MADONNA TO PERFORM "FUTURE" LIVE FOR THE FIRST TIME AT EUROVISION FINALE IN TEL AVIV ON MAY 18

MADAME X TOUR INTIMATE CONCERT EXPERIENCE BEGINS SEPTEMBER 12


7 May 2019 – Today, Madonna released “Future” featuring Quavo and co-produced with Diplo. The electronic-tinged Jamaican dancehall vibes of “Future” is the fourth track of five songs to be previewed before her highly-anticipated new studio album Madame X debuts globally on June 14. Following the release of the critically-acclaimed “Medellín”, the empowering “I Rise” and the infectious pop gem “Crave”, the next song to be shared with fans is the sonically innovative “Dark Ballet” on June 7. 

Madonna says of “Future” featuring Quavo, “It’s a song about the world that we live in today and the future of our civilization.” Listen to “Future” HERE.

Madonna is set to headline the stage at Eurovision in Tel Aviv on Saturday and will perform “Future” with Quavo live for the first time, as well as “Like A Prayer” which celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year. Madonna will embark on her highly-anticipated Madame X Tour, a series of rare and intimate performances taking place exclusively in theatres in select cities, starting September 12 in New York. Tickets and further information is available at madonna.livenation.com. Here is a link to a video from Madonna about the Tour: https://madonna.lnk.to/TourVid.

Influenced creatively by living in Lisbon, Portugal over the past several years, Madame X is a collection of 15 new songs that celebrate Madonna’s career-long affair with Latin music and culture as well as other global influences. Singing in Portuguese, Spanish and English, Madonna collaborated on Madame X with longtime producer Mirwais, as well as with producers Mike Dean and Diplo, among others.

Rolling Stone says, “‘Crave’ is a sultry pop number about hungering for another person,” and MTV declares about “Crave” that, “It's nearly impossible to listen to this without a smile sneaking to the corners of your face.” Of “I Rise”, NME says the song, “is politics and positivity combined,” while Billboard calls it, “Powerful.” NPR says, “‘Medellín’ is a carefully dosed combination of…coolly narcotic dance-pop…and energetic reggaetón,” while Entertainment Weekly declares the song is, “A breezy, summer-ready anthem…” The Guardian says, “‘Medellín’ is a potent reminder of Madonna’s deft history of meshing genres.”

Madame X from Live Nation/Interscope Records/Maverick/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, will come in a standard and deluxe version of the album and is now available for pre-order HERE. Album pre-orders include a download of “Medellín”, “I Rise”, “Crave” and “Future” and are available across Apple, Spotify (pre-save), Amazon and all DSPs. Exclusive album pre-order bundles with limited edition merchandise are now available direct from Madonna.com.
THE SONG WILL BE FEATURED IN THE UPCOMING “SUBLIME” DOCUMENTARY


17 MAY 2019 - Today, Lana Del Rey released a cover of Sublime’s “Doin’ Time”.  The song was produced by Andrew Watt and Happy Perez and will be featured in the upcoming documentary “Sublime” that outlines the history of the iconic California band.

Listen to “Doin’ Time” HERE

“Not a day goes by that I don’t listen to at least one Sublime song. They epitomized the SoCal vibe and made a genre and sound totally their own.” - Lana Del Rey

“We are so excited to be collaborating with Lana on this. The smoky, sexy, and iconic sound of her voice breathes new life into one of our favorite singles.” - Bud Gaugh of Sublime

“Lana’s cover of “Doin’ Time” is magical and haunting. What an honor to have her talent compliment the Sublime legacy.” - Troy Dendekker (Bradley Nowell’s Widow)

The documentary, produced by two-time Oscar winner Bill Guttentag (Twin Towers, You Don’t Have to Die), premiered this past April during New York’s Tribeca Film Festival.  The track is available now to stream and download on all partners via  Polydor/Interscope/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.

Most recently, Lana released “Mariners Apartment Complex”, “Venice Bitch”, and “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have - but i have it” to widespread praise.

Partnership will upskill and reskill 15,000 workers over the next three years and create industry-recognized credentials for AI skills

REDMOND, Wash. — May 17, 2019 — Microsoft Corp. and global education provider General Assembly (GA) on Friday announced a partnership to close skills gaps in the rapidly growing fields of artificial intelligence (AI), cloud and data engineering, machine learning, data science, and more. This initiative will create standards and credentials for AI skills, upskill and reskill 15,000 workers by 2022, and create a pool of AI talent for the global workforce.
Technologies like AI are creating demand for new worker skills and competencies: According to the World Economic Forum, up to 133 million new roles could be created by 2022 as a result of the new division of labor between humans, machines and algorithms. To address this challenge, Microsoft and GA will power 2,000 job transitions for workers into AI and machine learning roles in year one and will train an additional 13,000 workers with AI-related skills across sectors in the next three years.
“Artificial intelligence is driving the greatest disruption to our global economy since industrialization, and Microsoft is an amazing partner as we develop solutions to empower companies and workers to meet that disruption head on,” said Jake Schwartz, CEO and co-founder of GA. “At its core, GA has always been laser-focused on connecting what companies need to the skills that workers obtain, and we are excited to team up with Microsoft to tackle the AI skills gap.”
The joint program will focus on three core areas: setting the standards for artificial intelligence skills, developing scalable AI training solutions for companies, and creating a sustainable talent pool of workers with AI skills.
  • To create clear and consistent standards for AI skills, Microsoft will be the founding member of GA’s AI Standards Board, and will be joined by other industry-leading companies at the forefront of AI disruption. Over the next six months, the Standards Board will define skills standards, develop assessments, design a career framework, and build an industry-recognized credential for AI skills. Learn more about GA’s Standards Boards here.
  • As businesses adopt AI and machine learning cross-functionally, business leaders and technologists alike must understand AI concepts and master AI tools. Today, Microsoft supports business in aerospace, manufacturing and other sectors with Azure, but many workers are not yet ready to leverage its full capabilities. The collaboration will focus on accelerating the workforce training needs of Microsoft’s customers so that more teams have the foundational skills needed to work with AI.
  • To ensure that businesses can meet ever-growing AI talent needs, GA and Microsoft will establish an AI Talent Network to source candidates for hire and project-based work. GA will leverage its existing network of 22 campuses and the broader Adecco ecosystem to create a repeatable talent pipeline for the AI Talent Network.
“As a technology company committed to driving innovation, we have a responsibility to help workers access the AI training they need to ensure they thrive in the workplace of today and tomorrow,” said Jean-Philippe Courtois, executive vice president and president of Global Sales, Marketing and Operations at Microsoft. “We are thrilled to combine our industry and technical expertise with General Assembly to help close the skills gap and ensure businesses can maximize their potential in our AI-driven economy.”
LINDA PERRY & FRIENDS: A NIGHT AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM® BENEFIT GALA ON JUNE 29 WILL SUPPORT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM'S MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (May 16, 2019) — Cheap Trick, Juliette Lewis, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Willa Amai and more will come together at Linda Perry & Friends: A Night At The GRAMMY Museum® on Saturday, June 29. Proceeds from the benefit gala honoring Perry will provide essential support for the GRAMMY Museum Foundation®, a nonprofit organization dedicated to music education and preservation initiatives. More performers and guest artists to be announced soon. The gala will begin with a reception and silent auction that will take place on all four floors of the GRAMMY Museum.
A dinner, live auction, award presentation, and tribute concert will follow at The Novo at L.A. Live. Auction items include exclusive and unparalleled selection of luxury items, VIP experiences, and a one-of-a-kind celebrity memorabilia for bidding guests including a meet-and-greet with Dolly Parton and Linda Perry at a TBD location and VIP tickets and meet-and-greet with Brandi Carlile at an upcoming 2019 tour date, and a customized whiskey barrel donated by Jack Daniel's. Produce for the evening's vegan dinner is donated by One Gun Ranch and prepared by Wolfgang Puck Catering.
“I’m honored that my dearest friends, colleagues, and collaborators who have supported me throughout my life will now come together to help me raise awareness for the GRAMMY Museum’s education initiatives.” said Linda Perry. “Music education should not be a luxury and with the help of these visionaries and this community, we hope to play a small part of sparking creativity and inspiring future songwriters, producers, and musicians.”
Perry is being recognized at the 2019 A Night At The GRAMMY Museum gala for her considerable creative accomplishments as a music producer and songwriter, and her longtime support of a number of causes through We Are Hear—the combination record label, publishing house, management company, and production entity she launched with multiplatinum producer Kerry Brown in 2017—which recently raised $1 million for Woolsey Fire recovery with their One Love Malibu Festival benefit concert. Perry is a Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee for working with artists such as Adele, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, P!nk, and Britney Spears, and was also nominated in 2018 for a GRAMMY® Award for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical, making her the first woman in 15 years to be nominated in the category.
The GRAMMY Museum Foundation is committed to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music. The Museum fulfills its mission of making music a valued and indelible part of our society through its education programs. The education goals include creating an enhanced exploratory experience for students and teachers visiting the Museum, equipping K-12 educators with strategies and resources to demonstrate the power of music in the classroom, educating youth and families in ways that encourage and enrich their own music appreciation and expression, preparing youth to pursue post-secondary education and professional careers in the music industry and related fields, increasing access to music programs in underprivileged communities, empowering youth to reach their full creative potential, and contributing to and leading the movement to increase music education in schools and communities. The Museum uses music as a gateway to learning, inspiring and cultivating creativity, and critical self-expression.
GRAMMY Camp, which recently announce that it will take place from July 23 – July 27 at the University of Southern California this year featuring guest artists The Head And The Heart and JoJo, is one of several education initiatives the GRAMMY Museum Foundation supports throughout the year. Other upcoming programs include the annual Summer Session from June 24–29 at GRAMMY Museum L.A. Live and GRAMMY Career Days. Summer Session is a six-day nonresidential program that provides novice and intermediate songwriters, who are currently enrolled in high school in Southern California, the resources necessary to build a solid foundation in songwriting. Career Day—sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Fund in a few regional cities throughout the month of May—provides insight and advice to high school students about careers in the music industry.
The gala offers a range of sponsorship packages that include a Pre-Gala Event at the GRAMMY Museum, dinner and specialty seating for guests, and more. For ticketing information, including sponsorship packages for the pre-gala reception, dinner and specialty seating, please visit: www.grammymuseum.org/support/linda-perry Balcony seating will go on sale on May 17, 2019.
ABOUT LINDA PERRY
A GRAMMY-nominated artist and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Perry is one of the most accomplished people working in music today. Her career epitomizes what it means to be successful as an uncompromising and independent musician. Beginning her musical journey as the lead singer of 4 Non Blondes, Perry has had a profound impact on pop culture through her work as a producer and songwriter. Her resounding influence on female empowerment resonates through her sincere artistry. In addition, Perry was nominated for both a Golden Globe Award and Critics Choice Award this year for her work on “Girl In The Movies,” a track she co-wrote with Dolly Parton that appears in the Netflix film Dumplin’.
ABOUT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM
Established in 2008, the GRAMMY Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form—from the technology of the recording process to the legends who've made lasting marks on our cultural identity. In 2017, the Museum integrated with its sister organization, the GRAMMY Foundation, to broaden the reach of its music education and preservation initiatives. As a unified organization, today, the GRAMMY Museum fulfills its mission of making music a valued and indelible part of our society through exhibits, education, grants, and public programming.
For more information, visit www.grammymuseum.org

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