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Emmis Announces International Expansion of HOT 97 Summer Jam America’s Largest Hip Hop Festival Goes Global: First Stop, Tokyo

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Mar 30, 2016, 11:13 ET from Emmis Communications

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Emmis объявляет о международной экспансии HOT 97 Летняя вечеринка (Summer Jam) Крупнейший Хип Хоп фестиваль Америки идет глобальный: первая остановка, Токио

hot-97-summer-jam-tokyo-1INDIANAPOLIS, March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Emmis Communications (NASDAQ: EMMS) today announced that the world’s largest Hip Hop concert, HOT 97 Summer Jam on June 5, 2016 at MetLife Stadium, will expand internationally with the launch of HOT 97 Summer Jam Tokyo in July 2016.

Emmis has signed a multi-year license agreement with Avex Live Creative, Japan’s premiere entertainment production & management company, a division of Avex Group Holdings.  As part of this arrangement for Summer Jam Tokyo, Avex will also utilize Trevanna Entertainment, the production team behind Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium.

Kendrick-Lamar-640x360Now in its 23rd year, HOT 97 Summer Jam is a day-long, two-stage celebration of Hip Hop attracting more than 55,000 fans and the genre’s top names. Jay-Z, Wu-Tang Clan, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, and more have previously performed. The annual festival is famous for their surprise, unannounced musical guests.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“HOT 97 Summer Jam Tokyo reinforces the global awareness and significance of the HOT 97 brand and the groundbreaking DJs who play such an important role in breaking and cultivating hip hop’s top past, present and without question future performers,” said Patrick Walsh, President, Emmis Communications. “HOT 97 has a passionate following in Japan and hip hop is experiencing enormous growth in popularity among Japanese millennials. We look forward to working with our partners to deliver an authentic HOT 97 Summer Jam experience to the growing legion of Japanese hip hop fans and share the experience with our American listeners as we promote the groundbreaking event to our audience in New York and all over the United States.  Our goal is to add another significant event to a country so rich in history and culture.”

meek-mill-and-fabolous-hot-97-summer-jam-2014“I feel honored that we are able to bring HOT 97 Summer Jam, one of the world’s most reputable Hip Hop events, to Japan,” comments Katsumi Kuroiwa, CEO of ALC.  “The demand for internal action has been increasing in Japan, and as we approach the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, we expect to gain even more attention from the world.  With the waves of globalization approaching from many directions and the demands for new experiences continuously increasing, the fact that HOT 97 Summer Jam, which represents New York’s Hip Hop culture like nothing else, is coming to Tokyo demonstrates how extremely treasured music festivals are and just how worldly Hip Hop is.  This partnership will bring a taste of New York right into the center of Japanese art & music.”

chris-brown-2015-hot-97-summer-jam-05Summer Jam Tokyo will take place Friday, July 29, 2016 at Zepp Tokyo.  The line-up, which will include some of the hottest names in Hip Hop throughout the world including the biggest Hip Hop acts in Japan, will be announced at a later date.  For the most recent updates, including on-sale information, head to www.hot97summerjamtokyo.jp or follow Summer Jam: Tokyo on Facebook www.facebook.com/HOT97SummerJamTokyo

Jay Z 「Tidal 」ビジネス不振の打開策?妻のビヨンセ、プリンス等大物アーティストを集め、チャリティ・コンサートを開催!Jay Z Bringing Beyoncé and Prince to Barclays Center for Charity Concert

Jay Z - TidalБейонсе, Jay-Z, принц Заголовок Благотворительный концерт

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引退したはずのジェイZですが、現役時代にも増して活動中。ビジネス界でもさまざまなディールで財を築いていますが、今度はミュージック・ストリーミングのAPP「Tidal」に投資して話題になっています。すでに定着している「Pandora」、「Spotify」のライバル業者として闘いを挑むかたちとなりました。ミュージシャンたちの間でも、ジェイZに賛同する人たちと反対する人たちに分かれ、音楽業界を分断するのではないかと心配している人たちもいます。

Jay Z and Tidal artists
ジェイZと共に「Tidal」アーティストとして参加を表明しているのは、妻のビヨンセ、カニエ・ウエスト、マドンナ、プリンス、アッシャーなど大物ばかり。「Spotifyなどのアプリより値段設定も高く、メインストリーム・アーティスト中心で、金持ちはさらに儲かるシステムなのが許せない」といった反対意見もあります。

Jay Z & Beyonce
「Tidal」を立ち上げたのはいいのですが、人気のほうは今ひとつ。アイフォンAPPのトップ・ダウンロード・チャートの700位にも入れない始末。競合のスポーティファイは23位、パンドラは7位を誇っているというのに……..。そこでビジネス・マンのジェイZは考えました。Tidal普及とブランド確立のためのマーケティング戦略として、コンサートをやろう。それも、マーティン・ルーサー・キング牧師と一緒に闘った公民運動家のハリー・ベラフォンテ主宰のノン・プロフィット団体、Sankofa.org と組んでチャリティ・コンサートにしたらインパクトが大きいだろう…….。というわけで、ジェイZ、ビヨンセなどのスーパー・スターが集まり、収益金を寄付するという、チャリティ・コンサートを開催することとあいなりました。プリンスやアッシャーなどの仲間も駆けつけてくれて、オール・スター勢ぞろいのビッグなコンサートになりそうです。

Prince - Tidal
ライバルの「スポーティファイ」にとって脅威なのでは……..、と思いきや、創始者の一人、マーティン・ロレンツォン氏、「問題は99ありますが、ジェイZなんていうのはそのうちのひとつにも入っていませんよ。」とジェイZのヒット曲、”99 Problems (B**ch Ain’t One)” にひっかけた、余裕たっぷりコメントを発表しています。

コンサートの日時は以下の通り。まだチケット入手可能。$71より。

Tidal X: 1020

出演:ジェイZ, ビヨンセ, プリンス, ニッキ―・ミナージ, アッシャー, リル・ウェイン, T.I., ファボラス, ダミアン・マーリー他

10月20日(火)8:00pm

http://www.barclayscenter.com/events/detail/tidal-x-1020-amplified-by-htc

Jay Z & Beyonce

Jay Z Bringing Beyoncé and Prince to Barclays Center for Charity Concert

Jay Z & BeyonceБейонсе, Jay-Z, принц Заголовок Благотворительный концерт

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Jay Z’s Tidal Streaming Service Has Split The Music Industry Apart ……?
When Jay Z launched Tidal at a star-studded event in March, it was with the aim of saving the music business: a vow to give artists a fair share of revenue than other streaming services such as Spotify. And he wasn’t alone, either. Kanye West, Beyonce, Usher, Calvin Harris, Deadmau5, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Coldplay, Rihanna, Daft Punk, Jack White and Arcade Fire all joined him for the bash in New York, each pledging to create a fairer system for musicians.

Jay Z and all starsSince then, though, its found itself a target of constant criticism. Mumford And Sons, Lily Allen and Noel Gallagher have all questioned its purpose and doubted whether it will ever achieve its goals. People have claimed its a model that only favours mainstream acts – the ones least at threat by streaming in general – and that it’s little more than a vanity project.

Jay Z - TidalSpotify co-founder Martin Lorentzon
“I would say that I have 99 problems but Jay Z is not one of them.”

Jay Z Bringing Beyoncé and Prince to Barclays Center for Charity Concert

Prince - TidalSo, the rapper Jay Z will have friends, family and business associates on hand at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Oct. 20 for “Tidal X: 1020,” a charity concert to celebrate his underdog streaming music service. In addition to Jay Z, the night’s performers include his wife, Beyoncé, and a handful of Tidal’s high-profile partners: Prince, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and more.

The company said in an announcement that all ticket proceeds would support charities and that New World Foundation, which focuses on civil rights issues, would administer all funds, in association with Sankofa.org, a social justice nonprofit founded by Harry Belafonte. The event’s Ticketmaster page states that donations will benefit “nonprofit organizations dedicated to advancing positive community relations and effecting systemic change for the development and sustainability of just societies.”

Tickets will be available, for $74-$244.

Tidal X: 1020

Jay-Z, Beyonce, Prince, Nikki Minaj, Usher, Lil Wayne, T.I., Fabolous, Damian Marley

8:00pm, Tuesday, October 20, 2015
http://www.barclayscenter.com/events/detail/tidal-x-1020-amplified-by-htc

 

 

Alicia Keys debuts “The Gospel” at Radio One’s “The Blitz” in New York City

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Reported by Ken Simmons

Alicia Keys debuted a brand new song called “The Gospel” at Radio One’s “The Blitz” on August 11, 2015 at Stage 48 in New York City. Speaking to an invitation only audience of radio programmers from across the country and music industry VIPs, the 15-time Grammy Award winner said, “I’m crazy excited. It’s ridiculous… I figured I would bring my studio to y’all and we could listen to some exclusiveness.” “The Gospel” is an intense, throbbing hip-hop track addressing urban blight; a 2015 answer to Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On.”

GB_AliciaKeysHere are the opening lyrics of “The Gospel”:

We all God’s children, products of the ghetto, Mama cooked the soup, Daddy did the yellin’

Uncle was a drunk cause it was a felon, and when he got pinched, he told them he wasn’t tellin’

Auntie was a cook, her husband was a crook, cause every job he had, they paid him off the books

Ghetto university, knowledge is all it took, in a tenement I was listening to the hook

After premiering her new song, Keys teased her upcoming CD. “I am bringing the flava of New York,” she said confidently. “We got somethin’ crazy cooking…I will take you to a place you understand. I can’t wait for you to hear it.” No word on when she will release “The Gospel” or her next album.

Radio One, which owns 55 urban radio stations, hosted the party as a showcase for artists to present new music. The list of stars performing included Ciara, Nelly, Janelle Monae with her acts Jidenna and Deep Cotton, Rita Ora, Tamia, and Jordin Sparks, plus Timbaland with his vocalist from Empire, V. Bozeman.

Ciara - EpicCiara’s spectacular six-song set was the highlight of the performances, and she gave a special shout out to her Epic Records family. As Epic CEO/Chairman L.A. Reid and Epic President Sylvia Rhone watched from a private booth, Ciara remembered how Reid launched her career thirteen years ago. “When I was 16 years old, I walked into L.A. Reid’s office,” she said. “Thank you for seeing my vision.”

Earlier in the evening, Robin Thicke briefly appeared to thank Radio One for supporting his career. Diddy also greeted the crowd as he celebrates the 20th anniversary of Bad Boy Entertainment. He commented, “I don’t take it for granted. To still be on this stage, it’s a blessing,” as the crowd roared, ‘Bad Boy…Bad Boy.’

Puff Daddy“What I do best is I provide a great platform for people,” Diddy continued. “I am a great ringmaster. I returned to Puff Daddy & The Family to introduce and support new up and coming artists, to celebrate positive energy and love.” As he looked back at his groundbreaking career, he said, “I remember the first time I heard my music on the radio. It changes your life.” Before introducing the video for his latest single, “Finna Get Loose” featuring Pharrell Williams, Diddy stated that now two decades later, his career has come full circle.

“I’m returning to the party vibe, where you’re not afraid to dance with your lady,” he announced. “I’m taking this movement across the country.”