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Steven Tyler Is 'Really Concerned' About Joe Perry, Has Reached Out With No Reply

Billboard.com - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 6:42pm
Joe Perry, if you're out there, please get ahold of Steven Tyler. 
He's worried about you. 
 The Aerosmith frontman -- who's touring to...
Categories: Music Industry

'Glee' Stars Pay Tribute to Cory Monteith, 3 Years After His Death

Billboard.com - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 6:29pm
Glee stars are remembering their friend and co-star Cory Monteith on social media on the third anniversary of the star’s death. Wednesday (July...
Categories: Music Industry

Listen to The Tenors' Remigio Pereira's New Statement After All-Star Game Controversy: 'Black Lives Do Matter'

Billboard.com - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 6:20pm
After being dismissed from The Tenors (until further notice), Remigio Pereira has taken to SoundCloud to make a statement about his controversial MLB...
Categories: Music Industry

How Much Did Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris Make on 'This Is What You Came Here For'? A Breakdown

Billboard.com - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 5:54pm
Regardless of the emotions involved -- and there are many, ranging from "hurtful" to "lol" -- in the song that, we learned today...
Categories: Music Industry

'VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens' Reels In 3 Million Viewers

Billboard.com - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 5:52pm
More than 3 million viewers tuned in to VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens, the network announced Wednesday (July 13). The two-hour spectacle...
Categories: Music Industry

Calvin Harris' Most Underrated Songs: Listen to Five Deep Cuts From His Catalog

Billboard.com - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 5:47pm
Calvin Harris might just be the biggest EDM crossover star of all time. He's made tracks with the biggest pop stars on the planet. Hell, he even...
Categories: Music Industry

SBS Radio's Mega 97.9 Is Now the No.1 Hispanic Station in New York

Billboard.com - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 5:36pm
On the most recent spring Nielsen ratings, Spanish Broadcasting System's New York City radio station WSKQ-FM Mega 97.9 claims the...
Categories: Music Industry

Meghan Trainor Sings 'Me Too,' Justin Bieber's Tour & More on Charts Center Ep. 8

Billboard.com - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 5:35pm
There's a special guest on this week's Charts Center! Meghan Trainor joins the show, ahead of her Billboard cover (which will hit...
Categories: Music Industry

ASCAP Revamps ACE Repertory Database

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 5:28pm
ASCAP has launched a redesigned version of its searchable repertory database ASCAP Clearance Express [...]
Categories: Music Industry

Donald Trump's Celeb Supporters Seem to Be Sitting Out GOP Convention

Billboard.com - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 5:22pm
At the last Republican National Convention, the sight of Clint Eastwood onstage arguing to an empty chair quickly went viral. This time, Eastwood...
Categories: Music Industry

Adobe boosts Lightroom Mobile with Raw editing for iOS

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 5:19pm

Adobe’s Lightroom Mobile apps for Apple and Android mobile devices have both been given significant updates that allow users a much wider range of controls when editing and shooting. The company has quite different apps for the two operating systems, and while Android users have been able to edit Raw files for some time the facility is now offered to iOS users via version 2.4. Owners of Android devices can now install version 2.1 which offers what Adobe calls a ‘Pro’ shooting mode that allows much more detailed control over the way pictures are recorded.

Adobe says the version 2.1 for Android has a completely new Lightroom Camera function that features a mode that gives the photographer access to shutter speed, ISO, white balance and focus so that they can all be adjusted manually. Aperture isn’t listed as few mobile cameras have significantly variable apertures. The company also says it has improved the app’s ability to export high resolution files.

Apple iPhone and iPad users get Raw Technology Preview, which effectively allows photographers to import files from all the cameras supported by the main desktop version of Camera Raw. These Raw files can be edited using a wide range of tools to control contrast, exposure and white balance, and marked with star ratings and flags – all of which can be synched with Lightroom on the owner’s other devices. The company says it has edited 50MP images from the Canon EOS 5DS on an iPhone 6 to demonstrate how powerful the application is.

iOS users can also now make radial and linear selections that allow local editing of particular areas of the image.

Both the Android and iOS versions of Lightroom Mobile are free to download and use, but to enjoy the new features iOS users need to have a subscription to Creative Cloud.

For more information see the Adobe blog

Photograph by Elia Locardi of the valley in Meteora, Greece. Shot in raw on a Fuji XT-2 and edited on location with an iPad Pro with Lightroom for iOS.

Manufacturer's information:

Two big updates for Lightroom for mobile are now available for download

Lightroom for iOS 2.4
In version 2.4, two major improvements have been added: a raw technology preview and the addition of local adjustment tools. In addition to these major improvements, we’ve also added the ability to use keyboard shortcuts with physical keyboards connected to iPads, the ability to add your copyright to all imported photos, functionality to turn on lens profiles (if your camera and lens combination are supported), as well as the usual bug fixes and improvements.

Raw Technology Preview
We’re sure it’s happened to you before: you’re out taking photos (in raw of course) and you capture a real stunner that you can’t wait to share with the world. Until now, you had to either transfer a JPEG version of the file over or you had to wait until you got back to your desktop or laptop. With the raw technology preview, you’ll be able to import raw photos immediately to either your iPhone or iPad, edit them, and then share them, anywhere you’ve got a connection. Our goal with Lightroom for mobile is to make it an indispensable part of your photography workflow, providing the tools that you’re familiar with and the quality you expect in a product that can be with you, no matter when inspiration strikes. With this technology preview, we want to push the boundaries of how photographers around the world work with their mobile devices.

You get all of the benefits of raw, such as the ability to change the white balance, being able to recover blown out highlights, access to the full range of color information, as well as editing an uncompressed file, all using the exact same technology that powers Lightroom on your desktop. An added benefit is that the raw file that you’ve imported into Lightroom for iOS will be synced with Lightroom on your other devices, such as Lightroom for desktop or Lightroom on the web, along with any of the edits, star ratings, or flags that you added.

Lightroom for mobile supports all of the same raw files that Lightroom for desktop as well as Adobe Camera Raw support, with the full list available here.

To transfer photos to your mobile device, you need to use either the camera connection kit or the lightning to SD or USB kits from Apple to transfer your raw files over to your device, which will bring up the Import tab within the iOS Photos app. Importing the files will add them into your camera roll, where you can then access and load in any raw file directly into Lightroom mobile. It’s important to keep in mind that raw files are significantly larger (3-5 times larger) than JPEGs, meaning the raw files will take longer to import, upload, and take up more space on your device. Even as such, we found that the added control and quality that the raw files afforded were so useful that it outweighed the negatives.

Just as when working with raw files that were synced from Lightroom for desktop or Lightroom on the web, you’ll be able to perform raw-specific enhancements, such as changing the white balance with greater control and recovering clipped highlights, but unlike when working with raw files synced from Lightroom for desktop, you’ll have access to the full resolution file AND you can do it anywhere in the world, even from your iPhone! 

We’ve run Lightroom for mobile through its paces on a number of different files, including the 50MP Canon 5DS running on an iPhone 6, proving that you really can edit nearly any photo anywhere. After playing with the app for a few months, we’ve found that it’s a really great way to take a few of your favorite images from the day (or even that you just captured), review to make sure you captured what you saw, edit, and then share them, all right away, and with all of your edits carried through the rest of the Lightroom ecosystem.

We had the pleasure of working with a number of photographers while creating the raw technology preview, take a look at how travel photographer Elia Locardi was able to put the technology to use while shooting on location in Greece.

You can read more about the images that were created for this release through an article about Elia on Adobe Create as well as on Elia’s own blog.

Linear and Radial Selections
In addition to the raw technology preview, we’ve also added in the ability to perform local adjustments with linear and radial selections, the two most requested features after raw support.

Lightroom for iOS Availability
Lightroom mobile 2.4 is available immediately for iPhone and iPad from the iOS App Store for free. Both of these improvements are available only for members with a creative cloud subscription or or if you start a free Creative Cloud trial.

Lightroom for Android 2.1

While the iOS team was working hard on the raw technology preview, the Android team doubled-down on the unique end-to-end DNG capture experience first announced in Lightroom for Android 2.0 and created a brand new capture experience. Our goal is to create the best mobile photography experience available, and with the amazing quality possible on Android devices, especially thanks to DNG raw capture, we wanted to provide all of the controls and functionality needed.

Now, the built-in camera has a new Pro mode that lets you control the shutter speed, ISO, white balance, and focus all manually, in a brand new interface.

You can access the camera directly using the new Lightroom Camera widget. This new widget will launch the Lightroom camera directly, making it faster for you to get in and start taking pictures.

In addition to the new built-in camera, we’ve also improved the app’s ability to export full-resolution files. If the files are available somewhere within the Lightroom ecosystem, Lightroom for Android will now download the full resolution version and enable you to export them.

You can download Lightroom for Android 2.1 here now for free.

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El Lebrijano, Innovative Flamenco Singer, Dies at 75

Billboard.com - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 5:08pm
Juan Peña, the celebrated flamenco singer known as El Lebrijano, died Wednesday morning (July 13) at his home in Seville, Spain. He was 75. “...
Categories: Music Industry

Pokemon Go Playlist: 12 Songs for Tracking Your Favorite Monsters

Billboard.com - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 5:05pm
Faster than Beyoncé could say “Lemonade,” Pokémon Go has taken over the world (well, the United States, Australia and New Zealand so...
Categories: Music Industry

Orishas Highlight Cuba & Its People on 'Cuba Isla Bella' Video: Watch

Billboard.com - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 4:44pm
The new video for Orishas' comeback song “Cuba Isla Bella” features some of the island’s best-known musicians, as well as...
Categories: Music Industry

Blink-182 Just Third Rock Act to Top Artist 100 This Year

Billboard.com - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 4:38pm
Blink-182 takes over as the top musical act in the United States, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated July 23). The Artist 100...
Categories: Music Industry

Rich Homie Quan Blames Teleprompter for Biggie Lyric Blunder at VH1 Hip Hop Honors

Billboard.com - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 4:34pm
Rich Homie Quan is now placing blame for his Biggie Smalls lyric error on the teleprompter. The Atlanta rapper received many negative responses to...
Categories: Music Industry

Louis the Child Works for the 'Weekend'

Billboard.com - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 4:15pm
After earning praise from pop royals Taylor Swift and Lorde, dance-pop act Louis the Child -- comprised of baby-faced producers Robby Hauldren and...
Categories: Music Industry

'Elena of Avalor' Team Details the Sound of Disney's First Latino Fairytale Kingdom

Billboard.com - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 4:03pm
What does a Latino fairytale kingdom sound like? Merengue, salsa, son montuno, vallenato, cumbia and reggaeton, as well as variations of Latin rock,...
Categories: Music Industry

Blink-182 & Red Hot Chili Peppers Rule Rock Charts… Wait, What Year Is It?

Billboard.com - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 3:46pm
Take one look at the top of the rock charts right now -- you'd be excused for thinking it was the late '90s, or perhaps the early...
Categories: Music Industry

Justice Premieres First Single in Five Years with 'Safe and Sound' Lyric Video

Billboard.com - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 3:43pm
Make sure you grab your oven mitts. This new Justice track is hot af. Ed Banger's most famous French outfit is back and groovier than ever with...
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