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Irving Azoff to New YouTube Music Chief Lyor Cohen: 'We Are Counting On You'

Billboard.com - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 10:30pm
While many figures in the music industry have been highly critical of YouTube's policies regarding payment and policing of music on the company...
Categories: Music Industry

Skrillex Soundtracks & Stars in Alexander Wang Video With Kylie Jenner: Watch

Billboard.com - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 9:58pm
Alexander Wang is throwing quite the party for his fall 2016 collection.  Skrillex stars in and soundtracked a new video directed by Director X...
Categories: Music Industry

Bruce Springsteen Talks New Memoir, Album & Kanye West at Apple SoHo Event

Billboard.com - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 9:46pm
Bruce Springsteen fans hoping for new music may get their wish as soon as this year, the singer disclosed in a moderated conversation...
Categories: Music Industry

2016 IBMA Momentum Award Winners Announced

CyberGrass.com - Internet Blue Grass News - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 9:14pm

Lil’ SmokiesNashville, TN -- The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has announced the for the 2016 Momentum Awards which were handed out at a luncheon at the World of Bluegrass Business Conference, Wednesday, September 28, at the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. The Momentum Awards focus on artists and industry people who are in the early stages of their bluegrass music careers. Performance awards go to one band, one vocalist and three instrumentalists, while three industry awards go to a Mentor, Industry Achiever and a Festival/Venue/Event.

Nominees and recipients are selected by a multiple committee-driven process. Regional and local associations -- as well as all IBMA members -- are encouraged to identify serious emerging artists and leaders for consideration. With the exception of the Mentor category, anyone previously nominated for an IBMA Award may not be considered for a Momentum Award.

The 2016 Momentum Award Recipients are:

  • Event of the Year:
    • Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival
  • Industry Involvement:
    • Brad Kolodner
  • Mentor:
    • Stephen Mougin
  • Band:
    • Lil’ Smokies
  • Instrumentalist (3 are selected):
    • Billy Strings
    • Molly Tuttle
    • Jake Workman
  • Vocalist:
    • Melody Walker

IBMA is the professional trade organization for the global bluegrass music community. The organization’s six-year stay in Raleigh is the result of a partnership with The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Raleigh Convention Center, PineCone (The Piedmont Council of Traditional Music), the City of Raleigh, and a local organizing committee. For more information: www.ibma.org.

Categories: Music Industry

Miley Cyrus Isn't a Fan of Mariah Carey's Music 'Because It's So Much About Mariah Carey'

Billboard.com - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 9:06pm
Miley Cyrus does not count herself among Mariah Carey's legions of fans.  'The Voice': Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys Jump Onstage...
Categories: Music Industry

Shakira's 5 Cutest Instagram Moments With Her Kids

Billboard.com - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 8:40pm
Besides being a music superstar, Colombian singer Shakira is also a super-mom. And she shares with her fans her unconditional love for Milan and...
Categories: Music Industry

iPhone 7 added to mobile studio scene comparison

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 8:38pm

When the most popular camera in the world gets a major update, it's a newsworthy event all around. We've put the 12MP iPhone 7 in front of our studio test scene to see what it (and its new Raw capture abilities) can do.

See the iPhone 7 in our studio test scene

Note: We've identified some issues with our image set from the iPhone 7 Plus and have temporarily removed these images from our studio comparison widget. We'll have them back in there as soon as we can. 

Categories: Equipment

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus added to mobile studio scene comparison

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 8:38pm

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus don't exactly break new ground for mobile photography. As has been the case in the past, Apple has embraced emerging technology that other manufacturers already offer in their devices. But when the most popular camera in the world gets a major update, it's a newsworthy event all around. We've put the 12MP iPhone 7 and its bigger dual-cam sibling in front of our studio test scene to see what they (and their Raw capture abilities) can do.

See the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in our studio test scene

Categories: Equipment

Carrie Underwood's 11 Greatest Performances

Billboard.com - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 8:29pm
Carrie Underwood earned her first-ever entertainer of the year nomination for this year’s landmark 50th CMA Awards, and for many of her fans,...
Categories: Music Industry

Citi, Live Nation, NextVR Launching Virtual Reality Concert Series

Billboard.com - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 8:20pm
The future is now as the ability to virtually chill with anyone, anywhere is becoming a reality and, inevitably, a marketing opportunity. Citi,...
Categories: Music Industry

Primary Wave's CEO Explains a New $300 Million BlackRock Partnership, Getting Smokey Robinson a Sneaker Deal

Billboard.com - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 8:16pm
You can practically hear Primary Wave founder and CEO Larry Mestel beaming over the phone. Earlier in the day (Sept. 27) his company announced a new...
Categories: Music Industry

The Weeknd's 'Starboy' Lyrics & Video a Love Letter to Luxury Cars

Billboard.com - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 7:59pm
The Weeknd’s new song “Starboy” had a big launch last weekend, rapidly shattering the record for most-streamed...
Categories: Music Industry

Man Accosts Kim Kardashian at Paris Fashion Week

Billboard.com - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 7:53pm
Serial celebrity accoster Vitalii Sediuk has struck again, this time at Paris Fashion Week, targeting Kim Kardashian's derriere as she was...
Categories: Music Industry

Spirit Music Group Teams Up With Global Entertainment

Billboard.com - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 7:46pm
Spirit Music Group has signed a long-term strategic administration and co-publishing deal with Global Entertainment, the multi-faceted music company...
Categories: Music Industry

Hillary Clinton Pushes Voter Registration With Contest to Meet Pusha T

Billboard.com - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 7:26pm
Hillary Clinton wants you to get out and vote this November. She also, apparently, wants you to meet Pusha T.  Pusha T Says Hillary Clinton...
Categories: Music Industry

Jennifer Hudson Talks #MakeTheFuture Campaign, Epic Records Debut & Possible 'Empire' Return

Billboard.com - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 7:21pm
Since wrapping her Broadway debut in The Color Purple in May, Jennifer Hudson is staying busy. Having finished filming her role in Adam Sandler...
Categories: Music Industry

Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino Calls Debate 'Some of the Most Entertaining Reality Television I've Ever Watched'

Billboard.com - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 7:05pm
When frontwoman Bethany Cosentino and multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno founded Best Coast in 2009, the SoCal indie rockers hardly seemed the types to...
Categories: Music Industry

Britney Spears Lifetime Biopic Reveals Who's Playing Justin Timberlake, Kevin Federline & More

Billboard.com - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 6:47pm
Britney Spears' story is headed for Lifetime next year and the two-hour TV movie has now revealed its cast.  Britney Spears TV Movie Coming...
Categories: Music Industry

Local Natives' Taylor Rice Reacts to Presidential Debate: 'It's Turned Into Reality TV'

Billboard.com - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 6:45pm
Even though Local Natives are on tour, vocalist and guitarist Taylor Rice made time to watch as much of Monday night's first presidential...
Categories: Music Industry

Juan Gabriel's Son Remembers Late Singer One Month After His Death

Billboard.com - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 6:35pm
Juan Gabriel's son Iván Aguilera took to social media to honor and remember his late father for the one-month anniversary of his death...
Categories: Music Industry