Born in the Philippines and raised in southern Oregon, Troy Wohosky was on his way to becoming one of the best boxers in the world — until gang entrapments took his dream away. Now, Wohosky has a different ambition in life.

Troy Wohoski / IMPACT

Impact is a documentary focused on Troy Wohosky’s story of becoming a renowned boxer, getting affiliated with gangs, and turning his life around by starting a non-profit boxing gym, Spartan Boxing Club, for at-risk youth in Medford, Oregon.

The film includes rhythmic background music, home videos, and personal stories that elevate the overall message of the documentary— supporting the…


In today’s entertainment climate, having a multitude of talents and skills is necessary for artists, and creatives alike to be successful. For example, an entertainer whose had years of experience in both the film world and music arena is Niki J Crawford. She offers unique and soulful energy to all her projects, which sets her apart from anyone else in the industry.

Niki J Crawford / Soundcloud

Background

Niki J Crawford was born in the small town of Springhill, Louisianna, and has been singing since the age of six. Growing up, she was the lead soloist in her hometown’s church choir and has retained the passionate…


Nectar encompasses all the feelings of heartache and what people are willing to risk for love. In this album, Joji sings of bitter emotions in sweet-sounding melodies.

Joji / Photographed by Joseph D’Aleo

It’s been about two years since Joji released his debut album BALLADS 1, and the release of Nectar was long-awaited. The original release date was in July 2020 but the album was postponed due to the peak of the Black Lives Matter protests and COVID-19.


Rich Brian's newest EP 1999 is a sense of rebirth for his personal life and musical career.

Rich Brian attends the World Premiere of Disney’s ‘MULAN’ at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, US, on March 9. (AFP/Jesse Grant)

Although it’s only been a little over a year since his sophomore album The Sailor, the production style, lyrics, and vocals in 1999 have topped what Rich Brian has released so far. The songs specifically spotlight his vocal growth and rapping skills, while the lyrics describe his maturity and personal growth. On August 25, 2020, Rich Brian released the new EP which features seven tracks and lead singles, “Love In My Pocket” and “Don’t Care”.

About Rich Brian

Brian Imanuel Soewarno, professionally known as Rich Brian…


5 Seconds of Summer is a pop band that consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Luke Hemmings, lead guitarist Michael Clifford, bassist Calum Hood, and drummer Ashton Irwin and they recently released their fourth album CALM. The boys have been together since 2011, but what song actually kickstarted their musical career?

5 Seconds of Summer / Photographed by Andy Deluca

How it All Started

Back in 2011, Luke Hemmings started uploading singing covers on YouTube, where he and his best mates from school, Michael Clifford and Calum Hood, formed the band. Clifford came up with the band name ‘5 Seconds of Summer’ and the first live gig they booked was in their…


Aside from selling music and performing live on tour, selling merchandise to fans is another stream of revenue for music artists and it’s important to keep all of the creative content (music and merchandise) fresh and original. It is also an easy way to turn fans into consumers. So what are some ideas to create original merch?

First, it’s important to understand the necessity of merchandise. Artist merch brings in money for musicians and promotes their music from mass exposure. A creative merch line is what will make your brand memorable because this allocates for even more exposure and people…


For most of 2020, the spotlight has been on the coronavirus, but all of it recently changed with the murder of George Floyd. There have been years of racial injustice towards the Black community, but Floyd’s incident ignited social change around the world — and the EDM industry is fighting alongside protesters.

Photo from Lorie Shaull, The George Floyd mural outside Cup Foods at Chicago Ave and E 38th St in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Over the past couple of weeks, protests against police brutality and systemic racism due to George Floyd’s death have been happening worldwide. Floyd passed away on May 25 due to mechanical asphyxia, which Derek Chauvin caused by pinning Floyd’s neck to the ground with his knee. This unjust…


With the surge of the coronavirus hitting the U.S., many music festivals have been canceled including Shambhala Music Festival, Electric Forest, Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland, and more. To help spread positivity among disheartened festival-goers, many EDM promotion companies have held virtual raves — which have also encouraged people to stay home during isolation.

When festivals began to publicly announce cancellation or postponed dates, many people were upset about missing their favorite festivals in-person.

Shortly after the cancellation of festivals, music promotion companies like Insomniac, Proximity, and Brownies & Lemonade started hosting virtual raves where people could stream via YouTube…


From being a longtime fan of 5 Seconds of Summer since 2014, I was excited to hear about their new album, CALM, which was released on March 22 — despite the early timing of a pandemic. Even with the early insight of COVID-19 hitting the US, this wasn’t the only thing that held back 5 Seconds of Summer’s album from reaching its greatest potential…

5 Seconds of Summer / C A L M

It was smooth sailing for 5 Seconds of Summer’s new album during their release week, which reached #1 on the UK and Australian charts. In the US, CALM was also on track to chart #1 on…


My name is Lianna Inthavong and I am passionate about writing about trending topics in the entertainment world such as pop culture, sports, music, or events going on in the community. Curating stories in an insightful yet interesting way is what sets me apart from other journalists. I am a young writer who is consumed in media on a daily basis and writing about the above topics makes me a great fit because I am around the age of the entertainment industry’s audience. …

Lianna Inthavong

Media journalist who covers topics from news & politics, music, and community-based events. Aspiring music PR✨

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