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Zipper Club Announce US Tour With The Sounds

October 11, 2016

Fast-rising LA-based band Zipper Club, comprised of Mason James (Cerebral Ballzy), Lissy Trullie and Damar Davis whose impressive debut single […]

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Zipper Club Announce US Tour With The Sounds

Fast-rising LA-based band Zipper Club, comprised of Mason James (Cerebral Ballzy), Lissy Trullie and Damar Davis whose impressive debut single “Going The Distance” has found widespread radio support across the country, have announced a tour with Swedish indie rock band The Sounds which will see them play NYC, DC, Seattle, LA and more. See below for a full run down of dates.

“Going The Distance,” released on June 24th on Epic Records, claimed the #1 Most Added title at Alternative this summer. The band recently completed work on their debut album with producer James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins, A Perfect Circle) and played a run of dates with Tears For Fears.

WATCH Zipper Club’s “GOING THE DISTANCE”, directed by Mason James and Jason Hogg on Vevo.

Zipper Club is at its core a union of like-minded musicians who share a musical story
and, through their respective former bands, have each navigated the rocky waters of the
music industry. The result is a blissful head rush of a band now coming to the fore, armed with buzzing guitars, spacey synths and magnetic melodies. Don’t miss a chance to see them!

See Zipper Club live:
10.7.16 – The Comerica Theater – Phoenix, AZ #
10.10.16 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN *
10.12.16 – Higher Ground Showcase – Burlington, VT *
10.13.16 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY *
10.14.16 – Cafe 939 – Boston, MA *
11.15.16 – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT ^
11.16.16 – The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO ^
11.18.16 – Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN ^
11.19.16 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI ^
11.20.16 – Metro – Chicago, IL ^
11.22.16 – Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY ^
11.23.16 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY ^
11.25.16 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA ^
11.26.16 – Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC ^
11.27.16 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA ^
11.28.16 – The 9:30 Club – Washington, DC ^
11.29.16 – Mod Club – Toronto, ON ^
12.1.16 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony ^
12.3.16 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA ^
12.4.16 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA ^
12.6.16 – Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX ^
12.7.16 – Emo’s – Austin, TX ^
12.9.16 – Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX ^
12.10.16 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ ^
12.11.16 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA ^
12.12.16 – Mayan Theatre – Los Angeles, CA ^
12.13.16 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA ^
12.15.16 – The Observatory OC – Santa Ana, CA
12.16.16 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV ^
12.18.16 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA ^
12.19.16 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR ^
12.20.16 – Showbox – Seattle, WA ^

# w/ Tears For Fears
* w/ Eliot Sumner
^ w/ The Sounds

“A synth-laced, trench-coat-cinematically-billowing-as-you-run-around-the-city-streets kind indie pop. But isn’t that the sweet spot? The rub between zippy melodies and lyrics that chip away at life’s melancholic little moments.” – Noisey

“..upon hearing the pop-tinged tracks, you begin to make sense of James and Trullie’s shared knack for lyricism and songwriting.” – NYLON

..”Feral, unrelenting rock music with a hardcore glean in its eye, there’s a hint of pop in those synths which helps the medicine go down.” – Clash Magazine (UK)



September 29, 2016

Burbank, Calif. – Sept. 28, 2016 – Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and DC Entertainment (DCE) today announced a partnership […]

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Burbank, Calif. – Sept. 28, 2016 – Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and DC Entertainment (DCE) today announced a partnership with the award-winning, pop powerhouse Fifth Harmony to collaborate on the first-ever DC Super Hero Girls music video, showcasing the pop sensation’s new single, “That’s My Girl.” Featuring Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy and Katana, the animated DC Super Hero Girls music video is available for viewing on the official DC Super Hero Girls YouTube channel.

“We all grew up with these strong female Super Heroes and it’s amazing to see how they have come together to show girls that anything is possible,” said the ladies of Fifth Harmony. “Our new single ‘That’s My Girl’ is the perfect anthem for DC Super Hero Girls and we are excited to team up with our new squad on this video to inspire young girls everywhere to feel powerful, strong and super.”

“That’s My Girl” is the newest single off Fifth Harmony’s recently released album 7/27, named after the day the group first formed, which has received rave reviews from critics and fans alike. The video for “That’s My Girl” can be watched on the official DC Super Hero Girls YouTube channel and the song is available to download on all major music services.

“The members of Fifth Harmony are powerful role models for their millions of young fans and their anthem ‘That’s My Girl’ aligns perfectly with the DC Super Hero Girls mission to build character and promote confidence among young girls worldwide,” said Pam Lifford, President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Fifth Harmony to celebrate our shared message of girl power.”

DC Super Hero Girls harnesses the power of the world’s most iconic female characters from DC, including Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Batgirl, as they learn to hone their super powers in a high school setting. This all new universe offers young fans the chance to play, watch, read and be inspired to discover their full super power potential.

Join DC Super Hero Girls and Fifth Harmony to show your girl power on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook – #DCSuperHeroGirls #GetYourCapeOn.

The DC Super Hero Girls product assortment that includes everything from toys to costumes, apparel to accessories, publishing to stationery, and more is currently available at retailers and online around the world.

About DC Super Hero Girls
DC Super Hero Girls centers on the female Super Heroes and Super-Villains of the DC universe during their formative high school years—prior to discovering their full super power potential. Featuring a completely new artistic style and aesthetic, DC’s icons such as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy, Katana and many more, make their unprecedented teenaged introduction. Each character has her own storyline that explores what teen life is like as a Super Hero, including discovering her unique abilities, nurturing her remarkable powers and mastering the fundamentals of being a hero.

DC Super Hero Girls is a fun, immersive world that encourages girls to discover their own super-heroic potential with new animated shorts, TV specials, and made-for-video movies; as well as a merchandise program across all categories, and more. Random House Children’s Books continue to expand on its portfolio of middle-grade novels, with author Lisa Yee; and DC continues to create original graphic novels, with writer Shea Fontana – both publishing programs bringing the DC Super Hero Girls universe to life in all-new stories that expand the world from what is featured in the animated content. Fans can discover more at and through dedicated social media platforms, including YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

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September 29, 2016

Crown Archetype, an imprint of Penguin Random House’s Crown Publishing Group, announced today that it will publish a new book […]

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Crown Archetype, an imprint of Penguin Random House’s Crown Publishing Group, announced today that it will publish a new book by music producer and social media star DJ Khaled. Scheduled for release on November 22, 2016, THE KEYS will be released simultaneously in the United States and Canada, in print and digital formats. Crown Archetype Vice President and Editorial Director, Tricia Boczkowski, made the announcement today. Amanda Patten, Senior Editor, acquired world, electronic book, and first-serial rights from Marc Gerald at United Talent Agency and will edit the book. Khaled’s collaborator on the book will be Mary H. K. Choi.

A major force in the music industry—mogul, executive, megaproducer, and recording artist—Khaled has amassed millions of followers devoted to his inspirational, motivational, and often whimsical quotes on achieving success in life. In his ten-second snap chat self help sermons, he refers to his pieces of uniquely phrased wisdom as “keys,” using the key emoji to signify their importance.

Written in the upbeat and positive tone for which he is known, THE KEYS will offer Khaled’s philosophy for success, featuring stories from his own life as he reveals all of the major keys. Khaled will also discuss the meaning behind some of his famous catchphrases, which have become part of the cultural lexicon despite their enigmatic nature, including “another one,” “securing the bag,” “special cloth alert,” “bless up,” and more. And throughout the book will be “Mogul Talk” sidebars, featuring insight gleaned from famous friends.

Said Khaled, “THEY tried to hide the keys from me when I was coming up. Now I’ve mastered the keys and I want to let everybody know that these are keys from my perspective. This book will help you follow your vision as long as you have passion, dedication, blood, sweat and tears, and especially ignore when THEY try to bring you down. Major Key, I wish I had this book when I was coming up. This my passion pain success, blessing and more wins! We the best!

Said Boczkowski, “As Khaled himself says, ‘The key is to have all the keys.’ We are thrilled to be the book publishing partner for this social media megastar, so everyone can ride with DJ Khaled on their own journey to success.”

DJ Khaled, known as the “Anthem King” and commonly referred to as the “Quincy Jones of R&B and Hip-Hop,” has made dozens of chart-topping hit records, featuring Kanye West, Jay Z, Drake, Chris Brown, Ludacris, T.I., French Montana, Future, Big Sean, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne, among others. Most recently, he dropped his eighth studio album, I Changed a Lot, which featured the singles “They Don’t Love You No More,” “Hold You Down,” “How Many Times,” “Gold Slugs,” and “You Mine.” The album boasts guest appearances from Jay Z, Big Sean, French Montana, and Fetty Wap, among others.

In 2007 he launched innovative label deals and started We the Best Music Group. In 2010 Khaled released the hit song “All I Do Is Win,” which went triple platinum, selling more than three million singles; crossed over all music genres to become a mainstream hit; and solidified him as a force to be reckoned with. Khaled went on to release the hit single “No New Friends,” featuring Drake, Lil Wayne, and Rick Ross, which sold over 500,000 singles worldwide, reaching gold status. DJ Khaled has sold more than 15 million singles in his career.


Camila Cabello of Fifth Harmony Joins MTV’s “Total Registration Live (TRL)” on 9/27!

September 29, 2016


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Camila Cabello of Fifth Harmony Joins MTV’s “Total Registration Live (TRL)” on 9/27!


MTV’s “Elect This” Campaign Launches Issue-Driven Virtual Reality Art Show at Hofstra University on Day of First Presidential Debate

To view the Total Registration Live promo, click here .

To download an image of MTV Insights latest research on Millennial turn-out, click here.

New York, NY, September 26, 2016 – On National Voter Registration Day, MTV’s classic franchise “TRL” will return for one day only as “Total Registration Live,” an empowering live special that will rally Millennials to register to vote. The one-hour live show will broadcast from the home of TRL on Tuesday, September 27 at 6:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV and simulcast on, the MTV App, MTV’s Facebook and YouTube pages, and

The special will include Grammy-nominated R&B superstar and Respect My Vote! Ambassador, Ty Dolla $ign performing “Campaign,” “No Justice” and “Zaddy” from his brand new project “CAMPAIGN,” appearances by model and Rock The Vote spokesperson Kendall Jenner, Director, Producer and Writer Joss Whedon, Fifth Harmony’s Camila Cabello, rapper Vic Mensa, actress Natalia Dyer, actor and singer Mack Wilds and more, along with MTV’s Nessa who will host. Also on-hand will be MTV News’ Senior Political Correspondent Ana Marie Cox and Senior National Correspondent Jamil Smith.

“Total Registration Live” comes at a time when the Millennial vote will be a key deciding factor in the outcome of the 2016 election. Original research from MTV Insights estimates that if no Millennials vote, Donald Trump will win with 44 percent of the vote vs. 41 percent for Hillary Clinton. If all Millennials vote, Clinton wins 44 percent to Trump’s 39 percent. And if only half of Millennials vote, the race will remain too close to call (43 percent Clinton vs. 41 percent Trump).*

Guests will speak out on the issues at the center of the 2016 election and empower viewers to register to vote via MTV’s long-standing partner Rock The Vote at, or by texting VOTEMTV to 384387 via a partnership with HelloVote, the first chatbot that allows voters to register over text message or Facebook Messenger in under a minute. In place of the classic “TRL” Top Ten Music Video Countdown, powerful profiles will spotlight what is at stake in the upcoming election through the eyes of three Millennials taking individual action to change their communities, including 24-year old rape survivor and legislative advocate Amanda Nguyen, Yale freshman and undocumented immigrant Larissa Martinez and 22-year old founder of the Georgia Muslim Voter Project Aisha Yaqoob.

MTV’s “Total Registration Live” joins more than 4,000 organizations on National Voter Registration Day, the largest one-day effort to register voters in the US.

The day before “Total Registration Live,” MTV News’ political powerhouse team of Ana Marie Cox and Jamil Smith will be on-the-ground at Hofstra University in the lead-up and immediately following the first 2016 presidential debate. Coverage will range from on-air hits on MTV and multiple Facebook Lives to ongoing editorial and social coverage.

In addition, MTV’s “Elect This,” in collaboration with Viacom NEXT, will debut the “Open Your Eyes” virtual reality art show at Hofstra University, which will be open to debate attendees and Hofstra students. Additional locations will be announced at a later date.

“Open Your Eyes” features 3D immersive visualizations of important issues ranging from gun violence and rape culture to climate change, immigration and more, created by young people and featured artists Dave Persue, Illma Gore, Hayden Zezula, Fabiola Lara, Ada Rajkovic, Shaun O’Connor, Sam Stewart, Grace Miceli, Renda Writer, JCorp, Jon Santos For Freedoms, SacSix, Wane, and ThankYouX. The “Elect This” hub at will host the art, viewable in 3D and virtual reality via Sketchfab; interviews with the artists; and key call-to-action for each work of art created in partnership with the artists themselves. The site will also house the “Elect This Generation,” a meme generator that allows users to combine art they create along with a statement about the issue it represents. Art and artist interviews will also be shared across MTV’s social platforms including Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook Live.

Select attendees at “Open Your Eyes” events will receive a viewer so they can view the art in virtual reality at home, in partnership with Sketchfab, and will have the opportunity to take the art home as a limited-edition lenticular print, in partnership with Gifpop.

Over two million actions have been taken via MTV’s Elect This which connects Millennials to the real issues that matter to them in an election season dominated by personalities over policy, and scandal over substance. The Elect This campaign is supported by partners including: American Civil Liberties Union, Anti-Defamation League, Define American, Enroll America, Everytown for Gun Safety,, GLAAD, NAACP, National Partnership for Women and Families, NextGen Climate, Oxfam America, Planned Parenthood, RAINN, Rock the Vote, Truman National Security Project and Young Invincibles.

About MTV:
MTV is a global youth culture brand driven by the creative spirit of music. For more information, check out MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA).

About Viacom NEXT: Viacom NEXT ( explores and reimagines how we will be entertained in the future. Starting with virtual reality, the group prototypes, designs, and commissions new experiences and products in collaboration with brands, creators, artists, and musicians.

About National Voter Registration Day
National Voter Registration Day is celebrated on the fourth Tuesday of every September by thousands of volunteers, celebrities, organizations, businesses and elected officials from all over the country. This single day of coordinated grassroots, digital and media efforts is aimed at creating a pervasive awareness of voter registration opportunities – reaching hundreds of thousands of new voters who would not register otherwise. Visit to learn about events in your area or to use the online tools to learn about getting registered in your state.