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MUSIC INDUSTRY: Could Spotify Buy Universal? Should It? [mark Mulligan]

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Vivendi has been openly exploring spinning off Universal Music Group. Publically the talk is of a possible IPO, but the rumor mill has spun out several scenarios, including a purchase by Apple or Alibaba. But what if Spotify bought UMG? Could that bold move solve its ongoing profitability problem? By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA...

CAREER: Why Crowdfunding Can't Be Relied on for All Music Releases

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While crowdfunding can be a great way to both market and promote your new music in advance of its release, as well as actually fund it, making it your one and only means of putting out new material every time can be a bad move. Guest post by Patrick McGuire of the ReverbNation Blog Crowdfunding is an excellent way to promote new music and to help fund it at the same time. Platforms designed to reach friends, family and fans make it easy for artists to reach out to their community and ask for their help in turning a musical vision into a reality. But while crowdfunding has no doubt now helped countless musicians create and release music, it's a bad idea to rely on it every time you decide to put out new music. Here are a couple of reasons why...

CAREER: 20 Twitter Tip and Tricks to Simplify Your Life Online

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Twitter can be an excellent resource to help artists new and existing fans and strengthen their brand online. But 11 years in, Twitter is still confusing, as well. Here we look at how musicians can make their Twitter life easier. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Twitter is great for building your brand and an amazing way to reach a lot of people that you probably couldn't reach any other way. That's said, after eleven years and over 300 million daily active users, many musicians are still confused by Twitter. Many seem baffled as to why anyone would want to use a service providing short 140 character messages, or why they should be bothered using it as a promotional tool. Top that off with the many horror stories of PR disasters started by the errant tweet from celebrities and professional athletes, and they're skittish about even getting involved in this highly successful social network...

FESTIVAL: Marshall University and the Nu Jazz Agency Announce the Launch of the Huntington International Jazz Festival in Huntigton, West Virginia

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Marshall University, a leading institution of higher education in West Virginia and the Nu Jazz Agency, announced the dates for the long-awaited Huntington International Jazz Festival to be held in Huntington, West Virginia from June 19-23, 2018. This 5-day Event comprises a multitude of community activities for young and old, from Jazz aficionados to music, art, and literature lovers, culminating in two back to back nights of historical performances from the Marsalis Family Quintet, Arturo O'Farrill and the O'Farrill Family Quartet, and Jon Batiste (of the Stephen Colbert Show)...

FESTIVAL: The 25th Istanbul Jazz Festival: June 26 to July 17, 2018

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Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (?KSV) and sponsored by Garanti Bank, the Istanbul Jazz Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018. The festival will once again host leading names and new discoveries from the world of jazz, as well as the stars of contemporary music between 26 June and 17 July 2018. The festival will feature more than 250 names in 27 different venues around Istanbul...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Sidney Bechet

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All About Jazz is celebrating Sidney Bechet's birthday today! Along with his fellow New Orleanian, Louis Armstrong, Bechet was one of the first great soloists in jazz. His throaty, powerful clarinet and his throbbing soprano are among the most thrilling sounds in early jazz. He went from being a pioneer of jazz in the 1920s to a national hero in France, where he spent the final decade of his life. In his teens he made his name playing in some of New Orleans\'s up-and- coming bands... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: Earl Zindars and Bill Evans

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To fully understand the music of pianist Bill Evans, it's essential to know the works of composer Earl Zindars. Evans recorded several of Zindars's songs, including Elsa, How My Heart Sings, Mother of Earl, Lullaby for Helene, Quiet Light and Sareen Jurer and the two were close friends. Today, Zindars' pieces sound like the spirit of Evans's soul...

CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN: Los Angeles Based Trumpeter Brian Swartz Starts Indiegogo Campaign

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jny: Los Angeles based trumpeter m: Brian Swartz is running an Indiegogo campaign during May 2018 to raise funds for his 5th album. The working title for the project is "The Tuesday Sessions." It will feature his band, The Brian Swartz Quartet, and will be Swartz's debut on vocals. This band has been performing every Tuesday at e: Perch in Downtown Los Angeles since January 2013. Since then, Swartz has built a repertoire that is a mix of standards from the Great American Songbook and Swartz's original songs...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Red Garland

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All About Jazz is celebrating Red Garland's birthday today! Largely self-taught, Red Garland established a reputation as a solid post-bop mainstream player in the 50s, playing with many of the most famous jazz musicians of the time. He achieved international fame in the late 50s as part of the Miles Davis quintet. He went on to lead his own groups, but then retired in 1968, a victim the declining demand for jazz. He reemerged in 1976 and performed regularly until his death in 1984... Read more...

RECORDING: Bass Legend Jeff Berlin to Release 30th Anniversary Edition 12-Inch Vinyl Joe Frazier - Round 3 Feat. Steve Vai and David Sancious

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Legendary bassist Jeff Berlin will be releasing on May 11th a 30th Anniversary Edition 12-inch vinyl of his signature song 'Joe Frazier.' The EP "Joe Frazier- Round 3" will include a newly remastered version of the original song from his critically acclaimed 1987 album Pump It! and a completely re-imagined version, composed and performed by Jeff, Steve Vai (lead guitar), David Sancious (keys), Keith Carlock (drums) and Tom Hemby (rhythm guitar). This limited-edition EP will be available as signed audiophile vinyl, signed CD, or digital release, with collector's editions including an autographed chart of the new arrangement. Digital 'mix minus' tracks of the single will also be offered so you can play along with these iconic musicians...

RECORDING: The Alex Hitchcock Quintet Release: Live at the London and Cambridge Jazz Festivals

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Vital Contemporary Jazz Trailblazers Release New EP Ahead Of National Tour Spring 2018 marks the release of Live At The London And Cambridge Jazz Festivals, the outstanding new body of work from emerging luminaries of instrumental jazz the Alex Hitchcock Quintet. Led by an exciting young tenor saxophonist swiftly gaining a reputation as a skilful and unique player, Hitchcock and his band are five of London's most sought after players, now establishing themselves as leading figures in their own right through gripping collaborative music...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Gary Peacock

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All About Jazz is celebrating Gary Peacock's birthday today! Bassist Gary Peacock has played a major role in the development of avant-garde jazz. He has worked with the likes of Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, Barney Kessel, Don Ellis, Terry Gibbs, Shorty Rogers, the Paul Bley Trio, Jimmy Giuffre, Roland Kirk and George Russell, among others. His recorded output is enormous -- ECM Records alone lists thirty CDs on which he is featured... Read more...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Music Downloads Had a Short and Unhappy Life

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New data shows that interactive streaming has risen to become the dominant form of music consumption, largely replacing previous means of listening, and causing us to look back at the less than lucrative (albeit brief) fourish year period of music downloads. Guest post by media and tech consultant Bill Rosenblatt from Forbes...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: How New Streaming Methodology Will Impact Billboard Charts

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Billboard recently greenlit some promised changes to how music streams would be weighted when assembling their Hot 100, with the new methodology lending more weight to hybrid paid/ad supported services than those supported by ads alone. Guest post by Sammy Pisano, Manager, National Accounts at The Orchard from The Daily Rind...

RECORDING: Vocalist Estrella Acosta Releases "Mujeres de Luna" Songs by Cuban Women Composers

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A tribute to the great female composers of Cuba... now available online worldwide Cuban vocalist m: Estrella Acosta went on a search in the rich and beautiful musical history of her motherland. There she discovered innovative and rarely heard music composed by women during the last century. In this collection of beautiful songs, she highlights the important role played by women composers in Cuba's music of the past 100 years. Featured are works by the likes of Marta Valdes, Maria Teresa Vera, Margarita Lecuona and Maria Cervantes, but also by female composers of younger generations...

RECORDING: Elio Villafranca "Cinque" Release Date: May 11, 2018 - Featuring: Wynton Marsalis, Lewis Nash, Vincent Herring, Steve Turre, Greg Tardy and Freddie Hendrix

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Cinque is a five movement suite inspired by the story of Joseph Cinque, who in 1839 led a successful revolt aboard the slave ship La Amistad, days after being sold and transported to a sugar plantation in Cuba. Elio Villafranca's most ambitious project today, showcases the cultural diversity of the five Caribbean islands of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti, The Dominican Republic, and Jamaica; while simultaneously highlighting the Congolese musical heritage woven into the fabric of each of these diverse nations, and yet unified via the forced migration of Africans to the Americas...

RADIO: JazzWeek Radio Chart: May 14, 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 Kurt Elling The Questions (OKeh) 264 285 -21 2 51 1 7 2...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Carla Bley

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All About Jazz is celebrating Carla Bley's birthday today! Carla Bley was born in Oakland, California in 1936. Her father Emil Borg, a piano teacher and church organist, began giving her music lessons when she was three years old and she was soon playing at church functions. But her musical education ended at the age of eight. Her formal education stopped entirely when she dropped out of high school after completing the tenth grade... Read more...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: What Sweden Has to Tell Us About Streaming's Future

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Although none of it is shocking new data from the most recent IFPI study has given us a glimpse of what a later stage streaming economy might look like, thanks to the numbers coming from Spotify's home country of Sweden. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 The latest IFPI annual study on last year's global music sales has posted and there's a wealth of data there, although no surprises. There is one piece of data that Mark Mulligan of the Midea research group dug out that may give us a look at the future of streaming. Mark noted that IFPI's report showed that Sweden's music revenue only had a 4% growth last year and it's streaming revenue growth was only at 4%, as compared to double digit growth in previous years...

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