SubPac, a transformational technology brand, is pioneering a cultural shift across the music and technology industries by revolutionizing the traditional perception of sound. SubPac is immersive physical-sound technology that brings music to life, expanding beyond an audio concept to a full-body experience. The startup has attracted major investors and industry leaders who have joined forces to engineer this unprecedented sound movement.
SubPac announces the close of $6M Series A financing with notable investors that include veteran DJ, Richie Hawtin, Dada Life, Azure Capital, NBA All Star Carmelo Anthony's M7 Tech Partners, and Andy Rubin of Playground Global and formerly Google Android. The funds are earmarked for development as the brand is positioned to significantly disrupt the music and tech industries. "SubPac opened my eyes to the power of physical sound. It will absolutely change the way people experience music, VR and cinema." said Andy Rubin, founder & CEO, Playground Global.
SubPac is creating its own physical-sound category through two unique products; the SubPac M2, a wearable vest, and the SubPac S2, a seatback device. Both create a new form of expression for musicians and sound designers to connect with their fans on a deeper level by using innovative technology that allows consumers to physically feel sound. This tangible connectivity captivated GRAMMY-winning producer Timbaland to come on board as a partner and introduce the brand to the music industry. "SubPac is a game changing experience for both artists and fans," said Timbaland. "It lets you feel the music like never before. It's the feeling that's been missing, until now."
SubPac is a privately held technology company and was the brainchild of Co-Founders John Alexiou and Todd Chernecki. The startup's leadership team also includes Sean Leonard, Head of Strategic Development and Sarosh Khwaja, Head of R&D. SubPac is based in the heart of the entertainment industry, Los Angeles and has offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, London and Toronto. "Andy Rubin and Timbaland are two of the finest creative minds on the planet," said John Alexiou, Co-Founder and CEO of SubPac. "They have both moved culture in significant ways, and will play leading roles in SubPac's mission to bring the feeling of music & sound to the world." SubPac is currently available on thesubpac.com with the SubPac M2 retailing for $349 and SubPac S2 for $299.
Travel issues prevented Timbaland from appearing in person for his keynote interview at the ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo (April 29). But the in-demand producer did the next best thing: appearing via live feed from Miami. And erasing attendees’ disappointment, The Emperor Of Sound (the title of his new book] presided over a rollicking session that was part-tutorial, part-The Voice -- and thoroughly entertaining.
Parrying questions from moderator and ASCAP senior VP of membership Nicole George-Middleton as well as the audience, Timbaland addressed everything from his start in music and collaborating with Justin Timberlake to overseeing the music for the hot series Empire (whose latest soundtrack was released that day) to scoring original music for -- and the status of -- his own album Opera Noir. (He’s up to six songs that aren’t fully completed.) At the producer’s request, several questioners launched into impromptu singing auditions that won the audience’s attention -- and Timbaland’s (colleagues with him in Miami whipped out their phones to capture the performances).
Unfortunately, the new Empire Soundtrack doesn’t have any Timbaland collaboration on the project. Thanks to David Primer’s research, he’s come to the conclusion that even the ‘Got That Work’ tune by Yazz, which has been tagged as Co-Produced by Timbaland is actually not, nonetheless, check out the whole tracklist of the Soundtrack below and get it on iTunes.
Empire OST Season 2 Vol. 2 (2016)
- Jussie Smollett - Freedom
- Jamila Velazquez, Raquel Castro & Yani Marin - Crown
- Serayah - Look But Don't Touch
- Jussie Smollett & Yazz - Good People
- Jussie Smollett - Like My Daddy
- Jussie Smollett - Shine On Me
- Yazz, Serayah & Jamila Velazquez - All Nite
- Serayah - Body Speak
- Jussie Smollett - Last Night
- Jussie Smollett & Kelli Wakili - Get It Started
- Yazz - Got That Work
- Jussie Smollett - Good Enough (Negrito Remix)
- Terrence Howard, Jussie Smollett & Yazz - Chasing The Sky
- Yazz & Serayah - No Competition
- Jussie Smollett - Hemingway
- Jussie Smollett - My Own Thang
- Bre-Z - Turn Around
- DMK - Fabulous
- Jussie Smollett & Yazz - Never Let It Die
- Yazz, Serayah, Jamila Velazquez & Yo Gotti - All Nite (Yo Gotti Remix)
The stars of Fox’s hit series Empire have once again lent their voices to an upcoming album centered around the smash hit. Empire: Original Soundtrack, Season 2 Volume 2 – set to arrive in stores on April 29 – includes appearances by Serayah (Tiana Brown), Bre-Z (Freda Gatz), Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon), and Bryshere “Yazz” Gray (Hakeem Lyon).
While he appears on several songs with his castmates, Yazz also has the solo single “Got That Work.” The 22-year-old Philadelphia native lets it be known he is more than ready to sit at the top of the Empire pyramid. Yazz uses the record to rap about his prowess over an uptempo track produced by
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“Got That Work” definitely connects to Hakeem’s storyline on Empire. What does the song represent for you?
It’s just about talking about what’s going on in Hakeem’s life. I put that into the lyrics and made sure that it was authentic to what was going on with Empire.
Here is the second track produced by Timbaland from Matheo’s ‘Empire Force One’ project, check it out below and make sure to Pre-Order it HERE.
Ten Typ Mes - Znajdź Kłopoty (16') Previously:
Matheo - Swiat U Stop feat. Popek & Sobota (Timbaland) (16')
L.A. based artists Dante and Drew, together known as THEY., have built quite the buzz for themselves over the past year or so thanks to the majorly successful Nu Religion EP, which has earned them an opening spot on Bryson Tiller’s current "Trap Soul" tour. While we were lucky enough to chop it up with the duo ourselves at HNHH a couple weeks ago, Hot 97 decided to follow in suit and ask THEY. to sit down for an interview on Ebro In The Morning.
THEY. & Timbaland In 2015
Keeping it rather short at 8 minutes, Dante & Drew talked about opening up for Bryson Tiller, working with Timbaland, upcoming project, and not being the same as DJ Khaled’s “they”. Check it out.
JR Castro bust onto the scene in 2015 with his Migos-assisted single “Get Home” which became radio gold. The Las Vegas-native has since followed up with a stream of buzz singles “Never Be The Same,” “FMN,” “That Sh*t Go,” and “M.O.B.,” determining to fit into the ranks of Ginuwine and Babyface combined.
His image is a mix of sex symbol for the ladies but just enough street grit for some fellas to appreciate, and in a time where it’s not popular for artists to call themselves “R&B artists”, he has no problems with the term. He recently spoke with Singersroom about bringing back those good vibes for the ladies, the lucky night he was discovered by Timbaland, his forthcoming projects, and much more…
How did Timbaland sign on to executive produce the following, upcoming project, You?
I met Timbaland in Vegas backstage one year at a Justin Timberlake concert concert in 2014. He heard my music going around the city, being in Vegas. At the time the music I had out was strictly in the city and he got a hold of it. He thought it was dope. It was a blessing for me as it was Timbaland.
Timbaland Is The Keynote Speaker For Midem's 50th Anniversary Conference, Opera Noir "Later This Year Or Early Next Year"
This summer, international music industry conference Midem will celebrate its 50th anniversary June 3-6 in Cannes, France with an exclusive keynote from artist, producer and executive Timbaland on June 4. He joins previously-announced keynote speakers such as UTA Head of Music Worldwide Neil Warnock, Quentin Tarantino's music supervisor Mary Ramos, Alibaba Music Group Chairman Gao Xiaosong, Pandora founder/CEO Tim Westergren and Glassnote Entertainment Group founder/President Daniel Glass at the event.
In addition to his speech, Timbaland will also serve as an ambassador for the second annual Midem Artist Accelerator program, which gives 12 up-and-coming acts selected by Midem's Artistic Committee access to mentoring sessions with industry professionals and the ability to perform during the four-day event. Timbaland will share his own experiences and advice with the as-yet-unnamed artists at Midem.
Artwork by Kormanuth Mastai. Hip-Hop artists Young Crazy and Breeze Barker teamed up with producer Milli and Timbaland for their joint-project, Sharks x Pistols. The project is seen as an “ode” to Virginia & the lifestyle of the “Sharks & Pistols” as it pays homage to 2 major cities of Virginia in which both rappers reside, Norfolk (Shark City), & Portsmouth (Pistol City) with productions by Milli, Timbaland, Fade Majah, Lex Luger, Kino Beats, Ready Rock, D4 and more, make sure to get it on iTunes and check it out below.
Young Crazy & Breeze Barker - Too Virginia (Milli, Timbaland) (16’)
Young Crazy & Breeze Barker - Ain’t Even (Milli, Timbaland) (16’)
Young Crazy & Breeze Barker - Never Change (Fade Majah, Timbaland) (16’)
Timbaland unveiled his new collaboration with the NBA, an original song called "Every Second Counts" that will appear in an ad debuting tonight on TNT and airing throughout the NBA Playoffs and Finals. The 30-second spot is part of the NBA's This Is Why We Play advertising campaign, which launched at the beginning of the season, and will premiere at some point during tonight's double-header featuring the Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Clippers and the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. the San Antonio Spurs before the regular season comes to an end Wednesday. "I thought it was a brilliant idea," Timbaland told Billboard on Monday about the opportunity, which was presented to him by a business partner. "He just thought the music that I create would be perfect for what they're looking for."
The NBA Playoffs officially kick off Saturday, April 16, while the Finals are set to begin June 2. "They just said they wanted energy, so that's why they came to me," Timbaland said. "The NBA is great, but it's about contributing my music to a part of rhythm, and basketball is a rhythm. That's what made it stick out to me." The collaboration, which Timbaland described as "the beginning" of what could lead to more spots, is the latest in a string of news regarding the Virginia native's out-of-the-box musical exploits.
In January, he announced a new partnership with licensing company Jingle Punks to create original music for film, television, ad campaigns, video games and sponsorships, which seems to be bearing fruit with the announcement yesterday that he was nearing an agreement to executive produce music for the upcoming Jamie Foxx animated feature Groove Tails. And in addition to Empire, Timbo has teamed with LaLa Anthony and Leftfield Entertainment for a new hip-hop-inspired docuseries that will exist in the same realm as the Fox hit show, though that project is still in development. But you didn't hear it from him. "I don't like talking about what I [have coming up]," he said. "You just gotta see." Check out the Commercial below.
Timbaland teams up with Polish producer Matheo and rappers Popek & Sobota on ‘Świat U Stóp’ for Matheo’s Empire Force One project, check out the Official Video below, Pre-Order it HERE.
Matheo - Świat U Stóp feat. Popek & Sobota (Official Video) (2016)
Timbaland sat down with SI.com to talk about his new music, some past projects and much more.
Rohan Nadkarni: I know you recently helped produce the music for Scott Van Pelt's SportsCenter, and now you're working on the NBA playoffs. How do you approach a project like this? Is it similar to your normal process for producing music?
Timbaland: “Yes, I wanted the energy in this spot to reflect how fast the game is.”
RN: What other institutions would you like to do original music for? Could you ever see yourself doing a James Bond song or a World Cup anthem?
Timbaland: “Absolutely. I love film and TV. I would love to do a World Cup song. Empire has really been a blessing.”
By Mia Galuppo. 'Groove Tails' centers on a mouse forced to enter the world of competitive street dancing to pay an outstanding cheese debt. A version of this story first appeared in the April 22 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Timbaland is in final talks to serve as executive music producer on CG-animated feature ‘Groove Tails’. The movie will star Jamie Foxx as a mouse forced to enter the world of competitive street dancing to pay an outstanding cheese debt.
For his role, Timbaland would guide and produce the score for the kids movie along with music marketing agency Jungle Punks, who is helping the artists expand into original music for brand synchs, television and film scores, video game soundtracks and sponsorships. Timbaland is the latest big music talent to lend expertise to animated fare.
Documented by Jeffro VG, Tink brings us ‘Behind The Scenes’ as she travels to Miami to join Timbaland at the 'Hit Factory Criteria' while previewing a new tune titled ‘Can U Hear Me Now’ produced by Milli and Co-Produced by Timbaland, I’ve managed to edit the tune from the video as a full tune until we’ll get the full one, check it out below
Harvard University has always had an open door to Hip Hop. Dating back to the eighties, the world’s most revered academic institution has welcomed venerable hip hop artists from all subgenres of rap music including KRS-One, Paris, Genius/GZA, Lil' B, Kanye West, DJ Whoo Kid, and 9th Wonder as a fellow professor to name a few. Nas was even awarded their prestigious W.E.B. DuBois Medal late last year, and has a fellowship with his namesake there. And let’s not forget that the most celebrated printed Hip Hop publication in the culture’s history, The Source, was burgeoned in a dorm room there back in 1988.
This past Thursday, Pusha T spen an hour of his time inside the Harvard-Yenching Library to discuss the creative process of his latest album King Push - Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude, his lengthy recording career, race and politics in the rap game and for young blacks in America, and other important facts about the changes in the rap game since he started “grindin” with his on their seminal debut Lord Willin’ in 2002. Here are eight of the most important takeaways from this Harvard discussion with the Virginian.
"Timbaland has a studio in Virginia, and like the greatest man of all because he lets me record there for free. I’ve never experienced that in my life (Laughs). Tim and my brother are both five years older than me. When I was like seven or eight years old, my brother and Timbaland were in middle school and they had a rap group. But by principle you can definitely call it a gang because Timbaland was the deejay for like twenty guys in this group.
Here are some new pictures of Justin Timberlake in the studio with Timbaland.
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Posted: March 29th.
Earlier this month, Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams aka The Neptunes went back in the studio with Justin after a long time, where they pretty much worked on some new muzika and we could just speculate whether Justin is working on a new solo album or he’s just been working on his new Soundtrack Project for the ‘Trolls’ movie.
Nonetheless a week alter, he has been in the studio with the country group ‘Little Big Town’ and this morning Justin posted a new picture of him in the studio this time around with Timbo The King for a studio session, all Justin has to do now, is to post his picture with Brian McKnight in the studio (I see you Molly) and we’ve got ourselves a Justified #2, he's cooking up something that’s for sure, stay tuned for more information.
Here are the visuals to Tdot Illdude’s ‘No One’ single produced by Timbaland. The L.A. based (via New Jersey) talent has given HHNM the green light to premiere the video for the song which was shot beautifully by Guru Media Group. “Me and Timbaland hooked up after he heard some of my music online. We ended up doing 5-6 records together, some of which will land on my upcoming full length debut titled From The Depths,” TDot told HHNM, watch the video above.
Timbaland is working with J-Roc again, according to Diddy's new studio footage, you can check it out HERE.
Posted: March 25th.
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Timbaland won the Top Network Series Award for his show 'Empire' during the 2016 ASCAP Screen Music Awards on March 24, 2016 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.