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Tony Bennett Talks Return to Hollywood Bowl, 'Incredible' Emmy Nominations for 90th Birthday Special & More

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 4:48pm
Exactly 55 years ago, Tony Bennett hit the Hollywood Bowl stage for the first time, kicking off the July 13, 1962, show with "Make Someone Happy...
Categories: Music Industry

See BAND-MAID's New 'Choose Me' Video, Tour Dates

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 4:46pm
Fiery Japanese female rock band, BAND-MAID have unveiled the music video for "Choose Me," from their double A-side single, "...
Categories: Music Industry

Vince Staples' Culture Diet: 5 Things He's Obsessed With

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 4:00pm
Fresh off of his Big Fish Theory LP, rapper Vince Staples runs through his essential dramas, new tunes and, yes, recipe app. VIDEO GAMEThe 2010...
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Venezuelan Alt-Rockers Somalunar Release Debut 'Ensueño': Interview

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 3:54pm
Despite the political and social crisis in Venezuela, the country's alternative rock artists have kept that particular sound you think of when...
Categories: Music Industry

Alan Jackson’s Honky Tonk Running Full-Throttle

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 3:43pm
Alan Jackson has officially opened all four floors of AJ's Good Time Bar, the first and only completely artist-owned […]
Categories: Music Industry

Belgian Feds Under Investigation by Privacy Commission for Screening Tomorrowland Ticket Buyers

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 3:38pm
If you buy a ticket to Tomorrowland, article 12 of the festival's general terms and conditions states that “all visitors to the festival...
Categories: Music Industry

Prince Royce to Release 'Ganas Locas' Music Video Friday

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 3:35pm
Prince Royce will premiere a music video for “Ganas Locas” on Friday, Billboard has learned. The clip, directed by Jessy Terrero, will be...
Categories: Music Industry

Money Makers 2016: How Streaming Took R&B and Hip-Hop to the Top of This Year's List

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 3:31pm
Beyoncé, Drake, Kanye West: It may not seem surprising to see three of R&B and hip-hop’s biggest names in the Money Makers top 10. But it...
Categories: Music Industry

VSCO adds free 'Oakley' photo filters to iOS and Android apps

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 3:27pm

VSCO has teamed up with eyewear brand Oakley to launch new photo presets that replicate the company's lens technology. These presets are free and available for both the Android and iOS versions of the VSCO app, enabling anyone to alter their photos to create scenes seemingly viewed through a pair of Oakley glasses.

The new photo presets are collected under the 'Oakley PRIZM Series,' and they can be found by opening the app and navigating to its store.

The free pack contains a total of three image filters called 'Oak1,' 'Oak2,' and 'Oak3.' VSCO says these presets are best used with landscape and outdoor adventure photography; however, they're only available for a limited, unspecified duration so jump on it if you want to add that... sunglass touch to your photos.

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Watch Technicolor Video for Majid Jordan's 'One I Want' With PARTYNEXTDOOR

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 3:24pm
Not even a decadent mansion full of of girls and flashing technicolor lights can distract Majid Jordan from the one girl they want. On Thursday (July...
Categories: Music Industry

Money Makers 2016: Why Dance Music Moguls Don't Make the List (And the DJ Who's Likely On Top)

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 3:23pm
Where are the DJs on the Money Makers list? Like their rock, pop and hip-hop counterparts, dance artists rake in a majority of income from performing...
Categories: Music Industry

7 Must-See Pitchfork Fest Artists: From the Summer's Coolest Headliners to Underground Punk

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 3:22pm
As the hipster haven returns to Chicago’s Union Park July 14-16, this year’s most notable performers reflect the mix of old and new...
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Kendrick Lamar Chats With Dave Chappelle About Creative Process Behind 'DAMN.' for 'Interview' Magazine

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 3:17pm
Kendrick Lamar's monstrous 2017 continues with a cover story in Interview magazine. Legendary comedian Dave Chappelle served as the interviewer...
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The Airdog ADII is a lightweight, autonomous 'extreme sports' drone

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 3:17pm

Helico Aerospace has launched its new Airdog ADII camera drone on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter, seeking funds for the sequel to its original Airdog drone launched in 2014. This next-generation Airdog packs both intelligent features and a portable, durable design, the combination of which makes this model suitable for 'extreme sport' activities, according to Helico.

The ADII camera drone sports a built-in 'enhanced' gimbal system that is compatible with the GoPro HERO 5 Black action camera. This gimbal system includes a trio of brushless motors, as well as an adapter that charges the GoPro while it is connected. The drone is equipped with a start/stop recording function, as well, that is triggered upon take-off and landing.

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The main selling point of the Airdog ADII is that it offers hands-free operation through a combination of software and hardware that enable automatic follow modes.

The ADII can be set to follow a specific perspective or remaining locked onto that angle, via a mode called 'fixed follow.' The drone also offers an 'adaptive follow' mode, tracking a specific subject as they move. Dynamic shots are also possible thanks to a 'circle' mode, which causes the drone to circle around a specific subject.

Tracking and precision, meanwhile, are made possible via an array of sensors, including: GPS, gyroscope, magnetometer, accelerometer and LiDAR. The drone is suitable for use in wind speeds ranging up to 30 knots, and boasts a top operating speed of 45mph / 72km/h and a maximum operational ceiling of 11,500ft / 3500m above sea level.

The ADII's battery is rechargeable and interchangeable, able to power the drone for between 10 and 20 minutes per charge.

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The Airdog Kickstarter campaign is offering interested consumers a single ADII model for pledges of at least $1,200 USD; shipping to these backers is estimated to start in October 2017 and will be limited to 'certain' countries.

Visit the Airdog Kickstarter to find out more.

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Lady Gaga's Super Bowl Halftime Show Scores 6 Emmy Nomations

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 3:11pm
Back in February, Lady Gaga emerged from the sky and gave a killer performance of her greatest hits at the Super Bowl LI Halftime performance. And it...
Categories: Music Industry

Why Future & Young Thug Are Wearing Couture Surgical Masks

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 3:00pm
The reason rap duo Ayo & Teo started sporting stylized surgical masks -- in their videos and onstage -- was not sartorial, though vanity did...
Categories: Music Industry

Nikon expands D750 shutter recall yet again, more cameras affected

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 2:51pm
The Nikon D750 shutter unit has been causing problems for 2 years. Photo: Nikon

It seems Nikon D750 shutter issues are still plaguing the company 2 full years after it initially issued a recall on some serial numbers produced between October 2014 and June 2015. In another update issued yesterday, Nikon expanded the recall to include more cameras—specifically: models produced between July 2014 through September 2014 and from July 2015 through September 2016.

This issue first cropped up on the Nikon advisory page in July of 2015. At the time, Nikon claimed the issue—which could result in the shutter shading a part of your photo—was limited to units made in October and November of 2014.

Then, in February of 2016, Nikon expanded the recall to include units made between December 2014 to June 2015.

Today's update makes three, and expands the recall to include units manufactured between July 2014 to September 2014 and those made between July 2015 and September 2016. If you're keeping score, that means that affected units were being manufactured from July of 2014 all the way through September of last year.

Check your serial number using Nikon's website to find out if your camera is affected. Photo: Nikon

As with the original advisory and the previous update, D750 owners can check to see if their camera is affected by using Nikon's serial number lookup tool at this link. If your camera is affected, that tool will provide instructions on sending your D750 to Nikon for repair free of charge regardless of warranty status.

Read the full service advisory text below for more details.


Technical Service Advisory for users of the Nikon D750 digital SLR camera

Thank you for choosing Nikon for your photographic needs.

In February of 2016, we announced in an update that the shutter in some Nikon D750 digital SLR cameras manufactured between October 2014 through June 2015 may not function normally, sometimes resulting in a shading of a portion of images. Since that time, we have learned that the same issue may affect D750 cameras manufactured from July 2014 through September 2014 and from July 2015 through September 2016.

For those who have already purchased a D750 and would like to have their camera serviced for this issue, free of charge, Nikon service centers will service cameras as indicated below. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have caused.

Identifying affected D750 cameras

To check whether or not your camera may be one of those affected by this issue, click the Check Your Serial Number link below and enter your D750's serial number as instructed.

If your D750 camera is one of those that may be affected, instructions for obtaining service will be displayed. If your D750 camera is not one of those to which this issue may apply, rest assured that service to your D750 camera as to this issue is not necessary and you may continue using your D750 camera without concern for this issue.

Check Your Serial Number

The camera's serial number is the 7-digit number indicated by the red frame in the image above.


If your D750 camera may be affected, as confirmed with the serial number check above, you will be provided with the necessary information to obtain service for this issue free of charge. Once your D750 camera is received by Nikon, your D750 camera’s shutter will be examined and replaced, and your D750 camera returned to you free of charge, even if your D750 camera warranty has expired.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this matter may have caused you.

Nikon will continue to take all possible measures to further improve product quality. Therefore, we hope that you will continue to choose Nikon for your photographic needs.

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Senator Debbie Stabenow Isn't Thrilled About Kid Rock Running for Senate: 'I'll Keep Fighting for Michigan'

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 2:46pm
After Kid Rock claimed he isn't messing around about running for Senate in a very affirming tweet Wednesday afternoon (July 12), plenty...
Categories: Music Industry

Bassnectar Leads the Fight For Net Neutrality

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 2:42pm
When Billboard Dance recently caught up with Bassnectar, he told us all about how he's trying to spend less time online reading through angry...
Categories: Music Industry

Tigertown Takes Over Summer With New 'Warriors' Track and Visualizer: Exclusive

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 2:38pm
Australian alt-pop group Tigertown are set to make their splash in the states with the summer-ready smash “Warriors” and its equally...
Categories: Music Industry