MUSIC INDUSTRY: Amuse Going Head to Head with CD Baby, Tunecore

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While a lot of independent artists are familiar with music aggregators such as TuneCore and CD Baby, it appears the new Swedish startup Amuse is throwing its hat in the distribution ring, with a number of industry heavyweights at its helm. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 If you've been using a music aggregator like CD Baby or TunCore to get your music out to a wider audience, it looks like there's a new alternative available that has a unique twist. Swedish startup Amuse (amuse.io) was founded by a team of industry heavyweights, and they've just received $15.5 million in funding to expand global operations, especially in the U.S...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Recording Academy Ceo Neil Portnow to Step Down

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The Recording Academy has announced that long serving President/CEO Neil Portnow will not to seek an extension on his current contract, which expires in July of 2019. Portnow announced his plans to step down from his position at the Recording Academy's semi-annual Board of Trustees meeting last week. According to the RIAA, Portnow will collaborate with the Board to create a transition plan while continuing his work as President of the Recording Academy, and MusiCares, and Chair of the Board of the GRAMMY Museum...

EVENT: In Touch Entertainment Announced Today Its Summer Jazz Series Lineup

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In Touch Entertainment is announcing the summer lineup of its highly successful jazz series held in a legendary New York music venue, Zinc. The programs consist of Piano Jazz, Trumpet Masters, Boss Tenors, Percussion Masters, Dangerous Rhythms (curated by bestselling author and Latin jazz enthusiast T.J. English), and Vocal Mania. The latter is also debuting this month on the West Coast, with performances held at Vitello's Jazz and Supper Club in Studio City, CA starting on June 29...

RADIO: JazzWeek Radio Chart: June 4, 2018

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All About Jazz publishes the weekly JazzWeek radio chart. Discover new releases, track chart movement, and learn what is being played on jazz radio stations around the United States. Enjoy! TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 1 1 Joey Alexander Eclipse (Motema) 330 326 +4 3 54 1 4 2 5...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Joan Stiles

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All About Jazz is celebrating Joan Stiles' birthday today! Pianist/composer Joan Stiles has been gaining recognition for her highly creative approach to the jazz tradition. She recently joined the roster of pianists who have appeared on Marian McPartland's PianoJazz show and she was profiled on WBGO's hour-long 'Jazz from the Archives' broadcast. Her 2nd CD, Hurly-Burly garnered a 4-star review from Downbeat Magazine and topped JazzWeek Radio charts. Ted Panken writes... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: Youtubers Dig Red Garland

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Whenever I'm searching around YouTube, I'm always amazed when I come across pianists around the world playing convincingly in the style of a jazz giant. Or convincingly enough that they sound like they're having a ball. Yesterday, I found a bunch of Red Garland wannabes. I play some piano, but if I were to take lessons again, I'd aspire to play like Red. Who wouldn't...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Ticketfly, Major Venues Offline 12 HRS After Hack, Ransom Demand [update 3]

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Ticketfly and the sites of many of the major venues and promoters it services are offline as the ticketing company struggles with a major "cyber incident." Still offline as of 5PM ET Thursday, the site, which is owned by Eventbrite, went dark before 6AM ET Thursday with the tweet: "To protect our clients and fans, and to secure the website and related data, we have temporarily taken all Ticketfly systems offline...

CAREER: Looking For Good Band Photos? Don't Do This

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While your band photos may technically have anything to do with your music, they are nonetheless part of your brand, and having a solid set of band pictures is important. Here we look at how to avoid ending up with pictures that are cliche garbage. Guest post by Patrick McGuire of the ReverbNation Blog...

WEBSITE: All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: May 2018

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All About Jazz features a free song every day spanning all genres of jazz, and of the 30 tracks featured in May, these ten represent our personal favorites. We also included the top ten reader favorites as indicated by total listens. Musicians and record labels can submit full length MP3s for consideration here...


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