Music News 11.8.16

DJ Khaled Starts Campaign to Give College Tours via Snapchat

Producer and social media mogul DJ Khaled has teamed up with BET Networks and national nonprofit Get Schooled to create a college tour campaign via Snapchat. The campaign offers live college tours given by university students in an effort to show high schoolers college campuses across the country that they might otherwise not have the opportunity to get past pictures and videos on a website. Khlaed himself will be advising the college tour leaders on how to give viewers the most out of the tours, which will take place at campuses like UCLA, University of Pennsylvania, and Howard University. The campaign will also utilize Personal Statement Coaching allowing students to get feedback on the writing components of their application, College Advisor Text Sessions, and a database of college knowledge information. (Billboard)



For its 40th Anniversary, Rush Will Release 2112 Box Set 

Rush will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of their 1976 concept album 2112 with a huge deluxe reissue box set called 2112-40th. In addition to a new remastered version of the album, the set includes a number of rare, live, and previously unreleased tracks; covers by Dave Grohl, Billy Talent, Alice in Chains, and others; and a DVD featuring newly restored footage from a 1976 Rush concert recorded at the Capitol Theatre. And if that isn’t enough Rush to suit your fancy, megafans can splurge on the Super Deluxe edition of the reissue, which includes a 3-LP, 200-gram vinyl version of the album and comes in a velvet-lined box stuffed with extras. The box set will be released in December 16th, but you can pre-order your copy now. (CoS)



-Taylor Wallace

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