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Asher Roth & Producer Oren Yoel on Their New Pop Group Tofer Dolan & If They Plan to Return to Hip-Hop

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 2:42pm
"The music industry loves when someone does something well, and they do it over and over again. Oren [Yoel] and I kind of buck that trend,...
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The Chainsmokers Tease New Music With Yellow Image

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 2:37pm
Somewhere between playing arenas worldwide and surprising fans with intimate sets, The Chainsmokers found time to hit the studio. The "Closer...
Categories: Music Industry

Taylor Swift Is Back in the Recording Studio: See the Pics

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 2:35pm
One day after her most recent Reputation Tour stop in Cleveland, Taylor Swift appears to be ready to make new music. Swift was photographed...
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Thirty Seconds to Mars Bring Fans On Stage for Satisfying Silicon Valley Monolith Tour Stop

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 2:28pm
Thirty Seconds To Mars is in the final stretch of U.S. dates for their six-month-long Monolith Tour before heading to Europe for its concluding stops...
Categories: Music Industry

Why Drake Gave Up More Than a Half-Million Dollars In 'Scorpion' Sales

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 2:20pm
On the eve of the release of Drake’s Scorpion June 29, a bunch of music retailers nervously wondered if the rapper’s album would...
Categories: Music Industry

Pandora Predictions to Know: Let's Eat Grandma, Tokyo Jetz, Badflower & Everette

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 2:09pm
The Billboard Hot 100 may be quite Drake-y lately, with the Toronto rapper seeing a record-breaking 27 songs simultaneously on the chart dated July...
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Rod Stewart Announces New Album 'Blood Red Roses'

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 2:06pm
Rod Stewart will release his 30th studio album Blood Red Roses Sept. 28 through Republic Records. The 13-track collection will feature three bonus...
Categories: Music Industry

Cher's Greatest Soundtrack Contributions: 'Mamma Mia,' 'Mermaids' & More

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 2:00pm
Unless you’ve been living under the world’s straightest and dullest rock, you are entirely aware of (and very excited for) Cher starring...
Categories: Music Industry

Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: Arty, SG Lewis x Clairo and Netta

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 1:43pm
Arty, "Couldn't Be Better" Engels, Russia-based DJ/producer Arty -- whose real name is Artem Stoliarov -- debuts at No. 38 on...
Categories: Music Industry

Willie Nelson Pays Homage To Frank Sinatra On New Album ‘My Way’

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 1:42pm
Willie Nelson is paying tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra, with a new album of [...]
Categories: Music Industry

Lauren Alaina, Kassi Ashton, Cam, Ashley McBryde Among ACM Honors Performers

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 1:40pm
Several top names have been revealed as performers for the upcoming 12th annual ACM Honors, an [...]
Categories: Music Industry

Jenny McCarthy Shares Home Security Video of Ghost: 'Someone Just Played The Piano!'

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 1:36pm
Jenny McCarthy is being haunted by a ghost, and she's got the footage to prove it. Yes, you heard that right. The television host,...
Categories: Music Industry

Blood Orange Announces Fourth Album, 'Negro Swan'

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 1:27pm
Blood Orange has announced their fourth album, Negro Swan, due out on Aug. 24 via Domino Records. The release follows Blood Orange's ...
Categories: Music Industry

Shiggy on Starting a Viral Dance Challenge For Drake, and His Favorite Celebrity Versions

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 1:24pm
On June 29, the day Drake dropped his new No. 1 double album, Scorpion, social media comedian Shiggy posted an Instagram video dancing to the...
Categories: Music Industry

2 Chainz Launches Campaign to Save Atlanta's Famed Pink 'Trap House' From Demolition: Report

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 1:10pm
2 Chainz's Pink Trap House in Atlanta could soon be demolished by the owner if something isn't done about it fast. The 40-year-old...
Categories: Music Industry

In a Fragile Festival Market, Artist-Run Events Are Gaining Steam

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 1:10pm
Launching a first-year festival has long been a risky -- and often money-losing -- business. But in 2018, some startup fests are emerging as...
Categories: Music Industry

The 1975 Release Pulsing Single 'Love It If We Made It': Listen

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 1:08pm
The 1975 released a new single on Thursday, (July 19) the strident “Love It If We Made It," loaded with social and political...
Categories: Music Industry

Huawei launches photography contest with an AI judge

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 1:00pm

Huawei has launched the world's first photography contest with both AI and human judges. The company invites photographers to submit their best images to its 'Spark A Renaissance' competition, during which time both Huawei's P20 Pro smartphone AI and Leica pro photographer Alex Lambrechts will review the images.

The contest revolves around the P20 Pro, Huawei's smartphone co-engineered with Leica. The handset features a triple-camera system and Huawei's Master AI, which works in real-time to determine which of 19 categories any particular scene belongs to, automatically adjusting the settings in an effort to produce the ideal image.

The contest began on July 12 and will run for 8 weeks. During this time, photographers can submit their images via a Facebook Messenger chatbot, where Huawei explains that its P20 AI will evaluate it in multiple ways:

Trained using 4,000,000 images taken by professional photographers and picture editors the AI will then give each photo a personalised AI score based on parameters such as focus, jitter, deflection, colour and composition.

Huawei's competition will revolve around five themes total, including "Deep in Detail" and "A New Renaissance," with the winner in each category receiving a P20 Pro smartphone. A total of 10 winners from the themed categories will be given a trip to Florence, Italy, where they'll attend a Leica masterclass.

Both Leica photographer Alex Lambrechts and Huawei's AI will review the images taken during the Florence trip. The final winner chosen from them will receive the Grand Prize, a tour of three European countries. As well, Huawei says the top photos from the contest "will be sold to raise money for a local charity."

Huawei is currently accepting entries for the contest's first theme: A New Renaissance. The next theme, After Dark, starts on July 24, followed by three more with the final theme starting on August 28. All five themes can be found here.

Photographers must submit their images to the Huawei Spark A Renaissance Facebook Messenger chatbot, which guides users through the submission process:

Deadlines, eligibility requirements, and more can be found in the contest's Terms and Conditions. The contest is only open to legal residents in Europe.

Via: Light Stalking

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Alt-Rock Trio Ume Return With Haunting New Album 'Other Nature': Exclusive Stream

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 1:00pm
If you're into psychedelic guitar and vocals that are equally as entrancing, alt-rock trio Ume may just be your band. And fortunately, the...
Categories: Music Industry

Round Hill Acquires Share Of Judas Priest Catalog, Including 'Breaking The Law' & 'Living After Midnight'

Billboard.com - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:58pm
Round Hill Music has acquired a sizeable stake in Judas Priest's catalog, following the collapse of founder member KK Downing's luxury golf...
Categories: Music Industry