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MUSIC INDUSTRY: Key Industry Players Uninvited to All Male Mma Signing at White House

Recording Academy chief Neil Portnow was introduced by Trump as, "in the world of music [he] is big stuff." But key industry players were invited, then uninvited to the signing of the bipartisan Music Modernization Act Reasons for the disinvitations were not disclosed, but President Trump is known to use White House invitations as a way to reward loyalty, as well as, to punish any past criticism...

RADIO: JazzWeek Radio Chart: October 15, 2018

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 2 1 Count Basie Orchestra All About That Basie (Concord Jazz...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Harry Allen

All About Jazz is celebrating Harry Allen's birthday today! Gene Lees writes, "Stan Getz was once asked his idea of the perfect tenor saxophone soloist. His answer was, \'My technique, Al Cohn\'s ideas, and Zoot\'s time.\' The fulfillment of that ideal may well be embodied in thirty-year-old Harry Allen." BMG recording artist Harry Allen has over twenty recordings to his name. Three of Harry\'s CDs have won Gold Disc Awards from Japan\'s Swing Journal Magazine... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: Hot Track: Rumpus Room

Newly signed to MGM Records in 1951, clarinetist Buddy DeFranco formed a powerhouse big band featuring Bernie Glow, Don Joseph, Dickie Mills and Dale Pierce (tp); Frank "Ace" Lane, Al Robertson and Fred Zito (tb); Buddy DeFranco (cl); Angelo Cicalese and Gene Quill (as); Buddy Arnold and Eddie Wasserman (ts); Danny Bank (bar); Teddy Charles (vib); Teddy Corabi (p); Bill Anthony (b); Frank DeVito (d) and Bonnie Richards (vcl)...

CAREER: Maintaining Rights to Your Masters and Why It Means Everything

Gone are the days of labels compelling artists to relinquish creative control of their music in exchange for a promised lengthy in music. In this piece we take a hard look at why maintaining control of your masters is so critical for an artist operating in 2018. Guest post from AWAL For decades, labels have leveraged the allure of a full-time music career to ink deals that swipe copyrights from artists. Today, tides have changed. Whether financial stability is around the corner or old news, you don't need to sacrifice creative control and ownership to make it. Hold tight to those masters and keep scrolling...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: What is the Music Modernization Act and What Does Mean for You?

The Music Modernization Act was signed into law by President Trump today. The multifaceted legislation had widespread industry support as an overdue overhaul of antiquated licensing laws. But what is the MMA and what does it mean for you? The Music Modernization Act (H.R. 5447) packaged together several music licensing reform bills including the CLASSICS Act, the AMP Act, elements of the previously introduced Music Modernization Act and the rate standard parity provisions from the Fair Play Fair Pay Act...

WEBSITE: Find the Best Jazz Venues by City with All About Jazz Poll Results!

We're asking the astute readers at All About Jazz (that's you!) to vote for your favorite jazz venues in the world. If you've already voted, you can view the up-to-the-minute results from here. You can also filter results by city to view which venues your fellow readers prefer most: from jny: London and jny: Paris to jny: New York City and jny: San Francisco...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Art Blakey

All About Jazz is celebrating Art Blakey's birthday today! Born in 1919, Art Blakey began his musical career, as did many jazz musicians, in the church. The foster son of a devout Seventh Day Adventist Family, Art learned the piano as he learned the Bible, mastering both at an early age. But as Art himself told it so many times... Read more...

RADIO: Here is Why Siriusxm Pandora Deal Makes Sense

It's been a minute since SiriusXM bought up streaming service Pandora, a purchase decision which should greatly benefit the satellite streamer in a number of areas. including making it the worlds biggest audio entertainment company. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Now that some of the dust has settled on SiriusXM's $3.5 billion acquisition of streaming service Pandora, things have become a little clearer on why the deal makes sense for both parties. Although the all-stock transaction was announced last month, it's expected to close in the first quarter of 2019. This is a win/win if there ever was one as SiriusXM now becomes a somewhat different yet formidable competitor to Spotify and Apple Music...

CAREER: Promoting a Limited Time Special Offer: A How-to Guide

Lately Patreon has been going the extra mile in trying help its users maximize potential on the site, including allowing its users to provide special limited time offers to their fans. Here Brian Hazard walks us step-by-step through the art of limited time offers, both generally and using Patreon specifically...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Pledgemusic Reorganizes After Late Payment Problems

PledgeMusic is reorganizing its executive team after months of payment problems. As we reported last week, CEO Dominic Pandiscia has stepped down. Now company executives are taking on new roles in an effort to turnaround the popular music crowdfunding site. Co-Founder Malcolm Dunbar has been elevated to Global President and COO, building on the success of the UK and European division. Co-Founder Jayce Varden has returned and Scott Graves has re-joined as President of the North American territory. Members of the finance team were replaced in recent months...

PERFORMANCE / TOUR: Jazz at Princeton University Announces Dynamic 2018-2019 Season November 14, 2018 - May 11, 2019

Jazz at Princeton University, helmed by acclaimed saxophonist/composer m: Rudresh Mahanthappa, presents a dynamic and compelling 2018-2019 Season, November 14, 2018 - May 11, 2019. Highlights include performances by student groups joined by guest artists including Blue Note Records trumpeter m: Ambrose Akinmusire, legendary vocalist m: Nnenna Freelon, and Grammy winner and drummer m: Terri Lyne Carrington. In April, Jazz at Princeton will present Princeton University's first-ever outdoor Jazz Festival...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Thelonious Monk

All About Jazz is celebrating Thelonious Monk's birthday today! With the arrival Thelonious Sphere Monk, modern music -- let alone modern culture -- simply hasn't been the same. Recognized as one of the most inventive pianists of any musical genre, Monk achieved a startlingly original sound that even his most devoted followers have been unable to successfully imitate. His musical vision was both ahead of its time and deeply rooted in tradition... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: Maynard Ferguson: New York, 1950

In December 1950, the Stan Kenton Orchestra appeared on Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town TV broadcast. While the variety show hosted by an awkward Sullivan aired on CBS, not many people saw the band's newest addition -- trumpeter Maynard Ferguson. Television was in its infancy then and few homes had one. Fortunately tapes survived of Kenton's first TV appearance and Ferguson's spectacular debut...

CAREER: The 3 Best Ways to Ensure Your Next Event is Sold Out

No matter how much work you sink into a show or tour, it'll all be for not if no one shows up. Marketing is key to filling the house, and while it may seem difficult or intimidating, it could really be much worse. Here we look at three of the best ways to guarantee your next event is sold out. Guest post by Ronnie Higgins of Eventbrite...

CAREER: Getting Started with Email Newsletters as a Musician

While most artists likely already have some presence on social media, a great way to strengthen your platform and better connect with fans is to implement an email newsletter into your strategy. Here we look at some tips and ideas for getting started. Guest post by by Freddie Tubbs of the Symphonic Blog...

PERFORMANCE / TOUR: Jazz Mastery on Parade

Classic jazz from New Orleans is essential to performances by singer Lisa Kelly and trumpeter JB Scott but the couple showed once again what a wide net they cast when digging into material from the jazz canon, Great American Songbook and vintage popular standards. In the Charlotte County Jazz Society's 2081-19 season opener on Monday, October 8, their sextet mixed in a lot of fresh material with six of their concert staples, five of them rooted in New Orleans. This was the band's third visit to Port Charlotte in five years...

RECORDING: Performance and Visual Artist Diane Hoffman to Release Third Album Do I Love You Produced by Ulysses Owens, Jr. Featuring a Dynamic Ensemble

Vocalist and visual artist m: Diane Hoffman will release her third album entitled Do I Love You on October 9, 2018. On the recording, Hoffman once again chose to feature drummer/percussionist m: Ulysses Owens, Jr. with whom she previously worked and, who for this project, produced and assembled a formidable ensemble that includes m: Billy Test, piano; m: Jacob Kelberman, guitar; m: Yasushi Nakamura, bass; m: Yoshi Waki, bass; m: Daniel Dickinson, tenor saxophone; Vitaly Golavnev, trumpet; m: Eric Miller, trombone; and m: Joseph Doubleday, vibraphone...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Kenny Garrett

All About Jazz is celebrating Kenny Garrett's birthday today! Kenny Garrett is a jazz saxophonist. He was born in Detroit, MI in 1960. His father was a tenor saxophonist. Kenny\'s career took off when he joined the Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1978, then led by Duke\'s son, Mercer Ellington. Three years later he played in the Mel Lewis Orchestra (playing the music of Thad Jones) and also the Dannie Richmond Quartet (focusing on Charles Mingus\'s music). In 1984... Read more...

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