London Theater Review: ‘Elegy’ by Nick Payne

“Elegy” might be described as a memory play — not because it recalls the past but because it is a play that remembers. As in his earlier play “Constellations” (seen on Broadway last season with Jake Gyllenhaal), playwright Nick Payne uses form to reflect his subject and, by writing in reverse chronology, he restores a relationship… Read more »

Watch Eagles Of Death Metal Introduce Their Line Of Bouncy Houses On Conan

Eagles Of Death Metal on ConanIt’ll probably be a while before we can really think about Eagles Of Death Metal and laugh, but they’re trying. Not long ago, the band served as musical guests on Conan. And on last night’s show, they took part in a comedy bit, a video package about the line of bouncy castles that they’re … More »

NFL Draft Day 1 Ratings Lowest For ESPN Since 2013

Day 1 of the 2016 NFL Draft was held in Chicago’s well-appointed Auditorium Theatre but L.A. was number one – literally. With the Tennessee Titans trading their right to the first pick in the draft this year to the resurrected Los Angeles Rams, it was showtime on ESPN and the NFL Network. Back in the City of Angels for the first time in 20-years the Rams snagged University of California, Berkeley quarterback Jared Goff to kick off the annual primetime broadcast.


‘Downton Abbey’ Actress Joanne Froggatt Joins Drama ‘One Last Thing’

“Downton Abbey” star Joanne Froggatt has joined Wendell Pierce and Jurnee Smollett-Bell in the indie drama “One Last Thing,” Variety has learned exclusively. Writer-director Tim Rouhana is making his directorial debut with the film. Alexa L. Fogel and Brendan Mason are producing the movie on behalf of Beech Hill Films, in association with Low Profile Films. “One Last… Read more »

Stream Aloha Little Windows Cut Right Through (Stereogum Premiere)

Aloha - Little Windows Cut Right ThroughAloha have always inhabited their own space within the indie rock continuum. They play around with jazz, pop, and post-rock in a way that aligns them with the foundational Midwest emo bands that also call Polyvinyl their label home, but Aloha’s approach is softer and lighter, plaintive rather than explosive. Beauty is prized over howling … More »

Youtube Makes Changes To Its Heavily-Criticized Content ID System

Youtube Makes Changes To Its Heavily-Criticized Content ID System

Youtube: We know our content ID system is a ‘frustrating experience’…but we are making changes…

Yesterday, YouTube announced via its blog that it would be making necessary changes to its Content ID system. The news comes after right holders dubbed the system as ‘flawed’, as it fails to pay them when someone files an incorrect dispute.

Prior to these changes, YouTube’s content ID system would typically not pay the rights holder or the creator while disputes were being examined. Now, the platform promises to collect the ad-revenue generated by the videos, but also retain these revenues until the appropriate verification has been determined.

The post reads…

”We understand just how important revenue is to our creator community, and we’ve been listening closely to concerns about the loss of monetization during the Content ID dispute process…we’re announcing a major step to help fix that frustrating experience.”

YouTube says the new system is simple. The streaming platform will continue to run ads on a video regardless of whether the creator or someone making a claim files a dispute through its content ID system. YouTube will continue to distinguish and resolve the dispute, and once the dispute has been resolved it will ‘pay out that revenue to the appropriate party.’

On the updated system YouTube says..

”We strongly believe in fair use and believe that this improvement to Content ID will make a real difference…even though Content ID claims are disputed less than 1% of the time, we agree that this process could be better.”

Here is the diagram used in their blog to simply explain its new process…

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(Image by Rego Korosi, Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic, CC BY-SA 2.0)

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Bowery Ballroom & Mercury Lounge now use Ticketfly (and still will when AEG buys Bowery Presents)

Bowery Presents’ venues switched from Ticketweb to its owner Ticketmaster a long time ago, but two of their venues, Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge, will soon switch to Ticketfly, reports Billboard

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In The Red Records Announces 25th Anniversary Event

In The Red 25th Anniversary EventLarry Hardy’s In The Red Records has long been one of the world’s leading underground rock labels, a steady fount of feral punk and garage rock that maintains its connection to rock ‘n’ roll’s volatile roots. The label turns 25 this year, and to celebrate, it’s throwing a three-day concert in Los Angeles this summer. More »