Month: September 2019

Singapore is the top destination for expatriates

first_imgSingapore is the best overall destination for expatriates, according to research by HSBC.Its 2016 Expat explorer report, which surveyed 26,871 expatriates in 45 host countries, also found that 62% of respondents who move to Singapore experience an increase in earnings.The research also found:67% of respondents receive benefits as part of their expat package, with Saudi Arabia (95%), Egypt (94%), Oman (94%), Kenya (93%), and Qatar (93%) in the top five destinations for benefits.56% of respondents have more disposable income after moving abroad to work, and 53% are able to save more of their income.52% of respondents believe their quality of life has improved upon moving abroad for work.40% of respondents feel that moving abroad has accelerated their progress towards saving for retirement, and 41% say the move has helped them save towards buying a property.49% of millennial respondents feel more fulfilled at work abroad than in their home country.66% of respondents based in Singapore believe it offers a better quality of life than their home country.73% of respondents who move to Switzerland have more disposable income there than in their home country, and 71% are able to save more of their income.73% of respondents who move to New Zealand to work believe their quality of life has improved.The top 10 best overall destinations for expats are:SingaporeNew ZealandCanadaCzech RepublicSwitzerlandNorwayAustriaSwedenBahrainGermanyDean Blackburn, head of HSBC Expat at HSBC, said: “Expats consistently tell us that moving abroad has helped them achieve their ambitions and long-term financial goals, from getting access to better education for their children to buying property or saving more for retirement.“Most expats also find that their quality of life has improved since making the move and that they are integrating well with the local people and culture.”last_img read more

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Flexible working tops list of most desired benefits for SME employees

first_imgFlexible working tops the benefits wishlist for employees at UK small to medium enterprises (SMEs), according to a study by financial adviser Drewberry.Some 42% of respondents to the survey, which polled 1,000 workers, said flexible hours were the most desired benefit, while 29% valued work-from-home options the highest.Insurance also proved popular among SME employees. Nearly a third (31%) of respondents chose private medical insurance as their favourite benefit, while life insurance (29%), income protection (23%) and critical illness cover (22%) also ranked highly.A quarter (25%) of respondents said their employer currently offers them flexible hours, while 13% said they had work-from-home options. They survey revealed pensions as the most widely offered benefit (72%).Half (48%) of respondents said they were planning to change jobs in the next 12 months. Salary (67%) tops the list of factors that workers said they would take into consideration when choosing their next role. Benefits and perks were cited as a key attraction by 29%, behind work hours (60%), location (57%), work environment (43%) and potential job satisfaction (32%).Nadeem Farid, head of employee benefits at Drewberry, said: “While the survey found that a considerable majority of people were happy in their jobs, this didn’t stop workers looking to move jobs in the next year.“Among those unhappy in their jobs, 57% said it was down to a lack of recognition for their efforts. The overall results of the survey show there are a number of underlying issues in play here and if left unaddressed, SME bosses may find it difficult to attract and retain key employees in 2019 due to increasing labour market tightness.”More than half (55%) of SME workers said they agreed or strongly agreed to regularly feeling stressed. Of those, 59% said they were worried about money and 44% were stressed about work.Victoria Slade, independent protection expert at Dewberry, said: “The high levels of stress seen among the UK’s SME workforce is concerning, especially given that it’s such a big contributing factor to sickness absence.”last_img read more

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New medication in Orlando saves Broward teen with braineating amoeba

first_imgAccording to DeLeon’s family, by the time their son realized his symptoms, which included a severe headache, he was on vacation at an Orlando theme park with his family.His family then rushed him to Florida Hospital for Children where he was put into a medically-induced coma as doctors worked around the clock treating him for this rare infection.“All efforts, team efforts in our hospital worked together to seek the newly approved drug at a manufacturer that is actually located here in Orlando,” said Dr. Liriano. “Within 12 minutes, the medication arrived.”But most people with the infection are not so lucky.Just last week, 11-year-old Hannah Collins from South Carolina passed away after picking up the deadly infection while swimming in a river, and three years ago, in Southwest Florida, 12-year-old Zachary Reyna passed away from the brain-eating amoeba.“We watched and waited for Sebastian while he was in this coma, and we decided, the team and I, that it was time to wake him up,” said Liriano. “We woke him up, and we decided to take the breathing tube out, and within an hour, he spoke,” he said in tears.Doctors then removed the teen’s breathing tube and saw that the medication worked. ORLANDO, FLA. (WSVN) – Thanks to a new medication, a Broward teenager battling a deadly brain-eating amoeba is expected to make a full recovery.Sixteen-year-old Sebastian DeLeon contracted Naegleria fowleri, a rare brain-eating amoeba, while swimming in a South Florida waterway, earlier this month.The rare amoeba is so deadly that it has a 97 percent death rate.However, thanks to the team of doctors and physicians at Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando, a breakthrough medication saved his life.“I have treated amoeba cases in the past, and they are all so heartbreaking, so this is a story that we need to tell about Sebastian de Leon,” said a tearful Dr. Humberto Liriano of Florida Hospital for Children.Liriano wept as he spoke about DeLeon in a news conference.The patient’s mother, Brunilda Gonzalez, expressed her gratitude to the medical team. “We’re so thankful that God has given us the miracle through this medical team and this hospital, for having our son get better and having him full of life,” she said. “Since then, he’s done tremendously well. We are very optimistic. He’s walking, he’s speaking. I saw him this morning. He’s ready to go home.”Doctors believe DeLeon will make a full recovery.According to health officials, the rare-brain eating amoeba is found in warm fresh water and enters the brain through the nose. Officials recommend, when swimming in such waters, to either cover your nose or to just swim with your head above the water.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Mental facility worker mail truck driver injured in Opalocka crash

first_imgOPA-LOCKA, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews took a mental facility employee and a mail truck driver to the hospital after, officials said, their vehicles collided in Opa-locka, Friday morning.According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, the employee was driving out of the Jackson North Community Mental Health Center when her Toyota sedan collided with a mail truck near Northwest 27th Avenue and 151st Street.Firefighters had to extricate the postal worker, who became trapped underneath the truck.Paramedics transported the mail truck driver to Jackson North Medical Center and the employee to Aventura Hospital.Both vehicles were later towed from the scene.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Boys Girls Club of MiamiDade to hold annual gala on new Norwegian

first_imgFor information about sponsorships and underwriting, visit the gala’s website or contact Rhia Hunter at 305-446-9910 ext. 30 or through email at rhunter@bgcmia.org.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – Norwegian Cruise Line announced that it will hold an annual gala that supports the Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade on board its newest ship.The 13th Annual Wild About Kids Gala will take place on Nov. 16 and 17 on board the Norwegian Encore, a yet-to-launch, $1 billion cruise ship.During the gala, attendees will have access to the cruise line’s attractions that include a two-level go-kart race track and an over 10,000 square-foot indoor virtual reality complex. Attendees can also enjoy entertainment on the ship, which will include a performance of “Kinky Boots,” a Tony Award-winning musical.Norwegian Cruise Line President and CEO Andy Stuart and his wife Allison Stuart are both avid supporters of the Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade. Stuart will co-chair this year’s gala, organizers said.“This year’s Wild About Kids Gala is the hottest ticket in town,” Andy Stuart said. “Taking place on our brand new billion-dollar ship, which sets sail on her first revenue cruise after this epic Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade fundraising celebration, the gala provides attendees access to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity while doing a world of good for thousands of local children. I implore both loyal and first-time Boys & Girls Club supporters to take part in this truly meaningful experience!”Organizers said the goal of the 2019 gala is to double the attendance of the 2018 gala and raise over $1.5 million. All money raised during the gala will help fund programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade.Gala sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are now available. Sponsorships and tickets range from $1,750 to $100,000. last_img read more

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Borough Cities Seek Representative On LNG Advisory Board

first_imgThe Kenai City Council approved a resolution supporting the local appointment at their meeting on Wednesday. The resolution is also supported by the cities of Seward, Homer, Soldotna and Seldovia. The board was created in 2014 by former Governor Sean Parnell to evaluate the effects and issues that will arise in the future concerning development of the state’s North Slope natural gas resources. In a letter to the Kenai City Council from Kenai City Manager Paul Ostrander: “On October 24, the City Managers of Soldotna, Homer, and Seldovia met and discussed the idea of supporting the creation and appointment of a seat on the board that could represent the unique interests of cities within the Kenai Peninsula Borough.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Cities within the Kenai Peninsula Borough are looking to add a local representative to the Municipal Advisory Gas Project Review Board.center_img The board consists of twelve members, each member of the board serves a term of one year and can be reappointed. This story has been corrected- KSRM News previously stated that the representative had already been selected which was incorrect.last_img read more

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Ellies 2009 Fast Company Editor We Know Were Lucky to be Doing

first_imgMansueto Ventures’ Fast Company, the 725,000-circ. business magazine, has been nominated by the American Association of Magazine Editors for general excellence in the 500,000 to 1 million circulation category at tonight’s National Magazine Awards. (The magazine won a general excellence Ellie in 1999 and was a finalist in 2000.)Fast Company editor and managing director Robert Safian [pictured] spoke with FOLIO: about this year’s general excellence nomination.FOLIO:: How did you react when you found out Fast Company was nominated?Safian: I was very excited. I sent an email to the staff titled, “Let the celebrations begin.”  I’m mindful that being nominated is a tremendous recognition. Even if we don’t come back with an Ellie, the team should feel like winners. They’ve earned it. FOLIO:: The nomination is for several issues. Why did you submit those particular issues? What was the biggest story you covered there?Safian: We chose the issues we felt were most eclectic, dynamic and accessible. The one issue we knew we had to include was June, because it features a 19,000-word, 24-page article written by Richard Behar and edited by executive editor Will Bourne titled “China Storms Africa” [which is also nominated for excellence in reporting]. It was our single biggest editorial investment of the year.FOLIO:: What was your biggest challenge in putting those issues together?Safian: We are a smaller publisher, with fewer resources than most of our competitors. Our challenge is to do more with less. Fortunately, the writers and editors on our team have an uncanny ability to mix discipline with creativity.FOLIO:: It’s a tough time for magazines and for business magazines in general. How do you keep your editors motivated and optimistic?Safian: We know that we’re lucky to be doing what we do.FOLIO:: Will Fast Company exist in print five years from now?Safian: There will be plenty of print magazines in five years. We certainly hope to be one of them.last_img read more

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Source Interlink Sells CDDVD Distribution Business

first_imgWhen contacted by FOLIO: late last month, a Source representative said the company was not nearing a deal to sell Alliance. UPDATE: In a phone conversation Thursday, the representative said Source was “not actively marketing” a sale of Alliance and that the deal came about “very quickly.”Alliance Entertainment was founded in 1990 in Coral Springs, Florida and currently has distribution centers there and in Louisville, Kentucky. The company merged with Source Interlink in 2005. Source Interlink Companies has officially sold Alliance Entertainment to M&A firm Platinum Equity and the Gores Group, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Alliance is a wholesale distributor of CDs, DVDs and games to more than 14,500 locations in the U.S., including retailers like Barnes & Noble, Borders and Amazon.com. It also provides fulfillment services, among others.According to Steve Yager, a senior managing director at the Gores Group, Alliance Entertainment is a “fundamentally solid business” but also faces “substantial challenges in a rapidly changing distribution market.” Alliance will be managed by Project Panther Holding Corp., a joint venture between Platinum Equity and the Gores Group.“This transaction will allow Source Interlink to focus on the continued growth and investment in our core competencies of wholesale magazine distribution and the further integration of our enthusiast media properties across multiple platforms,” Source CEO Michael Sullivan says in a statement.last_img read more

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People Wins Four min Sales Executive of the Year Awards

first_imgPeople is the most profitable U.S. magazine and had an excellent, +5.6% ad-page advertising 2010, so it was appropriate that the magazine did very well at min’s seventh “Sales Executive of the Year” awards breakfast Thursday morning (June 2) at New York’s Grand Hyatt. Karen Kovacs, who was promoted to People publisher in December 2010, was selected “Sales Team Leader of the Year” for a single brand. Same honor went to Karin Tracy, publisher of spinoff People StyleWatch, who produced a +49.7% ad-page 2010, while Daniel Riley, group ad director for the People-flagshipped Time Inc. Style & Entertainment Group won for “Sales Team Leader”/multiple brands. Plus, People/Entertainment Weekly executive beauty director Evan Chodos was the “Salesperson of the Year”/multiple titles recipient.Also in the Time Inc. “family” was InStyle associate publisher Timothy O’Connor’s win for “Salesperson of the Year”/single title-500,000 circulation and above.For the remaining winners and the 10 executives inducted into the min Sales Executive Hall of Fame, click here.last_img read more

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Have You Noticed Theres Been a Flurry of Magazine MA

first_imgMore than a few magazine and media executives spent the holidays putting the finishing touches on deal closures. We’re only 3 weeks into January and there’s been a flurry of M&A action—from decently big deals to small. Here’s a recap:Today of course Meredith announced it’s buying Allrecipes.com from Reader’s Digest Association, advancing a deep dive strategy into the food vertical as fast as RDA is pulling away from it, having also bought Everyday With Rachael Ray from them. The deal closely followed Meredith’s acquisition of FamilyFun from Disney Publishing earlier in the month. Harry Stagnito has sold Stagnito Media to private equity firm Topspin LBO, which also owns his son’s Vermont-based Moose River Media. The deal, says Stagnito, will allow the company to build out its marketing services and data and information products. Edwin V. Avent’s Heart & Soul magazine has been sold to a group of investors called Brown Curry Detry Taylor & Associates. BCDT’s principals all have direct ties to the magazine, having worked for it in one capacity or another.Hanley Wood is now owned by Oaktree Capital Management, Strategic Value Partners and Tennenbaum Capital Partners after going through a major recapitalization, cutting its debt from $410 million to $80 million.In a retreat from the U.S. market, Future plc sold its U.S. group’s Music Division, including 3 magazines, to NewBay Media for $3 million. Revenues for the group in Future’s fiscal 2011 were about $13 million. Grand View Media has taken over management of Shooting Sports Retailer magazine. While not technically a sale, Grand View may have an option to buy after a certain period of time and certain performance goals are met.F+W Media is expanding its food vertical coverage, too. It bought World Tea Media, which produces the World Tea Expo as well as associated editorial products.  Vibe Holdings has been merged with BlackBook Media and Access Network, forming Vibe Media. The combined entity will be owned by the Yucaipa Johnson Fund, backed by Ron Burkle and Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and InterMedia Partners.Bangor Metro, a regional magazine serving the Bangor, Maine region, has been sold to Cashman Asset Management.last_img read more

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Allrecipes Cooks up a Newly Designed Site

first_imgMeredith revealed Allrecipes’ newly launched digital platform Tuesday. The new site has a social network-oriented focus, boosting the sharing capabilities that the 40 million monthly visitors have increasingly been using.    New features, such as “I Made It,” allow cooks to share their culinary creations with their followers. Stan Pavlovsky, Allrecipes’ president, says this transformation is different than what many social networks currently offer. “[They] spark inspiration, but lack actionable information and create fragmented conversations.” Feedback so far has been positive, according to Pavlovsky, with cooks consuming more pages per visit and increased site and community engagement with the shopping features and local offers. The announcement is “just the beginning of a rich roadmap of features we will be introducing in the months ahead,” Pavlovsky adds. Thanks to the new single site and code base that extends across devices, this will allow the Allrecipes teams to “innovate more rapidly so we can release new consumer and advertising experiences at an accelerated pace,” he says. The new site’s design and technology were created in-house, leveraging all of the brand’s resources over a nearly two-year timeframe. Pavlovsky says that they also looked to the “behaviors, suggestions and feedback from our community of 40 million home cooks,” to help inspire this latest iteration. center_img Over the past 18 months, the brand employed various feedback channels to gather information on the new experience including usability testing, user satisfaction tracking, video diaries, surveys and Web analytics data.  Swanson is one of the first brands to partner with Allrecipes on the new design, largely because “Swanson cooks are turning to digital media sources for culinary inspiration and information more than ever,” Mark Materacky, Soup & Broth Marketing Director, Campbell Soup Company, says in the release. The roll-out strategy included an initial reveal, with beta site access given to a subset of the Allrecipes community over the past year, which “allowed us to gather very rich data reflecting their response to new design elements and features,” says Pavlovsky. last_img read more

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People on the Move

first_img High Times has announced that it’s appointing David Kohl, a digital media veteran who helped launch the digital music video service Vevo, as its new chief executive. Kohl served most recently as a strategic adviser to Microsoft and NBCUniversal and was previously an executive at Nokia, Viacom and Vivendi’s Universal Music Group. Time Out Group has announced the appointment of Julio Bruno as executive chairman of Time Out Group and Noel Penzer’s promotion to CEO of the Group. Their appointments come as Time Out looks to capitalize on its momentum as the company has grown and expanded to 107 cities across 38 countries with an audience of nearly 40 million per month across multiple platforms. Quentin Walz has joined Fast Company as chief revenue officer and chief development officer. He replaces Christine Osekoski. Andy Hart has been appointed senior vice president, chief revenue officer of Hearst Magazines International, a newly created role. From 2002 to 2008, Hart was CEO of the digital division of DMGT (Daily Mail and General Trust plc). Previously, he was CEO of Diageo Plc’s Translucis. Stephen Pope has been named editor-in-chief of Flying. Over the past five years, he’s instilled his writing skills in Flying as senior editor. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move:center_img Penzer joined Time Out as managing director Europe in April 2015 from AOL where he oversaw all AOL properties in Europe, including Huffington Post and TechCrunch. He was later promoted to the position of president of the Time Out Group. XO Group Inc., a consumer internet and media company devoted to “weddings, pregnancy and everything in between,” has announced that Brent Tworetzky is joining the company as executive vice president, product. Tworetzky’s product and business leadership includes Udacity, Chegg and WebMD, among others. Bruno was global vice president of sales at TripAdvisor leading the global expansion of Business Listings; and previously held senior executive roles at Travelport, Regus and Diageo. Stephanie Miller has been named account executive and social media manager at MP&A Digital & Advertising. She had been communications coordinator at Walt Disney World Resort.last_img read more

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What Do Event Attendees Want Most Free WiFi Charging Stations

first_img When it comes to digital tools used to help attendees plan out their itineraries and remain on schedule, personal calendar tools—such as those found on smartphones or tablets—rank most popular, used by 40 percent of attendees. Exhibition organizer websites come next, with 35 percent, followed by mobile apps provided by the exhibition organizer (25 percent) and electronic directories or kiosks with a searchable touch screen at 24 percent. Surveying a total of 420 U.S.-based professionals who attend at least one B2B exhibition each year, CEIR looked to gain some insights into which digital offerings exhibition attendees ranked most important to their experience, and whether the results aligned with those from a similar survey of 194 exhibition organizers and 186 exhibitor representatives.  Eighty-seven percent of organizers offer a mobile app for their exhibitions, with another seven percent saying they plan to do so in the future. Those apps are eventually downloaded by about two-in-five attendees (44 percent), but that figure ticks up to 58 percent when isolating just the “final purchasing decision-makers,” according to CEIR.  Under one-third of attendees (31 percent) believe that social media walls are critical to the experience, and hopefully all of them attend exhibitions put on by the 34 percent of organizers who agree. As expected, millennials are the most comfortable with the use of technology to track their exhibition floor activity; just 15 percent expressed some level of discomfort with the idea. Contrast that with baby boomers, of whom only 39 percent felt comfortable being tracked. Free WiFi tops the list, with 81 percent of attendees surveyed reporting that it matters to them, followed by power-up stations to recharge mobile devices (71 percent) and the ability to download speaker presentations (64 percent). Those same three top the list of those offerings exhibition organizers believe are essential to their attendees, reflecting a good correlation between event producers and the professionals they aim to attract. So where do mobile apps fit into all of this? Sixty-percent of attendees value the ability to request product info via a scanning badge or providing an email address, but only 44 percent of exhibition organizers think attendees feel that way. Likewise, 55 percent of attendees say it’s important to them that new product showcases or demo areas contain interactive screens or tablets with product information, a sentiment shared by only 34 percent of exhibition organizers. Nearly a quarter of visitors (23 percent) rely on text messages to peers to help plan out which sessions they plan to attend. Despite 78 percent of exhibition organizers saying they use social media channels to help attendees stay on schedule, only 12 percent of attendees say they relied on them to do so. Moreover, only 11 percent of attendees rely on text messages from organizers to help keep their schedules straight, even though 54 percent of exhibition organizers offer them.center_img As you move down the list, however, a disconnect begins to materialize. Interestingly, a full 34 percent of attendees report that they’d like access to a room with multiple screens in which they could watch more than one session from a single location, but only 14 percent of organizers believe attendees consider such an offering to be important. Among those who make the conscious decision not to download an exhibition’s official app, 43 percent simply dislike downloading an app for one-time use. Just over a quarter (27 percent) prefer a printed program, while another 14 percent claim they don’t trust downloading apps from unknown sources. Dissecting the apps’ features themselves, the three most important functions identified by attendees are the ability to register for sessions or special events, interactive map features, and the ability to search for exhibitors or products in a directory. Exhibition organizers should take this to heart, as only 46 percent say they offer the ability to register for sessions on the mobile apps they make available to attendees. With that being said, it’s unclear if that figure stems from the fact that some exhibitions may not require individual session registrations. Twenty-three percent of attendees choose not to download an event’s official app, indicating that the remaining third of attendees either aren’t aware of the app, don’t know how to download it, or simply do not have a mobile device capable of doing so. Four out of five exhibition attendees say free WiFi is an important aspect of their experience, more than any other on-premise digital service, according to a new survey by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR). One final component of the survey aimed to gauge attendees’ comfort level with having their activities on the show floor tracked by the use of technology such as radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. In general, 50 percent of survey respondents say they were comfortable with such activity; 31 percent are neutral and 21 percent report feeling either uncomfortable or very uncomfortable about it. Download the full survey here.last_img read more

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Making The Perfect Playlist With GRAMMY U Members

first_imgFrom setting the mood to choosing the right artists, we ask college students around the country how they create their perfect playlistJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Nov 1, 2018 – 9:19 am Making the perfect playlist is an art. The mood has to be right, the songs have to flow and the name has to encapsulate it all. After all, a playlist is the soundtrack before a test, during a gym session or a on cross-country trip. Song to song, it needs to keep you in the moment.But what makes a perfect playlist? How to pick from so many artists to capture one kind of feeling? It’s clear music streaming companies have also put some thought into how to make the perfect playlist. As Spotify puts it, “Playlists are no longer just simple collections of songs. They’ve grown to become cultural epicenters, complete with their own communities.”As a group who engages with music the most, we asked some GRAMMY U members from different colleges across the country to figure out what constitutes a good playlist and how they put it all together.”Playlists are able to tell the world what collection of music defines your reality,” Chicago GRAMMY U Representative, Becca Zagorski, shares. “This becomes an artistic expression because it promotes expression through self-reflection for the creator and intrigue and discovery from the listener.”For Becca, it’s all about capturing a mood. Her “Fallish” playlist mood is a mix of pop hits and more obscure tracks that fit her theme. From Travis Scott’s “SICKO MODE” to Parquet Courts’ “Tenderness,” her playlist captures her own personal musical touch for songs with mass appeal at the time that she can eventually look back nostalgically.  “I create a playlist for each season that has songs that fit the mood of the time period combined with current popular songs,” she said. “That way when I go back and listen to those playlists, I can reminisce on the music that encapsulated that period of time in my life.”Florida GRAMMY U Rep Melanie McGrath uses artists from the past and present in her playlist, {h o w t o b e a woman}, to make a soundtrack that inspires her to be better in the present and future. Songs on her playlist include Maggie Rogers’ “Alaska,” Lorde’s “Greenlight” and girl band The Aces’ “Stuck.””It’s a playlist full of indie women artists who inspire me to be the best version of myself!” says Melanie. “Anytime I find an indie pop/folk/electronic song that makes me feel empowered as a young woman and a young songwriter, I add it.”To create her perfect playlist, GRAMMY U Rep Tristin from New Orleans, La., whose playlist includes everything from Kurt Vile’s “Pretty Pimpin” to Fleetwood Mac’s classic “Rhiannon,” envisions herself in the mood she wants to capture.”Once I got into that frame of mind, I was able to create what I feel like matched the mood and the setting of that scene, which for me is filled with folk, indie and alternative music,” Tristin says. “In order to make it more of an artistic expression, you have to really know what type of feeling you want the playlist to convey.”Whatever your goal, combining nostalgic songs with current viral favorites or bringing together specific artists before and during your time, or by focusing your thoughts on the feeling you want to create, your perfect playlist can be something that is truly only yours.Which Women Musicians Do You Think Are The Most Influential Of This Century?Read more How To Make The Perfect Playlist making-perfect-playlist-grammy-u-members News Making The Perfect Playlist With GRAMMY U Members Facebook Email Twitter last_img read more

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Inside Imogen Heaps Interactive Creative Passport Project Mycelia World Tour

first_img“For years now we’ve been complaining about the state of the music industry and how it has been held back by old ways of thinking, negatively impacting music makers–a major pain point being that we are the first to put in any of the work, and the last to see any financial reward or even payment,” explains Heap. “Through Mycelia and its ‘Creative Passport,’ as music makers we now have no excuse but to put our best foot forward and become open for business, decentralising the ecosystem so that it will ultimately benefit everyone. I am excited to be going on the road to bring this to life, in addition to showcasing other new technologies which will add to transforming the music industry into a fair, flourishing and vibrant place”.Heap released her debut album, iMegaphone, back in 1998 and has spent the past two decades surprising her fans with her classically trained yet wildly innovative interpolations of pop music. While her work has always pushed the boundaries between music and visual media, her sounds reached her widest audience yet as a producer on Taylor Swift’s GRAMMY-winning album 1989, which earned Heap her second career GRAMMY Award.Tickets for Heap’s North American dates of her Mycelia World Tour go on-sale to the general public on Friday, Dec. 14 at 10:00 a.m. For full details, visit her website.Imogen Heap’s Life Of A Song Project Shows Who Gets PaidRead more Facebook https://twitter.com/imogenheap/status/1072130478608658433 Email Imogen Heap Launches Innovative New Project & Tour inside-imogen-heaps-interactive-creative-passport-project-mycelia-world-tour News The GRAMMY-winning artist and tech innovator brings together live concerts, interactive workshops and tech talks to nine cities across North AmericaNate HertweckGRAMMYs Dec 10, 2018 – 5:16 pm Fans of multi-instrumentalist songwriter/producer and multi-media artist Imogen Heap have learned to expect the unexpected from their hero. Never one to disappoint creatively, Heap’s latest endeavor is also one of her most ambitious.The GRAMMY winner has announced a nine-city North American leg of her Mycelia World Tour, complete with the launch of a new project, ‘Creative Passport,’ which integrates concerts, workshops and discussions to push the typical limits of what a live tour can mean.The continuation of her Mycelia World Tour follows successful stints across Europe during 2018 and will make stops in major U.S. cities between April and June 2019, including Miami, New York, Chicago, Toronto, Seattle and San Francisco. The tour is named after Heap’s research and development hub aimed at cultivating a fairer payment system for artists by establishing a music maker database.Billed in a statement from Heap as “promoting a fair and flourishing future for the Music Industry,” her ‘Creative Passport’ project is geared toward, “realising a vision of the future which sees music makers connected through a verified and decentralised ecosystem, promoting artist-led, fair and sustainable operating practices.”The slate of events for each tour stop includes some or all of several elements, including solo concerts from Heap as well as reunited duo appearances with Guy Sigsworth as electronic duo Frou Frou for the first time since 2003.’Creative Passport’ also offers workshops with local music makers, technologists and industry influencers, workshops for families where children will get to build and code their own MIni.MU gloves (Heap’s proprietary electronic instrument of the future) and talks given by Heap on “technologies which are positively shaping the future of the music ecosystem, building better business and audience relations with music makers.” Twitter Inside Imogen Heap’s Interactive ‘Creative Passport’ Project & Mycelia World Tour last_img read more

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