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The Other Playlists: How Behavior Impacts Songs

The Other Playlists: How Behavior Impacts Songs

Since the beginning of the recording industry, the limitations imposed by format have directly influenced music, from wax cylinders to MP3s. Here we look at how the now dominant format—streaming—is reshaping music. Guest post from AWAL “We should get good enough that you don’t have to take your phone out of your pocket to get the ...

Want More People At Your Gigs? Send Gig Reminder Emails

Want More People At Your Gigs? Send Gig Reminder Emails

Despite how great your fans may be, they can't be counted on to know when all your upcoming gigs are, and need a little gentle reminding in order to get them through the venue door. Here we look at an email reminder strategy that won't irritate fans but can help keep a show on their radar. ...

90% Of Consumers In Spotify's Home Market Stream Music, But Only 43% Pay For It

90% Of Consumers In Spotify's Home Market Stream Music, But Only 43% Pay For It

A new streaming music survey in the Nordic countries offers a look at what may be the best that Spotify and the music industry can hope for when it comes to paid versus free streaming.  Since streaming music was all but invented there, the Nordic countries of Norway, Finland, Denmark and Spotify's home country of Sweden, are ...

Dexter Gordon: Live, '63 + '77

Dexter Gordon: Live, '63 + '77

In 1962, tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon moved his base of operations to Copenhagen, Denmark, returning to the U.S. in 1976. Shortly after his move abroad, Gordon was recorded live at the Modern Jazz Club Persepolis in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on January 20, 1963. And shortly after his move back to the States, he was recorded at ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Mariano

Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Mariano

All About Jazz is celebrating Charlie Mariano's birthday today!

Charlie Mariano is an American jazz alto saxophonist. He played with one of the Stan Kenton big bands, Toshiko Akiyoshi (his then wife), Charles Mingus, Eberhard Weber, the United Jazz and Rock Ensemble and numerous other notable musicians. His career can easliy be divided into two. Early ...

Honoring Art Blakey's multi-faceted jazz legacy

Honoring Art Blakey's multi-faceted jazz legacy

Drummer Art Blakey had a profound impact on jazz that has stretched from the 1940s, through bebop's 1950s and '60s heyday, right up to the present. The music associated with his Jazz Messengers band and his legacy as a bandleader were celebrated by the Dan Miller-Lew Del Gatto quintet on Sunday, November 11, in Naples FL. ...

Art Pepper: Toronto, 1977

Art Pepper: Toronto, 1977

At the end of July 1977, Art Pepper went into New York's Village Vanguard. Recordings of nine sets over three days would be released years later as a nine-CD boxed set called the Complete Village Vanguard Sessions. It was heralded as some of Pepper's finest late-career playing. But a month before his Vanguard run, Pepper was ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mario Pavone

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mario Pavone

All About Jazz is celebrating Mario Pavone's birthday today!

Bassist/composer Mario Pavone has collaborated with both legendary innovators and today\'s most respected young musicians to consistently define the cutting edge of jazz for the past 40 years. He has anchored the trios of Paul Bley (1968-72), Bill Dixon (1980\'s), and the late Thomas Chapin (1990-97), and ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Houston Person

Jazz Musician of the Day: Houston Person

All About Jazz is celebrating Houston Person's birthday today!

Houston Person wears the Boss Tenor crown, worn so long by Gene Ammons. Mr. Person is busy working his own gigs; booking his tours, finding new clubs, having phone numbers for every major concert promoter on every continent. He even produces his own albums. His first big ...

8 Tools To Help You Monetize Your Music Online

8 Tools To Help You Monetize Your Music Online

Being an entrepreneuring artist in 2018 is still incredibly hard, but has some advantages as well, particularly in the monetary department. Here we look at eight tools that can help you to get your music out there an heard, and bring in a little cash while doing it. Guest post by Evan Zwisler of Soundfly's Flypaper ...