Super producer, Pharrell Williams, will be meeting fans and signing autographs for his first book release - "Pharrell: Places and Spaces I’ve Been" - starting on October 27 from 1-3pm, at Bookmarc in Los Angeles.
Another chance for fans to meet the Neptunes superstar has been confirmed at the Billionaires Boys Club flagship store in New York City on November 7 from 7-9pm.
Pharrell, usually known as a Grammy winning producer, singer, rapper, composer, and fashion designer (Co-Founder of Billionaire Boys Club) has now turned his creative hands to releasing his first book. Famed for hits such as Money Maker (Ludacris) and Snoop's Drop It Like It's Hot, and working with some of the biggest names in Hip Hop, this long awaited book will certainly give us a great insight into Pharrell's roots and celebrity lifestyle, just to help make us all that little bit more jealous! We hope to see you there...
Copies of "Pharrell: Places and Spaces I’ve Been" will be available for sale at each event and can also be picked up now from Amazon.
For more information about Pharrell Williams, and his group N*E*R*D, you can visit http://n-e-r-d.com/
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
“We are bullish on this deal as it firmly supports innovation in a critical aspect of our business, while at the same time it leverages our collective strengths and assets to maximize profits in the present market,” said Dennis Maguire, president of Paramount Home Media Distribution. “Flixster provides access to the leading movie discovery application that will promote digital content ownership and aid in expanding our digital business. At the same time, on the physical side, this agreement enables us to manage our profitability in a time of change in the marketplace and to focus more resources on new releases. With its strong infrastructure and track record, Warner will not only safeguard but enhance the long-term value of titles covered by this agreement.”
“These Paramount catalog titles are the perfect complement to the Warner Bros. library; they will allow us to offer consumers new multi-feature film packages and debut many titles on Blu-ray for the first time,” said Ron Sanders, president, Warner Home Video. “The deal also adds a new energy to our Warner Archive Collection initiative, broadening the selection of rare titles available to consumers on demand.”
“We’re delighted that movie fans will now be able to access Paramount titles through Flixster, further expanding the already robust library of UltraViolet-enabled content and making the continued transition to digital much smoother for the consumer,” said Thomas Gewecke, president, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution.
The agreement also grants Warner Bros. manufacturing on demand rights and the right to include UltraViolet Digital Copy bundled with packaged media. Paramount will retain all digital rights for their titles, including electronic sell-through (EST), video-on-demand (VOD) and subscription video-on-demand. Flixster will offer, on a non-exclusive basis, Paramount titles for sale in UltraViolet EST format, UltraViolet Disc-to-Digital and VOD. Flixster will also act as an UltraViolet Locker Access Service Provider for all Paramount UltraViolet titles, and as a redemption site for Paramount UltraViolet Digital Copies.
The 3 year deal, which takes effect January 1, 2013, covers U.S. and Canadian rights only and includes titles such as Terms of Endearment, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Airplane!. The agreement excludes approximately 100 cornerstone Paramount titles, including the Transformers, Star Trek and Indiana Jones franchises. Under the same terms, Warner will gain access to select new titles after the initial 26-week release period.
Paramount will receive licensing fees from Warner Bros. and be entitled to various benefits under a long-term strategic cooperation agreement with Flixster.
We're thinking this can only benefit consumers, as it will make Paramount's huge film catalog more accessible, and will give better value for money on Flixster, with all the extra titles that will become available. #ThumbsUp
Monday, October 1, 2012
INDUSTRY NEWS: 2101 RECORDS SCORES FIRST US PLATINUM® SELLING SINGLE WITH HAVANA BROWN’S, “WE RUN THE NIGHT” FT. PITBULL
Havana Brown’s hit single “We Run The Night” has received the music industry’s coveted Platinum® Award for exceeding 1,000,000 record sales in the United States. This is the first Platinum® selling single for 2101 Records in the USA, a joint venture with Universal Music, which was founded in 2010 by multi Grammy-winning producer, musician, and songwriter, RedOne.
“We Run The Night” was released in April 2011 as Havana Brown’s debut single, and has garnered multi-Platinum® recognition internationally. A reproduction of the Australian singer/DJ’s single “We Run The Night,” featuring American rapper Pitbull, also reached number one on Billboard’s Dance Club Chart and completed the longest climb up Billboard’s Top 40 chartin14 years, the third-longest overall. Brown, who is currently on tour with Pitbull, is expected to release her next hit single "You'll Be Mine” (featuring R3hab) in the coming weeks.
While this is the first U.S. Platinum® single for 2101 Records, the label has delivered multiple international hits and Platinum® singles for Swedish-Congolese artist Mohombi, 2101’s first signed artist. Mohombi is expected to debut his work, in partnership with Cash Money records, in the US sometime next year. Additionally, RedOne has independently written and produced more than 50 international hit singles in the past five years, including 21 number one singles. He has collaborated with artists, including, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, Akon, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, and Usher, among others.
“This is a major milestone for us at 2101 Records,” said 2101 Records Founder and CEO, RedOne. “To see one of our artist’s debut single go Platinum® in the U.S., possibly the toughest and most critical market in the world, validates every single reason why I love what I do each minute of every day.”
“Special shout out and many thanks to our amazing partners at Universal Republic - (Universal Australia) A&R Michael Taylor, (Universal Republic's) Monty Lipman, Avery Lipman, Jim Rappo, Russell Fink, Wendy Goldstein, and Joel Klaiman and his fantastic radio team! Many congratulations to Havana Brown and her management Vince Deltito and Jeff Haddad, both of whom understood the importance of having a presence in the US market in order for us to accomplish this goal...we're just getting started!” RedOne adds.
For more information on 2101 Records or RedOne, please visit www.2101records.com or follow him on twitter at www.twitter.com/
redoneofficial. Follow other 2101 Records artists at www.twitter.com/2101records . For additional information on the 2101 foundation, please visit www.2101foundation.org.