WAMA News - 07-22-2011

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WAMA News - 07-22-2011

Postby askmike » Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:08 pm

Attention Musicians and Bands!

Win a Performance at the Wammies,
a $1500 duplication credit at Oasis CD
and a Staff of Music Professionals
Focused on Your Success!




P.A.S.S. Contest
WAMA is sponsoring the P.A.S.S. contest to help artists receive the training and recognition to take their music to the next professional level. From the eligible entries, three artists (either individuals or bands) will be awarded a Prize Package of Services by a panel of judges.

Prizes:

Grand Prize:

One of those three Finalists will also be awarded the Grand Prize package.

Performance at the 26th Annual Wammies
$1500 Credit at Oasis Disc Manufacturing

Finalist Prizes:

Each of the three Prize Package of Services will consist of the following:

7 hours of recording time at one of the following studios:
Bias Recording, Cue Recording, Recording Arts,
1 hour consultation with one of the following entertainment lawyers:
Laura Jordan, E. Scott Johnson
1 hour consultation with one of the following publicists:
Mary Sue Twohy, Ruthie Logsdon, Loralyn Coles
1 hour consultation with one of the following managers:
Tom Carrico, Maggie Coulter
1 free conference registration to the Dewey Beach Music Conference
1 showcase performance at a Crosstown Jam concert. (Grand prize winner performs at the Wammies, but not the Crosstown Jam.)

Submission Fees:
Members: $15 per song
Non members: $50 includes one year membership and submission of 1st song.
Add $15 for each additional submitted song

Don't delay! The Deadline is midnight, August 27, 2011.

For more info and to submit click
http://e2ma.net/go/7140648995/208622222 ... Rules.html

National Music News

Thousands gather in Honolulu to listen the increasingly popular ukulele

Published: July 17 | Updated: Monday, July 18
http://e2ma.net/go/7140648995/208622222 ... story.html

"When Roy Sakuma first rounded up ukulele players for a festival at a Waikiki Park, he gathered 50 musicians and had an audience of 100. This year, some four decades later, 900 people strummed and plucked their wooden four-string instruments in front of several thousand people lounging on benches and under tents on a sunny day at Kapiolani Park."

Anti-Scalping Groups Actually Owned by Live Nation, StubHub, Report Says

July 21, 2011
By Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter
http://e2ma.net/go/7140648995/208622222 ... 8192.story

..."The Fans First Coalition was unveiled this week with a mission of protecting consumers from predatory ticket scalpers and with support from the likes of R.E.M., the Dixie Chicks, Maroon 5 and Jennifer Hudson, according to the paper. But it is financed by Live Nation, which owns Ticketmaster, and has grown out of a lobbying fight with StubHub over control of the secondary ticketing market, which is worth billions of dollars, the Times said."

Business Matters: Did You Know 48 Streams Equals One Download?

July 19, 2011
By Glenn Peoples, Nashville
http://e2ma.net/go/7140648995/208622222 ... 2722.story

"...During the interview I compared the revenue from streaming and purchasing music. These numbers get to the heart of the transition to digital music services - they represent the economic impact of a change from ownership to access. Purchases are one-time events that return a relatively good amount of revenue. Streams result in tiny payouts."

What Exactly Is An Independent Label? Differing Definitions, Different Market Shares

July 18, 2011 By Ed Christman, New York
http://e2ma.net/go/7140648995/208622222 ... 1802.story

"Over the last 15 years, things have only gotten even murkier. Majors used to just buy indies; nowadays, they also invest in indies; and they even do joint ventures with indies-sometimes on an album-by-album basis. Going the other way, majors like RCA have also put artists like Ray LaMontagne through RED. In fact, there are so many permutations of indie/major collaborations and secret deals concerning those permutations that it's sometimes hard to tell what's still indie and what's a major."

Beatport's Revamped Website Empowers DJs
July 19, 2011
By Emmanuelle Saliba, New York
http://e2ma.net/go/7140648995/208622222 ... 2552.story

"Beatport, a global online digital music store catering to DJs and electronic dance music fans based in Denver and Berlin, has just announced the launch of an upgraded version of their site in HTML5...Founded in 2004, Beatport offers music in a variety of digital formats most often from independent labels."

http://e2ma.net/go/7140648995/208622222 ... _nb=144201

"... NPR Music, together with six partner radio stations, is exclusively live webcasting and broadcasting dozens of performances from George Wein's Newport Folk Festival (on July 30 and 31) and Newport Jazz Festival (on August 6 and 7), offering four days of music from leading bands, singers and artists."


Local Notes

BMI will be co-hosting with the Hard Rock Cafe the free showing of their Tour Bus Museum of Rock Memorabilia which will be parked for one day on July 28th in front of the Capitol Building in Washington DC. Rock Bus

Roger Henderson is gravely ill. His kidneys are failing, but he is conscious and able to speak. He is currently in Inova Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA 22042 in Room 1063 if you'd like to visit or send him cards full of best wishes.


Video Views

Video: How to Make an Effective Artist/Band One-Sheet
from CDBaby
http://e2ma.net/go/7140648995/208622222 ... ign=072111

"If you're planning on sending your music out to the media, blogs, 'zines, radio stations - anywhere you're hoping to garner some press - you're going to need to put together an accompanying one-sheet that provides all the vital details about you and your project. In this video, Kevin from CD Baby explains the basics of compiling a standard one-sheet, including what programs you can use to make it, what information you should include, and what NOT to do."

Workshops

Library of Congress Benjamin A. Botkin Lecture Series
Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet,
presented by Russell Frank, Pennsylvania State University. (Book talk)
August 10th
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Mary Pickford Theater, 3rd Floor, James Madison Building
Free
http://e2ma.net/go/7140648995/208622222 ... 23august10

Russell Frank defines newslore as folklore that comments on, and is therefore indecipherable without knowledge of, current events. Newslore takes multiple forms: jokes; urban legends; digitally altered photographs; mock news stories, press releases or interoffice memoranda; parodies of songs, poems, political and commercial advertisements and movie previews and posters; still or animated cartoons and short live-action films. Such material, he argues in his new book Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet, can teach us more about how "ordinary Americans" responded to such events as the September 11, 2001 attacks, Hurricane Katrina, corporate malfeasance scandals, and the deaths of celebrities than we can learn from the news media.


Summer Tip

Repeat from 2010

It's Hot Outside...
and You Have to Leave Your Instrument in a Car

>From Marcy Marxer: "Here's a festival trick for those of you with outdoor gigs. If you need to leave instruments in the car, wrap them up well in a space blanket and stick a couple of bottles of frozen water in there with them. Allow for a little condensation of the outside of the bottles. A towel will do the trick. Your instruments will stay surprisingly cool. Crack the windows and use one of those windshield thingys and you should be ok."



Conferences

IMSTA Festa 2011
Saturday September 24, 2011
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
SAE Institute - New York, 1293 Broadway, 9th floor New York, NY

The International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) Festa comes back to New York for the second year. This year's focus will be on The Future of Music Technology showcasing what's hot and what's next for music makers around the world. IMSTA FESTA brings a collection of audio technology companies together in an environment where they can interact with music makers face-to-face. Open to anyone interested in the art of music making; professionals, semi-Pros, hobbyists and students. All visitors must register on-line www.imsta.org.


Grants, Residencies

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts Residencies
Deadline: September 15, 11.

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts invites visual and performing artists, writers, musicians and composers to apply for two and four week residencies at the beautiful Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming. We provide individual housing with private bath, all meals and exclusive access to private studio or workspace. Artist provides supplies and travel expenses. For more information please visit www.brushcreekarts.org or contact Katie Christensen at katie.christensen@brushcreekranch.com.

Yale ISM Fellows in Sacred Music, Worship and the Arts
Deadline: November 1, 11.

Applications are now being accepted for the Yale ISM Fellows in Sacred Music, Worship and the Arts. Scholars and practitioners of sacred art are invited to apply for this year-long residential fellowship. The fellowship carries a stipend of up to $52,000, and offers teaching opportunities. For more information, visit http://www.yale.edu/ism/fellows/, or contact the ISM Fellows Coordinator at ismfellows@yale.edu. Applications can be made online at: http://fellows.ism.yale.edu/apply/.


Selected Events


Carter Barron Amphitheatre "Neo-Soul" Night
Fri. July 22
7:30 p.m.

With three female vocalists: Grammy nominee Carolyn Malachi, Navasha Daya and Ayanna Gregory. Free with tickets distributed on Friday at The Washington Post Building at 8:30 a.m. or the Carter Barron Amphitheatre box office at 12:30 p.m.

2011 Lopez Spotlight Talent Competition
Saturday July 23
1:30 pm
at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA
$25 adv/ $30 at the door/ $20 group sales (10+)
www.jamminjava.com

The Lopez Spotlight Talent Competition was established as a vocal competition in search of the best vocal talent in the Washington Metropolitan area. The goal of this yearly competition is to provide exposure to aspiring performers that will perhaps lead to the launch of many future careers. The Grand Finale Winner will receive The American Idol Dream Ticket in addition to other prizes.




New Releases

Phil Adé has a new album, "A Different World." One of songs, "You're The One feat. Killa Kyleon" (prod. Sunny Norway) can be downloaded at www.368musicgroup.com.

Seth Kibel is releasing a new album on Azalea City Recordings, "Phonin' It In with Seth Kibel and Bay Jazz Project." It's a "straight-ahead" jazz record, featuring a few originals, as well as jazz classics by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and more. Featured are pianist Sean Lane, bassist Bob Abbott, drummers Mark Lucas and Wes Crawford, and vocalist Justine Miller. www.sethkibel.com

Andy Zipf is releasing his new album, "Jealous Hands," with a concert at Iota, 2832 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA on Thurs. Aug. 4th at 7:30 pm. $12. Also on the bill are Justin Trawick, The Riverbreaks, and Kirsten Thien. www.myspace.com/andyzipf












WAMA News compiled by Mike Schreibman and Loralyn Coles
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