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Today, Instagram
announced the launch of
@ Music, an account
dedicated to highlighting
both well-known up-and-
coming artists from around
the world. The goal:
showcase the love of music
in the Instagram
community by showing
users a different side of
the artists and musicians.
Instagram wrote about the
new account in a blog post:
It means highlighting music
photographers, album
illustrators, instrument
makers and, of course,
fans. In the Instagram
tradition, we will also
welcome community
participation with a new,
music-themed monthly
hashtag project.
@Music will feature six
posts per week including
three different series:
#LocallySourced
featuring unsigned
artists
#DoubleTrack featuring
artist interest outside of
music
#15SecondLessons
featuring how-to videos
The first artist featured as
part of the launch was
@Questlove, Roots
drummer and leader of the
Tonight Show house band.
In addition to being an early
adopter to social media,
apparently Questlove likes
to use his Instagram
account to geek out about
food. This has become a
real passion for him since
visiting The Cooking Lab in
Seattle.
He told Instagram:
I never thought of myself
as a science nerd. I am now
more into science than I
am into actual music.
The blog takes readers on a
journey of Questlove’s
discovery and love affair
with music, from sharing
his insomnia with Donny
Hathaway at the tender age
of three, to getting his first
drum set as a surprise
Christmas gift four years
later.
Read more about
Questlove on Instagram
@ Music and follow the
account for more features
on artists you love and
artists on the rise.

Instagram Launches @Music

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The five new filters that
Instagram released back in
December have reportedly
been such a hit with users,
the company has unveiled
three more retouching
options: Lark, Reyes and
Juno. According to
Instagram’s blog, Lark
softens reds in favor of blue
and green hues to highlight
landscape shots while Reyes
washes out the image as a
whole to create a weathered
and vintage feel. The Juno
filter is geared more for
portraits. It boosts warm
tones and whites while
adding a slight green tint to
cooler colors.
Additionally, Instagram now
supports emoji in its
hashtags. As the company’s
blog explains, “…you can
discover even more by
adding them to your own
photos and videos, searching
them on the Explore page
and tapping on them when
you see them in captions.”
These features roll out
today; look for iOS version
6.11.0 in the App Store and
Android version 6.20.0 in
Google Play.

Instagram debuts three new filters and emoji hashtags