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Four Time-Saving Tips when entering your events at Jazz Near You

Jazz Near You improves regularly and we're particularly focused on improving ease of use. Here are four time-saving tips to consider when entering your next round of events: 1. Adding Recurring Events Did you know that you can add up to ten recurring events at once on the Jazz Near You event submission form? Here's how: ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Gunther Schuller

Jazz Musician of the Day: Gunther Schuller

All About Jazz is celebrating Gunther Schuller's birthday today! The composer Gunther Schuller is, famously, a man of many musical pursuits. He began his professional life as a horn player in both the jazz and classical worlds, working as readily with Miles Davis and Gil Evans as with Toscanini; he was principal horn of the Cincinnati ...

CAREER

How to Pitch Your Band when You Can't Afford PR

By Amy Sciarretto on Sonicbids Blog As my recent “Ask a Publicist“ article explained, having a publicist is an essential tool for your band's growth and success. But not every band can afford the spend, depending on where they are in their development. So if you're not signed to a label with in-house PR, relax. You are not S.O.L. There are ways to do ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Sony Music Partners with AARP to Sell Music to the One Group Still Willing to Pay

Millenials know only a world where free music is everywhere, but one group is still willing to pay and has the disposable income to do it - adults 50+. Chasing that market, Sony Music Entertainment and its catalog division, Legacy Recordings, have formed a new relationship with the American Association Of Retired Persons to offer its ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

How to Make Streaming Royalties Fair(er)

By Sharky Laguana, CEO of Bandago. This article originally appeared on Medium.com Streaming services, most notably Spotify (by far the largest) use what could be called a parimutuel royalty system: all the money collected goes into a big pool, Spotify takes their 30% off the top, and whatever is left is distributed to artists based on ...

OBITUARY

Loss Of A Quiet Giant: Will Connell 1938-2014

Loss Of A Quiet Giant: Will Connell 1938-2014

By John Pietaro I was heartily saddened by the sudden unexpected phone call: downtown’s unsung hero of Free Jazz, Will Connell, Jr., was hospitalized and non-responsive. Immediately the jazz and new music community rallied and the outpouring of love for Will was apparent. We’d all been preparing for his big moment at the front of the ...

RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: November 24, 2014

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks111Gerry Gibbs and the Thrasher Dream Trio We're Back (Whaling City Sounds)251262-1124819272Kenny Barron & Dave Holland The Art Of Conversation (Impulse!)220188+32105023323Freddy Cole Singing The Blues (HighNote)207211-404726494Houston Person The Melody Lingers On (HighNote)205171+3494943555Cookers Time And Time Again (Motema)202192+1014359646Peter Hand Big Band Out Of Hand (Savant)187195-8246457117Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet The 21st Century Trad Band (Basin Street)184161+231141738128Larry Fuller Larry ...

INTERVIEW

Jazz Musician of the Day: Coleman Hawkins

Jazz Musician of the Day: Coleman Hawkins

All About Jazz is celebrating Coleman Hawkins' birthday today! Coleman Hawkins single-handedly brought the saxophone to the prominence in jazz that the instrument enjoys. Before he hit the scene, jazz groups had little use for the instrument. One player (forgot who) said, “with all due respect to Adolph Sax, Coleman Hawkins invented the saxophone." Hawkins, or ...


 

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