Madonna is releasing a Design Overlay Pack through the Studio App (available on iTunes). This design pack contains over 50 designs people can put on top of their photos. They include quotes, icons, and sayings that she believes in.
To download Studio app visit iTunes Store
To download Madonna’s Design pack (you must install Studio app first) click here.
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Madonna out and about in New York (November 07 2013)
Art for Freedom, the global digital initiative co-founded by Madonna to fuel free speech and address intolerance around the world thru art has joined with Tumblr for the month of November to collectively curate a new collection of entries from their community of visual artists. The best submission of art, photography, video or poetry chosen by Madonna and Tumblr from the November entries will receive a $10,000 grant, which will go to a nonprofit organization or project of the winning artist’s choice. All projects must be focused on a social justice issue and exemplify the values of Art For Freedom.
To submit art work, artists can go to http://madonna.tumblr.com and click the “submit your art for freedom” button. All submitted artwork will be available on the site. On November 12, Madonna will conduct a live curation on Tumblr where she will comment on the submissions. The final winner will be announced in early December.
“The Tumblr community is rich with people who are passionate about music, art and social causes.. We’re excited to partner with Madonna on the Art for Freedom project and to see what she can bring out of them,” commented Tumblr’s Nate Auerbach.
Madonna began Art For Freedom in partnership with Vice in September by posting Secretprojectrevolution, a 17 minute film she created with Steven Klein. The film has been projected in over several cities around the world, including most recently Tel Aviv, Jericho and Rio de Janeiro.
Art for Freedom has already received thousands of submissions. October’s submissions were guest curated by Anthony Kiedis along with Madonna. The grant winner they selected was Lesmack Meza Parenta from Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Parenta produced “El Gran Dictador” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsQKWLtQZx0
Tumblr is a media network powered by an army of independent creators and home to an audience of more than 300 million unique visitors. Founded by David Karp in 2007, Tumblr is headquartered in New York City.
Being a massive Madonna fan myself, I feel like I’d be remiss if I didn’t ask you at least one question about your fellow ASCAP member and Queen of Pop.
(Laughs) I said The Color Purple was maybe my favorite experience, but I could just as easily say that those early days – those ten years of working with Madonna – were some of the happiest musical times of my life because I was fortunate enough to have a partner where we finished each other’s musical sentences, and I don’t think I’ve ever gotten along quite as well with any other collaborator in terms of writing.
So are there a lot of unreleased recordings from your days working and writing with her that the public has yet to hear?
There are a couple of note that I can think of: There’s a theme song that we were writing to Desperately Seeking Susan, and I have not heard that particular piece of music other than in the pile of cassettes that I have somewhere. Then I think we have a really cool song “First There’s a Kiss” that never saw the light of day.
And do you think that they’ll ever see the light of day, or maybe get an official release?
I hope so!
Full interview at Ascap
From Tony Ward to Jon Kortajarena and Justin Timberlake, check out the full list at Queerty.com.
Thanks to Heath
“Madonna was one of the most amazing people I ever worked with in my life. She, and I’ve said this thousand times, she was the single most driven artist I ever met. She knew she was going to be a superstar from the word go. When we heard the song “Like A Virgin”, I thought it was just a mediocre song, compared to the other songs on the album. But she knew…”
Visit BBC.com to watch the interview.
Madonna at the Kabbalah centre in New York (November 02 2013)
Madonna is causing a commotion and finally building her material dream home in the Hamptons.
The foundation is already down on her eight-bedroom mansion, according to permits obtained by Gimme Shelter. The two-story house on Mitchells Lane in Bridgehampton comes with front and rear covered porches, a second-floor deck/balcony and a finished basement with two staff bedrooms, along with a heated pool and spa and an attached three-car garage.
It’s adjacent to the 24-acre horse farm Madge bought from Kelly Klein. Madonna landed in hot water in September when Suffolk County ordered her to remove an access road built on the farm because it violated county preservation laws. The county co-owns development rights to that land. Madonna bought the property under Wild Horses Farms LLC for $2 million in 2010. Builder Joe Farrell, of Farrell Building Co., declined to comment, citing confidentiality clauses.