characterise the World Ocean Summit into a new part of the world, and host stimulating conversations on the topics of ocean financing, governance and innovation. A key priority for World Ocean Summit 2019 will be to foster greater cooperation and collaboration between different groups, and to serve as a bridge between the development of economic policies and protecting the marine environment. It intends to build a truly global community for the creation of a sustainable ocean economy. Through the World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group will build a programme of work across these topics and themes throughout 2018 to ensure that we continue to play a role in fostering progress against the global community’s commitments on the ocean.

 

To know more about World Ocean Summit 2019 in Abu Dhabi, watch video here.

JUSTINE SKYE REVEALS DATES FOR 2018 ULTRAVIOLET SPRING

JUSTINE SKYE REVEALS DATES FOR 2018 ULTRAVIOLET SPRING TOUR

FULL-LENGTH DEBUT ULTRAVIOLET OUT NOW

“Starting this month you’ll know her as your new playlist obsession.” – Marie Claire

“The tracks on Justine Skye’s first album, ULTRAVIOLET, are as infectious as her Brooklyn swagger.”  – Cosmopolitan 

ULTRAVIOLET finds the singer at her most confident.” – Elle.com

Today, singer, songwriter, fashionista, and actress JUSTINE SKYE announces the dates for her first headlining North American Tour this spring. Tickets go on-sale HERE beginning March 1st.

Check out the full confirmed itinerary below.

JUSTINE is on the road in support of her full-length debut ULTRAVIOLET [Roc Nation]—available in stores and at all digital retailers now. Get it HERE.

This past week, she brought the house down at an Apple in-store event in Brooklyn, giving fans a taste of what to expect on the road. Just prior, she led the return of the TUMBLR IRL series in New York City. Simultaneously, she garnered praise from the likes of Billboard.com, Allure.com, HapersBazaar.com, Elle.com, and more.

Additionally, her cinematic and high-energy video for  “Don’t Think About It” is quickly closing in on 1 million YouTube/VEVO views in under a month, while “Back For More” also recently eclipsed that milestone.

As she’s becoming known for knockout performances, don’t miss her on this upcoming tour!

JUSTINE SKYE has been quietly and diligently working on her craft since 2014. Produced exclusively by GRAMMY® Award-winning visionary The Dream, her 2016 EP8 Ounces earned praise from the likes of BillboardThe Fader, Genius, and more as Wonderland Magazine proclaimed her a “musical prodigy on the rise.” Her sphere of influence dramatically expanded yet again in 2017 as she became an ambassador for both True Religion and Forever 21 in addition to making her big screen debut in Green Dolphin.

TOUR DATES:

3/1       Washington, D.C.

3/22     Philadelphia, PA

3/23     Boston, MA

3/24     New York, NY

3/26     Chicago, IL

3/27     Toronto, ON

3/29     Detroit, MI

4/1       Atlanta, GA

4/3       Dallas, TX

4/4       Houston, TX

4/7       Los Angeles, CA

4/8       San Francisco, CA*

*Supporting Marc E. Bassy

ULTRAVIOLET

1 “Wasteland”

2 “Goodlove”

3 “U Don’t Know” [feat. WizKid]

4 “Back For More” [feat. Jeremih]

5 “Don’t Think About It”

6 “You Got Me”

7 “Heaven”

8 “Push Ya”

9 “Lil’ Boy”

10 “Best For Last”

The Art of Elysium Announces John Legend as the 2018 Visionary for the 11th Annual “HEAVEN”

The Art of Elysium has announced the 2018 Visionary and Spirit of Elysium recipients for the 11th annual “HEAVEN”. John Legend will unveil his version of HEAVEN on January 6, 2018. Actress Shanola Hampton (Viv from the hit show “Shameless”) will be honored with the Spirit of Elysium award for her generous contributions to the charity.The Art of Elysium is a non-profit that was founded by Jennifer Howell. The charity encourages actors, artists, and musicians to volunteer their time and talent to programs dedicated to hospitalized youth, homeless shelters, special needs education centers, elder care homes, and hospice care facilities. The programs include Visual Arts, Fashion & Design, Music & Movement as well as Theatre & Film. Each program is designed to support individuals in the midst of difficult emotional life challenges like illness, hospitalization, displacement, confinement, and/or crisis by providing a variety of creative tools to help them realize relief, happiness, liberation and self-empowerment through exploration and expression.

HEAVEN is a one night artistic installation curated by a chosen visionary. The Visionary is selected based on their creative contribution to the community. Critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, singer/songwriter John Legend was chosen as this years Visionary due to his work in the #FREEAMERICA campaign which is designed to change the national conversation on our country’s misguided policies and make a change in the criminal justice system. “Heaven is love, light and laughter,” says Legend. “I want to create an experience that celebrates love and justice, truth and light, and the joy that connects us all.” Legend attended last years’ HEAVEN which was envisioned by Stevie Wonder. Legend was so inspired by Wonder’s HEAVEN that he was inclined to take on the role of Visionary for this year’s event. Legend pays tribute to Wonder in his cover of “Signed Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours)” which can be listened to HERE. “We are so excited to celebrate John Legend as the VISIONARY for HEAVEN, 2018,” says The Art of Elysium founder, Jennifer Howell. “To honor John as a husband, father and artist is incredibly humbling. The light and love that John is creating through his VISION is needed in our world now, more than ever. John represents the ideals of The Art of Elysium. Using his art as a catalyst for change, John illuminates truth, joy and the love for humanity. Celebrating the generosity and creative dedication of one of my dearest friends, Shanola Hampton, as the SPIRIT OF ELYSIUM during John’s HEAVEN, is nothing short of kismet.” For more information on the event, organization, or how to become a sponsor, contact Tash Sakkas at tsakkas@theartofelysium.orgFor press inquiries contact Marcel Pariseau At marcel@truepublications.com or Emily Hessel At emily@truepublicrelations.com