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Dance Music Godfather Giorgio Moroder Returns After Three Decades With All-Star 'Deja-Vu': Album Review

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 12:46pm
When dance music inevitably builds a hall of fame (probably somewhere on the Vegas Strip), Giorgio Moroder could ­justifiably be the first inductee....
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David Byrne Pairing Nelly Furtado, Ad-Rock and More With High-School Color Guards for All-Star Arena Spectacular

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 12:43pm
A color guard/pop-music mash-up "doesn't quite fit a category that people can get their heads around," explains David Byrne. Which means it's exactly...
Categories: Music Industry

Spotify's Daniel Ek, SoundCloud Founders Top Out List of European Tech Titans

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 12:35pm
The Financial Times has released its list of the most influential European tech leaders, and -- surprise? -- music made a strong showing throughout....
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Romeo Santos Concert Review: A Musical Tour de Force for a Bilingual Generation

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 12:30pm
Reviews of Romeo Santos live shows tend to center on his titillating finale; you know, the part where he gets a fan onstage and performs ...
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Marty Dodson Extends Deal with ole

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 12:18pm
Marty Dodson has extended his publishing agreement with ole. Dodson signed with the company [...]
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10 Other Things People Want Taylor Swift to Fix Now

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 12:10pm
Well, that was swift. Just hours after Taylor Swift wrote an open letter on her Tumblr asking Apple to pay artists during the for-users-free trial...
Categories: Music Industry

The Music Industry's 1 Percent: Top Execs' 2014 Salary Packages

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 12:02pm
WHO MAKES WHAT: Artists, Big & Small | Radio & TV | Top Execs | Digital/Streaming | Touring WHO MAKES...
Categories: Music Industry

Apple Swiftly Reverses Decision to Withhold Royalties

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:58am
Give Taylor Swift less than 500-words and about 16-hours and she will persuade the world's [...]
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Joey Martin Feek Fighting Stage Four Cancer

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:56am
Joey Martin Feek, of the country duo Joey and Rory, has had a recurrence of cancer [...]
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Sting Joins Ivy Levan on New Duet 'Killing You': Exclusive

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:50am
Excessive drama may not be good for romantic relationships, but it can make for great song material, as evident in this exclusive premiere of “...
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Twitter Enlists Demi Lovato & Other Influencers in New E-Commerce Push

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:47am
Twitter is in a tinkering mood these days. On the heels of unveiling a planned feature that will make it easier to find curated bundles of trending...
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Artist Pics: Chesney, Paisley & Underwood, Brooks & Yearwood, Sheryl Crow With Time Jumpers

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:27am
Kenny Chesney made a triumphant return to Green Bay’s Lambeau Field Saturday (June 20) [...]
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Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' Tops Pop Songs Chart

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:25am
Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood," featuring Kendrick Lamar, hits No. 1 on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, rising 2-1 on the Nielsen Music-based...
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Listen to Miami Duo GTA's Take on Galantis' Single 'Peanut Butter Jelly': Billboard Exclusive

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:15am
Swedish dance duo Galantis may have just released their debut album Pharmacy two weeks ago, but don't think that they're taking a break. Instead of a...
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Is It Time for EDM's Ghost Producers to Come Out From Behind the Curtain?

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:12am
"Electronic music has rotten teeth that need to be pulled." So declared a recent Twitter rant from Grammy-nominated British producer Matan Zohar,...
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President Obama on Marc Maron: Racism Is 'Not Just A Matter of It Not Being Polite to Say 'N-----' in Public'

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:07am
President Obama stopped by Marc Maron's garage to tape an episode of Maron's popular podcast, "WTF with Marc Maron." The fascinating, seventy minute...
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St. Vincent Raves With the Chemical Brothers For 'Under Neon Lights'

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 10:57am
Back in April, long-running electronic duo the Chemical Brothers announced the track listing for their 2015 studio album Born in the Echoes. It...
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Van Haze Exits MCA, Joins Red Light

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 10:52am
Van Haze exited his post as VP of Promotion for MCA Nashville last week and is joining [...]
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The Daily Promo – Aaron Cobb 6/22

A Photo Editor's Blog - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 10:51am

Aaron Cobb

Who designed it?
Ross Chandler Creative ( rosschandler.ca ) designed my promo.  I had the initial concept of the mix-and-match interactive triptych, and Ross helped me work through the creative process, problem-solving, finessing and printing process.  This was actually the second time I had worked with him.  Earlier that year he and I worked on designing my website, logo, and branding.  He even designed a secondary logo that uses my web URL, AARONCOBB.COM, put together cleverly with the use of images from my website.  They can also be mixed and matched.  It was a great experience all around, Ross worked his ass off.
Who printed it?
Somerset Graphics in Toronto printed my promo piece.
How many did you make?
I printed 2,000 copies, which I believe was their minimum order.
Who edited the images?
I edited the images.  I knew before the shoot days that everything needed to be clean, minimal and symmetrical.
How many times a year do you send out promos?
I have been sending out the promos about twice a year, but also as needed.  If there is a potential client I feel I would be a good fit with, I will send one their way.
Tell us about your subjects in the promo.
I had photographed Rashel (the female talent), and Gentleman Reg (the blonde talent) in Toronto, and had been trying to organize a shoot with the third and final talent for the project.  Larry Gomez, aka the Wolfboy, lives in Los Angeles, and works part-time in a circus there.  He has hypertrichosis which is an abnormal amount of hair growth all over the body.  It is also known as Werewolf Syndrome.  I was interested in taking his portrait before this promo idea came about, but once I was working on this promo, I knew that he was the final piece of the puzzle.  He has a circus agent in LA named Chuck Harris.  I found his contact info and gave him a call.  Chuck liked my work and agreed to help me with this creative project as long as I took his portrait as well.  It took several weeks to co-ordinate schedules and draw up a contract that the images were solely to be used for promotional purposes.  I flew down to LA for a week, rented Beachwood Studios, and photographed Chuck and Larry.  I got the images I wanted of Larry, and the added bonus of a cool image of Chuck smoking a cigar with his awesome Coke-bottle glasses.
This was my first promo, and the whole journey was a great experience, and very rewarding in its own right.


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Watch Bryan Cranston Briefly Revive 'Breaking Bad' Character at EDC

Billboard.com - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 10:40am
Fans were ready to say his name...again. Bryan Cranston made a surprise appearance at Las Vegas's EDM festival Electric Daisy Carnival...
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