It’s the first of June which means the first official day of summer is around the corner! Whether you are putting together your summer playlist or looking to discover your next favorite artist, you’ve come to the right place. This week is packed with new music and… wait for it… a new movie. We have Tower of Power’s “cranial-crushing funk amalgamation of soul, vintage, R&B, groove, pop and rock” (Glide), Swedish pop/R&B singer/songwriter/producer Lucas Nord’s brand new EP and writer-director Bart Layton’s latest film that combines documentary film making with drama, crime and comedy. All of these releases are a unique artistic combination of their own and they’re all Out Today!
The Orchard has secured yet another film, acquiring the U.S. rights to Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer‘s thrilling documentary The Dawn Wall, winner of the this year’s Audience Awards at SXSW in the Documentary Spotlight category. The film is scheduled to release this fall.
Produced by Red Bull Media House in association with Sender Films, the documentary shares the story of Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson who set out to climb the 3,000 foot Dawn Wall rock in Yosemite National Park in California. The duo spent six years intensively sketching their route before embarking on this life changing experience. In the documentary, you’ll see their journey of living on a sheer vertical cliff for weeks.
The continued growth of recorded music revenue in 2018 is incredibly exciting for our industry and fosters opportunities for labels, managers, and artists to be even more creative when planning their releases. Musicians are touring more than ever, we’ve seen incredible music videos, and publicity remains an ever important part of a comprehensive marketing plan.
When pitching to accounts like Apple, Spotify, Amazon, and more would love to hear about the big picture plan labels have for an artist, but they are arguably even more interested to see a detailed retail marketing plan for a new release.
But what the ?$!% is a retail marketing plan?
The film is about Blake Conway (Jessica Barden), an aspiring journalist and hopeless romantic college senior, who is terrified of graduating. In order to escape her fate of student debt and zero romantic prospects, she becomes a sugar baby. As she documents the adventure in the hopes of winning a journalism award with a generous cash prize, Conway sets out on a journey to figure out if its right for society to judge these women and if her own self-worth comes with a price. Riverdale’s Haley Law and Camila Mendes star in the film produced by Kyle Mann and Michael Risley of Drive Films. Jonathan Bronfman of JoBro Productions and Jason Jallet of Ontario also produced. (more…)
Happy Friday everyone, are you ready for the weekend? Let’s hope for good weather so we can have a little fun in the sun. Right now, you are probably mapping out your summer plans but what if we told you that you could travel without moving an inch? That’s right, Out Today has a little bit of sound from different corners of the world. This week, Puerto Rican rapper Miky Woodz and German rock band Fargo release new albums and comedy lovers we have something for you too. Stick around for laughs brought to you by Neal Brennan, all out today!