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How Avid Hopes To Fix A Broken Music Industry

You might not have heard of Avid Technology—the company behind Pro Tools (music editing/mixing software), Media Composer (digital video editing software) and Sibelius (music notation software)—but I can assure you that everyone who works on the production side of the industry has: behind the …

Markets

Houston Residents Capture Incredible Images Of Flooding In Texas

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has declared states of disaster in 24 Texas counties after tornadoes, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and flooding rocked a large part of the Lone Star State.<p>"This is the biggest flood this area of Texas has ever seen," Abbott said Monday.<p>Some Texas residents are sharing …

Extreme Weather

The Mystery of 7th Chords

Seymour Duncan<p>https://www.seymourduncan.com/blog/the-players-room/the-mystery-of-7th-chords<p>article

Twang 101: Bending Through a Scale

<b>Chops:</b> Beginner <b><br>Theory:</b> Beginner <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Learn how to bend strings throughout a specific scale.<br>• Play double-stops that involve both …

Electric Guitar

13 Short Horror Movies That Will Scare The Hell Out Of You

Billie Holiday: A Singer Beyond Our Understanding

Most artists belong to their times, but Billie Holiday, born 100 years ago Tuesday, fits in the present. In a way, she died before her time, just as the country was beginning to talk about race, drugs, feminism and misogyny — all of which converged in her life.<p>Her death in July 1959 was only …

The Arts

High School Dunk Contest Mixtape Is a Thing of Beauty

Wow. Just wow.<p>Hoop Mixtape released a compilation of the best dunks at this year's American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk Contest, and it did not disappoint.<p>With names like Derrick Jones, Prince Ali, Rex Pflueger and Rayjon Tucker, you expect nothing but the best.<p>And that is exactly what …

Basketball

The Inside Story of the Civil War for the Soul of NBC News

Brian Williams’s fabrication was just the latest, and worst, of the debacles that have plagued NBC News since NBCUniversal was bought by Comcast in 2011. Who is to blame?<p>On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 4, the beleaguered head of NBC News, 47-year-old Deborah Turness, dropped into a chair in …

Journalism

This Company Wants To Makeover Your Sock Drawer

Introducing Nice Laundry, a new purveyor of buy-in-bulk colorful socks.<p>Funky socks are like the pocket squares of the digital era: a subtle, but important, sartorial detail that signals membership to a certain culture. So, it would only make sense for startup guys to buy said socks from a startup …

Warby Parker

9 Ways to Become a Morning Person

We’ve all seen the inspirational quotes on Pinterest that totally make us believe we can go for a run, make a healthy breakfast and send out a gazillion emails all before 9am. Then the alarm goes off at 5am, and the snooze button just feels so right. We’re here to say all of your pinning efforts …

Time Management

Here’s What Will Send Oil Prices Back Up Again | OilPrice.com

Oil’s rapid decline since August of last year has been dramatic. To listen to some commentators you would also think it is unprecedented and …

Oil

Storm In A Barrel -- Data, Analytics And A Prediction For The Oil Industry

The current squall the oil industry finds itself in is by no means the first that the industry has weathered in its history. We have only to look back to the oil glut of the 1980s, where oil prices were depressed, fuelled by a fall in demand and excessive production. Some believe that period most …

Big Data

With Oil Prices Crashing, Chevron's Management Wants You to Remember This

When you are piloting a $200 billion-plus ship such as<b>Chevron</b> , you can't exactly turn the thing on a dime. So when Chevron CEO John Watson talked about the company during the quarterly conference call, many of his statements were akin to the phrase "steady as she goes."<p>With oil prices falling, it …

After Oil's Friday Surge, Is The Bottom Finally In?

On Friday, WTI and Brent crude oil both surged by approximately 8 percent after a Baker Hughes report showed that 94 U.S oil rigs and 11 Canadian oil rigs were taken offline in the past week – the largest drop since 1987. The report helped to trigger a violent short-covering rally as traders …

Oil & Gas Industry

OPEC Sees Oil Prices Exploding to $200 a Barrel

Right now the oil market is totally focused on finding a bottom for oil prices. However, according to OPEC's Secretary-General Abdulla al-Badri we've already hit bottom. Not only that, but he sees a real possibility that oil prices could explode higher to upwards of $200 per barrel in the future. …

The 25 Hottest Skills That Got People Hired in 2014 | Official LinkedIn Blog

Believe it or not, 2014 is almost over and 2015 is right around the corner. With a new year comes new opportunities, and around this time we at …

Conoco’s Lance calls for repeal of US crude oil export ban

The US crude export ban that was imposed in 1975 should be repealed 40 years later to ensure the US oil and gas renaissance continues, ConocoPhillips …

Comedian Carrie Brownstein on Guitars, Audio Gear and GarageBand

The ‘Portlandia’ co-creator and Sleater-Kinney band member reveals her favorite foodie app and the comedy series she binge-watches unabashedly<p>LONG BEFORE Carrie Brownstein began skewering hipsters on the IFC sketch-comedy series “Portlandia,” the actress, guitarist and singer played rock ’n’ roll. …

Comedy

Opinion: Investors are looking at the wrong oil prices

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — Crude-oil futures are telling a far different story than the spot price is.<p>Yet, curiously, it’s the spot price that …

Investing

Texas oil boom heading for bust in a hurry; downturn may be prolonged

Just as quickly as it emerged, the oil boom is crashing.<p>Drilling budgets across Texas and the world are being slashed. Crude prices today are almost …

When Will The Price Of Oil Hit Bottom? The Market Is Looking At The Wrong Number.

Plunging oil prices have taken the punch bowl away from the U.S. unconventional energy party. So what happens next? The answer is to be found in a single calculation: whether the commodity price exceeds the cost of production. No one is ready to call a bottom at this point, but with U.S. prices now …

Oil & Gas Industry

A Saucerful Of Secrets (1968) Stereogum

In Case You Missed It<p>38 Essential '80s Songs About Nuclear Anxiety 30 Essential Songs From The Golden Era Of Emo 34 Essential Glam Songs

Nuclear Energy

Review: In American Sniper, Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper Are Right on Target

His father, taking young Chris out shooting, observes the boy’s instant expertise with a rifle and says appreciatively, “You got a gift. You’re gonna …

Clint Eastwood

OPEC Losing Its Grip? No, The Saudis Are Partying Like It's 1981

Falling oil prices have provided the equivalent of a $1 billion-a-day tax cut to U.S. consumers. That’s the good news.<p>The bad news is despite all the crowing about OPEC losing its ability to control oil prices, quite the opposite might be happening. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting …

Oil

Top five factors affecting oil prices in 2015

<i>This post is in partnership with Time. The article below was originally published at Time.com</i><p>By Nick Cunningham/Oilprice.com<p>As we ring in the New …

Oil

How Falling Oil Prices Will Impact Economy--And The Keystone Pipeline Debate

Falling oil prices may be a bonus for consumers. But it not such a blessing for those extracting oil and natural gas or constructing the pipelines to move those commodities. For producers, cheaper prices mean either less profits or even losses, which leads to a slower national economic expansion.<p>In …

Oil & Gas Industry

North American oil spending to plunge $58 billion, Barclays says

Oil

Why OPEC Is Talking Oil Down, Not Up, After 48% Selloff

If there ever was doubt about the strategy of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, its wealthiest members are putting that issue to …

Oil