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Keith Nelson Jr.

Keith Nelson Jr.

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Keith Nelson Jr is a music/tech journalist making big pictures by connecting dots. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY he graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor's Degree in English & Textual Studies. Keith keeps a critical eye on all transgressions in the music technology field.

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Viacom joins T-Mobile’s unlaunched TV service for home and mobile

T-Mobile, which in late 2017 promised a new TV service to compete with cable and satellite, now says that the service will include a mobile offering, and that Viacom has signed-on as a channel partner. The deal gives the as-yet unfinished service access to Comedy Central, MTV, Paramount and other key channels.
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How to build a modern movie studio through connections and social media

Next-gen media companies will mesh film and ads and branded content into one must-see stream. And Miller/Datri Entertainment, a brand-new film studio and content creation company, leads the charge. We asked co-founders Colby Reed Miller and James Edmund Datri what it all means.
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Disney increases Fox bid in response to Comcast challenge

Disney agreed to acquire many of the movie and television assets from 21st Century Fox in December 2017, but for a second time, Comcast has announced its own offer for Fox, challenging Disney's deal ahead of a shareholder meeting and before it's subjected to regulatory review.
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The Glitch Mob spent a year making a VR experience as otherwordly as their music

EDM group The Glitch Mob has a virtual reality experience accompanying their No. 1 Dance/Electric album "See Without Eyes." In an interview, bandmember Justin Boreta delved into that, and the inner workings of the group's spaceship-style stage design known as The Blade 2.0.
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Reeling from the latest ‘Handmaid’s Tale’? We spoke with the woman who wrote it

Episode 10 of the second season of The Handmaid's Tale might be the darkest so far for the award-winning Hulu series, and we spoke with writer Yahlin Chang about what went into 'The Last Ceremony' and what it means for June and the rest of the show's cast of characters.
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Who needs a studio or label? LANY hit it big singing into a blanket

Indie-pop trio LANY went from unknown musicians Billboard charters shortly after anonymously uploading their music to Soundcloud in 2014. Now, the band has their sights set on becoming arena-rock legends and doing it without depending on streaming services like Spotify or Apple Music.
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Two Feet recorded a song, put it on Soundcloud, and woke up famous

Two Feet is an alternative rock artist who hit it big when his breakthrough song scored 4 million streams on Soundcloud in a matter of hours. The 25 year old discusses how it felt to have his life change in a day, why musicians don't need to go music school, and Spotify's monopoly.
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Jimmy O. Yang on replacing Erlich, becoming the Urkel of ‘Silicon Valley’

Jimmy Yang plays Jian Yang from HBO's hit comedy series Silicon Valley following his emigration to America at the age of 13. Yang explains his expanded role, becoming the bad guy, and how working on the tech-centric series hasn't made him any more concerned about technology's privacy concerns.
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Founder of Red Bull Radio talks streaming service morality and the future of radio

Many Ameri, founder of 24/7 online radio station, Red Bull Radio, speaks on Red Bull's stance on Apple Music and Spotify's removal of artists from playlists, why long-form content still matters in an age of short attention spans, and how the future of radio is podcasts.
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Luke Cage’s showrunner treats every season like a hip-hop concept album

Season 2 of Luke Cage premieres June 22 on Netflix. Creator and showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker tells us where Luke Cage fits in Marvel's cinematic universe, the intricacies of blackness as a superpower, and why he's hoping the second season "breaks Netflix" all over again.
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Simon Pegg on humor, horror, a ‘Hot Fuzz’ TV show, and a Tarantino Star Trek

With his new film Terminal in theaters now, actor Simon Pegg discusses his knack for finding the light moments in dark subject matter, his thoughts on Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Star Trek movie, Tom Cruise's stunts, bringing Hot Fuzz to TV, and the next film for the Cornetto crew.
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Don’t miss a moment! Here’s how to stream today’s British royal wedding

What's more fun than a wedding? A royal wedding! On May 19, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will get married, and although they might have forgotten to invite you, you can still watch the festivities online. Here's how to watch the royal wedding, and why you should even care in the first place.
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Six of the best Festival-approved movies and TV shows to stream this year

The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival showcased 96 films and 21 television show episodes, from thought-provoking sci-fi to fascinating analysis of real-world incidents and trends shaping American culture, and we've picked the six of the best projects you'll be able to stream in the near future.
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Kendrick Lamar’s using AR to sell pairs of the new Cortez Kenny on tour

During Top Dawg Entertainment's nationwide Championship Tour, fans will get the chance to purchase Kendrick Lamar's new Cortez Kenny sneakers using Nike's SNKRS app -- but only if they're at the show. Fans who don't attend will have an opportunity to buy the sneakers via the app at a later time.
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These four virtual reality experiences will make you feel real emotions

At this year's Tribeca Film Festival, four exceptional virtual reality experiences felt real enough to inspire actual emotions in real life. Join us as we take a closer look at 1,000 Cut Journey, Vestige, Hero, and The Day The World Changed.
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A Steph Curry 3-pointer unlocks Under Armour’s new trivia game app

Steph IQ, Under Armour's new trivia game app, is activated by the first 3-pointer The Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry makes in each game of the 2018 NBA Playoffs. Fans will be able to win Curry's sneakers and more by answering multiple choice questions about basketball.
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Adrian Younge makes music for everything from orchestras to Netflix’s ‘Luke Cage’

In speaking with musician Adrian Younge, you instantly realize his DNA is probably made up of musical notes. He proudly eschews modern digital recording techniques in favor of more time-consuming analog ones. Along with Ali Shaheed Muhammad, he created the rapturous score for the Netflix series Luke Cage.
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The Handmaid’s Tale cast on why only Gilead’s powerful men get to use technology

The Handmaid's Tale stars Samira Wiley and Joseph Fiennes, and the show's executive producer, Warren Littlefield, reflect on how technology is a form of oppression in the hit show, as well as the scenes too gruesome to shoot, and what we might see in a potential season 3 of Hulu's award-winning series.
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Urban Legends wants to bring Migos and millennials into vinyl

Andre Torres, VP of urban catalog at Universal Music Enterprises, explained how Universal Music's new imprint Urban Legends plans to bring vinyl appreciation to the generations raised on streams and downloads.
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Reality hews too close to sci-fi dystopia for ‘Westworld’ star Jeffrey Wright

Leading up to the second season of HBO's hit sci-fi drama Westworld, Jeffrey Wright discusses what to expect from the new season, how he feels about online forums like Reddit, and rapidly blurring line between humans and technology. Season 2 of the HBO series premieres April 22.
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The evolution of sneakers and basketball, told by the NBA legends who lived it

Julius Erving, Ray Allen, and Rasheed Wallace spoke about the sneakers they wore during historic playoff moments, and how the NBA is in the middle of an evolution.
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‘Unsolved’ producer worked to find 2Pac and Biggie’s humanity, not their killers

Anthony Hemingway, executive producer of 'Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G," discusses how the show won't solve the rap stars' murders, but will provide closure in a different way. The series, about the legendary rappers who died young, is airing on the USA Network.
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Nike takes big step into connected tech by testing it in limited-edition sneakers

The limited-edition AF1 NikeConnect QS NYC are the first sneakers that Nike is testing its NFC technology inside.
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Why just listen when you can play? How Moodelizer makes music malleable

Dynamic Playback is a new music format technology from Moodelizer that lets listeners manipulate songs in real time, like switching from a pop version of a song to a remixed techno version. But there's more in store for the tech.
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‘Roseanne’ reboot on ABC pulls in over 18 million viewers

ABC has revived the classic family comedy Rosanne, and the eight-episode season is off to an impressive start in terms of ratings.
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Bleacher Report steps into the live TV arena with sports streamer B/R Live

Turner Broadcasting System is launching B/R Live, a streaming sports service powered by Bleacher Report, offering thousands of live sporting events.
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50 years in, Nike’s new digital studio defends its title as the king of kicks


The way you listen to music is in jeopardy. Here’s how Pandora plans to survive

Pandora's Elizabeth Moody spoke with Digital Trends about the changes that need to be made in the music industry in order for streaming services like Spotify and Pandora to become profitable.
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Guns N’ Roses alum Matt Sorum rocks beyond blockchain to fight labels, YouTube

Former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum spoke with Digital Trends about his upcoming, salacious autobiography, as well as Artbit, the crypto platform he's behind.
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Watch The Philharmonic Turntable Orchestra make a symphony out of turntables

Hi-fi audio brand Technics brought together 30 world-class DJ's to form The Philharmonic Turntable Orchestra, the world's first orchestra made of turntables, to celebrate LP Record Day in Japan.
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‘Billions’ third season is the showdown fans have been waiting for

We previewed the first five episodes of the Showtime drama series Billions' third season, and fans of the show can expect more of what they love, and all new twists.
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Outkast set a high bar for hip-hop. Duo Rae Sremmurd wants to clear it

Rae Sremmurd explains how the group's upcoming three-disc album, Sremmlife 3, is something legends like Outkast have never done and what we can expect from their first Reebok shoe.
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For singer Tory Lanez’ totally freestyled new album, memories are everything

Platinum-selling R&B artist Tory Lanez talked with Digital Trends about why you shouldn't store memories on social media, an upcoming collaboration with Drake, and more.
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From ‘The Simpsons’ to ‘This Is Us,’ these are the best TV couples ever

The best TV couples in history are the ones that get an emotional investment from viewers. We've compiled the best couples we've on TV, from old classics to new favorites.