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YouTube Gives Music Fans Around the World A Front Row Seat to Coachella 2022

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Two-weekend all access livestream features live performances, intimate artist interviews, exclusive merch drops, YouTube Premium pre-parties, Behind-the-Scenes on YouTube Shorts, Live Chat and more.

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For the tenth year, YouTube is returning to the desert to give music fans around the world front row access to one of the world’s most coveted music festivals, Coachella, with its exclusive two-weekend livestream. Wherever you are watching from – desktop, mobile, living room or the YouTube Music app – everyone is invited to the Empire Polo Club for the return of Coachella, exclusively on YouTube.

Music lovers tuning into the YouTube livestream will get to indulge in a fully immersive experience like never before. Beyond the live performances from today’s most sought after artists and rising stars, fans can enjoy intimate artist interviewsYouTube Shorts behind-the-scenes content and sweepstakesYouTube Premium pre-parties and more. And for the first time, virtual festival-goers will have the opportunity to purchase exclusive Coachella and artist merchandise via YouTube Shopping and interact with one another in real-time through YouTube’s Live Chat. What’s more, a record of seven advertisers across nine countries have joined in to sponsor this year’s Coachella livestream on YouTube.

This all-inclusive YouTube experience will make for a Coachella fans won’t want to miss!

 

Weekend 1 Festival Livestream (April 15-17)

YouTube’s Weekend 1 livestream, sponsored by Verizon and TRESemmé in the U.S., will give music fans across the globe front row seats to groundbreaking performances from their favorite artists when they tune into Coachella’s Official YouTube Channel on any screen (desktop, mobile and living room) and within the YouTube Music app.

Fans tuning in will have their choice of three livestream feeds with different performances airing simultaneously, in addition to exclusive artist interview content being captured live from the festival grounds. The livestream program, being co-hosted by Joe KayQuenlin BlackwellTherapy Gecko, and Veronica De La Cruz, starts at 4 PM PST / 7 PM EST on Friday, April 15 and runs through Monday evening, April 18, including replays. Tune in reminders can be set now on Coachella’s YouTube Channel.

 

Weekend 2 Coachella Curated Livestream (April 22-24)

YouTube’s immersive Coachella Curated livestream experience is back for Coachella’s second weekend. Sponsored by Minions: The Rise of Gru and Tic Tac in the U.S. and hosted by Joe Kay and Veronica De La Cruz, Coachella Curated deep dives into the stories of some of today’s most thrilling artists. From encore performances, to artist commentary, mini-docs and more, the livestream gives fans an opportunity to discover new artists in addition to original content and performances from the artists they know and love on the Coachella bill.

Stay tuned for more details on Coachella Curated coming soon!

 

A Year Of Firsts On The Livestream And On The Ground

This year, YouTube’s presence at the festival online and on the ground is bigger and better than ever with a number of festival-firsts for the platform:

#YouTubeCoachellaSweepstakes

 

✹ YouTube Shorts and Creator Activations: YouTube Shorts is making a huge splash leading up to the festival and on-site. Several creators are helping to kick off the YouTube Coachella Sweepstakes today, giving fans across the U.S. a chance to win the ultimate prize: a pair of Lifetime Coachella passes in the form of an NFT. The unique opportunity asks fans to create and upload a Short answering the prompt “Who would your dream +1 be if you won Coachella passes for life?” with the hashtag #YouTubeCoachellaSweepstakes. More details can be found here.*

The Shorts adventures will continue at the festival. Six of today’s most exciting creators will “live” at the YouTube Shorts Compound, where they’ll capture their festival experience on their respective YouTube channels. Fans can expect entertaining content from Benoftheweek, Kaiti Yoo, Kirsten Titus, Larray, Lauren Giraldo and Quenlin Blackwell. Dozens more creators are also set to document their festival fun on Shorts, including Alyssa McKay, Gunnar Deatherage, DankScole, Hannah Montoya, Hannah Warling, Milad Mirg, Sydney Morgan and The Beverly Halls, amongst many others!

 

✹ Snag Exclusive Merchandise Through YouTube Shopping: For the first time, YouTube Shopping will offer virtual viewers a chance to purchase exclusive merchandise without leaving the livestream. Custom merch from festival performers Billie Eilish, BROCKHAMPTON and Flume will drop on Saturday, April 16th and be available for purchase the entire day, directly on the livestream watchpage. The same set of merch will also be available for purchase the following Saturday during Weekend 2 of the fest. Coachella will also be dropping their own merch collection which will be available for purchase on the watchpage throughout both festival weekends.

✹ A Behind-the-Scenes Celebration of Coachella Fashion: On-site at the YouTube Artist Lounge, YouTube’s Head of Fashion and Beauty, Derek Blasberg, will capture Shorts content and engage in exclusive, one-on-one interviews with artists and creators to talk Coachella fashion, beauty trends and more.

✹ Exclusive YouTube Premium Pre-Parties: YouTube Premium members will have exclusive access to six Premium pre-parties spread across the festival weekends. From Cordae, 88rising and Banda MS during Weekend 1 to Omar Apollo, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and beabadoobee during Weekend 2, the exclusive pre-parties will automatically redirect from the respective artists’ YouTube channel right into their must-see Coachella festival sets.

Additionally, from April 15 to April 25, new users in the U.S. can sign up for YouTube Premium to gain access to these exclusive pre-parties and receive the first three months of the subscription for free.

 

✹ Building Community Through Live Chat: For the first time, YouTube will feature Live Chat as part of the livestream viewing experience on desktop and the YouTube App. Using pinned chats, virtual attendees can see real time updates from the lineup schedule, to YouTube Shopping merch drops, and more. Coachella channel subscribers can also comment in the Live Chat and interact through polls, creating a community experience for fans worldwide.

YouTube presents “Front Row Coachella”

The All Access Pass on YouTube

Global festival-goers can now set tune-in reminders for the Coachella livestream here. By subscribing to Coachella’s Official YouTube channel, fans will have access to up-to-date information on when their favorite artists are streaming live and more throughout the festival.

Fans can also get into the Coachella groove early by turning on YouTube Music and listening to playlists like Coachella 2022: The LineupCoachella LegendsCoachella 2022: Next Gen FlexDesert MorningsField DazeDesert Rising, and Golden Hours, amongst several others. These must-listen playlists capture the magic of Coachella from years past and set the stage for what’s to come from Coachella 2022.

Finally, your front row seat to Coachella won’t be complete without following @YouTube & @YouTubeMusic on Instagram and Twitter where fans can catch all the highlights from Coachella from Shorts content, to live moments and so much more.

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Atlanta’s very own Tony Shhnow releases new single “Keep In Touch”

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Tony Shhnow, a staple in Atlanta’s underground hip-hop scene, has just released his new single and visual for “Keep In Touch” leading up to the release of his new project Reflexions, out 6/9. The suave new track showcases Tony’s glossy flows & braggadocios delivery over a silky smooth instrumental. The waining keys & understated electric guitar pair perfectly with Tony’s confident cadence, amounting to a track that seamlessly delivers Tony’s signature swagger and exceptional ingenuity. The vintage visual features Tony channeling his inner 90’s R&B star––rapping his boastful verse inside a low-lit bar alongside a pool table, all while sporting a classic leather jacket, gold-plated glasses & sleek white turtleneck. “Keep In Touch” serves as a perfect sampler for the unparalleled craftsmanship and forthright creativity he’ll be delivering with his forthcoming project Reflexions on 6/9.

If the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that trying to keep up with Tony Shhnow is impossible. In the span of 12 months, Tony dropped a whopping 7 successful projects, a feat that has truly separated him from the pack. As described by Pitchfork, “Tony’s consistent and overwhelming output has quickly made him a breakout of Atlanta rap’s underground.” Through the projects he’s dropped in 2021, including 48 Laws of Power, 48 Laws of Flower 2 (Art of Production), Authentic Goods, RPS N PLAN BS ll with 10kDunkin, Dis Should Hold You Over 2, and kicking off 2022 with Kill Streak 2 (Deluxe), Tony has been releasing music in the vein of Atlanta’s trap superstars of the 2010s and has no plans on stopping. Tony continued his hot streak in 2022 by hitting the road with budding Boston rapper Cousin Stizz for a multi-city tour this Spring. Earlier this month, Tony released “Last Chance” (feat. Zelooperz), the lead single for his forthcoming project Reflexions, out 6/9. Through his gripping visuals and non-stop work ethic, Tony has solidified himself in the next generation of Atlanta artists poised for stardom.

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MTV announces Düsseldorf as host city for MTV EMAs 2022

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MTV today announced the “MTV EMAs” 2022 will take place in Düsseldorf at PSD Bank Dome, marking the annual global music celebration’s sixth time in Germany. The ‘EMAs’ will broadcast live on MTV in more than 170 countries on November 13th and feature show-stopping performances and appearances from the world’s biggest stars.

“There is no other event like the ‘MTV EMAs’ which connects audiences in every corner of the world to their favorite artists,” said Raffaele Annecchino, President & CEO, International Networks, Studios, & Streaming, Paramount. “We can’t wait to head back to Germany to bring today’s biggest stars, young changemakers and superfans together for the ultimate global music celebration.”

“As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of MTV Germany, we’re excited to return to the incredible country where we hosted our first ‘EMAs’ back in 1994 in front of Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate,” said Bruce Gillmer, President of Music, Music Talent, Programming and Events, Paramount, and Chief Content Officer, Music, Paramount+. “Düsseldorf is a vibrant, multicultural city and the perfect setting for an epic night celebrating today’s top artists and the incredible power of music to cross borders and unite us.”

Host, nominees, performers, and presenters to be announced later.

Previous ‘EMAs’ held in Germany were Berlin (1994 & 2009), Frankfurt (2001 & 2012), and Munich (2007).

The “2021 MTV EMAs” were held live from the Papp László Budapest Sportaréna in Hungary and saw Nigeria’s Wizkid recognized as the ‘Best African Act’. Hosted by rap superstar Saweetie, the epic event featured electrifying performances from Ed Sheeran, Maluma, Imagine Dragons, Kim Petras, Måneskin and honoured some of the world’s biggest artists while also celebrating music, love, and equality. For the first time, the “MTV EMA Generation Change Award” recipients were recognized during the main show and MTV honored five young changemakers furthering equality and love.

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Eminem Releases 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition Of Iconic Album ‘The Eminem Show’

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Eminem has just released the 20th-anniversary expanded edition of The Eminem Show (Shady Records/Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records) — his record setting, Grammy Award-winning fourth studio album. The deluxe reissue features 18 bonus tracks (including B-sides, live performances, instrumentals, and an unreleased song), none of which were previously available for download or streaming. Go HERE to listen to The Eminem Show (20thAnniversary Expanded Edition), and see below for the full tracklist.
The Eminem Show originally scheduled to be released on June 4th, had to be moved to May 26th to combat bootlegging and satisfy customer demand. Despite the change in date, the 20-track powerhouse nevertheless debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 based on a jaw-dropping ONE-DAY sales number of 284,000 records- the only album in history to accomplish such a feat. The following week saw The Eminem Show sell 1.3M copies, which currently stands as the  7th largest first-week US total of all time. The Eminem Showemerged as both the best-selling album in the U.S. and the best-selling album worldwide for 2002. The album earned diamond certification from the RIAA (awarded for sales in excess of 10 million copies in the United States) and has gone on to sell 27 million copies worldwide. Along with earning a nomination for Album of the Year at the 45th Annual Grammy Awards, The Eminem Show won in the category of Best Rap Album, while its seven-times-platinum lead single “Without Me” won Best Music Video.
As Eminem told SPIN Magazine at the time, “One of the frustrating things was people saying, ‘He’s got to cuss to sell records,'” he says. “That’s why with this album I toned it down a bit as far as shock value. I wanted to show that I’m a solid artist and I’m here to stay.”
Executive-produced by Dr. Dre — with most tracks produced by Eminem alongside his longtime collaborator Jeff BassThe Eminem Show features guest appearances from Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, Dina Rae, Obie Trice and D12. In addition to “Without Me,” the album features hit singles like “Cleanin’ Out My Closet, “Superman, and “Sing for the Moment.Named the best album of 2002 by Blender, Muzik, and LAUNCH, The Eminem Show was also hailed as one of the best albums of the 2000s by a variety of publications.
Later this year, Eminem will release physical editions of The Eminem Show (20th Anniversary Expanded Edition), including a four-LP vinyl set along with CD and cassette versions.
TRACKLIST FOR THE EMINEM SHOW (20TH ANNIVERSARY EXPANDED EDITION)
1.      Curtains Up (Skit)
2.      White America
3.      Business
4.      Cleanin’ Out My Closet
5.      Square Dance
6.      The Kiss (Skit)
7.      Soldier
8.      Say Goodbye Hollywood
9.      Drips
10.  Without Me
11.  Paul Rosenberg (Skit)
12.  Sing For The Moment
13.  Superman
14.  Hailie’s Song
15.  Steve Berman (Skit)
16.  When The Music Stops
17.  Say What You Say
18.  ‘Till I Collapse
19.  My Dad’s Gone Crazy
20.  Curtains Close
[BONUS TRACKS]
1. Stimulate (B-side from “Cleanin’ Out My Closet” single)
2. The Conspiracy Freestyle (Featuring 50 Cent) (B-side from the “Business” CD Maxi)
3. Bump Heads (Featuring 50 Cent, Tony Yayo, and Lloyd Banks) (B-side from the “Business” CD Maxi)
4. Jimmy, Brian and Mike (Previously Unreleased)
5. Freestyle (#1) (Live at Tramps, New York, 1999)
6. Brain Damage (Live at Tramps, New York, 1999)
7. Freestyle (#2) (Live at Tramps, New York, 1999)
8. Just Don’t Give a Fuck (Live at Tramps, New York, 1999)
9. The Way I Am (Live at the Fuji Rock Festival, 2001) (Featuring Proof)
10.  The Real Slim Shady (Live at the Fuji Rock Festival, 2001) (Featuring Proof)
11.  Business (Instrumental)
12.  Cleanin’ Out My Closet (Instrumental)
13.  Square Dance (Instrumental)
14.  Without Me (Instrumental)
15.  Sing For The Moment (Instrumental)
16.  Superman (Instrumental)
17.  Say What You Say (Instrumental)
18.  ‘Till I Collapse (Instrumental)
Over the course of his career, Eminem has sold over 130 million albums and 389 million singles worldwide. He was Nielsen SoundScan’s top-selling artist of the 2000s with 32.2 million albums sold in that decade in the U.S. alone. In addition, Eminem was also named Billboard’s Artist of the Decade for the same period, 2000 through 2009. Eminem has won 15 GRAMMY® Awards and an Academy Award®. His 2010 album, “Recovery,” was the first album in the U.S. to be certified platinum digitally. In March of 2021 his greatest hits album, “Curtain Call: The Hits,” became the first hip-hop album to spend a full decade on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart.  His most recent album, “Music To Be Murdered By” was released January 17th, 2020 and was his ninth straight studio album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200, selling over 279,000 units. “Music To Be Murdered By – Side B” is an expanded version of the album which was released in December 2020.  Its release brought the album back to No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200, breaking a 50-year record for biggest chart leap.
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OKX reveals $10 million mystery box giveaway

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OKX, the world-leading cryptocurrency ecosystem and exchange, today revealed an exciting USD $10 million Mystery Box referral program. Every participating OKX user who shares the referral link with a friend will unlock a crypto reward from the prize box worth up to USD $500 for themselves and the recipient.
Jay Hao, CEO at OKX, said: “We are always looking for opportunities to improve our user experience at OKX. Our promotions team had a lot of fun bringing this idea to life. For new users, the Mystery Box referral program is an exciting way to begin their trading journey on the exchange platform.”
Those invited via the referral link will become eligible to take part in the program once they sign up to the OKX platform. They have 30 days to log into the OKX app after the date they registered. Both the new and existing user will receive a reward from the Mystery Box after the new user’s USD $50 minimum deposit requirement is met.
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OKX is a place where people can trade, invest, and hold thousands of cryptos, digital assets and collectibles. The company is experiencing incredible growth. In 2021, the total trading volume on the platform increased more than 700%, while the number of trades executed on the platform increased 480%.
For more information about the Mystery Box program please visit: www.okx.com/referral
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Sting, Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull, Stone Temple Pilots, Mod Sun & More To Particpate In Atlantis Concert For Earth

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Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull, Stone Temple Pilots, Bush, Mod Sun, Girlfriends and more are set to headline the first-everAtlantis Concert for Earth, a nonprofit concert and global conservation celebration taking place July 22-23, 2022 in partnership with and from the Azores Islands, Portugal. Sting will provide a special virtual performance. Nicole Scherzinger will also be performing as well as hosting. The event will feature performances, both live and virtual, from iconic artists and showcase the incredible solution-driven work of leading conservationists and organizations from around the world – the true ‘Rockstars for Earth.’ Featured organizations include Re:wild, Sea Legacy, Blue Azores, The Ocean Cleanup, Innerspace, Juccce, The White Feather Foundation—founded by Concert for Earth Ambassador Julian Lennon, Grounded, Earth Uprising— founded by Concert for Earth Ambassador Alexandria Villaseñor, Earth Percent and more. The event will inspire individuals to take action and become Rockstars for Earth themselves. Select artist performances will be livestreamed worldwide for free on Saturday, July 23rd via Veeps: HERE. In-person tickets are available to those local to the Azores HERE.

The zero- to low emission hybrid event is financially made possible by Atlantis Entertainment co-founder, Steven Schuurman. Any remaining carbon emissions from the event will be calculated, reduced, and where possible removed with support from A Greener Festival (AGF), a not-for-profit company committed to helping events, festivals and venues around the world become more sustainable and to reduce environmental impacts.

“Nature is the true headliner at the Atlantis Concert for the Earth,” said will.i.am of Black Eyed Peas. “It is a surreal other-worldly experience to perform on the rim of an extinct volcanic crater to celebrate the Rockstars of Conservation while using music as a megaphone to call attention to the need for global conservation.”

“Biodiversity, from wildlife to ecosystems, underpins the existence of life on Earth,” said Wes Sechrest, chief scientist and CEO of participating partner Re:wild. “We are excited to be a part of Concert for Earth, a celebration of the symphony of life on our unique planet and an invitation to come together to protect and restore nature for the benefit of biodiversity, the climate, and all of us”.

To spread the message of conservation and celebrate the inspirational stories and work of the Rockstars of Conservation, Atlantis Concert for Earth will be livestreamed via Veeps, a premium concert streaming service, for free to people worldwide. Viewers can access the content on Veeps.com or via the Veeps app on Apple TV, Roku, iOS, and Android. The livestream will be executive produced by Fortress Entertainment Group.

Embracing Concert for Earth’s inclusive mission to create awareness, educate and inspire action, there will be a ‘Click to Donate’ option during the livestream. 100% of donations from viewers will go directly to supporting the inspirational, solution-driven work of the festival’s conservation partners.

“I love Concert for Earth’s inclusive mission of finding balance with our planet and leaning into our passions and superpowers to inspire people to become Rockstars For Earth! The world is changed by our actions and not our opinions,” said Nicole Scherzinger

Atlantis Concert for Earth is taking place in Sete Cidades, in Azores, Portugal. The pristine venue is a natural amphitheater, nestled along two lakes inside an ancient volcano crater. With breathtaking 360-degree views, Atlantis Concert for Earth is the only concert for planet Earth with a location as visually stunning as this ecologically rich setting.

Atlantis Concert for Earth was created by Atlantis Entertainment, a full-service media, tv & film production company and record label founded by some of the most successful names in the music, film & television and tech industries, who also share a passion for conservation. The event was conceptualized by Atlantis Entertainment CEO and co-founder Nuno Bettencourt, an Azorean-born and Grammy-nominated multi-platinum artist, songwriter and producer known for his work with Extreme, Rihanna, Robert Palmer, Perry Ferrell and Janet Jackson, along with fellow co-founders Rene M. Rigal, an award winning television, film and content producer and the former Chief Creative Officer of Virgin Produced and President of State Street Pictures (Fox), and Steven Schuurman high-tech entrepreneur and philanthropist, co-founder of Elastic (NYSE: ESTC). With an all-star lineup booked by music industry veteran and talent booker, Scott Igoe, the concert will make “Earth the Headliner” by inspiring action and hope to bring humans back into balance with Earth.

“These days, words Climate and Climate Crisis trigger so many different emotions from all walks of life,” said Bettencourt, who has been working for over a decade to bring Concert For Earth to fruition. “It shouldn’t matter who you voted for, we don’t judge what your political color is internationally or, here in the U.S. if you are Republican, Democrat, Black, white, Hispanic, rich or poor. Because whatever we are, whether we like it or not, we share the same air, the same water and the same soil. We have all heard about the urgency, but fear is not the answer. Instead,  together during Concert for Earth we are taking our universal language and power of music to celebrate the Conservationists and Entrepreneurs from around the world who are game changers leading the way with real, tangible solutions to flip the current narrative of climate and conservation from blame, anger, and doom; to positivity and hope by shining a light on inspirational SOLUTIONS to get us back in balance with our planet.  It’s time to stop telling everyone how we are all going to die, but instead show them how we’re all going to live.”

More details and line-up announcements to be made soon. For more information and to keep up with the latest on Atlantis Concert for Earth, please visit: WEBSITE

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