Marc Anthony’s Magnus Media Signs New Venture with Beverage Company BELIV

Marc Anthony has a new unBELIVable deal…

The 51-year-old salsa singer’s Magnus Media has signed a new venture with BELIV.

Marc Anthony

BELIV, a leader in the beverage business, has a portfolio of more than 28 brands with a presence in over 24 countries worldwide. 

The endeavor brings together Beliv’s innovative approach to beverages with their respect for Latin America and Magnus´s world-class, passionate, talent and athletes, who embrace their Latin culture to connect fans across the globe.

The companies proudly join forces to create unique beverage propositions based on the richness of Latin America and the passion of Latin people. 

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Catherine Shanahan, internationally recognized leader in sustainable eating and nutrition, who oversees nutritional aspects of the developed beverages, is the expert advisory of this new company.

The first two brands co-developed by the endeavor include two clean energy beverages: OCA, a plant based energy drink powered by tapioca, an extract of the cassava root, that gives you a long-lasting boost without the crash and burn. 

The cassava root, is a powerful and natural source of energy originally from the Amazonian rainforest. OCA it’s organic, vegan, gluten free, low in sugar and natural caffeinated ideal to provide the energy boost the way nature intended. The line comes in three flavors —Mango, Berry Acai, Guava Passionfruit.

AZU, a clean sparkling energy drink inspired by the Iguazu falls of Misiones Argentina, which is also the epicenter of the yerba mate.Yerba Mate is a powerful and functional ingredient, loaded with more antioxidants than green tea and naturally caffeinated to give a natural boost, mental clarity and long-lasting energy. AZU it’s organic, vegan, low in sugar and all the ingredients come from natural source, also has no preservatives. The line comes in two flavors —Pineapple & Grapefruit.

“I’ve had the amazing opportunity to travel around Latin America for over three decades, discovering the unique flavors of each country,” says Anthony. “I’ve tasted amazing fruits, with incredible beneficial properties and I want to share that with the world. Partnering with companies like Beliv, allows us to continue to share our beautiful culture in many different ways.”

In 2020,OCA and AZU will be available in the United States with an e-commerce platform and retail. Beverages will be distributed by health & wellness product distributors and brand accelerators like Critical Mass Group. 

Starting this month both brands will be available in regional and specialty chains in Southern California and subsequently will expand to Florida, New York, Oregon and Texas.  

Puerto Rico will also have the opportunity to enjoy OCA and AZU.  The partnership will work closely with CBC, the distribution partner for that territory, to make the product accessible in every supermarket and convenience store in the island.

The partnership will be supervised by Felipe Pimiento (Magnus COO)Carlos Sluman (Beliv CEO) and Gabriela Ramirez as head of the venture for both companies.

Jessie Reyez’s New Album Makes the Long List for the 2020 Polaris Music Prize

Jessie Reyezis making the list… And, it’s a prestigious one at that!

The 40-album list for the 2020 Polaris Music Prize— an annual award that celebrates the best Canadian albums released over the past year – has been released, with 29-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter earning a place.

Jessie Reyez

Reyez was recognized for her acclaimed debut Before Love Came To Kill Us, which was released in March. It debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard 200.

Reyez’s album includes collaborations with Eminem and 6LACK, with the deluxe edition including additional features from Rico NastyMelii, JID, and A Boogie Wit da Hoodie

But Reyez isn’t the only Latina honoree…

Lido Pimienta has made the list for her album Miss Colombia, which was released earlier this year.

The 34-year-old Colombian singer rose to prominence after her 2016 album, La Papessa, won the Polaris Music Prize in 2017.

To qualify for this year’s honor, albums must have been released between June 1, 2019, and May 31, 2020. A total of 223 albums were considered for the 2020 long list, as determined by a 201-member jury comprised of music journalists, broadcasters and bloggers.

The long list will eventually be culled down to a short list of 10 albums, set to be announced July 15 during a CBC Music radio special. Eleven members of the jury will then be selected to serve on a grand jury that will choose this year’s winner.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the 2020 Polaris winner — normally revealed during a splashy awards ceremony — will be announced live on the CBC Gem streaming service and via the CBC Music website during a “special cinematic event” this fall. Like every year, the winner will receive $50,000 CAD, while shortlisted artists will receive $3,000 CAD each courtesy of Slaight Music.

The Polaris Music Prize is considered one of Canada’s most prestigious music awards; in addition to the cash prize, winners receive a level of attention and renown that is highly coveted in the Canadian music industry.

The 2020 Polaris Music Prize long list is: 
Allie X – Cape God Anachnid – Dreamweaver
Aquakultre – Legacy
Marie-Pierre Arthur – Des feux pour voir
Backxwash – God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It
Badge Époque Ensemble – Badge Époque Ensemble
Begonia – Fear
Chocolat – Jazz engagé
Louis-Jean Cormier – Quand la nuit tombe
Corridor – Junior
dvsn – A Muse In Her Feelings
Jacques Greene – Dawn Chorus
Sarah Harmer – Are You Gone
Ice Cream – FED UP
Junia-T – Studio Monk
Kaytranada – Bubba
Flore Laurentienne – Volume 1
Cindy Lee – What’s Tonight To Eternity?
Men I Trust – Oncle Jazz
nêhiyawak – nipiy
OBUXUM – Re-Birth
Owen Pallett – Island
Pantayo – Pantayo
Lido Pimienta – Miss Colombia
Joel Plaskett – 44
William Prince – Reliever
Jessie Reyez – BEFORE LOVE CAME TO KILL US
Andy Shauf – The Neon Skyline
Riit – ataataga
Super Duty Tough Work – Studies in Grey
U.S. Girls – Heavy Light
Leif Vollebekk – New Ways
Wares – Survival
The Weeknd – After Hours
WHOOP-Szo – Warrior Down
Witch Prophet – DNA ActivationZen Bamboo – GLU