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Tidal and the Desiree Perez Effect

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

When people search for Desiree Perez online they will see that Tidal is not her first shot at making negotiations and turning companies around. Most people will recognize that her efforts go back as far as Roc Nation Sports and her time with helping athletes get the best possible deals. This is something that she has been known to do over her lifetime because has had a hard life. She has always had the spirit of a hustler, and she knows everything there is to know about making deals. That is what has allowed Perez to just keep taking Tidal to new levels.

A typical CEO that may not know about the music industry and the changes that are occurring so they may have no ability to truly change Tidal. It took someone that was actually paying attention to the industry and the way that music streaming was changing to make things different for Tidal. This is like the company that just keeps on moving towards higher ground because Desiree Perez is in place to provide insight on getting the right visual art on the Tidal website in order to make this company stand out.

Everyone is trying to get into the music streaming business. This is what Pandora did for years. This is what Apple is doing now to compete with Spotify. What Desiree Perez has done is put Spotify in a league that is different from what the competition is doing. Some might say that Perez has come in and created her own lane. She has become this super force at Tidal that is ready to let people know that there is a new sheriff in town. What people used to think about Tidal is not relevant anymore. Dez Perez has changed the outlook for the company, and people that are listening to music through streaming apps are taking interest in what she is saying. There is a lot of buzz about what this company does to incorporate so many more elements of entertainment than other companies. There are exclusive behind-the-scene documentaries on some albums. There are live concert streams. Tidal has become the app that seems to have it all. There are people that love this app because it is about more than audio streaming. This is what the other companies have failed to do, and now Tidal is becoming the leader that other companies must follow.

Norka Luque: She did not let Personal Challenges Kill Her Dream

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Norka Luque’s life in the music industry has not been easy. The journey has been filled with several ups and downs. One of the major challenges that the Latin beauty has faced during her career is the life-threatening condition known as epilepsy. She learned about it after musical professionals diagnosed her with the condition in 2014.

 

Her condition worsened, and she had to undergo surgery in 2015. After a successful surgery, Ms. Martinez underwent a rather long and tough recovery process. She gained too much weight that greatly affected her career. She thought that this was the end of her career. However, with hope and determination, she was able to fight these challenges. Today Norka Luque is very active and has sworn to lead a healthy lifestyle.

 

Her most recent track is “Tomorrowland.” The track that was produced by FitoBlanko, a Panamanian-Canadian Tropical Urban songwriter has been received well in the Latino music community. It is doing well in major music charts across Latin American countries such as Puerto Rico and Venezuela.

 

Ms.Martinez says that she is impressed and inspired by different artists in the music industry. Some of these artists include Jay-z, Beyonce, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, Bob Sinclair and a host of other artists.

 

She also says that she is very thankful for her parents for all their unwavering support over the years. According to her profile, her parents allowed her to attend instrument, dance and singing lessons at a very tender age. Additionally, she is thankful for the support of the Grammy Award winning producer, Emilio Estefan Jr. Even though Mr. Estefan is longer her manager, he played a major role in launching her music career.

 

Despite the fact that music is Norka Luque’s first enthusiasm in life, she also has other hobbies. Ms. Martinez is a very good tennis player. In fact, she occasionally takes part in different competitions around the Miami region. She loves traveling, socializing and eating.

Notable tracks worth mentioning

Ms. Martinez has several singles under her belt. These are some of the tracks that made who she is today. Her first single “As You Do It.” This single got her a nomination in the 2011 Lo Nuestro Awards. She was nominated for the Best Female Latin Pop Artist of the Year. Another one of her track worth mentioning is “Milagro.” This track was a big hit in different countries including Venezuela, Puerto Rico, and the United States.

Follow Ms. Martinez on Facebook to learn more about her upcoming works.

Sergio Cortes Shows That One’s Art Can Outlive The Man

Friday, October 16th, 2015

It’s a rare person who hasn’t, at some time, given some thought as to what constitutes the measure of a man. By what should one judge himself, others, or the output of a human life. Many people will spend a lifetime trying to figure out how to measure their life. For others it’s a bit easier and at the same time more complex. Artists in general have an advantage in critiquing their own life. An artist will usually view the measure of his life in the legacy of his art. But at the same time there’s an important question of interaction.

Many artists feel that interaction is vital to art. And that’s why it might well be said that only a few performers have gained true immortality through their creative output. Ask a man named Sergio Cortes about the subject and one might find some easy answers. Because in speaking to him it’s obvious that a man’s legacy can continue, in full interactivity, far past the point where he himself has passed away. The reason is that he has another title, MJ impersonator Sergio Cortes.

Cortes is a Michael Jackson impersonator who not only excels at his craft, but who also shows the nature of artistic legacy. One of the biggest reasons for this is that there’s a lot of people working to impersonate Jackson as a performer. But one of the biggest mistakes people make when considering an artistic legacy has to do with confusion between art and artist. It’s true that art needs to stand apart from the person who created it. But at the same time, to emulate the nature of a particular artist in performance one can never forget the actual man or woman. An artist creates art, but they’re still a human being who brings any number of different cultural and personal aspects to a performance. Cortes is one of only a very few, or even arguably the only, Jackson impersonators who really grasps this fact of life.

Cortes isn’t content to simply bring Jackson’s performances back to life. He recognizes that the totality of one’s art needs to involve spontaneity and personal contributions. As such he’s learned everything about Jackson’s life. He can speak like Jackson, dress like him, and most importantly he can live like Jackson as well. And this is what has most grasped public interest with Cortes. Because Cortes isn’t content to simply bring Jackson’s art to life for people, he brings Jackson’s spirit to them as well.

Micheal Jackson Impersonators “Beat It” When Sergio Cortes Enters A Room

Monday, October 5th, 2015

In 2009, the world lost one of the greatest entertainers of all time, Micheal Jackson. Even though his demise was a huge tragedy, we are all very lucky to be able to remember him through his music, his entertaining videos and in some cases by Micheal Jackson impersonators. However, unlike his music, a lot of the MJ impersonators do not capture the essence of the King of Pop. Meaning, a lot of them display deficiencies that remind us of how difficult it is to replicate the legacy that Micheal Jackson left behind – until, you meet Sergio Cortes.

People say that we all have a non-biological twin somewhere in the world. This theory may seem far fetched until you see with your own eyes, possibly the greatest impersonator of all time, Mr. Cortes. Simply put, his talents as an impersonator is nothing short of amazing. Visually, all of Cortes’ physical features resemble Micheal Jackson: from his facial and bone structure, to his body type, to his smile, to his body language, to his hands and even his lips are all a near perfect match of Micheal Jackson. When you see Cortes on film or in pictures, it is hard to discern whether or not you are looking at the real thing. In addition, Cortes’ voice is truly remarkable because if you close your eyes and hear him sing, you would think that Micheal Jackson was in the room with you. Cortes also has all of the right moves and captures the spirit that Micheal Jackson resonated when he moon walked and danced across a stage.

Cortes’ talents are embraced by Micheal Jackson fans all over the world, for he is constantly booked for shows in different countries and regions like Italy, Brazil, France, North America and South America. He has become a global icon for impersonators, and part of his fan base actually includes other Micheal Jackson impersonators.

Cortes deserves the attention and critical acclaim that he receives because his live shows are really exciting and hypnotic. When Micheal Jackson fans see Cortes perform live or when he makes a special appearance at an event, they feel like they are interfacing with Micheal Jackson’s clone.

Cortes is a native of Barcelona, Spain and he demonstrated a natural gift for singing and dancing at an early age. He was always a fan of Micheal Jackson, and when he was a teenager he knew that he wanted to be a Micheal Jackson impersonator. Cortes is extremely adored because he has a natural tenderness and charisma that mirrors the persona of Micheal Jackson. Sergio Cortes also has a passion for spreading peace and love throughout the globe. Some people say that Cortes represents the return of Micheal Jackson and others say that he is simply, Prince Sergio.

Sergio Cortes: The Best MJ Impersonator Alive

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Everyone that was around in 2009 remembers the sadness that engulfed the world on learning about his untimely demise. The fact that he died a few weeks just before his major comeback tour started left his true fans with an unrequited longing for his performances. Then, there were the controversies that followed his death. The fact that some people claimed it was a suicide while others came up with conspiracy theories about him being killed by his enemies in the industries. It wasn’t until 2011 that some sort of light was shed on the issue of MJ’s death when his then physician was sentenced to 4 years in jail for manslaughter.

 

Most people who were fans of the king of pop were left with a harrowing need to see the star perform again, and all they had to remember him by were his albums. However, there is a new breakout star who is taking the world by storm. This young man performs all MJ’s moves to perfection and what is even more; his resemblance to the star is very uncanny. His name is Sergio Cortes, and he has been working as an MJ impersonator for close to four years now.

 

Cortes’ first language is Spanish, to have mastered all the lyrics of all the great MJ songs as perfectly as he has is a fete that is quite extraordinary. What is even more amazing is his dedication to his act. Sergio says that his main reason to get into the performance wasn’t the money; he does it because he knows there are millions of people from around the world that would give anything to watch the legend perform live. Sergio has hired a complete band with dancers and performers. He spends his time studying MJ. When he is not learning about his moves, he is on stage practicing with his team.

 

The extraordinary performer has already been featured in several magazines for being the most entertaining and realistic impersonation act of Michael Jackson. His popularity has been surging through the years; this can be seen through the fact that whenever he organizes a concert, he is able to sell out all his tickets before the shows. His main ideology behind impersonating MJ is that he wants the Legend to live on, and not only to live on, but for all the things that MJ was passionate about to continue to matter to the world.

Brian Mulligan Continues To Move And Impress Audiences With His Rich Baritone Voice And Commanding Stage Presence

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Brian Mulligan keeps impressing audiences in San Francisco with his talent and gorgeous baritone voice. Brian Mulligan currently has the star role in San Francisco Opera’s debut performance of Sweeney Todd. He has been in several other San Francisco Opera productions including Les Troyens and Renato, and received much critical acclaim for his role as Richard Nixon in Nixon in China that he performed in at its San Francisco Opera debut in 2012. In addition to his performances at the San Francisco Opera, he has performed at many of the other greatest opera houses in the world including Opernhaus Zurich, Oper Frankfurt, the Canadian Opera Compay, Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Houston Grand Opera. Brian Mulligan has also performed at many fine orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Baltimore Symphony, and in 2012 he performed for Mahler’s 8th Symphony conducted by Gustavo Dudamel that was released on DVD with the recording by Deutsche Grammophon. Opera News has hailed Brian Mulligan for “a wonderful, rich voice and a fine stage presence.”

Brian Mulligan was born in Endicott, New York and attended Yale University and the Julliard school for his advanced education and voice training. He had his debut in Die Frau ohne Schatten in 2003 at the Metropolitan Opera in NYC while he was still studying at Julliard. His main voice instructor is W. Stephen Smith, whom he still studies with today. He went on to impress audiences and garner great reviews. For his performance of Faust at the Metropolitan Opera, he received the impressive review from MusicalAmerica.com: “A third newcomer to the production was Baritone Brian Mulligan as Marguerite’s unforgiving brother, Valentin. He brought burnished tone and deep feeling to his famous aria, ‘Avant de quitter ces lieux’; then came close to stealing the entire show with a death scene that was riveting in its raw intensity.”

Brian Mulligan’s upcoming schedule of performances include Lucia di Lammermoor as Enrico, and a performance again at the San Francisco Opera starring as Roderick Usher in the anticipated double-bill of Gordon Getty’s Usher House and Debussy’s La Chute de la Maison Usher. He will also be returning to the Metropolitan Opera for the role of Paolo in Simon Boccanegra, starring with Placido Domingo under the direction of James Levine.

Lady Gaga’s Mother Distracted By Star’s Cleavage

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Lady Gaga recently took a stroll with her mother throughout New York City, and paparazzi photographers took several pictures of the moment. However, it seems that Lady Gaga’s mother was more worried about her daughter’s outfit than watching her surroundings. For those of you that missed it, Lady Gaga wore a suit jacket with nothing underneath it. Gaga must be joining in on the new trend in New York City.

E! recently posted pictures of Lady gaga and her mother, and the phots are very funny. Lady Gaga’s mother seems to be in awe of her daughter’s breasts. The entire incident is very strange, but it’s actually quite normal for the popstar. Lady Gaga is a very controversial and weird entertainer. However, Lady Gaga’s mother looks as normal as can be. Seeing the two of them walk down the street together is mind-bending.

Some people can’t believe that Lady Gaga would wear such a scandalous outfit while hanging out with her own mother. Those at Qnet and Indian Express has been talking about it for a few days now. However, Lady Gaga’s appearance did not surprise most people, but she should’ve wore something different while spending time with her mother. Nonetheless, Lady gaga is worth millions of dollars, and I’m sure that her mother has grown to accept her daughter’s strange behavior.

Get Well Soon, Michael

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

Michael Clifford, from the band 5 Seconds of Summer, suffers from burns to the head after accidentally walking into a pyrotechnics display of shooting fire on stage Saturday, June 13th. The band was playing their top song “She Looks So Perfect” amid their second night of playing in Wembley Arena when the band member’s hair caught fire. A fan tweeted the video of Mikey walking offstage fanning at his smoking hair with a towel. A little after the accident, a band mate named Ashton Irwin came on stage and assured the crowd of Michael’s safety and that they could not continue the show. His exact words were “Michael has hurt himself so we will not be continuing the show right now, I just want to say thank you so much for coming. He is okay. You guys have been the best crowd we could ask for tonight. Thank you so much.”

 

5 Seconds Of Summer fans such as Adam Sender were beyond doubt worried about Clifford. He later tweeted to his fans, again reassuring that he was okay and shared a selfie of his bandages covering up the burnt side of his face. The band will have their next concert on Friday, June 17th in Las Vegas, Nevada at 7:30 in the Mandalay Bay Resort Event Center.

Mariah Carey’s Hit Single

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

What happens when one celebrity splits from another celebrity? When one – or both – of those celebrities is a singer you know that there will be a song out about it. Mariah Carey has released a single that will bring chills to those who listen to it. This new song from Mariah Carey is one of those breakup hits that everyone can identify with, and it comes soon after her separation from her husband Nick Cannon.

Anastasia Date recalls in the world of celebrities and music, this song from Mariah Carey is something that everyone will be able to listen to and understand. This song is one of those breakup songs that is powerful. This song may be meant for the ears of Nick Cannon, but we have all had the opportunity to listen to it if we want to and we can all share in its beauty.

Tinashe Get’s Sexy on New Video

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

What Tinashe did with her debut album was split her talents and her sound. She had a club hit that was hot for the radio, but many album tracks were more thoughtful. It was a darker album than expected for someone that had so much radio swagger in 2014. This time Tinashe is back with another sexy video and sound that may make fans recall her previous success last summer.

The “All Hands On Deck” video doesn’t leave you wondering which side of the fence that Tinashe landed on with this new music. She is on tour with Nicki Minjai and it seems like she learned a few things from the Pink Princess. Susan McGalla said in the video there is a lot of grinding, shaking and dance moves that are designed to draw in male fans. The shorts that Tinashe wears in the video are extremely short. She is putting it out there in the first single, and letting people know where she is coming from.

It was assumed that she would have to go in this direction after linking up with Nicki Minaj for a tour. She clearly has another side, but unlike artists like Jhene Aiko, Tinashe hasn’t had any luck in building a multifaceted fan base. Aiko, who has been known for darker and more introspective lyrics has had the freedom to do the bass heavy tracks. Tinashe, by contrast, has been pigeonholed.