At #A3C with the homie 9th Wonder.
In a very surprising move, Hedi Slimane, creative director of Saint Laurent Paris, formerly known as Yves Saint Laurent has decided to end its relationship with influential Parisian retailer, colettefor carrying a controversial tee which states “Aint Laurent Witout Yves.”
Obviously feeling some sort of disdain, Saint Laurent canceled its Spring/Summer 2014 order from colette, thus ending a 15 year relationship. Slimane’s actions has sent a clear message towards other established retailers as well and with the “Comme de FUCKDOWN” motif being such a successful release, it seems that parodies will always be a non stop approach from current and upstart streetwear labels.
A3C 2013 is nothing short of diverse in the amount of events you’ll be able to attend this year. From Films to the obvious hailed stage performances, to the producer expo at SAE and the discussion panels at Melia, there is never a dull moment or even one lacking networking and music education opportunities. To prove this, A3C opened up the event with a panel about the overlap in music and technology. It was hosted by James Andrews and featured Jermaine Dupri in all his rawness discussing topics such as ghetto analytics, the Kanye interview, artists on youtube, 360 deals, album leaks, and more.
Jermaine & James Andrew Speak on 360 Deals:
Jermaine Dupri Speaks on Living in the Past and Gettin’ Paid like GTA5:
Jermaine Explains the concept of “Ghetto Analytics”:
Steamy Scandal is still gaining heat. Thursday’s third-season premiere of ABC’s Kerry Washington drama attracted a series-high 10.5 million viewers, according to preliminary Nielsen ratings.
The Scandal premiere, which featured fallout from the revelation of Olivia Pope’s (Washington) affair with the president (Tony Goldwyn), was up 57% in viewers and an even larger 71% in young adults compared to last fall’s opener. It enjoyed its biggest growth to date out of Grey’s Anatomy (9.4 million, up 1% from last week’s two-hour premiere), topping its lead-in by 12% in viewers and 20% in young adults.
On the social-media front, Scandal scored a series-high and evening-high 712,877 tweets, up 714% from last season’s premiere and 22% from May’s season finale.
In the battle of comedy stars, the second episode of Robin Williams’ The Crazy Oneson CBS (11.8 million) was down 24% from last week, but it stomped the premiere of NBC’s Sean Hayes comedy, Sean Saves the World (4.9 million). The Michael J. Fox Show (5.9 million), now in its regular NBC time slot, was down 21% from last week but built on Hayes’ lead-in.
Both Crazy and a new CBS comedy, The Millers (13.2 million), benefited by following Thursday’s most-watched show, The Big Bang Theory (17.8 million, down 6% from its performance in the same time slot last week). Hayes and Fox, by contrast, built on their lead-ins, getting no help from Parks and Recreation (3.5 million, up 6% from last week) and the premiere of Welcome to the Family (3.3 million) earlier in the evening. [[VIA]
Instagram will be taking step towards monetizing the globally popular photography platform. Reaching our ears nearly three years to the day since the initial launch, the specifics of this change entail an integration of select photo and video content into the app itself, chosen from amongst brands that any given user is not already following. While Facebook-owned Instagram has not specified whether the advertisements will be consolidated into the newsfeed, explore section or elsewhere, users will be provided the option to hide the ad and provide feedback. Beginning with United States-based Instagram accounts, the touted addition of “beautiful, high-quality photos and videos” is likely the first of many steps away from the Instagram we are familiar with.