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Sting & Al Green Among Kennedy Center Honorees

Billboard.com - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 3:40pm
It's a rare honor for an artist to receive accolades from the president, let alone have him sing one of your tunes. Now Al Green can claim both,...
Categories: Music Industry

SLR Magic introduces HyperPrime Cine 10mm T2.1 for Micro Four Thirds

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 3:22pm

Ahead of a Photokina launch, Hong-Kong based SLR Magic has announced the HyperPrime Cine 10mm T2.1 lens for Micro Four Thirds and SLR Magic 77 ND 0.4-ND 1.8 filter. The manual focus lens offers a 20mm equivalent angle on a Micro Four Thirds body, and is designed to a videographer's taste with a stepless aperture ring. It will be available at the end of October for $799. Read more

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The 10 Best NFL Fight Songs

Billboard.com - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:40pm
Professional football finally returns on Thursday night (Sept. 4) when the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers square off in the first game of the...
Categories: Music Industry

Idina Menzel Announces Release Date for Christmas Album

Billboard.com - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:40pm
Idina Menzel somehow found the time between starring on Broadway and fielding near-constant Frozen questions to record a Christmas album. Today...
Categories: Music Industry

Vevo Names First Chief Product Officer

Billboard.com - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:40pm
Vevo has announced the appointment of David Rice as the company's Chief Product Officer, a new position at the music video platform. Rice previously...
Categories: Music Industry

New Web Series 'True Trans' Features Laura Jane Grace From Against Me!

Billboard.com - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:40pm
Laura Jane Grace, the frontwoman of the band Against Me! and one of the most visible transgender figures in music, will appear in a new web series...
Categories: Music Industry

33 Moments That Kept Us Loving Beyonce This Year

Billboard.com - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:40pm
It's B'Day once again. Beyonce turns 33 today, and in honor of this joyous occasion, we're looking back at 33 of our favorite moments in her life...
Categories: Music Industry

Drake Leads BET Hip-Hop Awards with 8 Nominations

Billboard.com - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 1:40pm
For the first time, Drake tops nominees for the BET Hip-Hop Awards. In a statement to The Associated Press, BET said Thursday that Drake received the...
Categories: Music Industry

Behind Radio's Country/Pop Convergence in Charleston, West Virginia

Billboard.com - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 1:40pm
“No. They didn’t legalize marijuana in West Virginia. We’re doing this on purpose.”That's a WKAZ (Tailgate 107.3) Charleston, W. Va., liner...
Categories: Music Industry

SOJA and the American Reggae Movement: D.C. Band Makes 'Noise' With Highest Debut

Billboard.com - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 1:40pm
"I wanted to be Bob Marley since the first time I saw a picture of him and I still do; what I mean by that is conscious music needs to have a...
Categories: Music Industry

‘Iron Man 3’ Composer Tackles NFL Music for ESPN

Billboard.com - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 1:40pm
Brian Tyler is moving from big-screen superheroes to the gridiron watched on TV, composing new theme music for ESPN’s NFL studio shows. Tyler,...
Categories: Music Industry

Iggy Azalea Reveals Expanded 'New Classic' Album Features Ellie Goulding

Billboard.com - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 1:40pm
"Yeah I'm deluxe," sings Charli XCX on the chorus of Iggy Azalea's inescapable hit "Fancy." Now the same can be said of Azalea's major label debut,...
Categories: Music Industry

Obama Immigration Policy Rooted in John Lennon Deportation Case

Billboard.com - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:40pm
Imagine. The argument over President Barack Obama's legal authority to defer deportations begins 42 years ago with a bit of hashish, a dogged lawyer...
Categories: Music Industry

New Signings: Stevie Ray Vaughn's Estate, Shelby Lynne and Rounder, Spooky Black

Billboard.com - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:40pm
Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies,...
Categories: Music Industry

Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth Signs With Concord Music Group

Billboard.com - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:40pm
The one and only Kristin Chenoweth has signed a worldwide recording deal with Concord Music Group, Billboard can exclusively reveal. The Emmy and...
Categories: Music Industry

U.K. Music Industry Sets Trade Mission to India

Billboard.com - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:40pm
U.K. Trade & Investment (UKTI), in partnership with The Association of Independent Music (AIM) and British labels trade body BPI (British...
Categories: Music Industry

Pop Shop Podcast: Martin Kierszenbaum Talks New Madonna, Summer's Winners & Losers, Ariana Grande Hits No. 1 & More

Billboard.com - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:40am
Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast, Billboard's weekly half-hour audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest...
Categories: Music Industry

Nick Cave Shares 'Give Us a Kiss' From His New Film '20,000 Days on Earth'

Billboard.com - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:40am
Nothing Nick Cave does is normal, so it should come as no surprise that his new song with the Bad Seeds, "Give Us a Kiss," is anything but a loving,...
Categories: Music Industry

Led Zeppelin Drops Unreleased 'Black Dog' Take From 'IV' Reissue

Billboard.com - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:40am
Led Zeppelin freaks will have a bounty of goodies on their hands when the band re-releases classic albums Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy on...
Categories: Music Industry

Opry To Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Country Cares For St. Jude Kids

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:22am
Charlie Daniels, Brad Paisley, Eric Paslay, and duo Maddie and Tae will help the Grand Ole Opry [...]
Categories: Music Industry

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