Adam22’s "Live Ambush:" Gunman Charged With 2nd-Degree Robbery

TMZ was the primary to report on the formal reserving David Tran, the person accused ambushing podcaster Adam22 whereas he was reportedly taking pictures a reside phase. The 24-year previous has been charged with one depend tried second-degree theft, however to what finish, it is fairly arduous to make out.

Social media commenters who’ve seen footage the incident, are divided on the problem: some suggesting the entire ordeal was staged. and to be frank, there’s lots cause it was a publicity stunt, primarily based on a number of elements I will go away unnamed. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office is none the much less treating the incident with the identical stage scrutiny they might a grievous case ending in harm.

As you will recall, Adam22, aka Adam Grandmaison broadcasted footage him being accosted reside on digital camera by a reside gunman who they declare broke in by the again entrance, brief blaming the safety guard posted up in that part. Hours later, it was revealed that Tran wasn’t even wielding a reside firearm, however a prop you’d discover on the set a Slim Jesus video shoot. Regardless such, the “gunman” is being held in custody with a $100ok bond over his head.

The Russos Admit "Avengers: Endgame" Trailer Contains Purposely "Fake Footage"

The Russo journey as a homogenized pairing, whose particular person contributions will all the time be arduous to discern. Unfortunately, the trickery they’ve put to make use of in rendezvous with the press additionally extends to the advertising dept. Of concern this time round: the actual risk deceptive components getting used within the current Avengers: Endgame trailer.

As Joe Russo instructed Empire throughout a current interview/editorial roundup, not all the things they patch collectively within the trailer winds up making the ultimate minimize, generally on function. The exacts phrases that had been used to explain the bemusing tactic revolved round them preserving a sure component shock “constant” with the narrative.

Even although Anthony wasn’t current for that trade, he’s nonetheless very important to “all scales advertising.” It would appear The Russos have develop into a trusted entity inside the Marvel institution.

Joe Russo relayed the advertising tactic to George Lucas’ rollout the Star Wars franchise whereas he was however a pre-teen. “When I used to be a child and noticed The Empire Strikes Back at 11 a.m. on the day it opened,” Joe added. “It so proundly moved me as a result of I didn’t know a rattling factor in regards to the story I used to be going to observe. We’re making an attempt to copy that have.”

On an earlier event, The Russo’s described their course of as one bereft divine execution, they merely “use all the fabric that we have now at our disposal,” they sarcastically spoke in unison throughout an episode Josh Horowitz’s Happy Sad Confused podcast. Has the gambit labored on any yous, hit us together with your ideas?

Pandora Overhauls Its 'Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down' Recommendations

Pandora’s newly debuted Pandora Modes function is aimed toward providing extra choices and higher management over suggestions.

A departure from the standard ‘Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down’ suggestion system, the six new listening ‘modes’ nonetheless take person preferences into consideration whereas providing a wider vary of the way to get pleasure from these preferences.

Pandora, now owned by Sirius XM, says the modifications are centered round new traits in music utilization.

The first Pandora Mode is titled ‘My Station’ and works off of the unique Pandora algorithm, whereas the second, ‘Crowd Faves,’ provides choice to the songs with probably the most thumbs up from listeners within the station.  ‘Deep Cuts’ is meant to dive into the catalog of a selected station’s artist or style, whereas ‘Discovery’ pulls in artists who wouldn’t normally play on that station. T

he final two, ‘Newly Released’ and ‘Artist Only,’ are a bit extra selective, with the primary solely grabbing an artist or style’s latest songs, and the second focusing totally on one artist’s catalog.

While Pandora’s system has at all times supplied user-driven music curation, this shift permits for various experiences, with out the chance of dropping a person’s authentic preferences.

Much just like the the traditional Pandora expertise, interactions with the totally different Pandora Modes helps to tell the following set of advisable songs.  But the ensuing playlists at the moment are tweaked right into a varied totally different instructions.

The new function is out there on most Pandora stations, and could be discovered by going to an previous station or creating a brand new one and deciding on Now Playing.  All Pandora Modes accessible for the chosen station can be listed beneath the station identify.

This shift within the system follows a number of different modifications Pandora has made to platform-based content material consumption strategies.  That contains the Stories software, which merges podcasts and music, permitting for brand new storytelling choices and codecs.

Pandora’s new Modes service, launched on March 19th, is out there to free and premium customers on each tier of the service.

Returning to Australia, SoundCloud Signs Exclusive Ad Partnership with Southern Cross Austereo

To return to Australia, SoundCloud has partnered with Southern Cross Austereo.

SoundCloud has inked a serious deal down below.

The indie streaming music platform has signed an unique promoting partnership with Southern Cross Austereo (SCA).

Financial phrases of the deal stay undisclosed.

Under the gross sales partnership, SCA will function the only level of contact for advertisers available in the market to achieve SoundCloud’s viewers.  SCA, Australia’s largest leisure firm, reaches greater than 95% of the native inhabitants via radio, tv, and digital property.

Starting on April 1st, the leisure firm will supply purchasers digital audio options throughout SoundCloud, Live Radio Streaming, and Catch Up Radio Podcasts.  These have a industrial attain of greater than three million month-to-month customers.  The indie service’s audio and video stock shall be out there programmatically and immediately completely via SCA.

The leisure firm owns 78 radio stations together with seven digital radio stations in Australia’s regional and metropolitan areas.  SCA additionally represents 34 regional radio stations. In addition, it broadcasts 86 free-to-air TV indicators throughout the area with Nine Network, Seven Network, and Network Tens programming.

SoundCloud had initially closed its doorways within the nation two years in the past.  The firm had did not develop its market place within the nation.

The partnership comes a number of months after the indie streaming music service partnered with Dax within the UK.  Several weeks in the past, its settlement prolonged to incorporate Canada as nicely.

In Australia, SoundCloud might face a troublesome time as soon as once more breaking into the market.  Spotify reportedly dominates native advert gross sales after permitting firms to experiment with a brand new mannequin.  Australian freemium customers might skip the adverts they weren’t keen on, permitting firms to refine their promoting technique.

Speaking in regards to the service’s take care of SCA, Michael Weissman, Chief Operating Officer, defined,

Australia is a key marketplace for SoundCloud.  We stay up for providing advertisers extra alternatives to achieve our viewers of tastemakers who’re driving what’s subsequent in music tradition.

Brian Gallagher, SCA’s Chief Sales Officer, added,

The partnership with SoundCloud will improve SCA’s capacity to supply advertisers with extraordinary attain within the digital audio house.



LAPD Gives Update On Adam22 Armed Robbery Attempt

On Sunday night, No Jumper podcast host Adam 22 discovered himself actually laughing within the face hazard as a would-be gunman stuffed a weapon in his face. The weird encounter appeared to escalate out  nowhere, with Adam’s shocked response and nervous giggle talking volumes. Luckily, the gunman was finally subdued and held till LAPD was capable of make it to the scene. He was later recognized as David Tran, and never, opposite to widespread hypothesis, a disgruntled SoundCloud rapper. 

As it occurs, Tran was certainly pulling a quick one. The LAPD confirmed to The Fader that Tran was truly wielding a “film prop gun,” although they revealed little about his gameplan or lack there. When requested in regards to the pretend weapon, Adam mused that “his] pals have been trying on the gun and so they thought it was simply outdated or damaged or one thing.” As for the way he was capable of enter, Tran apparently waited by the rear entrance and slipped in with the Postmates supply employee. 

While Adam does look like prepared and capable of joke in regards to the expertise, it’s unclear whether or not he can be shifting ahead with a heightened safety crew. It’s loopy what some may do for the clout. Hopefully, the podcaster is not too shaken by the ordeal, as having a gun in a single’s face (pretend or not) is probably going harrowing irrespective of the place you stand. 

Michael Jackson’s Former Bodyguard Insists He Was Straight

After Leaving Neverland aired, individuals all over the world have been making an attempt to get the within scoop from individuals who used to work with Michael Jackson, his household, and his pals. Two males, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, have accused Jackson sexually molesting them once they had been kids however the pop star’s former safety element doesn’t imagine a phrase what they’re saying. During a latest podcast look, Bill Whitfield insisted that Michael was a heterosexual man, ten having lengthy conversations about girls within the automobile and witnessing him pursue a couple of women. 

Michael Jackson's Former Bodyguard Insists He Was Straight
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Of course, Jackson has kids along with his earlier feminine companions, which appears to level to him being straight. His ex-bodyguard cleared all of it up by telling a narrative when Jackson spoke to a lady on a road nook after his automobile pulled over, getting her quantity. During the speak, Whitfield is adamant that Jackson is a straight man, revealing that he and the pop star would have “locker room speak” within the automobile generally. He refused to element any the specifics about Michael’s sexual life although, conserving that data non-public. However, he did be aware that he would not convey girls to his home as a result of his children.

Whitfield beforehand wrote a guide about his experiences defending Michael Jackson. He is one many that’s defending him within the wake new allegations towards him. During the podcast, he clearly says that he believes Robson and Safechuck are mendacity on Michael’s identify, accusing them fabricating falsities to assist their tales.

YouTube Star Shane Dawson Denies Ejaculating On His Cat After Audio Surfaces

This must be essentially the most absurd story I’ve ever learn. Right now, fashionable YouTuber Shane Dawson is making an attempt to clear his title after a podcast resurfaced over the weekend the place he made some fairly disgusting claims. Twitter was up in arms after one person discovered footage Dawson saying that he had ejaculated on his cat’s stomach, laughing all through your entire story. Obviously, that is mistaken on so many ranges. Part why Shane Dawson has change into so fashionable on the video-sharing platform is as a result of his compelling tales however this one was not taken properly in any respect. He has since denied having sexual activity along with his cat, tweeting that the story was faux.

“I did not fuck my cat,” mentioned the controversial social media star. “I did not cum on my cat. I did not put my dick wherever close to my cat. I’ve by no means completed something bizarre with my cats. I promised myself I wasn’t going to make apology movies after final 12 months’s factor so I am simply making an attempt to be as quick and trustworthy with this as potential.”

Last 12 months, Dawson was criticized after he stood up for fellow YouTuber Jake Paul when he was hit with racism claims. He continued to clarify himself: “That story was faux and was based mostly on a dumb terrible sketch concept I had years in the past that I by no means made (THANK GOD) and when the chance got here up for a humorous second within the podcast I informed it as if it was an actual story which was DISGUSTING and VERY VERY DUMB.”

He regrets telling the story as if it had been true. Read his full assertion beneath. 

Adam22 Threatened With Gun Live On His Podcast

Those watching the No Jumper dwell stream over the weekend doubtless observed one thing slightly out the extraordinary. As Adam22 was addressing his viewers, any person got here into the room and instantly threatened the host with a gun. As at all times, the podcast was being dwell streamed for a large group so it was all caught on video, main some to initially consider it was a prank. However, judging from the way in which Adam reacted and his later posts on social media, this seems to have been the actual deal.

A person enters the room and places a gun straight in Adam’s face, asking him if he “desires to die as we speak.” The web persona lets out some nervous sounds earlier than managing to wrestle himself away. From that time on, it seems as if any person within the background will get the gunman on the bottom, scolding him verbally for the cameras to choose up.

After a number of moments, Adam22 returns to his set-up, informing the group that they are going to must “come again quickly” after what simply occurred. He then asks why the person did not shoot, saying that he is on the bottom “out chilly.” After all of the commotion, it seems that the police had been known as, taking care the state of affairs at No Jumper’s studios. Thankfully, Adam22 and his workforce are alright. Watch the video beneath.

LeBron James Seen Telling Kawhi Leonard: "We’ll Be In Touch"

Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving’s rumored free company plans have been the point of interest the NBA’s upcoming fseason, however the two All Stars are removed from the one extremely coveted gamers set to check the market. For occasion, two-time Defensive Player the Year Kawhi Leonard may also be an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Following Toronto’s 111-98 victory over the Lakers Thursday night time, cameras picked up a quick interplay between Leonard and LeBron James, which can certainly add to the hypothesis that the 2 Finals MVPs may very well be teaming up in L.A.

There hasn’t been a lot discuss this season about the place Kawhi will signal, on account of his introverted nature, but it surely has lengthy been rumored that he hopes to return to California. 

Leonard, 27, was born in Los Angeles and performed his faculty ball at San Diego State earlier than being chosen 15th general by the Indiana Pacers within the 2011 NBA Draft. As we all know, he was instantly traded to the San Antonio Spurs, the place he spent the primary seven seasons his NBA profession.

Despite Leonard’s reported want to play in L.A., it seems LeBron might need to look elsewhere for his subsequent sidekick.

LeBron James Seen Telling Kawhi Leonard: "We'll Be In Touch"

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During an look on Brian Windhorst‘s podcast final week, ESPN’s Michael C. Wright reported he is been instructed Kawhi does not have curiosity in signing with the Lakers. 

“That’s simply what I have been instructed,” Wright stated (H/T Bleacher Report). “It’s what I have been instructed going again to final summer time. I do not see that as one thing that is taking place. I feel he goes to the Clippers.”

In his first season with the Raptors, Kawhi is averaging a career-high 27 factors per recreation along with 7.four rebounds, three.2 assists and 1.eight steals per night time.

Toronto, 49-20, is presently the second seed within the Eastern Conference, 2.5 video games again the Milwaukee Bucks.

Univision and Napster Partner on Free Streaming App Uforia

Univision has introduced a brand new partnership with Napster to revamp the Latin-focused music app Uforia.  But is free the easiest way ahead?

Several new playlists from Napster’s record of 40 million songs now seem within the Uforia app, alongside dwell streams of Univision’s native radio stations.  The deal is the most recent from Rhapsody-owned Napster, which has sharply pivoted in the direction of b2b streaming companies.

Ahead of the announcement, Univision Radio president Jesus Lara admitted that his firm hasn’t performed a wonderful job of coordinating efforts throughout mediums.  Uforia goals to vary that by bringing all the pieces music-related beneath the model.

Napster CEO Bill Patrizio says Napster and Univision will work collectively to cater to the completely different nuances between Latin communities.  He described most of Latin America as “poorly served by in the present day’s mainstream music companies.”

The purpose is to show Uforia into the most effective Latin-focused music streaming app in North America.

Uforia is catering to the neighborhood by providing specifically curated playlists to have fun holidays and occasions. For International Women’s Day, the app featured playlists of women-only Mariachi bands and feminine Reggaeton artists.

The largest draw is that Uforia is free, with no upsell right into a paid tier.

By sharp distinction, Apple Music presents a tough paywall, which can not work for an viewers accustomed to promoting.  Even Spotify makes use of free to ‘funnel’ free customers into paid.  In that gentle, going completely free is a controversial technique, given the detrimental impression ad-supported streams can have on artist payouts.

But each Univision and Napster appear to agree that premium subscription companies could not at all times be the most effective route ahead.  “My viewers is accustomed to and doesn’t thoughts the promoting for a free service,” Lara stated, saying Univision has no plans for to supply a paid listening tier.

“Not all roads result in $9.99 a month,” Patrizio agrees.

Napster has an extended and storied historical past within the music streaming enterprise.  After its extraordinarily controversial debut within the late-90s. the app was rebirthed as a paid on-line music retailer.  Now wholly-owned by Rhapsody, Napster is usually targeted on powering streaming companies its b2b mannequin.

That contains companies for iHeartworkRadio, which is now reemerging from main chapter final 12 months.

Uforia’s revamped app that includes Napster’s playlists at the moment are accessible on iOS and Android. The app may even obtain an replace to help podcasts, with extra plans for Univision radio integration.Univision and Napster Partner on Free Streaming App UforiaUnivision and Napster Partner on Free Streaming App UforiaUnivision and Napster Partner on Free Streaming App UforiaUnivision and Napster Partner on Free Streaming App Uforia

Univision and Napster Partner on Free Streaming App Uforia

Chance The Rapper & His Wife Are Expecting Their Second Child

Chance The Rapper‘s having one hell every week. After getting hitched to his long-time girlfriend, Kirsten Corley, the rapper revealed that his spouse is now pregnant with their second baby.

Chance took to Instagram earlier at this time to disclose that he has one other blessing on the way in which. The rapper shared a screenshot his Notes app which learn, “We pregnant once more. It’s a woman. JESUS CHRIST. WE LOVE YOU GOD.” Chance revealed that their daughter is predicted to reach in September.

The information comes a couple of days after he and Kirsten received married at a Newport Beach, California. The rapper shared a collection photographs on his Instagram their wedding ceremony, captioned, “The Bennetts.” They had their first daughter, Kensli in September 2015. She joined her dad and mom at their Pelican Hill resort wedding ceremony ceremony this previous weekend. 

Fatherhood has modified Chance The Rapper’s life for the higher. He’s beforehand revealed the influence she’s had on his inventive course of and his strategy to creating artwork.

“I didn’t know love till I had my daughter. I did not know its bounds, you recognize what I’m saying?… It makes me work higher with folks, it makes me extra understanding how a lot dedication and love I can put into every line. There’s no throwaway strains,” he informed Pharrell on AppleMusic’s iamOTHER podcast.

"Power’s" Omari Hardwick Launching Hip Hop Poem Podcast

New York, NY – Power‘s Omari Hardwick broadcasts a brand new podcast centered round Hip Hop and spoken phrase titled, Poetics

The podcast’s first season will debut the Luminary Network on May 2, 2019.

The announcement got here a Billboard exclusive Wednesday (March 13).

Hardwick will host a bevy of Hip Hop artists to debate their admiration for the style in addition to check their spoken phrase capacity. He describes the present, saying, “I’m asking rappers to come back in and sit down and recite a poem, lose the machismo. Poetry has a vulnerability that rap and MC’ing doesn’t. You gotta be weak. That type of takes it to a different stage and provides [artists] a distinct look.”

Alex Nagel, co-creator and govt producer, commented on the present’s area of interest, explaining, Poetics brings to its viewers an expertise that calls again to the cinematic vibe. Omari encourages friends to go deep, and we improve that storytelling with a dope soundscape. It’s not like an interview that you simply hear on a whole lot of podcasts.”

Poetics first season friends will embody, Wyclef Jean, Dave East, Big Daddy Kane, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and extra.

This is Hardwick’s first endeavor exterior his five-year position as Ghost on the STARZ crime drama, Power. He will reprise that position on the present’s upcoming sixth season set to launch the summer season of 2019.

After Spotify's $230 Million Acquisition, Gimlet Media Staffers Move to Unionize

Just one month after Spotify acquired podcast platform Gimlet Media for a reported $230 million, the corporate’s workers have introduced their intention to unionize.

We’ve heard of great issues taking place after main acquisitions.  But this one is a bit unusual — and taking place after Spotify spent practically a quarter billion on Gimlet.

As far as we all know, that is the primary recognized case of unionization within the podcasting business.  And a wierd flip of occasions following Spotify’s high-priced acquisition.

Gimlet’s workers contains greater than 80 individuals, together with reporters, editors, hosts, producers and engineers.  This is the group behind in style podcasts resembling ‘Reply All,’ and a majority of Gimlet’s workers have reportedly signed union playing cards.

They’ve additionally referred to as on Spotify to acknowledge the Writers Guild as their collective bargaining consultant.

In a press release subsequently issued, the worker group insisted that Spotify’s acquisition of Gimlet proves that the corporate is now not some fledgling startup.  Instead, it’s now half of a big company, and due to this, they need the protections a union can supply.

Gimlet’s workers are becoming a member of the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), however the union won’t cowl sure sorts of workers, resembling managers, salespeople and people concerned with advertising and marketing. They will solely cowl editorial and branded workers.

But wait… isn’t Gimlet a part of Spotify now?

That was the entire level of the $230 million-plus acquisition.  But after the deal was closed, Spotify indicated that Gimlet would stay an unbiased entity, and the corporate will nonetheless preserve its present places of work in Brooklyn, New York.

Spotify additional equated its relationship to Gimlet as being just like the connection Disney at present has with each Marvel Comics and Pixar. In essence, Gimlet will function as a studio beneath Spotify’s parentage.

Still, the introduction of a union raises some prickly questions.  After all, if Gimlet editors are union, ought to Spotify playlist creators be union, as properly?

As a part of their official assertion, Gimlet’s workers indicated that, by collective bargaining, they’re looking for a contract that provides quite a lot of circumstances.  These embody outlined wage bands, clear and constant descriptions of jobs, the means to pretty shield the mental property rights of workers, enter towards vital company choices in addition to clear and equitable insurance policies and procedures.

So far, Spotify has not responded to the information. Also, a spokesperson for Gimlet stated solely that the WGAE had despatched them a proper discover, which they intend to assessment.

Jay-Z & Prodigy Nearly Appeared On M.O.P’s "Ante Up" Remix During Beef

Billy Danze M.O.P. is lower than every week faraway from his new mission, Six Pack. The rapper’s been doing just a little press run these days which included his look on Doggie Diamond’s No Filter podcast. Billy Danze shared a really uncommon anecdote with the host concerning the remix to M.O.P’s single, “Ante Up.” Danze revealed that as the meat between Jay-Z and Prodigy started to bubble, the 2 had been presupposed to function on the remix collectively. However, Danze determined in opposition to it as a result of he wasn’t making an attempt to get within the center the feud.

Billy Danze revealed that he wasn’t going to permit Prodigy to diss Jay-Z on his personal tune or vice verse. Danze stated he acquired a verse from Prodigy which included just a few photographs at Jay-Z after asking Hov for a verse for the “Ante Up” remix.

“Jay was presupposed to get on the tune. Prodigy had did a verse for the tune. But I didn’t wanna use Prodigy’s verse, as a result of he was speaking about Jay,” Danze revealed. “So, I hit Jay and stated ‘nevermind, don’t fear concerning the verse, we’re closing the tune out.’”

He added, “I couldn’t enable that. Even if it was the opposite approach round, even when Jay was on the file dissing Prodigy, I’d’ve taken Jay f the file. You don’t carry your little beef or little conflict into my home; I don’t do this.”

Peep the clip under. 

Jason Weaver Recalls Jumping Through Hoops To Record Chingy’s "One Call Away"

West Hollywood, CA – Actor Jason Weaver not too long ago recounted the sequence of hurdles he confronted whereas attempting to document his characteristic on Chingy’s hit single “One Call Away.”

Weaver opened up concerning the troublesome recording course of with Tracy Clayton on Netflix’s Strong Black Lead Podcast.

Towards the latter finish of the episode (55:48), Weaver is requested about his present relationship with Chingy, sharing that the 2 not too long ago spoke a few joint efficiency on B2K’s Millennium Tour.

The adorned actor and singer proceeded to recount the delivery and sophisticated recording technique of “One Call Away.” Weaver particulars leaving the set of The Ladykillers, the Coen brothers movie he was engaged on on the time, to go lay down his vocals.

Weaver describes the setbacks, saying, “We did the track and possibly every week later, Poon known as me like, ‘canine I informed you that shit was plain.’ They nonetheless had been skeptical about me being part of it in order that they did these focus teams. Yeah, they put collectively focus teams, they had been actually hating on me. I used to be insulted however on the similar time I acknowledged and I understood that this can be a enterprise.”

He later states, “After all the main focus teams, my model was the one which was picked in order that they determined to run with it and after that, the track turned actually profitable.”

Chingy was crimson sizzling when “One Call Away” appeared on his 2003 album, Jackpot. The track spent 20 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart peaking at No. 2 on March 13, 2004.

The new Strong Black Lead episode, launched Tuesday (March 12), highlighted the illustrious profession of Jason Weaver in movie and music.

The podcast sequence is devoted to Black Hollywood Legends, giving them their flowers whereas unearthing life classes in addition to untold tales about their career-defining moments.

You can hearken to the Strong Black Lead’s first season, “Strong Black Legends” here.