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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: ...


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 ...


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 ...


The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, November 21-27

Thanksgiving isn't here til late next week yet just the options on Saturday night alone give jazz fans a lot to be thankful for. Or frustrated by. How many of these tempting events can one hit in one night? Think of this weekend as one big jazz buffet! And stick around for the desserts that follow ...


Technics to Launch FLAC Music Download Store Powered by 7digital

Move over Neil Young, the options for those who care about sound quality are expanding. Today, newly relaunched audio brand Technics announced the opening of a hi-resolution music download service offering 24-bit FLAC tracks powered by 7digital. Available first in the UK and Germany starting January 2015, the new download store will carry a selection 24-bit FLAC audio ...


TuneCore Surveys Indie Artists and Label Management on Current State of the Music Industry

1,112 members of the TuneCore community responded to the survey they dispersed asking indie artists and label management about the current state of the music industry. The industry has been and is continuing to rapidly evolve and as those changes take place, artists are both challenged and expected to keep up. TuneCore posed the survey looking ...


Nielsen Soundscan Finally Add Streams, Downloads to Album Sales Chart

In what most in the music industry see as a long overdue move Nielson Soundscan will add both streams and downloads to their weekly Top 200 album sales chart published by Billboard. Beginning with the Dec. 3rd chart (sales for the week ending Nov. 30 which includes Black Friday), music streams from Spotify, Rdio, Rhapsody, Beats and ...


It's Amazing That the Old Record Industry Existed in the First Place

By  Philip Kaplan on The world was abuzz this week with reports that Taylor Swift removed her music from Spotify. She called the service “a grand experiment” and said she wanted no part of it. Music writer Bob Lefsetz said it’s just a PR stunt. 80's rocker Sebastian Bach (who looks kinda like Taylor Swift) said that fans appreciate music more ...



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