2019 Parkening International Guitar Competition Announces Competitors

Fifteen Competitors Selected for 2019 Parkening International Guitar Competition
Ten Competitors Also Chosen for Parkening Young Guitarist Competition

MALIBU, CA, UNITED STATES, March 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Parkening International Guitar Competition
May 28–June 1, 2019, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA

March 25, 2019 Malibu, CA – The world's preeminent classical guitar competition, the Parkening International Guitar Competition, has selected 15 standout competitors for its fifth triennial competition. Representing six countries, they will vie for the largest prize purse among guitar competitions, competing at Pepperdine University from Thursday, May 30, through Saturday, June 1, 2019, on the University's campus in Malibu, California. Renowned guitar virtuoso Christopher Parkening, the competition's namesake and artistic director, is Distinguished Professor of Music at Pepperdine's Seaver College. The competition honors his lifetime commitment to fostering musical excellence in young artists as demonstrated by his mentor, Spanish guitarist Andrés Segovia.

The 15 competitors range in age from 19 to 29 years old and are among the international community's most talented guitarists. They are Bokyung Byun, 24, Los Angeles, California, USA; Riccardo Calogiuri, 29, Italy; Javier García Verdugo, 25, Spain; Samuel Hines, 27, Mora, Minnesota, USA; Alec Holcomb, 23, Carmel, Indiana, USA; Junhong Kuang, 19, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Beiyan Liu, 20, China; Christopher Mrofchak, 27, Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Cody Noriega, 26, Riverside, California, USA; Alex Park, 26, Culver City, California, USA; Miguel Checa Paz, 20, Spain; Sergey Perelekhov, 21, Russia, USA; Andrea Roberto, 23, Italy; Marko Topchii, 28, Ukraine; and Tengyue Zhang, 25, China.

"We are thrilled to bring such a diverse range of young guitarists from all over the world here to Southern California for what is sure to be an extraordinary week of music," says Rebecca Carson, Executive Director for the Parkening International Guitar Competition and Managing Director for the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts. "Our competitors are united by their passion for classical guitar and by their love of music. We are looking forward to welcoming all of them to Pepperdine."

Judging the competition will be Mia Bongiovanni, Assistant General Manager of Media and Presentations for the Metropolitan Opera; Charlotte Lee, President and Founder of Primo Artists; Steve Schoen, former Vice President of Sony Music Masterworks and Sony/BMG; David Thomas, recording producer; and Pablo Sáinz Villegas, classical guitar virtuoso and winner of the 2006 Parkening International Guitar Competition.

Three of the competitors will advance to the final round on Saturday, June 1 to perform a concerto with the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra before a live audience in Pepperdine's Smothers Theatre. The gold, silver, and bronze medalists will be announced at the conclusion of the final round.

In addition to the Parkening International Guitar Competition, Pepperdine will present the Parkening Young Guitarist Competition on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 28 and 29. The 10 competitors, ages 17 and younger, are Hilbert Chen, 10, Cupertino, California, USA; Maggie Grether, 15, Pasadena, California, USA; Joseph Malvinni, 11, Santa Barbara, California, USA; Mira Morales, 14, Los Altos, California, USA; Evelyn Nguyen, 16, Monrovia, California, USA; Garrett Podgorski, 17, Burbank, California, USA; Nikolas Rejto, 17, Australia; Eric Wang, 14, San Jose, California, USA; Darren Wu, 16, San Jose, California, USA; and Hui Chan Yun, 16, South Korea.

About the Parkening Competition:

The competition, which debuted in 2006, offers the largest prize purse of any classical guitar competition in the world, with competitors vying for cash awards that total in excess of $65,000. After three days of intense public performances, the winner of the Parkening International Guitar Competition receives a gold medal, the Jack Marshall Prize of $30,000, and the most prestigious title in classical guitar.

The 2019 Parkening Competition is made possible by a generous grant from Howard and Roberta Ahmanson, as well as Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy.

For information about tickets, call the Smothers Theatre Box Office at (310) 506-4522. Information online: arts.pepperdine.edu/parkening.

Christopher Parkening is celebrated as one of the world's preeminent virtuosos of the classical guitar. For over 40 years his concerts and recordings have received the highest worldwide acclaim. Parkening is recognized as heir to the legacy of Spanish guitarist Andrés Segovia. He has performed at the White House, appeared with Placido Domingo on Live from Lincoln Center, participated in the Carnegie Hall 100th anniversary celebration, and performed twice on the internationally televised Grammy Awards, and has appeared on many nationally broadcast television programs, He has collaborated with composers John Williams, Elmer Bernstein, Joaquin Rodrigo, F. Moreno Torroba, and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and premiered new concert works in an effort to keep the guitar in the musical forefront. He is the recipient of two Grammy nominations in the category of Best Classical Recording. He was given the acclaimed American Academy of Achievement Award for excellence in the field of music. He also was presented with the 2000 Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award for Best Classical Guitarist and the 2003 University Musical Society's Distinguished Artist Award.

Pepperdine University is an independent, medium-sized university located on the a 830-acre campus overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu. Pepperdine is ranked in the top tier of major universities in America and is known for achieving the highest standards of academic excellence in its undergraduate program, and in its School of Law, the Graziadio School of Business and Management, School of Public Policy, and Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Pepperdine University is religiously affiliated with the Churches of Christ. It is the purpose of Pepperdine University to pursue the very highest academic standards within a context that celebrates and extends the spiritual and ethical ideals of the Christian faith.

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University provides high-quality activities for over 50,000 people from 1,000 zip codes annually through performances, rehearsals, museum exhibitions, and master classes. Located on Pepperdine's breathtaking Malibu campus overlooking the Pacific, the center serves as a hub for the arts, uniquely linking professional guest artists with Pepperdine students as well as patrons from surrounding Southern California communities. Facilities include the 450-seat Smothers Theatre, the 118-seat Raitt Recital Hall, the "black box" Helen E. Lindhurst Theatre, and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art.

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“No Shade” directed by Clare Anyiam-Osigwe

Part of ADIFF Music and Society Film Series

“Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings The Band” director Carol Bash will be hosting Q&A after film screening

ADIFF Women’s History Month Program will be playing from Friday, March 29 – Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Teachers College, Columbia University – 525 W 120th St.

Described by film critic Armond White as “a festival that symbolizes diaspora as more than just anthropology,” ADIFF has managed to increase the presence of independent Afrocentric films”

— African Diaspora International Film Festival

NEW YORK , NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The African Diaspora International Film Festival Women’s History Month celebration is a modest homage to women who, behind the camera, have told stories seldom told with the intention of changing or correcting a male defined narrative that is so often incomplete. Their work is a revolutionary endeavor that goes against many taboos that have silenced women’s voices for centuries. Haiti, Guadeloupe, Chad, Senegal, the UK, US, Tunisia, are the countries of origin of these women filmmakers whose work is a song to the imagination and creativity of women.

Highlighting the program is the presentation of No Shade directed by Award-winning dermatologist turned first-time filmmaker Clare Anyiam-Osigwe. Told through the prism of love, relationships, dating and marriage, No Shade is a romantic comedy-drama that provides a raw perspective on the issue of colorism. The film scooped the 2018 New York African Diaspora International Film Festival Public Award for Best Film Directed by a Woman of Color. The drama explores the hardships of the modern dating world through the dysmorphic presence of colorism as well as the fetishization of black women.
Celebrating African-American artists is the program Black Divas: Josephine Baker & Mary Lou Williams. Josephine Baker: Black Diva in a White Man's World by Annette von Wangenhei celebrates the artist, the woman and the activist and Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band is about the leading musical innovator determined to create in a world that only saw her race or gender. There will be a discussion with Carol Bash, director of the Mary Lou Williams documentary after the screening of both films on Sunday, March 31 @ 4PM.

Other artists celebrated in the program are Joseph Boulogne, Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799) who was born in Guadeloupe of a Senegalese enslaved woman and a French nobleman and who became one of the most remarkable figures of the 18th century as outlined in the documentary Black Mozart in Cuba by Stephanie and Steve James. Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me by Olivia Lichtenstein is an entertaining and moving musical documentary that explores the rise of Teddy Pendergrass, the first African American artist to record five consecutive platinum albums against the backdrop of 1960s America, and his comeback after a life-changing accident.

African women are telling powerful stories behind the camera. BAFTA-award winning director Rungano Nyoni’s debut film, I Am Not a Witch, set in modern-day Zambia, is the satirical, provocative, and enchanting African tale of a young girl accused of being a witch. I Am Not a Witch was the official UK submission to the 2019 Oscar race in the Foreign Language Film category. Seeking refuge from her Islamist radical brother whom she informed on, a young woman arrives in France illegally following Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution and discovers a new world of both hope and danger, in Foreign Body the fourth feature film by Tunisian writer-director Raja Amari (Satin Rouge, Buried Secrets). The program African Women Directors features the work of African women filmmakers Zara M. Yacoub (Chad) & Khady Sylla (Senegal) who address issues of abuse and mutilation of children and women in Africa in their films Feminine Dilemma and The Silent Monologue.

ADIFF Women’s History Month Program will open on March 29 with a FREE screening of Looking for Life by Haitian filmmaker Claudette Coulanges, a documentary about resourcefulness in the face of poverty and globalization, which introduces the viewer to two women, Anne-Rose and Rosemene, who each one has their own particular way of battling through life. The program also features a Q&A with director Yoruba Richen who will discuss her documentary The Green Book: Guide to Freedom, the real story of the Green Book, the guide that changed how black people traveled in America.

ADIFF Women’s History Month Program will be at Teachers College, Columbia University – 525 W 120th St. Tickets are $11 and $13. Weekend Pass is $50.

For more information about the African Diaspora International Film Festival, to receive links and high resolution images please contact Diarah N’Daw-Spech at (212) 864-1760/ fax (212) 316-6020 or e-mail pr@nyadiff.org.

The African Diaspora International Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.



6:30pm – Looking for Life – FREE Screening! (Haiti) 

8:00pm – The Black Mozart in Cuba (Guadeloupe/Cuba) 


2:00pm – African Women Directors: Zara M. Yacoub & Khady Sylla (Chad, Senegal)

3:20pm – I’m Not a Witch (Zambia)

5:15pm – No Shade – Back by popular demand! (UK)

7:40pm – The Green Book: Guide to Freedom – Q&A (USA) 


2:00pm – Foreign Body(Tunisia)

4:00pm – Black Divas: Josephine Baker & Mary Lou Williams(Germany, USA)

6:30pm – Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me  (UK/USA)

The African Diaspora International Film Festival WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM is made possible in part thanks to the support of the following institutions and individuals: ArtMattan Productions; the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs, Teachers College, Columbia University; the New York City Council in the Arts; the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation administered by LMCC; and WBAI.

Described by film critic Armond White as “a festival that symbolizes diaspora as more than just anthropology,” ADIFF has managed to increase the presence of independent Afrocentric films from all over the world in the general American specialty movie scene by launching films such as The Tracker by Rolf de Heer (Australia), Kirikou and the Sorceress by Michel Ocelot (France), Gospel Hill by Giancarlo Esposito (USA), Darrat/Dry Season by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Chad), Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story by Yousry Nasrallah (Egypt), The Pirogue by Moussa Touré (Senegal), White Lies by Dana Rotberg (New Zealand), and The Citizen by Roland Vranik (Hongary), among others.

Attracting a wide cross-section of cinephiles and audiences of African-American, Caribbean, African, Latino and European ethnic backgrounds who share a common interest for thought provoking, well crafted, intelligent and entertaining stories

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Literary Soul-Americana Storyteller Jeffrey Halford and His Band The Healers Release West Towards South CD

Digital Release April 5 and Physical CD Release Available April 19th via Burnside Distribution

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, UNITED STATES, March 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Soulful, blues-influenced storyteller, Jeffrey Halford who fronts his band The Healers, has announced the worldwide digital release of their ninth album, West Towards South. The album will be available for digital download on April 5th along with its physical release on April 19th via Floating Records.

Praised by LA Weekly as “one of the most important voices in Americana Today", Jeffrey Halford and the Healers are admired for their unique fusion of Americana, blues, and rock n’ roll. The forthcoming LP is a follow up to the band’s previous record, LoFi Dreams in 2017. The album reached #8 on the Americana charts and was a hit among dedicated fans of the genre. The new full-length album is sure to surpass preceding accolades.

Atmospheric, funky, rustic, and raw—this is an Americana narrative at its finest; poetic story songs delivered with the voice of authenticity, sitting atop a moody bed of dirty slide guitars, organic drums, and swampy bass. Subtle touches of violin, piano, and lap steel adorn a song cycle that chronicles the westbound adventures of two mythic brothers in an equally mythic America.

The Healers comprise of Adam Rossi and Bill MacBeath, and guest stars Mark Karan and Tom Heyman. Jeffrey Halford with co-writer Don Zimmer and Adam Rossi {co-producer} created something so many strive for, and yet too few achieve a genuine Americana concept album that is simultaneously devoid of pretension and richly authentic. West Towards South includes the band’s lead track “Deeper Than Hell” which is from the point of view of an elusive, bold man on the run. Opening with the distant wail of a guitar and the subtle sound of sinking through water, the listener is instantly drawn into the story. Jeffrey begins the track with the lines “Bullets pierce the water, I can feel it on my skin. You thought you had me, I took that long jump in.” The volume can’t go anywhere but up from this moment forward as we roll with the band’s snare drums hits and bluesy guitar riffs.

In support of the upcoming West Towards South album, Jeffrey Halford and the Healers have racked up a slew of tour dates across the San Francisco Bay area, starting with their album release party at the well-received Aptos St BBQ on March 30th. On May 21st, the band will embark on their fourth European tour, journeying through the Netherlands, Germany, and others. For more information please visit Jeffrey Halford’s EPK and website.


3/18/19 Make Out Room San Francisco, CA
3/30/19 Aptos Street Barbeque Aptos, CA
4/6/19 Rancho Nicasio Nicasio, CA
4/12/19 Almanac Barrel House Alameda, CA
4/20/19 Sauced Taproom Livermore, CA
4/27/19 Aptos Street Barbeque Aptos, CA
5/3/19 Armandosmartinez.com Martinez, CA
5/4/19 Crossroads Carmel Carmel-by-the-sea, CA
5/21/19 Qbus Club Leiden, Netherlands
5/22/19 Live Stage Marnix Ede, Netherlands
5/23/19 Cafe Rozenknope Eidhoven, Netherlands
5/25/19 Duvel Blues Festival Puurs, Belgium
5/26/19 Cafe De Afzakkerij Veghel, Netherlands
5/28/19 Folk in da Walden Oentsjerk, Netherlands
5/29/19 Mandy’s Lounge Homburg, Germany
5/30/19 Festival Mijil Op7 Ospel, Netherlands
6/2/19 Karo Wezel, Netherlands
6/4/19 Q Factory Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Charis Bible College Presents John Tesh Performing A Free, Live Concert On April 25

After more than three decades as an international, multi-award-winning entertainer, Tesh continues to thrive both on and off stage.

Although this performance is free and open to the public, registration is required.”

— Charis Bible College

WOODLAND PARK, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, March 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Charis Bible College presents John Tesh Live in Concert: Songs and Stories from the Grand Piano on Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. This free concert is open to the public and will be held in The Auditorium, a 3,185-seat auditorium on the campus of Charis Bible College in Woodland Park, Colorado.

After more than three decades as an international, multi-award-winning entertainer, Tesh continues to thrive both on and off stage. Joining him will be a UK worship band, The Moment, led by David Bell. At this one-night-only performance, John Tesh and David Bell will share from their personal experiences of overcoming cancer and encountering the healing power of God.

Although this performance is free and open to the public, registration is required. Go to teshconcert.com to register.

Charis Bible College was started by Andrew Wommack to train disciples for the work of the ministry. It is headquartered in Woodland Park, Colorado, and has more than 60 campuses around the world. Learn more about Charis at charisbiblecollege.org.

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Global Digital Music Content Market 2019 Size, Trends, Industry Analysis, Leading Players & Future Forecast by 2025

WiseGuyReports.com adds “Digital Music Content Market 2019 Global Analysis and Opportunities Research Report Forecasting 2025” reports tits database.

PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, March 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Digital Music Content Market:

Executive Summary

Global Digital Music Content Market valued approximately USD xxx billion in 2017 is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than xxx% over the forecast period 2018-2025. The Digital Music Content is developing and expanding at a significant pace. In the present scenario,

The digital music content market is experiencing constant replacement of digital music records and compact disks by various alternatives which includes portable storage devices such as multimedia players, Ipods and cloud storage services considering the global scenario.

On the basis of segmentation, The Digital music content market is segmented into Type and Age Groups. The Type segment is classified into Permanent downloads and Music Streaming. The Age Group segment is classified into 05-15 Years, 15-30 Years, 30-45 Years, 45 Years & Above. The Type segment is anticipated to dominate the digital music content considering the forthcoming years considering the global scenario.

On the basis of Geography, The digital music content market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World. The Europe region is anticipated to fastest growing in the digital music content market. The European countries which includes United Kingdom, Germany and Sweden are the key revenue contributing countries considering the European region.

The regional analysis of Global Digital Music Content Market is considered for the key regions such as Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America and Rest of the World. North America is the fastest growing region across the world in terms of market share. Whereas, owing to the countries such as China, Japan, and India, Asia Pacific region is anticipated to be the dominating region over the forecast period 2018-2025.

The objective of the study is to define market sizes of different segments & countries in recent years and to forecast the values to the coming eight years. The report is designed to incorporate both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the industry within each of the regions and countries involved in the study. Furthermore, the report also caters the detailed information about the crucial aspects such as driving factors & challenges which will define the future growth of the market. Additionally, the report shall also incorporate available opportunities in micro markets for stakeholders to invest along with the detailed analysis of competitive landscape and product offerings of key players. The detailed segments and sub-segment of the market are explained below:

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By Type:

Permanent Downloads
Music Streaming
By Age-Group:

05-15 Years
15-30 Years
30-45 Years
45 Years & Above
Furthermore, years considered for the study are as follows:

Historical year – 2015, 2016
Base year – 2017
Forecast period – 2018 to 2025
The leading market players mainly include-

Clear Channel Radio
Target Audience of the Global Digital Music Content Market in Market Study:

Key Consulting Companies & Advisors
Large, medium-sized, and small enterprises
Venture capitalists
Value-Added Resellers (VARs)
Third-party knowledge providers
Investment bankers
Table of Contents

1.1. Research Objective
1.2. Market Definition
1.3. Scope of The Study
1.4. Years Considered for The Study
1.5. Currency Conversion Rates
1.6. Report Limitation

Chapter 2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Process
2.1.1. Data Mining
2.1.2. Analysis
2.1.3. Market Estimation
2.1.4. Validation
2.1.5. Publishing
2.2. Research Assumption

Chapter 3. Executive Summary
3.1. Global & Segmental Market Estimates & Forecasts, 2015-2025 (USD Billion)
3.2. Key Trends

Chapter 4. Global Digital Music Content Market Dynamics
4.1. Growth Prospects
4.1.1. Drivers
4.1.2. Restraints
4.1.3. Opportunities
4.2. Industry Analysis
4.2.1. Porter’s 5 Force Model
4.2.2. PEST Analysis
4.2.3. Value Chain Analysis
4.3. Analyst Recommendation & Conclusion

Chapter 5. Global Digital Music Content Market, By Type
5.1. Market Snapshot
5.2. Market Performance – Potential Model
5.3. Global Digital Music Content Market, Sub Segment Analysis
5.3.1. Permanent Downloads Market estimates & forecasts, 2015-2025 (USD Billion) Regional breakdown estimates & forecasts, 2015-2025 (USD Billion)
5.3.2. Music Streaming Market estimates & forecasts, 2015-2025 (USD Billion) Regional breakdown estimates & forecasts, 2015-2025 (USD Billion)

Chapter 6. Global Digital Music Content Market, By Age-Group
6.1. Market Snapshot
6.2. Market Performance – Potential Model
6.3. Global Digital Music Content Market, Sub Segment Analysis
6.3.1. 05-15 Years Market estimates & forecasts, 2015-2025 (USD Billion) Regional breakdown estimates & forecasts, 2015-2025 (USD Billion)
6.3.2. 15-30 Years Market estimates & forecasts, 2015-2025 (USD Billion) Regional breakdown estimates & forecasts, 2015-2025 (USD Billion)
6.3.3. 30-45 Years Market estimates & forecasts, 2015-2025 (USD Billion) Regional breakdown estimates & forecasts, 2015-2025 (USD Billion)
6.3.4. 45 Years & Above Market estimates & forecasts, 2015-2025 (USD Billion) Regional breakdown estimates & forecasts, 2015-2025 (USD Billion)


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Rob Hoerburger Publishes His Debut Novel: “Why Do Birds”

Rob Hoerburger Amazon No. 1 Bestseller

Now an Official Number 1 Amazon Bestseller!

NEW YORK, USA, March 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Novel Summary

Through the bustling streets of New York City of 1982, a woman whose history placed her as the most popular singer in the world now wanders the city alone, largely forgotten and in the grip of a deadly scourge. Another woman in her younger years, a sometime D.J., sees musical apartheid everywhere she turns. A NYC cop tries to rekindle an old music memory. At the story’s crux we see pop music and the parallel of its characters' lives as they connect and collide throughout their musical paths; or moreso their attempt to rekindle them.

About Rob Hoerburger

Having been in the music sphere for almost four decades, Rob Hoerburger has taken his passion for writing about pop music and has brought it to life with recognition on his profiles, essays and reviews in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Billboard, and various other publications as well as features. His debut novel “Why Do Birds” is out now and has swooned audiences across the nation. With recent support from The Chicago Tribune, The Orlando Sentinel, and The Sun Sentinel, with nothing short of praise for the prosperous author.

"Why Do Birds" is gripping and it will take you to a place that you never want to leave. This is a tale that will bring you to the heart of sound and will challenge your soul to its very core. – Daily Press

“If you're looking for a musical journey in time that's characters will bring you to the heart of your own realism, then this is a must read book for you.” – Capital Gazette

To learn more about Rob Hoerburger and his work, visit: https://robhoerburger.com

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Lucyd Files 13 Design Patents on Lucyd Loud Music Glasses

X-Ray of New Loud

In the lead-up to the launch of the new version of Lucyd Loud, Lucyd has filed additional intellectual property.

We believe Lucyd Loud is the first entry into the smartglass market that is suitable for mass adoption, as a result of its affordable price point, attractive design and high utility.”

— Harrison Gross, cofounder

SINGAPORE, March 22, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Lucyd PTE Ltd, the developer of an eShop for innovative spectacles, is pleased to announce that it has filed thirteen design patents covering its new line of Lucyd Loud 2.0 Bluetooth bone conduction glasses. Lucyd also has a pending utility patent for an IOT communications app called Link, which allows for the free flow of information and control between Bluetooth-enabled devices.

Lucyd expects these new glasses to be available late in Q2 of 2019. These new frames will provide fashion-forward designs coupled with Bluetooth features, proper corrective lenses, all day battery life, and will be available worldwide.

Harrison Gross, Media Lead and Co-founder at Lucyd said,
“We are pleased to announce the filing of additional intellectual property to cover the expansion of our line of Lucyd Loud smartglasses. We are very excited about the forthcoming launch. We believe Lucyd Loud is the first entry into the smartglass market that is suitable for mass adoption, as a result of its affordable price point, attractive design and high utility.”

About Lucyd
Lucyd operates an innovative eShop that provides advanced eyewear to enhance the visual experience. To learn more, please visit https://lucyd.co.

This press release is for informational purposes only. The information herein does not constitute investment advice nor an offer to invest and may contain statements related to our future business and financial performance and future events or developments involving Lucyd that may constitute forward-looking statements. These statements may be identified by words such as "expect," "look forward to," "anticipate" "intend," "plan," "believe," "seek," "estimate," "will," "project" or words of similar meaning. We may also make forward-looking statements in other reports, in presentations, in material delivered to customers, stakeholders and in press releases. In addition, our representatives may from time to time make oral forward-looking statements. Such statements may be based on the current expectations and certain assumptions of Lucyd’s management. Please note that these are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and factors, including, but not limited to those described in various disclosures. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying expectations not occur or assumptions prove incorrect, actual results, performance or achievements of Lucyd may vary materially from those described explicitly or implicitly in the relevant forward-looking statement. Lucyd neither intends, nor assumes any obligation, to update or revise these forward-looking statements in light of developments which differ from those anticipated.

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Scott Gray’s ‘Raincoats & Other Short Stories’ Rerelease Available Exclusively in Europe and the U.K. on March 22

Scott Gray

Scott Gray is an Adult Contemporary / Jazz Singer – Songwriter based in Nashville, TN (USA).

I think for anyone who is passionate about music, the personal experience is part of the enjoyment for them. We are all looking for connection.”

— Scott Gray

NASHVILLE, TN, USA, March 22, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Scott Gray, an Adult Contemporary / Jazz Singer-Songwriter based in Nashville, TN has rereleased his EP ‘Raincoats & Other Short Stories’ exclusively in the U.K. and Europe. The EP has been remastered and also includes a new bonus track.

The single, “Someday” (track five on the EP) is currently spinning on radio stations throughout the U.K. and Europe. There is also a new video for “Someday” that will be released on April 2.

True to the title, ‘Raincoats & Other Short Stories’ the seven song EP features stories and personal experiences that Gray wrote in hopes that he will connect with his listeners. His focus and dedication to host his listeners through a journey to articulate life has resulted in a sophisticated sound accompanied by a collection of well-told stories. “I think for anyone who is passionate about music, the personal experience is part of the enjoyment for them. We are all looking for connection. I want them to feel like they were included – a part of the process,” says Gray.

"Ever since I was a little kid, I was fascinated with stories. Stories always swept me away to another place and time and I loved feeling connected to its characters. Our ability to use our imagination is a very powerful thing and I knew that one day, I wanted to be a story-teller myself. That's basically what 'Raincoats & Other Short Stories' is; a collection of short stories that I fashioned in my mind (with small bits of real life peppered in between). I purposely wanted to write with such vivid imagery that the listener couldn't help but be taken away to some other place in their own minds and connect with the characters and in many cases, to ultimately be connected with each other.  Maybe that's what I like about the idea of storytelling the most, its ability to connect us. After all, isn't that the point of it all?” – Scott Gray

'Raincoats & Other Short Stories', will only be available on iTunes in the U.K. and Europe and is officially released on March 22, 2019.

For more information on Scott Gray, please visit his website at www.ScottGrayMusic.com.

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Asia Pop 40 partnered with Verasity

Asia Pop 40 partnered with Verasity

Verasity’s VRA token has a successful first week of trading on cryptocurrency exchanges due to it's business strategy and how it fills a huge hole in the market

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, March 22, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — There are millions of publishers competing with YouTube and Facebook for views. Since most can’t compete, they add the YouTube player on their site and hope for the best. The best is not much. YouTube and Facebook provide a pittance of revenue in exchange for those views and therefore publishers are dying like flies.

Simply building a video sharing platform is not a solution because no matter how good the platform, who is going to bother to move off YouTube to watch a bit of content when they have a whole world of content on YouTube. Do any kids under 18 watch anything other than YouTube? Only their favorites like Walking Dead and Game of Thrones if they can’t torrent it.

What is a publisher to do in a face off against these monopolies?

Reward users to watch content they already like on the publisher site. Once a publisher can control its own content and views, its revenues and engagement increase 4x. (IAB stats) Salvation for publishers is via rewarded content. But the problem with rewarded content today is that rewards are all over the place and not in one place. Some publishers reward in newspapers, others for contests, points and digital tokens. Viewers rarely know what publishers are rewarding and where.

How did we solve this problem?

Verasity provides the tools for publishers to take on YouTube and Facebook. The VeraWallet is built into the video player (go to: verawallet.tv) and can provide any kind or rewards as long as the default reward is VRA. Viewers can then find all their loyalty programs, points, redemptions in one place in their video player which they open every day to watch videos.

Is this solution unique?

It is patent pending and unique and as far as we know there are no platforms providing a similar technology and solution.

How does this help VRA?

Publishers buy VRA at market price to reward users to watch content, subscribe at a discount, and drive any number of actions. The purchase of VRA by publishers drives the economy and increases the pool of VRA users.

VRA Ecosystem

Payment, loyalty and rewards enable transactions between publishers, content owners, brands, advertisers and viewers. They interact directly with one another and all transactions are powered by VRA so there is no need for intermediaries such as YouTube or Facebook.

How does it work?

Viewers watch videos and ads on a website using Verasity technology and are rewarded with VRA. They are also rewarded more VRA for referring more users.

Publishers buy VRA to reward users and build valuable audiences which they monetize through ads, ecommerce or subscriptions.

To reach and engage potential customers viewing videos, advertisers buy VRA to reward viewers watching their ads. This releases the true value of each view.

Users can stake their VRA and receive daily rewards for doing so. The VRA Staking program incentivizes the economy to hold VRA. For full information about VRA staking, read our post here.

Verasity targets a wide range of publishers and users who will be implementing an easy conversion method to allow users to buy and exchange their VRA.

How does Verasity disseminate its Video Player technology to millions of publishers?

When you watch your favorite content on a website, it is likely that it will be powered by one of the 10 video player platforms that dominate video streaming. These include Vimeo, JW Player, Brightcove, Video.js, Kaltura and others. Most of these platforms are business to business and therefore you may not have heard of them, but the largest broadcasters in the world like Discovery, Eurosport, Fox, Sky, BBC, Viacom, Lamborghini (yes, the Lambo site) utilize third party video platforms to power the video streaming of the content you love to watch.

By Verasity integrating its technology module into all these video player platforms, Verasity rewarded video will be ubiquitous and available to every publisher which means potentially billions of viewers can be rewarded in VRA

A key goal for Verasity in 2019 is getting video publishers onboard. To facilitate this, we are developing integrations with many industry-leading tools like Vimeo, JW Player, Brightcove and others to allow publishers to quickly and easily start using Verasity technology and therefore increase demand for VRA. By not interrupting the current work flow of publishers, we have made it simple for any publisher to provide its viewers with VRA rewarded video. Our unique player technology is already available to 280,000 video publishers with 240 million users and 50 billion monthly views.

An example of a high profile publisher using Verasity Technology to power it’s online video delivery and rewarded video, check out Asia Pop 40’s press release about our partnership with them:



The Verasity video player ,VeraWallet and future Verasity products will be branded ‘Powered by Verasity’ so that viewers will see that the technology is Verasity. Further by rewarding viewers with VRA and providing referrals, VRA and Verasity as a name will be disseminated throughout the online video world. VRA will be synonymous with rewarded video!

About Verasity
Verasity.io is a leading video player providing unique Rewarded Video Player Technology to major video publishers across the globe.

The patent-pending Video Player enables VRA rewards, monetization and loyalty schemes within the video player wallet. Our unique player technology is already available to 280,000 video publishers with 240 million users and 50 billion monthly views. This brings engagement, audiences, and revenues back to video publisher sites from YouTube. Our attention-based model creates a thriving VRA token economy between viewers, video publishers and advertisers.

Verasity is the future of online video.
Verasity Products include: Genesis Player: genesisplayer.com, VeraWallet: verawallet.tv

VRA (ticker) is trading on HitBTC: https://hitbtc.com/exchange/VRA-to-BTC, https://hitbtc.com/exchange/VRA-to-eth.
DCoin: https://www.dcoin.com/currencyTrading/VRA_ETH

VRA can be staked for 36% annual interest at https://verawallet.tv.

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Superstar Ed Sheeran endorses art to support Rethink Mental Illness

Ed Sheeran has joined with Johnny Depp and Rethink Art to create unique klecksography to support Rethink Mental Illness, a UK mental health charity.

Ed Sheeran supports Rethink Mental Illness”

— Rethink Art

LONDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, March 22, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Ed Sheeran has given his support to the work of Rethink Mental Illness, a mental health charity in the UK, by endorsing art created with Rethink Art. Rethink Art is a independent creative gallery that uses art to raise awareness and support for mental health. Together, Ed and Rethink Art have used klecksography to support Rethink Mental Illness. Klecksography or inkblot art, is an iconic example of how we all see and interpret art differently. In this project, Rethink Art aims to help us appreciate that 1 in 4 people will have a mental health story at some time in their life and it's important to see the whole picture from different perspectives, including what might be hiding. Recently, Johnny Depp gave his support to the Celebrity Klecksography of Rethink Art alongside other names such as Orlando Bloom, Dua Lipa and Chris Martin. All original art will be sold during 2019 to exclusively support the work of Rethink Mental Illness. For now, and to greater support the charity, Ed has very kindly agreed to Rethink Art releasing a series of just 100 'Ed Sheeran Klecksography' limited edition fine art giclee prints taken from the original. These highly sought art prints join those of Johnny Depp and are available exclusively at rethinkart.co.uk with £100 from the sale of each Ed Sheeran print being given to the charity by Rethink Art.

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