“Rap and hip-hop artists are some of the most fit and health conscience people”, according to Feel Rich CEO, Shawn Ullman. Well, if you listen to the radio or turn on MTV and VH1, all you will hear and see is the bling, sex, and drug promoting side of hip-hop. Long time hip hop fan and business executive Shawn Ullman, remembers when rap and hip-hop told a more positive story to its fans and in his own words, he wants to “take it back to it’s roots” by creating the Feel Rich Network.
Imagine it. You’re flipping through Vevo and watching a music video. But first, 30 seconds of commercial. You stare blankly wondering “what’s this a commercial of?” while watching the screen and registering nothing.
Ad/Banner blindness, a talent which we’ve developed rather well as a society: The ability to subconsciously block out commercials WHILE physically watching.
Hard to believe another Digital LA Silicon Beach Fest Hollywood is happening this week back-to-back with the new LA Tech Summit produced by Cornerstone. Time sure flies when you’re having fun, or building a startup. The theme for Silicon Beach Fest Hollywood is startups and Hollywood, featuring leaders from movie studios, music labels, agencies, and startups in entertainment – how Hollywood studios are investing and working with startups, and how Silicon Beach startups are making entertainment businesses.
Obvious statement of the year: Electronic music is everywhere. Or more specifically, (with its commercial viable surname), we speak about the explosion of “EDM” (electronic dance music) and its dual role both a unifier of the hundreds of sub-genres electronic dance music and simplifier of the not so subtle nuances of these different sounds.
Jamie Wong used to host friends and show them around New York whenever she was free. She has traveled a lot herself and has been to more then 35 countries. Her adventures made her somewhat of a travel consultant. Friends began going to her for advice whenever they were traveling, and she found herself planning vacations, honeymoons and more. Throughout all this planning, Wong found a hole in the the travel industry that needed to be filled and with her own travel planning experience, Vayable was born.
Peer-to-peer marketplace where locals offer experiences including tours, dining at local homes, and activities to travelers, Withlocals, is making its final preparations for the beta launch of local travel experiences for small groups of local hosts and travelers in South Asia, after raising $500,000 in funding from Greenhouse Group mid September.