Coachella Did NOT Cause Instagram To Crash

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(PCM) Instagram users were in a frenzy this afternoon when the popular social media photo app was down for a few hours with many blaming the influx of Coachella selfies being shared for the issue. Instagram has issued a statement and claims that it was not the Coachella music festival that caused the outage.

The problem according to Instagram was a “feed delivery issue” which appears to be fixed at this time.

From the many tweets that were posted from those attending Coachella, the popular music festival in Indio, Ca, this weekend, you would have thought that the entire world was coming to an end and that Instagram was just another part of the festival.

The very best one came from comedian/actor David Spade which read “Instagram is down.  Does that mean they cancel Coachella? I mean what’s the point of going now. To hear music??”

We can’t believe that some even believed that the festival would be cancelled over a lack of Instagram use!  We love social media as much as the next person, but seriously…..pay attention to the incredible festival happening around you and put down the phone or tablet for just a little while!

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Begin Again in Theaters July 4

Begin_Again_2(PCM) Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo star in John Carney’s dramadey, Begin Again, about two music lovers in New York trying to figure out their path in life, in theaters nationwide July 4.

The latest film from writer-director John Carney (Once), Begin Again is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together.

Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own.

Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent.

From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City.

Begin Again, being a film about music, stars great actors like Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo,  Catherine Keener, and Hailee Steinfeld alongside musicians Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, and Mos Def.

Watch the trailer for Begin Again below and visit the official site here.

Begin Again is rated R for language and has a run time of 1 hour and 41 minutes.

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Winners Announced For The 49th Annual Country Music Awards

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Winners have been announced for the 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, a star-studded ceremony that was broadcast LIVE on the CBS Television Network from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.  Fans named George Strait the Entertainer of the Year, the evening’s biggest honor and the second win of his career in that category. This year marked another record-breaking year with 1.5 million fan votes cast for Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year categories combined, and also marked the first time online fan voting for these categories were open to fans in Australia and Canada.

The king of country music and newly crowned Entertainer of the Year, George Strait, also participated in a special moment with Owner, President and General Manager of the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones during the telecast announcing the 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS to be broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. It was also announced that Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will return to co-host the show.

Merle Haggard was honored with the Crystal Milestone Award, which was presented by Garth Brooks and celebrated with a tribute performance featuring Miranda Lambert and George Strait.

Jason Aldean won Male Vocalist of the Year, his second consecutive win in this category. He has won an overall total of 7 ACM Awards.

Miranda Lambert won for the fifth consecutive year as Female Vocalist of the Year, and is now the record holder for the most consecutive wins in that category. She is the leading female winner of the night, with a total of three trophies. Lambert also took the prize for Single Record of the Year for “Mama’s Broken Heart,” and Vocal Event of the Year for “We Were Us” with Keith Urban.

The Band Perry won their first Vocal Group of the Year award. This marks their third overall ACM win; they won the New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year award and New Artist of the Year in 2010.

Artists Florida Georgia Line won Vocal Duo of the Year. This is their first win in this category, and third overall ACM Award win.

Justin Moore received his first-ever Academy of Country Music Award tonight for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s Department Stores, a fan-voted category.

Following is the list of winners in the 11 categories voted on by the membership (excluding the Entertainer of the Year and New Artist categories, which were voted on by a combination of professional ACM members and fans):

Entertainer of the Year

George Strait

Male Vocalist of the year

Jason Aldean

Female Vocalist of the year

Miranda Lambert

Vocal Duo of the year

Florida Georgia Line

Vocal Group OF THE YEAR

The Band Perry

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S

Justin Moore

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

Same Trailer Different Park – Kacey Musgraves

Producers: Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves

Record Label: Mercury Records

Single Record of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert

Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf

Record Label: RCA Nashville

Song of the Year [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice

Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Jimmy Yeary

Publishers: Beattyville Music (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Great Day At This Music (BMI), Happy Tears Music (ASCAP), Vistaville Music (ASCAP), Watch This Girl Publishing (BMI)

Video of the Year [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off Camera Award)

Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban

Producers: Tameron Hedge, Chandra LaPlume

Director: Shane Drake

Vocal Event of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]*(Off Camera Award)

We Were Us – Keith Urban And Miranda Lambert

Producers: Nathan Chapman, Keith Urban

Record Labels: Capitol Records Nashville, Hit Red Records, RCA Nashville

Kacey Musgraves won Album of the Year as the artist and producer for Same Trailer Different Park. This award marks her first-ever ACM Award win.

Keith Urban is the leading male winner of the night with a total of three trophies in two categories. Prior to the telecast, Urban took the prize for Video of the Year as artist for “Highway Don’t Care” with Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift. He also won Vocal Event of the Year as artist and producer for “We Were Us” with Miranda Lambert. Both awards were presented off-camera.

 

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