Jhené Aiko and more confirmed for Grammys

1+ The 63rd Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony will feature a number of performances by current Grammy noms like Jhené Aiko, Rufus Wainwright, Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science and many others. The Recording Academy has announced details for the Premiere Ceremony ahead of the annual Awards telecast this month.  Preceding the 2021 GRAMMY Awards show, the Awards … Continue reading “Jhené Aiko and more confirmed for Grammys”

2021 Grammys postponed until March

1+ It just seems like last year that we were reporting on awards shows, conferences and film festivals being postponed or going virtual due to COVID-19. Here we go again. The 63rd Grammy Awards reportedly will not take place Jan. 31 at Staples Center, as had been planned. Trevor Noah was scheduled to host the … Continue reading “2021 Grammys postponed until March”

RadicalMedia’s Mills directs Grammys promo ‘Underdog’

2+ Only 2% of popular music is produced by women. Two percent. That’s terrible. RadicalMedia’s director Mollie Mills teamed with TBWA\Chiat\Day LA to create Underdog, a promo spot for The Grammys. This video highlights an all female choir performing Underdog by Alicia Keys. The choir is made up of women of all ages, colors and body … Continue reading “RadicalMedia’s Mills directs Grammys promo ‘Underdog’”

Billie Eilish sweeps subdued night at 62nd Grammys

2+ It was an understandably somber night at The 62nd Grammys as news of the devastating deaths of former LA Laker Kobe Bryant, 41, and his daughter, Gianna, 13, sank in. Having the awards show in the house that, “Kobe built,” cast an even more solemn shadow over the event. Host Alicia Keys, with her … Continue reading “Billie Eilish sweeps subdued night at 62nd Grammys”

Megan Thee Stallion ripped for Grammy performance

1+ The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has released a statement railing against CBS Grammys’ broadcast, stating it contributed to the sexual exploitation of women by glamorizing prostitution and stripping. following a highly sexualized performance by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion. The criticized performance showed the two women and backup performers wearing thongs … Continue reading “Megan Thee Stallion ripped for Grammy performance”

Complete list of Grammy winners

1+ The 63rd annual Grammys are a wrap. Despite an expected scant audience, the show hosted by The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah, boasted electrifying, live and pre-recorded, performances from Bad Bunny, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, BTS, Billie Eilish, Post Malone and Megan Thee Stallion. And dang Megan, Reel 360 now understands WAP. Mind blown. Yeah the … Continue reading “Complete list of Grammy winners”

Owww, it’s not a Meow Mix, it’s the Meow ReMix

1+ In keeping with the spirit of the 63rd Grammy Awards, which airs this weekend on CBS and Paramount+, Meow Mix just dropped a limited-edition Meow Mix ReMix LP collector’s item featuring the most purred about songs of the year. Yeah they did. Meow Mix – the only food cats ask for by name – … Continue reading “Owww, it’s not a Meow Mix, it’s the Meow ReMix”

Heather Heller, Francis Lawrence form VANDAL

1+ Producer Heather Heller and director Francis Lawrence, the award-winning duo behind some of the most arresting commercials and music videos of the past two decades, have launched VANDAL, a media production boutique creating premium content across all platforms. VANDAL represents established spot helmers alongside directors at the top of their game in features, television, … Continue reading “Heather Heller, Francis Lawrence form VANDAL”

Grammy Awards announce 2020 nominees

1+ The 63rd Grammy Awards are right around the corner, airing (earlier than usual) Sunday, Jan. 31, on CBS, but the nominations are here now. After 40 years, Ken Ehrlich, the show’s producer has retired, and Ben Winston (known for his work on James Corden’s late-night show and Carpool Karaoke) will helm the awards production. … Continue reading “Grammy Awards announce 2020 nominees”

Hill’s encourages pet owners to ‘feed love’ in new work

1+ If Hill’s social feeds are any indication, it seems like everyone in America has welcomed a new furry friend during the pandemic.  Shelters, animal rescues, breeders, pet stores — all reported more demand in 2020. And whether it’s training, negotiating or just plain love and affection, it’s easy to find yourself rewarding a good … Continue reading “Hill’s encourages pet owners to ‘feed love’ in new work”

BACARDÍ calls on fans to star in ‘Conga’ remake

2+ Following the 21st Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards last night, BACARDÍ rum today announced it is challenging rum fans around the world to find their rhythm and do what moves them through song, dance, and the power of Conga (remember that song?) as part of its latest campaign, ‘Conga Feat. You.’ Reimagining the song that catapulted Miami … Continue reading “BACARDÍ calls on fans to star in ‘Conga’ remake”

FKA twigs wields a sword in elegant, ‘Sad Day’ video

1+ Doomsday Entertainment, along with production partners Makeready, Kindred Spirit and Super Frog, and Doomsday roster director Hiro Murai (This Is America, Guava Island) lead acclaimed musical artist FKA twigs on a swordsman’s chase through a gritty cityscape in the 7:34 music video for Sad Day. In gracefully choreographed sweeps and flying leaps in the … Continue reading “FKA twigs wields a sword in elegant, ‘Sad Day’ video”

m ss ng p eces signs director JJ Augustavo

1+ Bicoastal production partner m ss ng p eces today announced that award-winning director Jon Jon “JJ” Augustavo has joined the company’s roster for commercial representation in the U.S.  A first-generation Filipino-American filmmaker from Seattle, Augustavo has an innate cinematic talent and an authenticity in his storytelling that makes him one of today’s most exciting … Continue reading “m ss ng p eces signs director JJ Augustavo”

Cartel bolsters editorial roster by three

1+ Award-winning editorial and post-production studio Cartel has expanded its roster with the signings of Kyle Valenta and Ernie Gilbert for global representation and Paul O’Reilly for representation in the U.S. “Our greatest joy at Cartel is the work we do and the talented people we collaborate with. We put a lot of care and thought into … Continue reading “Cartel bolsters editorial roster by three”

Yessian, Detroit Youth Choir go for ‘Glory’ in BLM

2+ Like so many across America, the Detroit Youth Choir singers and their families have been deeply affected by the collective pain experienced by the black community following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many others, as well as the disproportionate impact Covid-19 has had on black health. They felt compelled … Continue reading “Yessian, Detroit Youth Choir go for ‘Glory’ in BLM”

Grande, Bieber duet supports first responder kids

1+ On May 7, Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber have collabed on a really pretty song, along with an emotionally-charged video called Stuck with U featuring several special moments.  The video currently has over 34 million hits on YouTube. The song is actually their first-ever track together and is a romantic duet inspired by the lockdowns brought by COVID-19 across the globe. “There’s … Continue reading “Grande, Bieber duet supports first responder kids”

Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis talk Prince and The Time

1+ Tonight, CBS will air an all-star tribute to the life and legacy of seven-time Grammy winner Prince. The iconic musician died four years ago today after an accidental fentanyl overdose at his Paisley Park home and recording studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Before they became legendary producers, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were members of Prince’s first spin-off group, The Time. … Continue reading “Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis talk Prince and The Time”

Grammy’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ tribute to Prince tonight

1+ Tonight, we go crazy as CBS celebrates the life and legacy of Prince, who died four years ago today after an accidental fentanyl overdose at his Paisley Park home and recording studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Filmed January 28th, the April 21 air date marks the four-year anniversary of the superstar’s passing.   Performing songs from the Purple One’s renowned catalog, the … Continue reading “Grammy’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ tribute to Prince tonight”

Our top ten favorite songs from that sexy MF Prince

1+ Philadelphia, my name is Prince and everything you’ve heard about me is true. Those were the first words I ever heard the Purple One utter. It was Philly. The Tower Theater. The early 80s. And I had no idea my musical life as I knew it would change. I admittedly did not know that … Continue reading “Our top ten favorite songs from that sexy MF Prince”