Kenzo with Spiritualized

With the help of Vision Artists Kenzo commissioned Jason Spacemen of Spirtualized to create a unique piece of music for the soundtrack of their Women’s SS16 collection fashion show at Paris fashion week.
The styling was spectacular and set to Jason’s moving soundtrack it was a highly successful show receiving much critical acclaim.
This was the second part of the Kenzo project, Jason previously created the track for the Men’s SS16 collection.
The soundtrack of both shows can be heard on Kenzo’s official Soundcloud page: https://soundcloud.com/kenzoparis

Charli XCX Launches Impulse Collaboration

Charli XCX hit London’s Cuckoo Club last night to celebrate the launch of her collaboration with Impulse.

The pink-filled night included hula-hoopers, Charli XCX & Impulse themed cocktails, a nail bar, photo booth and a very intimate set from Charli XCX performing hits including ‘Boom Clap’ and ‘Doing It’!

The limited edition Impulse cans are now available at Superdrug stores nationwide and feature artwork of Charli XCX’s statement black nails wrapped around a hot pink for her ‘Rock Chick’ scent and a more romantic looking can for her scent ‘Vanilla Kisses’.

Nando’s Rule The Roost 2015

Bestival marked the end of Summer and Nando’s made sure it went off with a bang! Having already secured talent for the Cock O’Van at Camp Bestival, Parklife & Lovebox, Vision brought the likes of Slaves, Rae Morris & Hudson Mohawke to the Cock O’Van in the Isle Of Wight at Wight for Bestival.

Have a look at all the artists we’ve secured this Summer below:

Camp Bestival

Clean Bandit

Xylaroo

Alice Jemima

Cuban Brothers

Parklife

Becky Hill

North Base

Jackmaster

Jess Glynne

Hannah Wants

Route 94

Lovebox

Nay Nay

Lion Babe

April Towers

Ella Eyre

Shy FX

MK

Karen Harding

Bestival

Seafret

Artwork

Rae Morris

Rudimental

Slaves

Kiko Bun

Hudson Mohawke

Mistajam

Muzi

 

 

Farah Menswear with Moats

Farah gave a lucky few special guests a sneak peek at their Autumn collection this September at their store in Covent Garden.

The exclusive event included a very special gig at The Hospital Club to celebrate Farah’s preview including sets from Liu Bei and Moats!

Nando’s at Camp Bestival

Once again Vision have worked on the Nando’s Rule The Roost Campaign at some of this years hottest festivals. Vision secured the talent of Professor Green, Clean Bandit’s Neil Amin-Smith, The Cuban Brothers, Norman Jay, Alice Jemima and Xylaroo for the Cock O’ Van this year at Camp Bestival.

Campari presents with Rivrs

Campari presents celebrated its 150-year heritage with the Shoreditch Red Night District. The four-week fully immersive Shoreditch takeover brought in over 8000 visitors and explored the brands history through art, cocktails and included a DJ set from Rivrs!

Greighwolfe & Shinola

Vision Artists booked Greighwolfe to play at Shinola’s 4th July celebration this summer. As well as Independence Day, Shinola celebrated the launch of Shinola’s new men’s leather capsule collection by taking over the Blacklock in Soho where guests were treated to a meat banquet and a thrilling acoustic set from Greighwolfe.

Aperol Spritz with Jaime Winstone

Jaime Winstone teamed up with Aperol Spritz to present the launch of the ‘Aperol Spritz Social’ in London this May. To get you in the summer mood, the drinks firm have created the Aperol Spritz Social, which consists of a number of pop-up bars and parties located across London to mark the beginning of summer.

For the launch, Aperol Spritz whisked willing workers and commuters away to a surprise location on a red double decker bus where they were treated to a surprise DJ set from Jaime Winstone.

MixRadio launches on iOs and Android with Charli XCX and Nile Rodgers

MixRadio went global on the 19th May and unveiled a new deal with HTC in New York with the help of artist ambassadors Charli XCX and Nile Rodgers. Charli XCX and Nile Rodgers were shown experimenting with the MixRadio App, had an intimate discussion about the state of streaming music and also performed Charli’s hit ‘Boom Clap’.

The Festival Fashion Masterclass with Charli XCX and River Island

To kick of the 2015 Festival season, Vision Artists teamed Charli XCX up with River Island to give consumers a fashion masterclass to get them stylishly equipped for the season! The festival fashion masterclass sees Charli share her top picks from River Island’s collection and answer a few quick fire questions concerning festivals and fashion in the 2 minute 34 second video.

First Choice’s Summer Of Music with Alesha Dixon

For First Choice’s Summer Of Music, they teamed up with artist and Britain’s Got Talent Judge, Alesha Dixon! With her first offering since 2010, First Choice and Alesha are allowing fans to curate the music video for her new single ‘The Way We Are’, for which three alternate endings will be shot in Paphos, Greece at one of First Choice’s All Inclusive Holiday Villages.

Beats By Dre with Charli XCX

Beats By Dre have launched the new British #SoloSelfie Campaign and have teamed up with a bunch of the best British musical talent. The commercial aims to inspire fans to share their moments of  ‘self-expression’ and features Charli XCX, Jess Glynne, Rudimental, George The Poet, Kwabs, Giggs, Rizzle Kicks and Blonde.

Delta Air Lines GRAMMY Awards Pre-Party

Delta Air Lines hosted the kick off party for the GRAMMYs this February as the Official Airline of the GRAMMY Awards 2015. Soho House, West Hollywood, hosted performances from acclaimed DJ, record producer and drummer for The Roots which was then followed by a six song set from Charli XCX who truly kicked off the GRAMMY celebrations.

Pepsi ‘Out Of The Blue’ Campaign

Vision Artists secured a starring role for Charli XCX in Pepsi’s new ad for their new music platform ‘Out Of The Blue’.  The 30 second commercial was aired during this years GRAMMYs and is part of Pepsi’s ‘100 Days’ contest which allows consumers to win unique music experiences including front row concert tickets and artist meet-&-greets. The commercial features Charli XCX channelling her inner Britney Spears whilst performing ‘Doing It’ on top of huge speakers in the middle of the street. Charli joins the likes of Fall Out Boy and Jhene Aiko with Pepsi’s ‘Out Of The Blue’ Campaign.

Rolling Stone’s Big Game Bash with Charli XCX

Rolling Stone Magazine hosted the VIP pre-game event for the Super Bowl this year in Scottsdale, Arizona. The ultimate VIP bash played host to a guest list of 1000 celebrities, athletes and influencers. The event included a mighty performance from Charli XCX who shared the line-up with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and DJ Cassidy.

Stella McCartney’s StellaSport launch with Topshop & Adidas

Topshop, Oxford Street played host to the launch party for the new Adidas StellaSport range by Stella McCartney. The brand took over the Boutique section of the Oxford Street Store with colourful dynamic imagery, free drinks, popcorn and macaroons and showcased the new range for younger audiences to celebrate the 10 year collaboration. The new StellaSport collection celebrated its launch with a DJ set from Iris Gold and an intimate performance from Charli XCX!

Jack Daniels Takeover at The Macbeth

Jack Daniels has been taking over The Macbeth in Hoxton since the 9th September and keeps delivering us amazing lineup after amazing lineup. Having already put on established greats such as La Roux, Kele & Young Guns and some lesser-known but equally as great acts such as Maui and Moats, the Jack Daniels Takeover outdid themselves once again on the 3rd November. Pop newcomer Iris Gold rocked The Macbeth along with support from Vince Kidd on the 3rd November with her Fugees and Beastie Boys influenced tracks. Jack Rocks The Macbeth definitely has a lot more fun to come!

Burberry’s ‘From London With Love’ Launch Party

Burberry unveiled the launch of their 2015 Christmas campaign, ‘From London With Love’, starring Romeo Beckham. Fashion icons including Gary Powell, Victoria & David Beckham and Anders Hayward (who also stars in the new ad) flocked to the stylish Regent Store to celebrate the campaigns festive debut. “From London With Love”

Iggy Azalea is the holiday face of Forever 21

24-year-old ‘Fancy’ rapper has teamed up with her NBA player boyfriend Nick Young to be the faces of Forever 21’s holiday campaign. Iggy and Nick shine in a number of Forever 21’s newest collection due to launch on 31st October 2014. This campaign marks Iggy Azalea’s first national campaign since since signing with Wilhelmina Models back in 2012.

David Guetta signs deal with Champagne house G.H.MUMM

David Guetta is breaking the mould and becoming G.H.MUMM’s first musical partner, offering a new experience for music lovers!

Being a sponsor of Formula One (G.H.MUMM), Guetta’s upcoming single ‘Dangerous’ features him taking part in an F1 race for the Champagne House. President and CEO of Mumm Champagne, Phillippe Guettat has said- ‘Working with David Guetta we were able to create something truly spectacular and we are excited to be the first in the world’. David Guetta is also honored to be G.H.MUMM’s first musical ambassador and there is only more to come!

Yahoo On The Road with Charli XCX

Charli XCX and her all-female powerhouse gritty-pop band took the stage at Cats Cradle (North Carolina) for a one off free show as part of the Yahoo On The Road tour.

Charli XCX drew a crowd of shirtless fans, platform boots, students and families to the Yahoo On The Road mobile festival, all of whom sang along to new and old hits such as ‘I Love It’, ‘London Queen’, ‘Fancy’ and ‘Boom Clap’ which have resulted in Charli XCX reaching international acclaim as an English singer-songwriter.

The energetic crowd were given a fully interactive night of entertainment- fans were given light up bracelets and were even given the opportunity to go to a video booth which let them record their concert experience.

The Yahoo On The Road tour only has 3 more dates to go and Charli XCX’s performance was definitely not one to forget!

Charli XCX is Just Dance 2015’s Homecoming Queen

Charli XCX took a break from her American tour this week to live out the American Dream and performed at Aspire Pacific Academy’s Homecoming Dance.

Sponsored by Ubisoft, the high school got to hold an unforgettable Homecoming Dance thanks to the Just Dance 2015 takeover in which Charli XCX performed her chart-topping hits such as ‘I Love It’, ‘Fancy’ and ‘Boom Clap’ to a packed high school gymnasium.

The event also included appearances from Bella Thorne and Tyler Oakley and showcased the Just Dance 2015 game, which includes a couple of Charli XCX’s top hits!

The Preliminary SXSW Line Up Announcement

The first round of names for 2015’s SXSW Showcasing Artists have been revealed and it’s already set to be a good one!

Carl Barat will join a number of our favourite UK artists at SXSW 2015, including James Bay, Brolin, Charlotte OC, Coasts, Dry The River, Fatherson, Happyness, Modestep, The Pop Group, Skinny Lister, The Big Pink, Hailey Tuck, The Twilight Sad, Jessie Ware and Lewis Watson.

Carl Barât at Yves Saint Laurent

Whilst in town for the European leg of the Libertines reunion tour, Carl Barât hit the front row of Paris’ Yves Saint Laurent show alongside Daisy Lowe, Salma Hayek, Lenny Kravitz and Jeremy Irvine just to name a few.

Barât spoke of his appearance in ‘Sonic’, a selection of black and white portraits by Hedi Slimane (on show at the Fondation Pierre Bergé until the 11th January) as well the significance of their Paris show, stating ‘this will be a really special thing for us to do. The gig that finally split the band up was meant to be in Paris, so it’ll be a nice sort of homecoming’.

You can catch The Libertines on the following dates in Europe:

Amsterdam Heineken Music Hall (2nd October)

Brussels FN Club (3rd October)

Berlin Columbiahalle (4th October)

Dusseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Halle (5th October)

Surprises at Bestival- Nando’s Rule The Roost

Vision were back in the Cock o’Van with Nando’s Rule The Roost for the final time this summer at the festival that never fails to disappoint, Bestival!

Having helped deliver Peri-Peri chicken and great music to the masses throughout this summer at a range of the best festivals including Lovebox, We Are FSTVL and Camp Bestival, it was only right that the Cock o’Van went out with a bang for the end of the festival season.

With the likes of Indiana, LXURY, Years & Years and Skepta and JME all playing sets at the Cock o’Van, the unexpected arrival of Professor Green during dubstep star Skream’s set could not have ended the summer on a better note! Green later described the festival as ‘probably the best weekend I’ve had, ever’ and the same could definitely be said for the rest of the Cock o’Van crowd!

Samsung’s Milk Music Commercial

Samsung Music has well and truly entered itself into the competitive streaming service market with their offering of Milk Music.

The star-studded Milk Music advert kicks off with a short performance in a colourful neon lit room of the Number One single ‘Fancy’ from this summers dream team Charli XCX and Iggy Azalea, to replicate the apps interface. This performance is then followed by a collection of other chart-toppers including Childish Gambino, Chromeo, John Legend, Little Dragon and Cold War Kids playing their songs on the app.

Kopparberg UK’s Urban Forest Launch

Kopparberg took over the Bootstrap Company’s Dalston Roof Park on the 2nd July.

The venue was turned into a magical forest showcasing Kopparberg’s traditional Swedish roots along with the gritty urban scene that is London’s east end, providing an easy escape from city life to launch Kopparberg UK’s Urban Forest for the Summer.

The launch party was a delight for all the senses, full of street food, art and a headline set from Kelis. The Urban Forest launch unsurprisingly attracted a mass of the general public along with the likes of Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Richard Jones (The Feeling) and Foxes.

Nandos Rule The Roost

Vision have teamed up with Nandos once again and are visiting a few of the best festivals this summer with Rule The Roost (the new home of Nandos Music)!

Combining most festival goers love of Peri-Peri chicken and music, Vision have been enriching festivals such as Parklife Weekender and We Are FSTVL by filling the Cock o’Van with a range of exciting talent you just can’t ignore. Vision secured the likes of Katy B, Rudimental, Mistajam, Artwork & T.E.E.D., Route 94, Doorly DJ, Friend Within and Jaymo & Andy George just to name a few for Parklife and We Are FSTVL and this is only just the start!

The Cock o’Van will be stationed at Lovebox (18th– 19th July), Camp Bestival (31st July- 3rd August) and Bestival (4th– 7th September) and the line ups are set to be just as impressive as the previous two.

Cannes Lions

Vision joined the world’s biggest celebration of creativity in communication at this year’s Cannes Lions Festival.

The team presented on two panels throughout Music Day which included ‘Are Music Managers the new CMO’s?’ and ‘The Future of Music’. Both panels were a ‘meeting of minds’ with the first including panellists such as Sam Scott (artist manager at Rocket), Nathan McGough (artist manager at Red Light Management) and Ged Malone (Bitter & Twisted Management) along with a range of agencies and brands which raised the issue of the lack of common ground within the two industries.

Vision then shared the second panel stage with the likes of Pandora, Shazam and The Next Big Thing to discuss the future of music.

Burberry Opening Shanghai

Burberry opened a new flagship store in Shanghai last week where they brought the city of London to Shanghai. This launch included everything from short films to performances by Paloma Faith and a DJ set by Gary Powell. Gary also created a percussive rain dance live on stage.

http://uk.burberry.com/shows-events/london-in-shanghai

The Saturdays & First Choice’s Summer Anthem Campaign

Vision artists worked with UK girl group The Saturdays and First Choice to create a campaign to mark the tenth anniversary of the all-inclusive operator’s Holiday Villages.

The first part of the campaign is to find the nation’s favourite summer songs from the last decade! The country’s favourite summer anthems will form a ‘poolside playlist’ to be played at First Choice Holiday Villages in Europe and north Africa throughout the summer, and the top 40 tracks will be free to listen to online on music streaming service Spotify.

Luke Gaskins, head of music in First Choice resorts, said: “Music is an integral part of the summer holiday experience. That’s why we’ve teamed up with The Saturdays to create the ultimate summer soundtrack to holiday to this summer.”

In addition the group – Mollie, Vanessa, Una, Rochelle and Frankie – will record their favourite holiday track, which will be released alongside the first single from their forthcoming Greatest Hits album. They will also be filming their new music video this summer on location at First Choice’s Holiday Village in Rhodes.

Frankie Sandford, from the pop group, said: “We’ll hopefully be helping to create some brilliant memories that will make this summer holiday one to remember.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMGTMM4irbM

Coming up….

 

Killing Joke’s Jazz Coleman if off to Dubai to perform symphonic Versions of Nirvana, The Doors and Led Zeppelin at The Dubai World Cup with his orchestra.

Gary Powell from the Libertines will be heading off to China next month to play an amazing event for a global fashion brand.

We’re all off on a summer holiday with a very shiny pop band….more to be revealed next month!

SXSW 2014

 

The lucky few who didn’t draw the short straw were out partying in SXSW where we had talent playing with TIGI, Absolute, Pandora, W Hotels and Dorito’s.

Opel Launch @ The Geneva Car Show

 

We worked with Opel and Invent to provide the entertainment for the launch of their sexy new motor at The Geneva Car Show. Chris Coco played a mighty 6 hour show and entertainment came in the form of men doing tricks with stools – a new craze among the kids apparently as otherwise known as ‘Hockering’

Midem 2014!

A busy start to the year for Vision Artists who headed down to Midem to talk about their partnership with Replay Jeans, Charli XCX and VICE! A great time was had by all – despite the Tequila being €22 a shot! Great new connections were made and new partnerships forged!

One of the most exciting developments was an invite to Cannes Lions to run a panel in front of the good and the great in the advertising world about…. you guessed it…..music and brands! We also have a very hot artist performing at The Shots party, which is the hottest ticket in town! More details to be announced nearer the time! For those of you who don’t know the Cannes Lions is the equivalent to the Oscars in the ad world!

 

You can watch the panel here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoRUj-t-OvQ

Miden 2014 Music & Brands Panel with Replay Jeans, Vision Artists and Charli XCX

Vision Artists are incredibly excited to be attending Midem 2014 as part of the panel discussing our recent collaboration with Replay Jeans, Vice Magazine and Charli XCX

Vision Artists with Replay Jeans and Vice Magazine

Italian Denim brand ‘Replay’ launched a clubbing-inspired capsule collection with Charli XCX fronting the campaign. Charli was a natural choice for the brand as she embodied perfectly the energy of the collection. This multi-faceted, Pan European deal, brokered & managed by Charli’s exclusive brand agency Vision Artists and produced in partnership with VICE, saw Charli XCX featuring an exclusive teaser and tour diary video contents, and performing at two events in Paris and Munich.

Weekly News Update…

Another busy week here at Vision HQ….Labrinth’s been doing his thing for P4U & Samsung, tonight we have a top secret artist flying out to Portugal to do an extra special gig for Nando’s, JD and Plan B are working on a special charity auction with Ray Winstone on Thursday, White Lies are getting togged up in Burberry for some extra special shows in London and Singapore next month, Charli XCX is playing Wembley with Paramore this weekend and we have an extra special announcement coming very soon about an exciting new partner for Vision….

Plan B launches 4G for O2

To celebrate the launch of 4G on O2, Plan B hit the stage at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

Charli XCX DJ’s @ Professor Green’s new club

Charli XCX showed off her amazing DJ skills when she played a 2 hour set at the opening of Professor Green’s new club INK in London.

Nando’s After Party @ Bestival

To celebrate this summer’s outing of of the Nando’s ‘Cock O’Van’ at UK festivals we helped Nando’s organise a very special after party at Bestival. The party, which followed Elton John’s closing performance at the festival, featured DJ sets from The Cuban Brothers, Jon Kahuna and a very special beat box set from Reeps 1. Needless to say it was a roaring success with security literally having to pull the plug at 4:15am!!

Charli XCX has been snapped up by Max Factor!

Fresh from scoring her first her UK No. 1 single with Icona Pop, which has sold almost 4 million copies Worldwide to date, Charli XCX has been snapped up by Max Factor as the new (highly appropriate) face of their WILD collection.

Vision Artists announce a unique partnership with Kobalt

Vision Artists are pleased to announce a unique partnership with Kobalt. We will be proactively working on brand opportunities for their label roster which includes Pet Shop Boys, Prince, Maya Jane Coles, Travis and Little Boots.