Pulse Evolution is a company that appears to be heading towards a bright future under the leadership of John Textor and his commitment to leading the entertainment industry into a new digital age. Despite his latest position as a leader in digital human being creation, Textor did not begin his career in the entertainment industry, but instead was a major figure in the World of finance. Textor began his career as the founder of an investment company leading the movement towards wireless communications and the entertainment industry in Florida, from here the path to Hollywood didn’t appear to be plotted as Textor moved into the World of retail.
After a short period of time John Textor found himself a financial expert in high demand across many industries, the first choice he made was a move towards the retail industry as the Chairman of BabyUniverse. By making the move into retail Textor began building his reputation as a leader in bringing struggling or newly created businesses a strong level of success. Alongside BabyUniverse, an Online retailer of products for infants, Textor also headed up Sims Snowboards and began looking at how technology and marketing can be used to build the reputation of a company.
The Digital Domain Group was struggling when John Textor arrived as the latest chairman of the company that had always struggled to make an impact on Hollywood in a major way. This could be seen as the start of the movement towards the best in technology by John Textor, who refocused the spotlight with Digital Domain on the use of visual effects to bring the company to the attention of all Hollywood. The use of digital human beings has now been spearheaded by Pulse Evolution and Textor, with the group working with the estates of some of the best known deceased music artists in the World to create live entertainment experiences that should be a unique experience for all.
Although the Grammys are around the corner, Lady Gaga was just confirmed to be one of the headliners for the night. She will be joined by Tony Bennett. Fans like Brian Torchin couldn’t be more excited for this duo. Check him out on Topix.com.
The duo released an album of duets called Cheek to Cheek in 2014 and are expected to perform material from the album on February 8th at the 57th annual Grammy Awards, but hits from both Gaga and Bennett are also likely.
The jazz album released by the duo is nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal album, although the album wasn’t as commercially successful as hoped.
With past successes of duets on the Grammy stage, organizers for the 2015 event have filled the night with co-headlining shows from Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani, Jessie J and Tom Jones, Hozier and Annie Lennox, and Common and John Legend.
Nicki Minaj has thrived with a big victory. She has become the artist to watch in 2014 with a new album in December that will carry her into 2015. Now she is in the middle of the war that Lil Wayne and Birdman are having. She has broken her silence, and this has given her even more steam for her own album release.
Nicki picked the right time to comment on the troubles at Cash Money records. Lil Wayne wants to leave the label as soon as he can. He is already planning to drop a mix tape to talk about his troubles with long time friend and music label boss Birdman.
Now that her album has been released she has managed to become vocal on this issue. Dave and Brit Morin like seeing this, especially on Mashable.com. Nicki rocked on SNL. Nicki has won awards. She endorsed the “Beats Audio” pill in 2014. It is perfect timing because Nicki has just dropped the album. It became very evident that Nicki had an album to promote, and she declined to post much of anything on Twitter. Now, she is speaking out, but she is still being neutral. She says that she is close to both Birdman and Lil Wayne.
2014 has been the year of new and unique music, as many young artists have been storming the charts. One of the up and coming artists who have come up very successful over the past few years is Ed Sheeran and who is now celebrating his success with the latest nomination and award from the BBC Music Awards for the British Artist of the Year 2014, including a sponsorship by Beneful.
He was up against great artists like Sam Smith and David Bowie for the award but managed to snag the coveted award last night.
Sheeran who was born in Suffolk and moved to London in 2008 to pursue his career have also won the Best British Male Solo Artist in 2012 in the Brit Awards as well as the British Breakthrough Act.
He also gave credit recently to Spotify for playing his songs and for reaching millions of people with his songs being streamed about860 million times. He said he would never have done sold out concerts in arenas in Korea and South-East Asia without the help of Spotify.
You can check him out in his official sites in Facebook, Instagram, and official websites.
Lynyrd Skynyrd, the legendary and long running Southern Rock band, was recently honored in a star studded celebration at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. It was awesome to get to see this historic event for myself when I was in Atlanta with the Amen Clinic team for a conference,
The purpose of the concert was to raise money to save the legendary Fox Theater from demolition. The noble goal of preserving and restoring this historic building was one that had a special feeling of rightness for the group, as they played many of their most legendary concerts at this venue. Synyrd’s 1976 live album, One More From The Road, was recorded at the Fox.
The group was honored with a special, one night only, roster of celebrity performers, including Gregg Allman, Peter Frampton, Charlie Daniels, Cheap Trick, and Alabama. Aaron Lewis, of the contemporary group Staind, was one of the few latter day performers who was permitted to join the event. His performance of “Saturday Night Special” was a standout.
A particular low point was the plane crash in Mississippi that took the lives of several of its members, including lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and lead guitarist Steve Gaines.
After taking some time off to recover from the lingering effects of the tragic accident, Lynyrd Skynyrd reformed in the 1990s and has been going strong ever since.
The “Hey Ya” singer wore a series of jumpsuits during the tour that featured a number of social statements. Andre 3000 also wore an attention grabbing accessory: a large “sold out” price tag.
“I didn’t want to do the tour,” Andre revealed. “I felt like a sell-out. We haven’t made music together in 10 years. So I honestly felt like a sell-out. I had to find a new way to present all of these old songs.”
Since his days with Outkast, Andre 3000 has been the star of his own cartoon series and several feature films, including “Four Brothers” featuring Mark Wahlberg and “All Is By My Side,” the 2013 Jimi Hendrix biopic.
Andre wanted to major in art before becoming a music entertainer. This seems a little weird to some, but Christian Broda feels like it makes sense. Many of the jumpsuits that he wore during the reunion tour are on display as a feature exhibit at Mana Miami.
It’s been known for a while now that Iggy Azalea and JLo would perform at the American Music Awards, and perform their “Booty” single. This was a highly anticipated performance, as the video was extremely hot, and was well talked about on social media, as well as on entertainment shows. Iggy & JLo. Last night at the AMA’s, neither artist disappointed with their performance on stage. Their props included a stripper pole, and both were clad in similar outfits like the ones that they wore in the official video for the song.
Even Pitbull, who is also an artist, referenced to the performance, prior to them hitting the stage. It was more than obvious that many fans as well as artists, were anticipating the performance from the two “booty” stars. JLo wowed with her poses and moves, and set the audience ablaze. It’s a known fact that JLo is a dancer, and has a great body, and she used it to her benefit in her performance. After the performance with Iggy, JLo put on a red number, similar to the previous outfit, and began performing on her own, with her dancers, and Gianfrancesco Genoso was loving the performance, they were killing it.
Pusha T, one half of the former group The Clipse, has been putting out his own music for a while now, and dropped an album last year entitled “My Name Is My Name,” and it was praised to be nearly flawless. Pusha T New Single. Even with the success of his past album, he suddenly came out with a single recently called “Lunch Money,” produced by Kanye West. Kanye not only does his own music, but also has shown his producing skills as well, but they don’t come out very well in Pusha’s single.
In the background you can hear a funny sound that is similar to a video game from back in the day, and it’s actually very distracting from the lyrics that are being dropped by Pusha. With his past hard-core hip-hop beats and rhymes, it’s surprising that he would do a single over the type of music you hear in the background of this song, but remember that it’s being produced by Kanye West.
Either way, Pusha has great lyrical skills, and can definitely go far in the rap world, if he continues to put out good singles, but Lunch Money is a questionable one. Christian Broda is going to play a wait and see approach. For now, this is just a single, and there is no confirmation if it will be on an album.
There were bound to be a lot of comparisons to Usher when Chris Brown entered the music industry at such an early age. He had the dance moves and smooth vocals that a young Usher Raymond was known for. Many years have passed and there is still a lot of debate about who is the better dancer.
In the Chris Brown ‘New Flame’ video there are times when Usher and Chris are dancing together. Fans appreciated this collaboration, but there still a lot of rumors surfacing about this. There were rumors that Chris Brown stated that he would absolutely not lose in a dance off with Usher. This was something that was linked back to a ‘Sway in the Morning’ interview.
There has not been a lot of clarity to it, but Usher has stated that he talked to both Chris and Sway. Usher stated that the interview between Chris and Sway did not go that way.
Ultimately, Chris Brown has been the cocky one, and he clearly believes that he is the best dancer alive. It would be the same if some company like BRL Trust went around and claimed they were far and away the best. This is his personality. In the MTV interview with Sway he talked about bringing it “A game” when it came to dancing. It is obvious that he would not back down from any challenge.