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Justin Bieber Keeps No. 1 'Company' on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks

Billboard.com - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 5:56pm
Justin Bieber’s “Company” jumps from No. 10 to No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart (dated April 23), becoming...
Categories: Music Industry

Grimes or Guns N' Roses? Coachella Announces Set Times for First Weekend

Billboard.com - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 5:45pm
They kept us waiting until about 48 hours before the first Friday afternoon set, but Coachella has finally announced the schedule for its first 2016...
Categories: Music Industry

Disney Star Debby Ryan Apologizes After DUI Report: 'I Am So Sorry to Disappoint Everyone'

Billboard.com - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 5:39pm
Following a TMZ report that she had been arrested for driving under the influence, Disney star Debby Ryan took to Twitter to apologize to...
Categories: Music Industry

Watch French Montana Ride Through the Sandy Dunes of Dubai for 'Wave Gods Intro' Video

Billboard.com - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 5:34pm
French Montana hits pause on life to reflect on his surroundings in the sandy visual for "Wave Gods Intro" off his...
Categories: Music Industry

Paul Rodgers Talks Bad Company's New 'Live 1977 & 1979' Album: Exclusive Song Premiere

Billboard.com - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 5:27pm
When Paul Rodgers listened to the tapes for the upcoming Bad Company: Live 1977 & 1979, he heard a band that he felt was at the peak of its...
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Weezer's 'White Album' Debuts at No. 1 on Top Rock & Alternative Albums Charts

Billboard.com - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 5:20pm
Blue, green, red and now white -- whatever the color, chances are it's going to spell success for Weezer. And, indeed, it does again, as the...
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Fatboy Slim Reveals Collaboration With Idris Elba for 'Bastille Day' Film

Billboard.com - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 5:13pm
Fatboy Slim has teamed up with British musician and actor Idris Elba on a new track for the upcoming action film...
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Ringo Starr Cancels North Carolina Show to 'Take a Stand' Against Anti-LGBT Law

Billboard.com - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 5:10pm
On Wednesday (April 13), Ringo Starr joined the horde of artists speaking out against North Carolina's controversial new law and...
Categories: Music Industry

Daddy Yankee's Top 10 Hot Latin Songs

Billboard.com - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 4:53pm
Daddy Yankee will take part in on one of the most awaited duets at the 2016 Billboard Latin Music Awards, where he'll jump onstage with Don Omar...
Categories: Music Industry

Ice Cube Says Gene Simmons Is 'Just Wrong' About N.W.A Not Belonging In Rock Hall

Billboard.com - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 4:39pm
Ice Cube stopped by The Howard Stern Show on Tuesday to expand on his Twitter spat with Gene Simmons stemming from the Kiss legend's...
Categories: Music Industry

Ice Cube: 'Donald Trump Is What Americans Aspire to Be'

Billboard.com - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 4:29pm
Ice Cube likened GOP candidate Donald Trump to the "American dream" during a sit-down with Bloomberg. "Donald Trump is what...
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Azealia Banks: 'Kanye Lost All Credibility When He Became a Kardashian'

Billboard.com - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 4:15pm
After threatening to hex Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and starting a war of words with Sarah Palin, Azealia Banks took to Twitter on Wednesday (April 13)...
Categories: Music Industry

Investigation of Chicago Police's Off-Book Detention Center Ropes in Music Bootleggers

Billboard.com - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 4:11pm
The Guardian’s look at irregularities at an unofficial Chicago Police Department detention facility has revealed a CD and DVD bootlegging...
Categories: Music Industry

Adobe announces updates to Creative Cloud video-oriented applications

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 4:07pm
With Adobe's upcoming version of Premiere Pro CC, users can start editing video files immediately, even while still importing, and can switch between native and proxy formats as well.

Ahead of next week’s NAB Show in Las Vegas, Adobe has announced new features to its Creative Cloud software applications for video editing, motion graphics, and audio, including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition and Media Encoder.

Of particular interest to video editors, Premiere Pro users will now be able to start editing video files immediately, even while ingesting clips. Additionally, editors can now work natively with high resolution video formats up to 8K. New proxy workflows facilitate quick switching between native video and proxy formats while editing, which should be helpful to those working on older machines or laptops.

Premiere Pro also introduces virtual reality (VR) editing capabilities, making it possible to work with imported stitched video, including the ability to show field-of-view so it's possible to see what the viewer will be seeing in any direction, and tagging of VR files so that VR-capable video players, such as YouTube, will automatically recognize VR footage.

Other noteworthy features enhanced Lumetri Color tools, improved captioning and titling options, and initial support for Apple Metal for improved performance on Apple devices.

The updated applications should be available in 'early summer.'

Press release:

Adobe Unveils Breakthroughs in Video and Film Production

Virtual Reality, Character Animation, Sound Innovation Comes To Creative Cloud

SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 13, 2016 — The way consumers access and view content has undergone sweeping changes. Media and entertainment companies, along with creative professionals, are under increasing pressure to find new ways to create, deliver and monetize content. They must also adapt to rapidly evolving technology advancements, including high resolution capture, new delivery formats and virtual reality to name a few.  Also, enterprises are dealing with an explosion of content demands from constituencies and need to integrate high-impact content types, like video, into their communications strategies. 

Ahead of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show next week, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) has revealed new features across its Creative Cloud tools for video editing, motion graphics, audio and collaboration. Media and entertainment companies are combining these advanced content creation capabilities with Adobe Primetime to help deliver TV and video content across screens. With Adobe’s digital marketing tools TV networks and pay-TV providers can drive viewer acquisition, engagement and monetization as audiences embrace “over the top” (OTT) content via connected devices such as Apple TV, Sony PlayStation, Roku and Microsoft Xbox. At NAB, Adobe will demonstrate the updated tools and new workflows at booth #SL3910, South Hall (lower) in the Las Vegas Convention Center and at over 120 partner booths from April 18-21.

Adobe Creative Cloud video tools are becoming the go-to source for film editors of both award-winning Hollywood and indie films. The most recent example is Deadpool, the 20th Century FOX blockbuster which shattered box office records. The post-production team from Deadpool will discuss their state-of-the-art workflows and why they chose Adobe Premiere Pro CC in a Creative Master Series panel at NAB on April 19 from 4:15–5 p.m. PT. 

Upcoming productions using Premiere Pro CC include Mindhunter, David Fincher’s new series for Netflix, and 6 Below directed by Scott Waugh and starring Josh Hartnett, which is currently shooting in 6K RED and will be edited natively in Premiere Pro.

Creative Cloud video tools are also powering a new generation of content delivered via social channels like YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

"The videos we make at RocketJump are pure entertainment,” said Freddie Wong, Founder of RocketJump, the hybrid studio/production company behind the popular RocketJump YouTube channel with nearly 8 million subscribers and 1.3 billion views. “We've been users of Adobe's Creative Cloud for years and love the new features coming soon. In addition to editing native footage in Premiere Pro and creating awesome visual effects in After Effects, we use Photoshop for graphics, Audition to sweeten audio, Media Encoder to export content, and now Creative Cloud Libraries to share assets.” 

Immerse Yourself In Creativity 

Adobe continues to deliver technology that opens unimagined creative opportunities for video and film production, and now, immersive experiences. In the next release of Creative Cloud –- available in early summer -- Premiere Pro CC will add new virtual reality capabilities, including “field of view” mode for spherical stitched media.  In addition, thanks to Adobe Stock integration into CC apps, customers are already experiencing productivity increases of 10 times, when adding stock content into creative projects, including video*. In the upcoming release, Adobe Stock will have enhanced connections with CC apps and new workflows will enable Adobe Bridge and Lightroom users to contribute to the Adobe Stock marketplace directly from within the application.

Other feature highlights coming soon to Creative Cloud include:

  • Edit immediately during ingest allows Premiere Pro CC users to get straight to work, while importing their video and audio files in the background.
  • Powerful proxy workflows in Premiere Pro CC and Adobe Media Encoder CC enable users to easily work with heavy 8K, HDR and HFR media, so editors can switch between native and proxy formats freely – even on lightweight machines. 
  • Enhanced Lumetri™ Color tools within Premiere Pro CC adds HSL Secondaries to expand the editor’s toolkit for making color correction and adjustment easier for all filmmakers. 
  • New video and audio preview engine in After Effects CC delivers superior playback of cached frames for a smooth experience. 
  • Easier and more efficient Character Animator includes a simplified puppet creation process that enables users to easily tag puppet layers easily and record multiple takes of a character’s movement. Users can animate puppets to respond to motion and trigger animation accordingly. 
  • New Essential Sound panel in Audition CC enables anyone to mix audio content with professional results. 
  • Quickly find Adobe Stock assets with new filtered search in Creative Cloud Libraries. Licensed assets in your library are now badged for easy identification, videos are displayed with duration and format information, and saved videos are linked to video previews on the Adobe Stock site. 

“There’s rapid change happening in the digital landscape with video now the fastest growing media type across social media platforms and OTT shaking up broadcast and film,” said Bryan Lamkin, executive vice president and general manager, Digital Media at Adobe. “Adobe is transforming the industry with Creative Cloud and Primetime by helping customers create beautiful content to engage viewers and technologies that monetize content that audiences care about.”

Pricing and Availability

At NAB, Adobe is previewing the next major updates to Creative Cloud. These updates are expected to ship in the coming months. The company is offering Adobe Creative Cloud for US $49.99 a month. For more information, visit http://www.adobe.com/go/video.

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In Pictures: LANco, Frankie Ballard, Dan+Shay, Granger Smith

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 4:05pm
Arista Nashville's LANco visited with Tige and Daniel at Nashville's WSIX on Monday [...]
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Watch Wiz Khalifa Reflect on His Highs in 'Elevated' Video

Billboard.com - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 4:04pm
Wiz Khalifa toasts to his accomplishments on the motivational number "Elevated" off his previously released project Khalifa...
Categories: Music Industry

Controversy Over Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Certified to New York Appeals Court

Billboard.com - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 3:58pm
On Wednesday, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals avoided handing down a definitive ruling on the closely-watched issue of whether owners of pre-...
Categories: Music Industry

Iggy Pop Brings the F-Bombs, the Hits & the Ruckus at New York Show

Billboard.com - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 3:58pm
A 68-year-old shirtless man flails his arms around, his lanky hair flying, an intentionally moronic expression on his face. His muscles are sinewy...
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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Talks Childhood in Chat With Mom

Billboard.com - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 3:52pm
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki is one of the most powerful women in tech, but at one point she was just a kid with a hideous pink rug. The Google...
Categories: Music Industry

Post Malone on Justin Bieber 'Choking' Photo: 'He's My Big Brother & We Like to Rough House'

Billboard.com - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 3:52pm
After a photo surfaced of rapper Post Malone with his hands around Justin Bieber's neck, Malone took to Twitter to insist he wasn't choking...
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