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TRENDS: Stock Watch: Eventbrite, Spotify and Snap

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With more music and music related stock traded on the public markets, Hypebot is stepping up its coverage of the markets, quarterly reports and earnings calls. Here, with a help from CelebrityAccess, are updates on Eventbrite, Spotify and Snap. Snapchat parent company Snap saw its stock drop in pre-market trading Wednesday, after divulging that regulators at the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating whether it misled investors before the launch of its IPO last year. Meanwhile, Eventbrite's first earnings call as a publicly traded company has been said to sound like 'business as usual' as its September IPO was called a success and Spotify stock seems to have bottom out after days of rocky trading...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Lead Sheets to 10 Charles Nathan Songs Now Available

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Soaring Music Publications has redesigned its store page to include links to 10 Charles Nathan "lead-sheet pages." At each lead-sheet page you can listen to a recording of the song, and see samples of the lead sheet and three different types of lyric sheets which are included with the download. All 10 of the Charles Nathan Songs are available in seven different keys. Each lead-sheet page contains a picture and notes. The 10 lead-sheet links are located in the middle of the Soaring Music Publications store page...

PERFORMANCE / TOUR: Mangia E Jazz at Chris' Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia

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November is a celebration of Italian American jazz artists at Chris' Jazz Cafe and their favorite dishes that reflect their heritage. 'All month long we're showcasing musicians with Italian roots,' said Chef/Owner Mark DeNinno. 'We thought it would be fun to tie in their favorite dishes, so guests can actually eat what the artists enjoy.' The lineup launches this Saturday, November 3rd and the Italian menu items will only be available on the evening of the performances noted below...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Kevin Eubanks

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All About Jazz is celebrating Kevin Eubanks' birthday today! Kevin Tyrone Eubanks (born November 15, 1957 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), is an American jazz guitarist who has been the leader of the Tonight Show Band with host Jay Leno since 1995. He played with Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Slide Hampton, and Sam Rivers before starting to lead his own groups in 1983. Like his brother Robin Eubanks, a jazz trombonist, he has played on record with Dave Holland. In 2005... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: Hot Track: Venus de Milo

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In 1949, Gerry Mulligan arranged a song he wrote called Venus de Milo for the Miles Davis Nonet, better known now as the Birth of the Cool Band. The group recorded the song in April of that year. Eight years later, the song was recorded again in early December of 1957 by an octet. The album was The Gerry Mulligan Songbook Vol. 1 and featured a killer lineup of players: Lee Konitz (as); Allen Eager (ts); Zoot Sims (as,ts); Al Cohn (bar,ts); Gerry Mulligan (bar); Freddie Green (g); Henry Grimes (b) and Dave Bailey (d). Bill Holman wrote the arrangements...

TRENDS: Facebook Outage Reveals People Still Read News Other Ways, Would Youtube Outage Reveal Something Similar About Music?

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While YouTube has certainly moved in on the music industry in a major way, carving out a huge swathe of listens and views, a recent news outage at Facebook has suggested consumers may not be as dedicated to these major sites as was at first thought, and that, were YouTube to disappear, consumers would have no trouble moving on to greener pastures in order to get the music they crave...

FESTIVAL: Festicket Raises Another $ 10.5 Million

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Festicket , the music festival travel and experiences platform has raised a $ 10.5 million D-Series financing round led by venture capital firm Beringea plus InMotion Ventures, Channel 4's Commercial Growth Fund, Lepe Partners, U-Start and former Spinnin 'Records CEO Eelko Van Kooten. Prior to this Series D round, Festicket has raised $ 13.7 million. Eyal Malinger, chief investment officer at Beringea, will join Festicket's board of directors, as well as Treatwell's chief operating officer, Ben Leaver...

RADIO: Talk Mode with Eamonn Lenihan -- New Podcast Series Offers Three Jazz Interviews a Week

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'Duke Ellington reckoned 'Too much talk stinks up the place'. And of course it must be about the music. But sincere, intelligent conversation can lead to enlightenment. My role, as podcast host, is to steer guests away from bland, chat show patter into areas of genuine interest...' -- Eamonn Lenihan 'Talk Mode', the very first podcast by broadcaster Eamonn Lenihan, launched on November 2nd. It's a series he feels will appeal to seasoned jazz lovers and newcomers alike. Exclusive interviews will be available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Pitched to listeners with a basic knowledge of jazz, Eamonn will always try to bring along those new to the music. Either way, it should be a true journey of discovery. The conversations with invited guests provide opportunities for informed opinion, useful information and one or two anecdotes. Plenty of success stories can be heard, obviously, as well as some of the struggles endured by artists. Already, guests have been lined up from USA, the UK, mainland Europe, Cuba, Australia, India and Armenia...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: George Cables

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All About Jazz is celebrating George Cables' birthday today! When George Cables was going to school in New York City he used to walk the streets at night, taking in the cosmopolitan sights and sounds, mentally recording his encounters with "so many different kinds of people." In his musical career as well, Cables has prowled sidestreets and main thoroughfares in relative anonymity, absorbing countless influences into his personal style. Born in New York City on November 14, 1944... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: Bill Holman: Octets, 1950s

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One of my favorite West Coast jazz arrangers is Bill Holman. His pen is absolutely gorgeous for ensembles of all sizes, from quintets to big bands. While listening to Richie Kamuca albums in 1956 and '57 yesterday, I was thunderstruck by an octet session Bill played on and arranged. Which made me think about how superb all of Bill's many octet sessions are -- whether he's playing in one or or arranging...

CAREER: Beginner's Guide to Building an Audience

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As an artist, building an audience is one of the hardest and most important things to do, and it can be difficult to know where to start. Here we look at helpful comprehensive beginner's guide to successfully growing an audience from the ground up. Guest post from the TuneCore Blog [Editors Note:The following is an installment in our series of a partnership between TuneCore and students at Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business at Belmont University. In an attempt to offer new insight and educational content for independent artists, we're excited to give these music industry professionals of the future a journalistic platform...

PERFORMANCE / TOUR: A Two-Phase Classic Jazz Journey

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Trombonist Bill Allred and his Classic Jazz Band brought their Charlotte County Jazz Society audience on a musical journey, on Monday, November 12, that explored music rooted in New Orleans, moved up the Mississippi River, and then over the highways to dig into the big band phenomenon that took the country by storm starting in the 1930s...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Hampton Hawes

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All About Jazz is celebrating Hampton Hawes' birthday today! Who Was Hampton Hawes? Although one rarely hears of Hampton Hawes today he was a significant presence on the jazz scene in the mid- 50s then again from the mid-60s on until his death in 1977. A direct descendant of bebop who had been variously classified as "West Coast" and "funk-jazz" or "rhythm school," Hawes transcended all these categories. He was famous for his prodigious right hand, his deep groove, his very personal playing... Read more...

CAREER: Want More People at Your Gigs? Send Gig Reminder Emails

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Despite how great your fans may be, they can't be counted on to know when all your upcoming gigs are, and need a little gentle reminding in order to get them through the venue door. Here we look at an email reminder strategy that won't irritate fans but can help keep a show on their radar. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: The Other Playlists: How Behavior Impacts Songs

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Since the beginning of the recording industry, the limitations imposed by format have directly influenced music, from wax cylinders to MP3s. Here we look at how the now dominant format -- streaming -- is reshaping music. Guest post from AWAL 'We should get good enough that you don't have to take your phone out of your pocket to get the right stuff,' Echo Nest CEO Jim Lucchese told FiveThirtyEight in 2014, soon after Spotify acquired the Boston-based music intelligence startup. The corporate absorption would lead to Discover Weekly, and Lucchese's offhand comment speaks volumes about the evolution of listening -- and creating, by default...

RECORDING: Dexter Gordon: Live, '63 + '77

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In 1962, tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon moved his base of operations to Copenhagen, Denmark, returning to the U.S. in 1976. Shortly after his move abroad, Gordon was recorded live at the Modern Jazz Club Persepolis in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on January 20, 1963. And shortly after his move back to the States, he was recorded at Espace Cardin, in Paris, on September 25, 1977. Both recordings have just been released and both are superb, capturing Gordon at the start of new chapters...

TRENDS: 90% Of Consumers in Spotify's Home Market Stream Music, but Only 43% Pay for It

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A new streaming music survey in the Nordic countries offers a look at what may be the best that Spotify and the music industry can hope for when it comes to paid versus free streaming. Since streaming music was all but invented there, the Nordic countries of Norway, Finland, Denmark and Spotify's home country of Sweden, are considered to be streaming's most mature market...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Mariano

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All About Jazz is celebrating Charlie Mariano's birthday today! Charlie Mariano is an American jazz alto saxophonist. He played with one of the Stan Kenton big bands, Toshiko Akiyoshi (his then wife), Charles Mingus, Eberhard Weber, the United Jazz and Rock Ensemble and numerous other notable musicians. His career can easliy be divided into two. Early on he was a fixture in Boston, playing with Shorty Sherock (1948), Nat Pierce (1949-50) and his own groups... Read more...

RECORDING: Art Pepper: Toronto, 1977

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At the end of July 1977, Art Pepper went into New York's Village Vanguard. Recordings of nine sets over three days would be released years later as a nine-CD boxed set called the Complete Village Vanguard Sessions. It was heralded as some of Pepper's finest late-career playing. But a month before his Vanguard run, Pepper was in Toronto at Bourbon Street with a different pickup trio -- Bernie Senensky (p) Gene Perla or Dave Piltch and (b) Terry Clarke (d)...

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