"It's going to be an amazing time," said
Sloop Jones, the presenter of the SloopWorld Music Festival coming to Vegas (Fremont Country
Club, 601 E. Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101) Saturday/Sunday October 1 -2, 2022. "I want to build it into a festival
the size of Coachella in five to ten years. I understand it's a growth process. I've been doing events for 20 years. It's
been an amazing experience. I am the doctor of fun!" Named after its creator the SloopWorld Music Festival
will showcase some fresh ground-breaking talent in a festive environment where "fun" is the objective. There was
so much excitement in the voice of Sloop who talked about the talent that will be at the event, such as Kirko Bangz, Sauce
Walka, King Vell, and Lil Eazy E "King Vell is from Chicago, a real superstar," Jones pointed
out. "I took him from Chicago to be around me for three or four years to learn the business side. I launched him and
they're going crazy over the kid." People are going crazy over Sloop too with... <Read the full September
23, 2022 column here...>
The Pulse of Entertainment: Smooth Life Network Launches October 1, 2022, Available on ROKU, Firestick and Other Apps
"It's a chance to record what we want," said
six-time platinum selling Gospel/Smooth Jazz pianist Ben Tankard about executive producing his reality show
"Thicker Than Water: The Tankards" (Amazon/Tubi/CJC) and its airing on his24-hour Smooth Life Network
launching October 1, 2022. The "Thicker Than Water: The Tankards" reality show premiered its
4th season on the CJC Network August 28, 2022, which had been launched on the Bravo Network in 2013. Aside from the realty
show and new network, Ben is a pilot, author, musician, music and film producer, label owner, and Pastor at Destiny Center.
"Don't get me wrong, I'm so grateful for the three million eyeballs we gained being on Bravo
and it took my music up a notch to the level with...Mary Mary and Kirk Franklin," said Grammy nominated Tankard sincerely.
"But the producer said...we had to... <Read the full September 20, 2022 column here...>
Brian Courtney Wilson Drops New Single 'Always Peace'
(Nashville, Tenn) - Three-time Grammy nominee Brian Courtney Wilson drops a new single "Always
Peace." "Always Peace," also has a performance video exclusively on YouTube. Wilson offers "Always
Peace" as a call for peace. It is a timely reminder that there is rest and comfort in God that remains in both good and
bad times. The single advances his forthcoming album "Transitions" which is considered to be Wilson's most ambitious
album to date.
Multi-Grammy Award Winning Recording Artist, Erica Campbell, Goes
#1 with 'Positive'
(Los Angeles, CA) - After nearly
25 years as a multi-Grammy Award winning inspirational artist, television star and syndicated radio show host, Erica
Campbell is still celebrating career milestones celebrating her first #1 single at Gospel radio as a solo artist
with "Positive." "Positive" is the first single from the highly anticipated full length
album scheduled for a Spring 2023 release through My Block Inc.
intent for the song is quite clear in its lyrics, which she wrote alongside Juan Winans and Warryn Campbell (who also produced
the song). "Positive" encourages listeners to lean into the assurance that comes from knowing that God is in control,
even in uncertain times. The song is also Erica's latest single to crack the Top 10 on Billboard's US Gospel Chart.
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(New York, NY) - Groundbreaking, global trailblazer and visionary British
rapper M.I.A. delivers yet another thought-provoking track, titled "Popular."
"Popular" is accompanied by an official music video, featuring influencer-bot-in-training M.A.I.
Produced by Diplo and Boaz van de Beatz, "Popular" follows "The
One" which was released in May and comes ahead of her highly anticipated full length studio album "MATA" which
will see its global release via Island Records. This new body of work, recorded in London, Los Angeles, Italy, Bali, Jakarta,
and St Vincent, signifies a compelling new era for the multi-talented artist and activist, who remains one of the most captivating
and innovative creators of a generation. More details to be revealed soon.
Undoubtedly, one of the most important
and potent multi-medium artists of this millennium, M.I.A.'s career spans 5 studio albums, international performances, multiple
sold-out world tours, Grammy and Academy Award recognition, while continuously pushing the boundaries of digital and ideological
possibilities. M.I.A. has never lost touch with her indelible punk spirit that inspired her glitching directorial debut; Elastica's
Mad Dog music video, to her self-directed tour visuals, graphics and NFT's that continue to bend minds to this day. She has
consistently paved the way in the music and digital art space and helped create a community of outcasts during the defining
years of the internet, a spectrum of influence that is unrivaled by a recording artist.
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