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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Indies Unite! 700 Labels Launch Campaign for Fair Digital Music Deals

An ongoing battle with YouTube over alleged heavy handed negotiating tactics and unfair terms for their unlaunched subscription music service, has united the global independent music community on the broader issue of fairness in all digital deals. In a not so veiled jab at YouTube and other digital services, global indie trade group WIN has released ...


Jazz Town: Kansas City jazz community looks for ways to improve the scene

They come into jazz with impressive skills and big dreams. But what happens to young musicians when reality catches up to them? There are so many good young players and singers who want to perform jazz, with more coming in all the time. And the veteran performers still need their hard-earned pieces of the pie. As ...


Kansas City’s jazz community works to hook the next generation

A steady thump of bass quiets the wiggling toddlers and preschoolers gathered in the atrium of the American Jazz Museum. Two-year-old Isaac Newcomer, who’s here from Overland Park with his mom, settles his little legs, too. From up front, close to the upright bass and drums, jazz singer and storyteller Lisa Henry scans the crowd. “Raise ...


Future of Music Coalition Says Digital Music Respect Act Does Not Go Far Enough

The full text of the FoMC statement: Proposed legislation is a step in the right direction, but doesn't go far enough. Today, Representatives George Holding (R-NC) and John Conyers (D-MI), will introduce the RESPECT Act, a bill meant to create a limited performance right for the use of sound recordings by satellite and Internet radio companies. Under ...



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