Roc Nation’s Desiree Perez Named To Billboard’s Power 100 List

The music industry is one of the most competitive places in the world. And for one woman, rising to the top of the industry has been a lifelong dream. That woman, Roc Nation’s Desiree Perez, has been the mastermind and the partner of one of the most influential artists of the past quarter-century.Billboard’s Annual Power 100 list features the most powerful and the most influential artists and executives in the music industry. Out of the thousands of people considered, Roc Nation’s Cheif Operating Officer Desiree Perez was ranked number 54 alongside Roc Nations’sCheif Executive Officer Jay Brown and hip-hop legend Jay-Z.

As one of the most powerful women in music, Desiree Perez has become an inspiration for many young women who seek to follow in her footsteps. Mrs. Perez has been instrumental in many of the biggest deals of Jay-Z’s career. Among her accomplishments includes the 10-Year $200 million dollar deal which Roc Nation signed with concert promoter giant Live Nation. Mrs. Perez has also been instrumental in a number of deals and projects which Jay-Z has undertaken in the last three decades.

Some of the big deals handled by Mrs. Perez includes the launch of streaming service Tidal as well as negotiating BeyoncĂ©’s recent stadium tour. It is also said that Mrs. Perez played a major role in the Rhianna sponsorship deal with Samsung. Desiree Perez has been a part of Jay-Z’s business empire for a better part of two decades. In that time, Jay-Z has risen to be one of the biggest hip-hop stars in history as well as a cultural icon and business mogul. As one of the top, long-time associates of Jay-Z’s inner circle, Desiree Perez has become one of the most powerful women in the entertainment business.

Enhancements Being Made In Malls to Better Resemble Roberto Santiago’s Mall

In this changing shopping climate, shopping malls are doing one of two things. They are either closing down, or they are actually rethinking what they offer to the customers. With the internet becoming the primary tool for shopping, a mall that wants to survive has to offer something different. This is where it is important to look at the surviving malls. One thing a mall owner can do is look at what the thriving malls are doing right so that it can do some of the things the mall does. Roberto Santiago himself is a pioneer of the new mall with Manaira Shopping.

 

One way to bring back the malls is to change it from a primarily shopping platform to more of a hang out platform. People also go to the malls to meet one another and hang out. It is especially common for young people to hang around and enjoy their time at a mall. In this case, it is important to set up activities which enable people to do that. Among the activities some malls are setting up are arcades. However, there are even newer types of arcades that are popping up in malls. This type of arcade is merely a gaming center.

 

Manaira Shopping has at least 3 arcades for people to visit. It also has plenty of other places where people can hang out and meet with one another. There are lounges that allow people to just relax and enjoy the company of one another. Manaira Shopping is also a place where people can get an education. This makes it even better for the mall because it has a strong reputation for contributing to the future of children and other students.

 

As far as finding a direction to go in with enhancements, the best thing for a mall owner to do is use his creativity in order to come up with some really good solutions. While there can still be stores in the mall, the best thing to do is to make them more of a complementary activity as opposed to the primary activity of a customer.

 

The Academy of Art University and New York Fashion Week

The Academy of Art University is an art school in San Francisco, California, United States of America. It is a private institution, and the largest of it’s nature in the United States It’s student base is made up of 12,000+ students; 8,000 of which are undergraduates. It is an accredited University, according to the Western Association of of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
This school is an incredibly prestigious one, as it has attracted a long list of notable alumni. For instance, former Disney Channel actress, Raven Simone and ‘The Hills’ actress Lauren Conrad. The Academy of Art University also competes in NCAA II sports, and the ‘Urban Knights’ have done incredibly well in both Cross Country and Track and Field competitions. Perhaps the school’s most notable achievement, however, is their bi-annual participation in New York Fashion Week or NYFW.
The most recent debut of the school’s fashion clout was this September, at NYFW and the school’s 21st runway showcase. Ten recent Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) and Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) students had designs and collaborations on display. Because the Academy of Art University has a diverse enrollment, the designs from its School of Fashion reflect this diversity. Critics noted that even though several designs came out of the school, all of them had starkly different looks. Students from California, China, Maine, and Mexico all represented their heritage in their runway designs; coupled with the urban attitude of San Francisco, where they currently live.
Many of the Academy of Art University’s student’s designs also challenged traditional gender roles in the fashion world and beyond that realm. San Francisco is an incredibly progressive city, and their designs reflect this, even if they originally hail from all corners of the globe. Critics also note that while these students are unknown now, their designs are good enough that they won’t be for long. Finally, it is concluded that the Academy of Art University’s showing at the September 9th New York Fashion Week was an incredibly strong one for the school, as well as promising for the young designers and students that partook as well.