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Shania Twain Accepts Icon Award at Billboard Women in Music 2016, Credits 'Dreaming, Working Hard & Being Courageous'

Billboard.com - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 3:18pm
"To all the mean kids at school who made fun of me for singing 'Man! I Feel Like a Woman,'" said Nick Jonas, before presenting...
Categories: Music Industry

Have your say! DPReview Readers' Choice Awards open for voting

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 3:06pm

All five initial categories of our 2016 Readers' Choice Awards are now open for voting. Help decide which cameras and lenses take home the ultimate bragging rights. Vote now

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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Plans Facilities Upgrade

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 2:57pm
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is planning a $1 million facilities upgrade, which will [...]
Categories: Music Industry

Apple CEO Tim Cook to Give MIT Commencement Speech

Billboard.com - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 2:51pm
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has chosen Apple CEO Tim Cook to deliver its 2017 commencement address. MIT made the announcement on its...
Categories: Music Industry

Madonna Says She's Ready to 'Make a Stand & Speak My Mind' After Hillary Clinton Loss on Billboard Women in Music Red Carpet: Watch

Billboard.com - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 2:45pm
Madonna was unequivocally #WithHer during the recent presidential election, which might explain why she had politics on her mind when we caught up...
Categories: Music Industry

Fifth Harmony Covers Meghan Trainor's 'Like I'm Gonna Lose You' in Surprise Appearance at Billboard Women In Music

Billboard.com - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 2:33pm
Meghan Trainor is Billboard Women In Music's 'Chart Topper' of the year, but sadly the Thank You singer had to sit out Friday's (Dec...
Categories: Music Industry

Shakira's 'Chantaje' Is Fastest Spanish-Language Video to Reach 100 Million Views

Billboard.com - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 2:33pm
Just three weeks after its premiere, Shakira's newest music video "Chantaje" featuring Maluma is already breaking records. ...
Categories: Music Industry

Kesha Accepts Trailblazer Award at Billboard Women in Music 2016: 'Don't Let Anyone Take Your Happiness'

Billboard.com - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 2:23pm
After a very public year, Kesha stood tall while accepting the Trailblazer Award at New York's Pier 36 at Billboard's Women in...
Categories: Music Industry

Read the Touching Letter From Oakland Fire Victim Cash Askew's Family: 'The World Lost a Tender, Luminous Spirit'

Billboard.com - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 2:23pm
The family of Cash Askew, 22, one-half of the Bay Area synth goth/pop band Them Are Us Too, issued a touching letter Friday (Dec. 9) in...
Categories: Music Industry

Halsey Receives Rising Star Honor at Billboard Women In Music Awards

Billboard.com - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 1:58pm
Halsey was honored with the Rising Star Award at Billboard Women in Music 2016 on Friday (Dec. 9), with Debbie Harry presenting ...
Categories: Music Industry

Affinity Photo for Windows now available, Mac version updated to 1.5

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 1:58pm

Following the beta announced last month, Serif has officially launched the finalized version of Affinity Photo for Windows. The new application follows in the footsteps of Affinity Photo for Mac and aims to offer photo editing capabilities similar to that of Photoshop, only at a lower $39.99 cost. In addition to the new Windows version, the Mac edition of Affinity Photo has received a substantial update to version 1.5.

Affinity Photo for Windows launches with the same features arriving in Affinity Photo for Mac version 1.5, ensuring the two applications match each other for better cross-platform support. In addition to the features found in older versions of Affinity Photo, both the Windows and Mac 1.5 editions offer, according to Serif:

  • Macros to record and replay a set of commands
  • Advanced HDR merge producing deep unbounded 32-bit images
  • A full tone mapping workspace for both HDR and LDR images
  • Focus stacking to achieve large depth of field from multiple images
  • Full batch processing to process large folders of images in one go
  • An all-new way to edit 360 degree images
  • Direct PSD write-back
  • 32-bit editing including OpenEXR import & export
  • Automatic lens corrections based on profiles of thousands of lens & body combinations

Anyone who owns an older version of Affinity Photo for Mac can download the 1.5 update for free now. The Mac and Windows versions are both priced at $49.99 USD, though Serif has dropped the price to $39.99 / £29.99 / €39.99 until December 22.

Via: Serif

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Jean-Michel Jarre Celebrates Grammy Nomination With Release of 'Oxygène 3': Listen

Billboard.com - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 1:53pm
Some works of art span a lifetime. Sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov spent 40 years writing his seminal Foundation series. Star Wars is a cinematic journey...
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Stones Roll Back To U.K. No. 1 With 'Blue and Lonesome'

Billboard.com - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 1:50pm
The Rolling Stones' Blue & Lonesome (Polydor/Universal) delivers a banner first week to race straight to the top of the U.K. album chart. In...
Categories: Music Industry

Meghan Trainor Gets Chart Topper Honor at Billboard Women in Music Awards

Billboard.com - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 1:44pm
Meghan Trainor was honored with the Chart Topper award at the 2016 Billboard Women in Music Awards. The singer had to cancel her...
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Green Day Get In on the Ugly Christmas Sweater Game

Billboard.com - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 1:41pm
Green Day have gotten in on the ugly Christmas sweater game with a special Revolution Radio holiday garment that is a must for their fans this...
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Leading Ladies: A Look at Women's No. 1 Success in the Hot 100's History

Billboard.com - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 1:39pm
As Billboard celebrates the seventh annual Women in Music gala, honoring Madonna as woman of the year in addition to other legends and newcomers...
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Maren Morris Honors Country Music While Accepting Breakthrough Star Award at Billboard Women in Music

Billboard.com - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 1:33pm
"It is so cool to be here with so many people who have influenced me as a songwriter and as a singer," Maren Morris told the crowd at...
Categories: Music Industry

Watch Billboard and American Express' 'Women in Music: Inspiring a Generation' Video

Billboard.com - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 1:27pm
Today (Dec. 9), Billboard is holding its annual Women in Music gala in New York, honoring some of the most talented, influential and successful women...
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Announce 40th Anniversary Tour With Goofy 'Fallon' Sketch

Billboard.com - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 1:01pm
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ self-titled debut album came out in November of 1976. That same year in early December, they embarked on their...
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From Holograms to Tribute Albums, 5 Things That Keep Jenni Rivera's Legacy Alive

Billboard.com - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 1:00pm
While major Spanish networks have announced future plans of producing a television series based on the life of late singer Jenni Rivera and a ...
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