WAMA News - October 15, 2011

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WAMA News - October 15, 2011

Postby askmike » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:14 pm

WAMA Events

3rd Annual P.A.S.S. Contest

Thanks to all who submitted to the 3rd Annual Professional Artist Support System contest! The Grand Prize Winner and the two Finalists will be announced on Friday, October 28th.

26th Annual Wammies Nomination Ballot

Don't forget to cast your Wammies nominations. Remember: you must be a current WAMA member, and you must nominate two artists in any category in which you vote. To submit your Ballot before Midnight on Friday, October 21st, go to:

WAMA Jam & Fundraiser at IOTA
Sunday, October 23rd
5 pm
at IOTA Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA
$12 at the door

We are pleased to announce that these wonderful artists will be performing at this WAMA fundraiser (in order of appearance). Come join us for a evening celebrating local music! With drawings for a Free P.A.S.S. entry in 2012.

Lynn Hollyfield with Grace Griffith, Dave Abe and Shane LaBrake
Owen Danoff
We Were Kings
Ted Garber
Lucky Dub (Finalist in the 2nd Annual P.A.S.S.)

National & International Music News

Report finds art funding serves wealthy audience,
is out of touch with diversity

October 10
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/ ... story.html

"Billions of dollars in arts funding is serving a mostly wealthy, white audience that is shrinking while only a small chunk of money goes to emerging art groups that serve poorer communities that are more ethnically diverse, according to a report being released Monday."

How 'The Holy Grail - Universal Song ID' Could Vastly Improve Facebook Music

October 13, 2011
By Eliot Van Buskirk, Evolver.fm
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry ... 2822.story

"Facebook's big push into digital music could be a boon to music services, artists, and the fans, because it can provide the " connective tissue" that has been sorely missing from the industry for well over 10 years...With Facebook music, people can share across different hardware, from different music services."

Folk to Canada and Kansas City

The annual International Folk Alliance Conference will be in Toronto, Canada in 2013, and in Kansas City, Missouri in 2014 - 2018.
Folk Alliance

Is Facebook Learning Tricks From Record Labels?

by MP3.com founder and MP3Tunes and Dar.fm founder and CEO Michael Robertson
Friday, October 14, 2011
http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2011/10/ ... paign=Feed: typepad/DqMf (hypebot)&utm_content=Netvibes

"Musicians routinely sign away their souls to record labels for the one-in-a-million shot of being the next mega-star and now tech companies are falling for the same ploy...Record labels wised up to this and now demand "360" deals where they not only own the copyrights forever but also get a percentage of revenue from all other sources. These deals are even more disadvantageous to artists yet they continue to sign with record labels...Recently, Facebook announced a new music initiative and the fascinating development was not the new music functionality but how the participating companies subjugated themselves to Facebook."

What Artists Should Know About ReverbNation's Promote It
October 5, 2011
http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/what ... te-it.html

"Running a Facebook ad campaign is confusing. You bid for ad placement, but the price you pay bears little relation to your bid. What’s the difference between reach and social reach, connections and clicks, CPC and CPM? More importantly, is there any way to tell how many people played, downloaded, and shared your song, or signed up for your mailing list? (answer: no, there’s not) ReverbNation’s new Promote It tool addresses those shortcomings, and then some."

Early Report: Facebook Music Isn't Helping Artists Gain Fans

October 12, 2011

"The paint is still drying on 'Facebook Music,' but we're already seeing a number of serious problems. That includes a cobbled-together and disjointed group of partners, 'over-sharing' bugs, and a rather slapped-together Spotify integration. But there's a far more serious concern: according to one early finding, musicians aren't gaining new fans from all the shared listening. Instead, they're just getting pass-through listeners, with paltry payouts, hard-to-quantify 'awareness' and questionable downstream benefit."

Local Notes

The Phillips Camerata is a new chamber music ensemble created by Caroline Mousset, music director for The Phillips Collection. They gave their maiden performance Sunday afternoon. http://www.phillipscollection.org/progr ... index.aspx

Tabi Bonney was interviewed on his pop star dad, career trajectory and life in the DMV.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/cli ... _blog.html

Scott Ramminger's CD, "Crawstickers," has topped 60 domestic, over-the-air radio stations, and at least 20 international over-the-air stations are playing or have played the disk, along with a host of internet radio stations. http://www.scottramminger.com

Ellis Paul and Bill Kirchen have been selected to perform in Official Showcases for the 2012 International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, TN in February 2012. They are still taking applications to showcase. The first showcase entry deadline is October 17 and the final showcase entry deadline is November 19. This can be done either through Sonicbids or by using the official form on http://www.folk.org.

Video Views

John Hartford 'Oh, Yeah'

Marcy Cochran, fiddler for Dead Men's Hollow, is co-producing a documentary about John Hartford. The Aereotwang Musical Preservation Project, her non-profit organization, has a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to complete the film, "John Hartford 'Oh, Yeah'." http://www.twangcentral.org. There is a trailer to view, and she's trying to get enough pledges to raise $15,000 by November 15th. Pledges and donations are tax-deductible, and the Kickstarter link is:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/657 ... s-life-and

Online Resources

5 Ways to Draw Attention to Your Facebook Presence

September 28, 2011
http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/2011/09/5 ... ign=101311

"People love using Facebook. So it’s important to let folks know your band has a presence there when you’re interacting with people in the real world or through other media."

What Is the Difference Between a Facebook Page and Facebook Profile?
October 6, 2011
http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/2011/10/w ... ign=101311

"When you first sign up for Facebook, you create a personal profile. It has information about YOU (where you went to school, where you work, what your favorite books are, and such). If you’re a business, band, artist, or brand, you want to set up what is called a “Facebook Page.” How? ...But if you’re wondering why you might want to use a Page instead of a Profile to promote your music on Facebook, here are just a few of the reasons..."


Trio Con Brio Master Class
Thurs. October 27
3 - 4 pm
at The Kreeger Museum, WDC
For reservations, visit http://www.kreegermuseum.org or call (202) 338-3552.

The public is invited to hear accomplished young musicians from the NSO Youth Orchestra perform for Trio con Brio Copenhagen, followed by a discussion of interpretation and technique. Questions and comments from the audience are welcome.

Trio con Brio Copenhagen will also be performing at the Embassy of Denmark on Fri. October 28. For reservations and more info, visit http://www.kreegermuseum.org, call 202-338-3552 or email visitorservices@kreegermuseum.org. They took the highest prize at Germany’s prestigious ARD-Munich Competition in 2002, they have since won First Prize in Italy’s Premio Vittorio Gui (Florence), Norway’s Trondheim Chamber Music Competition, and the Danish Radio Competition. In 2005, the Trio was the recipient of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award.

Irish Mandolin with Orrin Star

Saturday October 15
noon - 2:15 pm
at HMT's lessons studio: 7010 Westmoreland Avenue Takoma Park, MD
$50, Limited to 10 participants
to register: 301-270-9090

Traditional Irish instrumental music is a wonderfully rich style with a unique language of embellishments and accents. Using a lovely three-part jig ("The Cat's Meow") as our vehicle, you will explore a few different kinds of triplets and grace notes -- the nuances that can upgrade your playing from decent to memorable. For players of all levels (save complete beginners). Includes written hand-out, and non-video recording devices welcome.

Mountain Dulcimer Discovery Workshop with Thomasina Levy
Sat. Oct. 22
1 - 3 pm
at HMT's lessons studio: 7010 Westmoreland Avenue Takoma Park, MD
to register: 301-270-9090

This workshop is designed for those who have always wanted to try to play the mountain dulcimer but never had the opportunity to do so. Students will be introduced to basic strumming patterns and terminology. Some simple songs will be taught, as well as how to tune your instrument. Dulcimers will be available to borrow from HMT (please indicate when registering if you will need one).

Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar with Orrin Star
Sat. Oct. 29
noon - 2:15 pm
at HMT's lessons studio: 7010 Westmoreland Avenue Takoma Park, MD
$50, Limited to 10 participants
to register: 301-270-9090

Bluegrass guitarists have developed some of the most potent and interesting rhythm moves ever heard -- but they are seldom taught in an organized way. This workshop takes a hands-on, detailed and entertaining look at them. Learn the cool bass runs and strums and how to apply them. For players of all levels (save complete beginners). Includes written hand-out, and non-video recording devices welcome.

Jug Band Ukulele Styles with L'il Rev
Fri. Nov. 11
7:30 - 9 pm, with an informal performance following
next door to HMT at ArtSpring, 7014 Westmoreland Ave. Takoma Park MD
to register: 301-270-9090

Join L'il Rev for a rollicking 90 minutes of sheer Jug Band fun as we explore the lost world of Jug Band Music through its history, recordings, artists, and repertoire. In addition to building your repertoire we'll also explore the I, VI, II, V progression, circle of 5ths , Early Boogie Patterns, Stop-time and much more. This is a multi-level workshop, open to all level of players. Bring a recording device if you have one.

Internship, Scholarship

2012 Winter/Spring Kennedy Center Internship

Deadline: October 14th

The DeVos Institute of Arts Management Internship Program provides valuable on-the-job instruction for current college students (juniors and seniors) and recent graduates pursuing careers in arts management. Interns enjoy close working relationships with experienced arts management professionals, hands-on work opportunities, weekly seminars, and an integrated blend of independent and collective learning experiences. Internship placements, in departments throughout the Kennedy Center, are full-time and last three to four months depending on the program semester. Program dates and application deadlines: Winter/Spring Internship Program. Program Dates: January 17 – May 4 2012.

Benefits include a $200 weekly stipend, college credit (depending on university), and free attendance at Kennedy Center performances, workshops, and events (space permitting). Applicants must be currently enrolled juniors or seniors in undergraduate programs, Master's candidates, or have completed a degree within the past two years. Qualifications: Applicants must be currently enrolled juniors or seniors in undergraduate programs, Master's candidates, or have completed a degree within the past two years. How to Apply: Please visit the DeVos Institute of Arts Managment website for more information and application instructions. http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/artsmanag

Sleepwalk Guitar Festival Offers Emerging Artist Scholarship
deadline October 15th

The inaugural Sleepwalk Guitar Festival extends an open invitation to the next generation of six-string slingers to apply for the Emerging Artist Scholarship. The winning artist will take home a $1000 cash prize and a Traynor QuarterHorse amp. http://www.sleepwalkguitar.com

If you are 19 or under, you may apply for the annual Sleepwalk Scholarship. Paste your best youtube link on the Sleepwalk Facebook page by October 15, 2011. The composition can be an original composition or an interpretation of an existing work. Entries will be judged on innovation, artistry, and technique.

Selected Events

Hail Hail Rock N Roll Festival
Oct. 13-15th

Friday October 14th Performers: Electronicat (Berlin), TNV, Dinos Boys and Sorceress at Comet Ping Pong 5037 Connecticut Ave NW, WDC at 10 pm. $5

Saturday October 15th Performers: Sorrows, The Spectacles (DC) and Les Sans Culottes at Quarry House Tavern 8401 Georgia Ave Silver Spring, MD at 10 pm. Free

DC Blues Society Battle of the Bands 2011
Sat. Oct. 15
6 - 11 pm
at American Legion Post 268, 11225 Fern St., Wheaton, MD
$10 members/$12 adv/$15 door

One will be the winner and perform at the College Park Blues Festival
Performers: The Brothers Bone, Clarence "The Bluesman" Turner, Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes, Justin Pietrowski Trio (JP3), Steve Remy Blues Band, Terry Oates & the Mudcats, Unruly Blues Band. Also featuring: JP Reali, Bear Hutchinson

The Airmen of Note’s 2011 Jazz Heritage Series

at Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st Street NW, Washington, D.C.
For more info: http://www.USAFBand.af.mil

Saturday, October 15 at 8 p.m. – with Carmen Bradford
Friday, November 4 at 8 p.m. – with Kirk Whalum
Friday, November 18 at 8 p.m. – with Doc Severinsen

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.

Hot Society Ballroom Dance & Fundraiser for Alzheimer's Foundation
Sun. October 16th
3 - 6pm
at the Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD
$12 Adults- $5 for 12 & under

3pm: Dance Lesson- This month Basic Samba
3:30-6:00 Dance to Live Music performed by the Hot Society Orchestra

Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter. Donations can be made online at friendraisers.kintera.org/waddellgroup or at the Ballroom Annex door.

Benefit for Music 4 More
Thurs. October 20
8 pm
at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA

Featuring: The Alternate Routes, and Delta Rae
Music 4 More is a 501 c 3 charity that raises funds and resources for music programs in schools and community organizations.The Baltimore-based charity launched in 2008 and has worked with schools in 5 states to provide instruments for classroom use. 100% of this 16 city tour will benefit Music 4 More and provide instruments and school concerts in cities along the tour.

DC Record Fair

Sun. October 23
11 am - 3 pm
at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA
11-Noon - $5 admission (early bird)
12-5PM - $2 admission

The Fair will take over the gallery space with 30+ vendors from up and down the East Coast augmented by our ever-revolving Guest DJs, plus food and drinks. The Washington, DC Record Fair is brought to you by Som Records, DC Soul Recordings, and The Vinyl District.

The DCBU Fundraiser
Sat. October 22
2 - 9 pm
at: The Derzon Residence in Falls Church, VA
$50.00. Seating is limited
Confirm at 703-916-0655 or derzon@verizon.net

Featuring: Big Chimney, 2011 DCBU Band Competition winners
All proceeds to benefit the 3rd Annual DCBluegrass Festival. A portion of your payment is tax deductible. Bring your instruments for an afternoon jam, then a buffett dinner.

Dancing by the Bayou's Cajun and Zydeco Music and Dance Festival

Oct. 22-23
at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD
for ticket info & more go to mysite.verizon.net/vzev7054/dancingbythebayoufalldancefestival

Performing: Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band, Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Stomp, Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble, Patty Reese Band, Karen Collins & the Backroads Band, Ruthie & the Wranglers, Elikeh, and Swing Dance with Tom Cunningham Orchestra (separate $15 admission)

Michelle Kaminsky, will lead a Cajun fiddle workshop on Sunday. Bring your standard tuned fiddles and something to record the tune with.

2 pre-festival shows at Artisphere in Arlington along with dance lessons for those that wish to learn: Weds. October 19 with Andre Thiery & Zydeco Magic $15.00. Fri. October 21 with Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band $18.

Strathmore’s Fall Benefit tART
Thurs. October 27, 2011
6:30 - 9:30 PM
at Strathmore, Rockville, MD
$100 per person - purchase at http://www.strathmore.org or call (301) 581-5145. Patron level $500 per couple, includes program & website recognition - please call (301) 581-5145.

Featuring: The Daryl Davis Band, Jay Hayden, Mary Alouette, Yoko K.

They’re celebrating the power of the small but sassy. Includes Dinner and signature cocktails, with Live and Silent Auctions. Cocktail Attire. Proceeds from this event benefit Strathmore’s programs for young and future artists, from the second and fifth-graders who come to Strathmore’s Student Concerts to the rising stars who are Strathmore Artists in Residence. 3

Day of the Dead at The Torpedo Factory Art Center
supporting Hungry for Music
Sat. October 29
8 - 11pm
Advance: $15 / Door: $20 or two for $35
To reserve your advance tickets: events@torpedofactory.org or Phone: 703-838-4565 x2

Featuring an exhibition of artist-made Altars, in-studio Matchbox Altars, and a festive Costume & Dance party featuring live music by The Daryl Davis Band, costume contests, and more. Guests are invited to bring in their lightly used instruments to help support Hungry for Music

New Releases

Stacy Brooks' first studio CD, "Love, Peace & The Blues" was released Sept. 28, and the CD Release Party will be Fri. Oct. 21st at 8 pm at Proud Mary Restaurant in Fort Washington MD. The Pre-Party price is $10.00 until 21 October and then the price will be $15.00. http://www.stacysmusic.org

Cravin' Dogs latest CD, "Sounds Like A Wiener," was released in March 2011. If you are a WAMA member or music journalist and want to sample the music, you can click http://www.cravindogs.com

Obii Say has released a new project, "Donuts for the Villagers," where the emcee rhymes over beats by the late hip-hop producer, J Dilla. He has a listening event on Sat. Oct. 15th at Art Under Pressure, 4807 Georgia Ave, WDC at 5 pm. Free. http://www.obiisay.blogspot.com

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