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Jazz re:freshed Announces "Extended Hiatus"

Jazz re:freshed Announces "Extended Hiatus"

London promoter and record label Jazz re:freshed has lost its home base, the Mau Mau Bar in Notting Hill Gate’s Portobello Road, following its sale to new owners. The organisation's weekly residency at the venue was a popular part of West London’s live jazz scene and the fulcrum of Jazz re:freshed's other activities. In a surprise announcement, Jazz re:freshed said that while it had “expected to be part of the new set up” at the site, “certain important factors prevented ...

Jazz Promo Services Begins Its 20th Year Of Serving The Jazz Community

Jazz Promo Services  Begins Its 20th Year Of Serving The Jazz Community

Ever since it was formed in 2001, Jazz Promo Services has been an important force in publicizing the music, events and news of the jazz world. Among the pioneers and innovators in utilizing E-mails for publicity (he can contact virtually anyone in the jazz and music industry), Jim Eigo works with hundreds of clients each year as a publicist, producer and enthusiastic spokesman, creating short, medium and long-range career development strategies. He is unparalleled in informing the jazz world about ...

Rounding up the "Best Jazz of 2019" lists

Rounding up the "Best Jazz of 2019" lists

It's that time of year again, as jazz journalists, DJs, critics, podcasters, and bloggers are publishing their annual “Best Of" lists. And once again, for the 13th consecutive year, St. Louis Jazz Notes eschews the compilation of such a list, instead offering readers a meta-list with links to all of the other “Best Jazz of 2019" lists that can be located online. As usual, the meta-list is alphabetized by writers' names. When a list was collaborative or presented as a ...

Why Improvisation Is Great For Seasoned Musicians, As Well As Those Just Beginning To Learn Music

Why Improvisation Is Great For Seasoned Musicians, As Well As Those Just Beginning To Learn Music

When performing on stage or learning a new piece of music, musicians typically view their playing one of two ways, good or poor. Unfortunately, this binary way of look at music can do real harm to our growth as an artist, harm which can be rectified through the power of innovation. Guest post by Patrick McGuire of Soundfly's Flypaper When we’re performing on stage, learning a new instrument, or trying to nail down a tough musical passage, it’s always easy ...

Funding You Music Career Through Grants

Funding You Music Career Through Grants

For working musicians today, it’s more important than ever to diversify your revenue streams. One avenue musicians can explore to help fund their careers is through grants. If grants are available in your country/region, they can play an important role in helping to finance your music career. What are music grants? Music grants are handed out by governments, associations, educational institutions, and foundations. Unlike loans, they usually don’t need to be paid back. If free money sounds too good to ...

Music’s Discovery Problem Persists

Music’s Discovery Problem Persists

With so much music spread across so platforms and playlists, artists are able to experience short-term success but are finding it difficult to build a sustainable career. Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix Streaming has given more artists than ever a shot at short-term popularity, but that alone is not enough to build careers. The music industry has a discovery problem. As audiences increasingly turn away from television and radio, opportunities for mass exposure are limited. Streaming is a ...

Indie, Major Label Trade Groups Launch Joint Data Service

Indie, Major Label Trade Groups Launch Joint Data Service

IFPI and WIN, trade groups representing major and independent record labels respectively, have announced a cross-industry collaboration to create Repertoire Data Exchange (RDx), a centralized industry data exchange. PPL, the UK music industry’s collective management organization, will operate the new service. The roll-out of RDx to all right holders and MLCs is expected to start in 2020. RDx will enable record labels and other music licensing companies (MLCs) to ubmit and access authoritative recording data via a single point and ...


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