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WAMA News - 06-3-2011

Postby askmike » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:37 am

National Music News

New Web Site Helps Artists And Creators Speak Out On Digital Theft
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"Artists and creators who want to speak up about their experiences battling digital theft of their work have a new platform at artistsagainstdigitaltheft.com
http://e2ma.net/go/7087710342/208578440 ... ltheft.com

The Copyright Alliance today announced the new web site, which lets individuals write in their stories and provides them a direct link to send a letter to their congressional representatives expressing support for legislation to address the problem."

Headliners play curator to their own communal festivals
By Chris Richards, Published: May 27 | Updated: Saturday, May 28, 6:41 PM
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"This summer, the rock stars arent just headlining the music festivals theyre booking them, too...With each festival come heaps upon heaps of supporting acts, all handpicked by the respective headliner. Its a chance for some of the biggest names in music to surround themselves with their heroes, their heirs and their friends.

Singer-songwriters at sea:
If a music cruise floats your boat, check out Cayamo

By Associated Press, Updated: Thursday, June 2, 2:28 PM
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Miami Cayamo concerts are different in several ways. They start on time. They last only an hour. And the speakers hanging from the ceiling tend to sway. Sometimes the musicians do, too. Usually I go where I want on stage, John Prine said. But here I go where the ship takes me.

Smartphones' Rise Spurs New Growth In Mobile Music,
But Payment Could Be A Problem

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"According to a new report from The NPD Group, a leading market research company, a steady increase in smartphone purchases, combined with the growing options for mobile music, helped fuel an increase in the number of active mobile-music consumers by almost nine million in 2010."

Berklee College Of Music And Televisión Mexiquense Announce New TV Series
To Promote Hispanic Talent And Music Education

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Mexico City, Mexico, May 31, 2011 -- Berklee College of Music and Mexican public television network Televisión Mexiquense (Canal 34) today announced the launch of Berklee Studio Sessions, a new TV series featuring acoustic performances and interviews with renowned Hispanic singer-songwriters in a unique, intimate setting. The artists, many of whom are Berklee alumni, will talk about their careers, sources of inspiration, and the importance of music education. Over the course of the season, Berklee will award four, full-tuition Five-Week Summer Performance Program scholarships to Mexican musicians.

Billboards's Top 30 "Summer" Songs of All Time
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"...These 30 hot tunes with summer-specific themes are ranked based on each track's performance on the Billboard Hot 100 chart from August 4, 1958 -- the inception of the chart -- through the chart dated May 28, 2011. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least."

Billboards' Top 20 Hot 100 Songwriters 2000-Present

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"You don't always see their names on the charts, but they're the ones responsible for beginning the process of lodging catchy songs in your brain: Songwriters...So, who have been the most successful songwriters over the past decade-plus? Billboard.com counts down the 20 most successful writers based on Billboard Hot 100 chart performance between Jan. 1, 2000, and May 7, 2011. From pop and rock to R&B and country, each genre is represented."

Shows Over For Georgia Music Hall Of Fame
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Posted on Wednesday May 25, 2011 at 02:01 PM Add |

The museum celebrating the legacies of such renowned performers as James Brown, Otis Redding and Little Richard will close June 12. You can blame the shuttering on budget cuts and low attendance. At one time it was projected the Georgia Hall of Fame would draw 100,000 visitors annually, but reality proved to be a little less optimistic with the museum receiving approximately 25,000 people per year, according to Reuters. The Hall of Fame was subsidized by the states legislature. However was is the operative word because the legislature voted to drop all funding for the museum as of July 1.

Opera Stars, Fearing Radiation, Skip Japan Tour

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"Two of the biggest stars of New York's Metropolitan Opera have bowed out of a Japan tour, citing fears of radioactive contamination and sending the company scrambling to find last-minute stand-ins."

Hackers Post Phony Tupac Story On PBS Website

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"PBS officials say hackers have cracked the network's website, posting a phony story claiming dead rapper Tupac Shakur was alive in New Zealand, and a group that claimed responsibility for the hacking complained about a recent "Frontline" investigative news program on WikiLeaks."

Malibu To Reject U2 Guitarists Proposal

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"Officials for the state agency that oversees coastal development has again recommended denying a proposal led by U2 guitarist The Edge for a cluster of mansions overlooking Malibu."

Local Notes

Julie Daft, longtime WAMA volunteer, is in the final stages of lung cancer. Her boyfriend Gene says: "Julie has always been a 'people person', and a real 'doer' of things, giving time and energy whenever possible." WAMA sends her our love and thanks for all she's done to help Washington area musicians.

2011 SMAF Songwriter Contest Finalists included Doug Brouder, Garrison Doles (third place), T. Edwin Doss, Maura Jensen (second place), Holly Montgomery and Doug Spears. Carolann Solebello from NY was named the winner. The songwriting contest judges were Tony Correlli, Ty Ford and Ray Naylor.

Mark Cudek, founding member of the Baltimore Consort is serving as guest director for Apollo's Fire (Cleveland's Baroque Orchestra) Countryside Concerts.

Banjo Man Frank Cassel was a guest on 'Tuesday Conversations' at Gazette.net. www.gazette.net He's using grants from Montgomery County Arts and Humanities Council as well as Kickstarter to fund his new CD. His goal is to rise $3000 from Kickstarter by June 17. Here's his link: www.kickstarter.com

Jiffy Lube Live Backlash
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The decision to drop tailgating before and after summer concerts at the 25,000-capacity Jiffy Lube Live amphitheatre in Bristow, Va., has some regular patrons miffed and theyre making their feelings known.


The 12 hour SAW Community Day Extravaganza
Sat. June 11
11 am - 11 pm
at Lab at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA

The Songwriters' Association of Washington hosts an all day event with workshops, and meet n' greet, dinner, and performances for SAW members and non-members alike. Here's the schedule of workshops:

11 a.m. - 12:30 pm Expanding Your Chord Vocabulary with Kevin Dudley--bring your guitars! ($10 SAW members/$15 non members)
1:30-2:30 - Karl Straub's Melody Workshop ($10 SAW members/$15 non members)
2:30-3:30 - 6 Simple Steps to Radically Changing Your Vocals with Tom Saputo ($10 SAW members/$15 non members)
3:30-5:30 - - Speed Networking - Presented by Blake Althen and Paula Bellenoit of Human Factor (FREE for SAW members/$10 for non members)

SAW members may attend all three workshops for $25 ($40/non-members+$10 for speed networking, if attending). Please register and pay for the workshops online. Membership applications will be available and discounts/free speed networking and free dinner will be extended to new members who sign up that day. You can come for part or all of the day. Click Here to RSVP and make your reservations.

Selected Events

Benefit for Reese Palmer
Sun. June 5th
4:30 pm
at the Eclipse, 2820 Bladensburg Rd NE, WDC

Reese Palmer is a DC singer who sang with Marvin Gaye in the Marquees in High School and recently with the Legendary Orioles among others. Hes now very ill. Performers include: the Marquees; Legendary Orioles; Velons; Jewels; Pookie Hudsons Spaniels; Clovers; Peaches & Herb; Skip Mahoney & the Casuals; Al Johnson; the Fonics; DCs Finest; Dynamic Superiors; Royal Height Commitment; H.A.L.O.; Captain Fly .......and more.....Hand Dance Music of the 50s/60s

Ticket Donations: $25.00 (advance) $30.00 (door) Gayle James (202 704-1040) * Beverly Lindsay-Johnson (301) 839-2233; Roadhouse Oldies ( 301) 587-1858 Memory Lane Records (301) 568-5032; Bab's Records (301) 736-6583 Kendall Productions (301) 839-2233 Credit cards accepted only through Kendall Productions. A $3.00 service charge required on all credit card purchases. The African American Music Association, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible

Hazel Dickens Memorial Concert
Presented by Music Saves Mountains: The March on Blair Mountain
Sun. June 5
7 pm
at the Culture Center Theater, Charleston, WV
more info: 330-867-7443 or marchonblairmountain.org

Hazel Dickens never gave up raising hell and speaking out. The provocative, pro-union singer/songwriter was scheduled to perform this Sunday at a concert sponsored by the National Resource Defense Council's Music Saves Mountains project, which enlists like-minded musicians to perform and speak out against mountaintop removal. In April, Dickens died at the age of 75. Now, as well as kicking off the March on Blair Mountain, a five-day event calling for the end of mountaintop removal, the concert at the Culture Center Theater will also serve as a tribute to Dickens, her work and her music.

2011 Annual Washington Folk Festival

Saturday & Sunday, June 4-5
noon - 7 pm
at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD

Presented by The Folklore Society of Greater Washington. Several hundred performers and artisans from the Washington area participate in the all-volunteer festival. A small sampling follows.
American Traditional: Big Chimney, Cypress Trio, Harley String Band, Bruce Hutton, Speedy Tolliver and the New Old-Time String Band;
Americana/Contemporary: Bill Baker, Carey Creed, Bill & Owen Danoff, Grace Griffith, North Meets South, Siobhán Quinn & Michael Bowers;
Blues: Archie's Blues Barbershop, Blue Panamuse, Jonny Graves, Stacy Brooks Band;
Swing/Roots: Hot Buttered Nuggets, Hula Monsters; Seth Kibel & the Wire Choir, Ruthie & the Wranglers;
Celtic: Irish Breakfast Band, Lilt, OCEAN Orchestra, Palmer Family;
For more information, go to: www.washingtonfolkfestival.org

Wolf Trap Foundation offers WAMA Members Discount for
Brian Wilson Concert

Mon. June 6, 2011
8 p.m.
in the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts To receive the discount enter the code SMILE when you purchase your tickets online here. TicketPurchase

Wilson has received great reviews for his album that reimagines the work of the iconic American composer, George Gershwin.

Going Out Guide Weekend Concerts at Carter Barron Amphitheatre
beginning June 17. The four Friday night shows, which start at 7:30, feature music from top local talent.
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New Releases

Schuyler Fisk from Charlottesville has a article in Paste Magazine about the making of her new record "Blue Ribbon Winner." www.pastemagazine.com

Ruthie and the Wranglers and Goose Creek Music and Entertainment announce the release of a new live album Ruthie and the Wranglers, Live at Goose Creek. The band will celebrate the new release at the Hill Country Barbecue, 410 7th Street, NW, WDC on June 17 at 9:30 pm. Free. The album will be available from CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon.com and other online music distributors on June 14. Music videos of the band performing selections from the album can be viewed at www.goosecreekmusic.com

Sahffi is releasing her third album, "Expectations," and has a CD Release Party with special guests Mosno & Marc Evans, and her full band on June 24th at Teavolve Cafe & Lounge, 1401 Aliceanna St., Baltimore, MD from 8 - 10 pm. Free. This album is funded by a 2010 Individual Artist Grant awarded by The Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts and The Maryland State Arts Council. The album was also funded by her fans through a successful Kickstarter campaign. It features 10 different producers on 10 different songs. http://www.sahffi.com/

DJ Dave Nada invented Moombahton at a basement house party in Prince Georges County, according to legend. He has just released Dave Nada Presents Moombahton," the second in a series of introductory electro compilations, and has a review in the Washington Post. dave-nada-presents-moombahton

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