Titanic Sinclair

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Titanic Sinclair
Titanic Sinclair.jpg
Mixter during the Poppy.Computer Tour at The Cedar Cultural Center in 2018
Born
Corey Michael Mixter

(1987-02-12) February 12, 1987 (age 33)
NationalityAmerican
Occupation
  • Director
  • musician
Years active2006–present
Musical career
GenresIndie rock, rock, ambient
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Associated acts
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2009–present
Subscribers138+ thousand
Total views10+ million
(February 2, 2019)
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2017
Websitetitanicsinclair.com

Corey Michael Mixter (born February 12, 1987[1]) known professionally under his pseudonym Titanic Sinclair, is an American director, musician, and internet personality. He was previously one-half of the indie pop duo Mars Argo and a creative collaborator of American singer and YouTube personality Poppy.[2]

Collaborations[edit]

From 2009 to 2014 Sinclair directed and wrote the video content for the Mars Argo internet series Computer Show on YouTube. Sinclair also wrote and produced the duos musical albums they released independently.

In 2010, Titanic Sinclair directed the music video for Stepdad's song "My Leather, My Fur, My Nails".

Sinclair was commissioned to created an acoustic video series for singer/musician Børns. One video featured LA singer/songwriter Zella Day. The videos featured music from Børns' first EP titled Candy which Sinclair also provided the EP artwork for.

After moving to Los Angeles in 2013 to pursue a musical career, Poppy collaborated with Sinclair[3] on a long series of abstract performance art, music, and promotional videos on YouTube which presented Poppy as a mysterious, not-quite-human internet-created character. Sinclair and Poppy then worked together on writing songs, creating albums, a concert tour, a YouTube Red internet show, and their continuing series of several hundred YouTube videos. In June 2018, the pair launched Poppy.Church, an interactive fan site.

In August 2016, Sinclair directed the music video for the Knox Hamilton song titled "Washed Up Together".

In June 2019, Sinclair directed the music video for rapper Vic Mensa, for a song titled "Camp America".

Controversy[edit]

Mars Argo lawsuit[edit]

On April 17, 2018, Sinclair's former collaborator and partner Mars Argo filed a 44-page lawsuit in Central California court against Sinclair and Poppy alleging copyright infringement, stating that Sinclair based Poppy's online persona on hers, as well as emotional and physical abuse Sinclair had allegedly subjected her to in the period after their separation and the subsequent abandonment of the project.[4] On May 7, Poppy made a public statement about the "frivolous" lawsuit, saying Argo was attempting to manipulate her psychologically. She called the suit a "publicity campaign" and a "desperate grab for fame".[5] It was settled out of court on September 14 "with no money exchanging hands".[6][7] Argo released a statement in January 2019 that all rights to Mars Argo had been assigned to her as part of the settlement.[8]

Poppy[edit]

In December 2019, Poppy announced on her Twitter that she parted ways with Titanic, claiming that he "glamorizes suicide" and used it as a way to manipulate her.[9] An example of this behavior is an instance in which Poppy alleges Sinclair was going to hang himself with something she owned and had also messaged fans details about his plans for attention. She said that Titanic "lives an illusion that he is a gift to this Earth" and that she was "trapped in a mess that [she] needed to dig [her]self out of."[10][11]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
Thick Jello
I Have Teeth

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Limousine Machine"
(featuring Mars Argo)
2012 Thick Jello
"Trust Fund" 2015 Non-album singles
"Fucking on Fire"
"Losing My Mind" 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corey Mixter Mugshot | 08/12/10 Michigan Arrest". michigan.arrests.org. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  2. ^ Hess, Amanda (February 4, 2018). "The Rise of the Social Media Fembot". The New York Times.
  3. ^ "Corey Michael Mixter". Genius. Archived from the original on October 7, 2017. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  4. ^ "YouTube Feud: Mars Sues Titanic and ThatPoppy: You Jacked My Identity!!!". TMZ. Retrieved April 17, 2018.[verification needed]
  5. ^ "Poppy Responds to Mars Argo Copyright Suit, Calls It 'Desperate Grab for Fame'". Billboard. Retrieved May 7, 2018.[verification needed]
  6. ^ "Poppy and collaborator Titanic Sinclair settle lawsuit with Mars Argo". NME. Retrieved January 8, 2019.[verification needed]
  7. ^ "Lawsuit against YouTube personality Poppy dismissed". The Daily Dot. September 18, 2018. Retrieved September 20, 2018.[verification needed]
  8. ^ https://twitter.com/marsargo/status/1083047047966539776
  9. ^ https://www.papermag.com/poppy-titanic-sinclair-2642681887.html
  10. ^ https://twitter.com/poppy/status/1211006950160269313?s=21
  11. ^ https://loudwire.com/poppy-splits-creative-partner-titanic-sinclair/

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