When Fans call the Number they get dating advice from Joe Jonas and the Band . When they hang up, they get a text message from the Band.
I am thrilled to report that Giorgio Moroder’s marketing Team contacted my company and ordered a Shout Hotline to use as part of his new Song release (dropping May 12th)!
Giorgio Moroder has won three Academy Awards: Best Original Score for Midnight Express (1978); Best Song for “Flashdance…What a Feeling“, from the film Flashdance (1983); and Best Song for “Take My Breath Away“, from Top Gun (1986). Moroder also won two of his four Grammy Awards for Flashdance: Best Album or Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special and Best Instrumental Composition for the track “Love Theme from Flashdance”. The third was awarded for Best Dance Recording for the song “Carry On”. On 20 September 2004 Moroder was honored at the Dance Music Hall of Fame ceremony, held in New York, when he was inducted for his achievements and contributions as a producer. In 2005, Moroder was named a Commendatore Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, and in 2010 Bolzano awarded him the Grande Ordine al Merito della Provincia autonoma di Bolzano. In 2011, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the World Soundtrack Academy. In 2014, Giorgio Moroder won his fourth Grammy Award for Daft Punk‘s Random Access Memories (Album of the Year).
Ever since Prohibition, Detroit has been overrun with violence. In the 1920s, the Purple Gang held such a bloody reign over the bootleg circuit, even Al Capone chose to make peace instead of trying to expand into their territory from Chicago. In 1943, after 20,000 White workers walked off the job at a plant manufacturing parts for bombers and PT boats because a small group of Black workers got a promotion, race riots broke out. Twenty-four years later, then-President Lyndon Johnson dropped paratroopers from the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions into the streets of Detroit to halt the 12th Street riot that erupted when police raided a bar in a mostly-Black neighborhood and arrested 82 people in 1967.
Then the 1980s came, and as heroin gave way to crack, Reagan declared war. Mass incarceration decimated inner-city families while Detroit gangs like Young Boys Inc., Pony Down and Adidas helped circulate the massive influx of drugs.
All the while, Detroit was coming apart at the seams, and as White flight and globalization left neighborhoods bare and jobs hard to find, Detroit became one of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. “Illegal economies are dangerous economies, they are economies of desperation, they are accompanied by violence, they are accompanied by crime,” says Heather Ann Thompson, professor of history at University of Michigan. By 1994, Detroit’s murder rate was roughly 54 homicides per 100,000 residents, one of the highest in the country.
That was the same year Tee Grizzley, 23, was born. Raised in the Joy Road neighborhood of West Detroit, he had what he calls an “underprivileged” childhood. “I couldn’t get everything I wanted,” the rapper, born Terry Sanchez Wallace, tells XXL. “I had an abusive household, a lot of drugs coming in and out of there.”
Please read his incredible full story and interview here:
Tee Grizzley uses Norm’s Shout technology to engage with his Fans and let them know where to check him out next! He even calls some Fans back! Hit him up @ (313) 777-TeeG (8334)
DNCE is an American dance-rock band. The group consists of members Joe Jonas, Jack Lawless, Cole Whittle, and JinJoo Lee. The group signed with Republic Records, who released their debut single, “Cake by the Ocean”, in September 2015. The song reached the top 10 in several charts, including on the US Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at No. 9. Their debut extended play, Swaay, was released the same year. They also were nominated for Favorite New Artist for the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards and Best Song to Lip Sync and Best Anthem for the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards.
If you look carefully at the Dog Tag, you will see their Hotline Number: (818) 650-3623 (DNCE)
“When she wants ur number so u hand her ur dog tag”
In her own special creative and cryptic way, Halsey uses a Shout Hotline inside her new Video to see if Fans would find it and call the Number. Within minutes of the Video release thousands of Fans found the number and are calling it non-stop! When they hung up, they received a text message from number….
From what I’ve come to understand, literary agents typically do not sell to Hollywood, they sell to publishers. So the only way to get television or movie rights optioned or sold is to partner with a TV/film agent, or list your works in a huge online database. Large literary agencies have film departments whose full-time job is creating and maintaining relationships with Hollywood agencies, and trying to get film agents interested in their authors’ books. But most writers aren’t represented by these larger agencies.
It seemed apparent to me that authors, along with their literary agents, must have a proactive person on-board to get their written stories in front of the appropriate people in Hollywood.
With my background and vast connections in Hollywood, it was natural for me to help get Author’s works in front of appropriate broadcasters, OTT studios as well as top producers, directors and actors.