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Jazz Musician of the Day: Anita O'Day

Jazz Musician of the Day: Anita O'Day

All About Jazz is celebrating Anita O'Day's birthday today!

Born Anita Belle Colton in Chicago, Illinois on October 18, 1919, O’Day got her start as a teen. She eventually changed her name to O’Day and in the late 1930’s began singing in a jazz club called the Off-Beat, a popular hangout for musicians like band leader ...

VNUE Acquires Set.fm From PledgeMusic

VNUE Acquires Set.fm From PledgeMusic

Just one year after PledgeMusic finalized its acquisition of Set.fm, it has now sold it to live event recording and release platform VNUE for an undisclosed sum.  VNUE Inc. (OTC: VNUE),  a service that records and releases live concerts, has announced the acquisition of Set.fm from direct-to-fan platform PledgeMusic. VNUE also owns and operates DiscLive. Set.fm is ...

Best Ways To Invest In Your Music Career And In Yourself

Best Ways To Invest In Your Music Career And In Yourself

When cultivating a career in music, cash can be hard to come, and when it does finally begin to roll in, it's critical that you take the time to reinvest at least a portion of the funds back into your career. Here we look at some smart and effective ways to invest in your music career. ...

Universal Music Launches Music Tech Startup Initiative

Universal Music Launches Music Tech Startup Initiative

Universal Music Group has launched a music tech accelerator engagement network  aimed at promoting the development of innovative music-based start-ups globally. Designed to support the contributions that accelerator programs provide to the global start-up ecosystem, UMG will work with entrepreneurial programs to assist in the evaluation and development of music-based start-ups. UMG will contribute music industry ...

Dizzy Gillespie at Cornell in 1947

Dizzy Gillespie at Cornell in 1947

In early October 1947, Billy Shaw, a partner in the Gale booking agency, announced in Downbeat magazine that client Dizzy Gillespie and his big band would be performing at Cornell University on October 18. Why would a big band that played bebop, not dance music, bother to travel nearly six hours northwest to Ithaca, N.Y., on ...

Jazz this week: Harold López-Nussa, Filippo Cosentino, Alice Ripley, and more

Jazz this week: Harold López-Nussa, Filippo Cosentino, Alice Ripley, and more

This week's calendar of jazz and creative music in St. Louis includes a pianist from Cuba, a guitarist from Italy, a cabaret show from a singer and actress who has earned Broadway's highest honor, and more. Let's go to the highlights... Wednesday, October 18 Cuban-born pianist Harold López-Nussa makes his St. Louis debut in the first ...

Jazz Musician of the Day: Barney Kessel

Jazz Musician of the Day: Barney Kessel

All About Jazz is celebrating Barney Kessel's birthday today!

Legendary musician, guitarist, influential jazz artist, composer, arranger, session player, record producer, one of the leading figures in West Coast jazz, later delving into hard bop, Barney Kessel is now generally considered by fans, critics and fellow musicians around the world to be arguably one of the ...

4 Things You Can Giveaway In Exchange For An Email Address

4 Things You Can Giveaway In Exchange For An Email Address

While Facebook should be an essential part of any music marketing plan, so much about this and any social network is beyond your control.  Remember MySpace?  But you email list is yours, and yours only.  Here's how to grow your email list: By  Chelsea Ira of New Artist Model on the Tunecore blog.  Email is one of the most ...

Spotify Will Become A Full Stack Music Company [Mark Mulligan]

Spotify Will Become A Full Stack Music Company [Mark Mulligan]

Spotify needs to become much more than just a music streamer if its going to be ever be profitable, writes analyst Mark Mulligan of MIDiA. And while many of the actions it is likely to take will antagonize its label partners, Spotify will be left with little choice once it becomes a public company answering to ...

Doc: Dizzy Gillespie, 1990

Doc: Dizzy Gillespie, 1990

In 1990, a documentary about trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie was released that featured not a word of voiceover narration. Instead, To Bop or Not to Be: A Jazz Life, by Norwegian director Jan Horne, simply featured musician interviews in English, concert performances and archival footage. My guess is this approach was favored so the filmmakers wouldn't have ...


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