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Axwell & Ingrosso Drop Three-Track 'Dancing Alone' Remix Package: Listen

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 3:19pm
So you want to go to the club, but you don't have any friends at the ready? No worries, you can keep "Dancing Alone" until the sun...
Categories: Music Industry

Pablo Dylan Goes Traversing Through the 'Eye Of the Storm' in New Video: Excl.

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 3:18pm
Folk singer-songwriter Pablo Dylan is scaling back the visuals to match his stripped-down sounds in the video for “Eye of the Storm,”...
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FIX Fan Loyalty App to Launch This Fall

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 3:17pm
Fan Integrated Experiences LTD. has announced the upcoming release of its fan loyalty app FIX. The FIX app will be available on both iOS and...
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Atlantic's A&R Chief on Bryan Adams' 'Pretty Woman' Musical, Lessons Learned From 'Hamilton' and More

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 3:09pm
When Pete Ganbarg A&Red his very first project, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles soundtrack, almost 30 years ago for SBK, he likely didn't...
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Ellie Goulding Hints New Album Is 'Imminent': See the Tweet

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 3:06pm
Ellie Goulding's fourth album is "imminent" -- according to Twitter, anyway. Goulding replied with two winking emojis to a tweet asking...
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GoPro launches new HERO7 Black, Silver, and White models with HyperSmooth stabilization

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 3:00pm

GoPro has announced its new collection of HERO7 action cameras, which includes three individual devices: the Hero7 Black, HERO7 Silver and HERO7 White. The three models are set to go on sale next week for $399, $299 and $199, respectively.

If it's a dramatic redesign you're looking for with this new generation of GoPro action cams, this isn't the upgrade for you. On the outside, all three models look almost identical to their respective HERO6 counterparts. The only notable differences are new paint jobs for the HERO6 Silver and HERO6 White to match their respective namesakes and a new logo on the lens-side of the action cams denoting what model you have.

HERO7 Black

The GoPro Hero7 Black is the flagship model in the collection. As with on the outside,, not much has changed inside the camera. GoPro says the Hero7 Black has the same internal components as the HERO6 Black, but notes the custom-built GP1 chip inside has been reworked and an extra bump of RAM has been added (although GoPro doesn't disclose how much RAM has been added).

The Hero7 Black shoots 4K at 60 frames per second, 2.7K at up to 120 FPS, and 1080p up to 240 FPS. It captures 12-megapixel still images and has built-in RAW and a 'SuperPhoto' HDR mode. It also has Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity for geolocation and wireless networking.

The big change this year comes from the software and processing side of things. New this year is an improved stabilization mode GoPro calls HyperSmooth. In GoPro's own words, 'HyperSmooth is the best in-camera video stabilization ever featured in a camera. It makes it easy to capture professional-looking, gimbal-like stabilized video without the expense or hassle of a motorized gimbal.' HyperSmooth even works underwater and in rough, windy environments.

If GoPro's verbiage sounds like hyperbole, you can check out their claims in the demo video below. A single video montage isn't much to go off of in terms of real-world use, but from what's shown, it looks impressive.

There's also a built-in hyperlapse mode GoPro calls TimeWarp. This feature smooths out timelapse footage to give what GoPro calls a 'magic carpet ride' aesthetic. Another new feature is the ability to livestream to online services like YouTube, Twitch, Vimeo and Facebook when connected to a smartphone's cellular connection.

HERO7 Silver

Externally, the HERO7 Silver looks similar to the Hero7 Black, with the exception of the silver paint job (it's really more of a gunmetal grey) and the absence of the front-facing settings display.

Internally, the HERO7 Silver appears to be a revamp of the HERO6 Black. It captures 4K video, but only at 30 FPS, and 10-megapixel stills instead of the 12-megapixels of the Hero7 Black. Slow-motion video is also capped at 2x instead of 8x.

Feature wise, the HERO7 Silver lacks the HyperSmooth stabilization, live-streaming and instead of high dynamic range (HDR) images, it only captures wide dynamic range (WDR) images. It still offers the ruggedized, waterproof design, voice control, Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity.

HERO7 White

On the budget-end of things, the HERO7 White keeps it simple. It shoots 10-megapixel stills and 1080p video at 60 FPS — no 4K capture. It lacks the wide dynamic range (WDR) capture mode and also loses the GPS connectivity of its more powerful counterparts.

Pricing and pre-orders

The HERO7 Black, HERO7 Silver and HERO7 White are available for pre-order starting today for $399, $299 and $199, respectively. They are expected to be available at various retailers starting September 30, 2018.

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Diplo, Lil Yachty and Juice WRLD Appear to Be in the Studio Together

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 2:59pm
Watch out, experimental hip-hop fans. Diplo, Lil Yachty and Juice WRLD have been pictured together in the studio.  Diplo has always been a...
Categories: Music Industry

Mike Shinoda & K.Flay Drop Crazy Cool Collage Video For 'Make It Up As I Go': Watch

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 2:57pm
Mike Shinoda has released a colorful stop-motion video for his single "Make It Up As I Go" featuring K.Flay today...
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'A Star Is Born' Cast Explore Bradley Cooper's Transformation Into a Musician: Watch

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 2:55pm
In preparation for the world premiere of A Star Is Born on Oct.5 -- Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga and songwriter Lukas Nelson...
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Metric's New Album 'Art of Doubt' Is Here: Stream It Now

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 2:49pm
Metric has released their released their seventh studio album, Art of Doubt, today (Sept. 21). The LP serves as the highly-...
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Avicii Honored on Chicago Blackhawks Goalie's New Mask

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 2:37pm
The tributes for late-producer Avicii continue to pour in from around the world, this time from Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Anton Forsberg....
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Undercover Video Forces Ticketmaster to Answer Uncomfortable Questions About Its Resale Business

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 2:36pm
The images from the news video shot by an undercover team of reporters was jarring. Dispatched to the annual Ticket Summit conference for...
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Ex-SMAP Shingo Katori is 'Japonismes 2018' Goodwill Ambassador, Unveils First Louvre Exhibit

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 2:18pm
Three former members of the iconic J-pop group SMAP -- Shingo Katori, Goro Inagaki and Tsuyoshi Kusanagi -- participated in an event Tuesday (Sept....
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Drake's 'Scorpion' Songs Have Spent 29 Weeks Atop the Hot 100, Breaking The Black Eyed Peas & Usher's Records

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 2:05pm
As Drake tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a 10th week with "In My Feelings," and a record-breaking 29th week in 2018, he adds another...
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Lupe Fiasco Releases 'Drogas Wave' Album One Week Early: Listen

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 1:53pm
Lupe Fiasco's DROGAS WAVE was originally slated to release Sept. 28, but the Chicago native decided to gift fans a week early and drop the...
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Whethan & HONNE Are Funky and Unfadeable on 'Radar': Listen

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 1:52pm
Its tour time for young producer Whethan, and in celebration the Chicago kid has shared a new single. "Radar"  is a bright...
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Against the Current Releases New Album, Brings Tour to Asia: See Dates

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 1:52pm
New York-founded trio Against the Current (Chrissy Costanza, Dan Gow and Will Ferri) has officially announced the Asia leg of The Past Lives World...
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Rita Ora Sizzles in 'Let You Love Me' Video: Watch

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 1:52pm
There are many songs called "Let Me Love You," but Rita Ora turns the tables by saying she'll "Let You Love Me." Ora...
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Thalia and Armin van Buuren Shine On August's Top Facebook Live Videos Chart

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 1:48pm
Armin van Buuren holds seven of the 10 spots on Billboard's Top Facebook Live Videos chart for August, but it's Thalia who comes out on top....
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Ryuichi Sakamoto to Reissue 'BTTB' Album with Liner Notes From Haruki Murakami

Billboard.com - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 1:40pm
Acclaimed Japanese musician and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto is set to release the 20th anniversary edition of BTTB on Wednesday (Sept. 26). The liner...
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