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New to L.A. / Ex-New Yorker
Associate Entertainment Editor — Mashable
As seen in:  Mashable
Covers:  social tv, entertainment, music, celebrities, apps, technology

I’m @Mashable's entertainment reporter, where I interview celebs, TV networks and record labels about trending news topics or their digital/social presences.

Brian Hernandez's Biography

People call me “BAH” — as in the sound sheep make — because of my initials.

I’m an entertainment reporter at Mashable, where I interview celebrities, TV networks, record labels and other entertainment sources about trending news topics or their digital presences and social media campaigns.

Before joining Mashable, I was a business reporter at TechMediaNetwork, where I wrote news about small businesses, social media, technology, consumer trends and workplace behaviors ...

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Zedd threw a fiery listening party for 50 fans in the middle of the desert — JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA - "Come on, you damn fire, I wrote a song for you," Zedd, the Grammy-winning "Clarity" DJ, yelled while staring at a giant wooden Z that was just set ablaze in the middle of the Mojave Desert on Saturday night.

Artists are changing profiles blue for Jay Z's new music streaming service — LOS ANGELES - If you're seeing blue on Twitter and Facebook, you're not alone. Many of the world's biggest artists are rallying behind Jay Z's new music streaming service Tidal by changing their profile and cover photos to teal blue on Sunday night.

Madonna and Taylor Swift's surprise performance was full of ghostly grace — LOS ANGELES - In a surprise move, Taylor Swift joined Madonna for a restrained performance of the Material Girl's "Ghosttown" at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday. Swift strummed her acoustic guitar while Madonna took the lead on vocals on the ballad, which is the second single behind "Living for Love" from Madonna's Rebel Heart.

Life after 1D: Zayn Malik is making solo music with a Sam Smith producer — The story of Zayn Malik's life is veering into solo territory. After quitting One Direction on Wednesday, the 22-year-old crooner is already embarking on a solo career with Naughty Boy, The Sun learned in a recent interview with Malik. Naughty Boy was a producer on Sam Smith's mega-successful debut album In the Lonely Hour and, together, they created "La La La."

Meerkat and Periscope for concerts? Katy Perry says 'embrace the future' — LOS ANGELES - It's inevitable: Meerkat and Periscope, the rival live-streaming apps that have taken the world by storm this month, will be used at countless concerts by fans who want to instantly share their experiences with their friends, family and followers. But how do artists feel about their ticketed shows being broadcast to non-concertgoers for free?

Rihanna debuts 'BBHMM' song on Dubsmash app, inciting mixed reactions — LOS ANGELES - Rihanna commanded her legion of fans late Wednesday night to download video-messaging app Dubsmash in order to hear her new single. Head to Dubsmash for my new single #BBHMM!!

Bands and brands unite at SXSW to put $1 million of instruments in schools — AUSTIN, Texas - You can never be too busy to pay it forward. Rock band Portugal The Man, amid hustling to complete its eighth studio album, has found time to help a new generation of students potentially transform into musicians by joining StubHub at SXSW to infuse schools with $1 million of musical instruments.

MTV launches social category to honor indie artists for SXSW's Woodie Awards — AUSTIN, Texas - Social media has undoubtedly altered the way musicians distribute music and interact with fans, and these changes particularly have helped unsigned artists find success on their own terms via social as well as Youtube, Soundcloud and Bandcamp.

Iggy Azalea, A$AP Rocky and Hot Chip will headline Samsung's SXSW parties — AUSTIN, Texas - How fancy. Iggy Azalea, A$AP Rocky and Hot Chip will headline Samsung's three different South by Southwest parties scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Mashable has learned. Samsung plans to distribute concert wristbands only to Galaxy owners who have the Milk Music radio app downloaded on their devices.

Documentary about film scores seeks final crescendo of Kickstarter funds — LOS ANGELES - To the right of Kenny Holmes' half-eaten bagel, his phone flashes with notifications from a Kickstarter app, each pop-up message signifying a new donation to his already fully funded crowdfunding campaign to create a documentary about film scores.
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Mar 30, 2015

Here's @ZaynMalik's 1st solo song "I Won't Mind" RT @naughtyboymusic: let the music do the talking .. thank us later…

Mar 30, 2015

RT @tyleroakley: 2014 vs. 2015 - still time left to donate: give what you can, money goes to @TrevorProject <3 http:…

Mar 30, 2015

Am I the only one who thinks about tacos all damn day?

Mar 30, 2015

The #TIDALforALL live stream taught me very little. But @Madonna knows how to sign a declaration like a boss

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