The Rattle opened a studio in Silver Lake last year, which it operates as something between a startup accelerator, art co-op, coworking space and venture studio. Its goal is to rethink the way musicians and artists are compensated for creating something new or groundbreaking.
“In the music economy, artists are treated like writers of music for some label or publisher, so that the grown-ups can go and sort it out afterwards,” said Chris Howard, CEO of The Rattle. “We wanted to see if we could translate the principles of startups and entrepreneurship to artists.”
This week, the Los Angeles and
The new Apple Music integration will allow customers to access their personal Apple Music accounts directly from the Audi infotainment system.
Audi announced that it is integrating Apple Music, a premium music streaming subscription service, directly into select models. The new Apple Music service in the infotainment system will give users the ability to access their subscription directly from the Multi-Media
A trio of veteran film financiers and producers are launching a new venture.
Joe Simpson, Simon Williams and Jonathan Bross are teaming up on Ashland Hill Media Finance, a film and TV financing venture, backed by an alternative investment fund with assets under management of $1.85 billion. From its offices in Santa Monica and London, Ashland Hill expects to close upwards of 25 deals in the next 12 months, with plans to further expand its operations beyond the U.S. and U.K. later this year. The company will also acquire rights and package projects for its own production pipeline.
The Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition has revealed its 2021 winners, marking the contest’s 10th anniversary. Although the participants encountered challenges and travel restrictions brought upon by the pandemic, the submitted entries showed a high caliber of craftsmanship.
The contest, organized by the Underwater Photography Guide, looks for the world’s best photos that document marine life behavior, unique portraits of underwater critters, and powerful images that advocate for the conservation of the subsurface planet.
The Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition received a large number of entries from 81 countries. This year’s judging panel included prestigious underwater photographers Tony Wu,