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Monday, June 20, 2016

Music’s Revolutionary Break, drops Its First Launch! - #MusicMonday #MQM #US2UK | @RatedNextRadio

Rated Next Radio Network - #MQM Distribution Infographic #RN Radio Network Presents #US2UK International Heat! Music & Marketing Industry Vet Cool V aka Mr Official Whistle, Founder & CEO of #RNRN releases #MQM(Millennium Quad / the 4 M’s - Music, Monday, Mixdown, Mixtape) Global Rated Next Radio Network’s first conglomerate project of its kind. In the fast pace millennium changing Industry, Cool V took action to bring Music’s Distribution epic. #RNRN will report Monthly real time feedback to Industry labels, with the focus to open more Music industry growth across the globe. One of hundreds of #RNR Networks global DJ’s - DJ Redman, a UK All Genre DJ & Owner of Beat-Rate Radio UK brings this fascinating project out with a BANG in 3 Mixtapes total, titled: Hip Hop Moods Mixtape Vol II, featuring International Heat from the US to the UK. The Product’s Releases #MusicMonday June 20th, 2016 for Global Promotion, on Mixcrate, Mixcloud, Youtube, and portals across the globe for all to enjoy! History is in the making, bringing Revolutionary Breaking Heat & Music Branding at its best. In need of something different and innovative to bring impeccable music back to the forefront, the time is now, and Rated Next Radio Network has taken every component within the realm and in the development of the #MQM and its distribution. Bringing in Creative New Talent from across the globe from the vast developed networks of RNRN, to delivering quality product & the Needs to Music Labels and fans alike, this will bring Music heat back on the map! The official first #MQM release, From the US to the UK International Heat will give music lovers a welcoming return, and is promised to KNOCK! #US2UK - #International Heat History In the Making @RatedNextRadio Global Network



Saturday, June 18, 2016

Why you should care about @E3? 2016's biggest announcements!





A lot of big announcements by @Nintendo, @Sony and @Microsoft this year in Los Angeles at the LA Convention Center most notably the much anticipated Legend of Zelda game, a mobile app Pokimon Go game, a smaller XBox One dubbed the XBox One S, and a release date given for the Playstation VR. Just to name a few to get started. Make sure you follow E3 on Twitter @E3

Unfortunately, Nintendo would not announce a new console which the gaming industry is expecting to be the successor to Wii & Wii U, the NX. They announced a unique Pokimon Go smartphone game app that would use geo-location where users would go to different locations in their city using the game app to capture various types of Pokimon and for those who travel even be able to go to places where they are traveling in different cities. Think of a scavenger hunt where it's an interactive smart phone game app and you go to well known places in the city or wherever city you just so happen to be at. Nintendo promises that you won't have to go to no dark alley or seedy neighborhood in your city or that city.





Much anticipated they announced a new Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. "It’s not really accurate to describe Nintendo’s E3 2016 show floor presence as a booth — it’s more of a shrine. And that shrine is dedicated almost entirely to one thing: the upcoming Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which is launching on both the Wii U and NX some time next year."...see more HERE.

XBox used E3 as an opportunity to unveil what many fans and a lot of current XBox 360 users may have been waiting before deciding to commit to go over to the current gaming systems, the XBox One S. Many of us gamers have brought Playstations and XBoxes only to years later see a smaller compact version of the same system released (i.e. XBox 360 Slim, Playstation 2 Slim, and PS3 Slim). Also to compete with Sony Playstation VR, Oculus Rift, and other VR gaming devices, XBox announced Project Scorpio which is an XBox One with VR capabilities. A lot of XBox gaming titles were annouced with XBox Anywhere which if you start a game on XBox One you can continue playing on a Windows 10 PC bridging the gap between console gaming and PC.





The Sony Playstation press conference had quite a few surprises, a new God of War game, Playstation VR release date, a very ambitious Marvel, Sony, & Insomniac Studio produced Spiderman game, Call of Duty Infinite Warfare, a new generation and VR compatible gameplay Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Batman Arkham VR, new generation Crash Bandicoot, Star Wars Battlefront: X-Wing VR Mission, & more. SEE HERE- SONY AT E3 2016 IN FIVE MINUTES.



FOR THE REST OF E3 2016...CHECK OUT HERE

WB GAMES & MORTAL KOMBAT NEVERREALM STUDIOS SHORTLY BEFORE E3 RELEASED A TRAILER FOR THEIR NEW GAME INJUSTICE 2, FOLLOW UP TO THE POPULAR DC SUPERHERO & SUPERVILLAIN FIGHTING GAME



CHECK OUT THE REST OF E3 2016 COVERAGE HERE



AND ALSO HERE

Friday, June 10, 2016

The Reappearing film you been waiting for #NYSM2 Sneak Peak Review | @nysmmovie @lionsgatemovies

Magical Rain, Sprinklers, Strobe Lights, where reality meets magic! What?! Cool V's TV states this film puts the unthinkable on the level with reality in the revolutionary millennium. From start to finish, Now You See Me takes you on a epic suspense ride of tricks. "Right to the end, clever but I knew something was up when they started throwing people off the plane." Quoted by: review Host - @Murdockhd of #TheNEXT #CoolVTV



#TheNext, #CoolVsTV gives 5 stars to the movie that takes mind bending adventure beyond fascination, @Lionsgate Movies presents Now You See Me #2. www.nowyouseeme.movie

Monday, June 6, 2016

#Innovation - #Imagination - #Inspiration - #MrOW - #MusicMonday #MogulMonday Announces 2016 #CLIOAward Deadline - June 17th 2016 | @CLIOAwards

Creating Music in Advertising CLIO Awards 2016 It's #MogulMonday, time for some industry tips, #MrOW (Mr Official Whistle aka Cool V) #MusicMonday highlights Innovative, Imagination, inspiration for #NewMusic and its Branding. If you have not noticed yet, Branding is everything, and now with technology and fast pace revolutionary virtual world, #creativity is #Key. As we tell our clients, "It's gotta be Epic!" So here are some tips to do just that! Keep in mind way out different and out of the box is a necessity if you want to stick out from the rest. CLIO Image and CLIO Music have kept in mind what it takes to be Innovative and inspiring in today's world as they get prepped for 2016 Awards to be held in New York. Take a look at last years CLIO commercial ;)



Branding #NewMusic Tips * Be Innovative - do something different * Creative - use your imagination when creating your ads / campaigns *Inspiration - be inspired by what ever catches your eye (even if out the box) * Attract - make sure to capture all audiences making your ads / campaigns easy to access and view on net & mobile For more Branding assistance - our Behind the Scenes #TheNEXT Branding Team Executives #MrOW (Mr Official Whistle aka Cool V) & #JuelofRome, we will continue to share more tips ongoing on #MusicMonday #MogulMonday and #TipTuesday, so stay posted. If you are in need of more Branding, Marketing, PR services you can contact us here: "It's Gotta Be Epic, Lets Make History Today!" Lets get started & click the link here! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/T88NBX3 #TheNEXT, #MrOw, & #JOR team wants to remind all inspiring Artist with #NewMusic, if you have killer ads / campaigns, make sure not to miss the deadline to enter www.cliomusicawards.com cause you deserve the recognition for your Imaginative Designed campaigns. Also stay posted as, we will be following up with full coverage of this years CLIO Awards 2016.
Wednesday, September 28th @ American Museum of Natural History - New York City CLIO Image and CLIO Music will be incorporated into the 2016 CLIO Awards. *More information to come. clioawards.com/awards/

#MrOW SHOWS YOU HOW @DELASOUL MAKES #PAIN BETTER

"#MrOW Music Monday Choise Artist Pck"

What's Crack'n People!

It's #MusicMonday time for new music from #MrOW ( Mr Official Whistle aka Cool V) time to blow the official whistle today! #FactsOnly Remember when you heard that feel good music well this Summer +WeAreDeLaSoul #DELASOUL remember when music used to give you chills and HipHop was relatable regardless of age, race or sex you could just relate to it! #WORD Nowadays some music dont even use words. (Really?????) but Hip-Hop vets DeLaSoul drops a project that's gonna take you back to times where music was fun and for EVERYBODY!  It feels like yesterday when they burst on the scene with their debut album "3 Feet High & Rising" a classic filled with jams! #TrustMe They transcended Hip-Hop for over 2 decades and 9 albums later they are still electrifying stages and delighting audiences world-wide.  It feels like summer all over again with the hot new music and highly anticipated project they just released entitled  "And The Annonymous Nobody" 


"REMEMBER SATURDAY?"

It brings #MrOW aka Cool V (Vibes) the industries #OFFICIALWHISTLE great pleasure to introduce their newproject today. If you are familar with their discography you willknow they take a great deal of pride in the music they put out. From the intro's to the outros to the skits in between the music DELASOUL has always delivered solid projects. Always dropping #GoodMusic and #GOODVIBES.  This new project coming from their new label Rough Trade Records is music to my ears. In a time where Trap Music is dominating the airwaves and the global Hip-Hop community globally it's refreshing to hear a well welcomed alternative to the industry norm these days because it's more political than musical but thats another story #Analytics and #Politrix (Ya Feel Meh) They started a Kickstarter campaign and within hours the projects goal was reached!(Now thats LOVE)
This projects delivers in more ways than one from the catchy title to the cool artwork to the banging music it's a all around #WinWin in my book you just  can't go wrong with this album check the listing below!  This is a SOLID project and you know I only COSIGN that official heat and been rockin with since my college days at WBNY when they came to Buffalo State College and ripped the stage apart since then I've seen them countless times in NYC, Canada and DC.  All it takes is one live show and you'll see why they are one of the most respected Hip-Hop groups in the game. #LEGENDARY

"Download Your Copy Today #WhistleApproved"

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"Genesis (Intro)" (featuring Jill Scott)
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"Royalty Capes"  
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"Pain" (featuring Snoop Dogg)
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"Property of Spitkicker.com" (featuring Roc Marciano)
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"Memory Of… (US)" (featuring Estelle & Pete Rock)
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"Cbgbs"  
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"Lord Intended" (featuring Justin Hawkins)
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"Snoopies" (featuring David Byrne)
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"Greyhounds" (featuring Usher)
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"Sexy Bitch"  
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"Trainwreck"  
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"Drawn" (featuring Little Dragon)
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"Whoodeeni" (featuring 2 Chainz)
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"Nosed Up"  
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"You Go Dave (A Goldblatt Presentation)"  
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"Here In After" (featuring Damon Albarn)
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"Exodus (Outro)"




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Instagram: @delasolarvision



Monday, May 23, 2016

#Lastnights #Big #Winners of #BBMA2016 | @Billboards

Billboard Music Awards 2016: Complete Coverage Check out the complete list of winners below: Top Artist: Adele -- WINNER Justin Bieber Drake Taylor Swift The Weeknd Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Fan-Voted): Rihanna -- WINNER Adele Drake The Weeknd Little Big Town Top R&B Song: Alessia Cara “Here” ​Omarion Featuring Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko, “Post To Be” The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face” The Weeknd, “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” The Weeknd, “The Hills” -- WINNER Top Billboard 200 Album: Adele, 25 -- WINNER Justin Bieber, Purpose Ed Sheeran, x Taylor Swift, 1989 The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness Top Male Artist: Justin Bieber -- WINNER Drake Fetty Wap Ed Sheeran The Weeknd Top Country Song: Sam Hunt, “Break Up In A Small Town” Sam Hunt, “Take Your Time” Little Big Town, “Girl Crush” Thomas Rhett, “Die A Happy Man” -- WINNER Chris Young, “I’m Comin’ Over” Top Hot 100 Song: Adele, “Hello” Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen” Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again” -- WINNER The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face” The Weeknd, “The Hills” Top Hot 100 Artist: Justin Bieber Drake Fetty Wap Taylor Swift The Weeknd -- WINNER Top New Artist: Fetty Wap -- WINNER OMI Charlie Puth ​Silentó Bryson Tiller Top Female Artist: Adele -- WINNER Selena Gomez ​Ariana Grande Rihanna Taylor Swift Top Duo/Group: Maroon 5 One Direction -- WINNER twenty one pilots The Rolling Stones U2 Top Billboard 200 Artist: Adele -- WINNER Justin Bieber Drake Taylor Swift The Weeknd Top Song Sales Artist: Adele Justin Bieber Drake Fetty Wap The Weeknd -- WINNER Top Radio Songs Artist: Justin Bieber Ellie Goulding Ed Sheeran Taylor Swift The Weeknd -- WINNER Top Streaming Songs Artist: Justin Bieber Drake Fetty Wap ​Silentó The Weeknd -- WINNER Top Social Media Artist: Justin Bieber -- WINNER Selena Gomez ​Ariana Grande Demi Lovato Taylor Swift Top Touring Artist: Madonna One Direction The Rolling Stones Taylor Swift -- WINNER U2 Top R&B Artist: Chris Brown ​Jeremih Rihanna Bryson Tiller The Weeknd -- WINNER Top Rap Artist: Drake -- WINNER Fetty Wap Future Wiz Khalifa Silentó Top Country Artist: Zac Brown Band Luke Bryan -- WINNER Sam Hunt Chris Stapleton Carrie Underwood Top Rock Artist: Fall Out Boy Elle King twenty one pilots -- WINNER Walk the Moon X Ambassadors Top Latin Artist: Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga Juan Gabriel Nicky Jam Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho Romeo Santos -- WINNER Top Dance/Electronic Artist: The Chainsmokers DJ Snake David Guetta -- WINNER Major Lazer ​Zedd Top Christian Artist: Casting Crowns Lauren Daigle ​Hillsong United -- WINNER MercyMe Chris Tomlin Top Gospel Artist: Anthony Brown and group therAPy Tasha Cobbs Kirk Franklin -- WINNER Travis Greene Marvin Sapp Top Soundtrack: Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1 Fifty Shades of Grey Furious 7 Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Pitch Perfect 2 -- WINNER Top R&B Album: Chris Brown, Royalty Rihanna, Anti Bryson Tiller, T R A P S O U L ​Tyrese, Black Rose The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness -- WINNER Top Rap Album: Drake, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late Drake & Future, What A Time To Be Alive Dr. Dre, Compton Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly Meek Mill, Dreams Worth More Than Money -- WINNER Top Country Album: Chris Stapleton, Traveller -- WINNER Luke Bryan, Kill The Lights Sam Hunt, Montevallo Zac Brown Band, Jekyll + Hyde Carrie Underwood, Storyteller Top Rock Album: Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color David Bowie, Blackstar Coldplay, A Head Full Of Dreams Mumford & Sons, Wilder Mind twenty one pilots, Blurryface -- WINNER Top Latin Album: Juan Gabriel, Los Dúo -- WINNER Juan Gabriel, Mis Número 1…40 Aniversario ​Mana, Cama Incendiada Gerardo Ortiz, Hoy Más Fuerte Romeo Santos, Formula, Vol. 2 Top Dance/Electronic Album: David Guetta, Listen Major Lazer, Peace Is The Mission ​ODESZA, In Return ​Skrillex & Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü ​Zedd, True Colors -- WINNER Top Christian Album: Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be -- WINNER ​Hillsong UNITED, Empires Joey + Rory, Hymns That Are Important To Us ​TobyMac, This Is Not A Test Chris Tomlin, Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship Top Gospel Album: Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Everyday Jesus Tasha Cobbs, One Place Live Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion -- WINNER Jonathan McReynolds, Life Music: Stage Two Marvin Sapp, You Shall Live Top Selling Song: Adele, “Hello” -- WINNER Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again” OMI, “Cheerleader” Rachel Platten, “Fight Song” The Weeknd, “The Hills” Top Radio Song: Adele “Hello” Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again” Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!” Walk the Moon, “Shut Up and Dance” -- WINNER The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face” Top Streaming Song (Audio): Justin Bieber, “Sorry” Justin Bieber, “What Do You Mean” ​Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen” The Weeknd, “The Hills” -- WINNER Drake, “Hotline Bling” Top Streaming Song (Video): ​Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen” Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again” Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!” ​Silentó, “Watch Me” -- WINNER The Weeknd, “The Hills” Top Rap Song: Drake, “Hotline Bling” ​Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen” ​Fetty Wap, “679” feat. Remy Boyz ​Silentó, “Watch Me” Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, “See You Again” -- WINNER Top Rock Song: Fall Out Boy, “Uma Thurman” Elle King, “Ex’s & Oh’s” twenty one pilots, “Stressed Out” Walk the Moon, “Shut Up And Dance” -- WINNER X Ambassadors, “Renegades” Top Latin Song: J Balvin “Ginza” Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho, “Te Metiste” Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias, “El Perdon” -- WINNER ​Maluma, “Borro Cassette” Romeo Santos, “Propuesta Indecente” Top Dance/Electronic Song: The Chainsmokers Featuring ROZES, “Roses” DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge, “You Know You Like It” David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack, “Hey Mama” Major Lazer & DJ Snake Featuring MØ, “Lean On” -- WINNER Skrillex & Diplo, “Where Are Ü Now” with Justin Bieber Top Christian Song: ​Hillsong UNITED, “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” -- WINNER ​Hillsong UNITED, “Touch the Sky” MercyMe, “Flawless” NEEDTOBREATHE Featuring Gavin DeGraw, “Brother” Chris Tomlin, “Good Good Father” Top Gospel Song: Anthony Brown and group therAPy, “Worth” Erica Campbell feat. Big Shizz, “I Luh God” Kirk Franklin, “Wanna Be Happy?” -- WINNER Travis Greene, “Intentional” Brian Courtney Wilson, “Worth Fighting For” Billboard Full Coverage

Friday, May 20, 2016

Rebirthing the Reboot: @DcComics brings the best you loved from their previous DC Universes and combines it with the appeal of the New 52!





This year fresh off of the release of popular shows like Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and the follow up to the Man of Steel and the start of the DC Extended Universe, Batman Vs Superman movie, DC Comics announced DC Rebirth. At first with a blue logo with silhouettes of teased characters which includes a woman wearing the uniform of the Green Lantern Corp. (there has never been a female Green Lantern of Earth), two separate characters wearing the Superman symbol (who do not appear to be Superman) and another silhouette that looks an awful lot like Jay Garrick, the Flash of Earth 2.



WHAT IS DC REBIRTH?

DC Rebirth takes what traditional fans of DC bringing back a lot of continuity such as Clark Kent's and Lois Lane's relationship and bring them back together. In DC Rebirth, Clark and Lois will have a son who will star along side Batman's son and current Robin (a popular character that was established in DC's New 52) in a new on-going series called Super Sons. There's two Superman's the pre New 52 Superman who is married to Lois Lane and a proud papa and the New 52 Superman who may end up meeting his end. Check out Superman and Action Comics coming up for the info and somehow Lex Luthor becomes a Superman.



Recently for Scott Synder's and Greg Cappullo's run of their "Superheavy" storyline which after the event of "Endgame" where Batman and Joker perished together in a final confrontation had Gotham city appoint a police approved Batman in the form of Jim Gordon with a capeless black and yellow Batman costume and the "Rookie" Robo Batman mech suit/robot in Bruce Wayne's absence. A new villain and bigger threat called for the return of Bruce to the mantle of Batman with a new suit and new lease on life. Batman in DC Rebirth will retain his current continuity from the New 52.

FOR MORE INFO ON THE LASTEST WITH BATMAN AND SUPERAN IN THE MOVIES AND COMICS, CHECK OUT MY REVIEW OF BATMAN VS SUPERMAN HERE



In DC Rebirth, just like with the New 52 where they introduced a Muslim American Green Lantern, Simon Baaz, DC will also feature another new Green Lantern female Jessica Cruz. Also whereas the "Forever Evil" storyline most notably outed Batman's protege' and hero in his own right Nightwing as Dick Grayson. DC Rebirth restores Dick Grayson back under his mantle of Nightwing and also has him leading his Titan team with member Donna Troy, Garth, Lilith and Arrow protege' Arsenal. For more check out HERE. Don't call it a complete reboot more of a mash up of the current New 52 combined with everything that made DC Comics great before and further more to come!

There's something strange in the neighborhood @Ghostbusters busts ghosts again in 2016





Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they’re here to save the world!

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Cast: Melissa McCarthy Kristen Wiig Kate McKinnon Leslie Jones Charles Dance Michael Kenneth Williams and Chris Hemsworth

Directed by: Paul Feig

Written by: Paul Feig & Katie Dippold

Based on the film “Ghostbusters” Written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis and Directed by Ivan Reitman

Produced by: Ivan Reitman Amy Pascal

Executive Producers: Michele Imperato Stabile Paul Feig Jessie Henderson Dan Aykroyd Tom Pollock Joe Medjuck Ali Bell

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Comics come to life this Saturday @TwComicon!

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It's going down this year, Tidewater Comicon will be an 2 day (May 21st and 22nd)event held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center notable sponsors include Video Game Heaven, Gamestop, WGNT, Papa Johns Pizza, and 96X.

Guests of this years, Comicon will be Power Ranger's Karan Ashley, WWE Legend Jake "the Snake" Roberts, cosplayer Ani Mia, artist Jae Lee, Ghostbuster's Ernie Hudson, Flash Gordon's Sam Jones, Bob Camp- the creator of The Ren and Stimpy show and for the rest of the guest list check them out HERE.



Hours: Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 10am-5pm

There will be a cosplay contest so for more info check them out HERE

ALSO CHECK OUT MY BLOG OF LAST YEAR'S TIDEWATER COMIC HERE & WHAT DO BOTH VA COMICONS HAVE IN COMMON?



Sunday, May 15, 2016

Kyla -UK Flashback For This Weeks #SoulfulSunday Edition



It's another #Soulful Sunday!

I had to bring this UK Funky House tune back because I felt it a perfect fit for today my girl @KylaOfficial (Follow Her) stay tuned for new music from this artists on tomorrows #MusicMonday and #MrOW #ChartExplosion playlist coming soon stay tuned 

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

"Nothing is true. Everything is Permitted" Michael Fassbender (@MFOnline) goes medievil in the new trailer for Assassin's Creed (@AssassinsMovie)







This is the trailer for the movie “Assassin’s Creed” starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, which hits theaters December 21st.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

#Royalties beyond #ASCAP, #BMI, #SESAC, & #HFA - #CRASHCourse via Joe Conyers III| @Songtrust

CRASH COURSE Day 1: How To Collect Live Performance Royalties Thanks for checking out my 5-day crash course on music publishing. I'm Joe Conyers III, the VP General Manager of Songtrust. My goal for this course is to provide you with new techniques and approaches for music publishing and collecting royalties, while keeping them as actionable and succinct as possible. And today, we start with a look at how to collect live performance royalties.
For songwriters and bands performing their own material, there’s an opportunity to earn additional royalties from live performances. All three US Performance Rights Organizations (PROs) can pay royalties from live performances at bars, clubs, restaurants and other music venues. In order to collect these royalties, each PRO requires writers to alert them of live performances. Below is the best way for writers affiliated with ASCAP, BMI or SESAC to maximise their live performance royalties. ASCAP OnStage You can receive royalties when your music is performed live at venues of all sizes throughout the US. You need to provide the basic details of the performance and which of your songs were performed and you’ll receive an OnStage payment with your normal ASCAP distribution. OnStage is available 24/7 via your Member Access account for convenience and flexibility. Coming in November: OnStage will be available via ASCAP Mobile. More info: ASCAP OnStage BMI Live To sign up for BMI Live, songwriters should log into the BMI Live section of bmi.comand register their set lists, with the date and venue where they performed. They will then be eligible for quarterly royalty payments for the public performance of their original songs and compositions. For Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users, BMI Live can be accessed from the BMI Mobile app, while Android users will find BMI Live on the BMI Mobile website. BMI Live’s mobile platforms offer all the same services that are available online via laptop and desktop computers. More info: BMI Live SESAC Register your sets via your publishing account on SESAC Affiliate Services. Once you’ve logged in, complete live performance forms for any live gigs. You’re able to create a set list (e.g. Fall Tour 2011) and copy / paste it into each venue. You’ll need each venue’s address, date of show, venue capacity, if there was a music charge and the list of songs to submit. More info: SESAC Live Performance Royalties This email course will provide you with actionable tips on how you can publish music and collect royalties. More on that later... Tomorrow, we'll be delving into how Spotify streams turn into royalties. If you have any questions in the meantime, please hit the reply button and drop me a line. I will respond personally to every email. And if you're ahead of the curve and want to get started, feel free to learn more about Songtrust here. CRASH COURSE Day 2: How Spotify Streams Turn Into Royalties Today we're going to dive into how Spotify streams turn into royalties.
Since its launch in the US, Spotify has left listeners elated, with unprecedented open-access to tracks from independent and major labels. But if you’re an artist or songwriter, you may be wondering how those Spotify streams turn into royalty payments and ultimately end up in your back pocket. There are music publishing royalties generated from each stream on Spotify. Capturing each of these will help maximize your earnings. Songtrust gets you paid all your Spotify money. Find out how! Performance Royalty The public performance or broadcast of a musical work generates a performance royalty for the songwriter and publisher. These royalties are collected by performing rights organizations (PROs) - ASCAP, BMI, SESAC. Your songs must be properly registered with a PRO to be paid this royalty. For those new to the music biz and yet to register with a PRO, Songtrust can streamline the process and maximize your relationship with each. Performance royalties are based on each songwriter’s ownership share of the song. For example, if you play in a guitar-and-drums garage rock duo, and both members contributed equally to the song, the ownership shares would be 50% and 50%. However, the ratio can vary depending on an agreement between songwriters to weight the shares in favor of a primary writer. The performance royalty is also split and distributed equally between the songwriter(s) and the publisher(s), with each being allocated 50% of the performance royalty pie. Depending on what type of deal you have with your publisher (administration, co-publishing, income particiapation) you may actually only see a portion of those performance royalties. Songwriters that handle their publishing rights throughSongtrust will see 100% of the publisher’s share of performance royalties distributed back out to the writer(s). Mechanical Royalty These royalties are generated when your songs are reproduced, retransmitted or rebroadcasted. This occurs when outside parties license your songs for physical albums, digital downloads and interactive streams. In the case of Spotify, the Harry Fox Agency (HFA) provides customized administrative services and issues mechanical licenses on behalf of its 45,000+ represented music publishers. HFA collects the mechanical royalties owed by Spotify to the publishers for the use of their music on the service, and then pays that money to each publisher. If your songs do not have a publisher, Songtrust is able to collect on behalf of songwriters without a publishing company – saving money, time and hassle. Alternatively, you can start your own publishing company and register with HFA to collect mechanical royalties. Next up, we'll learn about how to collect international royalties. But if you're interested in earning more royalties from more places, you don't have to wait for the rest of this course to get started; check out Songtrust's features. CRASH COURSE Day 3: Why you MUST pay attention to global royalties even if you aren't huge overseas
Songwriters have a lot on their plate. So many services are selling, streaming and using your music, generating different types of royalties that get sent to a bunch of societies like ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and HFA. It’s a lot to keep track of before you get to the fun part – actually making some music! Outside the US, it gets even more complicated, but international markets can be a major source of revenue. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. The Potential With annual revenue in the billions, the American music market is already overwhelming. Getting your piece of this massive pie requires proper society affiliations, song registrations, and royalty collection. But the US only accounts for about one quarter of the global music industry. That means that for every dollar made in the US, musicians are making three dollars elsewhere. Sometimes artists generate significant royalties overseas, but have no idea what they’re owed – or that they’re owed anything at all – until someone collects it on their behalf. Songtrust helps you collect your royalties from around the world. Find out how! The Problem If you’re registered with ASCAP, BMI or SESAC you might have seen international earnings on your royalty statement before. So, you’re probably wondering, “I already collect international royalties, right?” You might have gotten some, but there are probably more. Let’s see why. Your local PRO has entered into reciprocal agreements with similar societies throughout the world. Basically, these agreements say, “Hey, when I collect royalties for your writers, I’ll pay you. And you’ll do the same.” These work well in theory, but in practice, not so much. Your PRO represents your performance right and transfers it to the appropriate society in each country. So, when your song is broadcasted, streamed or performed live, that society should collect on your behalf and pay your PRO, which will then pay you. The problem is that the foreign PRO will only know where to send the money if your songs have been properly registered with them. The only way to ensure this happens is to establish a direct relationship with each society – a challenge for even the biggest of publishers. And even if your songs are somehow properly registered, if your publisher doesn’t have a direct relationship you probably won’t get paid for up to three years and your royalties will be subject to several rounds of fees along the way. But what about mechanical royalties? These are generated from physical and digital sales, interactive streams and more. In the US, HFA usually collects mechanicals from record labels and in order to get paid, you’ll need an affiliated publisher. This works a bit differently outside the US. The burden of paying mechanical royalties generally falls on the distributor or retailer (like iTunes). So, when someone buys your CD or downloads your songs abroad, these companies must pay the relevant society. But if you aren’t affiliated in that country, you aren’t going to get paid. Instead, after a certain period of time those royalties will be redistributed to local publishers as black box royalties. Basically out of the 30% that iTunes takes per download they send some of that(usually 5-8%) to a local society that you can't collect without a publisher. The Solution If your music is having any success outside the US, you need a publisher with a global reach. Before signing with a publisher, make sure it can collect both performance and mechanical royalties in your biggest territories. Your publisher should have established direct relationships with collection societies or at least have a sub-publisher because relying on reciprocal relationships simply won’t cut it. Now that you understand how to collect international royalties, tomorrow's installment will dive into 7 mistakes to avoid when registering songs. CRASH COURSE Day 4: 7 Mistakes To Avoid When Registering Songs
Kraftwerk enjoyed registering their songs while adorned in ultraviolet suits. As soon as you’ve finished writing a song – and determined splits with any co-writers – your next port of call should be registering the song with a Performance Rights Organization (PRO). In the United States, songwriters can affiliate and register their songs with one of ASCAP, BMI or SESAC. There’s a few common mistakes that artists tend to make when registering songs. Ryan Brodhead (Manager of Performance Rights Administration for Songtrust) sees these all too often. Take heed of his lessons! 1. Be sure to list any and all performers of the song. 2. Be sure to list any and all writers and/or publishers with their correct shares. 3. Be sure to list any alternate titles. 4. Be sure your writer/publisher account has current contact information. 5. Make sure samples are licensed/cleared properly. 6. Avoid naming your songs anything that’s hard to remember and not clear. E.g. Up 2 No Good Luv should be Up to No Good Love. 7. If you perform your songs live, report these using the various programs from ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. If you’d prefer to leave this process to the experts, a publishing administrator can help. For independent artists, Songtrust offers a seamless dashboard to register your songs with any US PRO. Moreover, we register your songs with the Harry Fox Agency (to collect mechanical and digital royalties), Music Reports (to collect digital royalties) and international societies – making sure you never miss out on any publishing royalties. Tomorrow, in the final installment of this course, we'll take an in-depth look at the benefits of owning your own publishing. CRASH COURSE Day 5 (of 5): Benefits Of Owning Your Own Publishing
We often get asked about the benefits of starting a publishing company for indie songwriters – as opposed to entering into a publishing agreement. As an independent songwriter, you have quite a few different options when signing a publishing agreement. Traditionally, a songwriter would sign over a percentage of their rights to a song – ranging from a small amount to 100% – in exchange for opportunities such as cash advances and the potential for bigger sync deals (TV and film placements). Enticing as that sounds, it’s becoming less likely for most independent songwriters to sign the kind of big publishing deals that create such opportunities. But don’t fret! There is an option that is absolutely worth looking into further: become your own publisher! It is quite common for musicians to become their own publisher and is something you should consider. In next week’s article, we’ll discuss a step-by-step guide of setting up your own publishing company. Until then, we’re going to focus on the major benefits to owning your publishing rights. 1. Collect more publishing royalties By the very nature of entering into a publishing agreement, you’re giving away a percentage of your copyrights – and thus a percentage of your publishing royalties. If you own 100% of the publishing on your songs, you’ll be able to collect all royalties owed to you from public performance, digital (internet radio and on-demand streaming), synchronization (TV, film, and video games), mechanical royalties (sales of physical recordings and downloads). Reminder: you’ll always get the full writer’s share owed to by registering your songs with a PRO (ASCAP, BMI or SESAC) – even if you’ve signed away all your publishing rights. 2. Maintain creative control Aside from royalty collection, publishers look to exploit your songs through synchronization licenses. This means, they will pitch your music for placement in film, TV, video games, advertising, etc. These licenses can be a great source of income and in many publishing agreements, the publisher will take a cut of all licence fees. By owning 100% of your publishing rights, you’ll get paid through all of those fees. The other key differentiator comes from controlling how your music gets pitched and to whom. By owning your publishing rights, you gain the sole right to grant licenses for the use of your music in any capacity. Each time someone wants to use your music, a license (and subsequent fees and/ or royalties) are required to be cleared by you. Of course, this also means that you have the right to not grant licenses either. This is especially important if you want to avoid certain kinds of association with your songs (e.g. ending up synched to an obnoxious beer commercial or a terrible TV show). Once a song becomes synonymous with something negative, it can be very difficult to convince anyone else to pick that song for their project. 3. Keep your options open If you’re an artist and you sign a publishing deal early, you may limit what opportunities are available on the label side as, increasingly, labels are looking to also acquire publishing rights. If you want to compose for film/TV, but you have an exclusive publishing deal, you may not be able to do song deals with individual film and television studios to compose for their projects. All this being said, publishers can be a wonderful addition to a songwriter’s team — when it’s a good fit. Like everything in life, when considering a publishing deal, it’s all about relationships and having a clear and open line of communication between you and your publisher. That wraps up my 5-day crash course on music publishing. If you’re interested in earning more royalties from more places, be sure to check outSongtrust's features. I'll be in touch in the coming weeks as we discover and develop insights into the world of music royalty collection services. And as always, please let me know if you have any questions by replying to this email. Until then, Joe Conyers III VP General Manager, Songtrust ROYALTY REGISTRY: WWW.SONGTRUST.COM

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Friday, April 29, 2016

#TGIF #Weekend #TU - The #Industries #Insomniac #MrOfficialWhistle & Partner Wayne Royale at The #FINALE #PARADOX | @mrofficialwhistle @waynesworld23

FRIDAY NIGHT, TONIGHT THE PARADOX GOES ON ITS FINAL WEEKEND RUN!
Cool V aka Mr, Official Whistle at Paradox Winter 2016 As the Paradox's closing event kicks off Saturday April 30th @ 10pm thru Sunday May 1st doors close @ 5pm. If you are heading to Baltimore for the finale, you can be over joyed to know the Event is #WhistleApproved as the Industries Music & Marketing insomniac Mr. Official Whistle himself and partner in crime Wayne Royale are there to bless the finale nights with their presence and spread Good Vibez! What other to expect but Good Vibez from the Industries Insomniac aka Cool Vibez.
Wayne Royale - Blogger / writer for the NEXT at Paradox Winter 2016 The imminent closing of the historical PARADOX this Spring is almost here and we must celebrate in GRAND STYLE with a WEEKENDER that will be nothing short of EPIC!! The Dox has been home to so many and the hub of dance music/underground culture in Baltimore City for 25 years. Wayne Davis has been leading the charge and now it is time for the community to give back to one who has given us all countless hours to dance - moments of musical bliss and social acceptance! We know it's IMPOSSIBLE to get everyone in the building to enjoy the venue all in ONE night - so we've decided to make it a WEEKENDER! Start organizing your schedules..hotels...planes..trains and automobiles!! The kickoff starts Friday night with a brief respite to collect yourselves - then it's NONSTOP from 10pm Saturday night - on thru to Sunday night (doors close at 5pm so make sure your in the building already)! The dance won't stop until Wayne Davis plays the last record of the weekend! Come dance with us Friday, Saturday and Sunday on THE BIGGEST MUTHAF@<#!NG WEEKEND IN APRIL!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/486748484853605/ Make sure to not miss the finale as its going up all weekend starting NOW!!!
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Saturday, April 23, 2016

#LanezLanez - "Two Lanez" pulling up #100 nights tour #StayInYourLane @twolaneznyc @necterr @ratednextradio @mrofficialwhislte


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Pull up a chair, and get ready for the over the head punch lines, the type that makes you do the “Ugly face” & Rewind It.” , coming on a professional lane, bringing something for every listening ear. These two are determined to leave footprints in the game, with unique duo talent and drive to do it. Get ya tape decks and iPods ready! Two Lanez - Joe Ness @JoeNessnyc & @ChowLee - a brother duo making noise outta NYC



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