Justin Shamlou

Justin Shamlou is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in Miami, he covers music, film, art, tech, and events. Justin started his career covering the electronic music industry, working as the Miami correspondent for Magnetic Mag and US Editor for Data Transmission.

A Look at the PPE for the Nightclub, Micrashell

As the nation prepares to open back up after the COVID-19 lock downs, we find ourselves on the cusp of a transition period filled with uncertainty. People will be aching to break the monotony of the quarantine, but they will still be worried about exposure to COVID-19. The design team at Production Club, a multidisciplinary creative studio based in Los Angeles, thinks they have an answer to that dilemma with their new project, Micrashell. You may have recently seen Micrashell on social media....

Disney+ Keeps Disney Safe from COVID-19

Disney just released their Q2 earnings report for 2020. After a turbulent quarter that was defined by a change of CEO and the COVID-19 pandemic, the financial report shows that the corporation did fairly well in spite of everything. While many may have assumed that Disney would have lost money after being forced to close down their theme parks around the world, the company has managed to stay in the green this quarter. The quarterly revenue of $18.01 billion actually surpassed Wall Street...

The May Day Strike is a Historic Endeavor

The fight for increased benefits and protections for essential workers continues. On Friday May 1st, workers from Amazon, Whole Foods, Instacart, Target and Shipt will be executing a coordinated strike aimed to force their employers’ to offer better health benefits, personal protective equipment and hazard pay. The strike is set to take place on International Workers’ Day, also known as May Day. The May Day strike is one of the largest coordinated, non-union strikes in recent...

AMC Stock Skyrockets, but Why?

It has been a tumultuous month for AMC Theaters (NYSE: AMC). The COVID-19 pandemic took a major toll on the entertainment company, leading many industry insiders to speculate that they were facing bankruptcy. As states around the country begin to ease restrictions designed to contain the virus, investors seem to have more faith in AMC’s longevity. When the stock market closed on Tuesday April 28th, AMC’s stock had gone up by 23%, settling at $4.14 a share. Stock Market Activity...

Saudi Arabia Buys Large Stake in Live Nation

Saudi Arabia has purchased a large stake in the event promotion company, Live Nation, worth approximately $500 million. The purchase by the Saudi Public Investment Fund gives the country a 5.7% stake in the company, the third largest stake in Live Nation by any single entity. The authoritarian regime, known for its oil and its human rights violations, seems to be taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic so that it can diversify its portfolio. The Live Nation investment was a passive purchase...

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