TOP 13 SUPERSTITIONS AROUND THE NUMBER “13”

With Halloween right around the corner, and having a Friday land on the 13th twice this year, October couldn’t get anymore spooky. Turns out, there’s around 10% of the US population who have an actual phobia of the number (called Triskiadekaphobia). It’s estimated that around $900 million is lost in US revenue from people’s suspicions and superstitions around the famed number “13”. In honor of Friday the 13th, We take a look at some of the craziest actions, superstitions and suspicions around this creepy number.

13. Over 17 million people in the United States are affected by a fear of this day, making it one of the most feared days of the calendar year.

12. Around $900 million is lost in US businesses from people’s fear of not traveling, being superstitious, and staying inside.

11. Ancient Romans thought the number “13” symbolized death and misfortune.

10. Many hotels, apartments, and office buildings in the Western world don’t have a floor “13” for suspicious reasons.

9. In the days of execution, Friday was considered an “unlucky” day as it was for many years the day criminals were executed by hanging, coining the term “Hangman’s Day”.

8. A majority of Christians believe the number 13 to be unlucky because of the 13th guest, Judas (the traitor), at the Last Supper.

13’s not ALL bad…here are some positive facts to change the superstitious’ mind!

7. In Judaism, the number 13 symbolizes the age in which a boy becomes a Bar Mitzvah (a full member of the Jewish faith).

6. Italy considers 13 a lucky number, however 17 is their “suspicious” number.

5. American country legend, Johnny Cash, titled his first released “Number Thirteen”

4. The first United States flag had 13 stars, and stripes, representing the thirteen colonies, and states, that created our country.

3. There have been over 20 titled movies bearing either the day and number (Friday The 13th), or just the number itself, 13.

2. There are 13 notes in a full chromatic music octave (using inclusive counting).

1. A bakers dozen, also known as devil’s dozen, actually comprises of 13 doughnuts  – one for the chef to test!

There you have it!  Hope you enjoyed the top thirteen craziest superstitions and suspicions around this day, and let us know which facts you found most interesting! And of course…Happy Friday The 13th!

Conquer Remembers 9-11

NEVER FORGET: 9/11 Tribute Post

If you were born before the 90’s, you probably witnessed 9/11.  It’s a day that’s hard to forget.  Though it’s been 16 years since that horrible day, the sorrow felt is something that doesn’t ever disappear.  Each year, the Big Apple shines their lights bright in the sky, commemorating where the buildings once stood.

The city of New York also created a beautiful memorial for those who lost their lives that day, at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.  If you haven’t been, I encourage you to go experience this heartfelt place.  For as much sadness that is present, there’s an equal amount of hope, and I am so glad that I had the chance to pay tribute to the victims.

Today we at Conquer recognize all of the families that lost someone on that dreadful day, and in case you haven’t heard, here are a few songs from our artists that also pay tribute to the 9/11 victims.  May we never forget.

Caroline Messina“The Fall (9/11)”

Post Partum Productions – “911 – Children Of Zion”

#FlashbackFriday CONQUER TAKEOVER!

FlashbackFriday: BEST OF THE BOOTH Performers

A few Fridays ago, Conquer premiered our first ever booth contest, “Best of The Booth”, at our partner company, Market America’s International Convention (and also 25th anniversary). We put a post out to the local Triad, NC community (Greensboro, Raleigh, Winston, and surrounding areas), and got back such AMAZING artists and talent!

This week, we want to give a special shoutout and thanks to all of the artists and judges that participated in our contest!

*Special thanks to TISHMONE’ for putting together this cool recap vid of the day’s performers!  Check it out!

TISHMONE’
pop/soul

A.D. Scott

rap/funk/soul

Lauren Mullinex

pop/instrumental

J. Paradox Crews

hip hop/rap

SunQueen Kelcey

soul/hip hop/singer-songwriter

Honorable Mentions:

Jeneen Terrana

folk/americana

 

jeneenterrana.com

 

Judges:

HOST –

Shiragirl

pop/dance/rock

 

shiragirl.com

 

Jon Eric Zayas

entrepreneur/music lover/co-founder of LoopLabs

looplabs.com is his music creation platform

 

 

TA The Great TS

rap/hip-hop

 

 

Eddie Sarit

Internet Marketer/Certified Artist Developer

Dana Galpern

Internet Entrepreneur

 

 

Rock’s WonderWomen: Hunter Valentine

Rock Artist: Hunter Valentine

Hunter Valentine, or as I’d like to think of them, Wonder Women of rock n’ roll, started their journey as a band nearly a decade ago, and it has taken them all over the world, performing with legends, and even a stint on reality tv.

Valentine has shared the stage with the likes of Cyndi Lauper, Sum 41, and Sick Of Sarah, been featured in several reality shows; SHOWTIME’s “The Real L Word”, and VH1’s “Make or Break:  The Linda Perry Project”, and conquered Warped Tour 2014 with us as one of our female-fronted rock bands.  Their super charged rock style, no fuss attitude, and awesome personalities have brought their career to unimaginable highs in their ten-year career.

Check out their tracks on Conquer:

 

#RESIST: SHIRAGIRL MUSIC VIDEO RELEASE

Pop/Punk Artist: Shiragirl

We’re celebrating the last day of #PRIDEMONTH with Shiragirl and her new music video #RESIST

On January 21st 2017, millions of women all over the world marched in solidarity, as you probably saw in person and in the media. But what you might have missed, among the crowd of 750,000 people at the Women’s March LA, was Shiragirl in the crowd shooting her video RESIST.

Punk-rock rebel Shiragirl attended the march with cameras rolling to help spread the message with a music video for her new song “RESIST.” In the video, Shira marches down the streets shouting “Resist oppression, resist the war, resist everything…” while her guitarist April Ridinger marches in the Women’s March Miami. The RESIST video also features a brilliant mural “Meanwhile in America” created by Hollywood graffiti artist Greg Auerbach. Shira interacts with the mural and several Women’s March participants, to bring the statement to life.

GOOD OL ROCK ‘N ROLL FREEDOM

Rock Artist: Fifth Freedom

There’s nothing like listening to some Led Zeppelin driving down the road on a summer day.  Fifth Freedom is the perfect soundtrack for your summer rock and roll sessions!  Originally from Maine, Fifth Freedom has been rocking out since 2000, and joined our roster in 2012.

Headed by energetic front-man, Alan Jones, adds even more to their aggressive and in-your-face tone on vocals, and they make it known they’re not afraid of risks lyrically to show their human side.  Their latest release, “Heartbreak And Hellfire”, is accompanied by a summer tour throughout Maine, New England, and Massachusetts.

Check out their profile featuring the song below, “Times So Fast“, and their Facebook for upcoming shows in your area!

SPOTLIGHT: CONQUER’S GOT TALENT

SPOTLIGHT: CONQUER'S GOT TALENT ARTISTS

In honor of the new season of America’s Got Talent, Conquer has quite a roster of artists that have been featured on the star-making show.  Here’s a playlist of some of our artists performing their auditions, and some who made it on as a contestant on either America’s Got Talent, American Idol, and/or X Factor!

Tune into the 12th season of America’s Got Talent on NBC, Tuesdays at 8PM eastern

Check out the featured artist’s profiles – just click their name!

(in order of playlist appearance)

America’s Got Talent Auditions/Contestants

Mia Boostrom (Season 3,  Season 4 Quarter-Finalist)

Voices Of Glory (Season 4, 5th Place Finalist)

Stephanie Sanson (You Only Live Once) – (Season 6, Auditions)

American Idol Auditions/Contestants

Melanie Donnelly (Laney Lynx) – (Season 10, Auditions/Hollywood)

Phil Stacey – (Season 6, Top 6 Finalist)

Nadia Turner– (Season 4, Top 8 Finalist)

John Stevens – (Season 3, Top 6 Finalist)

X Factor Auditions/Contestants

Caitlin (Koch) – X Factor (Season 1, Auditions/Hollywood)

Brennin Hunt – X Factor (Season 1, Auditions/Hollywood)

LATIN FLARE OF SIBIE LAVOZ

Latin/Soul Artist: SIBIE LAVOZ

As sassy as her name sounds, Sibie Lavoz is a New York based sanger (cause the word “singing” just doesn’t cut it) with a fresh latin soul flare.  A product of a gospel upbringing, Sibie learned to hone her vocal tones early on, and has since been building a buzz around the Big Apple.

After getting donned the name, “Lavoz” by a friend, it stuck with her and she has since been making her name known in the jazz nightclub circuit, and even landed a feature at Time Warner Studios.  Currently working on her next proect, you can check out the rest of her catalogue at her profile!

PHILLY HIP HOP IS MAKING A COMEBACK!

Hip Hop Artist: CASSIDY LARSINY

When Cassidy burst onto the scene in 2004, he achieved the status of “legendary” fairly quickly.  After releasing such hits as “Hotel” (featuring R. Kelly), “Husslin” featuring Swizz Beats, and “I’m A Hustla”, Cassidy seemed to vanish.

News broke that Cassidy was involved in a life-threatening car accident in 2006, and little has been seen or heard from him since.

Until now.

In the past year, Cassidy has been releasing freestyle after freestyle, banger after banger.  And we’re not ready for any of it.  Case in point – this recent Vlad feature that’s steady climbing over 200,000 views, and Cassidy is showing no signs of stopping.

He’s set to release a new record this year, for now you can check out his conquer profile and this sick freestyle courtesy of VLAD TV.

*Explicit lyrics, but we’re all adults here…