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GENERAL MUSIC INDUSTRY April 16, 2014

Case Of Mistaken Identity Endangers St. Louis Jazz Landmark

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 ...

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GENERAL MUSIC INDUSTRY April 16, 2014

Eddie Condon: New York, 1964

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... ...

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GENERAL MUSIC INDUSTRY April 9, 2014

Big Data Changed How We Measure Success

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 ...

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GENERAL MUSIC INDUSTRY April 1, 2014

Bandpage Raises $9.25 Million in New Funding

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 ...

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GENERAL MUSIC INDUSTRY March 27, 2014

UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, World Jazz Legend, Herbie Hancock Supports Master-Jam Fest

UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, World Jazz Legend, Herbie Hancock Supports Master-Jam Fest

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.

Dear Mr. ...

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GENERAL MUSIC INDUSTRY March 26, 2014

Musician Seeks $5.2 Billion in Damages from Apple, Amazon and CD Baby

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 ...

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GENERAL MUSIC INDUSTRY March 19, 2014

Jimi Hendrix Stamp Dedicated at SXSW Hendrix Celebration Concert

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 ...

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GENERAL MUSIC INDUSTRY March 18, 2014

Breaking Bad Music Supervisor: Inside the Wonderful [and Corporate] World of Sync

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 ...

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GENERAL MUSIC INDUSTRY March 15, 2014

Positive Changes in Chinese Music Industry Happening Behind the Scenes

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 ...

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GENERAL MUSIC INDUSTRY March 13, 2014

Rdio to Exit Echo Nest After Spotify Acquisition, New Data Competitors Emerge

Streaming music service Rdio will stop using the music intelligence services of The Echo Nest since it has been acquired by Spotify. Sharing data with its competitor was the primary reason cited for the move by Rdio CEO Anthony Bay in an interview on CNBC.   “As far as we are concerned, they were a good ...

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