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Jazz Bridge Opens "Kwame Hall Fund" For Saxophonist With Brain Tumor

Jazz Bridge Opens "Kwame Hall Fund" For Saxophonist With Brain Tumor

Starting today, Jazz Bridge opens the tax-deductible “Kwame Hall Fund" for Kwame Hall, an alto saxophonist and composer born and raised in jny: Philadelphia who was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. Tomorrow is a big day for Hall. He'll undergo a 12-hour surgical intervention at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania for a condition only ...

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24 Jazz Heroes in 22 cities Announced by Jazz Journalists Association

24 Jazz Heroes in 22 cities Announced by Jazz Journalists Association

Educators, Presenters, Philanthropists, Fans, Players, Poet and Dentist Hailed as Activists, Advocates, Altruists, Aiders and Abettors of Jazz Honored New York, NY: Two dozen “JazzHeroes"—activists of positive influence on their musical communities—have been announced today by the Jazz Journalists Association, a non-profit organization of media professionals, in collaborations with grassroots organizations andsupporters in 22 U.S. cities, ...

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Jazz Appreciation Month 2015

Jazz Appreciation Month 2015

April 2015 is the twelfth observance of National Jazz Appreciation Month. Founded at the Smithsonian Institution in 2002 by the jazz scholar, Duke Ellington biographer and musician John Edward Haase, the celebration is intended, in the words of Quincy Jones, to “…recognize that our indigenous music—jazz—is the heart and soul of all popular music, and that ...

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Promise Of Digital Royalties For Producers, Mixers, And Engineers In New House Bill

Promise Of Digital Royalties For Producers, Mixers, And Engineers In New House Bill

The Allocation for Music Producer Act (AMP) will be presented to Congress this week with bipartisan support. The bill aims to redistribute digital royalties in a way that fairly compensates producers, mixers, and engineers.  Previously left to their own devices when negotiating their fair share of digital royalty payouts, producers, engineers, and mixers would have a ...

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FCC Votes 3-2 To Approve New Net Neutrality Rules, Music Industry Applauds

FCC Votes 3-2 To Approve New Net Neutrality Rules, Music Industry Applauds

In a contentious meeting yesterday morning, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to adopt new Net Neutrality rules, preserving a fair and open internet.  If you're still wondering what net neutrality means and how this effects you, you're not alone. NPR's Elise Hu provided a bit of clarity in layman's terms: "Net Neutrality is the concept that your Internet ...

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Musicians Rally Behind FCC Chairman In Advance Of Net Neutrality Vote

Musicians Rally Behind FCC Chairman In Advance Of Net Neutrality Vote

Musicians and creative cultural contributors rallied behind Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, in an open letter thanking him for his unwavering commitment to strong net neutrality rules, penned prior to the Commission's vote on February 26th. The letter, co-organized by Future of Music Coalition (FMC), a national non-profit research, education and advocacy organization for musicians and composers, follows an ...

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

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 ...

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Jazz Standard Starts Donating Ticket Proceeds To Jazz Foundation Of America

Jazz Standard Starts Donating Ticket Proceeds To Jazz Foundation Of America

JAZZ STANDARD Starts Donating Ticket Proceeds to Jazz Foundation of America New York, NY: JAZZ STANDARD, one of the world’s premier jazz clubs, today announced its charitable giving plan to contribute proceeds from online ticket sales beginning October 1st to the Jazz Foundation of America (JFA). The selected non- profit organization benefits from the club’s ticket ...

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Seeking Support for Your Local Music Scene? Consider Urban Redevelopment

Seeking Support for Your Local Music Scene? Consider Urban Redevelopment

In Omaha, Nebraska, support for the local music scene has blossomed into a redevelopment project led by Slowdown, the name of a venue as well as a larger mixed-use facility that also houses a variety of music-related businesses. According to researcher Michael Seman, Slowdown was supported by the city as part of their redevelopment plans for ...

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Miles Davis Memorial Project Launches Indiegogo Campaign

Miles Davis Memorial Project Launches Indiegogo Campaign

Hoping to accelerate the pace of raising money to put a statue of legendary trumpeter Miles Davis in downtown Alton, the Miles Davis Memorial Project has turned to online crowd-funding via an IndieGoGo campaign. Funding levels for potential supporters range from $1 up to $5,000, with rewards including various sorts of imprinted swag (buttons, T-shirts, can ...


 

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