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YIPPEE TV Launches New VEGGIETALES Episode: “A ShakeSparagus Play – A Lesson in Humility”

*YIPPEE TV Launches New VEGGIETALES Episode: *
“*A ShakeSparagus Play – A Lesson in Humility” *
*New VeggieTales Episodes and New VeggieTales Library Compilations, Each Including A Remix of a Popular Silly Song, * *Available Exclusively at YIPPEE TV*

Los Angeles, CA – July 22, 2020 – “*A ShakeSparagus Play – A Lesson in Humility*“, the newest episode of */VEGGIETALES/*, has released exclusively on Yippee TV. New episodes of the beloved series launch each month through a partnership between Yippee TV and BIG IDEA, part of the Universal Pictures Content Group – https://www.yippee.tv/veggietales
“A ShakeSparagus Play – A Lesson in Humility“ joins other 2020 titles, including “Cool to be Kind,” “The Power of Love,” “A Lifetime Supply of Joy,” “God Wants Us to Make Peace,” and “The Best Christmas Gift.” August 1 will launch the next installment, titled “When Being Good Means Giving Up.”

“VeggieTales wants to help children know God’s love for them and how to love our neighbors as ourselves. And learning to look out for the interests of others is an important part of loving our neighbors and a valuable lesson for today’s young children,” explains Leslie Ferrell, SVP of BigIdea Content Group NBCU. “We’re very excited that Yippee is making this show available for kids and families everywhere.”
Complementing these new monthly episodes, Yippee TV also shares new VeggieTales library compilations each includes a remix of a popular silly song and the largest library of VeggieTales episodes available on any platform.

Yippee TV continues to break the mold when creating family-friendly content, committed to their “No ads. No algorithms. No attitudes” guarantee. The platform boasts not only licensed content including these VeggieTales titles, curated YouTube stars, and beloved series, but intriguing Yippee TV originals, including /Making Magic at Home with Justin Flom, The Bethkes, Time2Dance, The Yippee Show, Pete and Penelope/, and the only car show for kids, /Backseat Drivers./
Launched in December 2019, Yippee is a streaming service and destination for families curated with safe, engaging entertainment for children aged 2-10. “Many of our team at Yippee grew up watching VeggieTales, and are honored to get to share these new episodes with both the Yippee audience and our own children as well,” says Brandon Piety, Head of Yippee. “I can’t think of a brand that aligns better with our motto that ‘characters build character’.”

*About Yippee Entertainment*

Yippee Entertainment is the new guilt-free streaming service for families. While screen time is inevitable in today’s world, other streaming services are dangerous virtual playgrounds. Built by parents, Yippee is unique in that it offers a safer, more curated way for children 2-10 to enjoy shows they love. Between premium animated content and live-action shows, to original series that feature kids as hosts, Yippee is the new app that parents can trust and kids will love!https://www.yippee.tv/ . Social channels: @yippeetv *About VeggieTales*
/VeggieTales/® is distinguished as the most successful faith-based children’s franchise of all time and is a leading animated property in the US with moms of preschoolers. /VeggieTales/® has an incredible franchise history having sold 75+ million videos, 16 million books, 7 million CDs and 80 million music streams. /VeggieTales/® enjoyed four seasons as a top-rated series on NBC Saturday mornings, Telemundo and ION TV via the Qubo® children’s programming block. The property’s two theatrical releases, /Jonah-A VeggieTales/ /Movie/® (2002), and /The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything®-A VeggieTales Movie® /(2008) rank as top performing children’s films. Currently airing /VeggieTales in the/ /House /is an Emmy nominated original Netflix series. www.VeggieTales.com *About Universal Pictures Content Group*
Headquartered in London, Universal Pictures Content Group is a repertoire centre of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, acquiring and producing multi-genre entertainment for distribution across theatrical, home entertainment, television and digital platforms on a worldwide basis. Universal Pictures Content Group is part of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment – a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango and DreamWorks Animation Film and Television. UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. # # #

Apollo LTD Reveals Unifying, Uplifting Video “You” As Single Becomes Top 25 Billboard Hit; American S ongwriter Premieres Video

APOLLO LTD REVEALS UNIFYING, UPLIFTING VIDEO “YOU”

AS SINGLE BECOMES TOP 25 /BILLBOARD/ HIT

*American Songwriter/Premieres Video/*

“You” Marks First Single From Full-Length Debut Album

Set To Release This Fall

*Residence/Centricity Music’s* cinematic, alt-pop duo *Apollo LTD* releases today (July 10) an inspiring and unifying new video for its Top 25 and climbing Hot AC / CHR /Billboard/ hit “You .” The song is the first single from the duo’s upcoming, full-length debut album slated to release this fall.

*Jordan Phillips* and *Adam Stark*, two longtime friends who make up Apollo LTD, share the common goal to write honest songs that unite, turning the challenges that all humans face into reasons to band together. That goal is especially embodied in the song “You.” Released in this season of race relations protests and quarantine, when togetherness is difficult, the song is about reaffirming that humans have inherent value regardless of circumstances.

“We all share the same needs and desires,” perceives Phillips. “It doesn’t matter where we were born nor the color of our skin, our lives have meaning and value. And as we experience this second wave of COVID-19, people are worried about getting sick and dying. A lot of us were struggling before all this, and 2020 hasn’t helped our situations.”

“AA 12 Step and similar programs show how other peoples’ stories help you with your own stories,” adds Stark. “While in community, you are not alone in your struggles. There is hope in shared experiences.”

With this in mind, the duo’s “You” video, premiered this week by /American Songwriter/ , intersperses the stories of four, racially diverse individuals sharing their honest struggles and hopes, lending weight to the uplifting message of the song delivered by Apollo LTD amidst a backdrop of piano, ethereal strings and a stomping drumbeat.

Whether dealing with thoughts of suicide, depression, insecurity, addiction, mental health, etc., “You” encourages listeners to not give up. “With ‘You,’ we’re saying, ‘You have value,” says Stark. “The world needs the best version of you. It doesn’t need you to be a version of somebody else.”

/Every story, every scar/

/You are loved the way you are/

/There’s nothing you need to prove/

/Cause heaven knows your name/

/There’s a reason you were made/

/Fearfully and wonderfully you/

(“You” Chorus)

Available now at digital retailers and streaming outlets globally from the link https://apolloltd.lnk.to/you , “You” follows the duo’s widely acclaimed */Out of Body/* EP that sparked hits like “Gold ,” “On The Way Up ,” “Heaven ,” “Tired of LA ” and “One In A Million .” These songs have been heard on outlets like /Grey’s Anatomy/, /Station 19/ and shows featured on ESPN, FOX Sports, Comedy Central, NBC and ABC while gathering over 10 million streams and sparking three top 25 Christian radio singles.

When not in quarantine, Apollo LTD shares an explosive energy live on stage featuring Phillips’ elastic vocal instrument equipped with a strong falsetto and Stark’s playing that has been honed as a session instrumentalist and years of touring as a lead guitarist. Along with their own headline events, the duo has shared stages with Panic at the Disco, DNCE, All-American Rejects, Kesha, Amanda Lindsay Cook and more.

For all the latest Apollo LTD tour, music, news and more information, go to https://weareapolloltd.com/ , Facebook , Instagram , Twitter , YouTube , Spotify , Apple Music , Amazon Music and Pandora .

*About Apollo LTD:*

Named after the NASA program that sent the first human beings to the Moon, Apollo LTD has become an escalating highlight reel since their formation in 2015, with its songs reaching tens-of-millions on television, radio and streaming outlets nationally and internationally. Making cinematic, alt-pop music with a message that reaches skyward and rooted in a mix of organic instruments, electronic soundscapes, anthemic hooks and shimmering production, Apollo LTD have an /“/expert grasp of the pop genre,” says /The Atlantic Magazine/ as /Artist Direct/ agrees they are “a band that builds melodic hooks, powerful pop tunes and lyrics that play with expectation.” /Consequence of Sound/ says, “Each melody could be a hook in its own right…radio friendly single with bite.” Making waves with its /Out of Body/ EP (2018) and cracking the Top 40 with radio singles like “Gold ” and “On The Way Up ,” Apollo LTD is poised for success with new music in 2020.

*About Residence/Centricity Music: *

Residence/Centricity Music is an independent Christian music company based in Franklin, Tenn. Founded in 2005 with a commitment to artist development and stylistic diversity, its artist roster includes Andrew Peterson, Apollo LTD, Caitie Hurst, Chris Renzema, Coby James, Jason Gray, Jonny Diaz, Jordan Feliz, Lauren Daigle, Neon Feather, North Point Worship, PEABOD and Unspoken. Providing label and publishing services, Centricity is a family-owned organization, and they like it that way. The committed work of its staff and artists has yielded successes such as Grammy Awards, /Billboard/ Awards, Dove Awards, K-Love Fan Awards, and multiple Gold and Platinum Albums and Singles. For more information on Centricity Music, visit www.centricitymusic.com .

HILLSONG YOUNG & FREE RELEASES TWO NEW SINGLES – AVAILABLE TODAY!

HILLSONG YOUNG & FREE RELEASES TWO NEW SINGLES

“WORLD OUTSIDE YOUR WINDOW” & “AS I AM”

*AUDIO* *TRACKS WITH LIVE **VIDEOS* *AVAILABLE TODAY*

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*LOS ANGELES*(July 10, 2020) — *GRAMMY*® nominated*Hillsong Young & Free, *the youth movement born out of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia,announces the release of two brand new singles, *“World Outside Your Window” *and*“As I Am*.” Out today with accompanying live videos, the new music is a combination of studio and live recordings featuring lead vocals from Young & Free’s Josh Grimmett and Melodie Wagner. Listen to the new tracks here and watch the live videos here .

“Verna Myers says “Diversity is being invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance”.” We’ve been waiting a couple years for the right time to release ‘As I Am’ and we believe this is a timely song for the beautiful reality of Gods inclusive nature and diverse creation,” said Laura Toggs about “As I Am.” “We’re ALL welcome to sit at the table of the Lord… and as the ‘Young & Free’ team, we choose to stand in solidarity and say that ‘Black Lives Matter.’ May this song minister to those who are in pain right now and exhort us all to fight for equality, just as Jesus has made a way for every single one of us.”

About “World Outside Your Window,” Toggs continues, “Is it possible that there’s a world outside our windows that we could easily allow to pass us by? We have the best news in the world… so let’s not be silent, let’s lift our voice and make it loud… Jesus is the answer. ‘World Outside Your Window’ is a call to salvation that inspires an anthem for all creation. It’s full of faith and celebration that we believe is necessary as the world seeks answers in such tumultuous times.”

“World Outside Your Window” and “As I Am” are Young & Free’s fourth and fifth singles to drop in 2020 and release on the heels of the group’s current radio single “Never Have I Ever” that received eight adds out of the box, and is already appearing as “new & active” on the Christian Airplay and Hot AC charts. They also follow the group’s earlier breakout songs “Lord Send Revival” and “Best Friends,” which remains the highest audio debut of any Hillsong track to date, having already accumulated 6.3M+ global streams, peaking at #1 on the Hot AC chart.

Young & Free continues to play an integral role in reaching this generation for Christ with their revamped contemporary approach. Since forming in 2013, Hillsong Young & Free has released three highly successful albums and more than 20 singles, acquiring over *459 million* YouTube channel views and *1.2 BILLION* global career streams (with a 700,000 plus global unit career consumption). With a combined social following of *3 million* plus fans, Young & Free has seen *seven No. 1 career singles* and *10 Top 5 singles* at Hot AC radio. Their debut album “We Are Young & Free” landed in the *Top 25 on Billboard 200* while “Youth Revival” garnered the group its first-ever GRAMMY® nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album (2017). Their recent single “Every Little Thing” hit #1 at Hot AC radio for eight weeks, making it the longest running #1 for the band.

For more information on Hillsong Young & Free:

Instagram: www.instagram.com/hillsongyoungandfree

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HillsongYoungAndFree/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/youngandfree

Website: https://hillsong.com/youngandfree/