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SFX Accepts Sillerman's Bid to Go Private

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 10:53pm
SFX Entertainment is one step closer to going private. The EDM promoter, upon the recommendation of a special committee, has agreed to an offer of $5...
Categories: Music Industry

Trace Adkins Concert Tragedy: Drunk Driver Kills Man, Injures Three

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 10:24pm
A food vendor who was drunk at a country music concert started a fight, then got in his SUV with a gun and ran over four people, killing one,...
Categories: Music Industry

Third Man Records Responds to Reports of Jack White Leaving Music, Touring, Relationship With Meg White

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 9:52pm
After Jack White conducted a Q&A with subscribers to his Third Man Records Vault Club over the weekend, music news outlets picked up on some...
Categories: Music Industry

Keith Anderson on Where He's Been & Why He's Ready to 'Bring the Music' Back

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 9:38pm
Back in 2008, Keith Anderson was enjoying his biggest hit yet as an artist with "I Still Miss You" not long after "Lost in This Moment" -- which he...
Categories: Music Industry

Jennifer Lopez Gets Confetti-Bombed at LAX

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 9:15pm
Jennifer Lopez was greeted by a surprise at LAX on Tuesday: a confetti bomb. As the pop star made her way through the airport -- debuting a new,...
Categories: Music Industry

Maná Liberate Themselves in New Single & Video for 'La Prisión': Watch

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 8:45pm
Following the success of “Mi Verdad” featuring Shakira, Maná are serving up an empowering breakup anthem as the second single to their chart-topping...
Categories: Music Industry

Electric Daisy Carnival New York 2015: Top 10 Performances

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 8:35pm
Insomniac Events' Electric Daisy Carnival New York kicked off its 2015 edition this Memorial Day Weekend (May 23-24), drawing dance fans...
Categories: Music Industry

Azealia Banks, Common & RZA Teaming for Musical Drama 'It Doesn't Have to Rhyme'

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 8:28pm
Several figures from the rap world, past and present, are teaming up for an inspirational music drama. Azealia Banks will star in It Doesn’t Have to...
Categories: Music Industry

Chris Brown's Cutest Moments With Daughter Royalty

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 8:14pm
Not quite three months ago, back on March 3, the world found out that Chris Brown was a dad, and the singer has been making up for lost time since....
Categories: Music Industry

Taylor Swift Lego Portrait Unveiled at U.K. Legoland

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 8:03pm
Taylor Swift's fame has risen to new heights since releasing 1989 last year, but now we can say she truly is larger than life.  Taylor Swift...
Categories: Music Industry

Toshiba expands its Exceria Pro SD card line to include 64GB and 128GB models

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 7:53pm

Electronics giant Toshiba has announced higher capacity models of its high-speed Exceria Pro SD cards, increasing the maximum storage available to 128GB. The 16GB and 32GB Exceria Pro cards have existed for some time in European markets. Toshiba claims they achieve read speeds of 260MB/s and write speeds of 240MB/s, and the new 64GB card is said to follow suit. The highest capacity 128GB card offers a read speed of 260MB/s but a write speed of 150MB/s. Read more

Categories: Equipment

Selena's Estate Settles Lawsuit With UMG Over Digital Royalties

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 7:27pm
After it was reported last month the late Texas pop star Selena was suing UMG Recordings for money due from digital royalties, it now seems the two...
Categories: Music Industry

Movement Festival Highlights Detroit's Techno Roots, Slips With Snoop Dogg DJ Set

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 7:00pm
Memorial Day Weekend has turned into a field day for EDM fans and a nightmare for promoters, with six major dance music festivals...
Categories: Music Industry

Jason Derulo's New Album, 'Everything is 4,' is Now Streaming

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 6:50pm
Jason Derulo's fourth studio album, Everything is 4, is due out next week but the "Want to Want Me" singer is offering an early taste now. ...
Categories: Music Industry

'Pitch Perfect 2' Sound Mixer Reveals How He Made The Bellas 'Sound Even Better'

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 6:12pm
Kevin O’Connell, the 20-time Oscar nominated re-recording mixer who recently worked on musical blockbuster Pitch Perfect 2, says he was thrilled...
Categories: Music Industry

Mary Ellen Mark, Influential Photographer, Passes away at 75

Photo Business Forum - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 5:31pm
During the 2008 Festival of the Photograph, we interviewed Mary Ellen Mark as a part of a broader package on the artists presenting at the Festival. In honor of her death, below is the brief segment as a standalone video of a highly regarded photographer called by some inpirational, a humanist photographer, a photojournalist and a documentarian:

Mary Ellen Mark interview segment from the 2008 Look3 Festival of the Photograph from John Harrington on Vimeo.

During the 2008 Look3 Festival of the Photograph, we interviewed Mary Ellen Mark about her work. Here is the segment, which ran within a larger package during our festival coverage.

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'The Voice' Contestant Used Show Money to Fund ISIS Reporting

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 5:25pm
Third-season Voice contestant Ben Taub is now the author of a New Yorker cover story about European teenagers...
Categories: Music Industry

Sony launches Z3+ with 20MP camera

DPReview.com - Latest News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 5:22pm

When Sony launched its new Xperia Z4 flagship a few weeks back it was a Japan-only release. Today the Japanese manufacturer has announced the Xperia Z3+, which is essentially identical to the Z4 but will be available globally. It includes a 1/2.3-inch 20.7MP Sony Exmor sensor coupled with an F2.0 lens offering an equivalent focal length of 25mm. Read more

Categories: Equipment

Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio Announces Debut Solo LP 'The Names': Listen to Opening Track

Billboard.com - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 4:58pm
Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to announce his debut solo LP, The Names, a nine-track electronic dance album...
Categories: Music Industry

Hirings and Promotions: Sandbox, Big Yellow Dog, The GreenRoom, Creative Trust

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 4:53pm
Leslie Cohea has joined Sandbox Entertainment’s management/marketing team. In her new position [...]
Categories: Music Industry