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Alesso Signs Two-Year Extension for Wynn Las Vegas Residency: Exclusive

Billboard.com - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 3:55pm
Alesso has called Wynn Nightlife home in Las Vegas for six years, and that won't be changing anytime soon. Billboard Dance can exclusively...
Categories: Music Industry

Art Basel Miami 2017 Dance Party Guide

Billboard.com - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 3:55pm
It's that time of year again. The entire art world descends upon the golden sand beaches and neon streets of South Florida's Magic City ...
Categories: Music Industry

BABYMETAL Will Return to U.S. for Rock On the Range 2018 in Columbus, Ohio

Billboard.com - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 3:55pm
<a href="/music/babymetal">BABYMETAL</a> will return to the U.S. to perform at the Rock on the Range 2018 festival held...
Categories: Music Industry

Maxwell, Aloe Blacc & More Perform at Benefit to Relaunch MLK's Final Social Justice Campaign

Billboard.com - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 3:46pm
Sitting in a basement dressing room of Washington, D.C.’s Howard Theatre on Monday (Dec. 4) night, Maxwell leaned back in a low-slung...
Categories: Music Industry

AKB48 Members Help Introduce Japanese Music to World With NHK Program

Billboard.com - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 3:29pm
With less than 1,000 days to go until the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic & Paralympic Games and Japan attracting global attention, the national public...
Categories: Music Industry

Lil Uzi Vert Announces Show Dates for A Very Uzi Christmas Tour

Billboard.com - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 3:22pm
The month of December has caused Lil Uzi Vert to not only be in a giving mood, but a festive one as well. After releasing "The Way Life Goes (...
Categories: Music Industry

Takeover Tuesday: Olivia Holt Enlists Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes & More for 'Bold and Sexy' Playlist

Billboard.com - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 3:10pm
Welcome back to Takeover Tuesday, where each week Billboard taps chart-topping artists and tastemakers to compile their very own playlist exclusive...
Categories: Music Industry

Will Hoge Signs With New Frontier Touring

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 2:53pm
Will Hoge has signed with New Frontier Touring for booking. Hoge is touring in support [...]
Categories: Music Industry

Lifeprint unveils larger, WiFi-enabled version of its AR-equipped mobile printer

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 2:50pm

Lifeprint, the company behind the mobile photo printers with embedded augmented reality technology, today announced its second model, which produces larger prints than the original version and offers Wi-Fi connectivity as well.

The new printer can print images that are 3 by 4.5 inches in size—compared to the original model's minuscule 2 by 3 inch prints—and thanks to the new Wi-Fi feature you can remotely send an image for printing to a Lifeprint printer from anywhere, or send photos to printers owned by friends and family. For local printing, a Bluetooth connection is available as well.

As with the original Lifeprint, you can print video stills or a frame of an iPhone Live Photo and then view the full version via the Lifeprint app, merging physical print with digital display technology and offering a novel way of sharing videos with friends and family.

Like most mobile printers on the market, the Lifeprint prints on Polaroid's ZINK paper, which does away with the need for ink cartridges and comes with an adhesive backside. Inside the app you can add stickers, captions and filters before printing. At more than $1 per photo, the luxury is not cheap, so select your images and videos wisely.

Lifeprint's new larger printer is available exclusively through Apple Stores and on Apple.com for $150. A film pack of 20 is $30; $50 will get you a pack of 40.

Categories: Equipment

Asahd Khaled is Paper Magazine's Newest (and Youngest) Cover Star

Billboard.com - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 2:16pm
Asahd Khaled is at it again. After appearing on a host of awards show red carpets and television talk shows over the past few months, celebrating his...
Categories: Music Industry

Lytro has officially killed off its online sharing platform for light-field images

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 2:06pm

Lytro, the pioneers in the area of light field photography, decided to abandon the consumer market and focus on Light Field video solutions more than two years ago. But it wasn't until this month that Lytro took the inevitable step early adopters of the company's cameras had been fearing: the company has now discontinued the pictures.lytro.com platform, which allowed Lytro users to share their refocusable 'living' light-field images with others online and through Facebook.

This means the Lytro desktop application is now the only remaining tool for users of the original Lytro and the Lytro ILLUM cameras to view their image results off-camera. In fact, if you visit our original Lytro 16GB Review, you'll see the living pictures no longer appear because it is now impossible to share native light field images online.

The app only allows you to adjust and animate light field images and export them in .jpg, .mov, .gif and other conventional formats for viewing without their trademark 'living picture' ability to refocus.

Unfortunately, the closure of pictures.lytro.com likely represents the final chapter in Lytro's failure in the consumer photography market. Though Lytro cameras are no doubt a part of imaging history, and we hope the company does better in its new ventures.

You can still read our review of the original Lytro (minus the embedded light field images) and I'll always fondly remember the Lytro photo walk at CES 2012. You'll find Lytro's full announcement on its website.

Categories: Equipment

10 Hottest MCs of Latin Descent in Hip-Hop Today

Billboard.com - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 2:03pm
The influence of Latino MCs has been a mainstay in hip-hop since its inception, from pioneers like Prince Whipper Whip and Prince Markie...
Categories: Music Industry

Thingyfy launches Pinhole Pro S: The widest modern professional pinhole lens ever

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 1:50pm

Thingyfy is back with another Kickstarter campaign, and this time they're trying to fund the Pinhole Pro S-Series lenses. As with the original Pinhole Pro campaign launched this past summer, the new Pinhole Pro S seeks funding for a modern pinhole lens. Unlike the original, however, the latest campaign is for a model that Thingyfy calls the widest pro-tier pinhole lens in the world.

Pinhole Pro S comes in two varieties: the Pinhole Pro S11, an 11mm lens with a 120 degree FOV, and the Pinhole Pro S37, a 37mm lens with a 60 degree FOV. Both lenses feature a fully aluminum body. The S11 version is designed for mirrorless cameras with Micro Four Thirds, Sony E, and Fuji X mounts; the S37 is designed for SLR/DSLR cameras with Sony A, Nikon F, Canon EF, and Pentax K mounts.

The wide-angle S-Series weighs less while being wider and nine times sharper than the original Pinhole Pro lens, according to Thingyfy. The company explains that its Pinhole Pro lenses offer a very precise pinhole aperture due to the use of a micro-drill that is robotically controlled. The drill produces a "perfectly round" and smooth hole, says Thingyfy, whereas alternatives like chemical etching and laser etching have downsides, such as corroded or burnt, fuzzy edges.

Thingyfy is funding its new Pinhole Pro S lenses on Kickstarter, where an early bird unit of any camera mount is offered for $59 CAD / $46 USD with an estimated shipping date of April 2018.

Categories: Equipment

Grandtheft Finds Growth and Future Pop With R&B Singer MAX on 'Square One': Premiere

Billboard.com - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 1:46pm
Failure is not a loss if you learn from your mistakes. Musicians have often found inspiration in their missteps, and Grandtheft harnesses a...
Categories: Music Industry

Manchester Arena Bombing Might Have Been Stopped, Review Says

Billboard.com - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 1:35pm
The deadly suicide bombing at Manchester Arena might have been prevented if information had been handled differently, an independent review of the...
Categories: Music Industry

Eminem Unveils Star-Studded Track-List for 'Revival,' Enlists Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, P!nk, Alicia Keys & More

Billboard.com - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 1:31pm
With one week left before he unwraps his elusive ninth album Revival, Eminem has opted to tease fans once more, as he revealed the project's...
Categories: Music Industry

JAY-Z & Beyoncé Pose Together in an Elevator for the First Time Since Epic 2014 Fight With Solange

Billboard.com - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 1:02pm
It appears that JAY-Z and Beyoncé have closed the door on their infamous 2014 elevator spat. On Monday (Dec. 4), the couple was spotted leaving ...
Categories: Music Industry

Into It. Over It., Former Hellogoodbye Manager Chase Iglori Resigns After Sexual Assault Allegations

Billboard.com - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:55pm
Chase Igliori, manager of Into It. Over It., has resigned from his position at Middle West Management in the wake of allegations that...
Categories: Music Industry

Rewinding the Charts: In 1987, Belinda Carlisle's 'Heaven' Ascended to No. 1

Billboard.com - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:50pm
BY 1987, BELINDA CARLISLE HAD BECOME a chart mainstay: Five years earlier, her Los Angeles pop-punk band The Go-Go's became the first all-female...
Categories: Music Industry

YouTube Putting 10,000 People to Work Curbing Shady Videos

Billboard.com - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:43pm
YouTube says it’s hiring more people to help curb videos that violate its policies. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki says "some bad actors are...
Categories: Music Industry