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6 de febrero de 2016

EXCLUSIVE: The Girl & The Dreamcatcher Dish On New Single!

We caught up with Dove Cameron and Ryan McCartan, aka The Girl & The Dreamcatcher, to get the inside scoop on their latest single, “Glowing in the Dark!” The duo told us all about creating the music video concept, their song-writing process, and who’d they love to get in the studio with. Check out their Q&A below and don’t forget to watch the “Glowing in the Dark” music video, if you haven’t already!

The two of you started off by posting YouTube vids together – what inspired you two to take it to the next level and create TGATDC? We actually created the band far before we created our YouTube channel, but before we officially released music as The Girl and the Dreamcatcher, we wanted to warm people up to the idea of us singing together, which is why we started posting covers. Plus… it’s just fun to sing together!

With just two singles out, TGATDC has already created a very unique (and awesome) sound – what are the inspirations behind it?
We saw Tegan and Sara perform live at the Staples Center while we were in the thick of development. Their sound is so unified and androgynous, we were blown away. We decided to take that path with our music, to make it less about a guy and a girl singing and more about one big sound, almost like you can’t tell who is singing what. You’ll especially hear that in some of our upcoming releases.

Tell us about the “Glowing in the Dark” music video! What was filming like?
It’s been one of the most fun parts of the job so far. We get to just think up a concept… and do it! We produce everything ourselves so we get to do it however we want to. We also hired our two best friends as the director and choreographer, so the on-set experience was just like a party at our friends house.

Was it difficult coming up with the video concept?
Not at all. As we said before, our creative team consists of us and our two best friends, so we just invited them over, played Mario Kart and had a brain-storm-sesh. Next thing we knew, we were in a graveyard.

Are there any cool/memorable behind-the-scenes moments you can share from the set?
Honestly there weren’t really any “moments,” because everything was so precisely scheduled. It was a very ambitious project and we only had two days to do it, so the whole thing was all about working really hard and creating magic!

What has the reaction for the vid/song been like from fans?
Dream-like. When we hit fans with Written in the Stars last year, they were so supportive, but didn’t really know what to expect from us. Then when Glowing came out, it really solidified our sound, our direction, our vision… The fans have been electric. Their responsiveness and love for TGATDC is unlike anything either of us have ever experienced. We’re so grateful to them. We 100% attribute all of this momentum to the fans.

What is the song-writing process like for you guys?
Step one: Get a lot of snacks.
Step two: Think of a concept for the song
Step three: Come up with some cool melodies
Step four: write the words. Ryan usually writes all the precise, specific lyrics, and Dove usually writes the more poetic, esoteric stuff, and they come together perfectly to tell the story.

If you could get in the studio with any artist, who would it be?
Everyone asks us this and Macklemore is always what we say! He’s bound to have read one of these by now. Yo, Mack, where you at?

What’s something you hope TGATDC will accomplish this year?
We really want to drop a larger compilation of music. Right now a full-length album is probably too ambitious, but we’d love to release an EP.

Any special message for TGATDC fans?
Dear incredible humans: SO THANKFUL YOU EXIST. It’s sort of terrifying to put yourself out there in song form… we’re really expressing ourselves and being vulnerable. And the fact that you all are into what we’re trying to say is honestly the most touching thing in the world. We love you. Keep catching dreams. xoGDCFollow TGATDC on Twitter to keep up with them! :)

26 de enero de 2016

Exclusive Interview with Katherine McNamara: Part One

Kat McNamara as "Clary Fray" (Photo courtesy of Freeform)BYOU Magazine’s “Kat’s Korner” columnist actress Katherine McNamara recently launched a new show, starring as Clary Fray in Freeform’s new television series Shadowhunters, based on the bestselling popular young adult book series, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare.

Shadowhunters follows Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara), who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is, but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters – human-angel hybrids who work to make the world a better place by hunting down demons. Thrown into this world after her mother is kidnapped, Clary must rely on the mysterious Jace and his fellow Shadowhunters, Isabelle and Alec, to navigate this new dark world. With her best friend Simon in tow, Clary looks for answers that could help her find her mother.

We recently had a chance to get the scoop from Katherine about her new role when BYOU Magazine’s publisher/editor-in-chief Debra Gano chatted with her. Below you’ll find Part One of our exclusive interview with Katherine McNamara – and look for Part Two coming soon!

Debra: Hi Kat! Can you please share with us how you came to play the role of “Clary Fray”?

KATHERINE: I was sent the script of Shadowhunters almost a year ago and I was so excited to have the chance to audition. I had known about the book series and I was a huge fan of Lily Collins [who played Clary Fray in the Shadowhunters movie]. I auditioned a bunch of times and then I got to the screen test, which was the first time I met Alberto [who plays Simon] and Emeraude [who plays Isabelle] when they were in the room. And then I got to the “chemistry” test where I screen-tested with Dom [who plays Jace], which was such a relief because Dom and I had already been friends for a year. When you’re doing a relationship on screen that has such chemistry and so much emotion in it, it helps when you know the person. You’re already comfortable with them and have trust in them, so you can play and have fun, and really explore the scene. After that, I had a screen test with Alberto, who I sort of knew now, and he and I hit it off immediately.

I didn’t hear anything for about a week and remember seeing on Shadowhunter’s Twitter that they were going to announce the actress who was playing Clary in two hours and I still hadn’t heard anything. I knew it was between me and another girl, so I thought, “Oh well, it must not be me. I guess they went another way.” Then all of a sudden, I get a call from my team saying, “Hold on, they haven’t said anything to anyone yet. Hang tight!” And, of course, then I’m going bonkers from seeing all the buzz on Twitter about it, so I went to the gym to get myself together and not think about it for two hours. Ten minutes before they’re about to announce it on Twitter, I get the call saying, “Congratulations, you will be playing the role of Clary Fray—just wait, your phone is about to explode!” Between all of the phone calls and text messages, tweets, Instagrams, everything that was happening all at once, my phone literally quit working for a few hours! I couldn’t call anybody, I couldn’t text anybody, I just had to sit there and process. I have to say those ten minutes felt longer than the two hours simply because I was speechless and so honored and excited and floored that I was going to be playing this role. But then it hit me: the whole Shadowhunters fandom was about to find out, and I had no idea how they were going to react. I was thinking, “Are they going to be OK with this choice? Are they going to like me? Are they going to accept me as their Clary Fray?” Because that could be disastrous if they didn’t!

Kat McNamara Quote-2 Debra: I wondered if you had felt any nervousness or intimidation about playing the role of the main character of such a popular book series with such loyal (and opinionated) fans.

KATHERINE: At first I did because I realized from the buzz on Twitter the enormity of the fandom; how fierce and opinionated they are, and I was just hoping they were happy with this choice. When you read a book you have such an attachment to these characters because your imagination adds so much to it, especially a series with a lot of young characters who are growing up themselves and you’re growing up while you’re reading these books. You look up to these characters and they become your heroes and you have such a personal relationship with the characters. So, when we’re tasked with bring this to life it’s very exciting, but it’s also a huge responsibility. It’s something I don’t take lightly and I never will. My whole goal is to do justice to the story and to pay homage to these characters that so many people have such an attachment to. I am so honored and excited to be playing a role like this and sharing this with the fans, and so happy that the fandom welcomed me with open arms, as they did the rest of the cast.

Debra: That’s awesome! But there will always be those negative comments, like saying the show is not like the book, etc. – how do you handle those?

KATHERINE: You really just have to let it roll off your back. What we’ve been trying to let the fans know, especially fans who have such an attachment to these books, is that yes, we are staying true to the spirit of books and to the characters, but there are an infinite number of versions of this story. Because we know we can’t please everyone, we’re trying to create our own interpretation and perspective of this story—meet in the middle and hopefully make as many people as possible happy.

Debra: During the Shadowhunters premiere, I saw you posted on Twitter that “Dark, broken people are my favorite to play. So different from me!” I agree; you are anything BUT dark or broken! Can you share more about that?

KATHERINE: I love being an actor and playing characters that challenge me – to be in situations that are a challenge, because nobody really becomes an actor to play it safe and just play happy, light things all the time. Actors are the people who go to dark places; we’re the people who experience those emotions that nobody wants to experience. And by experiencing and sharing those dark, scary places with our audience, it shows that it’s OK to feel like that sometimes. It’s OK to have moments, to be scared, or have doubts. But what’s important is that you come out of those moments and move on; pick yourself back up, start again, and carry on.

Clary does this in the first episode, and she continues to do so throughout the season. Everything she knows and what she loves, everything she thought she could count on, is taken away from her and she’s left with literally rubble. She has to pick herself up, and trust these strangers and find her own way in this new and terrifying dark world. It’s a metaphor for growing up in a sense—you’ve had all these illusions of what life is like as a kid and as you grow up you realize that world isn’t always a happy place. But it’s how you handle it and how you tackle it. You can make the world a better place or you make your perspective better simply on how you handle situations.

3 de enero de 2016


Meg DeAngelis seems super confident as a YouTube star! Yet, no matter how successful one might be, we all have insecurities that can be hard to overcome at times in our every day life and career.

In an exclusive conversation with M, Meg confessed that although she seems super confident at all times, there's something that used to make her insecure! And, the answer might surprise you.

"A lot of people don’t know this, but it was always really uncomfortable for me to do any type of performing in an intimate setting, and so acting was a huge challenge for me," said Meg exclusively to M. "I’ve always been fine with big crowds, because it’s hard to see faces, but small groups are tough for me to perform in front of. I’m still working on conquering this by continuously putting myself in situations that take me out of my comfort zone because I realized I can’t let my self-consciousness stop me from doing what I love."

Aww! We totally get it that sometimes performing in a more intimate setting can be a challenge. But, while we all might get nervous when giving a speech in class or performing at the school play, if we love what we do it's worth it to try to overcome that type of fear, or any fear, that might stop us from pursuing something that makes us happy!

22 de septiembre de 2015

RADIO DISNEY EXCLUSIVE: Alli Simpson Chats Having Justin Bieber on 'The Alli Simpson Show' on Radio Disney

Alli Simpson is literally the greatest radio host of all time, and we love tuning in for her show on Radio Disney each week. We will definitely be tuning in on Friday to hear Justin Bieber chat with Alli about his life, his new music and more!

Alli chatted with J-14 about having Justin on the show, revealing, "It was very exciting! Honestly I would say he was one of my favorite guests...He was really great to have on – he’s a positive energy."

And that's not all! Alli would LOVE to record a duet with Justin in the future! She told us "if I ever had the chance I would definitely jump on that. I think it would be extremely fun!"

Of course we also had to ask Alli her favorite JB songs! Turns out she loves "What Do You Mean?" and "Confident" - two classic choices!

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17 de abril de 2015

Exclusive: Ha*Ash visitó Colombia

Ha*Ash es un dueto de rock-pop, integrado por dos hermanas: Nicole Pérez Mosa (nacida el 25 de junio de 1985) y Ashley Grace Pérez Mosa (nacida el 27 de enero de 1987), quienes nacieron en Lake Charles, Louisiana, Estados Unidos, pero que tienen raíces mexicanas, por lo que se han consolidado como una de las agrupaciones más importantes de ese género musical en el país azteca. Su éxitos como Odio Amarte, Te Quedaste, ¿Qué hago yo? y No te quiero nada, ya son todo un clásico. Aunque las dos empezaron su carrera como dúo en el 2003, la verdad es que se dedican a la música desde que tenían 5 y 6 añitos.

En abril nos visitaron para conquistar nuestro país y para dar a conocer una noticia muy importante en su carrera: el lanzamiento de su primera producción primera fila. Por ese motivo aprovechamos para hablar con ellas, así que no te pierdas lo que nos contaron:

  Una década después que queda de aquellas niñas que iniciaron HaAsh?

Ashley: Bueno, firmamos nuestro contrato a los 15 años y empezamos cantando a los 5 años, entonces yo creo que la música ha sido parte de nuestra vida desde chiquitas. Algo que ha cambiado es que entre cada concierto (hemos tenido más de 900) y en cada disco que hemos tenido, vamos afirmando que esto es lo que nos apasiona y lo que queremos hacer?.

Hannah: Y yo creo que algo que sigue, es la ilusión y la emoción de ir conquistando nuestros sueños, cumpliendo metas. Ashley dice que si te haces una meta y la cumples, inmediatamente fabricas nuevos sueños. Yo creo que esa ilusión de seguir conociendo el mundo y convirtiéndonos en mujeres más independientes y más a cargo de nuestra carrera, no ha cambiado. Las ganas de seguir aprendiendo y conquistando sigue igual.

¿Qué significa para ustedes tener una producción "Primera Fila"?

Ashley: Un gran honor, cuando Sony nos invitó a formar parte de esta plataforma nos conmovió muchísimo: ser las artistas más jóvenes en grabar un primera fila, pues todos los artistas que han grabado primera fila, como Franco de Vita, Cristian Castro, Thalía, Alejandra Guzmán, Vicente Fernández? llevan más años de trayectoria que nosotras y tienen más edad. Entonces sí es un gran halago y una gran responsabilidad. Al aceptar este reto lo que Hannah y yo hicimos fue prepararnos durante dos años en Miami con los productores, arreglando cada detalle para que cuando la gente escuchara el producto final, viera que se respetó cada cosa que se grabó esa noche. No nos metimos al estudio a afinar detalles. Lo que escuchaste es lo que fue.

¿Cómo fue la producción?   Hannah: Una experiencia muy bonita, porque al tomar 900 conciertos, como dice Ashley, es lindo volver atrás y muchas veces nos pasaba que decíamos que en tal canción debimos meter una guitarra y en tal otra, algún otro tipo de arreglo, y ahora en este disco tuvimos la oportunidad de hacer lo que siempre quisimos con las versiones. Además fue una experiencia muy linda porque volvimos a casa, pues una parte del concierto se grabó en el DF de México y otra en Louisiana. Ashley y yo nacimos en Louisiana, es el sur de Estados Unidos? y tenemos ganas de compartir con la gente nuestras raíces, de dónde somos, cómo somos. Además, con Ashley crecimos cantando en la iglesia, rodeos y eventos estatales y con ella regresamos a lugares como éstos.

¿Qué es lo más importante, para cada una de ustedes, que incluye este disco?

Hannah: Lo mío definitivamente es tener la oportunidad de valorar el regalo que tenemos, la oportunidad de dedicarnos a la música, ver el momento desde el que iniciamos hasta dónde estamos hoy, todo el camino que hemos recorrido? me llena de orgullo saber que venimos desde una ciudad muy pequeña y nos fuimos a la ciudad más grande del mundo a buscar nuestro sueño. Muchas veces lo piensas, pero estás muy ocupada para agradecer y este disco nos ayuda a eso.

Ashley: Para mí, la oportunidad de ir a países, por primera vez, en la que nuestra música no ha sido editada, y tener la mejor carta de presentación, nuestra opinión.  

¿Ya habían venido a Colombia?

Ashley: No, es la primera vez?

Hannah: No hemos podido ver mucho en esta visita, pero hemos podido tomar mucho café, comer muchas arepas y probar mucho ají?.

Ashley: Y un delicioso plato de huevo, con carne, fríjoles? ¿cómo se llama?

Hannah: Bandeja paisa? ¡la comida aquí es deliciosa! Nos encanta llegar a un país a probar lo típico y Colombia nos ha dejado sorprendidas con lo rico que se come.

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2 de septiembre de 2013

EXCLUSIVE: AwesomenessTV’s BOP Report — VMA Drama and SO MUCH MORE!

Welcome to the weekend! And not just any weekend, a LONG WEEKEND. Were celebrating in our usual way, with the EXCLUSIVE premiere of the TOTALLY NEW episode of AwesomenessTV’s BOP Report. We’ve once again teamed up with our friends at AwesomenessTV for this special series — and we love it! Watch this week’s report to get all of the hottest news, VMA drama, Sel’s singing career ending and MORE! Check out this week’s video and tell us what you think! Did you love the video? What was your favorite thing about it? What do you want to see more of in next week’s BOP Report? Sound off in comments and on Twitter!

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21 de junio de 2013

Fanclubdis Archives: EXCLUSIVE: Cher Lloyd Talks Demi, Plus Miley Cyrus as a Great Role Model

Cher Lloyd‘s got new music, guys. Except this time, she’s working with Ne-Yo — and her fans! As part of her stint with Fruttare Fruit Bars, the “With Ur Love” singer worked on a duet with the “Let Me Love You” crooner to create the newly-released “It’s All Good” song.

So, we chatted up the 19-year-old to talk about her latest gig with Fruttare, plus who she considers to be great role models at the moment — psst, Miley Cyrus is one of ‘em! — as well as some great collaborations she’s worked on recently.

(Anyone else have “Really Don’t Care” with Demi Lovato going through their heads right about now? Come on, it can’t just be us.) Read on for our exclusive Q&A, Brats! Teen: Can you talk a little about your campaign with Fruttare and Ne-Yo? Cher Lloyd: The campaign is based on a tagline of ‘It’s all good’ and looking on the bright side. So basically, we started this campaign off and the brand decided they wanted to use social media to bring the fans closer to actually help write the song. So, they asked the fans to send in #itsallgood moments, and we actually looked through the submissions, picked the ones we liked the most and we used them in the song.

The fans seem to be loving it, so I’m really happy.

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Love It Up News: Season 2 Episode 8: CUTE: Debby Ryan, Dove Cameron and Laura Marano Congratulate Zendaya.

How sweet! Last night after Zendaya picked up a Kid’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Star, her fellow nominees, Debby Ryan, Dove Cameron an...