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“10 years ago today, I met this band called Paramore. Below is the very 1st photo from many shoots we would do together for years to come… That day in 2007 would change my life and I’d like to share two of my favorite memories from the past decade working with them: In 2009, I was honored to photograph & art direct Brand New Eyes. Unbelievably, Steve Jobs would show the cover during an Apple keynote…and in 2013, they performed a sold out show at Madison Square Garden. Growing up, I could not fathom ever getting to stand on this stage. I wanted to say a gigantic THANK YOU to the band/crew and the Paramore fan base for the support over the past decade. Love to you all”. 
 — Ryan Russell about Paramore on Twitter.

Cook inizia a dire la sua in casa Apple

Come ormai è di consuetudine le critiche alle presentazioni dei nuovi prodotti da parte dei fanboy Android e a quanto pare Nokia (anche se sono un po pochini ma molto frustrati)  sono automatiche dopo un keynote, ma se analizziamo con obiettività l’ultimo evento Apple possiamo facilmente dire che è il migliore che il buon zio Cook abbia mai fatto. Che sia la volta buona che Apple ritorni sulla retta via? Beh è presto da dire ma le idee sembrano interessanti. Se volessimo dare un nome e cognome all'evento capotreno della nuova tendenza, possiamo facilmente pronunciare IOS7. E’ proprio dall'OS mobile che Apple ha voluto iniziare il percorso di ristrutturazione della mela morsicata. Il merito è tutto di Tim Cook che con coraggio e personalità a rivoluzionato i nomi all'interno di Apple. Ive è la chiave sino ad ora del restyling dei prodotti da IOS in poi. Ipad AIr, Ipad mini 2, Maverick (gratis), IWork (gratis) rappresentano davvero un tocco di classe oltre all'estrema facilità, stabilità ed efficenza di utilizzo. Siamo ancora indietro con IOS che ha un grande concorrente come Android che corre alla velocità della luce ma la tendenza di novità sembra accelerare da parte di Apple che alimenta le speranze da parte dei sostenitori. 

Queer and trans people of color have been writing and making art for centuries about their experiences and existences. The fact that that continues to not be a priority in corporate media does not mean it doesn’t exist. It’s just a matter of where you’re looking.
Katy Perry Renews Partnership With ASCAP

NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2016 – ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, today announced that global pop icon and singer-songwriter Katy Perry has renewed her agreement with the society. ASCAP will continue to license public performances of her successful songwriting catalog throughout the world.“ASCAP was in my corner before anyone knew who I was,” said Perry. 

“That’s one of the many reasons I’m loyal to them. They’ve always believed in me and my music, and they’re great at supporting and protecting their members. ASCAP’s a vital part of my team.”With well over 100 million records sold globally, Katy Perry is one of the most successful radio and recording artists of all time. Her #1 2008 single “I Kissed a Girl” began an unstoppable streak of global hits, including milestones like Teenage Dream, the first album by a female artist to yield five #1 Billboard Hot 100 singles – “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework,” “E.T.” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” - all co-written by Perry. In total, Perry has accumulated nine #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, most recently “Dark Horse” from her double-platinum third album, PRISM.  

Perry’s performance at the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show set a Guinness World Record for the most watched halftime show in Super Bowl history. Most recently, NBC featured Perry’s newest single “Rise” throughout its coverage of the Rio Olympics.“Katy Perry has entertained and empowered millions of fans around the world with her brilliant music,” said ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews. “ASCAP is thrilled to begin a new chapter in our long, enduring relationship with Katy, who is beloved by radio and streaming listeners everywhere and one of the great songwriter-artists of our time.”2016 marks the 10-year anniversary of Katy Perry’s membership with ASCAP. Perry played an ASCAP SXSW acoustic showcase in 2008, months before the release of her breakthrough album One of the Boys, and gave a keynote interview at the 2013 ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO.