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ADVOCACY March 11, 2014

Are You Owed Royalties?

Jazz musicians who have been in the business for decades often wonder if they are receiving all of the residual payments they are due. If they aren't wondering about it, their spouses certainly are. A few weeks ago, a woman who works in the business reached out to me for a musician's email. As most people ...

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ADVOCACY February 8, 2014

Digital Performance Royalties for Older Songs Considered by Tennessee Legislature

Musicians of all genres today are building on the legacy of earlier songwriters. But digital performance royalties are not paid to artists for music recorded before 1972. Two Tennessee legislators from opposing parties are trying to address this bizarre situation and have introduced legislation in Tennessee. Such state legislation may help push things forward on a ...

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ADVOCACY January 15, 2014

Successful Motema Music and Jazz Singer/Songwriter Rondi Charleston Video Release Results In $8,500 Donation To The Jazz Drama Program

Successful Motema Music and Jazz Singer/Songwriter Rondi Charleston Video Release Results In $8,500 Donation To The Jazz Drama Program

Significant Contribution Generated as a Result of 8,500 YouTube Views—almost 500 views every day during the special promotion period—of Charleston’s Live Performance of her Original Song “DNA” Thinking creatively, Charleston and her label, Motema Music, agreed in mid- December to donate $1 to the Jazz Drama Program (JDP) for every view of “DNA,” a track from ...

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ADVOCACY December 14, 2013

Motema Music And Rondi Charleston Celebrate The Season Of Giving To Support The Jazz Drama Program

Motema Music And Rondi Charleston Celebrate The Season Of Giving To Support The Jazz Drama Program

Clicks on YouTube to View New Video from 2013 Yoshi’s Performance Will Result in Contributions to Jazz Drama Program In August of 2013, vocalist Rondi Charleston, who was recently lauded as one of Entertainment Tonight’s “Artists to Watch” on ET.com, performed with her All Star Band at Yoshi’s in San Francisco. The performances have been captured ...

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ADVOCACY September 24, 2013

Why Federal Policy Matters to Musicians - Now More Than Ever

Musicians of any age, working in any genre, need to be aware of how federal policy impacts how they are making money now. By Casey Rae, Interim Executive Director, Future of Music Coalition Back when the Internet first became “a thing," a lot of musicians instinctively understood that the music business — with its good aspects, ...

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ADVOCACY September 12, 2013

Canadian Government: Don't Ruin Live Music!

Canadian Government: Don't ruin live music with $425.00 charge per international artist per performance in Canada According to the Calgary Herald, many venues like bars, restaurants, and coffeeshops in Canada may pay four times more for international musicians as a new regulation says they will be required to pay “an application fee of $275 per musician ...

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ADVOCACY July 25, 2013
ADVOCACY July 18, 2013

Please Donate To The Arthur Blythe Parkinson's Fund

Please Donate To The Arthur Blythe Parkinson's Fund

On June the 3rd, 2013, Arthur Blythe went into the USC Keck Center to have a large benign tumor removed from his right kidney. The operation was serious, as Arthur spent one week after the procedure in an induced coma in their ICU unit. His health has been a challenge for him for several years now. ...

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ADVOCACY July 12, 2013

Help Arthur Blythe Fund Event

Help Arthur Blythe Fund Event

On June the 3rd, 2013, Arthur went into the USC Keck Center to have a large benign tumor removed from his right Kidney. The operation was serious, as Arthur spent one week after the procedure in an induced coma in their ICU unit. His health has been a challenge for him for several years now. The ...

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ADVOCACY June 18, 2013

Artist, Location Selected for Miles Davis Statue in Alton

Artist, Location Selected for Miles Davis Statue in Alton

According to a story published in yesterday's Alton Telegraph, artist and sculptor Preston Jackson has been selected to create a statue of Miles Davis for display in the town where the legendary trumpeter was born. Jackson, who grew up in Decatur and now lives in Peoria, has taught at the Art Institute of Chicago and created ...

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