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RADIO: Radio Holds Key to Streaming Growth [mark Mulligan]

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Streaming use is growing and broadcast radio's audience is shrinking. No surprise there. But what is of interest is the slow pace of the shift, which presents opportunities for streaming to reach a much broader audience and the time for radio to reinvent itself. By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA Last week MIDiA held its latest quarterly research and networking event at Gibson Brands Showrooms in the heart of London's West End. The event was heavily over-subscribed and was a great success (there are some photos at the bottom of this post)...

TRENDS: Discs to Digital: The Strange History of Music Formats

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While streaming has become the dominant form of music consumption, the road to get here was a complex and varied one. Here we look at the history of the physical music formats, dating back as far as the 1870s, and how it led us to where we are now. Guest post by Jaclyn Kendall of Soundfly's Flypaper (This article originally appeared on the Landr Blog)...

RECORDING: Buddy Rich "The Lost Tapes" Now Available on CD and Vinyl LP

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Lightyear Entertainment and Lobitos Creek Ranch, in association with Scabeba Entertainment and the Buddy Rich Estate, have released the live album The Lost Tapes featuring Buddy Rich and his Big Band, recorded in 1985 at the King Street Studios in San Francisco on CD and vinyl LP. The album is part of the Buddy Rich Centennial Celebration. Buddy was born on September 30, 1917...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Henry Threadgill

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All About Jazz is celebrating Henry Threadgill's birthday today! Henry Threadgill first performed as a percussionist in his high school marching band before taking up the baritone saxophone and later a large portion of the woodwind instrument family. He soon settled primarily upon the alto saxophone and the flute... Read more...

TRENDS: Music Festival Culture is Now Playlist Culture [cherie Hu]

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In this article, Cherie Hu explores how music festivals have adapted to the rise of playlist culture, through partnerships with streaming services and even the way in which festivals market themselves to fans. Guest post by Cherie Hu on Forbes LAS VEGAS, NV- SEPTEMBER 23: Fans attend the Daytime Village Presented by Capital One at the 2017 HeartRadio Music Festival at the Las Vegas Village on September 23, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for iHeartMedia )...

EVENT: Bandsintown Produces SXSW's First Data Driven Showcase

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Concert discovery platform Bandsintown is producing its first ever showcase at SXSW. Dubbed the music conference's first ever data driven showcase, participating artists were chosen from Bandintown's Big Break program made up of touring acts that have grown from 100 to 5,000 or more followers on the platform in last 6 months...

CAREER: How Free Music Giveaways Make Money over Time

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Given everything that the music industry's been through, it's understandable that the word "free" can often evoke a negative reaction when dropped in music business circles. That said, however, judiciously applied giveaways can yield decidedly positive results in the long run. Guest post by Ben from Subreel...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Trump's FCC Pats Itself on Back for Historically Stupid Year

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As anyone vaguely aware of industry news over the past year has no doubt noticed, Trump's FCC, led by Ajit Pai, hasn't been particularly beneficial to either the internet or the average consumers. I has, however, helped to sooth frightened media monopolies. Guest post by Karl Bode from Techdirt If you've been playing along at home, Trump's FCC hasn't been particularly kind to consumers, competition, or the health of the internet. It has, however, been a massive boon to major ISPs terrified of disruption and competition, especially those looking to forge new media monopolies where they dominate both the conduit&#151 and the content&#151 coming to the home...

FESTIVAL: Boz Scaggs, Jill Scott, and Lake Street Dive Are Final Three Headliners Announced for Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

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e: Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) June 22 to June 30, 2018. Guitarist and singer, m: Boz Scaggs, will perform on Saturday, June 23. Grammy Award-winning singer songwriter, m: Jill Scott, will perform on Friday, June 29. Soul pop band, m: Lake Street Dive, will perform on Thursday, June 28. All shows will take place at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre at 8 p.m...

RECORDING: Chicago VI Decades Live Available April 6

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Chicago's Current U.S. Tour Includes Its First Las Vegas Residency At The Venetian, As Well As Shows Featuring A Performance of Chicago II In Its Entirety Chicago has been a concert force for more than 50 years, thrilling its legion of fans with performances that never disappoint. This spring, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will celebrate their live legacy with a 4CD/1DVD collection of previously unreleased concert recordings, which includes several deep cuts that have never appeared on any of the band's live albums...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Rob McConnell

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All About Jazz is celebrating Rob McConnell's birthday today! Robert Murray Gordon (Rob) McConnell was a Canadian jazz valve trombonist, composer, arranger, music educator and recording artist. Rob McConnell took up the valve trombone in high school, and began his performing career in the early 1950s, performing and studying with Don Thompson, Bobby Gimby, and later, with fellow Canadian Maynard Ferguson. In 1968 he formed The Boss Brass... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: Eddie Bert: Kaleidoscope

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In the early 1950s, with the 10-inch LP format on the rise, New York had a crew of jazz musicians who were superb studio swingers. They were dependable, driven and could really get feet tapping. Their watering hole was Charlie's Tavern on the west side of Seventh Avenue between 51st and 52nd St., in the Roseland Building. Since Charlie's banned known junkies to limit the theft of horns and fights that often followed, producers used the tavern as a place to recruit top studio musicians for recording sessions...

VIDEO / DVD: "Bill Frisell, a Portrait" Now Available on Bluray, DVD and Vod

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"Winning Portrait About A Very Nice Guitarist' -- New York Times Critics Choice Following a successful year on the festival circuit and cinema runs in jny: New York City and jny: Los Angeles, Australian filmmaker Emma Franz's intimate and insightful film portrait of renowned virtuoso guitarist and composer Bill Frisell is now avail able on BluRay, DVD and VOD , exclusively from: BillFrisellFilm.com...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Wardell Gray

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All About Jazz is celebrating Wardell Gray's birthday today! Wardell Gray was one of the truly great, yet by now almost obscure, bebop tenor saxophonists. With a smooth mellow and consistent tone, he created a tenor style that veered from swing to bebop, a style that was elegant, sure-footed, mature and distinctive. His premature death under mysterious circumstances in 1955, robbed the jazz world of another unique player, and cast him into distant recollection... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: Harold Mabern: Pisces Calling

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Pianist Harold Mabern has been known for his sideman work. In the 1960s and '70s, he was on Hank Mobley's Dippin', Lee Morgan's The Gigolo, Jackie McLean's Consequence, Blue Mitchell's Bring It Home to Me, Gene Ammons's The Black Cat and Stanley Turrentine's Don't Mess With Mr. T to name a few. Starting in 1968, Mabern also began recording leadership albums with horn players such as George Coleman, Blue Mitchell, Virgil Jones, Lee Morgan, Hubert Laws, among others...

CAREER: Musician's Guide to Facebook Live

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Facebook Live has become an excellent way for artists to connect with fans via impromptu video sessions. Here Chris Robley details how artists can take their Facebook Live presence up a notch, with minimal tools tools needed. Re-post from CD Baby's DIY Musician blog, by Chris Robley Here's the thing about Facebook Live: you can go live with nothing more than your phone...

CAREER: 10 Important Question to Ask Before Hiring a Music PR Agency

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While bands or artists may be inclined to jump ahead to hiring a PR company in hopes of having their career made, they are often disappointed by the results. Here we look at ten essential questions to ask yourself before making the decision to have a PR agency take you on. Guest post by Maddy Raven of music PR firm Burstimo...

CAREER: What Does Your Music Distributor Do for You?

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Janette Berrios, Director of Marketing from Symphonic Distribution talks with Music Business Weekly podcast co-host Jay Gilbert, about indie distribution and artist services like playlist pitching, sync licensing, YouTube and educating indie artists...

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