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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 Viewsalmost 500 views every day during the special promotion periodof 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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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, ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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. ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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