CHICAGO, IL ( June 7, 2018 ) — INDISTRY Media, the first-of-its kind digital subscription streaming service, has partnered with Virgin Hotels Chicago to host "Artists Pride" on Friday, June 15th from 8:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m. at Virgin Hotels ( 203 N Wabash Ave. ). The event, which celebrates Pride Month, will feature burlesque dancers and performances by Shea Couleé of RuPaul's Drag Race and Michael Blume, rapper, singer, songwriter, activist and equality advocate. In addition, Jevo, the world's first ( and only ) fully automated gelatin shot maker, will provide hundreds of "Jevo Shots" while paying tribute to the Pride flag with a special edition rainbow flavor.
With a suggested donation of $10 along with proceeds from "Jevo Shots," the evening will benefit the It Gets Better Project, an organization whose mission is to uplift, empower and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth from around the globe in affirming and asserting their sexual orientation so that they never feel alone.
"We're excited to use our interactive platform to support an organization whose goal is to give people a voice," explains Erroll Angara, Chief Operating Officer of INDISTRY Media. "In the same vein, the INDISTRY app was built in part for emerging artists to share their music, and what better way to celebrate Pride Month than to bring both worlds together for good."
Blume recently premiered the John "J-C" Carr and Bill Coleman remix to "R U Mad," which features Shea Coulee and Peppermint of RuPaul's Drag Race, and announced the release of his upcoming EP cynicism & sincerity which will be out June 8th via S-Curve Records/BMG. Pulling from an eclectic mix of soul, R&B, hip-hop, and electronica, cynicism & sincerity includes six songs that could just as easily ignite the dancefloor as they could set a festival field in motion with smooth, indie charm and epic pop ambition. Blume's music allows him to speak freely in favor of equality and social justice, using his platform to share a message. New Jersey-born and New York-based, Blume has attracted acclaim from Rolling Stone, GQ, Nylon, Earmilk, Dujour, etc. and has shaped his career by being unapologetically himself winning over fans and critics with his unabashed honesty and unparalleled vocal prowess.
Chicago born queen Couleé, who is widely known for competing in Season 9 of RuPauls' Drag Race, will serve as headliner for "Artists Pride." The fan favorite, she placed joint 3rd/4th place in the competition, with an epic lip sync performance that narrowly snatched the Drag Race crown! Couleé released her EP Couleé-D in 2017 which features a collaboration with Season 10 queen The Vixen. She will bring her trademark fierceness to the stage when she performs her new single "Crème BrÃğlée" along with other favorites.
INDISTRY Media serves as a platform to support emerging artists. Founded in 2016 by sisters Mary Landaverde and Erroll Angara, INDISTRY createsexciting entertainment and cultural experiences through digital activations and events in Chicago and Los Angeles. Landaverde and Angara recognized that the millennial generation craved being part of a community where they could make an impact through art and innovation…so they created it. INDISTRY Media elevates artists for social good, particularly around issues and initiatives that their audience is passionate about.
Admission to the event is free by registering at bit.ly/2xvQ7Es. For more information on the It Gets Better Project, or Jevo please visit www.itgetsbetter.org and www.getjevo.com . For additional information on INDISTRY Media, please visit www.indistrymedia.com .
ABOUT INDISTRY MEDIA
INDISTRY Media's platform features interactive technology that allows members to not only watch content, but also shop, socialize, engage and define its content. In addition to original programming, INDISTRY Media sources content from member submissions; so, whether you're an up-and-coming musician interested in sharing your sound or a filmmaker submitting a film, INDISTRY is the platform for young creators to find their voice. Users can sign up for their30-day free trial membership online at www.indistrytv.com, and then download the app ( available on iOS and Android devices. ) INDISTRY offers threedifferent membership plans: Standard ( $7.99/month ), Premium ( $9.99/month ) and VIP ( $350/year ). For more information on membership plans, programming, interactive features and more, visit www.indistrymedia.com . Follow INDISTRY Media on Instagram, @indistrytv and Facebook, INDISTRY.