WAMA News - 07-16-2011

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WAMA News - 07-16-2011

Postby askmike » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:40 pm

The 3rd Annual P.A.S.S. Contest Starts Next Week!

Presented by WAMA, the Professional Artist Support System (P.A.S.S.) Contest has a Grand Prize of a Performance at the Wammies and a $1500 credit at Oasis CD Duplication, as well as 7 hours of Recording Time at a local studio, and a entire package of consultations with an Entertainment Lawyer, Publicist, Manager, and more.

Two Finalist Prize packages include a Performance at a Crosstown Jam, 7 hours of Recording Time, and the same package of consultations with music professionals.

Look for the official announcement next week with all the details on how to enter.


National Music News


CHNL Raises $1.2 Million, Launches With Thievery Corporation
July 12, 2011
By Glenn Peoples, Nashville
http://e2ma.net/go/7135141014/208617375 ... 1802.story

"The number of direct-to-fan service providers continues to rise as entrepreneurs and investors pour resources into disruptive technologies that eliminate the retail middleman. CHNL is the newest startup on the scene...The first artist to roll out a page using CHNL tools is downtempo electronic group Thievery Corporation."

New Sounds, New Approaches,
Old Challenges Are Hot Topics at Latin Alternative Music Conference

July 11, 2011
By Ed Morales, New York
http://e2ma.net/go/7135141014/208617375 ... 0852.story

"Hanging like a specter over the 11th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference, which concluded Saturday, was the hulking shadow of Pitbull -- or "Pit," the endearment favored by his associates. He didn't attend, but his new LP, "Planet Pit," bowed at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 last month and has been the focal point for a galaxy of branding associations."

Onesheet, Simple Online Space for Artists, Launches
July 07, 2011
By Glenn Peoples, Nashville
http://e2ma.net/go/7135141014/208617375 ... 7962.story

"ArtistData founder Brenden Mulligan has launched a new artist service called Onesheet that aims to give artists a simple, constant web presence. Onesheet is the opposite of densely packed "one sheets" labels create for their products and pack with information. And it's a far cry from cluttered MySpace pages. Unlike artist pages, they require next to no upkeep. And Onesheets are free of charge."

How The Internet Transformed The American Rave Scene
7/11/11
by Michaelangelo Matos
http://e2ma.net/go/7135141014/208617375 ... therecord/

"Rave was America's last great outlaw musical subculture: created by kids, for kids, designed to be impenetrable to adults. American rave formed its own mutant funhouse approach to existing looks, sounds and ideologies. In the early-to-mid-1990s, it was driven not by stars but a sudden collective sense that, as the Milwaukee rave zine Massive put it in every issue above the masthead, "The underground is massive." What better place for such a subculture to flourish than on the Internet?"

Reggaetop40.com Launches Music Submission Service
07/08-2011
http://e2ma.net/go/7135141014/208617375 ... _nb=143801

"GRS Worldwide, operators of The Global Reggae Charts, and its online portal Reggaetop40.com have recently announced the beta release of a free music submission service geared towards Reggae related music releases. The services branded 'ReggaeDrop', is a simple online application that allows, Artists, Producers, Labels, and PR agents the opportunity to submit music releases so that fans and industry players globally can know what's on the market."

Stars Sign Letter Protesting City Operas Move
By Daniel J. Wakin
Published: July 7, 2011
http://e2ma.net/go/7135141014/208617375 ... &seid=auto

"In a rising tide of protest, opera-world stars are denouncing New York City Operas planned move from Lincoln Center and calling into question the companys stewardship."


Local Notes

Starland Vocal Band's Afternoon Delight still making news with a Washington Post article.
http://e2ma.net/go/7135141014/208617375 ... story.html

Janine Wilson and Max Evans will perform at the VIP Lounge at Jiffy Lube Live before Heart and Def Leppard on Sunday, July 31st. www.janinewilsonband.com

Gold Heart was the featured performer at July 15th's Blue Plate Special on WDVX, Knoxville, TN. www.wdvx.com They head to Marion, VA on Saturday for a taping of 'Song Of The Mountains,' set for telecast in the future on PBS. www.goldheartbluegrass.com

The Stacy Brooks Band placed 1st in the Sedalia Blues Battle of the Bands last Saturday July 9th. They now move on to compete at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN in January 2012. Visit www.blues.org for more information.

Tom Saputo started a tribute band for the music of Jimi Hendrix, 'Crosstown Traffic' with Dan Prewitt on bass and Estel Dillon on drums. Their first 2 hour free concert is on Monday July 18th in Falls Church Va at Pistones at 8pm.

Two former DC area Wammie winners are on the ballot of the Alternate Root's First Annual Readers Choice Awards.
Eric Brace, nominated for Best American Roots Male Vocalist
Emmylou Harris, nominated for Best American Roots Female Vocalist
To vote: Reader's Choice


Video Views

Ruthie and the Wranglers - "Give Me a Lift"
>From their live CD recording, "Ruthie and the Wranglers Live at Goose Creek!".
http://e2ma.net/go/7135141014/208617375 ... ggpUjTnkws

T.V. John Langworthy - "Achtung" (Attention)
http://e2ma.net/go/7135141014/208617375 ... LVOi7ZY0WM

Willie Barry - "I'm Over You"
http://e2ma.net/go/7135141014/208617375 ... 9_k6msh2zg

Online Resourses


Touring Tip: Put QR Codes On Your Concert Posters
July 11, 2011
http://e2ma.net/go/7135141014/208617375 ... ign=071311

"Win new fans on the road before you even pull into town. Youve confirmed a string of out-of-town dates. Now what? Time to send tour posters to each venue with QR Codes on them! QR Codes (Quick Response Codes), those little black & white checker-box images that youve probably seen on posters, signs, and boxes, allow people to check out your music simply by scanning the code with a scanning app on their iPhone, Android, or camera-enabled smartphone."


Workshops

Bryan Bowers Autoharp Workshop
Sat. July 16
2:00 - 4:30 pm, with a concert at 7 pm
and jam after the concert
in Reston, VA
Workshop limited to 15 participants, concert to 30
Workshop only $20, with concert $35
Concert only $20, for couples $35
Email Holly at towne@myhome.org for reservations

Play with one of the legendary autoharp performers of our era. Workshop participants are asked to leave when the workshop is finished and return just prior to the concert. Please remember that Bryan has a very serious allergy to cats, so cat-owners should wear freshly laundered clothing, remove cat hair from cases, and plan to sit at least one row back to keep him healthy.

CCÉ Musical Arts & Dance (MAD) Week
July 18 - 22
at the Washington Waldorf school in Bethesda, MD (near Glen Echo)
For more information about CCE MAD Week, including daily schedule, faculty bios, and registration information, www.ccepotomac.org

"CCE" is the acronym for "Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eirann" - the international organization charged with promoting traditional Irish music, dance and culture. MAD Week is an annual event of the local O'Neill-Malcom Branch of CCE. The week is designed to be an immersive experience of traditional Irish music and dance. The faculty are widely known, some worldwide as exceptional performers and teachers.

CCE MAD Week faculty will be offering a public performance on Wednesday, July 20th at 7:30 pm at the Takoma Park Community Center. Preferential pricing on tickets is available to all CCE MAD Week participants. General public can purchase tickets through the Institute of Musical Traditions website: www.imtfolk.org

Old Time Banjo Festival Workshops
Sun. July 17
at House of Musical Traditions, Takoma Park, MD
Fee: $40 per session
Register at lessons@hmtrad.com or 301-270-9090
More info: www.hmtrad.com

Intermediate/Advanced Clawhammer Banjo with Bruce Molsky
Introduction to 4-String Banjo with Buddy Wachter

3-finger Banjo In Old Time Settings with The Hot Seats
Jazz on 4 Strings (Intermediate/Advanced 4-string banjo or tenor guitar)

As well as the workshops, The 5th Annual Mike Seeger Commemorative Old Time Banjo Festival is Sat. July 16 at 7:30 pm at the Birchmere, Alexandria, VA. $29.50 www.birchmere.com Featuring: Bruce Molsky, Buddy Wachter, The Hot Seats, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer and more.


Competitions & Conventions

The 28th Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (MASC)
Early Bird Deadline tonight, July 15th at midnight
Two Songwriters' Assoc. of Washington one-year memberships will be given away
Enter online at www.saw.org or through SonicBids.

Prizes include a Grand Prize of $1000 cash plus recording time at Cue Studios. There are 11 genres: Acoustic& Folk, Adult Contemporary, Rock/Alternative, Pop, Country/Bluegrass, Vocal Jazz & Blues, Open, Children's, Gospel/Inspirational/Christian, R&B/Hip Hop/Urban, and Instrumental.

The 8th Annual IAMA

The 8th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) is currently accepting entries. IAMA promotes excellence in acoustic music performance and artistry. IAMA is open to all independent artists and labels, there is no age limit and people from all countries can enter. Entrants need to mail in an entry form along with a CD recording or enter online on IAMA's website. Grand Prize awarded to the top winner worth $11,000, which includes radio promotion to over 250 radio stations in US and Canada.

Early Entry Bonus: first 1,000 entrants entered by September 9, 2011 will each receive a free gift. For rules, entry form and more info: www.inacoustic.com

2011 NABJ Convention & Career Fair
August 3 7, 2011
Philadelphia, PA
Online registration is available until: 8/3/2011
http://e2ma.net/go/7135141014/208617375 ... r-Fair.htm

The 2011 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Annual Convention & Career Fair is the premier venue for digital journalism education, career development, and the nations leaders in media, business, arts & entertainment and technology. Thousands of the nation's foremost journalists, media professionals, students, and educators will partake in seminars highlighting journalism ethics, entrepreneurship, specialized journalism, and transitioning journalism skills to book publishing, screen writing and media relations. SoundExchange will be on hand to discuss issues relevant to our constituents with the conference attendees.

6th International Soul Music Summit (ISMS)

August 18 21, 2011
Atlanta, GA
http://e2ma.net/go/7135141014/208617375 ... ms2011.cfm

The International Soul Music Summit is a forum for the exchange of information relating to the business of soul music and a showcase for new and emerging Soul artists. The theme of this years ISMS will be Music vs. Business and the schedule is filled with continuous panels seeking to enhance the knowledge of anyone interested in the music business. SoundExchange will present its workshop SoundExchange: What It Is, Why It Pays, and How to Get Your Share to conference attendees on Saturday, August 20th from 2:40 4:00pm EST.


Grants


D.C. Arts Commission Overhauls Grant Programs
Posted by Benjamin R. Freed
Jul. 11, 2011
http://e2ma.net/go/7135141014/208617375 ... -programs/

"At Arena Stage this morning, the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities introduced its grant program for the 2012 fiscal year to several hundred members of Washington's artistic communityor, as most of the speakers called it, the city's "creative economy." Also making an introduction to the crowd was Judith Terra, who was sworn in as the DCCAH's new chairwoman last month."

Performance Opportunities

Congressional Chorus & American Youth Chorus
Auditions Now Open For The 2011-2012 Season

25th Anniversary Season
To schedule an audition: debby_mcconnell@congressionalchorus.org
or call 202-399-7993, x182
Specify either adult or youth chorus
Auditions are held at: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St, NE, WDC

Congressional Chorus - auditioning all voice parts in July and August. Tenors and basses are encouraged to audition. The first rehearsal is Monday, Aug 29th. For more info, go to: www.congressionalchorus.org

American Youth Chorus - Auditioning young people, ages 8 to 14, from DC, MD and VA for our after-school music program. Auditions will be held in July and August. "Kick-off" AYC rehearsal and picnic is Sat. August 27th. For more info, go to: www.americanyouthchorus.org


Selected Events



2011 DC Hip-Hop Theater Festival
July 11-16

The week-long event, which is connected to the New York festival of the same name, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with theater, art, dance and music. Visit www.hhtf.org for this weekend's events, including the Closing Night Jam, and to listen to the 10th anniversary HHTF mix, courtesy of DJ RBI.

The Vocal Workshop Concert at Blues Alley
Monday July 18
7pm and 9pm
at Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW, WDC
$10 cover charge & $10 minimum purchase per person each show

This is the culmination of a eight-week Vocal Workshop session. Vocalists will perform and the instructors will be on hand. Our next sessions begin September 1 (DC) and November 10 (VA). For more information, visit www.thevocalworkshop.net or e-mail thejazzworkshop@gmail.com.

WALA Fine Art Auction & Reception
Thursday, July 21
6:30pm-8:30pm
at Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP, 1500 K Street, N.W., WDC

Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA) is holding a silent auction to raise funds to support education and legal support services for DC's creative community. Please check the link below to see more detailed informationand to add your name to the Guest List. WALA Invite

Strathmore Free Summer Outdoor Concert Series: UkeFest 2011
Wednesday, August 24
7 pm
Outdoor at Strathmore, Rockville, MD
http://e2ma.net/go/7135141014/208617375 ... sp?id=7077

Performers: Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer and a uke-tastic roster of artists including Gerald Ross and the uke duo Sweater Set, plus The Riders, The Piney Branch Kids Ukulele Ensemble and The Washington Ukulele Orchestra.

Going for a World Record - They're trying to break the Guinness World Record in the Largest Ukulele Ensemble category at this performance. The previous record is 851 people all performing the same song on ukulele. Help smash that record at UkeFest 2011 Come early register to get your number and join the pre-show strum between 6-7 PM. Theyll go for the record at 7:30 PM. A notary will be on site to verify the final number of players. Theyll perform an American song, to be announced shortly


New Releases

The Blackberry Belles have a new self-titled CD, a CD release at Girls Rock DC Benefit at the Black Cat on July 29th, and an article in dcist. http://e2ma.net/go/7135141014/208617375 ... belles.php

Rocknoceros has a new release, "Colonel Purple Turtle," and two CD release concerts Sat. July 16th at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, VA. 11 am & 7 pm. $10 www.rocknoceros.com












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