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Alt-J Releases 'Left Hand Free' Single: Listen

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:08pm
The second track, and first single, released from Alt-J's sophomore album "This Is All Yours" is called "Left Hand Free," and unlike the previously...
Categories: Music Industry

Music Industry Day Welcomes Musicians to Experience NAMM

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:29am
NAMM opens its doors to musicians, songwriters, and sound and staging professionals on Music [...]
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Nielsen Releases 2014 Mid-Year Sales Report

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:19am
Nielsen SoundScan and Nielsen BDS recently revealed the 2014 mid-year U.S. music sales airplay [...]
Categories: Music Industry

We’ve Been Flocked!

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:18am
Dierks Bentley’s flock of Riser Birds landed at the MusicRow offices to raise funds for Children’s […]
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Aloe Blacc To Repackage 'Lift Your Spirit' Album With Unreleased Songs

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:08am
Aloe Blacc is putting a bit more weight into his third album, "Lift Your Spirit," later this year. The singer, riding high this year on the success...
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Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn To Play Ryman Auditorium

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:50am
Two Country music legends will be performing at the Ryman Auditorium this year. Merle Haggard and [...]
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Artist Updates (7/7/14)

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:41am
Craig Morgan • Lady Antebellum • Sarah Darling • Danny Gokey • Lyndsey Highlander [...]
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Josh Groban Jams with 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Musical Sidekick Reggie Watts: Exclusive (Watch)

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:08am
Reggie Watts, the comedian and musician who plays sidekick to Scott Aukerman on AMC’s “Comedy Bang! Bang!,” took a rare step away from the keyboards...
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Essence Festival 2014 Day 4 Highlights: Lionel Richie, Erykah Badu, Jagged Edge & More

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:08am
There’s one downside to the fact that Essence’s 20th year was its biggest ever, having added a fourth night of music at the Superdome on Thursday –...
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‘Rising Star’ Recap: Josh Groban, Ludacris and a Whole Load More Cat Banter Lights Up Episode 3

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 10:08am
ABC hasn’t turned the lights off on Josh Groban, Kesha, Ludacris, Brad Paisley and their motley crew of wannabe stars, which means the wall must...
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This Week In Billboard Chart History: Beyonce Scores First Solo No. 1

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 9:08am
Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart historyJuly 7, 1984Prince's blockbuster movie,...
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Do This: Sara Lando in US for Workshops in August

Strobist - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 8:47am

Whatcha doing in mid/late August? If you are within striking distance of Baltimore or Atlanta, you have a one-off chance to do something cool and fun that will change the way you approach your photography: spend a day (or two) with Italian conceptual portrait photographer Sara Lando.

After spending a couple years convincing her to come to the US, Zack Arias and I are this summer hosting Sara for two weekends of seminars and workshops in Atlanta and Baltimore. We are doing this because A) it's an awesome experience (trust us on that) and B) it's a lot easier than getting all you guys over to Dubai for Gulf Photo Plus.
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Categories: Creative

Ariana Grande Tops First Ever Combined U.K. Singles Chart

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 7:07am
Ariana Grande has earned a place in the pop music history books by becoming the first ever artist to have a No. 1 U.K. single based on combined sales...
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Selena Gomez Accidently Hits Cop in ‘Behaving Badly' Trailer

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 7:07am
Strippers, cougars and guns are all involved in the first trailer for the upcoming Selena Gomez comedy Behaving Badly, due in theaters Aug. 1. Nat...
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Dolly Parton Offers To Adopt Abandoned Glastonbury Dog

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:07am
Dolly Parton has offered to adopt an abandoned dog that was found during the clean up from last weekend’s Glastonbury Festival.  Workers...
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What is equivalence and why should I care?

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:00am

Equivalence, at its most simple, is a way of comparing different formats (sensor sizes) on a common basis. Sounds straightforward enough, but the concept is still somewhat controversial and not always clearly understood. We thought it was about time we explained - and demonstrated - what equivalence means and what it doesn't. Learn more

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Leica T Typ 701 real-world samples gallery updated

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:00am

We've updated our already healthy-sized gallery of real-world Leica T samples, bringing the grand total up to 97 images. The T (Typ 701) is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with autofocus, the first in the T-system. It offers a 16MP APS-C sensor and features a large touch screen complemented by two command dials. See how it performs in the real world. See gallery

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St. Lucia Lighting Workshop in theTimes…

Joe McNally's Blog - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:35am

Very happy our St. Lucia lighting workshop merited coverage in the New York Times Sunday Travel section! As we always say, it’s a workshop in paradise, the only one of its kind we do all year. A true destination resort, Anse Chastanet/Jade Mountain remains a lure for me, no matter how many times I’ve visited there over the course of 20 years of going to St. Lucia.

We do lots of lighting, and then guest instructor RC Concepcion steps forward at times during the week to display his wizardry in the realm of post-production. It’s a full week of location lighting techniques, critiques, models and locations. Here’s a link to the workshop week schedule. (Make sure you scroll down the page.)

We made the printed paper as well!

Happy as well for Barbara Cadet, the wonderful island saxophonist in the picture. She put up with me suggesting she play her precious sax in the ocean surf.

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Kanye West Rants Some More at London’s Wireless Festival Day 2 (Video)

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:07am
Having succeeded in alienating an entire crowd on July 4, Kayne West's second headline show at London's Wireless festival once again saw the rapper...
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J-Lo, Versace Lead Paris' Haute Couture Revival

Billboard.com - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 3:07am
Just a few years ago it was on the brink of extinction. Now, haute couture - the 150-year-old Parisian tradition of making unique, astronomically-...
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