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“If it wanted to wrap its weird arms around me, I wouldn’t say no” -New England Aquarium advertising
5 Facts You Learn About Lea Michele in a 5-Minute Interview
Her New Year's resolution is probably one everyone should make.

Lea Michele is dressed in yoga pants, a sports bra, tank top, and Nike trainers. Half her hair’s perfectly pulled back and she’s drinking a very healthy-smelling juice. “It’s 50 Shades of Green. And it does all these things for you,” she says excitedly, pointing to the list of benefits printed on the bottle. “I’m into all this stuff. I will try the weirdest, craziest … anything wellness-related, I want to do it.” That is why it makes sense that the Scream Queens star is one of Kohl’s wellness brand ambassadors. sat down with her for five minutes at Kohl’s Motivation Market in Los Angeles. Here’s what we learned:


“I love Kreation and Beaming, those are my two favorite juice places right now. But the thing that I love about Kreation is that it tells you what it’s doing for you. There’s something subliminally that I’m like, You’re right, suddenly I feel beautiful and I have energy!”


“The recent thing I did was Float Lab, where you go and it’s sensory deprivation, and it’s supposed to be the best meditation, calming, really clears your mind and body of all your crazy thoughts, I guess. And it was intense. I’m not gonna lie. It was really crazy. At first I didn’t think I was gonna like it, because if you’re a little claustrophobic, it’s not great. But the relaxation and just giving my body, and especially my mind, time in the day that had no television, no lights — you’re floating, it was really incredible. Like the most extreme form of a meditation I’ve ever done. [My mind] didn’t go dark. It went beautiful. Suddenly a lot of the things that when I went in there I was stressing about, I left and I was like, You know, maybe that’s not that big of a deal.”


“I want to try and do a couple of hours before the day of no phone. It’s my job, my family lives on the East Coast, it’s how I communicate with people, but I really think it’s important to just take a little time to not have that in your face.”


“There are a lot of songs about positive aspects of relationships as well as a couple songs that are about the not-so-positive aspects of relationships. There’s one song about a breakup, that I really feel like I was able to express myself [Laughs.], in a very honest way. It’s a fine line because you don’t want to give that person — or situation — more attention than they deserve, but for me, it’s really how I express myself. It’s my form of therapy.”


“It was insane. Here’s the thing, whether it’s about politics or anything that you’re passionate about, we as actors, or how I feel personally, is I’m given a platform to speak about anything that I’m passionate about, so I use this position that I’m in to talk about things that are important to me. I think that being a role model, some people find to be a stressful hat to wear, and I’ve never really felt that way. I feel like I live a very positive life that I hope inspires my fans, and any opportunity that I have to speak about something that I’m passionate about, I choose to do that. I think that everyone that has that opportunity, whether it be social media, or having access to the media, they should speak about something that they’re passionate about.”



“Even though I think that the active expression in itself is kind of like a political gesture, what we deal with is the politics of human emotion more than anything. What we’re trying to do is make an emotional connection with the listener; we’re trying to say something about the human condition, say something about humanity.” - Brian Molko, 2000

“I think we had a desire to write about the world we saw around us. We thought it was cool that, though other people were a little afraid to get deep down and dirty, we could take it on ourselves to write about those things.” - Brian Molko, 2009

SOPE Unit Mini Album: Hwagae market (The Misunderstood Vocalists)

Track List

1.Intro: Jhooooooope (Jhope #1 Fan) Suga’s solo Track

2.I Believe I Can Fly (Remix Cover) Ft Namjoon

3.Cypher pt 4.2 (Savage Duo: We won’t Let you Live)

4. WKWLLIT (We Know We Look Like Idiots Together)

5.Chill Fam, Hands Holding is Platonic

6. We Dabbed Ft Taehyung & Jungkook

7.We Laughing At You, Not With You (A dedication to Jin) 

8.To Be Tall Ft Jimin

9. Halmoni & Haraboji

10. We Ship Ourselves More than ARMYS

11.Outro: OMG (His Attempts At Aegyo) JHope’s Solo Track

Senior Director, Creative Agency

The lovely @hazzalou78 found this job description for Mike Navarra and it’s fantastic.


Job Description

The Creative Agency within Columbia Records is responsible for:

  • Creating nontraditional marketing exposure for album launches.
  • Driving incremental revenue opportunities for the label.
  • Leading cross functional marketing efforts across the label.

The Creative Agency looks for opportunities in:

  • New Business Development.
  • Non-traditional digital partnerships.
  • Development of long-term platforms for music integration and exposure.
  • Integrated brand promotions.
  • Tour sponsorships.
  • Licensing for use of Columbia’s music in film, television, ads, video game and other content projects.


  • Partner with SVP of Department to assist in strategy and oversight of Brand and Licensing team.
  • Innovate client facing strategy and creative to integrate Columbia artists into brand partnerships.
  • Devise presentations/pitches for Columbia artists to brands and studios.
  • Oversee marketing and presentation materials, devise pitches to clients.
  • Liaise with all Columbia departments to brainstorm artist partnerships.
  • Identify and develop meaningful relationships/partnerships for Columbia Records and our artists within the film, television, advertising, brand and digital development communities.
  • Actively solicit and pitch Columbia’s frontline repertoire to potential partners and key decision makers.
  • Work with artists/management teams to connect them to brands, producers, directors, etc.
  • Create and develop interesting and compelling ways to license label/artist priorities.
  • Create events designed to highlight the talent of our artists to prospective partners (i.e. showcases, listening sessions, social events, etc.).
  • Building key relationships within Sony Music and within Sony overall to best use resources to the advantage of Columbia Records.

So, i think we should talk about how important the black market is. It’s about damn time, i know (aaaayyyy)

Tbh at first i didn’t think much of it, obviously i was hyped that rise made another album but i wasn’t really worshipping it from the first listen. But i finally got it (like 2yrs late i know). It’s definitely grown on me, and its a work of art!
I have a habit where after i buy an album i sit down to listen to it just reading (ok singing..) along with the lyric booklet etc.. Idk if anyone else noticed but it literally tells a story of like.. Life? Almost like a battle we all have to fight. Not even just one song but the whole album. The Great Die-off is this rage you feel and wanna fight the world. Then straight after is I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore, like a realization of how helpless you feel and how difficult it is to fight. Tragedy + Time acknowledges that but tells you not to give up bc there are battles that we’ve won and it is worth going and fighting whether on a personal level or otherwise.
(im not gonna make this an essay)
I can’t believe it took me this long to make this post but yeah holy shit

Zion.T’s “Complex” Featuring GD Gets Chosen as Apple Music’s Best of the Week

2017-02-05 11:13 am

[엑스포츠뉴스=김유진 기자] It seemed that Zion.T is going viral not just in Asia but in the US, the biggest music market.

At 10 AM on February 5, “Complex”, a track in Zion.T’s new album “OO”, was chosen as Apple Music’s Best of the Week.

Every week, Apple Music editors select a playlist of exciting new music around the world and announced it as “Best of the Week”.

Zion.T did not carry out any promotions in overseas markets, but his new album is doing well on the global charts because YG has such a huge media infrastructure and BIGBANG’s G-DRAGON is featuring on “Complex”.

“Complex” has witty and frank lyrics about complexes in the minds of people, and many are finding it very relatable.

Upon release, Zion.T’s new album “OO” dominated the real-time and daily charts of all the eight major music steaming websites in Korea and signaled his successful comeback.

Furthermore, it took the top spot on the iTunes charts in four countries and on the charts of QQ Music and Kugou Music of China.

anonymous asked:

People are not disappointed about the boys, it's how BIGHIT chose to market this album and withholding all necessary information from us. As consumers, we have a right to feel disappointed especially since BIGHIT has done this continuously for the last couple of albums- always having preorder before release of any other information...

bighit did say that the new album was a repackage of wings, as opposed to a full new album. my post was aimed more toward the girls on my dash saying things like “how can they not love army’s how could they only do so little???” because that’s just downright ungrateful. 

though i don’t necessarily agree with bighit’s policies and marketing strategies people can’t ignore the fact they did say it was going to be a repackage, we were never promised a full album 

anonymous asked:

i agree with ur post about 1d people are always ranting about 1d getting snubbed when it comes to grammy nominations but i don't see it that way i love their albums but they still need a lot work before even being considered to win anything

1d did not fuCKing get snubbed, just because they’re overworked doesn’t mean they should get awarded for mediocrity. they barely marketed the album and the album goes off yes, but they have a lot of room to improve. 

anonymous asked:

don't feel bad you're right, ppl are like 'big hit didn't force u to preorder the album!!" gIRL are u new to kpop? fans always preorder for their faves regardless knowing what it is, ppl ordered a lot, expecting it to be more than a repackage. personally i'm happy we get new songs, but bh should have told us earlier that it was a repackage (at least when the preorders started). anyway bh stans aren't cute, they're turning into sm/yg family type of stans, we don't need them.

lmao i dont feel bad im just tired of people telling me how grateful i should be for this album regardless of what it is like.. it has nothing to do with being grateful for the work bangtan does. people are capable of feeling multiple emotions at the same time, as a fan i can be happy with the new songs and promos and support bangtan 100% but at the same time i can acknowledge that bighits marketing for this album sucked a big one. u know. nuanced opinions exist. i dont need people here guilt tripping me for being critical of the things i buy ._.

The High End of Low was murdered

The High End of Low is often considered by Marilyn Manson fans to be one of the worst, if not the worst album. Behind the scenes, there was meddling from Interscope to try to make the album more marketable, forcing Manson to make “Arma-Goddamn-Motherfuckin-Geddon” a single with the most butchered edited version ever being one of the things that pushed Manson to leave the label. But what if I told you there was almost certainly more? 

If you visit the MansonWiki pages for the songs, you’ll discover something odd. Namely, there’s alternate versions for most of the album. These are all more stripped down, more acoustic versions. Many have a theme of going metal in the chorus, but being acoustic elsewhere. This fits the album surprisingly well, being both raw and powerful, and one of the main critiques of the album is that the songs don’t sound right with how their final versions are. All of the Alternate Versions are on Youtube, and the comments all say the same thing: they’re far better and more fitting. 

This isn’t just with the Alternate Versions, though. “WOW” was a part of a five song demo called “The Unruly Demos” made by the band. Most of the songs are closer to their final versions, but “Into The Fire”, here called “maybeharmfulifswallowed” and “WOW”, here called “The Wow” both sound closer to the alternate versions, with “WOW” not having one but fitting the sound better. I can’t find one of them, as everyone assumes the Goon Moon track that was turned into “Four Rusted Horses” is the demo version, but from what I hear, it isn’t. That highlights another fact, though.

Goon Moon was Twiggy’s stoner rock project, and their sound is a lot closer to some of the Alternate Versions of The High End of Low tracks. The final versions are farther from that sound, but it still remains. There’s another thing though. The track they turned into “Four Rusted Horses” was called “somewheretohide”, which you’ll recognize as the same style of title as “maybeharmfulifswallowed”. Additionally, “Arma-Goddamn-Motherfuckin-Geddon” was “Armagoddamotherfuckingeddon”. Goon Moon was far from financially successful, even with Twiggy being the founder and singer, and adding that sound to Marilyn Manson wouldn’t have been marketable as just putting out another normal Manson album, at least to the Interscope executives, who were being increasingly interfering in their work. This is what prompted the end of their partnership and the founding of Hell, Etc. 

So, what am I getting at here? I believe that the Alternate Versions are the real versions of the album, and the final versions were required by Interscope. I could be wrong. If Manson follows through on his plan to write a second autobiography, we’ll find out, but until then, I highly believe that the album was forcefully changed to what we know it as. 

Another reason I believe this is because “The Pale Emperor” has been referred to as “The High End of Low done right” by people, and the Alternate Versions sound like a prototype to The Pale Emperor. Not as advanced, or bluesy and heavy, but the ideas are there, especially in the “Arma-Goddamn-Motherfuckin-Geddon” Alternate Version, where the acoustic guitar is pushed to its limits. Plus, it seems abnormal to make a semi-acoustic version of that song. What makes a lot more sense it to take that weird song that has the potential to be a hit if you strip the weirdness out and do just that, turning it into, as some critics have said, “Manson by numbers”. I don’t see it as that, but I get the critique. 

So, I urge you, collect all the alternate versions. Get “The Wow”. Assemble them into an alternate cut of the album and give it a listen. Use the originals where there’s no replacement. Sadly, that doesn’t include the real version of “I Wanna Kill You Like They Do In The Movies”, which was freestyled by Manson for almost 20 minutes, but was never released. Get the Promo CD version of Blank and White, without the beep. “Blank and White”, “Unkillable Monster”, “We’re From America” and “I Wanna Kill You Like They Do In The Movies” are the only ones without a released alternate version, and “Blank and White” the uncensored version. So, a rundown:

1. Devour (Extended Cut) from the Promo CD
2. Pretty As A Swastika (Alternate Version)
3. Leave A Scar (Alternate Version)
4. Four Rusted Horses (Opening Titles Version)
5. Arma-Goddamn-Motherfuckin-Geddon (Alternate Version)
6. Blank and White (Unedited)
7. Running To The Edge of the World (Alternate Version)
8. I Wanna Kill You Like They Do In The Movies
9. The Wow
10. Wight Spider (Alternate Version)
11. Unkillable Monster
12. We’re From America
13. I Have To Look Up Just To See Hell (Alternate Version)
14. Into The Fire (Alternate Version)
15. 15 (Alternate Version)

I believe this is (mostly) The True High End of Low. A powerful, raw album that takes advantage of Twiggy’s new talents and experiences and delivers something different from the Manson catalogue.