THE JUICE WEEKLY PRESENTS: More Weekly Video Content with Top Online Video Network Brightcove

THE JUICE WEEKLY PRESENTS: More Weekly Video Content with Top Online Video Network Brightcove

San Antonio, TX – April 16, 2007 — Movies have it…Sports has it…Music has it…Even sitcoms have it…but where do you go to get your urban entertainment? URBAN ENTERTAINMENT IS NOW ON DEMAND.

The Juice Weekly, the largest urban publication in Texas, re-launched its website, www.thejuiceonline.com, filled with exclusive interviews and sizzling new shows. The Juice Online is your urban entertainment source in Texas.

The Juice Online continues to provide readers with the latest fashion, movie, video game and music reviews. In addition, The Juice Online debuts three new shows–All Day with Monaye, Top Story, and Urban Exclusive.

All Day with Monaye, which focuses on the urban lifestyle and music videos, breathes new life into The Juice Online’s lineup. “My show is a mixture of not just rap, but R&B and hip hop videos,” said Monaye. “It brings some of the videos that you may not see on BET or MTV,” such as the WORLD PREMIER of San Antonio’s very own Tony P and his new single “Balance Toi”.

Alongside newcomer Monaye, the funniest man in South Texas Comedian Walter Campbell and LaRhon “L-Boogie” Fields also get their feet wet by joining The Juice Weekly staff as hosts for Top Story (the up-to-date urban news section) and Urban Exclusive (an urban tech and industry profile section), respectively.

The new website has a more interactive, user friendly feel. It also now boasts an interactive marketing partnership with video networking giant, Brightcove (www.brightcove.com). This fusion has made The Juice Weekly and Brightcove an uncanny tandem when speaking about Urban Entertainment. The partnership has allowed The Juice Weekly to become syndicated from COAST TO COAST as well as tapping into the INTERNATIONAL entertainment syndicated arena.

Already a syndicate in Australia , Canada and the United Kingdom , The Juice Weekly is poised to influence the face of urban news and lifestyle issues across the globe. Our consistency has allowed us venues in other countries that are not available in their marketplace. As one of Brightcove’s top urban producers, we have an obligation to produce high quality content that keeps us relevant to our viewers.

“I realized that our readership was online visiting youtube, myspace and watching BET, so I felt that focusing more efforts on the web would prove more profitable. We wanted to have a more pronounced video content presence,” said Carl Booker, owner/publisher of The Juice Weekly. “Along with our weekly email broadcast, Friday Broadcast on BET and inclusion on Brightcove’s video network, we can reach millions on Demand. Video content is just the beginning for the website, mobile entertainment and merchandising is planned for late fall 2007.”

In 2003, The Juice Weekly (www.thejuiceonline.com) took the urban scene by surprise by providing weekly urban content on the web and in print. Since then, The Juice Weekly has consistently had a strong presence in the urban community and it continues to bring the latest in local, regional and national entertainment. With its categories ranging from a nightlife presence to a gospel section that would have Moses turning in his grave, The Juice Weekly lacks no power to its punch. It’s hard hitting, innovative and trend setting with its ingenious array of entertainment content.

The Juice Weekly is produced and syndicated by Avista Products (www.avistaproducts.com), the south Texas leader in urban marketing, promotions and design.

For additional information contact:

Denise Montaño
Editor-in-Chief, The Juice Weekly
210-226-1939
denise@thejuiceonline.com www.thejuiceonline.com

Paul Wall Gets Slowed and Throwed

Paul Wall Gets Slowed and Throwed

New “Chopped & Screwed” Album in Stores April 17

NEW YORK, NY — (MARKET WIRE) — April 16, 2007 — Houston’s hip-hop heavyweight Paul Wall will release a “Chopped & Screwed” remix version of his sophomore album, “GET MONEY – STAY TRUE,” that will hit stores April 17 on SwishaHouse/Asylum/Atlantic. The original release recently debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart and #8 on the Billboard 200. Screwed and chopped by legendary DJ and SwishaHouse founder/owner Michael 5000 Watts, the syrupy version features Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri, Lil KeKe, Freeway, Juelz Santana, Trina, Jon B, Expensive Taste, Yung Redd, E Class and Crys Wall all slowed down to a molasses-like pace.

“This is another classic remix Texas album,” stated Paul. “Michael Watts did his thing on this album with incredible blends, cuts and scratches, and fans should look out for some surprises on the album as well.”

Paul Wall will be making several chopped & screwed ringtones available exclusively to Virgin Mobile USA customers through May 11 including the single from the current #1 Rap Album in the country, “I’m Throwed,” featuring Jermaine Dupri. Additionally, www.Down-South.com will host an exclusive listening party of the “Chopped & Screwed” version of “GET MONEY – STAY TRUE” by Paul Wall today, Monday, April 16.

Beginning May 11, Paul Wall will join Fall Out Boy visiting 44 cities on the Honda Civic Tour. The tour will also feature the bands +44, The Academy Is… and Cobra Starship.

Wall recently teamed with Zenetti to bring a new level of shine to the auto aftermarket with a signature line of grills and wheels encrusted with cubic zirconium stones. The grills and rims wheels will be available for coupes, SUVs, Chrysler 300, Dodge Magnums, Chargers and Cadillac Escalades. The wheels will range from 19 to 26 inches; both will be available in the first quarter of 2007.

Wall was recently nominated for a Grammy® Award for Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “Grillz,” with Nelly, Ali and Gipp and joined filmmaker Raquel Cepeda on a trip to Freetown, Sierra Leone this past summer with a contingency from the United Nations and VH1 to raise awareness of conflict diamonds. “Grills by Paul Wall” is donating 100 percent of the profits from sales of all the grills that contain red stones to humanitarian efforts in Sierra Leone and other war impoverished countries affected by the diamond trade, in hopes to help repair the damage caused in part by the illicit smuggling and mining of diamonds. The documentary, “Bling: A Planet Rock,” aired in February 2007.

For more information on Paul Wall, visit www.djpaulwall.com, www.myspace.com/paulwall or www.grillsbypaulwall.com.

CONTACT:
Cara Donatto
Atlantic Records
818-238-6819

Catharine McNelly
212-707-3069

Myleik Teele
BWR
310-248-6120

Dvora Vener Englefield
BWR
310-248-6161

SOURCE: Atlantic Records

After Rocking Miami, Remix Hotel Gears up for the Big Apple in May

After Rocking Miami, Remix Hotel Gears up for the Big Apple in May

With Record-Breaking 9,000 in Attendance in Miami, Remix Hotel Revs up for Stellar Turnout in New York City

April 18, 2007
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Penton Media’s Remix Hotel(tm) Miami 2007, presented by Microsoft and Beatport, with Premier Technology Partner Apple, attracted more than 9,000 urban- and electronic-music enthusiasts to South Beach Miami in March, setting a new attendance record for the nation’s most prominent music-technology forum series. Showcasing new music technology from the most innovative manufacturers in the music industry, Remix Hotel dominated South Beach with top DJs performing live, and cutting-edge artists and producers speaking about their production methods.

With Miami’s success still fresh, plans for Remix Hotel NYC are well underway. Returning to the SAE Institute of Technology, Remix Hotel NYC hits the Big Apple May 18–20, 2007. Presenting sponsor Microsoft and technology partners Stanton, Rane, Serato, Denon, Cakewalk, Pioneer, JBL/Naras and Access will be featured at the event. For complete Remix Hotel New York City information and to preregister for the event, visit www.remixhotel.com.

Miami presenting sponsor Microsoft hosted a complete studio environment at the Microsoft Poolside Studio Cabana, with stations featuring products from Digidesign, Cakewalk, Sony, RME, Open Labs and others. A special guest appearance by world-renowned producer and hip-hop mogul Lil’ Jon was a highlight for attendees. Miami Premier Technology Partner Apple hosted a full studio setup and lecture theater, where hundreds of avid enthusiasts flocked to participate in a variety of Logic Pro training courses and watch featured demonstrate their skills.

Miami presenting sponsor Beatport introduced the Beatport Poolside Sessions daily until sundown, where some of the world’s leading artists performed. XM Satellite Radio’s Red Bull on the Move offered two days of live broadcasts from the poolside party to more than 14 million listeners.

“Miami was an incredible start to our 2007 schedule!” said Joe Perry, associate publisher of Remix magazine. “With New York around the corner, we’re building on the momentum from Miami, utilizing all efforts—including our online blogs, videos and podcasts—to maintain the buzz and build attendance.”

Among the panels, demos and special guests lined-up for Remix Hotel NYC, attendees can hear a variety of Windows-based music-creation systems in the Microsoft and Crossfader Sound & Stage Room. In addition to kiosks loaded with PC-friendly software and hardware peripherals, the room will feature a full P.A. system and a DJ setup, as well as nonstop presentations and performances. Hip-hop legend and production master Hank Shocklee will rejoin Remix Hotel with a jam-packed program of exciting panels. Visit http://remixhotel.com/nyc/schedule/ for the complete schedule.

General registration is free. Attendees can upgrade to Remix Hotel VIP registration for an additional $25, which provides a one-year subscription to either Remix, Mix or Electronic Musician magazine; a Remix Hotel T-shirt; a free six-month membership to Broadjam; and 10 free tracks from Beatport.

The Remix Hotel provides hands-on access to the technology and equipment used to create today’s electronic and urban music via artist presentations and demonstrations, workshops, clinics and discussion. The event offers a convergence of the world’s top artists, music executives, production companies, experts on music production gear, and both established and emerging music aficionados.

Remix magazine educates DJs, engineers, producers, performers and artists about the latest applications and new products specific to the electronic and urban music markets. Remix is the leading consumer magazine dedicated to the tools, techniques and production styles of electronic and urban artists. For more information, visit www.remixmag.com. Remix is part of Penton Media’s entertainment-technology-related print, online and event properties, including Broadcast Engineering®, Digital Content Producer®, Electronic Musician®, Live Design, millimeter®, Mix®, Music Education Technology, Radio and Sound & Video Contractor®.

Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S., serving more than six million business professionals every month. The company’s market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. Headquartered in New York City, the privately held company is owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP, and its co-investors. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit www.penton.com.

Contacts

Peters & Feldman
Lee Feldman, 203-854-5848
leefeld@ix.netcom.com

Lumidee's "Unexpected" CD

Music Review: Lumidee’s “Unexpected” CD

By MELANIE SIMS, Associated Press WriterFri Apr 20, 11:52 AM ET

Lumidee, “Unexpected” (TVT): If you remember rapper and singer Lumidee, then it’s almost certainly because somebody jogged your memory with an impromptu rendition of her 2003 single “Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh).”

Lumidee’s wispy vocals, mostly overshadowed by the hit song’s dance-inducing Diwali rhythm and clap-heavy background, may make her hard to remember. So, after a four-year absence from the U.S. music scene, the 22-year-old’s return is “Unexpected,” just as the title to her sophomore album suggests.

Fellow New Yorker Tony Sunshine offers a smooth-and-mellow counter to Lumidee’s tough girl rapping style on the first single, “She’s Like the Wind” — a hit remake of Patrick Swayze’s contribution to the “Dirty Dancing” soundtrack.

A collaboration with high-energy rapper Pitbull on “Crazy,” and the staccato military drum-drumming of Wyclef Jean and Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis-produced “The Whistle Song” (“drinks in the air, hands in the air”), sound like the best bets for radio play.

Unfortunately, guests Snoop Dogg, Shaggy and Jim Jones mostly outshine their host on “Unexpected.” While Lumidee sounds sweet on the lovey-dovey “Stuck On You,” her singing voice comes off as strained most everywhere else. And while her flow is nothing to boast about, rapping seems to be the style she’s best at.

Lumidee’s lyrics reveal crushes, but spill little about her own life. If audiences don’t know who this Spanish Harlemite is by now, then they’ll be none-the-wiser from her second attempt.

Copyright © 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The information contained in the AP News report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press.

Lumidee’s “Unexpected” CD

Music Review: Lumidee’s “Unexpected” CD

By MELANIE SIMS, Associated Press WriterFri Apr 20, 11:52 AM ET

Lumidee, “Unexpected” (TVT): If you remember rapper and singer Lumidee, then it’s almost certainly because somebody jogged your memory with an impromptu rendition of her 2003 single “Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh).”

Lumidee’s wispy vocals, mostly overshadowed by the hit song’s dance-inducing Diwali rhythm and clap-heavy background, may make her hard to remember. So, after a four-year absence from the U.S. music scene, the 22-year-old’s return is “Unexpected,” just as the title to her sophomore album suggests.

Fellow New Yorker Tony Sunshine offers a smooth-and-mellow counter to Lumidee’s tough girl rapping style on the first single, “She’s Like the Wind” — a hit remake of Patrick Swayze’s contribution to the “Dirty Dancing” soundtrack.

A collaboration with high-energy rapper Pitbull on “Crazy,” and the staccato military drum-drumming of Wyclef Jean and Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis-produced “The Whistle Song” (“drinks in the air, hands in the air”), sound like the best bets for radio play.

Unfortunately, guests Snoop Dogg, Shaggy and Jim Jones mostly outshine their host on “Unexpected.” While Lumidee sounds sweet on the lovey-dovey “Stuck On You,” her singing voice comes off as strained most everywhere else. And while her flow is nothing to boast about, rapping seems to be the style she’s best at.

Lumidee’s lyrics reveal crushes, but spill little about her own life. If audiences don’t know who this Spanish Harlemite is by now, then they’ll be none-the-wiser from her second attempt.

Copyright © 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The information contained in the AP News report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press.