Inside the Ryan Seacrest Foundation

The Ryan Seacrest Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by Ryan Seacrest and run by the Seacrest family: Ryan, his parents Gary and Connie, and his sister Meredith. Their mission is to inspire youth with education-focused initiatives through entertainment and media. Ryan was inspired to create this foundation by the many hospitals that he visited throughout his own career, and being humbled by the bravery and dedication of the child patients and the people who care for them.

The Ryan Seacrest Foundation first initiative is to build and spread the reach of Seacrest Studios, which are broadcast media centers within pediatric hospitals that allow patients to interact with and experience what it is like to be involved in radio, television, and new media. The first Seacrest Studios opened in 2010 at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia and has now spread to ten different hospitals across the United States of America. The children and families at these medical centers are both entertained and uplifted by their adventures in these studios. This encourages the creation of a more optimistic environment in the hospital, and aids in the healing processes of the children. Students from local journalism schools are also invited to get involved by getting hands-on experience in broadcasting, programming and operating a multimedia center.

Seacrest Studios produces and broadcasts a multitude of programming, including interviews and live performances by celebrities and artists, live music and radio shows hosted by a combination of interns and patients, classes on how to use green screen and create music videos, education presentations about a variety of subjects like science or history, and talk shows about sports, entertainment, and from doctors interacting with their hospital community. Patients, their families, and interns are all urged to participate in these programs and have fun while they learn.

In a post from Forbes.com, it says that Selena Gomez and Nick Jonas are the celebrity ambassadors to first sponsor the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, and they were followed by a flood of others. Some of the celebrity sponsorships include Taylor Swift, Aziz Ansari, Britney Spears, Chris Pratt, and many more. Coca-cola and E! Entertainment are the founding corporate sponsors, and many companies like WWE and iHeart Media have also supported and sponsored the foundation. People can help the Ryan Seacrest foundation by donating through their website, interning or volunteering at one of the studios, or spreading the positive message of their work.

Here’s an article from The New York Times featuring Ryan Seacrest.

The Chainsmokers Hit Higher Notes On A Dark Craze

With just over two years on the scene, The Chainsmokers have become a major hit. They burst onto the stage in 2015 and have never looked back.

Their hit single, “Roses,” catapulted them into the limelight. It is on their debut album released in 2015. The song enjoyed heavy rotation on the airwaves for years now.

The pop pair of Drew Taggart and Alex Pall released several more songs including some famous tunes such as “Don’t Let Me Down,” and “Paris” among numerous others. The former groove went on to win them the sought-after Grammy awards.

Similarly, “Something Just Like This” shot to the number one spot on the charts for more than a dozen weeks. They have done harmonious collaborations with veterans Coldplay, Halsey and new sensation Daya.

The duo’s massive success has resulted in mounting pressure to keep the momentum going. Their characteristic brand is easily drawing fans by the hundreds. The pair recently decided to take the unstoppable train into a tunnel.

They are delivering darker experiences that fans just can’t get enough of. You can get a taste of the exceptional talent in the latest tune, “Sick Boy,” a brief sound of what to expect more of in the future.

New direction

Fresh from a nine-month hiatus, Drew Taggart was ecstatic about the new direction. He believes in keeping up with the trends in society.

This explains why the duo has a new song, “Show,” and they tour almost every month. They are expressing themselves more confidently. In addition, they feel a deep connection with the people.

The fans are not just screaming at the shows. They are quickly establishing a connection with the lifestyle and relationship strategies of the new act.

The emerging generation is perfectly in step with the darker sound, as it articulates their feelings and outlook. They easily identify with tunes such as “Sick Boy” because the melody reflects what is happening in their lives.

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Alex Pall: Electric Dreams

In today’s technological age, it only makes sense that some of the hottest music available comes from DJs around the worl,d who create most of their sounds using computers, turn tables and other electronic equipment. The Chainsmokers have recently entered the electronic music scene and seem to be on the path to taking the crown. The duo was interviewed by Mathias Rosenzweig on how they managed to hit the ground running with their success story.

With simple beginnings as a hobbying New York DJ in his spare time, Alex Pall realized in his early stages that the electronic dance scene was where he needed to put his experience. With the help of his manager, who has been with Pall since his original beginning, he met the other half of his duo, Andrew Taggart, and instantly the pair merged together and began putting out their authentic sounds. Needing to stand apart from the already popular electronic scene, the pair knew they had to find something that would make them memorable and different.

While typical DJs use their equipment or other artists pre-recorded music to add the voices and simple wording into their songs, what sets Pall and Taggart apart is that they are now incorporating their own voices into their tracks! The duo do use songwriters, but they integrate their own personal lives into the music, making them one of the only electronic trend setters to have so much intense personification in their music.

When asked if he thought he had a sense of whom his music was affecting, Pall was quoted saying, “We make music for ourselves, and it’s really exciting that everyone else is enjoying it enough that they find some emotional connection to it.” He also stated that their music is reaching the world, including the Philippines and South Africa, and that they actually receive videos and messages from people describing how their music has touched their lives.

It is often difficult to enter the music world and be successful, but when an artist or DJ has pure talent and aren’t easily swayed by trends, they can have an extremely beneficial career and can have the ability to change lives for the people who hear their sounds! The Chainsmokers have hit the scene running and can only continue to grow in popularity by putting out their original, personal, intense electronic music!

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