Music News 7.12.17

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Music News 7.12.17

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017

Khaled’s Latest Key – Sell Clothes for Kids’ Charity

Things are keeping on the sunny side for DJ Khaled. The producer’s latest release Grateful that dropped on June 23rd hit number 1 on the US Charts, the second consecutive number 1 album for Khlaed (4th number 1 if you look at the US rap charts). Khlaed’s next move? Sell his clothes to raise money for children.

The record producer has partnered with online retailer Poshmark to sell clothes from his own wardrobe and funnel the proceeds to his “Win More Music” campaign in collaboration with Get Schooled, an organization that offers middle and high school students a myriad of resources to succeed in high school and prepare for college. DJ Khaled released the first four charitable collections yesterday to Poshmark, and you can acquire your own Khaled threads here.

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Erica Shamaly Named New Manager of Austin’s Music and Entertainment Division

At Monday’s monthly Music Commission meeting, Erica Shamaly was named the new manager of the city’s music and entertainment division, succeeding longtime manager Don Pitts who resigned this last February.

An Austin resident since 1990, Shamalay is a UT grad who has spent the last three years as Director of Marketing for ACL Live at the Moody Theater and 3Ten at ACL Live. In fact, according to Shamaly herself, “Austin” has been in every job title she’s had since 1998. Shamalay is a co-founder of the Austin School of Film, and the former Director of Business Development and Marketing for the Reverberation Appreciation Society, which runs Levitation Fest, formerly called Austin Psych Fest.

As the City Music office shifts its increasing demand for sound enforcement, ordinances, permits, and other bureaucratic notes from the manager’s inbox to a newly developed position, Shamalay will be able to focus on what the office was intrinsically meant for: directly addressing the issues negatively affecting the music community and driving and uplifting it to ensure Austin remains the Live Music Capitol of the World.

-Taylor Wallace