New England Tech graduate, Iyaz released his latest single #Alive.
“Alive” Featuring Nash of HOT CHELLE RAE; and he is set To Perform On THE TODAY SHOW September 28th.
Multi-Platinum, singer-songwriter IYAZ – best known for his smash hit “Replay”,which was featured as part of an iPod campaign, sold a staggering 15-million singles, and climbed to #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 – has staged his comeback and has launched it with his first official single in four years. IYAZ has released the lyric video for “Alive” featuring Nash of Hot Chelle Rae and has announced that he’ll be performing the track for the first time on The TODAY Show,September 28th. This also marks the singer’s first TV performance in four years.
With inventive re-imaginings of the reggae-splashed, hook-heavy Pop/R&B, that artists like Rihanna, Omi, Nicki Minaj, and MAGIC! have made popular, Virgin Islands born IYAZ quickly built a huge cult following. Known for infectious melodies and incredibly catchy hooks, IYAZ has spent the last four years honing his craft as a songwriter and vocalist, as well as exploring his true sound and collaborating with artists like Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Travie McCoy, FloRida, Big Time Rush, David Guetta, Sean Kingston, Akon, Rick Ross, Charice, New Boyz, and more.
IYAZ’s songwriting style is timeless and universal. He’s a storyteller who paints visual scenarios that tug at the listener’s heart-strings. Every lyric he writes is handcrafted to relate and connect to the listener. He does this with clean lyrics, devoid of curse words and negative themes. Instead, the 26-year-old artist makes uplifting reggae-infused Pop/R&B melodies. With more confidence than ever and without the constraints of major label supervision, IYAZ is free to take artistic chances, while maintaining his innate ability to produce sing-able, accessible, great pop-tunes – which is evident on “Alive”.
IYAZ first broke onto the scene in 2010 after being discovered on his Myspace page by Sean Kingston and getting signed to label Beluga Heights, whose roster also included Jason Derulo. IYAZ went on to co-write “Replay” with label-mate Derulo, and the rest is history. “Replay” became one of the biggest songs of the summer, going six-times platinum. IYAZ followed the smash up with a double platinum hit (“Solo”) and two gold-certified songs (“Pretty Girls” with Travie McCoy and “So Big”), as well as sold-out gigs spanning the globe on major tours such as Justin Bieber’s “My World Tour”, London’s T4 Festival, andWango Tango.
“Alive” featuring Nash of Hot Chelle Rae is available now on iTunes.
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Brayan Delacruz, a 2014 Associate in Science degree graduate from New England Tech’s Video and Audio Production Technology program (renamed Digital Media Production), has been using his skills as a Sound Technician/Engineer through a volunteer internship for Destiny Africa, a talented children’s choir from Kampala Children’s Centre, Uganda. Through music, dance and art, the choir performs to audiences across the world at schools, colleges, private/public organizations, companies, and festivals sharing their story of hope and changed lives.
For each performance, Brayan is responsible for the set up and breakdown of all sound equipment, instruments, and graphics while overseeing all technical aspects during the show. During a recent performance at NEIT, Brayan shared that Destiny Africa’s East Coast tour has included New England, Virginia, Illinois, Ohio, and North Carolina. The group had the honor of singing the National Anthem for the New York Yankees and has made nearly 70 appearances during its four month tour. Kudos to Brayan for sharing his time and talent for such an exceptional group of children.
If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 50 Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and online degree programs, including Digital Media Production Technology.
Contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu
On August 31st, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., faculty selected Digital Media Production class projects/movies from each quarter of the past academic year will be showcased in Hall of Fame, room N103 on the East Greenwich Campus.
Refreshments will be served.
Tom DeNucci, an NEIT Digital Media Production (previously called Video Audio Production/Digital Recording Arts) graduate and Director/Writer/Actor with Rhode Island based Woodhaven Productions has invited fellow New England Tech students and graduates to attend Film Forum at The Greenwich Odeum. You could WIN a walk on role in the next Woodhaven production among other prizes.
Register now at theodeum.org. There is a student discount.
Meet and become better acquainted with the NEIT community: your fellow students, faculty and staff.
Have fun and make new friends.
To Register, Email Melissa Hague, Student Activities Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New England Institute of Technology Digital Media Production (previously called Video Audio Production/Digital Recording Arts) graduate, Tom DeNucci has movie he wrote, directed and produced, Almost Mercy released worldwide. Almost Mercy was shot and made right here in little Rhode Island.
Congratulations, Tom DeNucci on your continued success in the movie industry and on your appointment as CEO of the Woodhaven Production Company.
Almost Mercy is available on iTunes, Google play store, Vudu, Amazon Instant, Sony Network, M-Go, XBOX, Blockbuster On Demand, Verizon, FIOS, Cablevision, Charter Mediacom.
NEIT’s largest annual Technology Career Expo was held on March 12th with 81 companies on campus. Local, regional and national companies came to speak with students and alumni from several Engineering Technologies, Construction Management, Criminal justice, Business Management, Interior Design, Digital Media Production, Video Game Design, and Information Technologies.
One employer stated, “Candidates were dressed to impress and were well prepared.”
Many students and graduates secured interviews and made great connections.
New England Tech would like to give a big thank you to Christian Beaulieu, a 2013 graduate from the Video Audio Program (currently named Digital Media Production). Christian assisted Career Services in speaking with a Digital Media Production class today regarding interviewing and finding work. Christian stressed the importance of having technical qualities and strong skills in communication. His perseverance led him to a few part time jobs and eventually landed him his first full time job. He will be working at HB Communications in Digital Media along with a part time job at Gillette Stadium as an Audio Visual Tech. Congratulations, Christian!