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“Hip Hop & Mental Health: Facing the Stigma Together”At the Grammy Museum on June 25th at 3 pm

LOS ANGELES /PRNewswire/ — The Universal Hip Hop Museum, in collaboration with the GRAMMY Museum®, the Recording Academy®, and MusiCares® presents a Black Music Month event, “Hip Hop & Mental Health: Facing the Stigma Together”, on Saturday, June 25, 3 PM at the Clive Davis Theater, GRAMMY Museum at 800 W. Olympic Blvd. L.A., CA. 90015.

The UHHM (Universal Hip Hop Museum) is holding a critical conversation to amplify the importance of mental wellness, especially in Hip Hop culture. “Hip Hop & Mental Health: Facing the Stigma Together” will be a moderated panel discussion highlighting Black Music Month. Special opening remarks will be offered by Harvey Mason Jr. (Recording Academy, CEO), Rita George (GRAMMY Museum, Chief Program Officer), and Tina Marie Tyler (Universal Hip Hop Museum, Executive Producer and Advisory Board member).

This live stream panel discussion will be hosted by television host, rapper, actor, and comedian Nick Cannon and produced in partnership with the Grammy Museum, MusiCares, and the Black Music Collective. The purpose of this livestream event is to create an environment where Hip Hop artists and other creatives can share their mental health journeys. Health experts will offer science-based, culturally competent tools to address mental challenges in the genre. Panelists include Adrian Miller (XYION), Claudette Robinson (The Miracles), Michael “Blue” Williams (Family Tree Services), and Dawn Richard (Platinum Recording Artist).

How can community members of the music industry and supporters of Hip Hop culture improve the mental health of our creative ecosystem? In what ways can we address and eradicate the barriers to mental health care? How can we better identify behaviors not conducive to good mental well-being? How do we support their wellness in our roles as stewards and consumers of Rap and Hip Hop artists’ work?

What does this support look like while sustaining the financial obligations inherent to the business of making music? VIP audience members will include JC Hall, LCSW (Hip Hop Therapy), Dr. Monique “Dr. Mo” Hedmann-Maxey (Hip Hop Public Health), and Ed Magee (Fender Play Foundation, BOD). They will also offer their insights and experiences to reduce the stigmas associated with addressing mental health concerns. The goal of the UHHM is to give voice to breaking down the stigmas facing mental health healing and wellness in the Hip Hop community.

Complimentary tickets are available here:  https://www.universe.com/events/hip-hop-mental-health-facing-the-stigma-together-tickets-GHKW60 

Access to the livestream will be available here: https://watch.grammymuseum.org/videos/hiphopmentalhealth

Anchored in the birthplace of Hip Hop culture, the Universal Hip Hop Museum broke ground in the Bronx in 2021. Built as a space for audiences, artists, and technology to converge and create unparalleled educational and entertainment experiences, the museum is slated to open in Bronx Point in 2024. The UHHM will celebrate and preserve the history of local and global Hip Hop music and culture past, present, and future.

For more information, visit www.uhhm.org. “Like” the Universal Hip Hop Museum on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @uhhmuseum.

Established in 2008, the GRAMMY Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music through exhibits, education, grants, preservation initiatives, and public programming. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form—from the technology of the recording process to the legends who have made lasting marks on our cultural identity.

For more information, visit www.grammymuseum.org, “like” the GRAMMY Museum on Facebook, and follow @GRAMMYMuseum on Twitter and Instagram.

SOURCE The Universal Hip Hop Museum

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Newcomer Rises to #4 on HOT Adult Contemporary Holiday Recurrents Chart, Dianña’s “Missing You Underneath the Mistletoe”

In ‘Mistletoe’s’ 2nd year Dianña has vaulted to the rarely seen rank of #2 for a new artist among Independent Adult Contemporary Recurrent Holiday Artists



NASHVILLE, Tenn. /PRNewswire/ — “Missing You Underneath the Mistletoe” by Dianña made a big splash in its first week of release this year to Adult Contemporary and Country radio. It is also available on all major streaming platforms per her label Billeegee Productions. It combines a timeless melody with a familiar theme of how much we miss our distant loved ones at Christmas but with a special twist. The song is accompanied by an award-winning official music video on YouTube.

Missing You Underneath the Mistletoe by Dianna – Official Music Video

Dianña’s vocals are reminiscent of Karen Carpenter. “Several years ago, I did a tribute show as Karen Carpenter in Las Vegas. I studied Karen’s unique vocal stylings so especially when I sing holiday songs it naturally comes out.”, said Dianña.

“Missing You Underneath the Mistletoe” was produced by Grammy nominated producer/mixer Mark Needham (Imagine Dragons, Dolly Parton, Chris Isaak), and recorded in the studios of Kent Wells Productions in Nashville under the direction of Grammy nominated producer Kent Wells (Dolly Parton), who also makes a cameo vocal appearance in the song.

‘Dianña also has a second song rocking the charts right now. “You Don’t Know Me”, released in mid-October, has been steadily rising and just cracked the Top 100 on the Music Row Country charts.

‘Missing You Underneath the Mistletoe’ on Spotifyhttps://spoti.fi/3OMbKo0

‘Mistletoe’ Official Music Video on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3ViCA9I

Connect with Dianña on all her social media and streaming platforms via her Linktr.eehttps://linktr.ee/diannacountry

SOURCE Billeegee Productions

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STEPIN, the K-Pop Dance AI Platform, Launches in Over 170 Countries Worldwide



SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Sidewalk Entertainment, an AI startup company based in Seoul, South Korea, has officially launched their K-Pop dance AI platform, STEPIN, across more than 170 countries worldwide, marking their significant entry into the international market.

STEPIN’s real-time motion tracking AI technology tracks and scores dance movements using just a smartphone.

STEPIN is a K-Pop dance platform that utilizes real-time motion tracking AI technology. Users can play by selecting between Practice and Challenge modes, and the platform offers functions such as dance learning, dance scoring and motion analysis replays. By integrating social media and gaming, the app allows users indulge in K-Pop dance anytime and anywhere.

One of STEPIN’s highlighted features is its scoring through precise movement analysis, which allows users to compete in real-time rankings through scoring. STEPIN sets itself apart from conventional dance games with its ability to accurately track movements using just a smartphone, without the need for any supplementary equipment.

After its initial service launch in Southeast Asia last September, STEPIN’s functionality has been consistently improved based on feedback from local users. And for its global users, the platform now supports nine languages, including English, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, and Indonesian.

STEPIN participated as an official sponsor partner in Mnet’s dance competition show ‘Street Woman Fighter 2’. In the final episode aired on Oct 31, members of the Mannequeen crew were seen enjoying the dance score competition on STEPIN. Following the exposure, the app’s download rate has surged by more than 184%.

Kibong Kook, CEO of Sidewalk Entertainment, stated that “STEPIN is a new form of service that applies advanced AI technology to K-Pop dance. With features like scoring and rankings, the enjoyment and fun of K-Pop dance is drastically elevated. We aim to establish a novel trend for a new wave in the worldwide K-pop scene.”

Kibong Kook is a first-generation pro-gamer who played a pivotal role in the early dates of Korea’s esports industry, and he has founded Sidewalk Entertainment as an AI technology-driven startup.

At the moment, STEPIN is hosting the ‘Chili’ dance challenge event within the app, and plans to continuously engage with users around the globe through various events and content in the future.

Company Name: Sidewalk Entertainment

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New Music Release BAD BITCH by LA Laura Paris and Afrogoldie



With catchy melodies, pulsating beats and undeniable charisma, Bad BITCH is a compelling and multilingual pop electro hit, blending English, French, and Italian

Bad Bitch is about embracing your inner strength and confidence, and we hope it resonates with women everywhere.”

— LA Laura ParisPARIS, FRANCE, November 5, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — LA Laura Paris, the sensational Belgo-French Pop electro singer and producer, joins forces with Afro-Italian singer Afrogoldie to deliver a dynamic and empowering single titled Bad Bitch.

Bad Bitch is a sonic experience that will leave audiences craving more. The song highlights the legendary analog TR303, blended with empowering lyrics will make you feel like a dancing queen.

Listen to Bad Bitch

They will be performing in Los Angeles at Hotel ZIGGY for Studio 54 Party, on the 16th of November.

« Bad Bitch is not just a song; it’s a movement, a declaration of self-worth and empowerment. We want women to feel proud of who they are and what they stand for. » – Afrogoldie

About La Laura Paris
Known as the “Glitter Queen” LA Laura Paris is a Pop Electro artist but also a Singer-Songwriter, Composer, Producer, Dancer, DJ and Film Director. She was awarded and nominated for her music videos “I’m Leaving Right Away” and “Kissing Boys”.

After working with legendary French Touch producers LA Laura Paris continues to bridge the gap between Parisian Elegance to Hollywood Glamour.

A very eclectic artist, LA Laura Paris incorporates pop, rock, acoustic, electronic, disco, with influences from Martin Solveig, Pharrell Williams, Britney Spears, and Daft Punk. In addition, she has drawn inspiration from artists such as Lady Gaga, Marilyn Monroe, Elton John, David Bowie. Performing in the Queer scenes with captivating performances and evocative musical style she is known as the French Madonna.

About Afrogoldie
Afrogoldie is a multi-talented artist, singer-songwriter, and radio personality. Born in Cameroon and raised in Italy, she rose first through the fashion world.

In 2019, her solo music career took off with “Timeline” followed by the chart-topping “Love Me”. Afrogoldie’s music is inspired by icons like Rihanna and Doja Cat. Her story is an evolution from a cocoon of shyness to a butterfly of bravery, radiating a contagious positivity.

In 2023, she released “S.Q.U.A.T” as a Nike x Awlab brand ambassador, embodying the motto “Just do it” and recently performed as candidate at the Hapawards in Hollywood.


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