WAMA News - 04-21-2011

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WAMA News - 04-21-2011

Postby askmike » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:39 am

National & International Music News

Groups face uncertain future due to SGA cuts
Without funds, some student clubs say they cant function

by Sarah Meehan
Weds. April 20, 2011
http://e2ma.net/go/7039154031/208537104 ... -1.2184324

"...Students from the University Help Center, WMUC Radio (editor's note: the University of Maryland's campus radio station) and MaryPIRG, among others, will make an appearance at tonight's Student Government Association meeting to contest their slashed budgets, since student activities fees are their only source of funding."

SGA Grants, Then Retracts Additional WMUC Funding
http://e2ma.net/go/7039154031/208537104 ... s_to_w.php

"During a marathon session last night, the University of Maryland's Student Government Association granted WMUC an additional $6,000 in funds, only to revoke the money hours later due to a $20,000 miscalculation...The beleaguered campus radio station, which initially received a paltry $7,000 in funding from the SGA earlier this week, appealed the student government's decision to receive more funds in order to pay for vital costs such as Internet bills and FCC licenses to keep the station afloat. The station is now in jeopardy of shutting down, as it requires at least twice of what was originally granted by the SGA. The station will ultimately have to rely on donations in order to keep the station broadcasting over terrestrial and Internet airwaves. Donations can be made via the WMUC Support Fund."

Washington arts groups anxious over federal funding cuts

http://e2ma.net/go/7039154031/208537104 ... l?hpid=z10
By Jacqueline Trescott, Monday, April 18, 6:52 PM

"A number of Washington arts organizations are reeling because Congress cut the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs program by $7 million from $9.5 million in the last agreement for fiscal 2011."

Ian Rogers: The Unbundling (and Re-Bundling) of Music
April 20, 2011
http://e2ma.net/go/7039154031/208537104 ... 4472.story

"The following is a guest post from Ian Rogers, CEO of direct to fan artist platform Topspin. He previously was VP and General Manager of Yahoo! Music and Yahoo! Video...As digital emerged, the labels were faced with a harsh reality: over the decades, consumers began to prefer singles. There was no economical way to get them, so we bought full albums to get the 1-2 songs we really wanted. We wanted the album unbundled, but we had no choice. With the emergence of alternative distribution (like Napster and then iTunes many years later), the latent demand for singles was unearthed and havoc ensued."

Free Music Can Pay as Well as Paid Music, YouTube Says
February 2, 2011
By Eliot Van Buskirk
http://e2ma.net/go/7039154031/208537104 ... c-can-pay/

"As record labels, digital music stores, and music subscription services continue their struggle to convince music fans to pay for music, Googles YouTube itself a major repository of recorded music claims that giving away music for free generates as much money for copyright holders as charging for it."

YouTube: Growth In User-Generated Content Is Outpacing Official Videos

April 14, 2011
By Antony Bruno, Denver
http://e2ma.net/go/7039154031/208537104 ... 5032.story

"By now we've all heard YouTube's assertion that it doubled the amount it pays labels and publishers in music-licensing fees last year, now totaling millions of dollars a month. But while the focus of this figure is on official music videos submitted by labels as responsible for the bulk of these revenues, user-contributed videos containing licensed music will soon equal or even surpass them in significance."

DinnerAndSong.com Introduces "Quick And Easy" House Concerts

04-19-2011
http://e2ma.net/go/7039154031/208537104 ... _nb=141233

"...house concerts mostly happen on weekends. What do you do on weeknights if you only want to play for a listening audience? How can you inspire fans (who may not have much space) to host shows during the week?

Enter DinnerAndSong. Heres how the program is explained to a potential host:
Simply gather 6-10 friends to join you and a professional touring musician for a real casual dinner and a memorable unplugged concert. Your guests each donate $10 to the artist and may purchase CDs after the performance. Start promptly, end promptly - all tucked neatly between work and everyones normal evening activities. Afterwards, you provide an overnight futon or guest room for your talented guest..."


Philadelphia Orchestra to Declare Bankruptcy

April 18, 2011
By Ron Todt, Associated Press
http://e2ma.net/go/7039154031/208537104 ... 9372.story

"The world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra, long considered one of the best in the nation, will be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection - an apparent first in recent history for a major U.S. orchestra."

AFM Decries Philadelphia Orchestra Bankruptcy Filing
04-19-2011
http://e2ma.net/go/7039154031/208537104 ... _nb=141244

"The American Federation of Musicians (AFM) opposes the Philadelphia Orchestra board's decision to declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy, asserting that the orchestra is not out of money and that a bankruptcy filing will irreparably damage the reputation of the institution."

What Ticketfly's New $12 Million Funding Means for Music Biz

April 19, 2011
By Glenn Peoples, Nashville
http://e2ma.net/go/7039154031/208537104 ... 3752.story

..."For artists, managers and venues, Ticketfly's funding means even greater use of social media in marketing and selling events. The company integrates social media tools into its platform so clients can more easily facilitate online word of mouth about upcoming events and onsale dates. Of course, it's not alone in this regard. Other ticketing companies, from Ticketmaster to TicketBiscuit, have integrated social media tools as well."

Music, Wireless And CE Join Together
Oppose Mandate For FM Chips In Mobile Devices
Urge Radio Broadcasters To Compensate Artists

04-20-2011
http://e2ma.net/go/7039154031/208537104 ... _nb=141270

"The Wireless Association, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today announced their support for H. Con. Res. 42 - the "Creativity and Innovation Resolution" sponsored by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA).

The resolution recognizes that the U.S. is a world leader in the creation of technology and musical, film and literary works and argues that compensating artists and innovators is essential to maintain this global leadership and to incent the creative genius that is behind it. The resolution also makes clear its strong opposition to any government mandates for FM chips, or any terrestrial broadcast chip, in mobile devices including phones, smartphones and tablets."

U.S.-China Copyright Conflict Heading Towards Possible Trade Sanctions

April 19, 2011
By Reuters
http://e2ma.net/go/7039154031/208537104 ... 4102.story

"China and the United States started the clock on a new stage of their trade dispute over films, books and music on Tuesday, a signal Washington will go ahead with a threat to seek retaliation rights."

Google to Shutter Google Video, Prompts Users to Save Uploads
Mark Hefflinger, April 18 2011
http://e2ma.net/go/7039154031/208537104 ... ve-uploads

Mountain View, Calif. - "Google (NASD: GOOG) has announced that all videos hosted on its Google Video service will be deleted on May 13...Google has added a "download" button to video status pages so that owners can grab their uploads and save them elsewhere. Videos will become unplayable on April 29, and Google will disable the "download" feature after May 13."


Booming Sales Expected From New Product that Converts Old Cassette Tapes to MP3
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2011
http://e2ma.net/go/7039154031/208537104 ... id=1453266

"...A new product hitting the shelves this summer, called Tape2MP3, converts old cassette tapes to MP3 files. People with an old cassette tape collection can now embarrass themselves all over again by hearing those old time so-called favorites, prank call tapes from the 80s, boring lectures, not to mention those language lessons that were never completed. Tape2MP3 may look like a regular cassette player, but with one important difference, a nifty USB port that connects directly to a computer. "

Dove Awards for Christian Music To Debut in Atlanta
April 20, 2011
By Associated Press
http://e2ma.net/go/7039154031/208537104 ... 4642.story

"The Dove Awards show for Christian music is leaving Nashville for the first time in its 42-year history and organizers expect the new production in Atlanta to be just as successful and uplifting. The motivation for moving was to expand the national reach of the awards, which will air on April 24 on the Gospel Music Channel."

Black Eyed Peas To Start Music Academy In NYC

Posted on Wednesday April 20, 2011 at 08:01 AM 2
http://e2ma.net/go/7039154031/208537104 ... 64581.aspx

"The Black Eyed Peas are opening a school where local teenagers will learn video and music production using professional-quality equipment."

Monterey Jazz Festival Ready For No. 54
Posted on Tuesday April 19, 2011 at 04:31 PM
http://e2ma.net/go/7039154031/208537104 ... 64542.aspx

Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Huey Lewis & The News and Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Band Feat. Terence Blanchard are just a few of the headliners for the 54th annual Monterey Jazz Festival, scheduled for Sept. 16-18.

iPhone Tracks Your Every Move
and Theres a Map for That

April 20, 2011
By Brian X. Chen
http://e2ma.net/go/7039154031/208537104 ... ne-tracks/

"Your iPhone or 3G-equipped iPad has been secretly recording your location for the past 10 months."


Local Notes

Dave Grohl's Foo Fighters get their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Wasting Light" debuts atop the list with 235,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Kenny Wesley will open for Grammy Award®-winning Stephanie Mills at The Birchmere on April 30, 2011 and gets an article in Mi2N Mi2N



Film & Video Views

Randy Waller & the Country Gentlemen's new single "Mama's Song" on YouTube

Burn to Shine, a movie produced by Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty, is a film about eight D.C. bands, each performing a live song in a house scheduled to be burned to the ground. Showing April 18th through May 15th at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Free.
http://e2ma.net/go/7039154031/208537104 ... DVD_series)

The Debrief with David Ushery, Pete Kennedy and guests, discussing Bob Dylan and the law.
4/8/11
http://e2ma.net/go/7039154031/208537104 ... r_embedded
Guests Pete Kennedy, David Hadju, Corny O'Connell and David Zornow discuss Bob Dylan and the law, and recap their involvement in the Fordham Law School panel on the subject, held earlier this week at Fordham University.

Video Premier of the Urban Funk Montage
Urban Funk performs selections from their CD Release Heroes And Legends live at Clydes of Chevy Chase.
http://e2ma.net/go/7039154031/208537104 ... gRemLj1X5c


Workshops

Blue Note Soul: From Bop to Boogaloo
Sunday, May 22
1 - 5:30 pm
at Edmund Burke School - 4101 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington D.C
Tuition is $170, Auditors $125
To enroll visit http://www.indepthjazz.com or call 410-295-6691.

This is an inDepth Jazz Clinics & Concerts for semi-pro and amateur jazz musicians, teachers and players age 16 and up. Join saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk and other world-class musicians playing the groove-filled music of Blue Note artists Lee Morgan, Lou Donaldson and Horace Silver. Learn the keys to recreate their mesmerizing sound. Followed by a concert at Bohemian Caverns at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Admission: $20 advance, $25 door.


Opportunities

Instrumental BG Music Needed Immediately
For Indie Sci-Fi Thriller


A Texas based independent film production company is seeking music immediately for a sci-fi thriller feature film. All previous films produced were distributed internationally straight to dvd/vod/etc. The production company anticipates a similar distribution plan with this film. Brief synopsis: In the near future, technology takes control and a group of hip twenty-somethings try to regain control. Seeking rock, classic rock, and hip-hop style music with approximately 130 beats per minute (BPM) to underscore chase scenes and shoot-outs. Think upbeat and fun instrumentals. Composers and musicians from all geographical areas will be considered. Compensation: Negotiable licensing fees (low budget) Deadline: May 15, 2011 unless selected before this date and the job is closed early. http://www.submitmx.com

Label Looking to Sign Proven Artists

With recent Billboard chart breakthroughs for '80s hitmakers Air Supply and emerging electronic act Ultraviolet Sound, indie label Odds On Records is eager to expand its roster. Label President Ted Joseph, an industry veteran whose vast resume includes an incredibly diverse 21-year-stint at Warner Bros. Records, says that Odds On is actively looking to sign artists, preferably those with strong track records and fan bases that are looking for a fresh start to their already once dynamic career. Visit http://www.oddsonrecords.com/web. E-mail: info@luckmedia.com.

A talent agency, Unbound Booking, looking for
new educational and cultural acts


They are looking for: Family friendly (G or PG rating, and scalable to multiple age ranges); Cultural and/or Educational (Be creative, make what you do educational); Self-contained and reliable (you have your own sound-gear/props if necessary). Details and more information can be found at http://www.unboundbooking.com. Click on the For Artists section, or the Artist Application link at the top of the page.

Who's Next To Blow Live
4/19/11

PF & Associates is to begin tapping a series of TV shows which will begin shooting on May 1 2011 for the genres of Rock, Pop, R&B, and Hip Hop, and Gospel on May 3, 2011. The series is scheduled to be released on several network stations, local cable channel and Video On Demand late summer or early fall. There are three segments of Who's Next To Blow Live which are genre specific for Rock, R&B/Hip Hop/Pop and Gospel/Christian which are being shot on location in Saint Charles, Missouri. The general public is invited to attend the tappings of the shows. For ticket information or you are an artist wishing to be apart of the tappings please contact PF and Associates on how to obtain tickets or a slot on these shows. Email: info@pfandassociates.com Website: http://www.pfandassociates.ning.com


Competitions


The SongDoor 2011 International Songwriting Competition


The SongDoor International Songwriting Competition is an annual event, open to amateur and professional songwriters worldwide. Awards total: $40,000+. The competition has expanded to include free songwriter PR and services to help songwriters promote their music. All entrants receive an unlimited-access SongU.com trial and free digital keyboard/chording software. Entries are accepted online or by mail from April 15 through November 15. The entry fee is $10. Songs may be entered in six different categories: Christian, Country, Pop, Rock/Alt, Soft Rock and Instrumental. Entries are accepted online or by mail through November 15, 2011. Details: http://www.songdoor.com.

Selected Events

Al (the bar cat) Presents: My Furry Friends -
An Animal Lovers Fundraiser

Thurs. April 21st
9 pm
at Red Palace, 1212 H St NE, WDC
$10

A happy hour and variety show which will raise money for the the Humane Society's Sofie's Fund, which provides emergency financial assistance to pet owners. Happy Hour specials from 6pm 9pm, Raffle Prizes.

Mamapalooza Festival
Sunday, May 1
5:00 - 9:00 pm
at Union Jacks British Pub 4915 St. Elmo Avenue, Bethesda, MD
Free
http://www.mamapalooza.com

Performers include: Sally Pessin, Yvette Barnes, Esmirelda, Jean Bayou, Laurie Jones, Patrice Moerman, Viqui Dill, Katy Johnson, Brian Johnson, and Ron Goad

The Mamapalooza Festival is the only cultural event of its kind, celebrating mothers and fostering a supportive community that inspires, educates and offers opportunities to mom musicians, artists, writers, poets, comics, educators, community leaders, business owners, their families and their audience.

Sweetlife Festival 2011
Sun May 1
12 pm
at Merriweather Post Pavilion
$100 VIP/$55 GA

Performing: The Strokes, Girl Talk, Lupe Fiasco, Crystal Castles, Cold War Kids, Ra Ra Riot, Theophilus London, Walk The Moon, U.S. Royalty, Modern Man. The Sweetlife Festival is an annual celebration of flavorful music, wholesome food from local farmers, and thoughtful living.

Calvin Jones Big Band Jazz Festival
Mon. May 2
8 pm
at the University Auditorium, located at 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW, WDC
$10 - $20

The Big Band Jam always culminates with UDC's annual Calvin Jones Big Band Jazz Festival, now in its 25th year of bringing together the top student big bands from UDC, Howard University and the University of Maryland. http://www.bigbandjam.org lrdudc.wrlc.org/jazz/festival


The WAMA Pages

WAMA will be publishing the printed version of the Membership Directory, which also includes press and radio contact information. The deadline for inclusion in the 2011-2012 WAMA Pages is April 29th.

Consider having an ad! The WAMA Pages is a great way to advertise. Every WAMA member will be mailed a copy, and every new member through 2012 will receive a copy. For ad rates, go to WAMA Rates. And for more information, email WAMA.


The 2011 Greater DC Rock n Roll Flea Market & Guitar Show
Sat October 15, 2011
10 AM - 4 PM
at Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA
Vendors wanted, visit http://www.rockfleamarket.com for details
Save 20% on Booth/Table by registering at the Early Bird Rate.

This is the third annual event, and based on feedback they've made the following improvement for the 2011 show: larger booths that back to the wall for pro sellers, less expensive tables for individual sellers, amplifier tryout area outside the main room - quieter; and admission incentive for guitar/amp brought into the show.

New Releases

Andréa Wood celebrates the release of her album, Dhyana. Wood will be performing at two CD release events. Thurs. April 21st at 9:30 pm at the Bossa Bistro & Lounge and the Twins Jazz on May 11. http://www.andreawoodmusic.com. DCist talks with her about it at DCist interview

Title Tracks is John Davis & Friends, and their new release is "In Blank." titletracksdc.blogspot.com

Randy Waller & the Country Gentlemen will be tentatively releasing their new CD, "One Mile East Of Hazel Green," on May 1st. http://www.randywaller.com






WAMA News compiled by Mike Schreibman and Loralyn Coles
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