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Wednesday, December 13 2017
Harlem Hood Pope, A$AP Ferg is set to bring his high energy live show on the headlining “Mad Man” tour to cities throughout North America this spring. Kicking off February 28 th at the Fillmore in Philadelphia, the tour will make stops in major cities including Chicago, Austin, Seattle, Los Angeles and more before concluding at New York City’s Terminal 5 on April 14 th for a homecoming show. The tour will feature direct support Denzel Curry and IDK. Tickets are available to the general public now. For more information, please visit: traplord.com. Ferg embarks on the “Mad Man” tour in support of his latest release Still Striving, which was released during A$AP Mob’s month of AGWEST earlier this year via A$AP Worldwide/Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records . The critically acclaimed mixtape “exudes the kind of casual swagger that only the best rappers are able to master…” according to The New Yorker , with “explosive… levels of energy” describes VIBE and High Snobiety proclaims “with grit, guts, and heart, he’s always been one to be ahead of the curve – not riding the wave.” Still Striving features Ferg’s hit single, “Plain Jane,” which has been streamed over 100 million times worldwide. The track is currently rising on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and is taking over radio, nearing top 10 on the Urban chart and top 15 on the Rhythmic radio chart.
Friday, December 15 2017
Sony Music and the Estate of Michael Jackson have agreed to a landmark recording deal that will continue the label’s 42-year relationship with Michael Jackson and his music, it was announced today by Rob Stringer, Sony Music CEO and John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson. Effective January 1, 2018, Sony Music will extend the term of their administration of Michael’s record catalog in a long term recording agreement. Sony will also have the opportunity to partner on additional projects that the Estate may produce during the term of the agreement. Rob Stringer, Chief Executive Officer, Sony Music Entertainment comments, “Michael Jackson was an unsurpassed genius and an iconic force in music entertainment. The music-and videos-he made as an artist as part of the Sony Music family are essential to pop culture history. We’re proud to be part of that history, and to find new innovative ways to make Michael’s music available to future generations of fans.” John Branca and John McClain commented, “We couldn’t ask for more creative and innovative partners than Sony and Rob Stringer (whose history working personally with Michael goes back to the 1990s). Michael continues to inspire generations of artists who have come after him and attract new fans who understand that his music and message are more important than ever. We look forward to continuing to preserve and develop his remarkable musical legacy with Sony.” To date, Michael Jackson has achieved 40 RIAA certifications and 40 #1 chart positions and 102 Top 5 chart positions. Michael Jackson’s overall worldwide record sales exceed the 1 billion threshold including over 100 million sales of “Thriller” which remains the biggest selling album in history. The last seven years of the creative partnership between Sony and the Estate have been characterized by the same kind of record-setting achievements that Michael realized during his lifetime. His recordings continue to meet new sales benchmarks: Last year, Thriller became the first and only album in RIAA history to pass the triple Diamond mark with a 33X platinum certification; Bad also achieved Diamond status. Jackson’s latest release, the compilation album, Scream was his 16th Billboard Top 40 Album and 30th charting album and its release kicked off the worldwide, first annual Michael Jackson Halloween campaign. His previous release, 2014’s Xscape rocketed to #1 in 49 countries and produced the worldwide hit, “Love Never Felt So Good”. In conjunction with the release of that album, the Estate astounded the world with the technical wizardry of a ‘virtual Michael Jackson’ performance during the Billboard Music Awards, which gave the show its biggest ratings in years and became the topic of conversation worldwide. Sony and the Estate have also partnered in the production of two critically acclaimed documentaries directed by Spike Lee: Bad 25 and Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall. Other innovations created in conjunction with Sony include the first completely crowd-sourced music video for “Behind the Mask” (2010), the first Twitter music video premiere for “A Place With No Name” (2014) and a groundbreaking augmented reality campaign for Scream (2017). Michael Jackson’s star power and cultural relevancy continues with each passing year as his artistry, style, choreography and music continue to inspire generations of pop, soul, R&B and hip-hop artists and fans. Even as audiences change how they access music, they continue to discover and consume Michael’s songs and albums. Rob Stringer’s comment to the New York Times in 2010 that “you’ve got to bet on Michael Jackson in any new platform” proved prescient. Michael Jackson is one of the premiere streaming artists in the global marketplace. Michael ranks in the top five of all catalog artists for both audio streaming and video streaming for 2017, as well as in the top 5 of all artists for the combined audio and video streaming for 2013 – 2017, alongside contemporary artists Chainsmokers, One Direction, Beyonce and Sia.
Wednesday, December 20 2017
Carnival Cinemas has launched MoviEcard, India’s first ever revolutionary new movie subscription service for movie theatres which is available at just Rs. 149/-. The MoviEcard allows user to watch one movie a day from Monday to Thursday for 30 days revolutionizing and elevating the movie-going experience for all movie lovers. The MoviEcard is the ultimate accessory for all die-hard movie fans who love the magic of motion pictures on the big screen, giving its users access to 300 screens across 104 Carnival Cinemas in India. With new screens being constantly added thanks to the chain’s focused aggressive expansion, movie goers will have even more locations to choose from in the future. MoviEcard created and launched by Carnival Cinemas is India’s first ever revolutionary new movie subscription service for movie theatres. With the MoviEcard, Carnival has raised the bar on innovation, encouraging consumers to come back to the movie theatres. Carnival Cinemas, aims to ‘democratize movie viewing experience’ by making it accessible to all movie lovers across the country. The intent is to be able to offer month long cinema entertainment at the cost of a single movie ticket. Dr. Shrikant Bhasi, Chairman and Founder, Carnival Group said, “We’re a nation where movies are a way of life! The introduction of the new MoviEcard is for the sole purpose to allow consumers to enjoy the thrill of cinema on the format that it was meant to be experienced on, without breaking the bank. With MoviEcard we have demonstrated that we will continue to grow with innovation and consumer focused initiatives.” Dina Mukherjee , CEO and Director, MoviEcard Sales Pvt Ltd , firmly believes that , “MoviEcard is a unique program, that intends to shift the audience from 5” screens to the real magic of 70mm silver screens. Our intent is for every Indian to be able to watch all new releases and every movie lover to have a MoviEcard allowing them to enjoy their favorite stars in all their cinematic glory. The card has been designed to integrate all aspects of entertainment including F&B with nominal costs so that everyone can enjoy the movie experience, all this and more at the cost of ONE MOVIE TICKET.”
Wednesday, December 20 2017
Hungama, India’s leading digital entertainment company, announces an exclusive content association with India’s leading music label, T-Series and their Mixtape music property for its Punjabi edition. The Mixtape property has been loved and appreciated by music lovers across the nation, where the renditions and their combinations have won millions of hearts. The first combination-rendition of the Punjabi edition launched on Monday, 11 th December; the song titled, 3 Peg-Label Black, is by Sherry Mann and Gupz Sehra followed by Ae Jo Silli Silli-Narazgi by Hansraj Hans and Navraj Hans which launched on Thursday, 14 th November. In its latest edition, T-Series Mixtape Punjabi will feature renowned artists including, Mika Singh, Guru Randhawa, Sukhwinder Singh, Daler Mehendi, Sukhbir, Gippy Grewal, Neha Kakkar, Akriti Kakkar among many others. The Punjabi series has been directed by Ahmed Khan and the music director is Abhijit Vaghani. Each track will be exclusively available on Hungama Music for the first 5 days since its launch. Speaking about the association, Siddhartha Roy, CEO of Hungama.com said, “Hungama and T-Series have been closely associated for over a decade, and we are delighted to partner with them for one of their most anticipated music properties. Punjabi music has become a phenomenon across the globe, we are glad to bring this refreshing content to our consumers across India and international markets. We are sure that the T-Series Mixtape Punjabi edition will be a huge hit.” Sharing their thoughts on the association and music property, Bhushan Kumar, Managing Director of T-Series said, “Hungama and T-series have had a strong relationship since years and both Hungama and T-series have been pioneers to provide music digitally. So it’s great to have one of our oldest partners partnering with us on something new.”
Tuesday, December 19 2017
Signature Startup Masterclass started off its 2 nd edition on an inspiring note with renowned actor Rajkummar Rao who shared with the audience his journey from entering a new industry to carving a niche for himself in Bollywood. Signature Start Up Masterclass is a unique platform to inspire and enable those who want to follow their passion and make a mark for themselves. Born and raised in Gurgaon, Rajkummar graduated in Arts from the University of Delhi and later studied method acting from FTII, Pune. After moving to Mumbai for a film career and starring in brief roles in several of the highly successful Hindi films, Rajkummar achieved success for his breakout role with the courtroom drama Shahid and the mainstream potboiler Kai Po Che and never stopped experimenting with his roles. He has been graced with innumerable nominations and awards like Forbes 30 under 30, GQ Man of the year and his movie Newton as India’s official entry to the Oscars. There are no two ways about the simple fact that Rajkummar is one of the finest actors of our generation, pushing the envelope with every movie. A method actor in the truest sense, his performances leave the audience with a sense of awe and bated breath for what is to come. Speaking at the event in Noida, Rajkummar said, “I’m deeply grateful to share the coveted Signature Startup Masterclass Stage. I have always believed that it is our own responsibility to give our heart and soul to anything that we take up, to carve out a truly unique body of work for ourselves. I have gone on to battle it out and stood my ground when I had to. It was that passion for achieving something that led me to success eventually. After this event, I hope I inspire the audience to chart out a plan and endure all hardships to achieve what they truly want.” The event witnessed a high turnout who were inspired by Rajkummar Rao and entertained by the amazing Vernon Noronha who enthralled the audience with songs from his latest album.
Wednesday, December 20 2017
The hit show of the 90s that made a comeback on the variety entertainment channel BIG Magic as Hum Paanch Phir Se, is undergoing a spin in the storyline. ‘Hum Paanch Ab Aaega Asli Mazaa’, as the name suggests, will provide viewers with a daily dose of laughter which will help them break free and unwind after a hectic day. The show will have some new actors joining the existing cast, a new location and a much more comical storyline. The show that went on to become one of the favorite comical sagas for the viewers across age groups will now shift the plot to a village in Banaras. The village imagery will form a perfect backdrop for the story-line as it revolves around Anand Mathur trying to teach mannerism to the 5 sisters with an aim to bring them back to their roots. The background revolves around Anand Mathur’s mother Dulari Devi, played by actress Guddi Maruti. She will be seen playing a strong character of the mukhiya of the village who wants to retire from her post but wants her legacy to go in capable hands. While she will initially consider her assistant to take charge, she will be in a dilemma to choose between her son and the assistant as a suitable candidate. Speaking about her role and the new season, Guddi Maruti said, “I feel great to be a part of such an entertaining show. The actors have truly made their mark in a short span of time and I am really looking forward to add to the excitement quotient of the viewers with my entry in the new season. We had great fun shooting in Benaras as it was like a fun cum work trip for all of us.” On the other hand, the 5 sisters will continue with their antics which always has Anand Mathur on his toes. They are upset with him to bring them to a village in order to teach them values and follow their tradition. This will begin a crazy journey of the family in the village which will be full of laughter and challenges. Join the Mathur family in their adventurous journey only on BIG Magic, Mon – Fri, 9:30 PM
Friday, December 15 2017
Continuing its focus to connect Middle-Eastern markets to more Indian cities on 6E network ; IndiGo, India’s preferred airline is launching new Lucknow – Sharjah – Lucknow and Hyderabad – Sharjah – Hyderabad flights from December 29, 2017. IndiGo will operate its first daily non-stop flight on Hyderabad – Sharjah and Lucknow – Sharjah sectors. Catering to the rising demand for Middle East, IndiGo will also connect Sharjah to Kolkata, Kochi, Goa, Tirupati, Rajahmundry, Patna, Mangalore, Visakhapatnam, Chennai, Raipur and Bhubaneswar through connecting flights. Speaking about the network expansion, Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Chief Commercial Officer IndiGo said, “ We are the first Indian carrier operating Sharjah flight from Hyderabad and also starting first and only Lucknow – Sharjah connection. Expanding operations to Sharjah on the 6E network is in response to the growing demand on the sector. These new flights will also open up immense connectivity to and fro for other cities on our network, supported by 147 Airbus-320 strong fleet .”
Thursday, December 14 2017
Navigating an array of options is tough for a buyer, but not when the basis to decide is an obvious one. Suzuki Access 125 with its Kam Peeta Hai campaign not only solves a buyer’s enquiry; it does so in a quirky, matter-of-fact way. Watch Suzuki TVCs: TVC 1 TVC 2 TVC 3 The Advert is a conversation: Without the obligation of setting up the premise, the film takes the liberty to take us straightaway into a conversation about the product’s functionality. Through the absurdity of the premise and the awkward-humour, the buyers too are reminded of the actual reason to decide on a scooter. The ad reveals how stating the obvious, that too in bizarre and unexpected situations, seems so unexplainable that one suspects the logic in the question itself. “Scooters are chosen by people for mainly practical reasons. So it was clear we needed to speak about mileage. Since we were concentrating on one feature we wanted to keep the communication very crisp and to the point. The idea of doing short format films came from landing ‘Kam Peeta Hai’ effectively and in as many ways as possible. We wanted to make it memorable by telling many stories that people will appreciate.” Kartik Iyer, CEO, Happy mcgarrybowen, commented on the intent behind the precise and to-the-point adverts. A new spin in the scooter category: The placement of the question about the scooter in the most unexpected of situations: the father-in-law asking about the scooter instead of the prospective groom, the movie director asking the intruding man about his scooter, and the woman enquiring about the scooter instead of gossiping about the neighbor couple – makes the films unique. “As advertisers and marketers it is a constant effort to do something different. So yes it was very conscious to break the category codes. Some how every once in a while an entire category starts to mimic itself. We felt there was room for freshness and hence we took this approach.” commented Kartik on the conscious choice to make the communication different and out-of-the-box, in the scooter & bike category. So, can we expect more Ads from the ‘Kam Peeta Hai’ series in the future? “ Absolutely”, said Kartik. “We are already in the process of making a few more films. The general reaction to the campaign and the stickiness of the idea warrants that we do more around such a fun idea. And we shall.” Credits: Creative Agency: Happy Mcgarrybowen Creatives: Kartik Iyer, Rajesh Mani Shankaran, Athul Chathukutty Director: Karan Shetty Production House: Fingerprint Films Executive Producer: Madhukar Kotian
Thursday, December 14 2017
BTVI, India’s premiere English business news channel, hosted an exclusive on-ground session ‘Invest in India – Bharatmala Special’ in Mumbai, providing a common platform to the government and stakeholders to share insights on this initiative. The Bharatmala Project, piloted by Union Minister Shri. Nitin Gadkari, is the largest highway and related infra construction project in the country that will not only improve infrastructure but boost the nation’s economic growth. Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari said, “post-independence, Bharatmala is India’s most ambitious infrastructure project worth over Rs 7 lakh crore. Under Bharatmala, we have completed a survey of over 600 districts, mapping of 12,000 shortest routes carrying 90 per cent of freight with diversification of routes. This project will be a major driver for economic growth as it focuses on optimising efficiency of road traffic movement across the country by bridging critical infrastructure gaps.” The ‘by-invite’ session, which was sponsored by Reliance Mutual Fund, witnessed the participation of leading organisations including Larsen & Toubro, HCC, MEP Infra, Reliance Infra, Dilip Buildcon, NCC, IRB Infra, GMR Infra, Adani, Punj Lloyd, Essel Infra, Gammon India, SREI Infra, ICRA, CRISIL, S&P, PwC, KPMG, EY and Deloitte among others. In the days ahead, BTVI will organise more such government and industry connect events. BTVI’s Executive Editor Siddharth Zarabi said, “The infrastructure growth story of the country will ride on several initiatives of the central government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Bharatmala scheme is the most ambitious initiative of its kind not just in India, but all of South Asia. Coupled with other initiatives like Sagarmala, this effort would have a transformational impact on our economy. The expected step up in GDP growth will come through government spending and the Bharatmala initiative will drive massive investment opportunities for a wide variety of companies.” Catch the telecast of “Invest In India” on BTVI on Saturday, 16 th December at 11:00 am and Sunday, 17 th December at 6:00 PM.
Wednesday, December 20 2017
Amid a series of exit polls by a number of media houses, the India Today-Axis My India Exit Poll got their prediction spot on for the Gujarat assembly elections 2017. All the exit polls were unanimous in predicting BJPs victory in the most awaited election of the year – Gujarat Assembly Elections, but a majority of them were off the mark while forecasting the victory margin for the saffron party. The India Today-Axis My India exit poll had predicted 99-113 seats for the ruling BJP and 68-82 seats for the Congress making it the most accurate Exit Poll. Most of the exit polls had predicted over 110 seats for the party but it could only manage 99 seats in the 182-member Assembly in Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The India Today-Axis My poll was the only one to predict that the BJP could slip under 100. According to the final results by the Election Commission (EC), BJP won 99 seats, securing a majority in the 182- member Gujarat Assembly, while Congress won 77 seats. BJP Congress Others ABP News 117 64 1 Times Now 109 70 3 Republic 115 65 2 TV 9 108 74 0 India Today 99-113 68-82 0 News 24 135 47 0
Wednesday, December 20 2017
As the nation awaited the outcome of the closely fought contest between the leading political parties in Gujarat and HP assembly elections, India’s leading news network – News18 Network , once again, proved to be the leader with the fastest and most accurate results. The channels left no stone unturned in bringing the most comprehensive counting day coverage with minute-by-minute updates throughout the day. With extensive reportage, CNN-News18 was the first to call elections in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. CNN-News18 not only kept a close track of the results but also apprised the viewers of the implications of the outcome with incisive analysis in the form of key takeaways. News18 India and ETV News Network , News18 Network’s Hindi and regional channels, made the counting day coverage and analysis far more comprehensible for the viewers. While ETV News Network was the leader in reporting results, News18 India focussed on ensuring the accuracy of results being shared and led the genre for this data. Keeping up with their legacy of leadership and expertise in covering elections, the network’s team of anchors, correspondents, experts and analysts offered an unparalleled coverage of these crucial elections.