WAMA News - September 30, 2011

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WAMA News - September 30, 2011

Postby askmike » Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:27 pm

Upcoming WAMA Events

3rd Annual Professional Artist Support System (P.A.S.S.) contest
Deadline is tomorrow, Friday, September 30th at Midnight.

26th Wammies Nomination Ballot will be emailed next week!
New this year
You MUST nominate two different artists in a category. If you only enter one name, you will get an error message and you will not be able to submit your ballot until you enter a second name.

Why are we taking this extreme measure?
For many years, the nomination results have included an unwieldy list of names with only one vote each. By requiring two nominations in each category, WAMA hopes to both broaden the range of top nomination recipients and shorten the list of those with only one nomination.

Don't forget to: List yourself and any new releases on the Artist & Product Registry.
http://www.wamadc.com/wama/wammies/w-pr ... istry.html

WAMA Jam at IOTA Club and Cafe on Sunday, October 23rd at 5 pm

We are pleased to announce that these wonderful artists will be performing at this WAMA fundraiser (in order of appearance).

Lynn Hollyfield
Owen Danoff
We Were Kings
Ted Garber
Lucky Dub (Finalist in the 2nd Annual P.A.S.S.)
Tickets are $12, and can be purchased in advance at http://www.iotaclubandcafe.com or at the door.

National & International Music News

The Philadelphia Orchestra Announces
A Historic Cultural Partnership With China


"In a formal ceremony in Washington, D.C. today, The Philadelphia Orchestra -- one of the world's most renowned cultural ambassadors -- signed a historic agreement with the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing to develop a pilot partnership in China, which is set to launch in May 2012. The agreement, signed by Chen Ping, the President of NCPA, and Allison Vulgamore, President and CEO of The Philadelphia Orchestra Association, is the latest aspect of the U.S. Department of State's high-level "People-to- People" Exchange, which serves to enhance and strengthen ties between American and Chinese citizens in a variety of areas, including culture."

Ian Hargreaves Q&A: The Man Behind The U.K.'s Groundbreaking Digital Copyright Reform Plan
By Juliana Koranteng, London | 2:28 PM, September 23
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry ... le/ian-har

"Ian Hargreaves, professor of digital economy at Cardiff University, Wales, was commissioned by the British prime minister to recommend ways to strengthen copyright protection, encourage innovation and boost the digital economy. The former editor of The Independent and ex-director of BBC News tells Billboard.Biz why it's imperative for the music business to go totally digital sooner rather than later."

Facebook F8 Conference Helped Spotify, Others Music Services;
We Got Numbers!

September 29, 2011
By Glenn Peoples
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry ... 7632.story

"Being a friend of Facebook has its advantages. The company's f8 conference last week appears to have had a positive impact on some of the music companies most involved with its latest redesign."

Local Notes

Joan Jett
, WAMA Hall of Famer, has been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "The leather-clad and tough-as-nails Jett was an early icon for women. A founding member of the all-female The Runaways, she went on to become a chart-topping success after forming the Blackhearts in 1982."
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry ... kim-guns-n

Christylez Bacon will be awarded the "Outstanding Artist or Scholar Award" at the 10th Annual County Executive's Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities on Mon. Oct. 24th at Strathmore.

Tabi Bonney's song featuring Nicole Wray, "Winner's Parade," was on the Washington Post's Singles File on Sept. 27th.

The National Symphony Orchestra celebrated their 80th birthday at the season opening concert Sunday night. Christoph Eschenbach is extending his contract as music director for another two years, and Kennedy Center Chairman David Rubenstein is donating a new organ to the concert hall. Read more in this Washington Post article.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle ... story.html

The Baltimore Symphony with Conductor Marin Alsop and Cellist Alisa Weilerstein had a review about their season opening concert at Strathmore Hall concert on Saturday.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle ... story.html

The Friday Morning Music Club
will celebrate it's 125th anniversary next month, and had an article in the Washington Post.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle ... story.html

"105.9 The Edge" WVRX
has switched formats from classic rock to a simulcast of sister station WMAL 630. The swap will bring Rush Limbaugh, among others, to the FM dial.
http://dcist.com/2011/09/wvrx_switches_ ... st_goi.php

Chad Carter
and his father, Ted Carter, were interviewed by the Washington Post about their unlikely jazz club.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/a-c ... ml?hpid=z6

Video Views

This Week in Music With Ian Rogers:
Future of Music Coalition's Kristin Thomson

September 27, 2011
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry ... le/this-we

"In the 12th episode of This Week In Music, Ian Rogers sits down with Future of Music Coalition's Kristin Thomson to talk about FMC's initiatives. Future of Music Coalition is a national nonprofit organization that works to ensure a diverse musical culture where artists flourish and are compensated fairly for their work and where fans can find the music they want. FOMC started in 2000."

Online Resources

Getting Your Music on Blogs

Chris Bracco has written a guide to getting your music heard, shared, and talked about on blogs. For the next 30 days, he’s kindly letting CD Baby offer it to you for Free.
http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/2011/09/h ... ign=092911

Taking it to the Streets – Busking Tips From Veteran Street Performers
September 21, 2011
by Michael Gallant
http://blog.discmakers.com/2011/09/taki ... ign=EA1139

"Busking — a.k.a. street performing — can be a great way to hone your performance skills, bring your music to fresh ears, promote your shows and CDs, and earn some cash at the same time. But there are barriers to overcome, including knowing the law and overcoming the fear of performing in such an intimate and unfamiliar setting. Here are some tips from experienced buskers to help you make your own street performances successful."

Being Successful in Today’s Music Business: Working Backwards
September 23, 2011
by Mark Hornsby
http://blog.discmakers.com/2011/09/bein ... ium=Email&

First of all, if you only have ten songs, what are the chances that each of those songs are individually great? Most successful artists write 20 or 30 songs before going into the studio. Then, they start demoing the songs, performing the songs live, interacting with the producer, and establishing an idea of what’s working and what’s not. Then the song list gets whittled down from there.

Next, studio time = money. So many artists walk into a studio, record a project, and then sit back and decide what to do next. This is highly ineffective. This is also where I suggest saving everyone time and money by doing what I call “Working Backwards.”


Dvorák in the New World: Symposium and manuscript display
Sat. Oct. 1
1 - 4:30 pm
at the Whittall Pavilion and Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress
For schedule and reservation policy, go to:

For the first time in more than a century, Antonín Dvorák’s original manuscripts will return to the United States for a special one-day display at the Library of Congress. Dvorák scholar Michael Beckerman has organized a symposium with presentations about the composer’s years in America. Beckerman will speak on the role of African American sources in Dvorák’s conception of an American music. Eva Velická, the Dvorák Museum’s Director, will join him for a discussion, “Manuscripts as Storytellers.”

Irish Mandolin with Orrin Starr
Sat. Oct. 15th
noon - 2:25 pm
at House of Musical Traditions, 7010 Westmoreland Ave., Takoma Park, MD
$50, limited to 10
to register call 301-270-9090 or email lessions@hmtrad.com

Explore how the unique style of Irish instrumental music applies to the mandolin. Octave mandolin and tenor banjo players who play in GDAE tuning are also welcome

Franz Liszt 200th Anniversary Event: Louis Lortie, piano
Weds. Oct. 19
at the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/rr/perform/concert/1 ... edule.html

Pre-concert presentation - 6:15 pm - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)
Panel discussion, On the Nature of Celebrity: Franz Liszt, Niccolò Paganini, Lady Gaga - Denise Gallo, Head, Acquisitions and Processing, Music Division; Mathieu Deflem, Department of Sociology, University of South Carolina; Robert Aubrey Davis, WETA

Followed by a concert at 8 pm by Canadian pianist Louis Lortie preforming The Années de pèlerinage suites.

Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar
Sat. Oct. 29th
noon - 2:25 pm
at House of Musical Traditions, 7010 Westmoreland Ave., Takoma Park, MD
$50, limited to 10
to register call 301-270-9090 or email lessions@hmtrad.com

Learn the cool bluegrass bass runs and strums and how to apply them.


The 2011 International Songwriting Competition
Deadline has been extended until November 1, 2011.
There have been additional judges added, and this will be the last chance to enter the competition.

28th Mid-Atlantic Song Contest

Deadline Sept. 30th, midnight
Enter online at http://www.saw.org, or at http://www.sonicbids.com, or by mail.

Only ONE DAY to Deadline

3rd Annual P.A.S.S. Contest
Win a Performance at the 26th Wammies,
a $1500 duplication credit at Oasis CD
and a Staff of Music Professionals
Focused on Your Success!

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

The Deadline to submit is midnight, September 30, 2011.

For more info and to submit click

Selected Events

"The World Away" Benefit Concert
Saturday, Oct. 1
noon - 7 pm
at the American Legion, 4345 Livingston Road, Indian Head, MD
$5 donation

Featuring: rappers Porche' 9-11, Sacrifice Entertainment, Tito Starr & the Down Da Road Boyz, Cap Citi Entertainment, and 32. The Khemistry Band and the Critical Revelation Band will also perform. And the comedy relief will be provided by Joe Jack, Eddie Bryant, and the "3 Cool Dudes" from 420 Radio.

A benefit concert to support the citizens of Nanjemoy, Maryland. Nanjemoy is a community of ramshackle homes and trailers located in Charles County - a little more than 30 minutes from Washington, DC Many of the homes in Nanjemoy do not have running water or electricity. Read more at:
http://www.examiner.com/music-in-washin ... z1ZNErghep

30th Annual Takoma Park Street Festival
Sunday, October 2
10:00am - 5:00pm Rain or Shine
Takoma Park, MD

Performers include: Joe Uehlein and the U-Libers, Ladle Fight, Lisa Moscatiello and Cheryl Hurwitz, King Soul, Nate Foley and Midnight Sun, Phil Wiggins and Rick Franklin, King Teddy, Johnny Grave and Full Band, Christylez Bacon, Billy Coulter Band, Tommy Lepson Band, The Sweater Set, Speakers of the House, Tom Principato, ellen cherry, Chopteeth, The Nighthawks, Janine Wilson Band

A family-friendly music and crafts festival in downtown Old Takoma, with live music, artisans, community organizations, children’s activities and food vendors.

Oktoberfest Reston
Oct 7 - 9
Fri 3 - 11 pm
Sat 11 am - 11 pm
Sun noon - 8 pm
at Reston, VA
Free admission but Tickets are necessary to sample food or take a ride.
Purchase at: http://www.oktoberfestreston.com

Performers: The Continentals, DJ Edward Daniels, The Low'n'Brows German Band, Paul Lewis Band, Love Seed Mama Jump, Kings Park German Band, School of Rock, 2U.

Baltimore Electronic Music 2011 Wind Me Up Fest Concert
Sat. Oct. 8
6 - 10 pm
at The Windup Space, 12 W. North Avenue Baltimore MD
http://sites.google.com/site/baltimores ... me-up-fest

Performers: Art Harrison, Gary Young, Kevin Buckholdt, Rob Neubauer, Esmail Hamidi, Patrick Rife, Ken Donnelly, Jonathan Badger with special guest Logan Mitchell Sr

This Electronic Music/Experimental Music/Electro-Acoustic Music event is a night of knob twisting, pitch bending, wiring mazes, sound shaping & visual explosions

2011 STIHL Tour Des Trees Final
Sat. Oct. 8
1 pm
at the Woods Brown Amphitheater, American University, WDC

Performing: Tom Principato, Pete Ragusa and Steve Wolf. After their own set they will be backing up Rolling Stone keyboardist Chuck Leavell Almost 100 bicyclists will have treked over 500 miles to raise money to support tree research and education programs.

Greater DC Rock n Roll Flea Market & Guitar Show
Saturday, October 15th
10 am - 4 pm
at Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA.

A friendly and fun gathering of Washington DC area musicians to buy, sell and trade musical instruments and gear, build community among musicians, and to promote music organizations, events and causes.

Here are just some of the exhibitors: VVT Amplifiers, Peter Malinoski Art Guitars, Victor Litz Music, Guitar Kit Builder, BidBox.com, Chilcoat Music Services, Oriolo Guitar Company, Goodtone Amplifiers, Bears Den, Clownboy Productions, WAMA, and many private vendors with musical instruments, accessories, luthier supplies, vintage guitars, vintage speakers, custom guitars, vinyl records, used basses, rare and collectible DVDs & CDs, guitar parts, necks and bodies, mixers, racks, speakers, subwoofers, DMX lighting, more

New Releases

IONA has released their 25th anniversary album, "Silver." In 11 tracks they blend a total of 32 songs and dances from 13 different traditions, in 5 different languages from Celtic traditions. http://www.ionamusic.com

Poem-Cees has released a new album, "Everything You’ve Always Wanted," that was the subject of a blog in the Washington City Paper. http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blog ... 2011/09/29

Paperhaus has a new self-titled EP, a review in the City Paper and plays with Wild Fruit and Sleeping in the Aviary Oct. 5 at Velvet Lounge. http://www.myspace.com/paperhausmusic

Darren “D Streets” Harper
has released "Skateboards & Choppas," with DMV rapper One Way Boobe also has a guest spot. It was reviewed in the City Paper.
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arti ... ad-darren-

Lilt has released their debut CD, "Onward," with guests Joe DeZarn, Mitch Fanning, Jesse Winch, and Alistair Watson. They have a CD release concert at the Washington Conservatory at Glen Echo Park at 7:30 pm on Sun. Oct. 23. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/lilt

Dot Dash has a new release, "spark>flame> ember>ash," a review in the City Paper. Dot Dash

Billy D.Littlejohn AKA DJ BLAK has a new song called,"Hip-Hop Addict." Available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/djblak3 and http://www.itunes.com.

Faith has re-issued their 1983 EP, "Subject to Change" with a December 1981 11-song demo session at Inner Ear that has never been commercially released. Read more about them in the City Paper.
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arti ... c-dc-hardc

Void has a 36-minute archival release, "Sessions 1981-83," recorded at Hit and Run Studios in Baltimore, and remixed from the original multi-track tapes. It's also in this City Paper review.
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arti ... c-dc-hardc

Final Curtain

Louis R. Mills Jr.

Sound engineer also trained such giants as Grammy-winning producer George Massenburg and worked with Leopold Stokowsky, Barry Levinson and John Waters Louis R. "Lou" Mills Jr., a nationally known and highly regarded recording engineer who was called "Baltimore's Godfather of Sound" and whose Cold Spring Lane studio was a destination for stars and musicians, died Friday Sept. 16th of a heart attack at St. Joseph Medical Center...It's been said that every top recording engineer working in Hollywood or New York most likely at one time or another worked with Mr. Mills. From the Baltimore Sun article.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/obitua ... 5513.story

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