Wailian Overseas Consulting Group, Ltd. – Major Tour Sponsor for Carnegie Hall’s 2015 China Tour by the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America

NEW YORK, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Wailian Overseas Consulting Group, Ltd. announced today that it has signed on as a Major Tour Sponsor for Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (“NYO-USA“) summer 2015 tour to China.

The NYO-USA is comprised of more than a hundred of the finest young musicians from across the United States. This summer, the orchestra will travel to Asia for the first time ever with a seven-city tour through China, with performances in Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Xi’an, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong from July 15-26. The tour will formally launch with a performance at New York City’s Carnegie Hall on July 11. Led this summer by conductor Charles Dutoit, NYO-USA will be joined on tour by internationally-renowned pianist YUNDI as guest soloist. The orchestra’s program will include a new work by composer Tan Dun.

In July 2014, NYO-USA’s visit to China was designated as one of four Cultural Pillars by the U.S. Department of State and Chinese government for the Fifth U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE). The CPE aims to enhance and strengthen ties between the citizens of the United States and the People’s Republic of China in the five pillar areas of culture, education, science and technology, sports, and women’s issues.

Sir Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall said, “Carnegie Hall is very grateful for this important show of support for NYO-USA by Wailian Overseas Consulting Group. The orchestra’s first tour to China will be an amazing opportunity for musical and cultural discovery. Many thanks to Wailian for helping to make this incredible programpossible, connecting talented young musicians from across the US with music lovers throughout China.”

Ms. Linda He, CEO and President of Wailian Overseas Consulting Group, Ltd. remarked, “We are very honored to become a major tour sponsor for Carnegie Hall’s 2015 NYO-USA summer tour to China. Wailian specializes not only in finding outstanding investment opportunities for Chinese citizens seeking to emigrate, but also in promoting cultural exchange and harmony between our two countries. We are proud to support some of the great musicians of tomorrow.”

About NYO-USA: Each summer, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute brings together the finest young musicians from across the country (ages-16-19) to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA). Following a comprehensive audition process and a two-week training residency with faculty made up of principal players from top professional orchestras, these remarkable teenagers embark on a tour to some of the great music capitals of the world, serving as America’s dynamic music ambassadors.

Launched in summer 2013 to great critical acclaim, the first-ever NYO-USA presented concerts with famed conductor Valery Gergiev and renowned violinist Joshua Bell to enthusiastic audiences in Washington DC; St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia; and at the BBC Proms in London, England. The 2014 orchestra, led by dynamic American conductor David Robertson with virtuoso violinist Gil Shaham as soloist, made its debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City, followed by a coast-to-coast US tour. For more information, visit carnegiehall.org/nyousa.

About Wailian Overseas Consulting Group, Ltd.: As a proven leader in the investment immigration industry, Wailian has established a solid reputation that continues to flourish. Now with over 300 employees and 20 offices internationally, Wailian is recognized by Chinese investors, U.S regional centers and developers as a global leader in attracting premium investment opportunities for its clients. Wailian’s experienced professionals are dedicated to providing the best service to its clients, thus earning us the “Most Trusted Brand” award. Wailian was the first company in the industry to establish project centers overseas dedicated to performing ongoing due diligence reviews for its projects, providing the greatest level of security to protect the interests of investors.

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Peabo Bryson Live to be Held in Genting

16 May 2015, Arena of Stars

GENTING HIGHLANDS, Malaysia, April 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Get ready for a sensational time with the popular singer-songwriter, producer and composer Peabo Bryson at Resorts World Genting this May! Peabo is set to entertain his fans for a one-night only performance at Arena of Stars, on 16 May 2015 (Saturday), 8:30pm onwards.

Peabo Bryson

Peabo Bryson

Peabo Bryson is well known for singing soft-rock ballads and often duet with female singers, namely “What You Won’t Do For Love” with Natalie Cole and Roberta Flack “Tonight, I Celebrate My Love” which are some of his famous hits that labeled him as “King of the balladeers” in the 80’s.

His contribution to several Disney animated feature soundtracks such as “Beauty and the Beast” from Beauty and the Beast, with Celine Dion and “A Whole New World” from Aladdin, with Regina Belle, not only made him famous across the globe, but also won him the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performer in 1992 and 1993.

Purchase your tickets now for a great performance by the “King of the balladeers”. Tickets are priced at RM 318 (VVIP), RM 248 (VIP), RM 188 (PS1), RM 148 (PS2) and RM 100 (PS3). A 10% discount will be extended to all Genting Rewards Members, applicable to all price scales. Be a Genting Rewards member now and enjoy exclusive discounts on our shows. Registration is easy and it’s FREE!

For more information, please call 03-2718 1118 or visit www.rwgenting.com.

If you have any queries or in need of further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact the following persons; –

* The below names are for editorial enquiries only and not to be published.

Michelle Wong, Media Relations Assistant Manager

603 – 6105 9508

Eng Lee See, Senior Media Relations Executive

603 – 6105 9607

Nur Darwisyah, Media Relations Executive

603 – 2333 6679

Marcus Mok, Media Relations Executive

603 – 6105 9608

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Celine Dion Announces Her Return To The Colosseum At Caesars Palace

— Celine’s Las Vegas Show to Resume August 27, 2015

— Tickets for 40 performances on sale Saturday, March 28 at 10 a.m.

— Suggested Tweet: .@celinedion will return to @ColosseumatCP at @Caesarspalace this August. Tickets for 40 performances go on sale 3/28.

LAS VEGAS, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Celine Dion announced today that she will return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 to resume her Las Vegas show, Celine. The residency, which is presented jointly by AEG Live and Caesars Entertainment, has been on hiatus since August 2014 when Celine put her show business activities on hold to focus on her husband Rene, their family, and associated health issues.

“I am excited to finally tell my fans I am coming back to Caesars Palace,” says Celine. “It was Rene’s wish that I come back. While my family will always be my priority, my fans are just as important to me. I look forward to performing again for all of you starting August 27th, and more importantly having Rene there with me. Thank you for giving me this time I needed to spend with my family.”

The news of Celine’s return comes on the 12-year anniversary of her first performance in The Colosseum, when she opened the venue on March 25, 2003. Since then, Celine has performed 927 shows in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

Tickets for 40 performances scheduled from Aug. 27, 2015 through Jan. 17, 2016 will go on sale to the public beginning Saturday, March 28 at 10 a.m. The show dates are:

2015
Aug.: 27, 29, 30
Sept.: 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 29, 30
Oct.: 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10
Nov.: 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21
Dec.: 30, 31

2016
Jan.: 2, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17

Tickets may be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling 866-320-9763, or online at thecolosseum.com or axs.com. Orders are subject to additional service charges and fees. Ticket prices are $250/$175/$140/$95/$55 (prices include 10% Live Entertainment Tax). For groups of 10 or more, call 866-574-3851. All shows are scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Celine at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace is a glamorous show featuring Celine’s biggest hits directed by famed Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich. For additional show and ticket information, visit celineinvegas.com.

Celine, one of the most immediately recognized, widely respected and successful performers in pop music history, has sold almost 250 million records during her over 30-year career. She has earned five Grammy Awards, two Academy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 20 Juno Awards (Canada) and an astonishing 40 Felix Award (Quebec).

About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival and special event divisions, seventeen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey (opening May 6), and Reba, Brooks & Dunn (opening June 17), and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG Live is the producer of the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

About Caesars Palace
World-renowned Las Vegas hotel and casino, Caesars Palace features 3,960 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the 181-room Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace and Forbes Star Award-winning The Laurel Collection by Caesars Palace. The 85-acre resort offers 25 diverse dining options including the award-winning Bacchanal Buffet, as well as celebrity chef-branded restaurants by Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay, Nobu Matsuhisa, Guy Savoy, and “Top Chef” finalist Brian Malarkey’s new restaurant, Searsucker Las Vegas. The resort also features nearly 130,000 square-feet of casino space, a five-acre Garden of the Gods pool oasis, the luxurious Qua Baths & Spa and the new 75,000 square-foot OMNIA Nightclub. The 4,300-seat Colosseum, Billboard Magazine’s Venue of the Decade, spotlights world-class entertainers including Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Reba, Brooks & Dunn, Mariah Carey and Jerry Seinfeld. The Forum Shops at Caesars showcase more than 160 boutiques and restaurants. For more information, please visit www.caesarspalace.com. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

Gigi Hadid And Cody Simpson Celebrate International Day of Happiness With The United Nations And MixRadio At SXSW

AUSTIN, Texas, March 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the United Nations and the world’s most personalised music streaming service, MixRadio, marked International Day of Happiness and the launch of the #HappySoundsLike playlist with a surprise performance from global singer/ songwriter, Cody Simpson, at South by Southwest.

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Finalising a weeklong campaign to raise awareness of International Day of Happiness, the #HappySoundsLike playlist created by MixRadio, was unveiled to guests attending and available for the world to listen to at www.happysoundslike.com

Recognizing that music has the power to spread happiness and inspire solidarity and hope for a better tomorrow, United Nations Messengers of Peace and Goodwill Ambassadors, along with international artists including Britney Spears, Nicole Scherzinger, Ed Sheeran, Charlize Theron and John Legend contributed their happiest track to create the world’s happiest playlist, #HappySoundsLike.

Cody Simpson comments, “I am really pleased to be part of such an amazing campaign with the United Nations and MixRadio to raise awareness of International Day of Happiness.

“I hope everyone gets behind the day and listens to the #HappySoundsLike playlist.”

Jyrki Rosenberg, Head of MixRadio, comments, “This year, to mark International Day of Happiness, we have been fortunate to partner with the United Nations to support and raise awareness of such an inherent aspiration that we share the world over: happiness.

“Through collaborating with international superstars, we hope #HappySoundsLike will bring a smile to faces around the world and inspire hope for a better tomorrow.”

Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012, International Day of Happiness acknowledges that “the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal.” In its 70th anniversary year, the United Nations will be undertaking several campaigns to help achieve this goal.

Vivid Sydney 2015: Biggest Ever Program Announced

Expansion into city suburbs Chatswood and Central Park

Over 60 Lighting Installations and Projections

Expanded Music Program and Australian exclusives including The Hoodoo Gurus and Daniel Johns

Award-winning, Australian-first global speakers at Vivid Ideas

SYDNEY, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Vivid Sydney is set to shine even more brightly in 2015 when the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas delivers its biggest program yet. For 18 nights, from 22 May — 8 June, Vivid Sydney will again transform the city and harbour. The 2015 program includes expansion into new city precincts Chatswood and Central Park, its biggest ever music program including Australian exclusives such as The Hoodoo Gurus at the Powerhouse Museum and Daniel Johns’ international solo debut at the Sydney Opera House, and heavy-hitting speakers at Vivid Ideas.

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Vivid Sydney, now in its seventh year, is owned and managed by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.

Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer Sandra Chipchase said: “Vivid Sydney is an incredible public event that has seen amazing growth, attracting a record 1.43 million attendees in 2014. It’s the largest festival of its kind in the world, and with our biggest program yet, there’s even more to love about Vivid Sydney this year.

“While the heart of Vivid Light is still beating strongly in and around Circular Quay, Vivid Sydney is spreading even further into the city suburbs, with Central Park and Chatswood joining the program this year,” Ms. Chipchase said.

“Favourite locations Circular Quay, Walsh Bay, Martin Place, and Darling Harbour are back with over 60 light installations and projections with even more opportunity for visitors to get hands on, more water theatre shows – this time with lasers and fire – and new and expanded programing at Pyrmont & The Star and the University of Sydney. The sandstone canvases of Customs House and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) will also return with spectacular new 3D projections.

“With all eyes on the Sydney Opera House, Lighting of the Sails will once again take its place as the centrepiece of the amazing light spectacular during Vivid Sydney, with Universal Everything promising awe-inspiring projections that will reimagine the architecture as a living mural, with a diverse series of vibrant, hand-drawn sequences.

Vivid Music will introduce its most expansive program yet, featuring more shows and venues and an impressive line-up of local and international talent,” she said.

The Hoodoo Gurus will perform an exclusive one-off show at the Powerhouse Museum and a new line up of cutting edge, innovative performances will be held across the city at new venues Goodgod Small Club, Oxford Art Factory and Freda’s, with the Seymour Centre, The Basement, The Argyle and Barrio Cellar part of the line-up again in 2015.

Part of the Vivid Music program, Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House features a 10-night run of exclusive Sydney-only performances and for the first time will also include two large scale outdoor events, internal light projections and an event for kids and families. Features include four exclusive performances from Morrissey, Daniel Johns in his international solo debut, Sufjan Stevens in his only Australian performances and FCX — 10 Years of Future Classics featuring Flume and Flight Facilities.

With a line-up of heavy-hitting speakers, Vivid Ideas introduces The Game Changers, a new talk series this year headlined by three global influencers: multi Emmy-winning writer Matthew Weiner, series creator and executive producer of Mad Men and former executive producer and writer on The Sopranos; Grammy-winning designer Stefan Sagmeister, whose clients include the Rolling Stones, Lou Reed and the Guggenheim Museum; and entrepreneur and publisher Tyler Brule, founder of the world-famous magazines Wallpaper and Monocle.

“With such an amazing festival planned, Destination NSW will continue to work with the travel industry to encourage visitation to Sydney from across Australia and the globe for this incredible event. We aim to build on the results from last year when more than 20,000 international visitors travelled to Sydney on dedicated Vivid Sydney travel packages,” Ms. Chipchase said.

Vivid Sydney will also work with event partners, land owners and a new accessibility specialist to build on the positive initiatives undertaken last year.

“A new sustainability partnership with The Banksia Foundation will also further develop Vivid Sydney’s sustainability agenda which includes recycling assets, environmental waste management practises and improved energy efficiency,” she said.

Vivid Sydney welcomes the return of Intel, a world-leader in computing technology, as event partner for the fifth consecutive year. 2015 Supporters include Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, City of Sydney, Sydney Opera house, The Star, Canon, Indeed, 32 Hundred Lighting, Oracle and TDC.

Some of the highlights of Vivid Sydney 2015 program:

Where

What

When

Sydney Opera House

Design collective Universal Everything will be Lighting the Sails with spectacular projections.

Nightly from 6pm

Customs House

Enchanted Sydney by Spinifex, a continually evolving and blossoming world with free-flowing images of Sydney’s flora and fauna.

Nightly from 6pm

MCA (sandstone original building)

Mechanised Colour Assemblage by Danny Rose and Rebecca Baumann transforms the MCA into a series of sound and colour machines.

Nightly from 6pm

Sydney Harbour, Circular Quay, The Rocks and Walsh Bay

Harbour Lights returns with boats lit up, floating on the Harbour in a symphony of colour, Paint the Town allows visitors to illuminate the city’s skyscrapers, plus more than 60 light installations adorn the harbour foreshore.

Nightly from 6pm

Martin Place

The daytime centre of the city is illuminated at night with installations including Transcendence, an impressive towering structure featuring mesmerising projection mapping, code-driven light shows and divine fare from Sydney’s hippest purveyors of food and beverage.

Nightly from 6pm

Darling Harbour

Vivid Laser-Fountain Water Theatre presented by Oracle-Liquid is a choreographed audio visual symphony featuring fountain jets and spirals, colour lighting, rainbow lasers and dancing flames.

Nightly from 6pm

Central Park

STREETS AHEAD featuring projections from contemporary artists Reko Rennie and Beastman onto the heritage Carlton & United Brewery façade, plus Silent Discos every Friday and Saturday.

Nightly from 6pm

University of Sydney

Vivid Path to the Future, a week long program of light, music and ideas with spectacular 3D mapped projections and a light walk.

25 – 31 May

Pyrmont & The Star

Vivid Sydney Game Zone, a buzzing multisensory entertainment precinct with interactive installations at Pyrmont Bay Park and Sky Terrace at The Star.

Nightly from 6pm

Chatswood

Aquatic Wonderland, a mesmerising water world featuring giant sea creatures and an animated aquarium, culminating in a beautifully-illustrated 3D animation set over the façade of The Concourse.

Nightly from 6pm to 11pm.

Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House

Morrissey, Daniel Johns, Sufjan Stevens and FCX – 10 Years of Future Classic featuring Flume and Flight Facilities.

22 May to 8 June

Vivid Music

Hoodoo Gurus at Powerhouse Museum, Modulations at Carriageworks, the Seymour Centre and new venues Oxford Art Factory, Freda’s and Goodgod Small Club.

22 May to 8 June

Vivid Ideas

The Game Changers talk series with Matthew Weiner, Stefan Sagmeister and Tyler Brûlé, plus the Vivid Ideas Exchange sessions at the MCA.

22 May to 8 June

Travel packages to be announced. For more information on Vivid Sydney visit www.vividsydney.com.

The full Vivid Sydney media kit, broadcast quality footage and high-res imagery including 2015 Vivid Sydney light renders and footage of 2014 festival highlights is available at www.vividsydney.com/media-centre.

NOTES TO EDITORS – Further background on Vivid Sydney

VIVID LIGHT

From 6pm to midnight each evening, Vivid Sydney will transform the city and surrounds into a night time playground for small and big kids alike. Vivid Light Walk installations follow a playful theme with illuminated swings, a grand scale Duck Duck Goose game, musical stacking dice and Vivid’s largest multi-player experience, INTER/Play at Cadmans Cottage.

There’s also no shortage of big and small creations and visitors can expect a human brain, graceful dresses, an enormous Rococo pig, curious monsters and a giant crochet dolly who just wants a hug.

New, interactive installations and projections will see many create their own art and this year for the first time, visitors will literally be able to Paint The Town! as they colour the city’s skyline over Circular Quay with state of the art lasers controlled by interactive touch screens, setting the stage for collaborative design or lighting battles.

VIVID MUSIC

Music at Vivid Sydney will continue to pulse through the city and sound a new vibe, showcasing local and international talent at more venues than ever before, taking Vivid Music to a wider audience.

ARIA Hall of Fame legends, the Hoodoo Gurus will perform a Sydney exclusive one-off show at the Powerhouse Museum, Be My Guru: Evolution, Revolution. Founding Guru Dave Faulkner will be joined on stage by all members of the band, as the Guru’s evolve from their 1980s beginnings to now, backed by Hoodoo Guru memorabilia from the Powerhouse collection.

Modulations at Carriageworks returns featuring performances from Grammy Award-winning American jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, and Bill Drummond, co-founder of late 1980s avant-garde pop group The KLF.

One-off events that simply can’t be missed include Soul of Sydney, the city’s best Soul Train party experience, Heaps Gay presented by FBi Radio at the Factory Theatre and Toby’s Cosy Nook, an evening of sophisticated and eclectic music, art and cabaret.

Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House is part of Vivid Music.

VIVID IDEAS

Asia Pacific’s annual celebration of innovation, creativity and community, Vivid Ideas is all about turning inspiration into action and there’s plenty about the 2015 program to inspire with events at more than 30 venues across the city.

Creative conferences and public events will activate venues across the city, spanning the creative sector including STREETS AHEAD, showcasing the contemporary street art movement and the reach of this global trend, The Sunrise: The Silicon Valley Myth Explained bringing together Australia’s biggest technology success stories to explore the key factors needed to create a Silicon Valley right here in the Southern Hemisphere, and Game | ON a three-day event diving into the world of games, e-sports and online video content.

The Vivid Ideas Exchange also returns with over 60 sessions presented by industry experts across the creative sector, from architecture to augmented reality, marketing to media.

FAST FACTS FROM VIVID SYDNEY 2014

  • Over 1.43 million attendees
  • Injected $41.3 million into the NSW visitor economy
  • Almost 90,000 people from outside Sydney, including almost 30,000 visitors from overseas came to experience Vivid Sydney. Of these 30,000 international visitors, more than 20,000 purchased Vivid Sydney travel packages, including over 9,700 visitors from China
  • Named Australia’s Best Tourism Event In 2014 (and Australian Event of the Year in 2013) and Helpmann Awards Best Special Event in 2014
  • Media coverage in more than 190 countries and territories
  • More than 37,000 tickets sold for Vivid LIVE
  • More than 34,000 people attended Vivid IDEAS
  • More than 15,000 tickets sold for Vivid Music
  • Average Vivid Sydney Facebook reach – 2.8 million people a day (3.49 million on Vivid Sydney launch day on May 23)
  • 873,995 likes on the Vivid Sydney Facebook page
  • More than 1,600,000 visitors to vividsydney.com
  • 60,559 downloads of the Vivid Sydney app and VividSnap
  • More than 95,000 images tagged with #vividsydney on Instagram.

TOYOTA MOTOR Launches Global Street Music Campaign, ‘Feeling the Street’

TOKYO, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION announced on March 18 the launch of “Feeling the Street,” a global street music initiative. Around the world, some of the most vibrant musical performances take place on street corners. That talent now has a home with the launch of “Feeling the Street” (www.feelingthestreet.com), an online campaign that celebrates some of the world’s best buskers.

TOYOTA for the first time gives the general public a chance to select the world’s best street performers by voting for their favorite artists to create an ultimate Global Street Band.

Realizing that TOYOTA shares the streets with talented musicians on every continent, a platform was created to give these amazing performers an opportunity for global exposure.

For the next nine weeks, street musicians will be able to enter the competition. Visitors to the site can choose their favorite performers and help to decide which six individuals they would like to see in a Global Street Band.

Three phases of competition:

Phase 1 — “Enter and Vote”: Musicians can enter by submitting an original video where they show their skills, playing an original song on their street corner. A global online audience will then vote by throwing money in the hats of the musicians they like most.

Phase 2 — “Pick your band”: The audience will be able to pick a combination of the six favorite artists they would most like to see come together. Phase 2 runs from May until June, 2015.

Phase 3 — “Taking the Global Street Band on the road”: The winning participants will travel to New Zealand for a nine-day tour across the country that will culminate in a live performance on stage. Six audience winners will also be selected as ‘Roadies’ to travel with the band. Phase 3 runs from June 13 until 20, 2015.

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About TOYOTA:

One of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers. TOYOTA’s global vision includes a commitment to quality, constant innovation and respect for the planet. The company aims to exceed expectations to be rewarded with a smile.

Official Campaign Website: www.feelingthestreet.com

Facebook: facebook.com/FeelingTheStreet

Twitter: twitter.com/FeelingTheSt

Instagram: instagram.com/FeelingTheStreet/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeNp1JEL95ex3XKtZgcAHSw

Official Hashtag: #feelingthestreet

Contact:

Yasuhiro Imai / Kozue Takenaka
Toyota Smile Project Office
Toyota Motor Sales & Marketing Corporation
+81-565-23-0726
toyotasmileproject@tmsm.co.jp

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The United Nations And MixRadio To Celebrate International Day Of Happiness

NEW YORK, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Today, a host of superstars have teamed up with the United Nations and the world’s most personalised music streaming service, MixRadio, to launch the #HappySoundsLike campaign to mark International Day of Happiness.

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Music has the power to spread happiness and inspire solidarity and hope for a better tomorrow. Recognizing this, United Nations Messengers of Peace and Goodwill Ambassadors, along with international artists such as Ed Sheeran, David Guetta, John Legend and James Blunt, amongst others, have contributed to create the world’s happiest playlist, launching on March 20th, International Day of Happiness.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, “The United Nations is happy to be partnering with MixRadio to raise awareness of the International Day of Happiness. On this day we are using the universal language of music to show solidarity with the millions of people around the world suffering from poverty, human rights abuses, humanitarian crises and the effects of environmental degradation and climate change.” Ban designated Wonder a UN Messenger of Peace in 2010 to advocate on behalf of persons with disabilities worldwide, and nominated his “Signed Sealed Delivered” to the playlist.”

Fronted by singer/songwriter Cody Simpson, the weeklong #HappySoundsLike campaign will reach a high note at the end of this week with an inspirational, international playlist created by artists, and thoughtful listeners worldwide.

Music fans can post the song that makes them the happiest with the hashtag #HappySoundsLike. On Friday March 20th, Cody Simpson will spotlight five track submissions to be included within the official playlist.

Cody Simpson, comments, “I am really pleased to be part of such an amazing campaign to raise awareness of International Day of Happiness.

“I hope everyone gets behind the day and shares the track that makes them happiest! I will be choosing five tracks the general public suggest to be part of the official playlist, #HappySoundsLike, launching on Friday 20th March for you to all listen to.”

Jyrki Rosenberg, Head of MixRadio, said, “This year, to celebrate and raise awareness of International Day of Happiness, MixRadio is privileged to have partnered with the United Nations.

“We hope the general public follow in the steps of the host of global stars and share the track that makes them happiest. On March 20, #HappySoundsLike will launch and we hope it brings a smile to faces around the world.”

Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012, International Day of Happiness acknowledges that “the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal”. In its 70thanniversary year, the UN will be undertaking several campaigns to help achieve this goal.

The campaign officially launches with the release of a global video, featuring a host of the stars singing along to raise awareness of the campaign.

Watch the video at www.happysoundslike.com.

Increased Amount of Data from Multiple Devices Boosts Mobile Advertising in Latin America, Finds Frost & Sullivan

– Value chain participants in mobile advertising need to guard against ‘over targeting’

SAO PAULO, March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The proliferation of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices has created a catch-22 situation for mobile advertisers. While on the one hand, the customer pool has expanded vastly, the diversity of platforms and operating systems challenges advertisers to attract a true audience. Ineffective technologies for cross-device digital advertising can result in brands overspending and still not achieving the desired results.

Multiple devices: iPhone and iPad

Multiple devices: iPhone and iPad

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The application-to-peer (A2P) SMS advertising segment is expected to earn revenues of $19.8 billion in 2014, and reach $95.4 billion in 2019, according to the new study from Frost & Sullivan, Brazilian Mobile Advertising Services Market (https://www.frost.com/q293417824).

If you are interested in more information on this study, please send an e-mail to Francesca Valente, Corporate Communications, at francesca.valente@frost.com.

Although user attributes such as cookies and user IDs are available to advertisers, it may be counterproductive to use the data for ad targeting in mobile devices. Therefore, advertisers prefer to use non-personally identifiable information (NPII). Many companies offer opt-in and opt-out options for receiving ads through an SMS so that they do not infringe on user privacy.

The opt-in feature has given a huge thrust to the Brazilian SMS ecosystem. However, even though SMS represents 9.2 percent of mobile carrier revenue in Brazil, it will eventually make way for IM applications such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

“Owing to the rising popularity of mobile social media, mobile enterprise value-added-services such as A2P and SMS are being increasingly improved to enhance revenue and customer experience,” said Frost & Sullivan ICT Industry Analyst Maiara Paula Munhoz.

Latin American brands are turning to mobile advertising not only because it reaches consumers on the go but also because it fulfils different requirements for different verticals.

National- or regional-level companies have a huge advantage over smaller companies in terms of resources for capturing, managing, analyzing and acting on Big Data. However, mobile advertising can help level the playing field, as even the smallest company can fill up as much space on a smartphone screen as a large company.

“To illustrate the potential of mobile advertising in Brazil, five out of ten countries most involved with social networks are Latin American,” noted Munhoz. “Furthermore, Brazil is one of the top three countries with the most Facebook users in the world. This represents a huge market opportunity for companies investing in mobile social network advertising in the country.”

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MIDEM 2015 – Chinese Live Concert to be Held in Cannes this June

– Three Indie Bands to be Selected

BEIJING, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — China Audio-Video and Digital Publishing Association (CADPA) made a preliminary announcement that its 2015’MIDEM (Marche International du Disque et de l’Edition Musical) working team will hold a special concert on the evening of June 6 in Cannes, inviting three indie bands representing China to join the performance and interact with international experts and media, to promote the communication and fusion of musical cultures at home and abroad.

It is informed that the three bands are Carsick Cars, a promising young indie rock-and-roll band; Wang Xiaotian, an urban folk song rookie, and his band; and a modern jazz band formed by Guo Gan, a famous Erhu performer, work with three French jazz musicians, forming a mordern jazz quartet with four musical instruments including erhu, piano, bass and drums.

This concert, known as “China Night By 1MORE.Cannes 2015,” is exclusively sponsored by 1MORE, which is a brand of small headphones with the highest market share in China in recent years, and the designer of the headphones for XIAOMI, a famous Chinese mobile phone brand being one of the strongest rivals to iPhone in Chinese market. Moving towards the international market, 1MORE wishes to take this opportunity to assist Chinese indie musicians in going overseas.

In addition, we will introduce the Chinese Music Industry Report 2014 will be released to the overseas by the Chinese Audio and Video delegation to MIDEM 2015, with updates of Chinese music industry and music development policies. Wang JingJing, Deputy Secretary-General of CADPA told the media.

Authorized by State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China, CADPA has organized and sent Chinese delegations to MIDEM seven times in succession.

More inferences about the three Bands

The links of three bands (Pin-number: h766): http://pan.baidu.com/s/1gdeUBcB   
Carsick Cars’s personal website:
 http://vimeo.com/4372048
Wang Xiaotian’s weibo: http://weibo.com/rockerstian
Guo Gan’s personal website:
 www.guogan.fr

Happy Plugs Announce the Launch of Triad by Thirty Seconds to Mars Headphones

STOCKHOLM and LOS ANGELES, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

– Designed by music’s hottest act and featuring an updated sound and style, Triad by Thirty Seconds To Mars are available now.

Happy Plugs, the Swedish fashion and lifestyle brand are proud to announce the newest collaboration to the celebrated line of Happy Plugs. Triad by Multi-platinum arena act Thirty Seconds To Mars is an updated and newly designed version of the popular in-ear headphones. 

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The uniquely styled in-ear headphones were inspired by the bands iconic triad and featured by the award-winning packaging design from Happy Plugs. The new exclusive Thirty Seconds To Mars edition are a reflection of the commitment to providing fans with the best and most affordable music listening experience possible.

Triad by Thirty Seconds To Mars features an all-new design, three sets of ear tips to ensure a fit for every wearer, remote control for music playback and a microphone for hands-free calls with iPhone and many other smartphones.

“The new design of Triad by Thirty Seconds To Mars is parallel with their stage music right now colorful and beautiful, with an edge and of course, extraordinary sound for their fans,” said Andreas Vural, President of Happy Plugs. 

To celebrate the launch of the new Triad by Thirty Seconds To Mars, a golden ticket is included in every package bought, with a chance to win a meet and greet with the band for a Thirty Seconds To Mars show.

The Triad by Thirty Seconds To Mars is set to debut online at March 10, 2015 at http://www.thirtysecondstomarsstore.com and at select retailers for a suggested retail price of $39.99 USD.

About Thirty Seconds To Mars 

Thirty Seconds To Mars is a multi-platinum arena act comprising of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Milicevic – MARS has sold over five million albums worldwide and the band’s videos have more than 300 million views on YouTube. The band has circled the globe in sold-out venues, playing over 300 shows in nearly 60 countries on six continents to 3 million people, thereby breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest-ever concert tour by a rock band. The group has received numerous awards, including a dozen MTV awards worldwide, a Billboard Music award and honors from NME, Kerrang! and Fuse. For more information please visit http://www.thirtysecondstomars.com.

About Happy Plugs 

Happy Plugs is a Swedish brand that creates and manufactures stylish mobile accessories in a wide range of colors, making them wardrobe essentials. Happy Plugs offers style and quality at the best price. Just like any other accessory you wear everyday Happy Plugs is made to fit your personality, your mood and your device – and of course, your style. Happy Plugs are currently available in over 6,000 shops in 56 countries worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.happyplugs.com.