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Sony Unveils the 'Ultimate Vlog Camera': Here's Where You Can Pre-Order It Online

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Looking to start a music vlog? Sony has unveiled the “ultimate vlog camera” for content creators in need of a gear upgrade.

Touted as the “world’s smallest” and “lightest” full-frame lens camera, Sony’s ZV-E1 Mirrorless Camera is equipped with a whopping 12 megapixels and serves up cinema-grade video content in up to 4K UHD.

The ZV-E1 Mirrorless Camera, which became available for pre-order on Thursday (March 30), retails for nearly $2,200 by itself and $2,499.99 for the camera and 28-60mm zoom lenses. The camera will hit shelves in May.

Smaller than Sony’s a7S III Mirrorless Camera and EV-10 Mirrorless Vlog Camera, the ZV-E1 features a full-frame Exmor R CMOS image sensor along with the latest Sony BIONZ XR high-speed processor with up to eight times more processing power to support 4K 60p, 120p upgradable recording.

Additional features include an intuitive AI processing unit to stabilize frames and auto framing, 5-axis image stabilization for stable recording, up to 10x slow motion with full HD resolution, an Intelligent 3 Capsule Microphone that captures clear audio and LED touch screen operation to adjust shooting mode, Cinematic Vlog Setting and other capabilities.

According to Sony, the camera has improved gradation rendering to better capture skin tones, Soft Skin Effects to smooth out wrinkles and blemishes and enhance clarity around the eyes and mouth, and a Bokeh Switch to emphasize the main shooting subject and create “impressive full-frame bokeh in the background.”

The ZV-E1 camera is available in black and white colorways and can record 10-bit 4:2:2 video with direct pixel readout. The dust and moisture-resistant camera is compatible with all Sony E-mount lenses and has a high-capacity Z battery. The camera connects to your computer through USB and offers seamless image transfer to your phone via the Creators’ App.

Pre-order the Sony ZV-E1 Mirrorless Camera below.

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via: https://www.billboard.com/shop/sony-zv-e1-vlog-camera-buy-online-1235295794

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Jonas Brothers on Broadway

Joe Jonas wants you! That's right, the Jonas Brothers singer announced an open call on Thursday (March 30) to find ambassadors for his carbonated sangria brand Ohza.


Jonas Brothers Light Up Broadway With 'The Album': 5 Best Moments From the…


"Exciting news... Starting today we are opening applications to join the #OhzaCrew!" he wrote on Instagram, before explaining in the accompanying video, "Yes, you'll receive free Ohza which, I mean, that's delicious, and work directly with the team and myself on content, events this summer, new merch and much, much more. So go to the link and apply right now. What are you waiting for? Join my team!"

Earlier this week, the fizzy alcohol brand also celebrated National Joe Day by giving away a guitar personally signed by the heartthrob to one lucky customer who ordered the sangria online.

Meanwhile, Jonas and his brothers are just a little over a month away from releasing their new '70s-inspired studio set The Album, which will arrive May 12 via Republic Records. Earlier this month, the JoBros previewed several songs on the forthcoming LP - including highlights like "Montana Sky," "Vacation Eyes" and Walls" - during the final show of their five-night Broadway residency at the Marquis Theatre in New York City.

The Album was preceded by lead single "Wings" and the sibling trio will next drop second single "Waffle House" on April 7. The following night, they'll also serve as musical guest on the April 8 episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by former cast member Molly Shannon.

Watch Joe pitch fans on the new Ozha ambassador program and find out how to apply below.

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via: https://www.billboard.com/music/music-news/joe-jonas-recruiting-ambassadors-ohza-sangria-1235295774

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Donald Trump was indicted by a Manhattan grand jury on Thursday (March 30) on charges stemming from 2016 payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal to silence claims of extramarital sexual encounters.

The historic event marks the first criminal case against a former U.S. president. The news comes as Trump is also facing investigations into his alleged involvement in 2020 election interference by his supporters and the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, in addition to his handling of classified documents after he was no longer in office.

"He did not commit any crime. We will vigorously fight this this political prosecution in Court," lawyers Susan Necheles and Joseph Tacopina said in a statement, according to Associated Press.

At press time, the New York grand jury's exact charges toward Trump are unknown.

In late 2016, amid Trump's presidential campaign, his former lawyer Michael Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 to keep her silent about an incident a decade earlier after they met at a celebrity gold tournament. Earlier that year, Cohen had also arranged for the National Enquirer's publisher to pay McDougal $150,000 to stop her story of a Trump affair. Trump was implicated in court filings as knowing of the arrangements.

Trump reacted to the indictment in a statement, calling the situation "Political Persecution and Election Interference at the highest level in history," as well as a "Witch-Hunt" led by "Radical Left Democrats."

"The Democrats have lied, cheated and stolen in their obsession with trying to 'Get Trump,' but now they've done the unthinkable - indicting a completely innocent person in an act of blatant Election Interference," he wrote.

A number of stars have taken to social media to react to the news, including Questlove, Jason Isbell and more. See below.

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— Plug 5. (@questlove) March 30, 2023

— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) March 30, 2023

Trump has been indicted. Game on. New precedent has been set✔️
— John Rich🇺🇸 (@johnrich) March 30, 2023

— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) March 30, 2023

Trump Indicted! First among many!
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) March 30, 2023

With Trump facing arraignment, I am thankful federal law enforcement under Merrick Garland arrested over 1,000 insurrectionists from Jan 6, sending a strong signal that violent, anti-government protests from MAGA and militias will not be tolerated.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) March 30, 2023

#Trump just got indicted!!!!!!!!!!!! #TeamDl
— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) March 30, 2023

— Dr. LALAH HATHAWAY (@lalahhathaway) March 30, 2023

via: https://www.billboard.com/music/music-news/donald-trump-indicted-reactions-1235295807

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Pras Michel

A founding member of the 1990s hip-hop group the Fugees was enmeshed in political conspiracies involving millions of dollars in foreign money under two different U.S. presidents, federal prosecutors said as his trial got underway with opening statements Thursday (March 30).

Prakazrel "Pras" Michel is accused of funneling money from a fugitive Malaysian financer through straw donors to Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. Five years later, prosecutors say he tried to squelch an investigation into the financier and persuade then-President Donald Trump's administration to return to China a "vocal critic of the government."


Could Criminal Charges Against Pras Impact Fugees' Overseas Reunion Dates?


"This is a case about foreign money, foreign influence and concealment," said prosecutor Nicole Rae Lockhart. Michel pocketed over $100 million in the saga involving "political intrigue, backroom dealing ... burner phones and lies," she said.

Michel's lawyers have previously said he is innocent and "extremely disappointed" in the charges, but the defense decided to wait to give its opening statement in the trial that's expected to last weeks.

The Department of Justice says Michel conspired with Low Taek Jho, usually known as Jho Low. The fugitive financier is accused of masterminding a money-laundering and bribery scheme that pilfered billions from the Malaysian state investment fund known as 1MDB.

Looted money paid for jewelry and luxury art and helped finance Hollywood films like The Wolf of Wall Street.

Low was once known for his business and social ties to American celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Leonardo DiCaprio, a possible witness in the case. During the 2012 presidential campaign, prosecutors allege Low directed more than $20 million to Michel, who concealed its origin by giving the money to straw donors to give to the Obama campaign. He later tried to lean on the donors to keep them from talking to investigators, Lockhart said.

In 2017, prosecutors say, the Grammy-winning rapper worked with a Republican "fixer" to try and shut down a U.S. investigation into Low and embezzlement from the Malaysian fund. He's also accused of pushing the Trump administration to send a Chinese person who had fled to the U.S. back to China.

"It almost worked," Lockhart said. "The defendant wanted money and was willing to break any laws necessary to get paid."

The Justice Department last year announced charges against Low and two former Goldman Sachs bankers in the money laundering and bribery scheme that pilfered money from the fund, which was created to spur economic development projects in Malaysia. Low is a fugitive but has maintained his innocence.

One of the bankers, Roger Ng, was sentenced to 10 years in prison this month for his role in the scheme.

via: https://www.billboard.com/business/legal/fugees-pras-conspiracy-trial-opens-1235295800

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Taylor Swift has an uninterrupted 18-year run of debuts on the Hot 100 and marks the longest active streak among all acts. Charlie Puth dropped a short film for his new track 'That's Not How This Works' featuring Sabrina Carpenter. Zara Larsson stopped by Billboard News to talk about meeting Beyoncé, which artists she really wants to work with, and her least favorite TikTok trend. Eladio Carrión chatted with Billboard's Leila Cobo at SXSW and gave her all the details about making his new album '3MEN2 KBRN', working with his favorite artists, his upcoming Sauce Boyz Festival and more!

via: https://www.billboard.com/video/bts-stays-busy-charlie-and-sabrinas-short-film-taylors-chart-reign-and-more-billboard-news

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Phoebe Bridgers opened up about some of the more difficult parts of fame in a wide-ranging Them interview with her Boygenius bandmates Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker.

"I'm coming from a place of literally - I'm feeling it in my body as I'm saying it, but - people with my picture as their Twitter picture, who claim to like my music, f-ing bullied me at the airport on the way to my father's funeral this year," she revealed at one point. While she didn't note what exact situation prompted the negative attention, Bridgers made headlines in January when she was photographed at the airport with comedian Bo Burnham amid rumors that she split from actor Paul Mescal. The "I Know the End" singer announced the death of her father just days before the photos made their rounds online.

"If you're a kid and the internet somehow taught you that that's an okay thing to do, then of course I hate capitalism and everything that led you to believe that it's okay to do that," Bridgers continued. "I, at one of the lowest points of my life, saw people who claim to love me f-ing dehumanize me and shame me and f-ing bully me on the way to my dad's wake."

And yes, these alleged "fans" did know that her father recently passed away. "A lot of the top comments [were] like, 'Hey, her dad just died, what are you guys doing?'"

As a message to those who harass others online, Bridgers said, "I f-ing hate you, and I hope you grow the fuck up."

She concluded, "I have to say, most of the people I talk to light up my life and remind me what I love about my job, but my two best friends are helping me with the boundary of I don't have to sit here and be f-ing grateful that that happened and that that's a part of my job. It doesn't have to be, and it wasn't five years ago, so I appreciate being able to look at two other people and be like, this is dehumanizing abuse, horrible s-."

Earlier this week, Boygenius announced their upcoming headlining tour of North America in support of the band's long-awaited debut album The Record.

via: https://www.billboard.com/music/music-news/phoebe-bridgers-fans-bullied-her-dads-funeral-1235295620

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Hayley Williams of Paramore

As legislative attacks against the LGBTQ community sharply increase around the United States, indie supergroup Boygenius is offering a fat middle finger to the lawmakers responsible.


Musicians Who've Spoken Out Against Recent Anti-LGBTQ Bills: Hayley Williams, Lizzo, Ariana Grande…


In a new interview with Them, the group - Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus - spoke about the rising tide of anti-LGBTQ legislation, and how they've seen it affecting their day-to-day lives. The group acknowledged their own privilege as successful musicians, with Dacus poetically saying that they "get to navigate this with an ease that was afforded us by so much pain."

But Bridgers added that they still feel the impact of these attacks. "The government being actually actively trying to kill the coolest people is something I think about every day," she said. "It's so overwhelming how different the world would be if the AIDS epidemic had never happened. It's so overwhelming to me, to my exact world, everything that I value."

Speaking about queer rights activists of the '80s and '90s, the trio said that the pain and suffering being caused by these new laws directly insults the legacy of those who worked tirelessly to make the world better. "If all of the David Wojnarowiczes and Leslie Feinbergs of the world did all of that suffering for me not to live in a world where I can be so f-king gay on a big stage and have a whole bunch of other gay people here for me and it'd be joy, then it was in vain," Bridgers said. Baker agreed, adding, "The joy is the living amends that you do for your community as a performer."

In discussing the future for the LGBTQ community, Dacus said that she wanted to see queer people get to a place of mundanity, like everyone else. "I want every gay and trans person to have the opportunity to be inarticulate, stupid and unexceptional," she said. "I want to see more cool art by trans people and non-white people, and also poor people"

The trio's new album, The Record, comes out Friday (March 31).

via: https://www.billboard.com/culture/pride/boygenius-slam-anti-lgbtq-laws-1235295579

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How to Watch the 2023 CMT Music Awards


Lynyrd Skynyrd photographed in 1975.

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The 2023 CMT Music Awards are coming up this weekend, with the best and brightest in country music heading to Austin for the big night.


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The CMT Music Awards are an entirely fan-voted awards show, and the three-hour ceremony will feature epic performances. Voting for video of the year is still open at vote.cmt.com.

When are the CMT Music Awards?

Hosted Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown, the 2023 CMT Music Awards air live from Austin’s Moody Center on Sunday (April 2) at 8 p.m. ET/PT until 11 p.m. ET/PT on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.

How can I watch the 2023 CMT Music Awards?

Catch the show on CBS or stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.

Can I watch the CMT Music Awards online free?

You can stream the 2023 CMT Music Awards with a free trial from Paramount+. Plans start at $4.99/month for Paramount+ and $9.99/month for Paramount+ Premium, which includes ad-free streaming and live access to your local CBS channel to stream the CMT Awards.

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From movies to award shows and original series, Paramount+ has a little bit of everything. Binge exclusive series like Rabbit Hole, 1923, 1883, School Spirits, Challenge World Championship, The Good Fight, Mayor of Kingstown, Seal Team, Star Trek Discovery, Picard, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, Why Women Kill, iCarly and Rugrats in addition to sports, news and other programming. (If you’re an Amazon Prime member, click here to subscribe to Paramount+ on Prime Video.)

Want more streaming options? Stream CBS on fuboTV and DirectTV Stream, both of which offer a free trial for up to a week. CBS is also available on SlingTV and Hulu + Live TV.

Viewers from outside of the U.S. can stream CBS and Paramount+ on ExpressVPN.

Who are the 2023 CMT Music Awards nominees?

Lainey Wilson is the leading nominee for this year’s CMT Music Awards. Wilson nabbed four nods including video of the year, female video of the year, collaborative video of the year and CMT performance of the year.

Cody Johnson, Brown and Jelly Roll scored three nominations each. Other nominees include Morgan Wallen, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Ashley McBryde, Elle King, Ballerini, Jimmy Allen, Maren Morris, HARDY, Luke Combs, Darius Rucker, Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban.

Who is performing at the 2023 CMT Music Awards?

Alanis Morissette, Gwen Stefani and Shania Twain will take the stage on Sunday along with previously announced performers including Rucker and The Black Crowes, Jelly Roll, Tyler Hubbard, Wynonna Judd and McBryde, Shelton, Urban, Carly Pearce, Underwood, Kane and Katelyn Brown, Ballerini, Wilson, Avery Anna, Chapel Hart, Jackson Dean, Lily Rose, Megan Moroney and Nate Smith. 

In addition to performing, Twain will be honored with the CMT Equal Play Award. The award recognizes artists who have advocated for diversity and amplifying underrepresented voices in country music.

Slash, Warren Haynes Paul Rogers, Billy Gibbons and Johnson will lead a tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd celebrating the 50th anniversary of the band’s self-titled debut album. LeAnn Rimes and Judd will join in as The Honkettes.

Fans can catch an extended edition of the 2023 CMT Music Awards next week. CMT Music Awards Extended Cut, featuring 30 minutes of new performances and bonus footage, premieres on CMT on April 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

via: https://www.billboard.com/culture/product-recommendations/cmt-music-awards-how-to-watch-stream-9584393

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New music from SEVENTEEN is on its way! The boy band announced its forthcoming mini-album, FML, on Thursday (March 30).


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The project is slated to be released April 24 via PLEDIS Entertainment, and will arrive just nine months after SECTOR 17, the repackaging of the K-pop idols' fourth full-length Face the Sun. That deluxe album, featuring previously released singles "Hot" and the English-language "Darl+ing" as well as new cuts such as "_World," "Circles" and "Cheers," earned the 13-piece act a career high on the Billboard 200 by peaking at No. 4. (The original version had previously landed at No. 7 earlier in 2022.)

To herald the announcement, SEVENTEEN unveiled the first teaser poster for FML on its social media accounts. According to a release, the image "interweaves still photos of a bed on a puddle of water, a reading lamp and a boxing ring, all tinted in muted shades of blue." Hours ahead of the reveal, the group also posted a mysterious teaser reading "Welcome to SEVENTEEN STREET...COMING SOON" along with a diverse array of emojis including a calendar page, a cat and a frog, twinkling stars and a desert island.

CARAT will be able to begin pre-saving the mini-album on Friday (March 31), with more information about the process expected to drop on Weverse.

Seventeen previously teased the existence of FML at its Carat Land show earlier this month, with S.Coups telling the crowd in Seoul, "Some day in April, we will be back with a great album. We will be back to make your April great."

Check out SEVENTEEN's teasers for FML below.

SEVENTEEN (세븐틴) 10th Mini Album 'FML'

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— 세븐틴(SEVENTEEN) (@pledis_17) March 30, 2023


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📍 : 🍡✨🏝

— 세븐틴(SEVENTEEN) (@pledis_17) March 30, 2023

via: https://www.billboard.com/music/music-news/seventeen-fml-mini-album-announcement-1235295507

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Daisy Jones and The Six

Daisy Jones & The Six aren't done just because their Prime Video series is. Less than a week after the 10-episode show's finale, the fictional-turned-real band inspired by Taylor Jenkins Reid's bestselling novel dropped two surprise singles Thursday (March 30) as a "Special Gift for Our Fans."


The Best Moments From Every Episode of 'Daisy Jones & The Six'


The double single includes previously unreleased tracks "It Was Always You," sung by leading lady Riley Keough as frontwoman Daisy Jones, and a version of "Aurora" performed by the full band during a Saturday Night Live appearance in the Prime Video series. Both tracks debuted in the penultimate episode of Daisy Jones & The Six, which dropped Friday (March 24) after three weeks of episodes being released two or three at a time throughout the month of March.

"It's been clear to all of us from the start, how passionate the fanbase is for Daisy Jones & The Six," said Atlantic Records' West Coast president Kevin Weaver in a statement. "Never was that more obvious than when the fans took to social media last week loudly campaigning for the releases of these 2 new songs that appeared in the series' final episodes."

The "Special Gift for Our Fans" release follows the band's debut album Aurora, which became available for streaming one day before Daisy Jones & The Six premiered March 2. The record has since accumulated over 50 million times and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Soundtracks chart. Meanwhile, the full band - comprised of fictional characters Billy Dunne (Sam Claflin), Karen Sirko (Suki Waterhouse), Graham Dunne (Will Harrison), Eddie Roundtree (Josh Whitehouse) and Warren Rojas (Sebastian Chaon) in addition to Keough's Daisy - became the first act from a scripted series to debut atop Billboard's Emerging Artists chart.

Listen to Daisy Jones & The Six's surprise new singles below:

via: https://www.billboard.com/music/music-news/daisy-jones-and-the-six-double-single-special-gift-for-our-fans-1235295516

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