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.
Rapper ReeMarkable Brings Talent, Vision to You42
Adding to its growing lineup of hip hop talent, Atlanta-based digital entertainment company You42 has partnered with rapper and reality star ReeMarkable. Available exclusively on the You42 platform, the new ReeMarkable Life Network features music and more from ReeMarkable, as well as Channels from other creators representing film, health, fashion, food, and everything in between.
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.
You42 Set to Host First Live Event
Live Events are coming to You42! As part of the rollout, users can tune in on Friday, Sept. 16 at 2 PM EST for the live debut of The Smooth Show, a barbershop-style conversation where pro athletes join host B Smooth to talk about all things sports. Tickets can be reserved ahead of time for 10 Credits. This is the first Live Event to take place on You42 prior to the official launch of the feature.
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.
Podbytes Wraps up Season 2
Season 2 of Podbytes, created by Chris Gore of Film Threat, has reached its finale. Episodes this season included topics like Why We Hate When Kids Talk Like Writers and Does Comedy Belong in Star Wars?. The season also featured conversations with actor/comedian Brett Gelman and Peter Baxter, president and co-founder of the Slamdance Film Festival. All 25 episodes of Podbytes Season 2 are now streaming exclusively on You42!
Hi-Lonesome Debuts with Rick Shelley & The Desert Dogs
Today marks the release of the Hi-Lonesome Concert Series, exclusively on You42. The first episode features interviews and music from Rick Shelley & The Desert Dogs. Shelley talks about his career and how songwriting can change your life. He then gives an intimate musical performance at Hi-Lonesome Studios, located in the beautiful, rugged desert near Joshua Tree National Park.
You42 releases first-look trailer for Hi-Lonesome
Fans can now get a sneak peek at Hi-Lonesome, a You42 exclusive concert series filmed on location in the Joshua Tree desert. The limited run will feature music and interviews with artist Rick Shelley and The Adobe Collective.
Chris Gore is back with Podbytes Season 2
Chris Gore of Film Threat has returned to You42 for Season Two of Podbytes! Like the first season, this run will feature 25 all new episodes on topics like Why Movies Love to Hate Los Angeles and How to Talk to Girls at Parties About Rotten Tomatoes. Check them out exclusively on You42!
You42 Launches New Creator Blog
To keep creators and users up to date on the latest developments at You42, we’ve launched a new creator blog. On the blog we’ll be posting platform updates, tips and tricks, creator spotlights and features that will help users get the most out of their content.
Creator Spotlight: Courtney Hanson
Courtney Hanson is a mother of three who’s as crafty as they come! She’s teaching moms everywhere how to live limitless through health, parenting and embracing the DIY lifestyle. Check out her amazingly simple projects on You42.
Podbytes Season 2 is coming soon!
Chris Gore will soon return to You42 with a brand new season of Podbytes! Like the first run, this season will feature a total of 25 episodes, with topics ranging from HOW FANS CAN SAVE THEIR FAVORITE SHOWS to WHY MOVIES LOVE TO HATE LA. More info and release dates coming soon.
You42 Hosts Inaugural Shoot at New Atlanta Studio
Today marks the first day of shooting at You42’s new Midtown Atlanta studio. Cast and crew will be on hand to film a scene for the follow-up to the You42-Produced horror anthology, Dead by Midnight (11PM Central). You42 plans to use this versatile space to help creators turn their dreams into reality. And with its Midtown Atlanta location, the facility is at the heart of one of the most exciting, diverse entertainment scenes in the world.
The You42 Podcast Releases 20th Episode
Beginning its run in December 2018, the You42 Podcast is now marking its 20th episode. In addition to providing a platform for content creators to talk about their projects, the podcast also features general discussions on creativity, the production process, and current issues and events. Episodes include topics like “The Politics of an Expanding Sun” and “The Creative Trenches.”
Dead by Midnight 2 Begins Production
Following the amazing critical and fan reception of Dead by Midnight (11 PM Central), production for the sequel is currently underway. The new installment will feature more creepy tales of the macabre. Fans can expect some wild celebrity cameos and plenty of laughs and gore, all with a delightfully retro twist. More details will be available this summer, so stay tuned!
Nice Punisher and Ron Van Life Arrive on You42
The creators of Nice Punisher and Ron Van Life are bringing their content to You42. Nice Punisher is a comedy series that asks the question, what happens when the Punisher stops punishing criminals and starts tackling everyday life? Ron Van Life follows a filmmaker and adventurer as he travels across the country to uncover stories of inspiration. Both creators are also publishing their own podcasts to promote their shows and further engage their fans.
Molly Tries Spins Off the Mollyses Show Podcast
After providing laughs on the comedy series Molly Tries, Molly is ready to get personal on the Mollyses Show Podcast. She’s teamed up with Molly Two to dive into topics including divorce, life hacks and dating after 30, all with a dose of comedy and a few glasses of wine to help it go down. In the first episode, a self-proclaimed dating expert calls in to destroy Molly’s dating profile while ironically falling in love with her.
Esports Series More Than a Game Premieres on You42
More Than a Game follows Connor “Jigz” Echols in his fight to become the top SMITE player in the world. He struggles to balance love, life and school, all while training every chance he gets to stay at the top of his game. The four-part Esports series is streaming now, exclusively on You42!
Lab42’s Snooker 19 Makes The Perfect Break
Ripstone Games, Lab42, and World Snooker have released the first gameplay trailer for Snooker 19 on Nintendo Switch.
This officially licensed, Unreal Engine 4 powered game will have 128 of the world’s best players like Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, Mark Selby, and Ding Junhui brought to life using 3D facial scanning technology, playing in iconic venues such as The Crucible and Alexandra Palace.
Chris Gore’s Podbytes Now Streaming
“Podbytes”, the new video series from Chris Gore, is now streaming on You42.
Chris Gore is the editor and publisher of FilmThreat.com and a longtime champion of the indie filmmaker. Chris is the author of several books including “The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made” (St. Martin’s Press) and “The Complete DVD Book” (Michael Wiese Publications). His book “The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide” (Random House) is considered the bible of the industry and is required reading at film school.
#PrettyFunny Premieres on You42
The new You42 comedy series #PrettyFunny has been released on the You42 platform
Four talented besties navigate the highs and lows of the entertainment industry together until the role of a lifetime threatens to tear them all apart. There is cake involved…and it’s all pretty funny.
Molly Tries is now on You42
“Molly Tries…” is now streaming on You42! Check it out!
Molly is a 37-year-old mom in California who’s recently divorced and in need of a job. Each episode finds Molly trying out a new profession with hilarious, slightly awkward results. No one said living your dream was easy!
Controller Leslie Attridge brings accounting and finance expertise to You42
To oversee accounting and financial operations, You42 has installed CPA Leslie Attridge in the position of Controller. Leslie will be responsible for managing the accounting department, setting up financial and operational procedures, creating budget controls and forecasts, and maintaining financial records.
Horror Anthology Dead by Midnight Gets Halloween Premiere on You42.com
Following screenings at the Atlanta Film Festival and Negative Fest, the first two episodes of the horror anthology Dead by Midnight (11pm Central) will be released on October 31. Horror fans can watch at you42.com.
Caleb Cooper named You42 Chief Privacy Officer
To ensure that You42 maintains best practices in the areas of data security, privacy and compliance, Caleb Cooper has been brought on as Chief Privacy Officer (CPO). Caleb is a Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) who will manage the company’s risk footprint while navigating the evolving regulatory landscape.
You42 Is LIVE!
You42 is officially released from Early Access! If you’re ready to exercise your creativity, or if you want to discover some great music and videos from emerging artists, then sign up at you42.com.
You42 to Launch New Social Entertainment Platform
You42, Inc. announced that it is launching a revolutionary social entertainment platform that allows creators to connect directly with consumers, enabling new levels of discoverability, monetization, security and success. Users can sign up for Early Access starting September 4, 2018, at www.you42.com.
Dead By Midnight Wins Best Special F/X Award
“Dead by Midnight,” a feature film produced by social media and entertainment platform You42, won the Best Special F/X award at this year’s Negative Fest. Negative Fest is an annual festival that features horror and other genre films. The event brings together horror enthusiasts and filmmakers from across the country, allowing them to enjoy independent films from a collection of innovative international filmmakers.
Blockchain-Based Social Entertainment Platform to Tackle ‘Burnout’ of Content Creators
You42 bills itself as a space where games, music, video, news and sports come together. The company wants to provide an exciting place for influencers – as well as record labels, authors, studios and artists – to connect with fans and maximize revenue from their creations through an intuitive cryptocurrency ecosystem.
You42 Brings On Ben Eazzetta, A Skilled Cybersecurity Expert
In its efforts to help artists connect with fans and monetize their work, You42 is taking steps to secure its users’ data and finances. The company has brought on security expert Ben Eazzetta as a brand ambassador. With more than 30 years of experience defending some of the most critical assets in the United States, Eazzetta has the skills and wisdom to help You42 safeguard its users against ever-evolving digital threats.
Media Expert Frank Bell Joins The You42 Team
Frank Bell, a programming and media management expert with more than 30 years of experience, will be joining You42 as a brand ambassador. Bell has a thorough understanding of what it takes to work with large numbers of artists and generate mass market appeal. This makes him a valuable addition to You42, an online entertainment and social media platform that aims to attract both artists and fans.
Marketing & Development Expert John Dell Joins The You42 Team
John Dell, a marketing and business development expert with experience across a wide range of organizations, will serve as a brand ambassador for You42. He brings with him extensive expertise in marketing, business development, logistics, and forecasting, among other key competencies. All of these skills will be invaluable for You42, a social media and arts platform that aims to disrupt modern artistic publishing.
You42 To Begin Public Sale On July 2nd
You42, the premium social entertainment platform that allows creators to promote their content through the use of the U42 ERC-20 compliant token, is announcing today that it will be holding its public sale on July 2, 2018.
FX Empire: Social Entertainment will be Revolutionized by Blockchain
Social entertainment, same as Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, has jumped on the blockchain bandwagon, with You42 being the first to develop a platform that brings games, music, video, sports, news to you in one central social space.
Upcoming ICO: You42 announces ICO date
Having already raised $21 million in its presale, You42 wants to make up the difference when it begins the sale on July 2nd. According to its creators, it is the world’s first social entertainment platform based on blockchain technology. It aims to connect entertainment content creators with their followers.
You42 Enlists Finance Expert Steve Beaman
Steve Beaman, a private equity expert with extensive experience, has announced that he will join You42 as an advisor. You42 is reinventing modern artistic publication by giving artists a place to distribute and profit from their work without relying on the major studios. This effort relies on changing the way artists are compensated for their work. Beaman will provide valuable insight into doing this.
Post and Courier: Charleston home to small but robust industry of video game developers
As the gaming industry is growing, Charleston is hopping aboard for the ride. In the Lowcountry, there are at least two major companies and a handful of individuals trying to tap into the profitable field. Among them are decade-old studio Kiz on Johns Island, an office of the Atlanta-based company, which has traversed from PC gaming for kids into the mobile market.
“Dead By Midnight” Entered Into The Negative Fest
You42, a social media and entertainment platform that uses innovative technology to break the dominance of large producers, has achieved early success with its film, “Dead by Midnight.” A horror anthology that was screened at the 2018 Atlanta Film Festival, the movie was widely acclaimed by the audiences and critics who saw it. It was accepted into this year’s Negative Fest, an independent film festival for movies in horror and related genres.
Kristian Millirons rises to the rank of Chief Technology Officer
After serving for ten years in You42’s game development division, Kristian Millirons has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In his new position, Kristian will design and build enterprise applications and highly scalable systems for You42 products and services. He will manage the development team through the entire production pipeline, from concept to deployment and beyond.
Alice Thacker is promoted to You42 Chief Operating Officer
You42 has named Alice Thacker to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Alice joined the company in 2014 as VP of Operations. She will now play an even larger role in managing and improving operations throughout the company. As part of senior management, she will help design and implement business plans and procedures to ensure efficiency and growth. She will also work to communicate the company vision while defining and promoting You42’s corporate culture.
Dash Galactic Goes Global
Dash Galactic has secured global publishing partnerships for release worldwide, including China. Save the universe 3 minutes at a time! Team up with other players in real time for the hottest co-op action on mobile devices. Defend space stations, attack TOXON strongholds, and more as you help Dash defeat the galaxy’s baddest foes. Saving the universe isn’t easy, but when your friends join the fight, it’s a lot more fun!
Rue Morgue: Dead by Midnight, “Retro and Innovative”
The latest addition to the horror anthology sub-genre is You42 Originals’ Dead by Midnight/11PM Central, which premiered on April 14 at the Atlanta Film Festival. The anthology, starring Erin Brown (Masters of Horror: Sick Girl) and Hannah Fierman (V/H/S, SiREN), follows the crew of local TV station WKIZ. On Halloween night, staff members begin disappearing, only to reappear in the short films as fictional characters.
iHorror: ‘Dead By Midnight’ is a Love Letter to the Retro Horror Anthology
I love horror anthologies, so when I had the opportunity to watch Dead By Midnight (11pm Central), I was thrilled. And I have to say, I was thoroughly impressed. It’s a wildly entertaining collection of cautionary tales that brilliantly executes the creative potential of the anthology format.
Bloody Disgusting: Hannah Fierman Toplines Retro-horror ‘Dead By Midnight’
Hannah Fierman (V/H/S, SiREN) and cult movie icon Erin Brown (Masters of Horror: Sick Girl, The Lost) star in Dead By Midnight, a retro-horror anthology produced by You42 Inc.
Movie Magic: You42 To Screen “Dead By Midnight” At Atlanta Film Festival
As a cryptocurrency platform seeking to redefine modern social media and entertainment, You42 will be sponsoring the Atlanta Film Festival alongside participating in it. The company is screening its first fully funded film Dead by Midnight/11PM Central, an anthology series that fuses six stories from different genres, ranging from comedy, to suspense, to horror. You42 hopes the film will raise awareness among potential users while establishing the company as a source of quality content in the ever evolving independent film world.
You42 Early Access
The You42 Platform has been launched into Early Access. During this closed beta period, we will be refining the platform and performing a QA sweep to prepare the platform for a full release. Request an early access code and help us shape the future of entertainment!
Wonky Ship Blasts Off On Steam
The award winning, reflex-testing arcade game Wonky Ship has made the jump to PC, and is now available on Steam. A new set of exclusive Steam Achievements has been added to the game to celebrate the launch.
Inklings Mixes Word Game Fun with Candy Craving Madness
Quick wits and fast reflexes are the name of the game in Inklings, the latest release from Kiz Studios. Recently released worldwide on iOS, Android and Facebook, Inklings features cute little ink droplet characters, aptly named Inklings. These little balls of energy love candy, and it’s up to YOU to satisfy your Inkling’s sweet tooth.
#1 Music Game DuelBeats Goes Global
Kiz Studios breakout hit music game, DuelBeats is now available worldwide exclusively on the App Store. DuelBeats is a competitive rhythm beat ’em up featuring 18 unique heroes, score modifiers, simple tap and swipe controls, and pulsating beats in genres like EDM, hip hop, and rock.
Kiz Studios Goes BOOM!
Kiz Studios has released it’s latest game into the wild. Blast through Boom Town in a fast paced frenetic endless arcade smasher that’s guaranteed to make you Go Boom! Your goal is total destruction. Why? Because smashing is fun, that’s why! Boom Battle in VS mode with up to 9 players all vying for the top spot in the Boom Town Arena.
Fight for Might on Steam!
Kiz Studios is excited to announce their Multiplayer RPG Battler Might & Mayhem is now available on Steam. The game arrives with 80+ playable characters and over 100+ equipment items to customize fighters.
Little Bigfoot Strikes Again with Giant iOS Exclusive Update
Proving that size does matter, the Kiz Studios mobile game Little Bigfoot just got a lot bigger with a giant update exclusive to iOS devices. iPhone and iPad users will discover six new playable creatures with all new abilities. There’s the lovable Loch Nessie, the Werewolf (A.K.A. Larry), Skunk Ape, Grassman, Swamp Monster, and the rogue S.O.C.K.S. founder Dr. Argyle Socks.
Little Bigfoot mobile stealth adventure game now available worldwide
Kiz Studios launch mobile stealth adventure game based on the mythology of the bigfoot. From today, mobile gamers the world over will be able to download Little Bigfoot over iTunes, Google Play and Amazon App Store.
Wonky Ship Featured on Plunder League
Reflex-testing arcade mobile game, “Wonky Ship” is now featured on Plunder League, the pioneering mobile eSports platform. Players can win real cash prizes by installing the Plunder League app on their iOS mobile devices and completing the goals outlined for the Wonky Ship tournament.
Dash Galactic’s Latest Update Warps in on Google Play
The co-op action game sensation, “Dash Galactic” has warped in a massive update with new Wormhole Events along with a shiny new intuitive in-game user interface. The Wormhole Events are exclusive global in-game events that begin when players collect enough Wormhole Tokens.
Little Bigfoot Heads Down Under in “Way Outback” Update
Epic adventure awaits with “Little Bigfoot,” the mobile game where you use stealth and guile to collect and play with a host of mythological creatures. Currently available in open beta on the Google Play App Store and in select countries on iOS and Amazon, “Little Bigfoot” has added a new character, the pudgy yet swift Yowie, as well as the the “Way Outback” world map.
Pocket Gamer Features Dash Galactic
With the launch of Clash Royale last January, it could be said that 2016 was the year of synchronous mobile multiplayer. But until now, playing with other humans in real-time has been largely restricted to competitive PvP modes. This is what Atlanta-based developer Kiz Studios is keen to address with its upcoming co-op multiplayer shoot-’em-up Dash Galactic…
Earbits Noted for Mold-Breaking Music Discovery
Earbits is shaking up the entertainment industry. Noted: “…while apps like Earbits allow you to discover new music by clicking on different genres, rather than presenting users with more of what they already like.”
Idle Your Way To Hero Status In ‘Heroes Of Havoc’ Now Available on STEAM
Kiz Studios is proud to announce their genre pioneering Idle RPG, Heroes of Havoc is now available on STEAM™. There is also a DLC pack available to give players a head start with their clicking. STEAM™ players can expect to see frantic action, high-resolution battle scenes and sleek animations that have been optimized for the PC gaming experience.
Wonky Ship – Apple’s “Must Have Game”
There’s a flood of new games coming into the App Store at any given moment, but unless you’re a kid, you probably don’t have time to check all of them out and decide which ones are worth your time. Luckily, Apple has released a shortlist of the 10 games the company thinks you should have on any new iPhone…
Word Duels Launches on iOS
May the fastest fingers win! Exclusively on iOS, “Word Duels” is the new mobile game that turns texting with friends into a competition of speed and skill. Players go head-to-head to see who can accurately type the most words in 30 seconds, and the winner earns rewards and — most importantly — bragging rights.
MCV/DEVELOP-Studio Spotlight: Kiz Studios
Develop catches up with the mobile gaming powerhouse, Kiz Studios. The interview includes discussions of the company’s history, the PlayStation 4 title Trans-Galactic Tournament, and how discovering the Unity Engine was a game changer.
Conquer the Realm with Heroes of Havoc, out now on Google Play
Kiz Studios today announce the Android release of Heroes of Havoc: Idle Adventures, a genre defining idle RPG, available to download via Google Play. English speaking territories supported in initial roll out, with localized version to come in the following weeks.
KizStudios – Dash Galactic named “App of the Week”
MicroMart recently awarded its “App of the Week” to Dash Galactic, the mobile game from Kiz Studios. “Where are the console-like games?” the magazine asks of Android gaming. “Where are the multi-player hack and slash, modern day ‘Gauntlet’ variants? Kiz Studios may have the answer in its new, top-down, semi- isometric title: ‘Dash Galactic.’” In its review, “Dash Galactic” is described as “a fun Android title. More importantly, it’s a game that actually feels akin to something you’d find on a console.”
Earbits Music Streaming Gets International Buzz
Might & Mayhem battles its way onto the Amazon App Store
Starting today, Kindle owners can get a taste of the fast-and-fun action game, Might & Mayhem, which has now launched on the Amazon App Store. Might & Mayhem, available for the Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX, challenges you to gather a team of adventurers and battle your friends for fortune and glory. Earn experience, level up your party and take on epic quests!
Wonky Ship in Apple’s Best Games of 2015
Apple has published its annual Best of 2015 charts for the App Store, iTunes and iBooks Store, naming live video platform Periscope its App of the Year and Tomb Raider puzzler spinoff Lara Croft GO its Game of the Year. The Kiz Studios game Wonky Ship is named the 16th best game of the year!
Kiz Studios is bringing TGT to the PlayStation Experience
Get ready to check out the ultimate sci-fi multiplayer brawler at PlayStation Experience this year – as Kiz Studios is bringing Trans-Galactic Tournament to the show! We’ll be showing Trans-Galactic Tournament in Booth # 2059 both days of the show, and would appreciate you coming by to jump into some frenzied multiplayer battles!
Big Battles with a Halloween Twist Come to Might & Mayhem
A very haunting Halloween is coming to the Lost Kingdom, as Kiz Studios has launched a spooky content update for their PvP arena combat game, Might & Mayhem. The immortal villain Dracula brings the Might AND the Mayhem with a brand-new Alliance Raid and a set of hauntingly unique items to collect! The horror continues in a spooky new World Event featuring two brand-new playable fighters.
Wonky Ship is Here — The Hardest Game of the Year Arrives on Android
Can you escape the most powerful threat in the universe? Do you have what it takes to skillfully pilot a starship as it avoids the powerful gravity of a black hole? Those are the questions, and challenges, of Wonky Ship — Kiz Studios’ new title for Android, released today on Google Play Store.
Wonky Ship Released on iOS
Available now from Kiz Studios is Wonky Ship, a game that (hyper)challenges your ability to dodge the most dangerous threat in the universe — a ravenous black hole. Test your fast-firing reflexes as you power up the ship’s thrusters to avoid the black hole’s gravity. It won’t be easy — your ship will bounce, spin and careen around the screen if you apply too much thrust, and a cold black doom awaits you at the core of the vortex.
React & Match with HALOS – Now Available on iOS
HALOS, the free react-and-match mobile game from Kiz Studios, is now available exclusively for iOS devices. Simple but addicting, HALOS is the ultimate reflex challenge. It seems easy at first — just guide the falling rings to their matching bases before they shatter. But as more colors are added and rings start falling faster, players will either short-circuit their brains or enter a zen-like state of hypermatching bliss.
PlayStation Blog: 7 Weird Things About TGT, Open Beta Starts Today
Trans-Galactic Tournament (TGT) is launching its Open Beta in the Americas today, but before you head to PlayStation Store to start breaking skulls and causing mayhem, we gotta share some of the surprises you’ll find in Trans-Galactic Tournament on PS4. We’re out to change your idea of what a battle arena game can be, so mow down your jungle and pave your lanes — here’s the top 7 weird things that make TGT the fastest, wildest battle arena game in the universe.
Multiplayer Battler – “Trans-Galactic Tournament” Launches Open Beta on PS4
Choose your Champion and dive headlong into the frenzied multiplayer arenas of Trans-Galactic Tournament, the PlayStation®4-exclusive battler, launching today in a free open beta across North America. Now is your chance to get an early taste of the game, which features 10 awesome champions, 100 unique power-ups and six insane…and dangerous…arenas to challenge your skills as your team battles to overwhelm the opposition across three gameplay modes.
“Trans-Galactic Tournament”- Multiplayer Mayhem on PlayStation 4 Coming in June
10 champions…100 unique power-ups…3 gameplay modes…limitless multiplayer battling action! Welcome to the world of Trans-Galactic Tournament, the online class-based multiplayer battler coming for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system this summer.
PlayStation Blog: TGT brings Free-to-Play MOBA action to PS4
“What if the Star Wars cantina starred in an 80’s cartoon, which suddenly broke out into a football match, which suddenly broke out into Wrestlemania?” It’s a weird start to a design document, but the Tournament’s universe is everything we love: monsters, space and sports, clenched together in a fist and ready to punch the lights out of the world of online multiplayer games.
Critter Escape! Launches on Bemobi Platform
Two years after the release of the mobile hit Critter Escape!, Kiz Studios is still finding ways to get the game in front of new users. Most recently, Kiz launched the stealth puzzle game on Bemobi, a subscription-based app store that offers carriers, developers and consumers a better alternative for best-in-class Android mobile apps.
Kiz Studios Releases Jiggle Watts Worldwide on iOS & Android
ARE YOU READY FOR THIS JELLY? Kiz Studios is sticking a fork in the proverbial toaster, delivering a much needed jolt to mobile puzzlers with the release of Jiggle Watts, a colorful game of deliciously charged matches and lightning fast reflexes.