July 23, 2014
July 23, 2014
By Killian Bell. Apple announced the Eighth Annual iTunes Festival in London with a whole bunch of massive acts already confirmed. Those lucky enough to bag tickets will see the likes of Pharrell Williams, Maroon 5, Kylie Minogue, Sam Smith, and Blondie.
Other confirmed artists include Beck, David Guetta, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Calvin Harris, and Chrissie Hynde. Apple promises there will also be many more at this year’s event — over 60 in total — which will take place at The Roundhouse this September. “The iTunes Festival in London is back with another stunning line-up of world class performers and tremendous new acts,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services.
“These live shows capture the heart and soul of iTunes and we love bringing them to our customers in the Roundhouse, as well as to the millions of people watching all over the world for free.” As always, tickets to the iTunes Festival are completely free, but you’ll need to win competitions to get your hands on them. Apple will hold ballots on iTunes, while local media partners like Global Radio and the London Evening Standard will be giving them away.
As the event has become more and more popular year after year, gaining entry has been increasingly difficult. You won’t miss it if you don’t get a ticket, though, because those who can’t attend will be able to watch performances live or on-demand on an iOS device, on their computer via iTunes, or in HD on an Apple TV. To date, over 430 artists have performed in front of 430,000 fans at the iTunes Festival, and tens of millions of music lovers have watched performances online.
T.I. will be executive producing the new OXYGEN reality series titled “Sisterhood Of Hip Hop,” and now here is the official cast and promo pics for the new reality show. Get familiar with the new ladies of Hip Hop inside. After much success with his own “Family Hustle” reality show on VH1, T.I. is venturing out on a new project titled, “Sisterhood Of Hip Hop including former Crime Mob member Diamond, Timbaland’s NY artist Nyemiah Supreme, Pharrell’s artist Bia Landrau, openly gay female rapper Siya and Florida raptress Brianna Perry.
The show will follow the ladies as they maneuver in a male-dominated industry proving they can hold their own against the best of the best. And we will also get a sneak peek into the ladies’ personal lives as they try to find a balance between their career and their private life.
A newly breaking artist from Miami who sacrificed everything to follow her dreams and better learn her craft from Fam-Lay and Pharrell. Bia is the new girl on the scene. Ever since she was in a life-threatening motorcycle accident, Bia has taken life and opportunity by the bullhorns and refused to let go. She’s dropped everything for her music and is confident it will pay off.
Being on Pharrell’s team has allowed her to be in the right place at the right time landing placements with T.I., Jennifer Hudson, and Usher. Although she has gained the respect of Pharrell’s co-sign, Bia knows that all eyes are on her and she’s got to deliver. Rarely do you get more than one shot – especially as a female emcee in this industry.