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All About Jazz Launches Three New Advertising Services: Video of the Day, Soundcloud Player of the Week and Big Bopper

All About Jazz has developed three highly effective advertising opportunities by leveraging YouTube, SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter and its tremendous website reach. Video of the Day Presented at the very top of media.allaboutjazz.com (and stretching 1,000 pixels wide—see sample screen), an advertiser's video is featured for one day on the media home page, on the All About ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Jazz Musician of the Day: Brad Mehldau

Jazz Musician of the Day: Brad Mehldau

All About Jazz is celebrating Brad Mehldau's birthday today! Pianist Brad Mehldau has recorded and performed extensively since the early 1990s. Mehldau’s most consistent output over the years has taken place in the trio format. Starting in 1996, his group released a series of five records on Warner Bros. entitled The Art of the Trio. Mehldau ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, August 22-28

This week we are in the midst of the State Fair, the start of the school year in most area districts, and the end of the vacation season for most Minnesotans. That means there's a boom in street repair, garden harvests, and trips to Target. The only way to manage all these “countdown to winter" activities ...

OPINION

Twitter's Head of Music: "Think Like a Fan" [transcript]

Bob Moczydlowsky has built his career around helping artists grow an audience; first as SVP, Product & Marketing for D2F platform Topspin and now as Twitter's Head Of Music. His experience give his remarks at a recent TedEx event some weight; so we had them transcribed. He shares simple and straightforward advice that's worth paying attention to: When I ...

TRENDS

The Rise of Indie Streaming

By Peter Getty. Streaming music is a music lover’s dream. We now have access to the work of a wide range of artists, either for free (with ads) or for a small monthly fee. Popular artists are even making money on the model, with heavy rotation with services like Pandora, Beats, and Spotify. For smaller artists, ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

SoundExchange Q2 Payments up 8% to $161 Million

The shift in revenue from sales to streaming continues with SoundExchange paying $161 million in the last quarter to artists and labels. It the largest Q2 payment to date and an 8% increase in payments from 2,500 digital radio services in Q2 2013 to Q2 2014. SoundExchange second quarter 2014 highlights: $161 million paid directly to artists and labels ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Band Accepts NFL Pay to Play Plan, Offers $2 Million for Superbowl Halftime

As we reported earlier this week, the NFL is asking artists to pay for the privilege of playing their widely watched Superbowl halftime show.  Industry response has been tepid, accept from one band.  UK rockers You Me At Six are offering $2 million to perform.  Here's their open letter to the NFL: Dear NFL: We’re sorry ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Jazz Musician of the Day: Malachi Favors

Jazz Musician of the Day: Malachi Favors

All About Jazz is celebrating Malachi Favors' birthday today!

Malachi Favors - acoustic bass Malachi Favors was the mainstay bassist in a remarkable group that combined traditional elements of jazz and blues, West African music, chanting, ritual, abstract sound and silence. The Art Ensemble of Chicago was one of the landmark groups of experimental jazz. But ...

RADIO/PODCAST

JazzWeek Radio Chart: August 25, 2014

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks111Cyrus Chestnut Midnight Melodies (Smoke Sessions)280288-865816232Bobby Hutcherson Enjoy The View (Blue Note)270242+2815318323Sean Jones im.pro.vise (Mack Avenue)221262-4125616454Theo Croker Afro Physicist (OKeh)215222-71392105215Cyrille Aimée It's A Good Day (Mack Avenue)201160+4185153646Barbara Morrison I Love You, Yes I Do (Savant)199228-2944845777Mike LeDonne I Love Music (Savant)198208-10043297227Joe Magnarelli Lookin' Up! (Posi-Tone)198158+40239749109Henry Butler-Steven Bernstein and The Hot 9 Viper's Drag (Impulse!/Universal)193190+33507610610Jimmy Cobb The Original ...

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Enter the "Steve Wilson/Lewis Nash - Duologue" Giveaway!

Enter the "Steve Wilson/Lewis Nash - Duologue" Giveaway!

All About Jazz members are invited to enter the MCG Jazz “Steve Wilson/Lewis Nash - Duologue“ giveaway contest starting today. We'll select FIVE winners at the conclusion of the contest on September 22nd. Click here to enter the contest (Tracking Steve Wilson at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.) Good luck!
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