(*VOTING HAS CLOSED, Stay tuned in our twitter feed @itemmag this Sunday for show commentary and the follow up article on Monday. Thanks for participating! You can still submit your picks below to tell us who you hope to win.)
The VMA's air Sunday, August 27 at 5p.m. PT at the Forum in Los Angeles, California and the voting will online voting will end very soon! So then music fans and iTEM readers, who exactly will you be voting for that you want us to support? We will put our votes behind every artist and song that gets a majority of votes. Use your voice to help us select!
thanks For Helping Us chose between so many talented options. Be sure to use your personal Voting at www.mtv.com/vma
Tyler J. Drinnen, is the Founder and Editor in Chief of iTEM MAGAZINE,
a poet and freelance fashion writer, photographer and abstract visual content producer.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies from Sonoma State University, where he wrote a weekly Opinion Column For
The Star, dabbled with his own radio podcast format, titled Saturday Nite Scandal, and helped to create one of the first of 25 Professional Student Lead PR Firms in the USA.
From there on, he continued his work by interning with Sonoma Discoveries Magazine and then shortly after wrote and interned for Fashion School Daily, where he solidified his love for feature writing and working with emerging talents from around the world.
In December of 2016, he received an Honorary Master of Arts in Fashion Journalism from the Academy of Art University. And what an achievement that was, to be the first in his program to have graduated a full semester early. Bringing him to four degrees in a short five and a half years, nothing will stop him from bringing art to the eyes of many.
He has worked in the fashion industry for nearly a decade, from commercial retail management to corporate level ghost writing. Now - he the poet - T.J.D. takes his life public with the independent launch of the urban California lifestyle based fashion-art movement, iTEM MAGAZINE: A Platform For Rising Artists.