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MUSIC INDUSTRY: Record Labels Are (Kind of) Dead. Long Live Label Services!

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As the role and relevance of record labels has changed over time, new opportunities have also emerged in the music business, something which these two ex-major label guys are using to their advantage&#151and helping out their clients in any way they can along the way. guest post by glenn peoples, music insights and analytics at pandora from Medium...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: New Report Says Spotify Used 'Pirated' MP3 Files to Launch Service and Why It Matters [david Lowery]

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There has long been suspicion among some the music industry that piracy lies deep in the roots of Spotify since the streaming platform's inception. This theory which, has been lent new credence by new report, says that Spotify threatened researchers on the cusp of revealing its darker origins. David Lowery explains why it matters...

RECORDING: Multi-Award Winning Guitarist Roman Miroshnichenko Celebrates 25 Years of Music!

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Prominent Russia's guitarist m: Roman Miroshnichenko celebrates his creative life jubilee by releasing new album Ascension. The new album was released on 2nd October, 2017 and entitled Roman, was recorded with his long time band, which includes Val Chernook on drums and Oleg Kanakov on bass. He is also joined by special guests: Grammy- winning violinist Charlie Bisharat, famous Argentinian pianist Mario Parmisano, renown Floridian musicians Luis Alicea (drums) and Aron Ferre (keyboards), Danish virtuoso Henrik Andersen and world class percussionist m: Gumbi Ortiz...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Thelonious Monk

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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: History of Indian Summer

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In 1904, Victor Herbert resigned as leader of the Pittsburgh Symphony to form the Victor Herbert Orchestra. He was determined to take a run at commercial success by performing operettas in New York. The operetta predated the musical and was immensely popular in the late 1800s and into the early 1900s. Operettas were much shorter than operas and more contemporary and whimsical in theme, tone and character. Spoken dialogue often was mixed in with singing, and acting skills were required. By contrast, early musicals of the period were mostly singing and dancing. ...

CAREER: For Online Music Success, Keep the Theory of 22 in Mind

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If social media is indeed the new word of mouth, then it is important to keep in mind that the 'rule of 22' (that a person with a complaint will tell an average of twenty-two people) also applies, and that artists promoting themselves online need to be careful to avoid missteps. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Kenny Garrett

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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...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Pepper Adams

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All About Jazz is celebrating Pepper Adams' birthday today! Pepper Adams was one of hard bop\'s most significant baritone saxophonists. His dark, hearty tone on the horn and driving rhythmic sense provided the antithesis to the lighter, floating (and consequently more popular) styles of Gerry Mulligan. His family moved to Rochester, New York when he was young and in that city he began his musical efforts. That said his family\'s later move to Detroit, Michigan... Read more...

RECORDING: Tony Adamo's Rain Man "Make It Rain Love My Way" Music Review

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Tony Adamo, again channeling a bit of a Gil Scott-Heron vibe, though decidedly less political and less spoken-word and more seductively crooned-word, sounds even more confident and casual here -- a casual confidence that matches the sophistication and brio and just-plain fun times his bandmates are having. Essentially just another jazz tune about the end of a love affair, 'Rain Man' could've been prosaic or depressive. Not at all. Adamo, sounding as much like a suaver version of Lou Rawls as Scott-Heron, gives over most of this song to his impressive musicians, particularly to drummer Kyron 'K-Frost' Kirby and the retro-y organ-y keyboards of Tower of Power's Roger Smith...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Larry Young

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All About Jazz is celebrating Larry Young's birthday today! A true innovator on the Hammond B3, Young took a different musical path than any of the other organ masters of his time: Although he started out drawing his major influences from the work of Jimmy Smith and the gospel and blues elements that other players employed, but eventually turned to a more complex, modal approach to the organ with sophisticated harmonic and chordal structure Larry Young was born on October 7, 1940... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: A Few Sips of Moon Hooch

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This week, let's sample some videos from Moon Hooch, who are returning to St. Louis to perform on Friday, October 13 at the Old Rock House. The NYC-based trio- drummer James Muschler and saxophonists Mike Wilbur and Wenzl McGowen- met while attending The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in NYC, and got their start in 2010 busking in subway stations...

CAREER: Spotify for Artists Now Offering Stats for All Your Songs

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Although Spotify would formerly only provide data on songs with 1000+ streams, the streaming platform is now allowing artists to view listening stats for all their music, along with several other positive changes. Guest post by Chris Robley of DIY Musician You now have access to more streaming data on Spotify...

BOOK / MAGAZINE: Spotify Threatened Researchers of Upcoming Tell-All Book Not to Reveal Its 'Pirate' Past

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An upcoming book, "Spotify Teardown - Inside the Black Box of Streaming Music," aims to tell the company's history including some secrets' that the globe's biggest music streamer would apparently rather not share. A five-person research team, funded by the Swedish Research Council, was tasked with an exhaustive study of Spotify's beginnings and how the streamer works. Now, one of the team's members, early Pirate Bay co-hort Rasmus Fleischer, has co- written a book that reveals early practices and secrets that Spotify prefers were never be shared publicly...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Blokur Raises $1.2m Seed Round for Music Blockchain, Machine Learning Startup

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Blokur, led several music industry veterans, has raided a $1.2 million seed round to bring blockchain technology to music and other creative arts. But Blokur faces steep competition, as well as, the age-old problem of getting the music industry on the same page... about anything. Blockchain is seen by some as the solution to many of the music industry's problems and ny others as just the latest buzzword driven tech fad. The truth is actually the former, if- and it's a huge if- all the parties involved could get on the same page...

CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN: Qwest TV: "The Netflix of Jazz" - Only 4 Days Left for the Kickstarter's Crowdfunding Campaign!

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Qwest TV is self-financed. The Kickstarter campaign has to be a success and we need to give birth to Qwest TV. We're approaching our goal on Kickstarter. Now is the time to help get Qwest TV to the finish line! To give everyone unlimited access to the music that helped to shape our cultural foundations: Jazz! Support with us Quincy Jones' dream, Qwest TV spiritual godfather. Let's build together a service dedicated to jazz and beyond that embraces music lovers new habits, of all respectful to artists creation. Quincy has offered his label's name- Qwest records- for this project, as a natural continuation of the label works. Let's honour his gift...

RECORDING: Jazz Village [pias] Sets October 20, 2017 Release for World-Renowned Bassist Composer Kyle Eastwood's "In Transit"

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Capping two extraordinary decades as a recording and performing artist, Kyle Eastwood's stylistically eclectic new album In Transit reflects the whirlwind reality of the breakneck schedule that Kyle and his longtime ensemble keep as they perform three quarters of the year in Europe -- with a yearly jaunt to Asian countries and occasional swings to the U.S...

RADIO: JazzWeek Radio Chart: October 9, 2017

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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 Christian McBride Big Band Bringin' It (Mack Avenue) 352...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Mark Whitfield

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All About Jazz is celebrating Mark Whitfield's birthday today! Mark Whitfield graduated from Boston\'s prestigious Berklee College of Music in 1987 where he studied composition, arranging, film scoring and conducting as well as all styles of guitar performance. Later on that year, he returned to his native New York, and immediately began his professional career. Within a few months, he had begun to perform and record with many well-known artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Smith... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: History of Early Autumn

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In 1946, the classically inclined arranger Ralph Burns brought an Impressionist three-part suite to bandleader Woody Herman called Summer Sequence. As Gary Giddens notes in Visions of Jazz, Herman recorded the three parts in September '46, when saxophonist Flip Phillips was the band's chief saxophone soloist. But in the 78 era, three parts of anything were ill-fated. You needed four parts to fill four sides of two records. So Columbia, Herman's label at the time, shelved the masters...

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