Daily Archives: May 8, 2017

Kobalt Music Announces $75 Million Funding Round Led By Hearst Entertainment

NEW YORK, May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Kobalt, the leading global music services company, today announced it has raised $75 million in growth capital. The Series D round was led by Hearst Entertainment with participation from Balderton Capital and MSD Capital.
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Jay Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gorillaz Lead NYC Meadows Festival

Jay Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Gorillaz will headline the second annual Meadows Festival, which invades Queens, New York’s Citi Field September 15th to 17th.

This year’s lineup also includes Weezer, Run the Jewels, Future, Nas, Migos, M.I.A., Erykah Badu, Big Boi, De La Soul, Broken Social Scene, Ghostface Killah, Action Bronson, LL Cool J with DJ Z-Trip and many more.

Jay Z’s Tidal has also signed up to be the official livestream partner of this year’s fest. Tickets for the three-day fest go on sale May 10th at the Meadows’ site. The festival also claims to boast “the best food vendors in NYC, captivating street art and more aural delights.”

Bassnectar, Joey Bada$$, Tegan and Sarah, TV on the Radio, Big Gigantic, Sky Ferreira, 21 Savage and Sleigh Bells will also perform.

As with last year’s fest, the Meadows recruits some of Queens’ top artists, with Nas, LL Cool J, Bronson and Swet Shop Boys’ Heems representing the borough this year. The talents of other NYC boroughs are also featured with Jay Z, Ghostface Killah, Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies and more.

At the inaugural Meadows Festival in 2016, Kanye West abruptly cut short his headlining set after Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris.

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Alejandro Santoyo Conjures Haunting New Sound with Release of ESSENCE

ESSENCE by Alejandro Santoyo (Pianist and Composer)CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Throughout the ages, music has moved humans to tears, to love, to longing, anger, and faith, but never before has it possessed the ability to give the listener a physical sensation of warmth and rest that can only be described as a joyful…

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Alfred Haber Distribution, Inc. (AHDI) At Its "Rebel" Best As It Secures Exclusive International Distribution Rights For Showtime's "MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR"

Alfred Haber Distribution, Inc. Secures Exclusive International Distribution Rights For Showtime's "Madonna:  Rebel Heart Tour" (photo credit: Josh Brandao)PALISADES PARK, N.J., May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Alfred Haber, founder of Alfred Haber Distribution, Inc. (AHDI), announced today that the company has secured the exclusive international rights to the all-new two-hour Showtime television special, MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR, which earned…

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