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The latest news in media, entertainment, and other happenings in the City of Angels
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Metallica leaves Warner Music with its masters, forms Blackened Records - Los Angeles Times

Metallica leaves Warner Music with its masters, forms Blackened Records - Los Angeles Times | Life in Los Angeles | Scoop.it

Metallica is leaving Warner Music and forming a new label called Blackened Records. The longstanding relationship between Warner and Metallica has finally ended after many years of successful partnership. According to the band, one of the reasons that factored into the breakup is the ability for Metallica to control its creative destiny. As we have seen with other artists who have gone to alternative record labels in lieu of the mega-producers, song writing and creativity often fuels dissent between the artist and the producer. While the artist may be the one who receives the fame for music, the producers are largely in control of what actually makes it to the mainstream public. There has been a much greater resurgency of artists trying to get back to their original creative roots, and it wil certainly be interesting to see how Metallica handles this new entrepreneurial shift towards independence.


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LA Clippers Outsourcing Online Media

LA Clippers Outsourcing Online Media | Life in Los Angeles | Scoop.it
The FanSided Network — this site’s parent company and the fastest growing independent sports network on the Internet — is looking for knowledgeable writers who’d like to cover the Los Angeles Clippers  here on Fully Clips.

 

It's finally come to this point. The blogosphere has developed so quickly (and very professionally), that large companeis are looking to outsource their work in an attempt to shed costs associated with keeping a large staff of writers to stay up to date with the team's news. After all, there are plenty of die-hard fans who would do it for free! The LA Clippers are just one team to do this, but expect many more to follow suit. After all, genuine fans have the most to say, the most to criticize, and are the most entertaining to listen to.

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Los Angeles Walking Tour

Los Angeles Walking Tour | Life in Los Angeles | Scoop.it

This map-based site contains hundreds of images of downtown Los Angeles, Displaying its tremendous architectural, cultural, and economic diversity. Maps of seven downtown subregions are accessible either by clicking on this map or on the list of subregion names to the left. Each regional map provides access to specific places in downtown in the same way. This is one of the coolest things that I have found for my project. It gives you a sense of the different areas tat make up downtown LA. Los Angeles itself is massive, with many large sub-cities that comprise the Greater LA area. However, even downtown is broken up into many different little parts. What's very cool about this map is that it really breaks down the downtown area into its smallest parts and highlights things in great detail. It'll show you the location of many shops, retail stores, and banks. Each sector of the map can be clicked on and enhanced to be viewed in much greater clarity and detail.


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Superstorm causes major entertainment disruption - San Jose Mercury News

Superstorm causes major entertainment disruption - San Jose Mercury News | Life in Los Angeles | Scoop.it

"David Letterman didnt get many laughs for his monologue Monday: The "Late Show" host told his jokes to a mostly empty Ed Sullivan Theater."

 

We've all heard of Hurricane Sandy and its rampage through the West Coast. We've even felt the effects here in Ann Arbor (notice the drop from 75-degree to 40-degree weather in just a few days). I figured it wouldn't impact any West Coast weather, but I never thought about other ways Sandy might influence happenings around the country. 

 

While many consider LA the media capital of the world, most shows and major studios are shot and headquartered in NYC. So, if you thought your favorite TV shows would go on business as usual because they originate from Hollywood, time to think again.

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