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MUSIC INDUSTRY: Music Has More to Gain from the Future of Transportation Than You Might Think [cherie Hu]

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Going as far back as the FM radio receivers of the 1950s, transportation and music have been inextricably linked; and as the landscape of the transportation industry changes, new marketing opportunities for music and artists are emerging. By journalist Cherie Hu this first appeared on Forbes.com "Ridesharing, 5G and edge computing are poised to alter transportation, and its accompanying media ecosystem...

CAREER: Eventbrite Music Launches to Serve Indie Venues, Promoters

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Indie ticketer Eventbrite has launched Eventbrite Music, a new platform for independent music venues, promoters and festivals that includes technology from the company's 2017 acquisitions of Ticketfly and ticketscript. The Ticketfly brand will be phased out entirely next year, according to multiple reports...

CAREER: 8 Tools to Help You Monetize Your Music Online

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Being an entrepreneuring artist in 2018 is still incredibly hard, but has some advantages as well, particularly in the monetary department. Here we look at eight tools that can help you to get your music out there an heard, and bring in a little cash while doing it. Guest post by Evan Zwisler of Soundfly's Flypaper...

RECORDING: Burnin' Blues Guitarist Dexter Allen's Live from Ground Zero Blues Club Available on November 30

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Dexter Allen's Live From Ground Zero Blues Club At The Crossroads in Clarksdale, Mississipp November 16th Pre-Release: Put Your Blues On Me November 30th Release Date A Pass The Pick Project! Dexter Allen releases his newest album on November 30th with a special pre-release single November 16th of Put Your Blues On Me. The magic was recorded live from the Crossroads, at Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Actor Morgan Freeman is the club owner. The new material was captured in state-of-the-art, multi-track format from the soundboard of a new HD television show...

RADIO: JazzWeek Radio Chart: November 12, 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 Stefon Harris and Blackout Sonic Creed (Motema) 281 319 -3...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Mezz Mezzrow

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All About Jazz is celebrating Mezz Mezzrow's birthday today! Mezz Mezzrow was born in Chicago in 1899 and was one of that city\'s most popular clarinetists during the golden jazz age of the twenties. Many of Mezzrow\'s records reveal his deep feeling for the blues and his playing is characterized by well-thought lines, frequent agility and an appealingly acid tone, but despite touring regularly with various bands and with Louis Armstrong... Read more...

RECORDING: Charlie Haden and Brad Mehldau Duo, at Long Last

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Charlie Haden and Brad Mehldau, Long Ago and Far Away (Impulse!) Charlie Haden (1937-2014) combined the solid tonal qualities of his bass playing with an audacious sense of harmonic adventure. Those qualities were ideal for the departures of Ornette Coleman's quintet in the late 1950s. After his time with Coleman, Haden continued to employ the contrasting aspects of his musicianship throughout his life up to, including and beyond his remarkable Quartet West recordings. After hearing, by chance, the 23-year-old pianist Brad Mehldau in 1993, Haden arranged for a 1996 engagement at the Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles with Mehldau and alto saxophonist Lee Konitz. The next year, the three recorded together for the Blue Note label. Finally, in 2007 at the Enjoy Jazz Festival in Mannheim, Germany, Haden and Mehldau played for the first time as a duo. After years of delays, Long Ago And Far Away comes from the recording of that concert and finds the two beautifully interacting and supporting one another...

VIDEO / DVD: Doc: The Nocturnal Julie London

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Recently over a weekend, I posted a few video clips of Julie London singing and appearing on the TV game show What's My Line? Many of you unfamiliar with London wrote to me fully understanding why I would write that she's my favorite female vocalist of the 1950s and '60s. As I noted, London's voice is the hippest, the coolest and the most detached and nocturnal. Forget her cinema looks. More important was her artistic integrity, her humility and her rejection of the conformist mainstream. She had her own scene and didn't care a bit if she never fit in. Even now, when London sings, it's 2 a.m. the entire time her recordings are on. That's what I love most about her voice. It's far off in the night, intimate and resigned...

CAREER: 5 Reasons Offline Music Promotion Will Win Every Time

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While much of the focus on marketing in the music industry is often put on online marketing, the real world can often be neglected, despite remaining one of the most effective areas of music promotion. Guest post by Michael Hahn of Landr By now, everyone knows how important it is to promote your music online...

CAREER: The S.T.A.G.E.S. of Email Marketing [PT. 5]

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In this fifth part of a multi-part series breaking down the ins and outs of email marketing, Cheryl B. Engelhardt explores how artists utilize engaging content in their email marketing to convert subscribers into superfans. Guest post by Cheryl B. Engelhardt of the TuneCore Blog [Editors Note: This is the fourth volume in a multi-part series by Cheryl B. Engelhardt, singer/songwriter, composer, and the owner of the music career consultation site In The Key of Success. Cheryl will be breaking down the key S.T.A.G.E.S. of email marketing for independent artists - we invite you to follow along over the next few weeks, as we're sure you'll be walking away with some hugely helpful tips for your email marketing strategy! Be sure to check out and Part 4...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Russell Malone

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All About Jazz is celebrating Russell Malone's birthday today! Russell Malone\'s first guitar was a plastic green toy his mother bought him. Only four years old, Malone strummed the little guitar all day long for days on end trying to emulate the sounds he had heard from guitarists at church in Albany, Georgia. As a child, Malone developed an interest in blues and country music after seeing musicians on television like Chet Atkins, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Roy Clark, Son Seals, and B.B. King... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: Hot Track: A Kick out of You

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In March 1954, a year before his death, Charlie Parker recorded a Cole Porter songbook album for Norman Granz's Verve label. Charlie Parker Plays Cole Porter would be Bird's final series of recordings. On March 31, 1954, Parker recorded I Get a Kick Out of You. There were two complete takes, one with Jerome Darr on guitar and the other with Darr sitting out. The take Granz used as the master was the one without Darr, probably because Darr's solo was halting and unsure. But the Darr track was included as "Take 2" on the original Verve release...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: 10 Fantastic but Under-Appreciated Music Cities

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While the term "music cities" likely evokes the classic behemoths like NYC, LA, or Nashville, some of the best music cities out there are much smaller and still fly somewhat under the industry radar. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 When artists and bands think of 'music cities' the ones that immediately come to mind are the big 5 - New York City, Los Angeles, Nashville, Seattle and Austin. There are other cities that have great scenes that don't come immediately to mind though. Firefly put together a list of 10 and ranked them, although I'm not so sure how the ranking came about. You can read that article here, but in the meantime, here are the 10 with no rankings but some of my own comments...

CAREER: 5 Marketing Strategies You've Been Missing out On

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The internet has fundamentally altered the way in which artists market their music, giving them a chance to reach fans and grow their base in way not previously possible. With so many opportunities, however, there may be some key marketing strategies you've been missing out on. Guest post by Alara Saygi of the Repost Network...

CAREER: Musicians Launch Post-Brexit 'Save Music' Campaign

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The newly launched Save Music campaign by the Incorporated Society of Musicians hopes to protect musicians post-Brexit by either maintaining their freedom of movement between countries or to introduce a special two-year working visa for them. The UK based ISM recently introduced the 'Musicians and Brexit' report that highlights concerns of the association's 9,000 members and the campaign follows an EU Select Committee report that recommends the introduction of a multi-entry visa for musicians and other creative industries...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: David S. Ware

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All About Jazz is celebrating David S. Ware's birthday today! David S. Ware played the saxophone for over 40 years. First in New Jersey public school bands, and in informal practice sessions with Sonny Rollins as a youth in the \'60s; then as part of the fertile NYC Loft Jazz era of the \'70s. During this decade, he joined the Cecil Taylor Unit and Andrew Cyrille\'s Maono. He also worked together with drummers Beaver Harris and Milford Graves... Read more...

CAREER: How to Apply Lean Startup Methodologies to Your Diy Music Career

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In this piece from The Uptown Plug, they explore how to apply the strategy and methodologies of the 'Lean Startup' to an independent DIY music business career as we enter this exciting new time period in the music industry. Guest post from The Uptown Plug With the rise of digital platforms, streaming services, easy access to music production tools, music business knowledge and global connectivity, independent artists have more power now than ever to create music they love, build a fanbase around the world and make a living from their craft...

TRENDS: CD Manufacturers Can't Keep Up with Demand

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In recent weeks, four hit titles from UMG have sold out and put on backorder or never made it to stores for their release dates. Causes of the shortage include unexpected demand, reduced manufacturing capacity and a shift of factories to Mexico. CD orders that once took 10 days to two weeks can now take a month, according to multiple sources...

RADIO: Pandora Reports Solid Q3, 6.8m Paid Subscribers

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Pandora reported a sold Q3, including adding 784,000 subscribers in Q3, reaching approximately 6.8 million for its various paid services. That's a fraction of Spotify or Apple Music, but when factoring users of its free service, Pandora has 68.8 million active users, down slightly, with total listener hours of 4.81 billion...

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