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9 Most Exciting Moments From 2018 World Cup, According to Spotify Data

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:34pm
The last four weeks have been dedicated to viewing the world’s biggest sporting event, the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and Spotify listeners worldwide...
Categories: Music Industry

'Mi Cama' or 'El Anillo': Which Is the Hottest 2018 Latin Remix?

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:27pm
This year has been full of hot Latin hits -- which means it's also been full of hot Latin remixes. Nicky Jam and J Balvin released their “X...
Categories: Music Industry

As Clock Ticks, New Hurdles Mount Against the Music Modernization Act

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:19pm
The revised and amended Music Modernization Act that got the okay from the Senate Judiciary Committee June 28 was still garnering accolades from all...
Categories: Music Industry

deadmau5 & Rob Swire's 'Monophobia' Video Is Surreal, Vibrant and Full of Madness: Watch

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 3:44pm
It only takes two seconds for deadmau5 and Rob Swire's "Monophobia" music video to officially be crowned the most WTF thing you...
Categories: Music Industry

Daryl Hall Partners With BMG for More 'Live From Daryl's House' Episodes

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 3:09pm
BMG is now attached to Live From Daryl's House, the paused music series helmed by singer Daryl Hall. The agreement gives BMG worldwide rights to...
Categories: Music Industry

Jay Rock Talks 'Redemption,' Favorite Studio Session With Kendrick Lamar & Staying Crime-Free: 'The Hood Was Always Bringing Me Back'

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 3:05pm
Before Kendrick Lamar morphed into a multifaceted virtuoso in the rap world, he was once a happy role player on the sidelines for TDE....
Categories: Music Industry

Years & Years Announce Fall Dates for North American 'Palo Santo' Tour

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 3:03pm
After months of waiting, fans of Years & Years have finally been given the band’s sophomore album Palo Santo. The album, which has received...
Categories: Music Industry

Mija, What So Not & More Lead Your Paradise Fiji 2018 Lineup

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 3:03pm
Would you like to party on a tropical island in the South Pacific with some of the biggest DJs in the world? Of course you would. That sounds...
Categories: Music Industry

Seventeen Return With Funky Summer Jam 'Oh My!': Watch the Music Video

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 2:49pm
Korean boy band Seventeen returned Monday (July 16) with their fifth EP, You Make My Day. Fronted by the single “Oh My!,” it marks the 13...
Categories: Music Industry

Kacey Musgraves’ 2019 Tour Includes Three Ryman Auditorium Dates

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 2:47pm
Kacey Musgraves has big plans for 2019, kicking off the year in support of her latest album, [...]
Categories: Music Industry

Saweetie Talks Collaborating With A-Listers, HARD Summer Performance & Making Her Fans 'Feel Like a Boss'

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 2:47pm
Saweetie went the extra mile with her communications degree. The Bay Area/Sacramento native (“I feel like that confuses people, because both...
Categories: Music Industry

5 Pride Picks: L'Freaq, 'Pose,' Halsey & More

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 2:38pm
Pride Picks is a new weekly column where we choose five songs, events, shows and other items of interest that showcase the talent from the LGBTQ...
Categories: Music Industry

Cardi B & The Carters Lead 2018 MTV Video Music Awards Nominations

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 2:15pm
MTV announced the nominations for the 2018 Video Music Awards on Monday (July 16). Cardi B sits on top of the list with ten nominations; the new...
Categories: Music Industry

RUFUS DU SOL, Boys Noize & More Headline First Friendship Festival Cruise

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 2:13pm
The countdown begins to the first-ever Friendship Festival cruise. Gary Richards, aka Destructo, embarks on a new kind of entertainment, and as...
Categories: Music Industry

Watch Christina Wells Deliver an Emotional Performance of 'Greatest Showman' Anthem 'Never Enough' on 'America's Got Talent': Exclusive

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 2:06pm
Next week, America's Got Talent kicks into high gear with the first week of Judge Cuts, when the judges will decide who makes it to the live...
Categories: Music Industry

From Daddy Yankee to Wisin & Yandel, Old-School Reggaeton Artists That We're Still Obsessed With Today

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 2:00pm
With the rise of artists such as J Balvin, Ozuna, Maluma and Bad Bunny, the Latin urban scene is on fire, currently dominating any other Latin genre...
Categories: Music Industry

Big Data Warns About the Dangers of Artificial Intelligence on 'Evolution Once Again': Exclusive

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 2:00pm
Big Data (a.k.a. producer Alan Wilkis) continues to explore the integration of technology in daily life with the new single “Evolution...
Categories: Music Industry

Kandao Raw+ is an automated image stacking tool for Raw files

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 1:59pm

Kandao, a maker of professional-grade 360° cameras has launched a new software product called Kandao Raw+. The tool was designed to boost image quality of the company's own camera models Obsidian and QooCam, but also works with most DSLRs and other Raw-capable cameras that are supported by Adobe Camera Raw.

Kandao Raw+ uses computational photography techniques, similar to what we are seeing in many high-end smartphones, to create images with increased detail and dynamic range, as well as lower noise levels. To achieve that it combines a burst of Raw images into one single DNG file that can then be further edited with a Raw converter of your choice.

The software aligns shots automatically which means there is no need for shooting on a tripod. It is also capable of minimizing blur on any moving subjects in the scene. You can import up to 16 frames images of a burst into Kandao Raw+. You then pick one image as a reference for the auto-alignment.

The rest of the process is fully automated and will get you a DNG file with a 16-bit color depth and dynamic range that (theoretically) has been increased by almost 4EV, offering much more latitude in post-processing.

Best of all, Kandao Raw+ is free to download and use. You can find more information, technical detail and download links on the Kandao website.

Categories: Equipment

Five Takeaways From the Nominations For the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 1:52pm
The nominations for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards were announced via Instagram's IGTV on Monday (Jul. 16), for the awards to take place on...
Categories: Music Industry

Now That's What I Call a Milestone! An In-Depth Look at the Series Ahead of 'Now 100'

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 1:49pm
It all started in 1983 in Vernon Yard, a small mews off Portobello Road in London's Notting Hill and the home of Virgin Records in the U.K. That...
Categories: Music Industry

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