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

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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

 

 

LL Cool J Returns As Host Of 57th Annual Grammy Awards

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For the fourth consecutive year, LL Cool J will host The Grammy Awards on February 8, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The two-time Grammy winner from New York City has served as the MC for over 10 Grammy shows, tributes, and specials. He also produced The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night, and A Very Grammy Christmas television special.

“I’m thrilled to again be part of music’s biggest night,” says Cool J. “The performances and moments you see on the Grammy stage are nothing less than amazing throughout the years, and this year’s show is shaping up to be one you will never forget.”

“As both a Grammy-winning recording artist and an accomplished actor, LL Cool J’s wide range of talent, dynamic personality, and charismatic energy make him the perfect choice to host the Grammy Awards,” says Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. “His unique expertise allows him to set the right tone for the show and connect with everyone — from his musical peers to fans at home. We are honored to have him back.”

pharrell-williams-a-paris-le-24-fevrier-2014-11103328wzjefThe performers for the 57th annual Grammy Awards include Madonna, Pharrell Williams, John Legend and Common, Usher, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Miranda Lambert, AC/DC, and Eric Church.

56th GRAMMY Awards - Press RoomWilliams, Smith, and Beyonce lead all artists with six nominations and will compete for Album of the Year. Last year. Williams won four awards: Album of the Year for Random Access Memories with Daft Punk, Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Get Lucky” (also with Daft Punk), and Producer of the Year-Non-Classical.

Hip Hop Dance Nation – 2 : MAHO from OSAKA

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The Amount Boyz – Maho

Maho is a very successful dancer from Japan working in New York City. He has appeared in music videos, danced at major events, and has performed on tour with several superstars including Madonna.

Anthony ‘Antboogie’ met Maho while working with Madonna on her “Sticky & Sweet Tour.” He was so impressed by Maho’s hard work, dedication and natural ability that he asked Maho to join his dance crew The Amount Boyz.

H2N finds out more about this rising star in the entertainment world.

H2N: Please tell us about your background and why you decided to become a professional dancer.

Maho: I am originally from Osaka. I signed up for a famous agency in Japan when I was 12. I was trained to sing, dance and act there. I fell in love with all things having to do with dance. I spent hours practicing and studied different styles, such as jazz and Hip-Hop. At the age of 18 I came to New York. I think I had the quiet confidence that one day my dream to dance would be realized. I spent the first 2 years taking the street dance classes by Ant (Anthony ‘Antboogie’ Rue) at Broadway Dance Center. After I obtained an artist visa, I decided to become a professional dancer. I was really lucky that my first gig was to dance for Madonna.

H2N: That is a very big accomplishment. How was working with the queen of pop? Was she a perfectionist as she is known for?

Maho: At the beginning I thought she was a really serious all-about-business-type-of-person. But she actually spends time with each dancer finding his uniqueness and trying to take the best out of it. I was very impressed and I respect her very much for that.

H2N: Where do you go from here since you almost conquered the world?

Maho: I was one of the dancers for Madonna then, now I am focusing on my craft as a performer.

See his performance as one of the Amount Boyz:

Find out more about Maho and his work at www.maho-udo.com