Live Nation Activates Concert Venues as Polling Places

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The Press Release:
Live Nation today announced several initiatives to encourage civic engagement and support access to voting in the 2020 elections. These initiatives include using Live Nation-owned concert venues as polling places, providing employees with paid time off to vote, incentivizing employees to serve as poll workers, and partnering with organizations on voter access and educational efforts.

“Core to what we do at Live Nation is helping amplify voices on stage around the world, and supporting voting is another important way we want to continue making voices heard,” said Michael Rapino, President and CEO of Live Nation. “We’re honored to work with such incredible partners and will do everything in our power to support and empower voter engagement among our employees and the public.”
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This Just In: EXXXOTICA NJ Postponed Due To COVID-19

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The Press Release:
This year has been unlike any other in any of our lives. EXXXOTICA is supposed to be a celebration and we were looking forward to closing our show year off with our lauded New Jersey event as we have for the past 12. But, 2020 has not been cooperating with anyone, and while we pushed off the inevitable decision with never-ending optimism, it is through tears of sincere disappointment that we must announce the postponement of EXXXOTICA New Jersey slated for October 23-25 at the New Jersey Expo Center in Edison. At this time, with current restrictions in the state that the Governor has in place, as well as the safety of everyone involved with EXXXOTICA, it is impossible to produce this year’s show in New Jersey.

Some have asked us if we would consider doing a virtual EXXXOTICA, and while we appreciate everyone’s eagerness as it pertains to our event, the idea of a virtual adult consumer show is, to be completely honest, stupid. EXXXOTICA is a living, breathing thing, and only works when we’re all together. You just cannot replicate the live experience, and we would never try. It’s like turning a wild mustang into My Little Pony. A Prius into a Formula One race car. Trump and Biden into BFFs. It just ain’t gonna happen. And like our elders always say, “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.”
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Now On Demand: “Mulan” on Disney+ Premium (9/4/2020)

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Thanks to this brand-new Disney film “Mulan”, our Pop Culture narratives have received quite the uptick since there have been numerous trailers and look at this scene from the film clips along with a healthy batch of promotional posters. Since I don’t want you to go into this one unaware, you can peruse all of the other “Mulan” posts on The Chronicles by clicking HERE. Today, the film premieres on the Disney+ streaming service but on their Premium Access side of the fence. It will run you about $30 for the film. This is new for them and seems to be the best response to the pandemic changes. Lets’s overview the Official Poster, premise and casting before some closing editorial from me.

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The Plot: When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders attacking China, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. She is spirited, determined and quick on her feet. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into not only an honored warrior, but one of China’s greatest warriors ever and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.
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This Just In: NY NOW Is Going Digital This Fall

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The Press Release:
It’s happening! The NY NOW® Digital Market launches on October 3, 2020. For five days, our exceptional breadth and depth of retailers, brands, and makers will come together to experience live events, make meaningful connections, engage in reactivations, initiate collaborations, get an early start on next year’s planning and maybe even a little bit of last-minute Q4 buying. We’ve taken the time to select a smart platform that will provide you with an exceptional journey powered by AI to ensure you’ll never miss the products and brands your customers will love to buy – and they’ll remember they found it with you!

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Presenting The Winners Of The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards

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It was only a few minutes ago that the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards completed their annual awards broadcast. This year’s show was originally supposed to take place at the Barclays Center but resultant of the still quite problematic Coronavirus, was instead held at assorted locations across the city. Many segments were filmed earlier to make the production a bit easier to tie together and it was hosted by Keke Palmer. I breezed through the broadcast after programming the DVR since its mostly music I am not listening to as I’m more a Heavy Metal and Hard Rock enthusiast. Those two genres were not represented at all. Here are the winners of this years VMA’s.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
Billie Eilish — “everything i wanted”
Eminem ft. Juice WRLD — “Godzilla”
Future ft. Drake — “Life Is Good”
Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande — “Rain On Me”
Taylor Swift — “The Man”
WINNER – The Weeknd — “Blinding Lights”

ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
DaBaby
Justin Bieber
WINNER – Lady Gaga
Megan Thee Stallion
Post Malone
The Weeknd
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