22 May 2018 (Toronto, ON) - The wait is over! GRAMMY® Award-nominated platinum-certified Toronto rapper and producer NAV unleashes his debut full-length album, Reckless, at all digital retailers today via XO/Republic Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.

Among a stacked tracklisting, NAV preceded the release with the single, “Freshman List”. Driven by hypnotic piano, airy production, and his inimitable flow, the song quickly churned out over 14 million Spotify streams in just a month’s time. Meanwhile, the first single, “Wanted You” feat. Lil Uzi Vert, has already surpassed 110 million Spotify streams.

Elsewhere on the record, “Reckless (Intro)” showcases his impenetrable bars while “Faith” feat. Quavo has ‘summer smash’ written all over it as NAV and the Migos leader turn up. “Champion” feat. Travis Scott storms out of the gate with an arena-size hook and warbling melodies. Check out the full tracklisting below.

Known for high energy shows, NAV’s first headlining tour is well underway, playing to sold-out venues across North America. The remaining dates of the tour are listed below.

NAV has quietly arrived as one of rap’s most innovative and infectious voices. Early last year, he unveiled his self-titled mixtape, NAV, which includes the RIAA certified platinum single “Myself” and joined forces with powerhouse producer Metro Boomin for the collaborative album, Perfect Timing.

Meanwhile, 2016 saw him not only co-produce the GRAMMY Award-nominated “Back To Back” for Drake, but he also featured on and produced the platinum-selling “beibs in the trap” for Travi$ Scott’s blockbuster Birds In the Trap Sing McKnight.

A streaming phenomenon, NAV regularly averages over 7.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify making him one of the top most-listened-to artists worldwide. In addition to selling out solo shows coast to coast, he also joined The Weeknd for The Starboy Tour. Over the last year, NAV garnered production credits on tracks with Kodak Black, Gucci Mane, and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. This tastemaker favourite has also received praise from Rolling Stone, Complex, Billboard and The Fader.

NAV – Reckless:

  1. “Reckless (Intro)”
  2. “Never Change”
  3. “Hold Your Hand”
  4. “Faith” feat. Quavo
  5. “Champion” feat. Travis Scott
  6. “Glow Up”
  7. “Just Happened”
  8. “Wanted You” feat. Lil Uzi Vert
  9. “With Me”
  10. “EAT” feat. Gunna
  11. “Freshman List”
  12. “What I Need / Daheala Outro”

Canadian Dates:

05/21              Toronto, ON @ REBEL
07/06              Vancouver, BC @ Fvded in the Park
08/03              Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival


18 May 2018 (Toronto, ON) - The original soundtrack to 13 Reasons Why (Season 2) is available today, the day the popular drama premieres on Netflix, via Interscope Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Listen to the official soundtrack HERE. The 13 Reasons Why (Season 2) original soundtrack can also be purchased in a variety of physical formats HERE (vinyl, CD, and cassette).  A portion of the proceeds from each album sale via the soundtrack store page will go towards the Crisis Text Line which provides free 24/7 confidential crisis intervention via text message, and The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people.

The 13 Reasons Why (Season 2) soundtrack features brand-new music from Selena Gomez (“Back To You”), OneRepublic featuring Logic (“Start Again”), Billie Eilish featuring Khalid (“lovely”), YUNGBLUD featuring Charlotte Lawrence (“Falling Skies”), and Lord Huron featuring Phoebe Bridgers (a new version of “The Night We Met”). Like its predecessor, the soundtrack also features a mix of ‘80s New Wave favourites including classics from New Order, Echo & The Bunnymen, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Tears For Fears, and Siouxsie and the Banshees.  

The second season of 13 Reasons Why picks up in the aftermath of Hannah Baker's death and the start of the characters' complicated journeys toward healing and recovery. Liberty High prepares to go on trial, but someone will stop at nothing to keep the truth surrounding Hannah's death concealed. A series of ominous polaroids lead Clay Jensen and his classmates to the discovery that Hannah wasn’t the only one to suffer at the hands of Liberty’s elite. This season the truth will come out — in and out of the courtroom.

After 13 Reasons Why launched last year, it ruled THR’s Top TV Songs chart with a record-setting seven songs — the most ever for a single television series. The original version of Lord Huron’s “The Night We Met” topped the TV Songs chart for two consecutive months and has 219 million Spotify streams to date.

13 Reasons Why (Season 2) Original Soundtrack:

  1. Back To You (Selena Gomez)
  2. lovely (Billie Eilish featuring Khalid)
  3. Start Again (OneRepublic featuring Logic)
  4. Falling Skies (YUNGBLUD featuring Charlotte Lawrence)
  5. The Night We Met (Lord Huron featuring Phoebe Bridgers)
  6. Tangled Up (Parade of Lights)
  7. Time (Colouring)
  8. My Kind of Love (Leon Else)
  9. Your Love (HAERTS) 
  10. Love Vigilantes (New Order)
  11. The Killing Moon (Echo & The Bunnymen)
  12. Promise Not To Fall (Human Touch)
  13. Sanctify (Years & Years)
  14. Tin Pan Boy (YUNGBLUD)
  15. Souvenir (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark) 
  16. Watch Me Bleed (Tears for Fears)
  17. Cities in Dust (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
  18. Of Lacking Spectacle (Gus Dapperton)
  19. Falling (In Dreams) (Telekinesis)
  20. Strength (The Alarm)

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 17, 2018 -- Leading entertainment industry executive and entrepreneur Nathan Kahane has been named President of the Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) Motion Picture Group and former Good Universe and Disney executive Erin Westerman has been named EVP of Production, it was announced today by Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Chairman Joe Drake.  The moves are part of a realignment of the Company's motion picture business under its new leadership team.
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Kahane, a cofounder and CEO of Good Universe, acquired by Lionsgate last October, and former President of Mandate Pictures, has served as an executive producer on over 30 films.  He is widely regarded as one of the most filmmaker-friendly executives in the industry with longtime talent relationships with comedy superstars Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg of Point Grey Pictures (Flarsky, Neighbors, Sausage Party), Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert of Ghost House Pictures, a leader in the horror/thriller genre with whom he has partnered on eight #1 box office hits, and horror maven Fede Alvarez (Don't Breathe, Evil Dead).
During his 20-year career, Kahane has shepherded a diverse array of critically-acclaimed box office hits including the Academy Award®-winning blockbuster Juno, the Harold & Kumar comedy franchise, the comedy hits 50/50 and This Is The End, Neighbors, and horror breakouts like Don't Breathe, The Grudge, and Evil Dead.
Westerman, an experienced Good Universe and Walt Disney Company production executive, was responsible for Good Universe's critically-acclaimed and Golden Globe®-winning film The Disaster Artist, the horror thriller Don't Breathe, and the Disney hits Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Branagh, and Rob Marshall's Into The Woods.
"I have worked alongside Nathan as an executive, entrepreneur and producer for 15 years, during which he has demonstrated a combination of great leadership skills, a game-changing approach to filmmaking, and talent relationships that are second to none," said Drake.  "He has exactly the right skill set to sharpen the focus of our film slate, deepen our relationships with world-class talent, and lead our Motion Picture Group to the next level of performance."
"I'm thrilled by the opportunity to join a great leadership team at one of the most innovative and exciting studios in the business," said Kahane.  "I look forward to assembling a commercially exciting, diverse slate of films that establishes Lionsgate as a premier destination for the top creative talent in the world.  I'm also pleased to see Erin Westerman expand her managerial role, as she has already proven her superb creative instincts, talent relationships, and keen eye for top properties on which we will be focused."
Lionsgate's upcoming slate includes the comedy Uncle Drew, the eagerly-anticipated Sundance sensation Blindspotting, the action comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me, the stylish thriller A Simple Favor, the Seth Rogen/Charlize Theron comedy Flarsky, and the star-driven event films The Kingkiller Chronicle, John Wick: Chapter Three and Chaos Walking.
About LionsgateThe first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content platform whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world.  In addition to its filmed entertainment leadership, Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive and location-based entertainment, gaming, virtual reality and other new entertainment technologies.  Lionsgate's content initiatives are backed by a 16,000-title film and television library and delivered through a global licensing infrastructure.  The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring and ground-breaking content created with special emphasis on the evolving patterns and diverse composition of the Company's worldwide consumer base. 
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New report outlines how businesses moving from on-premises datacenters to the Microsoft Cloud can achieve sustainable innovation

REDMOND, Wash. — May 17, 2018 — A new report issued Thursday by Microsoft Corp. in partnership with WSP shows significant energy and carbon emissions reduction potential from the Microsoft Cloud when compared with on-premises datacenters. These gains, as much as 93 percent more energy efficient and as high as 98 percent more carbon efficient, are due to Microsoft’s extensive investments in IT efficiency from chip-to-datacenter infrastructure, as well as renewable energy.
“The world is producing more data than ever, making our infrastructure decisions about how to power this digital transformation incredibly important,” said Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer, Microsoft. “Today’s report confirms what we’ve long believed — that investing in sustainability is good for business, good for customers and good for the planet.”
Specifically, the report found that cloud investments made by Microsoft in IT operational efficiency, IT equipment efficiency, datacenter infrastructure efficiency and renewable electricity were responsible for the environmental benefits. These efficiencies translate into both energy and carbon savings for Microsoft and customers using Microsoft Cloud services.
Microsoft Cloud services achieve energy and emissions reductions in comparison with every on-premises deployment scenario assessed — Microsoft Azure Cloud Compute, Azure Storage, Exchange Online and SharePoint Online.
With more regions than any other cloud provider, Microsoft provides cloud services to customers around the world. As customers across all industries move to the cloud, sustainability and environmental responsibility are key factors in their choice of cloud provider.
“Schneider Electric chose the Microsoft Cloud to power our numerous cloud-based offerings, and it has helped us achieve our goal of becoming a global leader in sustainable energy management,” said Michael MacKenzie, vice president, EcoStruxure Technology Platform – IoT & Digital Offers, Schneider Electric. “The fact that Microsoft shares our sustainability values and focus on decreasing environmental impact makes the company a natural partner for us.”
“When organizations choose low-carbon cloud computing, they are taking an important step forward on sustainability,” said Lance Pierce, president of CDP North America. “Sustainable digital transformation, powered by a cleaner cloud, enables the creation of a sustainable and thriving economy that works for people and planet in the long term.”
Learn more about the Microsoft’s investments and approach to sustainability in the cloud at https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/?p=58951. The report can be found in full at “The Carbon Benefits of Cloud Computing: A Study on the Microsoft Cloud.”
Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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