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Jazz Musician of the Day: Frank Melrose

Jazz Musician of the Day: Frank Melrose

All About Jazz is celebrating Frank Melrose's birthday today!

Franklyn Taft Melrose was an American jazz and blues pianist, who recorded as Kansas City Frank. He was born in Sumner, Illinois and was the younger brother of Walter and Lester Melrose, who had set up the Melrose Brothers Music Company in Chicago, in 1918. He became ...

RADIO

The Orchard Dumps SoundExchange, Goes Direct to SiriusXM for Royalties

Once only available to major players, direct deals with digital broadcasters and services are starting to trickle down into the music indie sector. The latest defection from SoundExchange is indie music and film distributor The Orchard, who announced the move in a letter to its artists and labels. Some of the better know labels distributed by The ...

TRENDS

Music Marketing in the Modern Era

By Mike Gendel. As 2014 comes to a close, musicians can find little to be optimistic about. The decline in sales continues and it appears that the only album that will have platinum sales this year will be Taylor Swift’s 1989. By this time last year, we had only five platinum releases and according to some, none ...

ADVOCACY

New York is Music Coalition Gains Momentum at Recent Roundtable | Sights Set on Passing Empire State Music Production Tax Credit

On November 12, New York Is Music partnered with NYS Assemblyman Joseph Lentol to host a roundtable discussion focused on the coalition's first initiative: gaining support for the passing of the Empire State Music Production Tax Credit. The bill was introduced by Assemblyman Lentol in hopes of rejuvenating the Empire State's increasingly lackluster music industry scene. The bill ...

CAREER

Making Money as a Musician Outside the Box

By Brian Buchanan of Jubilee Riots on The Bandzoogle Blog Today more artists than ever before are making a living touring original music. Many small and mid-sized venues are thriving, and creative acts are finding new and intriguing ways to expand their reach beyond their local scene. Thanks to dozens of new technological tools, bands are finding it increasingly ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

YouTube Offers Custom URLs to Fit Your Branding

Way back when you signed up to create your YouTube channel, the name you wanted may have been taken, or your band name, startup moniker or branding may have shifted since then.  You were stuck with that fan confusing URL, until now. YouTube is offering creators with 500 or more subscribers custom URLs. From Google: Starting ...

VIDEO / DVD

Suddenly, It's the Hi-Lo's

As far as jazz-pop male vocal groups of the 1950s go, I always favored the Four Freshmen. Albums by the Hi-Lo's, their chief rivals, seemed a bit flat. Song choices on the Hi-Lo's early Columbia albums were often corny and stiffly arranged instrumentally by Frank Comstock, while vocal arrangements for the Four Freshmen's Capitol dates, many ...

WEBSITE

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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