A new album the world needed right now. Thank you London Grammar. Truth is a Beautiful Thing <3
Drake just dropped another unannounced album, More Life.
And three songs in: “Passionfruit”, you know it’s a single.
Bob to it below:
Hold on, hold on, fuck that. Fuck that shit. Hold on, I got to start this mothafuckin’ record over again, wait a minute. Fuck that shit. Still on this mothafuckin’ record. I’ma play this mothafucka for y’all. Ayy, y’all get some more drinks goin’ on, I’ll sound a whole lot better.
I found the way….
If you’re an event promoter or host and will be in LA April 4th – 5th, you should check out XLIVE 2017’s Data and Analytics Summit to learn more about how to leverage data and analytics for your next event. It’s taking place at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills.
The Summit “will convene live event producers, sports executives, festivals, leading data and analytics executives, in addition to brands hosting their own corporate events and festivals under one roof to educate attendees on the latest technologies emerging at the forefront of event production.”
Speakers from companies like Netflix, AC Entertainment, Golden State Warriors and Warner Brothers Records will be dropping their knowledge on the topic. Data and analytics can seem like such a drag, but in all honesty, it’s becoming one of the most important drivers for ticket sales and fan engagement, if not the most important. Here are some of the topics that will be covered:
•Fanalytics – Data driven ticket sales strategies to monetize target audiences
•Follow the Money – Measuring the value of sponsorship activations through big data
•You Are What You Watch – How Netflix is changing the state of entertainment through data and analytics
•Unlocking the Future – Exploring the next generation in data discovery through emerging technology
•The Digital Age – How brands and event organizers can benefit from data collection partnerships in digital advertising
•Safety First – The use of data and analytics to secure live event venues in an insecure world
•The Social Stage – Why social media data offers the most revealing audience profiles
XLIVE is a community all about cultivating big ideas that make for extraordinary live events. You can learn more about and register for the event HERE. (The tickets aren’t cheap so hopefully you can find a brand or someone to sponsor you.) Either way, I hope to see you guys out there!
Thanks to the Confluence for sending over the info!
New Artist Find >>> Nadia Reid
This pleasant 25-year-old gal is from New Zealand and brings us her new album Preservation today.
And oh how refreshing it is, to hear a new, but familiar folk sound of a lovely voice on top of simple acoustics and drums. Think Suzanne Vega, Linda Perhacs, Carpenters, (soft and slow)Haim, plus today and melancholy autumn leaves falling in the soft wind.
I give Ms. Reid my full support and hope listeners can appreciate her simple and wholesome sound amidst the bassy noise we are often served.
check her out here: NADIA REID.com
The Magician always bringing us magic: WE’RE TOO TIED UP!
Happy sunny Friday out there LA
Calling all DJs, musicians, music fans, and anyone who cares about our future and environment: DJs for Climate Action are calling all supporters to take a pledge to leverage the power of music to amplify our roles in protecting our planet’s future. Check out their pledge video here, which features long time DJ supporters A-Trak, Anna Lunoe, RJD2, Soul Clap, Cosmo Baker, Bag Raiders, Gigamesh, DJ Spooky, Sammy Bananas, and more:
Get Involved Here: djs4ca.com
This campaign, as well as others, benefits climate partners like NRDC.
DJs for Climate Action was started by Fool’s Gold Records DJ, Sammy Bananas. Our coalition of DJs and musicians use their craft and cultural influence to raise awareness and promote action around the global challenge of Climate Change. What started with year-end offset drives to take responsibility for air travel emissions has grown into partnerships with advocacy groups, mobilization of fans and collaboration with socially conscious brands. We remix the climate message to engage and inspire a new generation.
More announcements and events in LA, NYC, and in DC for the upcoming People’s Climate March on 4/29 coming soon!