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Jazz Musician of the Day: Django Reinhardt

Jazz Musician of the Day: Django Reinhardt

All About Jazz is celebrating Django Reinhardt's birthday today!

The man who became the 1st European jazz giant was born Jean Baptiste Reinhardt on January 24 1910 in a Gypsy encampment at Liberchies Belgium. His father was a traveling entertainer so he lived with his mother and her tribe. His early childhood was spent in and ...

Guide To Writing A Press Release Music Journalists Will Actually Read

Guide To Writing A Press Release Music Journalists Will Actually Read

In a saturated marketplace like the music industry, writing a press release that anyone will give a second glance is an uphill battle. That said, by including all the key elements and a nice personal touch, you might just be able to get a music journalist to actually read it. Guest post by Angela Mastrogiacomo for ...

Making Free Pay: The New Data Battle Ground [Mark Mulligan]

Making Free Pay: The New Data Battle Ground [Mark Mulligan]

From Spotify to Xbox Live and the New York Times, 2018 is the year that paid subscriptions took hold. But the nasty truth is that most consumers still won't pay, as evidence by the100M who prefer Spotify's free tier. “This means ad-supported strategies are going to play a growing role in the digital economy," says Mark ...

Hubert Fol: Bebop Minstrels

Hubert Fol: Bebop Minstrels

French musicians in Paris were among the first in Europe to catch on to bebop's nuances in the mid-1940s. Which is somewhat remarkable, considering what France went through during World War II. Among the Parisian musicians first to pioneer bebop was Hubert Fol, an alto saxophonist and bandleader. Now, a collection of Fol's leadership sides for ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: J.J. Johnson

Jazz Musician of the Day: J.J. Johnson

All About Jazz is celebrating J.J. Johnson's birthday today!

Considered by many to be the finest jazz trombonist of all time, J.J. Johnson somehow transferred the innovations of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie to his more awkward instrument, playing with such speed and deceptive ease that at one time some listeners assumed he was playing valve ...

Artist's Guide To Securing Partnerships

Artist's Guide To Securing Partnerships

In this piece Angela Mastrogiacomo walks us through the ways in which artists can grow their connections in the music industry, identify opportunities and secure sponsorships/partnerships in order to grow their brand. Guest post by Angela Mastrogiacomo from the TuneCore blog How many times have you thought “if only I could secure that sponsorship, it would ...

All Your Sources Of Music Revenue And How To Collect It

All Your Sources Of Music Revenue And How To Collect It

For musicians, diversity of income is key, and you should pulling in revenue from a variety of sources, but some artists aren't even aware what all these sources are, much less how to actually cash in on them. By Chris Robley of CD Baby from the DIY Musician blog As a musician, you should be collecting money ...

On the Air: Jazz and Beer

On the Air: Jazz and Beer

Before beer became the beverage of televised college and professional sports in the U.S., it was most often linked with jazz. For TV and radio advertisers in the 1950s, '60s and the '70s, jazz meant good times, letting go and dancing. Perfect for a few cold ones. After my post yesterday on the late Urbie Green ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jason Moran

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jason Moran

All About Jazz is celebrating Jason Moran's birthday today!

Since his formidable emergence on the music scene in the late 90s, jazz pianist Jason Moran has proven more than his brilliance as a performer. The Blue Note Records recording artist has established himself as a risk-taker and innovator of new directions for jazz as a whole. ...

Urbie Green (1926-2018)

Urbie Green (1926-2018)

Urbie Green, one of jazz's smoothest and most polished trombonists who recorded more often than virtually any other post-war player, including Frank Rosolino, J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding, died on December 18, 2018. He was 92. Green's soft, yearning trombone on albums was unmistakable. His sound came off as a perfect high-register sigh, more akin to ...