Earlier this year I wrote about concerns related to major labels' getting into vinyl and sucking up more of the limited time of current vinyl pressing facilities. However that's just one of the problems affecting indie labels and record stores for whom Record Store Day was created. But even if indie shops withdraw from RSD as ...Read More
When Mother Nature dealt a deathblow to the long-neglected Castle Ballroom in Midtown St. Louis, in the form of high winds that collapsed the building’s sidewalls, Pat Brannon, proprietor of South City’s famed Casa Loma Ballroom, never dreamed the aftershocks would impact his business. But confusion surrounding the two ballrooms that both begin with the letter ...Read More
Before the Swing Era, when jazz was shaped by jny Kansas City's big-band dance beats, jny: Chicago's frantic small-group sound was hot. Among the Chicago greats was guitarist Eddie Condon, king of the rhythm-keepers. In 1964, ABC in New York broadcast a Carnegie Hall tribute to Condon featuring the cream of the Chicago gang. Part 1... ...Read More
By Emmanuel Legrand of Legrand Network. This story was originally published in French by IRMActu. Who's No.1? How do you assess and define success? Who are the most popular artists and recordings at any given time? Ever since there has been a music industry, these questions have obsessed record company executives and artists alike. And to ...Read More
BandPage, a free online marketing and monetization platform for musicians, has raised $9.25 in Series C funding. The round was led by previous investors GGV Capital and Mohr Davidow Ventures and brings BandPage’s total capital raised to over $28 million. BandPage launched in 2010, becoming a hugely successful Facebook app. Surviving several major shifts in Facebook's rules ...Read More
The author and Producer General of Master-Jam Fest, Mikhail Freidlin received the letter of gratitude and support from Herbie Hancock, jazz legend of the 20th century, one of the most influential jazz musicians of modernity, 14 Grammy Awards winner, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue and UNESCO International Jazz Day founder.
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By Tim Cushing, republished from techdirt. The laws surrounding IP can certainly be absurd, and the ever-extending copyright term has turned the phrase for a limited time" into a joke in search of a punchline. But there's nothing so absurd as those who take these laws into their own hands, find a lawyer willing to represent foolsand pursue supposed infringement in ...Read More
The US Postal Service introduced a Jimi Hendrix Forever stamp at SXSW last week which will be followed later this year by a Janis Joplin stamp. They're both part of the USPS's Music Icons series which launched last year. At SXSW the new stamp was dedicated at the Jimi Hendrix Celebration concert featuring such guitarists as ...Read More
Thomas Golubic, the music supervisor behind Breaking Bad, Six Feet Under, The Killing and The Walking Dead has an insider view of the world of music sync, and its not always pretty. “These are big corporations,” Golubis, interviewed by Music Week at AIM’s recent Sync Conference, says of music budgets. “Some of the companies you deal with are ...Read More
This is an excerpt from China music market specialist Ed Peto's article on the China Music Business site. It originally ran as a feature in the March 5th edition of the Music Ally report. In March 2013, Gao Xiaosong – a famous Chinese music composer, producer and TV talent judge – announced that on 1st July ...Read More
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