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Warchyld and VH1’s Mariahlynn Host Fashion Show in Time Square

Celebrities Unite at Private COVID Friendly Event to Reveal Custom Pieces This Saturday.

New York, NY – USA | February 25, 2021 — Love & Hip Hop: New York’s Mariahlynn and music and fashion mogul Warchyld have just announced the “Wardrobe Pop-Up Fashion Show NYC”. The private event will be filmed on the rooftop of the DoubleTree Hotel (350 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018) on Saturday February 27, 2021 at 5:30pm. A massive double billboard ad is promoting the event in the heart of Time Square! The fashion show will display some of the latest styles and couture evening gowns of Jovani Dresses and exclusive pieces by “Wardrobe”. Numerous models will be walking the runway including Reality TV star Mariahlynn of VH1’s Love & HipHop: New York and Jessica Indio who was just crowned Miss Sweetheart America 2020 in August.

The event will be hosted by veteran TV Host Judy Sol and images will be filmed and captured by world renowned photographer Victor Rodriguez, who is known for his work with Vogue. The event is sponsored by Carnival Crashers and The Right Fit Dresses & Alterations and will be filled with press to cover the highlights of the evening. Attendees will also be strictly following CDC guidelines with mask-wearing and social distancing.

About Wardrobe:

In 2019, Warchyld opened a retail store called Wardrobe which sells all of his original clothing and footwear designs. The store has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX and has been showcased by countless celebrities including Allen Iverson and 50 Cent. In 2020, Wardrobe earned record retail and online sales and received tremendous support from his fellow hip hop legends. Jadakiss performed in Wardrobe’s signature baseball cap, Styles P stopped by the retail store, and 50 Cent was giftef with a custom backpack which was seen on 50’s website. After just one year, Wardrobe has become the number one streetwear clothing store in the city of Philadelphia!

Watch Here:
STYLES P COMES TO WARDROBE

Website:
WARDROBEBYWARCHYLD.STORE

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Nati Celebrity Services, Inc.
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American Bookies See Soccer’s Popularity Rise

San Jose, Costa Rica, 2021-Feb-25 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — Most U.S. bookmakers understand that after the Super Bowl, they must turn their attention to the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament. After the tournament, pay per head agents concentrate on the NBA and MLB. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, there’s a new revenue opportunity. Soccer’s popularity has continually climbed in the United States. It could break out the way a winning stock does this spring and summer.

FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, usually begins their World Cup Qualifying Tournament two years before the WC. However, because of the pandemic, the organization pushed the UEFA World Cup Qualifying tournament out to 2021 and 2022. The first days of play are on March 24 and 25 this year. Matchday 10, the final days of group play, are on November 16 and 17. But UEFA World Cup Qualifying isn’t the only major tournament happening this spring and summer. The UEFA Champions League is to their Round of 16. The UCL Final happens on May 29.

PayPerHead Product Manager Nate Johnson said sports bettors are the leading cause for the rise in soccer betting action. “In 2020, players looked for other options. The NCAA cancelled the March Madness Tournament, and the NBA and NHL paused their seasons. Not only that, but MLB played a 60-game regular season. Soccer returned to play quicker than any of the U.S. based sports leagues. It also helps that there are so many soccer leagues and soccer matches to choose from.”

U.S. broadcast outlets like Fox Sports 1, NBC Sports, and ESPN have helped introduce American bookies and players to the sport. U.S. sports networks air Champions League, English Premier League, Series A, and Bundesliga matches. “The networks may be the most important reason for the rise in soccer betting action,” Johnson said. “Teams like Manchester City and Man United, two of the most popular soccer teams, both play in the English Premier. Bayern plays in the Bundesliga. NBC’s streaming network, Peacock, shows most EPL games while FS1 showcases Bundesliga teams.”

The action has helped bookies maintain their monthly revenue after football season. But Johnson added a word of caution. “Make no mistake. Soccer has a long way to go before it approaches the action on football, basketball, or baseball. But the rise in betting activity is encouraging. Not only that, new soccer league seasons start at the end of August, and 2022 is a World Cup year. So our bookie software agents have reason to be bullish on soccer betting action. They must be careful about relying too much on it, though.”

About PayPerHead:
Founded in 1997, PayPerHead is the leading choice for serious bookies. The company’s Agent Payment Solution (APS) is the only platform in the PPH sportsbook industry that allows for online collections and payments. Bookies can offer their players a racebook, a digital casino, a sportsbook with over 80+ leagues, and an in-game betting platform. The option exists for bookmakers to add a Premium Casino, Premium Live Dealer, Premium Player Props, and the Live+ betting platform with game trackers and video streams. PayPerHead also has a best in industry referral program so agents can add to their profitability and prides themselves on providing industry-leading, top-class customer service with over 20 years of experience.

For more information, visit https://payperhead.com or contact:
sales@247servicenow.com
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100 Songs in 7 Days; Veronica Vitale and Patrick Hamilton Create a New Music Color Science

100 songs composed in less than 7 days. It’s the latest music experiment by Artists and Producers Veronica Vitale and Patrick Hamilton.

Los Angeles, CA – USA | February 10, 2021 — 100 songs composed in less than 7 days. It’s the latest music experiment by Artists and Producers Veronica Vitale and Patrick Hamilton. Prismatic dojo “The All Colors theory” is a contemporary experiment between color gradients and music frequencies brought together to heal the mind and soul. Every volume collects the tales of different shades of color. Every piece of music was composed in a room filled with color changing screens and LED lights to provide a variety of colors to change the vibe of the room completely. The word “Dojo” literally means “Place of the Way” in Japanese. It’s a hall or a place for immersive learning and meditation.

Available on Spotify: https://sptfy.com/prismaticdojo

Prismatic Dojo is an original spontaneously performed musical masterpiece, recorded live without any pre-existing score or prior rehearsal. It’s a journey and a work of art that starts right at the door of the Soul’s Chambers and fits perfectly in the field of positive psychology. Artist Veronica Vitale and Patrick Hamilton head straight for “the zone” an area that people only enter when their passion sets them into a euphoric trance. In this place you experience the flow state where an artist talent is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus. The artist is fully involved, and immersed in the essence of the “flow”; characterized by the complete absorption in what one does, and often resulting in the transformation of one’s sense of time – while truly enjoying in the process of the activity. Prismatic Dojo is familiar to the Chromesthesia Concept but different in understanding how rather than a color influence on an already existing sound how this color itself influences the production of a complete new music of music. Simply put, rather than sensory influence, how does it effect sensory creation.

“To understand anything non-physical, one needs a certain level of creativity and imagination. Frequencies are hard to see but easy to feel” – says Artist Veronica Vitale.

“ One way to understand the Universe is in terms of energy and frequency. We wanted to explore how a specific color in the room would influence not only the performer but also the human psyche. Can the resulting sound influence the feeling of color even when it is absent to the listener ” – says Artist Patrick J Hamilton

Italian Recording Artist and Producer Veronica Vitale together with American Musician and Film Director Patrick J Hamilton are both advocates of the theory of quantum consciousness and the idea that various systems (e.g. physical, biological, social) should be viewed as wholes, not merely as a collection of parts.

“While recording, We were walking through some sort of dream, an alternative reality, Music of an almost other-worldly beauty brought us in this spiritual world made of fantasy, dreams, where everything is possible” – says Veronica Vitale

Prismatic Dojo is recorded as a whole concept but divided in 2 minutes track and presented to you like a passage, chapters. From night to dawn, form red to blue, from Celtic ancient ages and old legends to whales floating in deep oceans. From tales of star-crossed lovers and exile, to soldiers singing Gregorian chants and hymns like Hail Holy Queen ( “Salve Regina” )

Some of the Healing Frequencies In this Music Work:

•    174 Hz relieves pain and stress.

•    285 Hz heals tissues and organs.

•    396 Hz liberates you from fear and guilt.

•    417 Hz facilitates change.

•    528 Hz for transformation and DNA repair.

•    639 Hz reconnects you with your relationships.

PRISMATIC DOJO IS NOW AVAILABLE:

•    Purple Volume 1

•    Green Volume 2

•    Orange Volume 3

•    Blue Volume 4

•    Red Volume 5

•    Yellow Volume 6

•    Platinum Volume 7

Follow Prismatic Dojo Here: https://www.instagram.com/prismaticdojo

Press & Media Contact:
Visionary Vanguard Records
Vineland Avenue,
North Hollywood, CA 91601
+1 (404) 519-7213
http://www.veronicavitale.net

Bookies are Ready for NCAA March Madness to Return

San Jose, Costa Rica, 2021-Feb-10 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — Sportsbook software companies like PayPerHead are gearing up for what should be an exciting NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament. Called March Madness, the three-week event starts on Thursday, March 18, and finishes on Monday, April 5, with the 2021 NCAA Men’s College Basketball National Championship.

The NCAA canceled the 2020 tournament due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although the pandemic remains, the body that governs college sports says there are no plans to cancel this year’s event. Instead, in early January, the NCAA declared that all games would take place in Indiana, with the majority of the sixty-seven NCAA Tournament games happening in Indianapolis.

Traditionally, the March Madness Tournament produces the second most sports betting action of the year. Historically, the Super Bowl drives the most wagering action. The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is a close second. With no tournament in 2020, bookie software agents relied on other gambling, like live dealer casino betting, to replace lost revenue. This year, per head agents are excited about the return of March Madness and expect pent up demand from customers.

Pay-per-head companies, the organizations that provide bookmakers’ software to run their businesses, are also excited. PPH sportsbook provider PayPerHead.com will run a promotion starting on February 8 to the college hoops title game on April 5. During the promotion, new customers only pay $4 per head for the company’s Prime Package. Per product manager Nate Johnson, the low price encourages non-customers to discover how PayPerHead is different.

“We’ll never be the low-cost leader,” Johnson said, “because our digital platforms provide player stickiness. The stickiness means players stay on our platforms longer, which means that with our platforms, agents make more money.” Johnson also added that the $4 per head promotional rate includes Live+, the company’s updated in-game betting platform. Johnson said Live+ includes game trackers and video streams. “Players have access to game stats that help them make informed live bets. They can also view games through video streams.”

After the $4 March Madness promotion ends, the company believes most customers will stay. “Our software is the best,” Johnson said. “We also provide things that other organizations in the per head industry don’t. Agents can pay and collect online, offer two separate live dealer casinos, provide their players a props platform, and offer 3D casino games. We’ll even help you create a branded website, and if you’re a master agent, we just developed reseller tools.”

About PayPerHead:
Founded in 1997, PayPerHead is the leading choice for serious bookies. The company’s Agent Payment Solution (APS) is the only platform in the PPH sportsbook industry that allows for online collections and payments. Bookies can offer their players a racebook, a digital casino, a sportsbook with over 80+ leagues, and an in-game betting platform. The option exists for bookmakers to add a Premium Casino, Premium Live Dealer, Premium Player Props, and the Live+ betting platform with game trackers and video streams. PayPerHead also has a best in industry referral program so agents can add to their profitability and prides itself on providing industry-leading, top-class customer service with over 20 years of experience.

For more information, visit https://payperhead.com or contact:
sales@247servicenow.com
1-800-605-4767

Bookies Expect Record-Breaking Super Bowl LV Action

San Jose, Costa Rica, 2021-Feb-1 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — On February 7, the most wagered upon event of the year happens when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs hit the gridiron for Super Bowl LV. Annually, the NFL Championship game attracts the most betting action of any single event of the year. As per PayPerHead, the world’s leading bookie software provider, the 2021 Super Bowl should break betting records. Every year, more and more people wager on the Lombardi Trophy game. Last year, betting action on the Super Bowl totaled over $6.8 billion worldwide. In last year’s Super Bowl, the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20.

Kansas City’s return to this year’s game is one reason bookmaking software companies are bullish on betting action exceeding 2020’s handle. The Chiefs and superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes are back. So is quarterback Tom Brady, which makes it so interesting to bettors. Brady became the fourth quarterback in history to take two different teams to the Super Bowl after the Buccaneers beat the Green Bay Packers and won the NFC.

On February 7, Brady plays in his tenth Super Bowl. The idea of the best quarterback in the NFL, Mahomes, taking on the best player in NFL history, Brady, in a game for the title has heads spinning.

“Even if you don’t have the internet or television, you know about this game. Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady are two of the most popular individuals, not just athletes, but people on the planet,” said Nate Johnson, product manager for PayPerHead.

The industry leader provides software that enables individual bookies to run branded sportsbooks online. With PayPerHead.com software, an individual bookmaker’s sportsbook can offer the same options that larger sportsbooks offer. Johnson said the organization added two digital platforms that should help their per head agents break individual Super Bowl betting action records. The first is Live+, an in-game wagering platform that offers game trackers and video streams.

“With Live+,” Johnson said, “players have no reason to leave our agents’ sites. They can check Super Bowl LV stats, check out video streams, and make bets while the action happens.” The other platform that has PayPerHead agents excited is what Johnson calls Premium Props. “In the past, players couldn’t bet on sports performances through the same agent platform. Now they can.”

So far, adopting agents have seen at least a 15% rise in action from Premium Props. Johnson expects Super Bowl LV to blow past that number. “The NFL has never had a Super Bowl like this before. The best current player in the league goes up against the best player of all time and all eyes will be watching and millions of dollars will be wagered. In the National Football League, quarterback is the most important position. Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs versus Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? It’s a historical, dream matchup. With Live+ and Premium Props, our agents are in the best position to capitalize.”

About PayPerHead:
Founded in 1997, PayPerHead is the leading choice for serious bookies and 75,000 players. The company’s Agent Payment Solution (APS) is the only platform in the PPH sportsbook industry that allows for online collections and payments. Bookies can offer their players a racebook, a digital casino, a sportsbook with over 80+ leagues, and an in-game betting platform. The option exists for bookmakers to add a Premium Casino, Premium Live Dealer, Premium Player Props, and the Live+ betting platform with game trackers and video streams. PayPerHead also has a best in industry referral program so agents can add to their profitability and prides itself on providing industry-leading, top-class customer service with over 20 years of experience.

For more information, visit https://payperhead.com or contact:
sales@247servicenow.com
1-800-605-4767

Warchyld Drops New Music Video With Love & Hip Hop’s Mariahlynn

Music and Fashion Mogul Drops Racy Video for His Hit Single “Lamborghini Dreams”.

Philadelphia, PA – USA | January 26, 2021 — After two successful years of launching Wardrobe, the number one streetwear clothing store in Philadelphia, Warchyld returned to his first passion of music with a new video for his hit single “Lamborghini Dreams”. The video comes with a lot of anticipation and features a topless Mariahlynn of Love & Hip Hop: New York. The steamy video heats up the winter with racy pool scenes and Mariahlynn teasing Warchyld in the hot tub.

Watch Here: LAMBORGHINI DREAMS

After a rough start in his teenage years with a double armed-robbery charge a gun charge landing him in jail, Warchyld entered the scene with his 2012 hit record “The Honeymoon”, featuring Slim of 112.  The success of his new music landed Warchyld a dozen music magazine covers and a spot on the Billboard charts, just below renowned artists such as Drake and Yo Gotti.

Warchyld’s popularity continued to grow when he opened for DMX at a sold-out Live Nation concert and his music was heard on every major FM station including Power 99 and Hot 97. War went on to callab with major artists such as Capone of CNN, Mistah F.A.B and Styles P.

The next move for War was in television, his music was used on countless Reality TV shows such as Paris Hilton’s The World According to Paris, Girlfriend Confidential: LA on Oxygen, and MTV’s Caged. He scored exclusive sit-down interviews with DK Kay Slay on Shade 45, The Source Magazine, and a major BET Network interview with Angela Yee of The Breakfast Club.

His 2015 documentary The Price of Fame was sponsored by Hip Hop mogul 50 Cent’s SMS Audio Headphone company and legendary clothing brand Pelle Pelle who has made Warchyld a brand ambassador ever since. In 2019, He opened a retail store in Philadelphia which sells all of his original clothing and footwear designs called Wardrobe. The store was featured on NBC and has been showcased by countless celebrities including Allen Iverson and 50 Cent.

In 2021, Warchyld is returning to music with new albums, videos, and a virtual tour.

Website: WARCHYLD.COM

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Bookies Offering More NFL Playoff and Super Bowl Player Betting Options

San Jose, Costa Rica, 2021-Jan-12 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — Most analysts believe the U.S. is in the middle of a sports betting boom. American bettors wagered $2.1 billion on sports in August 2020, representing a 90.2% increase from the same month in 2019. Companies like PayPerHead provide sportsbook software that allows individual operators to compete with larger organizations. As sports betting rises in popularity, the company believes its clients are in a position to capitalize.

Caesars Entertainment and MGM have also noticed the rise in sports betting and are ramping up. Caesars purchased William-Hill, one of the United Kingdom’s most popular sportsbook organizations, for $4 billion. Furthermore, MGM is currently in talks to buy UK company Ladbrokes for $11 billion.

PayPerHead, the gambling software leader for individual business owners, recently released a Prime Player Props platform where sports bettors can access the platform and wager on individual player performances. Nate Johnson, the company’s product manager, stated, “PayPerHead wanted to unveil Prime Player Props before the NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl so bookies can offer more.”

The average wagered worldwide on the Super Bowl is $6 billion. Every indication points to Super Bowl LV on February 7, breaking the $6 billion threshold and Johnson wanted to ensure their customers could offer all sports betting options on the big game. “But it’s not just the Super Bowl,” Johnson said. “Our agents can provide sports options on playoff games, like how many yards Tom Brady or Drew Brees throws. Basketball props are available as well. A player can wager on how many points James Harden scores, or whether Russell Westbrook gets a triple-double.”

PayPerHead recently added a premium casino, two live dealer options, and in-game betting platforms to their suite of offerings. Prime Player Props is another addition that Johnson is sure will help their agents increase action.

Johnson said that a sportsbook agent makes more money the longer players stick to their platforms. “The goal as a pay per head agent is to keep players on your digital platforms. The longer they stick to your platforms, the more action they deliver. The more action they deliver, the more wagers they make, the more money the agent makes.”

By offering everything a larger company can offer, bettors have no reason to leave a PayPerHead agent’s online sportsbook. “Our agents can now offer everything surrounding a single game. A player that wagers on a team to cover the spread can also wager on individual performances before the game. Then during the game, they can make in-game bets while watching the game in the Live+ software.”

Per Johnson, prime platforms have led to a 15% increase in wagering activity. Some of PayPerHead’s other customers have seen an even higher increase. “Some of our agents have seen a 30% rise in action after adopting premium platforms,” he said.

Johnson added that it’s all about providing value to PayPerHead’s customers. “The more value we give our clients, the more value they can give to their customers. The more money they make, the more money we make. At PayPerHead, we truly see our clients as partners.”

About PayPerHead:
Founded in 1997, PayPerHead is the leading choice for serious bookies. The company’s Agent Payment Solution (APS) is the only platform in the PPH sportsbook industry that allows for online collections and payments. Bookies can offer their players a racebook, a premium digital casino, a sportsbook with over 80+ leagues, and an in-game betting platform. The option exists for bookmakers to add a Premium Casino, Premium Live Dealer, Premium Player Props, and the Live+ betting platform with game trackers and video streams. PayPerHead also has a best in industry referral program so agents can add to their profitability and prides itself on providing industry-leading, top-class customer service with over 20 years of experience.

For more information, visit https://payperhead.com or contact:
sales@247servicenow.com
1-800-605-4767

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Poopie Suits Announces Release of 4th Book – More Sub Tales

Passes $44,000 Donated to Sub Vet Scholarship Fund.

Nashua, NH – USA | January 7, 2021 — This is newsworthy because two of the four books have been named as The Best Books About Submarines in the World for 2021. Poopie Suits was #6 in 2020. These are significant books that document the untold story of the men who manned the US Submarine Force during WWII, the Cold War, and the War on Terror. Each story is real.

Poopie Suits has donated proceeds from the beginning to the United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. Scholarship Fund. Each book sold (soft cover or e-Book) generates a donation of $5 to this Fund. To date over $44,000 has been donated.


Poopie Suits Series – More Sub Tales

One of many reviews on Amazon on the predecessor, Sub Tales – Stories That Seldom Surface:

“Sub Tales is another truly fantastic book by the authors of Poopie Suits and Cowboy Boots. As I read story after story from submariners that exhibited grace and level headedness under pressure, I couldn’t help but be impressed with those that volunteer their time, often thanklessly, so that the rest of us can rest securely under the blanket of freedom they help provide. This book is a paean to these warriors. We will never be able to fully appreciate the depth of sacrifice these individuals made because the very nature of their service precludes us from knowing the full measure of it. Sub Tales is deftly woven, engaging, and very much a page turner. I highly recommend it to anyone that is interested in the exploits of the extraordinary volunteers to the “Silent Service”.


* Poopie Suits named #3 Best Book in the World on Submarines 2021
* Sub Tales named #5 in the World for 2021
https://bookauthority.org/books/new-submarines-ebooks

All four titles contain riveting accounts of the triumphs and tribulations of the US Submarine Force. Each book features plenty of vintage photographs and personal recollections from the men who served. More Sub Tales joins the series with 36 new stories about the Silent Service, spanning more than a century of history from the experimental submarines conceived by Simon Lake in the late nineteenth century to the christening of the USS Hawaii (SSN-776) in 2006. Together these stories weave a compelling and instructive narrative of American submarines and the men who rode them.

Richly illustrated with more than 350 photographs, More Sub Tales will entertain and inform the reader about key moments and milestones in the evolution of submarines. Learn about the many ordeals, sacrifices, and brave acts that represent the proud legacy of this underappreciated segment of our Armed Forces.

Each story has been carefully vetted by more than two dozen veteran submariners for accuracy, and in most chapters, additional authenticity has been gained by interviewing actual participants. The book has been written with clear language, and explanations where relevant, to appeal to a wide-ranging audience.

More than a year in the making, and involving hundreds of interviews and thousands of correspondences, this richly researched volume takes its rightful place in the expanding Poopie Suits series. Simply put, these books chronicle what makes the US Submarine Force one of the world’s elite military groups.

About Poopie Suits Series of True Submarine Stories:

The Poopie Suits series of books was created by 2 brothers, Frank and Charles Hood, who started by detailing the submarine service of Frank during the late 60’s to early 70’s. The first book, Poopie Suits & Cowboy Boots, takes the reader on the journey of a young man who volunteers for submarine service and includes historical and cultural touchpoints of the era, including the Vietnam War, political unrest and assassinations, the nascent space program, and more. Richly detailed by co-author Charles Hood and written in a language that anyone can understand, it focuses on true stories of daily life on a submarine.

For more information, please visit www.subtales.com and www.thesilentservicespeaks.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/2hoodssubbook

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Frank Hood, Co-Author
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EMMY WINNERS GIVE KUDOS TO THECGBROS CGINSIDER PODCAST

Using an Animated Avatar of Himself, Digital Media Professional, Bill Johnston, Co-founder of the Popular TheCGBros YouTube Channel, Earns Praise for His Performance in a Video Podcast Preview Provided to a Special Panel of Members of the Voice Acting Academy.

SAN DIEGO, CA, 2021-Jan-06 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — TheCGBros, a Third-party aggregation YouTube Channel becoming an integral part of many short films’ release strategies, conducted a highly successful beta test of the first episode of their now-in-production podcast series, TheCGBros CGInsider Podcast. Bill Johnston, co-founder of TheCGBros YouTube Channel with his brother, Shaun Johnston, delivered the program content solo, in “talking head” format, but future episodes will see participation from Shaun and from influential guests, as well. Of special interest is that, although Bill spoke as himself, he did it through the novel medium of an animated avatar, possibly a first in the industry. The avatar was designed and executed by co-founder, Shaun Johnston.

The program content is intended for consumption by people with a wide variety of tastes and interests, especially fans of short videos. The subject matter will also be of general interest to students of CGI as well as both entry-level and professionals in the field. The premiere episode in the podcast series was released to the public on TheCGBros YouTube Channel at Midnight January 5, 2021. The series will be rolled out on other streaming platforms weekly on Tuesdays.

The test episode, which runs approximately 20 minutes long, is entitled “What is CGI?” Podcast titles scheduled for the remainder of January include: “Can You Describe the Different Jobs That Relate to Creating a CGI Film,” “Are There Examples of Current CGI in Films That Are So Well Done That They are Undetectable?” and “How Can I Get a Job in Gaming?”

The venue used for the test was an online weekly meeting of the Voice Acting Academy’s “Conductors Club” (VAACC.) The VAACC is a membership support service open to voiceover talent at all levels of experience for the purpose of helping them to advance their voiceover career and to help them get more work. Membership in the VAACC includes weekly live coaching sessions directed by Voiceover Guru, James Alburger, who says that the monthly cost of membership is a lot less than the usual cost of a single hour of private coaching. ConductorsClub sessions are conducted using Zoom, a cloud-based peer-to-peer software platform app that allows virtual video and audio conferencing, webinars, live chats, screen-sharing, and other collaborative capabilities. Information on VAACC is available at https://voiceacting.com/conductorsclub.

The test involved a three-member panel of long-time members of the VAACC. Participating in the test were James Alburger, Tom Daniels, and George Asteri. Senior member of the panel, James Alburger, of San Diego, author of the book commonly used as a required text in college-level voiceover classes, “The Art of Voice Acting,” now in its 6th edition, asserted, “That’s really nice. Very interesting, very thorough, very effective.” Alburger is an 11-Time Emmy® Winner for Sound Design, and owner of The Voice Acting Academy and CIGMA Media. He is also an Engineer, Voice Acting Coach, and Executive Producer/Director for Film, Video, and other media. Alburger operates the websites VoiceActing.com and at cigmamedia.com. Panelist Tom Daniels averred, “That was awesome. Very informative and entertaining. It held my attention all the way through. What surprised me most was that the first use of computer generated imagery dates all the way back to 1958 in the Alfred Hitchcock film, Vertigo.” Daniels is an Emmy®-winning Voice Actor/Executive Producer who lives in Massillon, Ohio. You can listen to Tom’s sound demos here TomDanielsVoiceDemos and reach him at tomdanielsvoice@gmail.com. The third member of the panel, George Asteri, opined, “That was an excellent summary and gave a really good understanding of CGI. It really informed me.” Asteri, who lives in Saginaw, Michigan, has been acting for his entire life. As a Shakespearean trained actor, Asteri has performed on stage with such notable stars as Christopher Walken in Richard II, and Nicholas Pennell in Richard III. He has also played leading roles in many stage plays, including Shakespeare’s Hamlet. As a voice actor, Asteri has voiced national, local and cable commercials, shared his narration talent with a large Michigan school district film production, narrated for audiobooks, and has made several recordings for Internet clients. Asteri operates a website at https://www.GeorgeAsteri.com where he has provided his email address and telephone number.

Bill, when asked to describe his company’s vision for entering the wildly-expanding, somewhat chaotic podcast marketplace responded, “Well, we believe that mounting up a podcast series not only continues, but builds on our long-standing mission, which from Day-One has been to curate the highest quality professional-level CG content from around the world, as well as to provide insights and inspiration to our two main constituencies: the producers of video content and the consumers of that content. Simply stated, we help the second group — the consumers — by providing them with high quality video content, and we help the first group — the producers of video content — or as we call them,‘New Media Producers,’ by providing them access to a ‘destination site’ where members of the second group can come and discover their works. And by destination, we mean, specifically, a proven, well-established place, with a great reputation for streaming quality videos, where people who love our content know they can come to see outstanding videos that were created with the ‘blood, sweat, and tears’ suffering (not to mention loss-of-sleep) of artists with great talent but with little-to-no prospects to obtain timely significant Media Reach on their own. The proof is in the pudding — as we speak, we have more than 3.5 Million subscribers to our channel; that number is increasing by approximately 40,000 per month, and we are averaging more than 20 million views per month. And, we’ve aggregated almost 1.25 Billion views since we launched our channel. These statistics don’t tell the whole story, of course, but they put us, according to SocialBlade, the social media statistics website that tracks and measures growth, near the top 4,000 in YouTube subscriber ranking and near the top 3,000 in YouTube video view ranking.”

Responding to a further question, “How, specifically, will your podcast series contribute to the accomplishment of your mission,” Johnston explained, “As a forward-looking company in the entertainment business, we’re always on the alert to detect changes that are happening in the entertainment marketplace. What we’ve seen is a growing trend that people want more engagement with great Internet sites that they have gotten to know and have grown to love. Given the rapid increase in the number of podcasts available in the marketplace, we figured a podcast would be a great way, not only to meet our fans’ desires for a higher level of engagement with us, it would also be a great way for us to enhance the value we can add to providing curated videos to our viewers. We are also creating the company infrastructure necessary to support a fan club. We think that will provide even more of the engagement
that fans want.”

Bill Johnston is an established Digital Media Professional with 22 years of experience, the last 18 years within the console-gaming industry. There, he has been involved in Creative Direction/Supervision, Project/Team Management, Dynamic Simulations, and Fluid Dynamics involving Rigid Bodies and Soft Bodies, Particles, and Sprites. He has also managed the production of cinematic FX animation for industry leaders such as Activision/Blizzard, Sony Computer Entertainment of America, and Bungie. He has specialized in in-depth work in the areas of Pre-Visualization, Pre-Rendered FX/Cinematic Cut-Scenes, Promotional Projects and Real-Time Future-Gen FX for Game Environments. Johnston has worked on more than 45 AAA game titles played on personal computers, as well as on Sony’s Playstation, and Microsoft’s Xbox consoles. The titles include, among others, game series such as the CALL OF DUTY,DESTINY, RESISTANCE, UNCHARTED 2, LAIR, WARHAWK, GOD OF WAR, and SOCOM 3. He is currently working on another high-profile game franchise creating FUTURE-GEN FX for next-gen Platforms.

Shaun Johnston is a professional CGI artist and animator in the video games industry with over 27 years of experience, with a broad background in creating 3D animation including previsualization, VFX, and cinematic sequences for PC and Console game trailers, and in-game Cut-Scenes. Today, he is a full-time 3D Animator. He has worked for several industry-leading video game companies including Sony Computer Entertainment America, Gearbox Software, Sony Online Entertainment, Daybreak Game Company. Shaun has also worked on numerous game titles including the billion-dollar Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMO) franchise EVERQUEST, the Guinness World Record-holding FPS PLANETSIDE 2, and one of first successful battle royale games, H1Z1.

About TheCGBros (Johnston Media Group, Inc.)
TheCGBros was founded as an informal partnership on August 20, 2011 by brothers Shaun Johnston and William Johnston. When the founders decided to operate the business in the form of a corporation, the assets of the “partnership” were absorbed by the new company, including all existing logos and other branding marks. Their company, Johnston Media Group, Inc., a California Domestic Corporation, came into being on August 12, 2014. The company’s corporate filing status is listed as Active and its File Number is C3701917. The company’s mailing addressis 2127 Olympic Parkway, Suite 1006,Chula Vista, CA 91915.

The mission of the company is “to curate the highest quality professional CG content from around the world, as well as to provide insights and inspiration to our two main constituencies: the producers of video content and the consumers of video content.” Simply stated, “we help consumers of video content by providing them with high quality video content and we help the producers of video content by providing them access to an audience at a ‘destination site’ where the public can discover their works, thus giving the New Media Producers timely, wide, and deep, Media Reach. The company’s website can be reached at thecgbros.com; and their YouTube Channel at youtube.com/TheCGBros.

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