Lajnsmen worked without a flag at the beginning of a match “Liverpool” – “Roma”

Judges of the match, “Liverpool” – “Roma” (2: 0, break) faced a curious situation.

In the course of the first 10-minute, the flag of the linesman Stefan Lupp somehow came to an unfit for work condition.

Chief Justice Felix Brich brought a new flag to the assistant, however, the problem was not solved immediately.

Lupp worked for several minutes, operating only with a plastic pole, which is usually put on the flag.

Spare Judge Marcus Hacker came to the far from the benches of the field and helped his colleague to get a suitable flag. leads text online broadcast match “Liverpool” – “Roma”.



Liverpool went crazy with the Champions League. Just look at it.

PhotoDepartament takes part in

PhotoDepartament takes part in

PhotoDepartament takes part in GROUND zin fest 2018

A place: Gallery-workshop GRAUND Sand

Moscow, Novopeschanaya, 23, building 7

Admission ticket to the fair (the ticket is purchased in each gallery):

150 rubles. (full)

75 rubles. (preferential)

PhotoDepartament participates in the Groan Zin fest 2, which will be held in Moscow on April 27, 28 and 29, at two galleries of the Ground.

GROUND zin fest – a large-scale event dedicated to small publishing projects and music labels. Within the framework of the festival, young artists, photographers, designers, writers and musicians will once again show all the trends of modern ideas embodied in the zines, magazines, books of the artist, and other experimental forms.

PhotoDepartament is engaged in projects that help to look, understand, explore and make a modern photo in the field of art and media. It is interesting for us to consider photography not only as an image, but also as a bearer of meanings about the world today and in the future.

We make printed, exhibition and online projects, the purpose of which is to find out how the image can tell us more than it shows. On GROUND zin fest we will show our last project – collection “Amplitude # 1”, who was in the finals of the book competition Aperture PhotoBook Award. And also bring self-publish books and prints of leading Russian photographers and artists – Yulia Borissova, Irina Popova, Yuri Gudkov, Irina Zadorozhnaya, Yana Romanova, Alexander Verevkin, Max Sher, Julia Spiridonova and others.

We believe that the image is also an occasion for conversation, which helps to make the process of their creation conscious.

April 28, Saturday, from 1 pm to 2 pm artists Alexander Verevkin, Yuri Gudkov and Yevgeny Molodtsov, and curator Nadia Sheremetova will give a discussion on the topic “When does the book make sense?”, where they will weigh all the pros and cons of a photobook from the point of view of the buyer of photobooks, and what is important is the artist who is already publishing and still planning to publish his own author’s book.

And on April 29 the team from the PhotoDepartment will take part in the discussion “The book of the artist in the digital age”, which is organized by the festival.

In St. Petersburg, cyclists opened the season at Dvortsovaya

In St. Petersburg, cyclists opened the season at Dvortsovaya

"The V-Day" in St. Petersburg. A photo: "Moika78"/ Valentin Egorshin

In St. Petersburg, cyclists opened the season at Dvortsovaya

Today, April 22 in St. Petersburg has opened a bike season. On the Palace Square, an educational and cultural festival began "The V-Day".

In St. Petersburg, cyclists opened the season at DvortsovayaMoika78 / Valentin Egorshin

"The V-Day" is held in the framework of the 15th week of Germany in St. Petersburg. The festival will be attended by the head of the Department of City Planning in Leipzig, Torben Heinemann. He will discuss with the city authorities and representatives of the cycling community questions on the design of bicycle routes in the Admiralteysky District.

We recall that earlier "Moika78" reported that because of the festival on some streets of St. Petersburg will limit the movement.

No longer photographer: Pulitzer Prize winner for 8 months already left the profession

Last week, American Ryan Kelly won the Pulitzer Prize in the category “News Photo”, a bit earlier – a prize winner of the prestigious photojournalism contest World Press Photo. In both cases, a shot was taken to him from a photograph taken last August during protests in Charlottesville, Virginia: then a car entered the crowd of demonstrators at high speed.

Kelly’s special victory is made by the fact that for about 8 months he has not been working as a photographer. The daily press photographer of the newspaper The Daily Progress, he replaced with the duties of social networking manager in one of the breweries in the city of Richmond.

No longer photographer: Pulitzer Prize winner for 8 months already left the professionCredit: Ryan Kelly

As he writes Newsweek, photo, which brought Kelly several prestigious awards, he did on his last day in The Daily Progress: at that time, Ryan had already written a letter of resignation and was preparing to change his profession. “Little money, lots of work, huge stress,” explains the reasons for his departure from Kelly’s photo.

He notes: “My story is the same as the stories of many others: for all my love for journalism and the newspaper where I worked, in four years I just faded. Low wages, work at night and weekends – all this influenced my decision. I did not even see my wife very often. So we had to start looking for some opportunities in another sphere. “

“This is a crisis. If you look at who worked for The Daily Progress last summer and who works now, you will understand: almost half of journalists and editors resigned. Yes, some still stayed in the profession, but others left journalism, “says the Pulitzer Prize winner. “I have no idea how to change this, given the financial situation.” I’m scared to think about it. “

Kelly added that from time to time he still continues to shoot as a freelancer. However, he does not intend to return to work as a photojournalist.

July 4 in the history of rock – William Goldsmith’s birthday

43 years old will be performed by an American drummer known to us in the Sunny bands Day Real Estate and Foo Fighters – William Goldsmith. Read interesting facts from his biography in a selection of Rockcult.

  • William was born in Seattle, Washington, USA.
  • Passion for music birthday boy felt as a child when the older brother introduced him to the work of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Elvis Costello, he Attractions and Talking Heads.
  • Little William was so fond of the drums and The Beatles that he wanted to become sure as John Lennon, but in the drumming game.
  • Goldsmith collected his first group in the fifth grade, called Screaming Hormones; in high school founded the duet “The 13” with John Atkins.
  • William is a big fan of post-hardcore. Favorite albums of the drummer in this musical direction are Repeater – Fugazi and debut album Nirvana – Bleach.
  • Sunny Group Day Real Estate, through which we know Goldsmith disintegrated and again met three times.
  • William released two albums with Foo Fighters and left the band because of disagreements with the band’s leader, the Grol.
  • Goldsmith prefers to play on the Ayotte drum set with Zildjian plates.
  • Before each concert, William spends a couple of minutes in silence to clear his thoughts and try not to think about anything during the performance.
  • William is a sweet tooth, according to the drummer himself, he can eat a ton of chocolate.
  • Music for Goldsmith is a means of uniting people.

July 4 in the history of rock - William Goldsmith's birthday

Choose the best clip of the week (November 13 – 19)

This week U2 presented a video for the song The Blackout from the future album Songs of Experience. The Blackout was the first single from the new longplay and was released in August 2017. Marilyn Manson released a new video for the song KILL4ME, again with Johnny Depp, again unsafe for children. Fall Out Boy presented the clip to HOLD ME TIGHT OR DO NOT. alt-J presented a short film to the composition of Pleader. A Perfect Circle released a video for the song The Doomed, which will enter the band’s first new album in 14 years. Starset showed a completely space clip for the song Satellité. Cockroaches! released a clip on the Sputnik Link track, the last of the project Much Noise From Nothing.

The main metal albums of September

The main metal albums of SeptemberRelease Type: Album / 535


Stars and crosses (2017)

  1. Intro
  2. Stars and crosses
  3. Born to fly
  4. Queen of Spades
  5. Frozen Rain
  6. White Hell
  7. Higher
  8. Thirst for the impossible
  9. Dark tower
  10. Kosovo Field
  11. Icy rain (instrumental version)

If you claim leadership positions in your genre and release albums every 6 years, you can not make mistakes. You can not load the release with a dozen passing songs and add a tool version of one of the ballads to the end.

With all the amendments to the age, the slow and reluctant development of the genre and, apparently, the group’s reluctance to make new music, the album Stars and Crosses is a big failure. It does not have a vivid conflict, no musical epic. It’s worth paying attention to the title track (although it primarily leaves the text of Pushkina) and the Kosovo box covering the album (although this is not a novelty for a long time, and in the context of the new album it too reminded the Ballad of the ancient Russian warrior from the Aryan Hero of Asphalt).

5/10 Danil Zamaletdinov

The main metal albums of September

How Bitcoin will change the music industry and correct the financial situation of its employees

It seems that SoundCloud will be the first dead unicorn. “Unicorns” – IT-start-ups, worth more than a billion dollars – are rare and generally questionable creatures. The Berlin-based streaming giant is a perfect embodiment of this uncertainty. Surrounded by lawsuits, a bunch of problems with licenses and banal idle time, the company frantically searches for a buyer who would pull it out of the formed quagmire. One of the last to “woo” Google. According to rumors, it may be about buying $ 500 million – this is already half as much as the founders of SoundCloud hoped to receive just a few months ago.

SoundCloud is a symbol of the crisis of the music industry. The crisis that broke out back in the days of Napster. For the past twenty years, the industry has been defensive. Surrounded by new, incomprehensible technologies, she refused any interaction with them. In the end, only the largest players in the music business continued to make a profit. SoundCloud for years called on major labels to cooperate. At the same time, it is because of SoundCloud technologies that these labels began to earn much less.

Suffered, of course, not only they – the artists barely make ends meet against the changing picture of the music world. According to Spotify reports, the performer receives only a cent for each stream. And what about YouTube? Video-service is one of the first in the popularity rating of listeners, but in most cases, playback on YouTube does not bring the actor anything at all. And let the conspiracy theories persistently tell us the opposite, YouTube this is not to blame. The point here is the partial or total absence of metadata. Few people decide to bother with legal information, pouring a radio with Rinse FM, is not it? Another reason is deals on dubious terms invented by labels long before the correct evaluation of streaming in the scale of the industry. Often, YouTube and its competitors simply do not know who is the legal owner of these or other materials. Who pay is completely unclear. As a result, a large volume of royalty settles in the so-called “black boxes”. Views on YouTube support interest in the performer, but only.

So what do you do? There is an opinion that the answer lies in the main technology of our days. It’s about blockade. Blocking is a distributed accounting system. But if you are not an accountant, cryptographer or Bitcoin currency holder, this will not tell you much. Blocking allows people to make payments through the system “peer to peer”, that is, on an equal footing. As a result, the need for intermediaries (banks, etc.) disappears. The information on transactions falls into a distributed database: each member of the blockage receives a copy of the relevant information, and it is stored in clear form, and all operations are irreversible.

Most often, people hear about the blockade in connection with Bitkoyn – an unstable crypto currency, especially popular in the press. But Bitcoin is inseparably linked with the blockade, while Bitchevyn’s blocking does not depend.

Bitcoin can testify to the scale of the blockade. In theory, Bitcoin is incredibly reliable. In order to crack the blockage from transactions in Bitcoins, you will need computing resources that are 525 times larger than those of Google.

Benji Rogers is the founder of dotBlockchain, a new company whose goal is to implement distributed accounting in music. Rogers believes that technology will help solve the most pressing problems of the music industry. This is the conclusion he came up with, creating PledgeMusic, a music platform that was aimed directly at listeners.

“I studied the metadata of the albums sent to us and suddenly realized that the” figure “can not bring the performers anything tangible. And what can be more important for music than the author and payment for his work? “

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The dotBlockchain project is extremely ambitious. Its goal – to create a qualitatively new expansion of music content. It was called .bc – by analogy with .mp3 or .wav. But the analogy ends, it is only necessary to turn to the content of the new format. In addition to the audio track itself, .bc will include a whole heap of information: data about copyright holders, usage rules, licensing restrictions – in short, everything that can be transferred in the form of text.

MP3, AAC and other formats are ridiculously unreliable in everything related to the security of metadata. If you believe Rogers, then you can clean out information about the artist from files of this type in seconds. And yet he says:

“The preservation of information about rightholders is becoming more important. Imagine that a certain bass player played on some track, the samples from which were subsequently used 600 times. They were used, of course, for commercial purposes. How does this bass player get money for every use of his work? “

If you incorporate information about rightholders directly into the file, you can get rid of the “black boxes” on which they sit YouTube and others like him. And if you build a system in which rights owners, labels, licensees and streaming services will be linked by one block, then only those who have such a right will be able to change all relevant information.

According to Rogers, blocking technology will allow virtual transactions to be carried out in real time, taking the whole industry out of the brackets, still making paper contracts. Blocking will allow performers to set their licensing terms and impose any restrictions on the use of their own tracks. Through a “smart contract” (English smart contract), a potential licensee can instantly make a deal, bypassing a paper routine that can stretch for weeks.

Potential of “smart contracts” for rightholders is also seen by Mat Dreihurst, the founder of the Saga framework and the musical / visual partner Holly Herndon.

“The artist could choose himself, to whom and what deductions will go to contribute to the work on recording,” says Matt. – The distribution of the money earned by music would be profitable and understandable. In addition, it would become transparent to both the general public and the system itself.

I heard about an interesting example of using blockade and services for identifying music. Imagine – the DJ includes a track, and the funds are already transferred to the right holder. “

Smart contracts will reproduce such schemes without human participation.

But for now dotBlockchain is struggling with infrastructure constraints, Dreihurst is cooperating with Resonate. This is a new streaming service created by the Berlin businessman Peter Harris.

How Bitcoin will change the music industry and correct the financial situation of its employees

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“Resonate is a cooperative platform, based on blockbuster technology,” says Dreihurst. – The bottom line is that each of its participants is simultaneously a co-owner of Resonate. Thus, all decisions on the development of the platform are taken in a purely democratic way. “

According to Matt, Resonate will significantly increase the share of streaming for artists and “return the production of music content and distribution of earnings to the performer and his audience.”

Resonate will allow artists to look at the conditions of streaming in a new way. For example, a performer can limit the number of free plays of his track to 100, make it a priority to play at mass events and limit playback outside Resonate with his official website. But all of the above can not be used: theoretically, the blockboy makes possible any combination of requirements.

But the blockade also works outside the music industry. It is not difficult to guess that this is a completely new paradigm. According to her, information about the rightholder should not be stored in closed databases, but should be dispersed. As a result, a qualitatively new understanding of intellectual property can arise.

“Artists will be able to track everything that happens with the song. But they will receive not only information, but also freedom of action in its relation – and this is especially important, – says Dreihurst. – I believe that a comprehensive DRM (English digital rights management, “technical means of copyright protection”) is already irrelevant. We need to create tools through which each individual artist can make his own choice. This will lead to the emergence of several ideologies with respect to intellectual property. “

How Bitcoin will change the music industry and correct the financial situation of its employees

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Another proponent of the blockade is Lars Holdus, also known as TCF. In his opinion, for intellectual property there are changes, but not all of them will be good. Blockade is ideal for artists.

“In order to receive royalties, agencies with overgrown bureaucratic structures are not needed,” says Holdus.

But despite the obvious merits of the model, creative limitations will be inevitable. First of all, they will concern genres that widely use mixing and sampling.

“Representatives of the mix culture will definitely suffer, because they will have to pay for any samples and tracks they want to use,” Lars explains. “The laws governing the use of copyrighted materials may change.” As a result, musicians who do not have the opportunity to pay royalties, face great difficulties. “

But there is also a global problem, much more simple and topical: how can a young blockbuster movement persuade conservative members of the music industry to take such a desperate step forward? Rogers takes an optimistic view:

“We are given a lot of support, and not only indie labels, but also major companies. We try to manage the processes together with their technical teams. They were incredibly compliant. Of course, no one wants to stick out like me, but we’ll still have three or five potential sponsors. “

According Dreyhurst, the transition to a new system is complicated not only by the industry, but also by the listeners themselves.

“Many people like easy access to music through current services,” says Matt, “because they were created to please a bunch of well-off artists and their fans who simply need to include something in the background while they are preparing dinner. As a result, convince such listeners that the alternative approach is extremely important for the performers themselves, it becomes incredibly difficult.

Another barrier is purely conceptual: the blockage is completely unfamiliar to the general public, and its language and capabilities may seem incomprehensible to it. Therefore, it is important to talk constantly about the alternative and emphasize its potential. “

Blockade is still in its embryonic state. Bitcoin melteshit in the headlines, and large financial and IT companies are ready to assign it. Financial Times maintains a separate blog dedicated to the benefits of the blockbuster. It’s only just beginning. But the undeniable fact is that the industry must change. And not only for its own sake, but also for the sake of an audience that knows the value of a healthy ecosystem for culture and art. There’s something blockade and can shoot.

“It’s not just about music,” says Dreihurst, “but the music community can play a decisive role in changing the course to improve the situation.”

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Petersburgers will be surprised by the jazz performance “This is Peter, baby!”

Petersburgers will be surprised by the jazz performance "This is Peter, baby!"Group "Jazz performance THIS PETER, CHILD!" In contact with

On Thursday, April 19, in the Lensoviet Palace of Culture show jazz comedy "This is Peter, baby!". Spectators promise to surprise.

"This Peter, baby!" – the first jazz performance of the jazzman Billy Novik. It already showed last spring. Each time a sensational production gathers a sold-out.

As noted "" The plot line of the play is on the verge of drama and farce.

Writer Felix falls into a love trap. And then – the plot twists with incredible force to the accompaniment of a street jazz band.

The director of the production was Dmitry Sarvin. Billy Novik was engaged in musical design.

The main roles were played by Cyril Ulyanov and Marianna Semenova, who play Felix and Iridu.

Performer of the role of John Snow complained of endless harassment

31-year-old English theater, movie and TV actor Keith Harington – King of the North John Snow from "The game of thrones", spoke in the sense that sex terror in the entertainment industry, to which he has the most direct and important attitude, is an institution that is permanent.

The words "The King" leads The Sydney Morning Herald.

As Harington’s polishinite, harassment in this business is generally everywhere. And he, of course, is very upset and worried about all the information that emerged over the past six months, but not surprised at all. Because, like practically everything in the industry, the situation is well-informed. "Most actors always knew about the problem, because people in the industry all the time hear some stories about it", – says Keith.

But the problem was kept secret, because "people were difficult to take and openly tell about it", – the brave "Snow".

Adding that the scandal that rose, primarily in the US, auknulsya and in Britain. After all, Kevin Spacey – recalled the actor – for many years was the artistic director of the oldest theater in London "Old Vic". Where, as it turned out, in general, the devil did the worst.

And not only in Spacey business: "In the British theater for many years there is such a problem. This is what happens all the time, and not just in the States. It’s everywhere", – the artist sorrow.

Recall. Previously "John" already complained of sexism in the industry.

Meanwhile, the date of the premiere of the eighth, the final GOT season is still not named.