“TO THE BEAT,” The New Series From Kurt Hugo Schneider And Sony Music’s Rumble Yard, To Debut On go90 July 13
WEEKLY SHOW TAKES FANS BEHIND-THE-SCENES WITH YOUTUBE MUSIC STAR AS HE REIMAGINES HITS FROM TODAY’S LEADING ARTISTS
NEW YORK, July 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — go90 and Rumble Yard, the original video content division of Sony Music Entertainment, launched today their new go90 series, “TO THE BEAT WITH KURT HUGO SCHNEIDER,” starring Kurt Hugo Schneider, YouTube composer, music producer and video director with over 11 million followers.
“TO THE BEAT WITH KURT HUGO SCHNEIDER” takes viewers behind-the-scenes as Kurt – a hugely popular producer of YouTube music videos for musicians, such as Jason Derulo, Rachel Platten, and Jason Mraz, and who has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show – teams with today’s leading artists to create fresh, never-before-heard arrangements of their hit songs. Each episode will feature top recording artists from across the spectrum of musical genres, including T-Pain, Anderson.Paak, Betty Who, Hunter Hayes, Daniel Skye, Kat Graham, Austin Mahone, K Camp, Natasha Bedingfield and Aloe Blacc, collaborating with Kurt and his crew as they arrange, record and film a brand new track and music video.
“Kurt is a pioneer in the YouTube space and we’re excited to be able to bring his one-of-a-kind talent to an even larger platform with the show. His unique ability to create tracks in unexpected ways combined with our roster of artists makes for unconventional and inventive moments that allow viewers to be a part of the creative process in a whole new way,” said Lee Stimmel, Head of Rumble Yard. “In today’s content-driven world, consumers are constantly looking for new, entertaining content and ‘TO THE BEAT WITH KURT HUGO SCHNEIDER’ will give viewers compelling and engaging performances from their favorite artists each week.”
“We are thrilled ‘TO THE BEAT WITH KURT HUGO SCHNEIDER’ launches this month, it brings our viewers an exclusive look into the music industry and artist collaboration,” said Ivana Kirkbride, Chief Content Officer at go90. “Our partnership with Sony Music Entertainment’s Rumble Yard helps drive our mission to deliver exclusive original series and premiere entertainment to the platform.”
“TO THE BEAT WITH KURT HUGO SCHNEIDER” will premiere on Thursday, July 13th. Fans can watch every episode for free on go90.com or the go90 app, available for iOS or Android. A new 10-minute episode will be available for on-demand viewing every Thursday for ten weeks. Each episode will include an original music video, with “making of” moments in a fun, light and surprising style. The featured artists will also participate in a Q&A with Kurt as part of a game or other off-beat set-up, to give viewers insight into their creative point of view about their songs, writing, creating and performing.
go90 is currently delivering over 250 hours of exclusive original series from some of the industry’s most talented and beloved studios and creators.
About Rumble Yard
With music at its core, Rumble Yard is the artist-driven, original video content division of Sony Music Entertainment. Utilizing Sony Music’s unrivaled catalog of music and working in partnership with today’s leading entertainers, Rumble Yard creates captivating original programming in video and VR for digital, TV and film platforms. Rumble Yard’s current slate of shows includes “CRASHED,” a series from actor/comedian Joel McHale’s Free Period Productions about surprise meetings between fans and their favorite stars; “CAR STAR,” a lip-syncing and amateur performance show hosted by actress and popular social media personality Arielle Vandenberg and “THANK YOU AND SORRY,” the Streamy Award-nominated and Clio Award-winning mockumentary starring RCA recording artist Jack Antonoff.
About Sony Music Entertainment
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Nashville, Beach Street Records, Black Butter Records, BPG Music, Bystorm Entertainment, Century Media, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Descendant Records, Disruptor Records, Epic Records, Essential Records, Essential Worship, Fo Yo Soul Recordings, House of Iona Records, Insanity Records, Kemosabe Records, Latium Entertainment, Legacy Recordings, Masterworks, Masterworks Broadway, Ministry of Sound Recordings, Monument Records, OKeh, Polo Grounds Music, Portrait, RCA Inspiration, RCA Nashville, RCA Records, Relentless Records, Reunion Records, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music and Volcano. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
go90 is a free, digital entertainment platform that makes it easy to discover and view content from the most beloved networks, distributors, creators, audiences and brands in online entertainment. Available on the web, iOS and Android, go90 brings together and delivers premier entertainment experiences across every screen. go90 is part of the Verizon Communications family of companies. Anyone with a smartphone can download go90 for free via the App Store or Google Play. Start watching now on go90.com.
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Bay Ledges have shared a lyric video for their song “Safe.” You can watch the video here.
“Their lyric video for “Safe” adds another layer of intrigue to their approach, with LA soaked visuals that read Miami Vice meets Andy Warhol.”- Culture Collide
The band currently reside in Los Angeles however they are originally from Bath, ME. They released the song “Safe” late last fall and it unexpectedly is approaching 2 million streams on Spotify. It was at the urging of family and friends that principal band member Zach Hurd even released the song, so its success is most unexpected to him. Making no effort to promote it, within weeks, the track landed on Spotify’s “Fresh Finds” playlist, then shot up the Global Viral chart. “At the time I was in Williamsburg, Virginia, helping to clear out my grandparents’ old house,” recalls Hurd, “Every day I’d wake up to something new. It was so surreal -like, ‘This unbelievable thing is happening, and I’m alone in Colonial Williamsburg.’” In addition to the success at Spotify, the song was selected a “Today’s Top Tune” at KCRW for tomorrow, April 18.
Bay Ledges, which features Hurd’s sister Georgia on vocals, take their name from a plot of land that their grandparents owned in Maine. The band is currently working on an EP for S-Curve Records to be released later this summer.
The band have dates scheduled for New York and Los Angeles (see below) in May.
May 3 Pianos New York, NY
May 8 Bardot “School Night” Los Angeles, CA
May 9 The Parish/School Night OC Anaheim, CA
Directed by Kevin Lin, and produced by Brett Kerr.
A few weeks after he sat down with DJBoothTV for our Inside the Verse series, Luke Christopher treats fans to a freshly-minted set of visuals for Ms. Holy Water. A standout selection off of his reader-acclaimed TMRW TMRW PT. II project, the record features the RCA-signee displaying his producing, songwriting, rapping and singing talents in a catchy, storytelling manner. The Kevin-Lin-directed video utilizes a cinematic one-shot approach that follows Luke as he attempts to find the elusive girl of his dreams. Do yourself a favor and go download TMRW TMRW PT.
Directed by Marcus Herring, and produced by Bill Fishman & Brett Kerr. DON BROCO have released a super-slick video for a new single Automatic. Anyone else want to go on holiday after watching this? Take a seat and enjoy the beginning of summer!
Director Petros and Producer Christopher Salzgeber.
“Phillip Phillips goes a bit fantastical with his just-released “Unpack Your Heart” music video. Lifted from his Behind The Light sophomore album, the clip sees the American Idol season 11 champ step into the dazzling purple suit of Willy Wonka: anyone else feeling that serious Charlie & The Chocolate Factory vibe, too?
While possessing a delightfully airy charm, the music video unfolds like a child’s dream—a box marked with a heart (a metaphor for your own blood-pumping organ) eventually explodes, revealing all sorts of magical secrets. Once the inner light is unleashed, Phillips is surrounded by mountains, sparkling waterfalls and a vibrant rainbow. “Bring all you are,” Phillips sings, “bring your daylight, bring your dark. Share your silence and unpack your heart.” When you open up, you’ll find your life is that much lighter.”
“All in all it’s a cute production.”
Director Bill Fishman and Producers Brett Kerr & Doug Dearth.
“The Decemberists have unveiled the silly new visuals for “Make You Better” starring Parks and Recreations’ resident steak-eating man’s man, Ron Swanson — er, sorry — Nick Offerman. Running for almost seven minutes, the Bill Fishman-directed clip plays out like a Between Two Ferns-meets-Anchorman spoof, where the band visits a ’70s-era German talk show called The Old Blue Rock Palace Show. Offerman plays a bumbling interviewer who keeps screwing up everyone’s names, including the song title’s (“Make Me Butter”), while simultaneously trying to make amends with his blonde producer love interest. “Colon” Meloy’s white overalls and porn-star beard are pretty impressive, too.
Watch the clip above, and grab the Decemberists’ What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World on January 20.”
Brief performance exists at the intersection of humor and pain
“We know Nick Offerman best as a man’s man, a man of few words whose stoicism rarely betrays the emotions within. And that’s why the times when he does express an ounce of sadness or regret cut a little bit deeper. In this video for the Decemberists’ “Make You Better,” Offerman gets laughs as a fumbling German talk show host interviewing lead singer Colin Meloy. But it’s his portrayal of longing and insecurity that makes the performance memorable.
Though he’s all moustache and bravado on the outside, Offerman’s character faces that familiar pain of unrequited love, and a nerve too weak to proclaim it. As he struggles to find the right words, the Decemberists play a song of need and regret to match the shape of his wound. The premise is funny, but the execution, a little bit heartbreaking.
“Make You Better” appears on the forthcoming album What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World, which drops on Jan. 20.”
Director Bill Fishman and Producer Doug Dearth help you to get into the holiday spirit with the latest from Band of Merrymakers !!
An amazing project with a rotating-cast Yuletide supergroup that currently features Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees, Fitz of Fitz & the Tantrums, Nick Hexum of 311, Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra, Smallpools, the Mowgli’s, 3OH!3, Sinclair and the Honeymoons.
“Kevin [Griffin] and I have both been blessed to work with some of the most wonderfully gracious people in the business,” songwriter Sam Hollander tells Billboard. “This song was truly a family affair.”
A portion of sales from “Must Be Christmas,” available on iTunes now, will benefit the MusiCares Foundation.
Enjoy, and Merry Christmas !!