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Facebook tackles YouTube with video counter, hits a billion plays per day

September 8, 2014 12:18 am


Though it’s still far from YouTube, Facebook fired a shot across its competitor’s bow by saying it now serves up a billion native video views per day. In addition, its latest update (rolling out soon) has a YouTube-like view counter for public videos, making it easier to find popular selections or see how your own uploads are doing. Facebook said two-thirds of video views were from mobile devices, a stat no doubt helped significantly by the new auto-playing feature that’s on by default. A recent video ranking change also gives frequent video watchers more options. But as the NY Times pointed out, Facebook’s social nature can also send a video viral quickly. Beyoncé, for instance, garnered 2.4 million Facebook pageviews for a VMA video in four hours, while YouTube only chalked up a few thousand in the same time. Facebook also touted improved metrics for publishers, and is clearly interested in generating more video revenue — it recently purchased a video ad firm called LiveRail.

Filed under: Software, Mobile, Facebook


Via: TechCrunch

Source: Facebook

Chance The Rapper Cancels Mad Decent Block Party Appearances Due To Exhaustion

August 1, 2014 9:58 pm

Chance The Rapper Cancels Mad Decent Block Party Appearances Due To Exhaustion

Chance The Rapper has cancelled appearances at the Mad Decent Block Parties in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Boston, and Toronto due to exhaustion, Mad Decent reports. He will be replaced by Vic Mensa in all four of the following shows:

08-08 Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
08-09 Brooklyn, NY – MCU Park at Coney Island
08-10 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
08-15 Toronto, Ontario – Fort York Garrison Commons

Chance has previously cancelled shows due to illness, including one hospitalization that preventing him from performing at Coachella.

No other cancellations have been made at this time.

Watch Chance The Rapper’s video for “Everybody’s Something”:


Sufjan Stevens Contributes New Piece “Salvator Mundi” to yMusic Album

August 1, 2014 4:10 pm


Sufjan Stevens has contributed a new piece to the new album from the chamber ensemble yMusic. The album is called Balance Problems and is out September 30 through the label New Amsterdam. Sufjan contributed the closing piece, “Salvator Mundi”. See the full tracklist and album trailer below.

Nico Muhly also contributed the opening title piece, and the entire album was produced by Son Lux. It follows 2011’s Beautiful Mechanical.

yMusic is six classical musicians: Rob Moose, CJ Camerieri, Clarice Jensen, Alex Sopp, Hideaki Aomori, and Nadia Sirota. They have collaborated with Björk, Bon Iver, David Byrne, Antony and the Johnsons, Dirty Projectors, and many others.

On September 12, yMusic will perform with Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry at BasilicaSoundScape, presented in association with Pitchfork. They’ve also got a dates scheduled with Blake Mills. See their full schedule below.

Balance Problems:

01 Nico Muhly: “Balance Problems”
02 Marcos Balter: “Bladed Stance”
03 Andrew Norman: “Music in Circles (Part 1)”
04 Andrew Norman: “Music in Circles (Part 2)”
05 Jeremy Turner: “The Bear & The Squirrel”
06 Timo Andres: “Safe Travels”
07 Mark Dancigers: “Everness”
08 Sufjan Stevens: “Salvator Mundi”



09-12 Hudson, NY – Basilica Soundscape Festival $
09-26 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl $
09-30 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair %
10-01 New York, NY – (Le) Poisson Rouge %
10-06 Washington, DC – The Hamilton %
10-08 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade %
10-09 Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live %

$ with Richard Reed Parry
% with Blake Mills

Hyperdub Announces Hyperdub 10.3, The Third 10th Anniversary Compilation Featuring Burial, Dean Blunt, Laurel Halo and More

August 1, 2014 1:15 am


Following the release of Hyperdub 10.1 and Hyperdub 10.2, the first two of four compilations celebrating Hyperdub’s 10th anniversary, the label has announced Hyperdub 10.3, which will be released on September 23.

Hyperdub 10.3 will feature music from Burial, label founder Kode9, Dean Blunt, Fatima Al Qadiri, Ikonika, The Bug, DJ Earl, Inga Copeland, Lee Gamble, Cooly G, Fhloston Paradigm, Darkstar, Walton, and others. Check out the tracklist below.

As previously announced, there will also be an anniversary tour featuring Kode9, DJ Spinn, Ikonika, and more. Check out dates after the jump.

Hyperdub 10.3

01 Burial – “In McDonalds”
02 Dean Blunt – “Urban”
03 Kode9 & the Spaceape – “Hole In The Sky”
04 Inga Copeland – “I Am Your Ambient Wife”
05 Kode9 – “Pink Sham Pain Down The Drain”
06 Laurel Halo – “Melt”
07 The Bug – “Siren”
08 Dean Blunt & Inda Copeland – “Untitled 13”
09 Walton – “City of God”
10 King Midas Sound – “Blue”
11 Lee Gamble – “DSM”
12 Cooly G – “Mind”
13 Burial – “Night Bus”
14 Ikonika – “Completion V.3”
15 Darkstar – “Ostkreuz”
16 Fhloston Paradigm – “Liloos Seduction”
17 Ikonika – “Time/Speed”
18 DJ Earl – “Hexogonic Sound”
19 Cooly G – “Trying”
20 Laurel Halo – “Wow”
21 Fatima Al Qadiri – “Shanxi”
22 DVA – “Reach The Devil”
23 Jeremy Greenspan ft. Borys – “Gage”

Hyperdub Anniversary tour:

09-09 East Troy, NY – EMPAC !
09-10 Calgary, Alberta – Hi Fi Club *!
09-12 Montreal, Quebec – Le Belmont *#!
09-13 Hamilton, Ontario – Supercrawl *#^!
09-16 Raleigh, NC – Kings *#$!
09-17 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall *#$!
09-18 New York, NY – Verboten *#^$+!
09-19 Chicago, IL – Primary *#$!
09-20 Vancouver, British Columbia – New Forms Festival *~
09-20 Oberlin, OH – The Sco #$!
09-21 Austin, TX – Empire Control Room *#!
09-24 San Francisco, CA – Mighty *#$!
09-25 Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos *#$!
09-26 Vancouver, British Columbia – The Fox #$!
09-27 Seattle, WA – Decibel Festival *#$!
09-28 New Orleans, LA – Dragon’s Den !

! with Kode9
* with Scratcha DVA
# with DJ Spinn
^ with Ikonika
$ with Taso
+ with Mala
~ with DJ Earl

Listen to III Blu’s “Clapper”, from Hyperdub 10.1: