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Facebook said to offer hundreds of millions for music rights

Most of the videos being uploaded to Facebook are by individuals (as opposed to media companies). The latest discussions will ensure Facebook members can upload video with songs just as it’s rolling out Watch, a new hub for video, and funding the production of original series. What’s cuffing season? 14 Tinder-era dating terms you should know

Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said on the company’s second-quarter earnings call that for the next few years video will drive Facebook’s business and determine how well the company performs. Also a former executive at Warner/Chappell Music Publishing, Hrivnak is well-liked by her former peers. The industry has rebuked YouTube time and again for not respecting intellectual property and paying too little to musicians. While Facebook can still pursue professional music videos, the company chose to prioritize clearing user-generated material. The posting and viewing of video on Facebook has exploded in recent years, and many of the videos feature music to which Facebook doesn’t have the rights. Yet by further empowering Facebook to host video and music, rights holders risk creating another YouTube — a great source of promotion, but a place where consumption outpaces sales. How did FaceApp think people would react to their new change-your-race filters? Facebook is attempting to attract billions of dollars in additional advertising revenue and challenge YouTube as the largest site for advertising-supported video on the web. Facebook is eager to make a deal now so that it no longer frustrates users, by taking down their videos; partners, by hosting infringing material; or advertisers, with the prospect of legal headaches. Global music sales grew 5.9 percent in 2016, according to The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. is offering major record labels and music publishers hundreds of millions of dollars so the users of its social network can legally include songs in videos they upload, according to people familiar with the matter. In this Monday, June 4, 2012, file photo, a girl looks at Facebook on her computer in Palo Alto, Calif. The money from Facebook is the latest windfall for a music industry surging from the growth of on-demand streaming services Spotify and Apple Music. This story was first published on DenverPost.com Tamara Hrivnak, a former YouTube executive, has been leading negotiations for Facebook since joining the company earlier this year. The onus is on rights holders to police those videos. A deal ensures they get something rather than waste resources tracking down all the illegal videos. Could you survive with no phone? Yet such a setup will take as long as two years to complete, which is too long for both sides to wait, said the people, who asked not to be named discussing details that aren’t public. Rights holders need a deal. Getting into business with Facebook presents something of a Faustian bargain. Vivendi SA’s Universal Music Group, owner of the world’s largest record label, reported a 15.5 percent increases in sales in the most recent fiscal quarter, while Warner Music Group, owner of the third largest label, reported a 13 percent increases in sales. This app pays them to stand there. Music industry executives also hope licensing songs for user-generated video on Facebook will place greater pressure on YouTube to behave. (Paul Sakuma, The Associated Press)
Facebook Inc. Under current law, rights holders must ask Facebook to take down videos with infringing material. Here’s what that means. He told investors to expect the company to continue to increase its investment in the format, as it sees video sharing overtaking text and photo sharing in the future. Colorado shows and schools start embracing cellphone-bagging service

See the hipsters lined up outside that new restaurant? Most of the growth is attributable to paid services from Spotify and Apple, though sales from advertising on YouTube are growing as well. Given the current legal framework for copyright online, users are going to upload video with infringing material no matter what. Music owners have been negotiating with Facebook for months in search of a solution, and Facebook has promised to build a system to identify and tag music that infringes copyrights. Related Articles

Apple’s new iPhone may have different type of screen.

Apple’s new iPhone may have different type of screen. Here’s what that means.

It’s said to be switching to a type of OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screen called an AMOLED. But with a sharper screen, those social media posts and streaming videos we all peruse on our phones will look better, as will emerging technologies such as augmented reality – another emerging Apple interest. Apple’s current screens are cheaper to produce, which helps explain why analysts are expecting a big price bump for the most expensive iPhone. That’s particularly true when looking at dark colors, when an AMOLED screen can cut power to any pixel that should be black. Or it may be able to improve performance elsewhere in the phone. An iPhone is connected to a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu equipped with Apple CarPlay apps, displayed on the car’s MyLink screen, top, during a demonstration in Detroit. AMOLED screens don’t. So if you want to see what the difference may look like, you can look at a phone such as the Galaxy S8 or the new LG V30, which has its own plastic variant of an OLED screen called POLED. It’s hard to say, however, how much battery life improvement you’ll get on the new phone. This story was first published on DenverPost.com A: Potentially two things: images may be more vivid, and you may get better battery life. In fact, competitors such as Samsung and LG – both of which manufacture screens – have already put some kind of OLED on their smartphones. And, for that phone – which is believed to have a nearly all-screen front – Apple is expected to change the type of screen the iPhone uses. Here’s a quick look at what that could mean for the average iPhone owner. LCD screens tend to show more muted colors, but they’re also generally truer to life. (Yes, the “p” is for plastic.)
Q: How could this affect my relationship with the iPhone? There are some differences between the LCD and AMOLED screens on the market now. AMOLED screens can be thinner, and naturally provide more vivid colors rather than the more realistic (and sometimes muddier looking) hues than on an LCD screen. The LCD screens currently on Apple’s phones have a backlight that’s always shining behind the screen. A: Right now, Apple has a liquid crystal display (LCD) screen on the iPhone. Nope. A: For one, it could make a dent in your wallet if you want the top-tier phone. Instead, pixels light up when electricity passes through them. They can also be easier to see in direct sunlight and brighter than AMOLED screens, due to the backlight. The big difference between an LCD screen and an AMOLED one is the presence of a backlight. 14 Tinder-era dating terms you should know

Q: Is Apple the first to use this kind of screen? These screens can also improve battery life or at least be more energy-efficient without the backlight. (The AM stands for “active-matrix,” if you’re interested. Q: How is this screen different from the one already on the iPhone? Q: What does that mean in a practical sense? Related Articles

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Could you survive with no phone? (Paul Sancya, The Associated Press)
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What’s cuffing season? Because an edge-to-edge screen means more screen real estate, Apple may be able to use energy savings from an OLED screen to offer a larger screen with the same battery life. Apple declined to comment.

Hurricane Harvey: Get down for a good cause at these Front Range benefit concerts

Bands: P-Nuckle, Speakeasy and special guests. Sept. 26, 2015. Sept. All physical donations will go to Houston’s La Raza United. Bands: Late Night Radio, Casual Commander, The Party People and Crumbs (of Robotic Pirate Monkey). (Cait Falc)
Electro-soul at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
If you like a bit more bass in your relief concerts, a grip of live-electronic hybrid acts will come together at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom on Saturday to benefit the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. 12; 7:30 p.m. Oskar Blues is matching all donations up to $50,000 towards the relief effort. Broadway. 7; 9 p.m. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom; 2635 Welton St. Irie Denver ska-rock outfit P-Nuckle and genre-juggling Speakeasy will hold down the venue among other special guests for a night dedicated to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. 23. (Jackson Barnett, The Know)
Anders Osborne and many more at the Boulder Theater
Longmont brewery Oskar Blues is hosting a humdinger at the Boulder Theater to benefit its volunteer arm, the Can’d Aid Foundation, as it works to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. There are four acts slated for the show, although the poster notes that doesn’t include “special guests.” Take note: Cervantes’ shows of this ilk have pulled some huge special guests in the past. $8 via holdmyticket.com. 9; 9 p.m. $20-$25 via ticketfly.com; must be 21+ to attend. 3 Kings Tavern; 60 S. $10-$15 via ticketfly.com. Lettuce performs at Boulder Theater on Sept. Visitors enjoy the live music at 3 Kings bar during the Underground Music Showcase on South Broadway on July 28, 2017 in Denver. If you’ve got a few extra bucks in your wallet and a pair of dancing shoes in your closet, check out these benefit shows below. Sept. (Gabriel Scarlett, The Denver Post)
Local flavor at 3 Kings Tavern
Over at South Broadway’s 3 Kings Tavern, a local bill of reggae and rockabilly will score another benefit concert. The Boulder Theater; 2032 14th St; Boulder. Michal Menert and members from Sunsquabi, Dynohunter, Break Science and Late Night Radio take a bow after their show at the Ogden Theatre on Nov. Denver may be 1,000 miles away from the region, but that isn’t stopping the Front Range’s music scene from outstretching a helping hand to the city. The evening will also feature a raffle among other surprises. According to P-Nuckle keyboard player Benjamin Collingwood, the bands are playing for free, and all proceeds from the evening will go to the Houston Red Cross. (Adam Good, The Know)
Hurricane Harvey has inflicted a massive amount of damage on the Houston area, displacing its residents and flooding its infrastructure. Bands: Anders Osborne, Dave Watts, Ryan Jalbert, Joey Porter, Garrett Sayers, Gabriel Mervine, Drew Sayers, Lyle Divinsky (of The Motet), Andy Hall, The Infamous Stringdusters’ Chris Pandolfi & Jeremy Garrett, Kevin Donohue, Josh Fairman, SunSquabi’s Chris Anderson, The New Mastersounds’ Eddie Roberts and Denver rockers One Flew West. Tickets are $15 or $10 with a donation of diapers, canned food or personal hygiene goods. If you know of one we’re missing, shoot us an email here. The foundation has already sent 220,000 cans of water to the region, according to a release from Oskar Blues, and is currently organizing a volunteer trip down to Houston to help. Related Articles

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PHOTOS: Foster the People at the Ogden Theatre

The crowd at Foster the People’s Ogden Theatre concert on September 6, 2017. (Tina Hagerling, The Know)

Foster the People stopped by Denver’s Ogden Theatre on Wednesday. 6, 1917. The band is touring in support of its latest album, “Sacred Hearts Club.” Palm Springfield opened the show. The evening fell on the 100th anniversary of the Ogden Theatre, which opened as a vaudeville theater on Sept. Check out our photos of Foster the People’s set above.

This band started at a Colorado church. Now it’s about to release an album with Sony Music.

Then, also, just amazing singers. The church now attracts up to 13,000 worshipers weekly at its four campuses, with attendance at Easter services this year topping 24,000. “It goes to show there’s a lot going on in the church community. “Any time you have a strong partner come in like Sony Music Group, you know you’re on to something,” Edwardson said. Red Rocks Worship is the musical team at Red Rocks Church, a rapidly growing non-denominational Christian church with four “campus” locations in Jefferson County in addition to two Colorado prisons and a campus in Brussels, Belgium. “Music is the universal language. “I had no idea what I was doing, I was terrible. It’s a cool conglomeration of heaven and earth in a moment.”
Roberts got his first guitar at age 13 from his father, who was a drummer in the band at their church. “I think they probably saw the same thing I did: just a huge community in Denver that’s growing so fast and an amazing worship team that is growing along with the church and awesome songs being written. “I texted my team as soon as I got there,” recalled Roberts, ministry leader of the music team at Red Rocks Church, a rapidly growing non-denominational Christian church with “campuses” in four Jefferson County suburbs. 19 as part of Worship on the Rocks with Jesus Culture, United Pursuit and Josh Garrels. Soon after that, his father began a two-year battle with cancer that took his life. But I would put on a Hillsong worship CD and just (play) that. “Back then we thought, ‘Oh, if we could just do that,’ ” Roberts said. Sponsored by 180 Ministries Teen Challenge, a faith-based residential drug and alcohol recovery program 
Tyler Roberts, ministry leader of Red Rocks Worship, went to a show at the Paramount in February 2016, envisioning his church’s worship band on that stage. (Meshali Mitchell Photo)
Tyler Roberts felt a surge of excitement as he took his seat in the balcony at the Paramount Theater to see one of the world’s best-known Christian worship groups, Bethel Music. (Meshali Mitchell photo) Nicole Serrano, a lead singer and songwriter for Red Rocks Worship, performing at the Paramount. 19, 6 p.m. “One of the first things I noticed was a lot of songs, and a lot of good songs,” Edwardson said. “I just remember locking myself in my room playing guitar,” Roberts said. That show in February 2016 was his first at the venerable venue in downtown Denver, and instantly he envisioned his own worship group on that stage. It also has satellite campuses at two Colorado prisons and another in Brussels, Belgium. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from, what language you speak, you can feel music. “I was like, ‘One day we’re going to do a worship night here.’ A dream, a bucket list.”
That dream became reality faster than he could have imagined. It’s an opportunity Roberts couldn’t have foreseen that night he allowed himself to dream at the Paramount. “And selling out that fast, it was like, ‘What?’ It was really, really, really humbling. 22 (a DVD/CD will be released later), and Red Rocks Worship will play Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Sept. at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.Tickets: General admission tickets ($34) available at ticketing.axs.com. Worship music became Roberts’ refuge. And only 15 months after Roberts saw that Bethel show at the Paramount, Red Rocks Worship recorded a live album there before a sold-out audience. The album was produced by Jeremy Edwardson, who has worked with Bethel, Jesus Culture, Kari Jobe and other top Christian groups. This past February Red Rocks Worship signed a deal with Sony Music/Essential Worship, which publishes some of the best-known bands in Christian music, including Casting Crowns, Tenth Avenue North, Matt Maher and Steven Curtis Chapman. That album, “Here,” will be released Sept. Related Articles

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“I never thought our church would get the honor of doing that downtown,” said Nicole Serrano, one of the group’s songwriters and lead singers. When you couple that with the presence of God, there’s just nothing like it.”

Worship on the Rocks with Jesus Culture, Red Rocks Worship, United Pursuit, Josh Garrels, Sept. “Now, we’ve got to the point where it’s like, ‘This is the catalyst to whatever God has for us,’ how he wants to use Red Rocks Church through worship and minister to people who are maybe un-churched, unfamiliar with God, maybe bring a fresh and really authentic sound to the world.”

Red Rocks Church has seen spectacular growth since it was founded in 2005, with just 107 people at its first service in a rented room at Heritage Square. “At that point, it’s kind of a no-brainer, like, ‘We should partner with these guys and get behind them and see what can happen.’ ”
Red Rocks Worship previously self-published two EPs for distribution within the church, but the Sony deal has the potential to take it national. You can tell everybody on the worship team really wants to go after God in worship and has a passion for that.”
Red Rocks recorded the album at the Paramount on May 11. When the show was announced on March 26, 2,800 tickets sold out in two minutes. We were talking about how beautiful (God) is and, how beautiful his grace is, and there’s this beautiful theater that we get to have really cool shots in. That is what the Lord has used to speak to me, to heal me, to encourage me more than anything. A year later Red Rocks Worship signed with Sony Music/Essential Worship, and recorded a live album at the Paramount in May.

Plans for next year’s Colorado Classic are already starting. Where does Velorama stand after bumpy debut?

But the biggest overall miss was the size of the footprint. Anti-Doping Agency when you invited Lance Armstrong to bring his webcast to the race. We will obviously talk to NBC — we have a contractual obligation to talk with NBC — but I think in the age of YouTube and cellphone technology and crowd-sourcing, maybe there is a different model. “I do not have the answer to that question. Although I did miss someone screaming “he’s a wattage cottage!”
“That had never been done before. It was a good call and a mistake.”
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Want a huge music festival in your backyard? How can you fix TV for next year? It was a better economic model for the cities, with a better bed base and the restaurants fill up. I think it’s inspiring to have all women announcers. That was a real challenge for the team because I think the city worked hard to make sure we didn’t hurt businesses or inconvenience homeowners and that was a heavy, heavy lift for the team. “Yeah we are working our tail off right now to solidify that and I think it will happen. It’s good because it’s cool to do something bold and ambitious and I’m proud of that. I think that’s more modern and reflective to what America is about, you know.”
DP: You got sideways with the U.S. We are going to talk to Vail and Aspen and many other communities to and see if they are interested.”
DP: It was fun having women announcers, with Olympian Kristin Armstrong and Susie Wargin. Tell us. Better for the audience and spectators because they see the riders multiple times. The six-man team worked out to be good too. It was a little more interesting and a little less predictable. Green Day defends performance following acrobat’s death at music festival in Spain

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Thirdly, I think RiNo turned out to be a big success. We have not gotten final numbers yet. I’m not an expert on that. Richardson, The Denver Post)
DP: So there will be a next year? They like the every-other-year model and that’s been our plan since the start. Ike Warner, 16 months, tries to remove his ear muffs as he dances with his mom, Lizzie Schoon, as The New Pornographers perform during Velorama Colorado on August 11, 2017, in Denver, Colorado. “We didn’t want to fight that fight. How much would that save? Still, he came and he wasn’t required to come.”
DP: Like the Pro Challenge, the race was plagued with television coverage issues, with relay planes grounded and lost signals. I think the racing was a home run. But I do think there’s another model out there besides NBC. The magic that we wanted to create where you see the music and hear the music and see the activity and the expo and you see the bike racers, we didn’t create that magic because the footprint was too big and that’s kind of the most disappointing thing.”
DP: Heading into the race you said your investment team “had a long runway” and they were willing to be patient as the race develops. We heard that loud and clear and I think we proved that. I don’t know what that model is. In general the feedback we got was that restaurants were busy, business was generally good.”
DP: What didn’t work? I thought I’d miss Dave Towle, but the women were great. DP: So you said there were “three distinct successes” for your debut year? Was that a good call or a mistake? There was great energy and excitement and I think the music alone was very, very successful. You would think that’s where things are going to go. What about drones? “Yeah. I got there on Friday night and we had really, really long beer lines. But the feedback has been excellent. The first ever Velorama Colorado kicked off on Friday night with a performance by Wilco and the New Pornographers. If we can attract more women to the sport and get more young girls to pay attention that’s pretty cool. They could shut us down. “The challenges, for sure there were plenty of problems with the logistics. Maybe we get a ton more motorcycles. We had logistical challenges that the team responded, too — certainly not perfectly but the beer lines and the restroom situation was better on Saturday than it was on Friday. We said we were going to do it differently for an American audience. Bring the costs down and bring the quality of the coverage up. (Seth McConnell, The Denver Post)

A couple weeks after the inaugural running of the Colorado Classic, race chairman Ken Gart is making plans for next year with tweaks to the size of the Velorama Festival in RiNo, new host cities in the mountains and, perhaps, a new television model. David (Koff, the race co-founder) knows more about that stuff. Secondly, the music festival was very positive as well. Back to the history of the Pro Challenge, we thought that was something that worked better. People seemed to like that. But ironically that’s something that cannot only be fixed, but we can save a boatload of money because if we put up less barricades … we will dramatically reduce our footprint and that will be a much better experience. For sure the footprint will be shrunk in RiNo. Our feedback from the RiNo’s Brewers Association … is that every single person wanted it back next year. I think point-to-point racing is not as interesting for an American audience and we proved that because we did circuits. We had port-a-potty problems. It’s a hard one. In south Denver, some neighbors cringe while others embrace the idea. I think every investor is excited about what we did. “Number one was the race. Which is both good and bad. “I can say both of those are true. (Helen H. Sponsors too, they seem to be universally wanting to do more.”
Manuel Senni, (BMC Racing Team), center, celebrates his win of the Colorado Classic bike race with Serghei Tvetcov, (Jelly Belly), left, taking second and Alex Howes, (Cannondale Drapac Professional) taking third, right, on August 13, 2017 in Denver. But the scale was big that is created some flaws, because we had trouble executing with that footprint. I think we have opportunities here to look at other models.” Not doing the podium girls was another thing. It was just too large. To get from expo to the start-finish to another area all the way to the Flea and the music stage … it was just way too big. The one thing that was most universal is that people were amazed by the scale and the ambition of the project. But everybody has been very positive. We are broadcasting at a higher elevation than any other race in the world. Most importantly we can fix all those problems easily for next year. The race got a huge amount of accolades.