TRUE RELIGION Announce New THIS IS TRUE Brand Ambassadors Lee, Lane, and Guardiola

True Religion has announceed Tommy Lee, Nikki Lane and Herizen Guardiola as their THIS IS TRUE Spring 2017 campaign brand ambassadors. This season the California based brand continues to celebrate the individuality of their consumer, engaging personalities from the music industry that embody the brand’s non-conformist values.

On the heels of the first THIS IS TRUE campaign, the new wave of ambassadors feature a rock legend, a southern rebel and a multi talented ingénue. Each of these artists stem from diverse musical backgrounds to form a fresh and eclectic vision for the True Religion customer.

Iconic Mötley Crüe drummer, Tommy Lee, exudes classic rock style and conveys a nostalgic sense of heavy metal rebellion.

Emerging country artist Nikki Lane‘s southern outlaw persona adds a new element of assurance and empowerment.

Actress and singer Herizen Guardiola brings a youthful edge to the campaign.

Each ambassador personifies the unique qualities of the True Religion DNA. We are a brand known for ‘doing denim different’, these artist’s personalities and view of the world, push our brand proposition forward” says Chief Marketing Officer Tara Peyrache.

The artists reflect the True Religion consumer: diverse, unique and driven with a passion to remain true to themselves.

SEE A VIDEO FROM THE THIS IS TRUE CAMPAIGN

BABYMETAL To Play with Red Hot Chili Peppers

Japanese heavy metal/teen-pop phenom, BABYMETAL has announced that they will be supporting the Red Hot Chili Peppers on select dates of their U.S. Tour in April this year. Their support dates will kick off on April 12th in Washington D.C. and wrap up in Miami on April 29th – full list of dates below. This string of U.S. dates follow BABYMETAL’s UK run with RHCP in December.
This announcement comes on the heels of other monumental performances.This month, BABYMETAL will also be supporting METALLICA in Seoul, South Korea on January 11th, and supporting GUNS N’ ROSES on 4 dates of their Japan Reunion tour, starting on January 21st.

BABYMETAL released their critically acclaimed album METAL RESISTANCE in 2016, which charted in the Top 40 of the US Billboard chart making BABYMETAL the first Japanese artist in 53 years to have made the charts and the second in history. They’ve attained countless achievements such as being the first Japanese artist to headline at The UK Wembley Arena, as well as performing with the Metal God, Rob Halford from Judas Priest. They recently had their biggest show ever performing in front of 110,000 people over a span of 2 days at the prestigious Tokyo Dome.
The world embraced BABYMETAL in 2016, with a late night TV debut in the US on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and attention from the likes of The New York Times, VOGUE, Vanity Fair, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, Teen Vogue and Esquire.

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS SUPPORT DATES:
  • Wednesday, April 12th – Washington, D.C.  – Verizon Center
  • Friday, April 14th –   Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
  • Saturday, April 15th –   Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
  • Sunday, April 17th – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Arena
  • Wednesday, April 19th – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
  • Saturday, April 22nd – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Center
  • Monday, April 24th – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veteran’s Memorial Arena
  • Wednesday, 26th – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
  • Thursday, April 27th – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
  • Saturday, 29th – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
 
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San Diego band Switchfoot extends Looking For America 2our

Last July, Switchfoot released their 10th studio album Where The Light Shines Through, an energetic and passionate record self-produced with the help of John Fields. They recently wrapped up the “Looking For America Tour” with Relient K and have announced that they’ll be extending it with additional dates in 2017 as the “Looking For America 2our“!

Here’s a sample from the tour

Says their publicist, Becky Kovach of Big Picture Media:

The name Switchfoot probably recalls memories of “Meant To Live” and “Dare You To Move,” or maybe even “Only Hope,” but there is so much more to this band than just a few fleeting moments. Their live show is one of the most passionate and uplifting experiences I’ve ever had at a concert. There is love and hope in every song, and for a few hours each night there is no distinction between band and fans. The crowd carries each melody as surely as lead singer Jon Foreman does and he can often be found dancing his way across the floor, hugging fans like old friends as he goes.”

Switchfoot is no flash-in-the-pan or one-hit wonder. The band has grown and endured for 20 years, churning out album after album of alternative radio hits, selling over 5.7 million copies worldwide of their first nine studio albums (including their 2003 double-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown and 2009’s Grammy Award-winning Hello Hurricane), and performing sold-out world tours with over 4 million concert tickets worldwide.

MORE ABOUT SWITCHFOOT ON SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Cake by the Ocean named SONG OF THE YEAR by the TASTE AWARDS

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Cake by the Ocean by DNCE has been named for SONG OF THE YEAR, for the 8th Annual TASTE AWARDS.

 

The Annual TASTE AWARDS are the original awards for the Lifestyle Entertainment Industry, and the highest awards for creators, producers, hosts, and directors of Lifestyle Programs, Series, Shows & Cinema.

Also known as the Tasty Awards, they are the premier broadcast awards show celebrating the year’s best achievements in Food, Fashion, Home and Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, in Online Video, and in Apps, Radio, Podcasts and Photography.

DJ Mustard, Nicki Minaj, Jeremih release epic Animated Music Video for “Don’t Hurt Me”

Nicki Minaj stays busy on the cutting edge of fashion and music, and the recent release (on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim no less) of “Don’t Hurt Me” shows that she will stay that way for some time to come.


Created in conjunction with DJ Mustard, Jeremih, and Nicki Minaj, the video is a contrast of the supernatural relationship between predator and assumed prey, in scenarios that are bit more “sensual” than one would expect.

It’s not just playing with your food

 

Vice and FilmBuff To Release feature film “PRINCE”

FilmBuff in partnership with VICE Media has announced the upcoming release of PRINCE (PRINS), the feature debut from acclaimed Dutch music video director Sam de Jong.  PRINCE first debuted at the 2015 Berlinale, where it received an honorary mention for the coveted Crystal Bear for Best First Feature.  Produced by 100% Halal, PRINCE will be available in North America in theaters and all major VOD platforms starting August 14th, 2015.

 

PRINCE follows 17-year-old Ayoub, played by newcomer Ayoub Elasri, on his journey into manhood while vying for the love of the neighborhood beauty Laura (Sigrid ten Napel), and the respect of the local tough-guy gang. Although Ayoub dreams of getting the girl and the neighborhood crown, he has little to show for his aspirations until he meets Lamborghini-driving Kalpa, played by Dutch rapper Freddy Tratlehner, local kingpin and alleged sociopath, who turns Ayoub into the talk of the town.

PRINCE was hailed by critics’ following its debut at the 2015 Berlinale’s Generation 14Plus section.  Screen International praised, “Its stylistic brio makes PRINCE a live wire!” while The Hollywood Reporter raved that the film is “distinguished by its light tone and idiosyncratic handle on genre conventions,” and that it has a “quirky spirit that makes it easy to enjoy.”

 

This is the second partnership between FilmBuff and VICE Media, as the two previously worked together to release All This Mayhem in 2014. “We’re thrilled to be teaming up with VICE again and we are honored to be working with such a talented filmmaking team” says FilmBuff’’s Sam Scupp. “PRINCE is a very special film – it’s wild and hip and utterly heartfelt at its core.”

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VICE’s Executive Creative Director Danny Gabai says, “PRINCE heralds the arrival of an extraordinary new voice in cinema, writer / director Sam de Jong, and we couldn’t be more excited that people are going to have the opportunity to discover him. His movie mixes teen comedy, freaky surrealism and super emotional drama in a world that feels totally natural — like its own mini-universe. He’s going to be blowing people’s minds for a long time.”

 

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“I am so proud of the film, of Sam and the team who worked so hard to make this film possible,” says Gijs Kerbosch, Producer at 100% Halal.  “Working side by side with our friends at VICE was a great experience, and we are super excited that we have joined forces with FilmBuff to release the film in North America.”

PRINCE is a very dear and personal project,” says director Sam de Jong.  “We shot the film only one mile away from where I grew up – in a very specific social environment.  For the project to cross borders and travel the world is a dream come true.  I hope U.S audiences learn something about urban Dutch life and struggles and additionally discover that we are all struggling with the same issues in the western world.”

PRINCE is produced by Gijs Kerbosch, Roel Oude Nijhuis, and Gijs Determeijer of 100% Halal and by VICE Media (Fishing Without Nets, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, All This Mayhem). FilmBuff will release PRINCE in theaters and across all major VOD platforms in North America.

FilmBuff LogoThe deal was negotiated by Sam Scupp of FilmBuff and Charlotte Mickie of Mongrel International on behalf of the filmmakers.

PRINCE will be available in North America August 14th, 2015, in select theaters and all major VOD platforms including Amazon Instant Video, Comcast’s Xfinity TV, Google Play, iTunes, Sony PlayStation Store, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, Vudu and Xbox Video.

 

Vice and FilmBuff To Release feature film “PRINCE”

About FILMBUFF:

FilmBuff distributes compelling video and films across all media, with a focus on the digital space. FilmBuff’s deep relationships within the creative community provide access to cutting-edge content that consistently informs, entertains and inspires audiences around the world. Connect with FilmBuff at www.FilmBuff.com and @filmbuff.

About VICE Media

VICE is a global youth media company and content creation studio. Launched in 1994 as a punk magazine, VICE now operates out of 36 countries, and has expanded into a multimedia network, including the world’s premier source for original online video, VICE.COM; an international network of digital channels; an award winning television & feature film production studio including an Emmy-Winning HBO Show, the Sundance Award winning film FISHING WITHOUT NETS and a overall film partnership with 20th Century Fox; a magazine; a record label; and a book-publishing division.

The feature production arm of VICE Media, VICE’s feature film division is a curated slate of visionary and culturally focused films blurring the lines of documentary and narrative fiction. With numerous projects in development and production, we give new and emerging talent a voice in independent film giving our audience a fresh perspective and stories they can’t get anywhere else.

About 100% Halal:

100% Halal was founded in 2010 by producers Gijs Kerbosch, Roel Oude Nijhuis and Gijs Determeijer. The focus is to create purely creative work through documentaries, fiction, commercials, photography and music videos. In 2014, they released three documentaries (selected at Hotdocs and Locarno 2014), produced two short fiction films (selected at Berlinale 2014), over 35 commercial shoots, over 100 photo shoots and have worked with clients such as ADIDAS, EA GAMES, HEINEKEN, FOX SPORTS, CONVERSE, CITIZEN and NIKE. Today, 100% Halal represents a steady group of 20 directors and photographers for commercial work (most renowned are JOHAN KRAMER, KAREN ROSETZSKY), and is surrounded by a large group of creative people, connected to people and networks all over the world.

About Mongrel International:

Mongrel International, an operating division of Mongrel Media, acquires and sells films worldwide. In keeping with the parent company’s mandate, Mongrel International focuses on the best in Canadian and world cinema. For 20 years, as a leading independent distributor, Mongrel Media has specialized in bringing carefully curated, culturally relevant and beautifully crafted films to Canadian audiences.