King June Network Celebrates Independent Art in Atlanta
Derrick Ballard, aka “King June,” has been a creative force in Atlanta for the past decade. Now, after finding success in directing, acting, rapping, writing, and producing, June is launching his own online space with the King June Network, powered by You42.
Top Chef Katsuji Tanabe Brings Culinary Flare to You42 Network
After opening his latest restaurant, A’Verde Cocina and Tequila Library, in Cary, NC, renowned chef and restaurateur Katsuji Tanabe continues to expand his culinary profile with the launch of the Katsuji Network. Known around the globe for appearances on shows like the acclaimed “Top Chef,” Tanabe created the Network in partnership with You42. Powered by the You42 platform, the Katsuji Network features video recipes, behind the scenes access, and appearances from some of the world’s best chefs.
FUBU Radio Announces Partnership with You42
FUBU Radio, an offshoot of the legendary FUBU brand, is embarking on a partnership with Atlanta-based tech company, You42. The deal will result in the launch of the FUBU Radio Network on the You42 platform, as well as collaborations that strengthen each company’s core offerings through the sharing of industry insights and resources.
KOTV Network Brings the Fight to You42
Digital entertainment company You42 continues to expand its content reach, teaming up with 25-year combat sport veteran and CEO of RayNelo Management, Nelson Lopez, Jr. The result is KOTV, a new Network dedicated to giving fans behind-the-scenes access to both champion fighters as well as up-and-coming talent.
Glimpse Through the Creative Lens with ATL Yoshi
You42 creator ATL Yoshi started out making beats and recording music before he got into photography and videography, recording content for NFL players, athletes, and businesses. Follow his creative journey in our Creator Blog interview.
See How You42 Creator mzjazebell Turns Pain into Perseverance
After a stint singing with the group Dey 2, mzjazebell went independent following the death of her twin sister. Now, she’s created a new sound for herself, combining rapping and singing, with songs about being a woman, the causalities of life, and the importance of never giving up. Discover her journey in our Creator Blog interview.
Meet Reacee Wright of The Life Daytime Talk Show
Tericka “Reacee” Wright is the creator and executive producer of “The Life Daytime,” a talk show where she and her co-hosts discuss issues like celebrity news and gossip, hot social media trends, food, film, and travel. Discover more about her talents and passions on our You42 Creator Blog interview.
Go on a healing journey with Chinya Ani
Boasting experience in the entertainment, beauty, and hospitality industries, Chinya Ani now focuses on healing and community with her “Lotus Tea Talks” podcast. Learn more about her spiritual and professional journey and her “Femininity Empowerment Formula” program in our You42 Creator Blog interview.
You42 Creator Brittany Daniel is ready to motivate
Brittany Daniel is a lifestyle influencer, host, podcaster, motivational speaker, and life coach whose main goal is to help people get to the life that they truly desire. Learn more about her work, what inspires her to keep going, and her weekday live show Morning Motivation in our Creator Blog Interview.
Living out LOUD with You42 Creator Leo Ra’Chel
Tiffany “Leo Ra’Chel” Anderson is a Creative Goddess. Her impressive titles include CEO of The Phat Girl Chronicles blog/podcast, author of The Phat Girl Commandments, founder of Royal Outkast Artistry, and Lead Stylist for Royal Outkast Styling Academy. Check out her You42 Creator Blog interview to learn how she helps others “live out loud.”
Get to know Syeara Dunlap, aka Dunlap “Da Connect” of Da Buket List
Known as Dunlap “Da Connect,” Syeara Dunlap is a member of Da Buket List, an entertainment venture with its own You42 Channel. Check out the You42 Creator Blog to learn how she turned a podcast into a collective that empowers creators and hosts showcases and fashion shows.
Step Into the Light with Creator Ziggy Ziegler
Ziggy Ziegler is a musician who’s creating something he calls Solution Music. Rather than dwelling on the world’s problems, he is looking for a way to collectively heal by spreading love, positivity, and light through his music and films. Get to know Ziggy, where he started, and how far he’s come on the You42 Creator Blog.
Sit Down with Independent Singer-Songwriter Winter Rae
Hailing from small-town Alabama, Winter Rae is a singer-songwriter who’s pursuing her musical dreams as an independent artist. Follow her journey, from the struggles to the triumphs, on the You42 Creator Blog.
Hear from Rapper and You42 Creator BDX the Don
BDX the Don brings clever wordplay, smooth flow and relentless ambition to his album Expensive Taste, streaming now on You42. Discover his journey, from the DMV to IDK’s No Label Academy at Harvard, and find out what’s next as he talks with the You42 Creator Blog.
Amanda Cupcake Brings Baking Magic to You42
Like most content creators, Amanda Cupcake’s journey has been full of twists and turns. Check out our interview to discover how she overcame challenges and persevered on her way to becoming the Rainbow Brite of cupcakes.
Dead by Midnight: Y2Kill Released on DVD and VOD
The You42-produced horror sequel “Dead by Midnight: Y2Kill” is now available in retail locations on DVD, as well as Video on Demand on platforms including Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Google Play, and X-Box Live. The film anthology, a follow-up to 2018’s “Dead by Midnight: 11 PM Central,” features horror icons such as Kane Hodder, Linnea Quigley, and Bill Moseley.
Get to know You42 creator Terrell Fit
Meet Atlanta-based personal trainer and nutritionist Terrell Fit. In addition to creating content, Terrell offers one-on-one training sessions, group sessions, and custom online programs to help people reach their fitness goals. Check out our interview with Terrell on the You42 Creator Blog.
Following feature added to the You42 Platform
Now it’s easier than ever to keep up with your favorite creators on You42. Simply head to their profile page and click the Follow button. When you follow a creator, you’ll get notifications every time they post something new.
Watch “Living in Color” from You42 creator Quron Booker
Quron Booker is a New York-based creator who’s series “Living in Color” is now streaming on You42. By focusing on a single narrator, each episode let’s people from the BIPOC community and beyond share their stories in their own words. Everything, from the tight production to the close-knit crew, is structured to make the narrator comfortable so they can speak their truth.
You42 Brings a New World of Entertainment to NBA All-Star Weekend
The 2022 NBA All-Star Game is headed to Cleveland, Ohio this weekend, and You42 will be there for the party. In partnership with Def Jam Recordings, the digital entertainment company will be hosting the You42 x Def Jam All-Star Weekend.
FUBU Radio Flexes Content Muscle With New You42 Network
Digital entertainment company You42 is partnering with FUBU Radio to create a new Network dedicated to hip hop, empowerment, and the culture at large. The Network will feature new programming as well as shows and podcasts from the established FUBU Radio lineup. Spearheading the endeavor are FUBU Radio co-founders Demetrius L. Brown and Keith Perrin. Perrin is also one of the co-founders and a co-owner of the influential, globally recognized FUBU apparel company.
Career Center Connects with You42 for New Job Placement Network
To help make sense of today’s volatile job market, Career Center of the Southeast is teaming up with digital entertainment company You42 to create a Network dedicated to job placement, as well as safety and equality in the workplace. At the helm of this new Network is Career Center’s founder and CEO Kimberly Harris, an entrepreneur, philanthropist, author, speaker, and workforce strategist with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to solopreneurs.
You42 Adds Monetization Through Premium Content
We’re ringing in the New Year with big news for the You42 Creator Community. Verified creators can now monetize content on You42 through our new Premium Content Feature! Finally you can take control of your content like never before with monetization features that you won’t find anywhere else.
DJ Infa Red Spins Up New Hip-Hop Network on You42
Digital entertainment company You42 continues to grow its music Network lineup through a partnership with hip-hop artist DJ Infa Red. A member of the Heavy Hitters, known as “The world’s most elite DJ crew,” Infa Red is giving fans access to new and exclusive music along with an inside glimpse into the world of professional DJs.
Abira Brings Talent, Joyful Confidence to You42
Digital entertainment company You42 is expanding its growing Network lineup by partnering with TV star and entrepreneur Abira Greene. Lauded for her role on the Lifetime series “Little Women: Atlanta,” Abira says her Network will be about more than just entertainment.
For Players Network Offers a New Game Plan for Athletes: Recruiting, Engagement, and NIL
You42’s Network lineup continues grow with the addition of the For Players Network (4PN). 4PN is a sports media company that empowers athletes everywhere through editorial content, commerce, and video highlights, with a focus on the recruiting process and the new National Image and Likeness (NIL) law, which allows young athletes to build and market their brands.
Earbits Stations Makes Music Discovery a Breeze
You42 is making music discovery easier than ever with Earbits Stations. New to the You42 Platform, Earbits Stations lets users stream amazing independent music by simply clicking on a genre, generating a shuffled playlist with 100 tracks. Genres include Rock, Country, Electronic, Pop, Hip-Hop and more!
DJ Hurricane Set to Create New, DJ-focused Network on You42
Hip-hop legend DJ Hurricane is teaming up with digital entertainment company You42, Inc. to launch a new Network highlighting the best DJs in the world. On the Network, professional DJs can showcase their talents, share their knowledge, and connect with fans on a global scale. It’s also a place where up-and-coming musicians can try to make a name for themselves, growing their fanbase and working the turntables alongside some of the best in the business.
Raz B of B2K Looks to Connect Artists with Fans on New You42 Network
Multi-platinum R&B singer Raz B has announced a partnership with You42, Inc., bringing his entrepreneurial spirit to his own You42 Network. In addition to exclusive content from the B2K star, the Raz B Network will feature Channels from established artists in pop, hip hop, and R&B, as well as rising stars who are ready to shine. Fans will get access to new music and behind-the-scenes content that brings them closer than ever to their favorite artists.
Conscious Content Network on You42 creates awareness and hope for those suffering from trauma
Digital entertainment company You42, Inc. is announcing a partnership with Conscious Content Collective, a decentralized, international award-winning media company focused on education and awareness of mental health and well-being. Through the Conscious Content Network on the You42 platform, they are building a community of creators around diverse issues like healing from trauma, environmental and animal advocacy, and the visual and digital arts relating to humanity and healing.
Sugar Bert Boxing Promotions Steps into the Ring: Amateur Boxing Coming to You42 Networks
Digital entertainment company You42, Inc. has announced a partnership with Sugar Bert Boxing Promotions to create a groundbreaking Network highlighting amateur boxing. Headquartered in Atlanta, Sugar Bert’s national promotions draw thousands of boxers, coaches, and families each year, winning praise from legends like four-time heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield, as well as partnerships with USA Boxing, Title Boxing, and the WBC.
Rapper turned pastor Canton Jones set to launch Free Life Network on You42
Digital entertainment company You42, Inc. is partnering with Grammy-nominated singer Canton Jones to bring his groundbreaking Free Life Experience ministry to You42 Networks. Founded in Atlanta, the Free Life Experience welcomes young men and women without judgement, giving them a sense of community and shared culture based on the word of God.
Boondocks Takes Center Stage: Famed Venue to Launch Network on You42
Digital entertainment company You42, Inc. has officially announced its newest partnership with the nationally acclaimed Boondocks music venue in Springfield, Illinois. An ACM award winner for Nightclub of the Year, Boondocks has established itself as a premiere mid-cap venue for country music artists, hosting legendary acts like Dwight Yoakam, Joe Diffie, and Florida Georgia Line.
Earbits Music Levels Up: Music Streaming Now Fueled by Network Discovery
Digital entertainment company You42, Inc. has announced one of the first Networks to go live on the You42 platform will be one of their very own, Earbits Music. You42 has been working hard to reimagine the way fans discover and consume entertainment, and music was certainly at the top of their list. Building off the success of Earbits genre-driven music streaming, You42 has transformed Earbits into a full-blown Network, offering curated music discovery and full multimedia user engagement. The Earbits network will give artists the ability to manage their entire brand, including distribution, discovery, and ultimately monetization.
You42 Gives 100% to Creators: A solution to the entertainment industry’s SOS
Atlanta, GA – Digital entertainment company You42, Inc. has announced its latest offering, You42 Networks, finally giving creators full control over their content. You42 has accelerated its Network-centric design in response to recent turmoil within the entertainment industry. The company states that the updated platform will meet the pressing needs facing the creative world in the wake of industry-wide financial devastation delivered by COVID-19.
Check Out the New You42!
You42 just got an upgrade. The entire platform has a new look and feel, with a streamlined experience that improves navigation and content discovery. Check out the highlights below, then head over to you42.com and take it for a spin.
Introducing You42 Networks
Coming soon to the You42 platform, Networks unites established brands with the influence of modern creators, giving brands complete control over their content, distribution and monetization. Network owners can customize the experience for their fans and expand their audience by onboarding influential content creators that complement their brand.
This Land, Our Voices Selected for New Orleans Film Festival
After debuting at the Maryland Film Festival, and scoring virtual showings at the Bushwick Film Festival and the Camden Film Festival, the documentary This Land, Our Voices has earned a spot at the New Orleans Film Festival. The virtual event runs from November 6-22, with passes available to the public starting on October 20 at noon.
Three You42 Films Debut at 2020 Film Festivals
Film festivals may have gone virtual in 2020, but that hasn’t slowed down You42 Productions. Three You42 features have been making the Film Festival rounds this year, representing a diverse range of genres including documentary, drama, and horror/comedy.
Half a Mile Out on the Night Wins Best Feature
During its virtual screening at the Etowah Film Festival, the You42 production Half and Mile Out on the Night won Best Feature. Check back for more film festival dates, and details on the film’s premiere.
Dead by Midnight: Y2Kill Preview Set for Atlanta Film Festival
The follow-up to the hit horror anthology Dead by Midnight (11 PM Central) will hold a preview at this year’s Atlanta Film Festival. The drive-in screening will take place at Dad’s Garage Drive-In at 10:30 PM on Sunday, Sept. 20.
Half a Mile Out on the Night to Screen at Etowah Film Festival
A rambling young woman, stranded in a strange rural town, confronting her own existence while searching for a friend she may never find. This is the story of Half a Mile Out on the Night, a new film from You42 Productions that opens at the Etowah Film Festival on Sunday, Sept. 13. Check out the lineup, and purchase your ticket in advance for the virtual screening.
Listen to Searching for Rick on You42
On Searching for Rick, your hosts begin by finding out what happened to Rick Moranis, the beloved actor who started in comedy hits like “Ghostbusters,” “Spaceballs,” and “Honey I Shrunk the Kids.” Each episode finds them tracking down another “lost” star from the 80s and 90s.
This Land, Our Voices Opens at Maryland Film Festival
This Land, Our Voices, a documentary that shines a light on marginalized people in rural America, will have its world premiere today as part of the Maryland Film Festival! Watch from home by purchasing your virtual ticket.
The Funny Money Podcast Goes Live
Join financial professionals and comedians Sheldon Anderson and Bob Wheeler for a humorous and enlightening conversation about stuff you wish you knew, but without these two guys, would be too boring to research on your own.
Celebrate Father’s Day with Inspiration & Heart
To celebrate Father’s Day, Inspiration & Heart talks to La Verio Barnes (DJ LV), founder of Cool Dads Rock. Hear about how they’re helping fathers form lasting bonds with their kids, and the adjustments they’ve made due to COVID-19.
Listen to 6 Feet of Separation on You42
Join DJ Kemit and Jessa B for 6 Feet of Separation, a new podcast about creatives working and collaborating during the pandemic. On the first episode they speak with Otto Graham, a writer, actor and Atlanta native living in LA.
The Unscripted Podcast Premieres on You42
Blue Dev and Holy Toledo are back on the mics with a brand new podcast, Unscripted. The show is about anything and everything, with wild and weird commentary and interviews that are completely…well, unscripted.
You42 Sells Lab42 to Sumo Group
You42 has sold its UK-based game studio, Lab42, to Sumo Group, one of the UK’s largest independent game studios. Established in 2015, Lab42 has worked on titles for console, PC and mobile, including Yakuza 0 and Sonic Mania. To learn more, check out the press release on Gamasutra.
Creating and Collaborating at a Distance
During a national pandemic and an order to shelter in place, creators are finding new ways to be creative out of necessity to continue their work. Musicians, podcasters, filmmakers and other artists are using video conferencing to collaborate and other tools to share, create and edit their art. Learn more on our Creator Blog.
Alternative Ways to Premiere Independent Films
Everyone is feeling the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, but the arts and entertainment have been hit hard, specifically the film industry. Some festivals have opted to host online showcases, but what are indie filmmakers supposed to do? Find out on our Creator Blog.
Record Stores and COVID-19
As records stores feel the pressure from COVID-19, many are turning to online sales in an effort to survive. Hear their stories on the You42 Creator Blog.
Learn How COVID-19 is Affecting DJs
The You42 Creator Blog is featuring stories on how the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting creators and businesses in the music industry. DJ Kemit talks with fellow DJs and record store owners to see how they’re coping with the impacts of social distancing.
International Women’s Day on You42
Over the next few weeks, You42 will be celebrating Women’s History Month. To kick things off, we’re honoring International Women’s Day with a channel highlighting content made by and staring amazing female creators.
You42 Celebrates African-American Creatives
In honor of Black History Month, we’re celebrating African American Creatives on You42. Check out our featured channel to find amazing content created by and staring men and women of color.
Hear From Creator Reggie Becton in His Own Words
Fresh off his East Coast tour, Reggie Becton is gearing up to get back in the studio. We caught up with the emerging R&B artist to talk about his career, what inspires him, and what success means to him.
Gabriel Orengo is @TheBlock
Gabriel Orengo is a soulful singer/producer who mixes genes and blends styles for a sound that’s all his own. Watch him perform his debut single, Ay, Ay, Ay, and more on this week’s episode of Music@TheBlock.
Banda Magda Takes Center Stage at The Loft
This week we’re featuring a live performance from multi-instrumentalist Magda Giannikou and her electrifying group, Banda Magda. Watch as they light up the stage at The Loft, part of Center Stage in Midtown Atlanta.
Watch Hero the Band Play the You42 Stage
This summer, Hero the Band will take the stage at Bonnaroo, playing on the same lineup as superstars like Lizzo, Vampire Weekend and Miley Cyrus. Get a super-charged dose of their live show on this week’s Music@TheBlock.
Jessie Davis Takes the Stage for Music@theBlock
Jessie Davis has collaborated with artists like Grammy Award winner Louis Cato, Ray Angry of the Roots, and hip hop pioneer Rob Swift. Hear her unique blend of jazz and hip hop on this week’s Music@theBlock.
Watch a Live Performance from Beth Spangler
On Season 7 of The Voice, she was coached by international superstars like Gwen Stefani, Taylor Swift and Stevie Nicks. Watch as Beth Spangler lights up the stage with a live performance on this week’s Music@theBlock.
Montsho Eshe is @TheBlock
Montsho Eshe is a two-time Grammy winner. She’s traveled the world, bringing her unique sound and energy to the groundbreaking hip-hop group, Arrested Development. Catch her live performance on this week’s Music@TheBlock.
Creator Spotlight: Ray Ramon
Ray Ramon is a Nigerian-born, Australian singer, songwriter and producer. His music is high-energy, with elements of house, pop and EDM. Check out videos for his singles “Koo Baby,” “Bad Bad Man” and “Make that Move.”
Sarah Miles is live @TheBlock
With her country song, “Stay,” Sarah Miles won the 2017 Grand Prize John Lennon Songwriting award. Watch her perform a live acoustic set of original music on this week’s episode of Music@TheBlock.
Lab42 Collaborates on Snooker 19 Challenge Pack DLC
Ripstone Games, in collaboration with World Snooker and Lab42, are bringing a brand new experience to Snooker 19 with the release of Challenge Pack DLC on 12th December. The Challenge Pack will release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this week, and will arrive on Nintendo Switch in 2020.
Grammy Winner Rudy Currence is @TheBlock
Rudy Currence is a Grammy and Dove Award winning producer and singer-songwriter. With a keyboard, a guitar and his amazing voice, he gives a soulful, live performance on the latest episode of Music@TheBlock.
Watch Sonia Leigh Live at Terminal West
Sonia Leigh has paid her dues. All those years of struggle and joy shine through in her music, a blend of country, rock and everything in between. Watch her perform live in Atlanta and for a special performance at Terminal West.
BandaMagda Featured on Music@TheBlock
Banda Magda is a musical whirlwind. Helmed by multi-instrumentalist Magda Giannikou, the band features a fellowship of diverse musicians from around the world. Watch their live, intimate performance on this week’s Music@TheBlock.
Kurt Thomas is @TheBlock
Singer/Songwriter Kurt Thomas has opened for some of the biggest names in country music, including Kenny Chesney and Brooks & Dunn. Watch him showcase his down-home sound on the latest episode of Music@TheBlock.
VYNL Takes Viewers on a Musical Tour of Hamburg
Join your host Dj Kemit on a musical tour of Hamburg, Germany. Years ago, the Beatles came to Hamburg to hone their sound. Now, the city is home to vibrant underground house, techno and live music scenes. With DJ Kemit as your guide, you’ll explore the street corners, storefronts and record shops of this amazing, inviting city.
Music@TheBlock Features R&B Star Felixx
R&B singer Felixx has opened for Sean “Diddy” Combs, 21 Savage, Lil Baby, CeeLo Green, Baby Face and more. Watch him perform live on the You42 stage on this week’s episode of Music@TheBlock.
Karikatura is @TheBlock
Over the next few months, You42 is showcasing the amazing artists who have graced our stage for the Music@TheBlock series. To kick things off, were presenting live music from the band Karikatura!
Creator Spotlight: Reggie Becton
Reggie Becton is a breath of fresh air in the R&B scene. Maryland-bred and LA-based, he’s mixing new wave soul and classic R&B for a smooth sound with hints of the past. Check out his latest EP “My Beanie’s Orange” on You42!
The Adobe Collective Debuts on Hi-Lonesome
The Adobe Collective effortlessly embody the “high desert sound,” blending Americana with psychedelia, country and indie rock. Check out live music and interviews with the band, filmed in the Joshua Tree desert, on the latest episode of the Hi-Lonesome Concert Series.
Snooker 19 by Lab42 is up for a TIGA Game of the Year
Created by Lab42, a development studio in Leamington Spa, UK, the game Snooker 19 is a finalist for TIGA Game of the Year. The TIGA awards are held annually to recognize achievements in UK game development. To learn more about the game, head to lab42.games. And click here to vote for Snooker 19 for Game of the Year.