Akademia Live- December 4, 2014 @ 8 PM

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Welcome to Akademia Live, where award-winning artists in diverse musical genres take the stage to bring their original music straight to the people. There are no second-takes. There are no slick post-production effects. There’s only the artist, theirs songs, and the crowd. It doesn’t get any more live than Akademia Live.

Sol Night Club
Thursday, December 4, 2014 @ 8 PM
313 E. Carson St.
Los Angeles, California 90745

See award-winning artists Nxus, Lisa Trindade, Lotis, Dalal, Millennium and others take the stage for one epic night of live performances. DJ’s will be spinning the hottest club hits before and after the live sets. Akademia drink specials all night.

Admission: Free (Password ‘Akademia’)
Ages 21 & over only. Dress code: Club chic.

Akademia Live Flyer 12-4-14


Beckman Media Company- The Leading Provider of Media Business News

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February 28, 2014

By Glen Rupert

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Beckman Media Company, one of the top media industry news providers based in Los Angeles, California, introduces their new rebranded site Beckman.tv, providing a streamlined view of the most pertinent news affecting the media business today.

Beckman.tv presents the latest ground-breaking news from nearly every media industry sector, including telecommunications, Internet, film and music. With the same incisive reporting and analysis that has become the trademark of Beckman Media, the new site enables viewers to access content anywhere in the globe.

What makes Beckman different from other media business news providers is that they offer an unbiased look at media corporations, business practices and the competitive environment, giving detailed and thorough information to its viewers.

Sylvar- The Site for Entertainment News

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By Cindy Waters


Sylvar.tv has long been the hottest place to get your fix for juicy celebrity gossip, movie, music, entertainment news and more. From the biggest stars to those new on the scene, Sylvar.tv gives you the most revealing, up-to-the-minute news right at your fingertips!

Visit Sylvar.tv now to get news on the upcoming Bond movie and the sexy Bond girl candidates, plus news on the stealthy stalker that broke into Keanu’s Hollywood Hills home. Also, check out the summer’s best beach bodies and the hot new music artists of 2014.

If you have a hot tip, article, photo or video relating to a brand new or rising entertainment star, please feel free to contact our editors at news@sylvar.tv. We want to hear from you!

Greycastle- A Stronghold for Serious News

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By Carol Randerson


Founded by Bryan Levy in 1994, Greycastle News Corporation is an American news network that provides online developments in world news, technology, health, lifestyle and entertainment. What makes Greycastle different from hundreds of news agencies worldwide in its class is that it is an advertising-free network. Greycastle carefully chooses the most relevant breaking news for its readers who skew towards the higher income and education bracket.

“With most news sites, the important news you want to read about is buried beneath ads about credit cards, bed sheets or less than essential articles like ‘Celebs Who Look Alike’,” states Archer McConnell, who evaluates the quality of a range of news providers.    “It’s refreshing to see that a different way can exist. Greycastle delivers the relevant information without all the clutter and distraction.”

Upon visiting the site, you get the feeling that you are in an Old World library, gathering knowledge and protected from the distractions of the outside world. Visit www.greycastle.tv and decide for yourself.

Turning Art into Blood Diamonds

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By Steve Whelan


Avastar, a media network generally known for its art, music and entertainment news and lifestyle pieces recently released a serious news article under their Art Division, which exposes the little known truth behind the IS (Islamic State) terrorist funding. This year alone, the world has received wave after wave of disturbing news on the atrocities of the IS, formerly known as ISIS. Their acts of violence include mass killings, displacement of 1.2 million people from their homes, the kidnapping of almost 150 children and the murder of three Western captives. How are they funding these terrorist activities and what is the connection between art and IS?

Besides selling oil, robbing banks and attacking and holding territories, they have looted precious Syrian artifacts and traded them on the black market, making their way to private collectors around the world. What these collectors may not know (or want to know) is that these historic and prehistoric cultural treasures are being stolen and treated as blood diamonds to grow and train IS fighters. In addition, shrines, tombs, churches, and mosques have been destroyed, in an attempt to erase history out of sectarian religious hatred.

To read more on this topic, see ‘Syria’s Cultural Artifacts are Blood Diamonds for ISIS’ or email news@avastar.tv with your comments.

Veteran Music Executive Ken Wilson Talks About The Akademia and the Changing Musical Landscape

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From senior posts at Arista Records, Columbia and MCA to J Records and Warner Brothers, veteran record executive Ken Wilson has shaped the careers of legendary artists such as Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Seal, Sade, George Michael and many more, leading to record sales in excess of $2 Billion.



Ken Wilson started his career in music at Arista Records. There he worked with acclaimed artists Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Billy Ocean, Taylor Dayne and Kenny G. Ken continued his journey on to Columbia Records where he served as Senior Vice President of Radio Promotions. He became responsible for the success of artists such as Mariah Carey, Maxwell, LL Cool J, George Michael, Kriss Kross, DaBrat, Slick Rick and more. He then went on to MCA Records as President of Urban Music where he oversaw operations in the urban music division, signing KC & JoJo of Jodeci, Rahsaan Patterson, Anthony Hamilton, coordinated the success of Mary J Blige’s ‘Share My World’ album and New Edition’s ‘Home Again’.

Ken Wilson’s reputation then brought him to J Records where he reported directly to Clive Davis as Senior Vice President of Urban Music. Once again, Ken played a key role in the success of artists such as Alicia Keys, Luther Vandross, Monica, Busta Rhymes, Mario, Fantasia, Jamie Foxx and Ruben Studdard, to name a few. After a long tenure at J Records, Ken moved to the west coast to serve as Senior Vice President of Urban Music at Warner Brothers Records. There, he was responsible for urban radio airplay and marketing efforts while managing budgets and overseeing field staff. Here he has been instrumental in the careers of Seal, Eric Benet, Mike Jones and V.I.C. of ‘Wobble’ fame.  Ken is continuing to guide successful artists, such as Beyonce, Johnny Gill, Eric Benet, J. Cole, Juicy J and Cee-Lo, through effective marketing and promotions.

“The traditional music business model has changed dramatically over the past twenty years. But while many doors have closed to new artists, many new doors have opened as well. The Akademia brings together the expertise of top record executives and producers to help guide the careers of new up-and-coming artists and groom them for success,” states Ken. “I look forward to The Akademia becoming a major force in the near future.”

The Akademia Music Awards is based in Los Angeles, California and supports musicians interested in receiving a higher degree of market exposure and recognition in the new music business era. As one of the six Akademia board members, Ken concentrates his efforts on the Hip-Hop, R&B and Gospel categories, guiding artists from the earliest stages to commercial success.

You may contact Ken with questions or requests for assistance at ken@theakademia.com

Read more at: http://www.theakademia.com/ken_wilson