WAMA News - November 11, 2011

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WAMA News - November 11, 2011

Postby askmike » Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:15 pm

NEW Member Discounts

Discounts for WAMA Members at Bias

November and December, 20% off sessions with Jim Robeson
December, 20% off sessions with Bob Dawson

WAMA Discounts through 2012:
$20/hour off sessions with Mike Monseur & Cory Foley-Marsello
20% off mastering sessions

National & International Music News

The Message in Live Nation's Q3 Earnings: Breathe Easy
November 03, 2011
By Glenn Peoples, Nashville
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry ... 4642.story

"As the bellwether of the concert business, Live Nation is looked upon as an indication of the health of live music. With continued economic problems in the U.S. and elsewhere, people hoping the concert business is headed in the right direction may have been holding their breath before Live Nation's latest earnings announcement.

No need to panic. The economic climate means challenges remain, but Live Nation's third-quarter results give no indication that 2010's touring slump has turned into a prolonged sickness."

Ira Glass On Radio's Survival at WFMU Record Fair: 'Who Cares?'
November 03, 2011
By Maria Sherman, New York
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry ... 0012.story

"...The crowded room became agitated as Glass continued: "The question if radio will survive is disturbingly nostalgic. If it doesn't survive: who cares. There's never been a better time to be creative than now."

Bands Can Now Sign Up for Google+ Pages
November 07, 2011
By Glenn Peoples, Nashville
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry ... 4802.story

"Google has opened up its social network, Google+, to brands and businesses and made it easier for individuals to immediately connect with them. Google+ Pages is the business side of the social network. So if you're an artist who doesn't think Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter are enough, now there's a fourth option."

Results of Four Awards Ceremonies in Nashville

49th Annual ASCAP Country Awards, Nov. 6th
http://www.ascap.com/press/2011/1107_Co ... aspx?rss=1

SESAC Nashville Music Awards, Nov. 7th
http://www.ascap.com/press/2011/1107_Co ... aspx?rss=1

59th Annual BMI Country Awards, Nov. 8th

45th Annual Country Music Association Awards, Nov. 9th
Live telecast on ABC

Copyright Industries Continue Robust Contributions To U.S.
Economy, New Report Finds


"U.S. copyright industries including the music publishing and songwriting communities employed more than 10.6 million workers and contributed more than $1.6 trillion to the U.S. economy in 2010, according to a new report released today on Capitol Hill."

Annoying Music Sends Shoppers Heading For The Exits

"Study illustrates the danger of retailers leaving the sound of their brand to chance. Half of Britain's shoppers have left a store because they were annoyed by the music."

Facebook And Emerging Markets To Double Global Social
Networking Revenues By 2016

"Global social networking revenue is expected to double to $12.6 billion in 2016, a 121 per cent increase on 2011...Strong revenue growth reflects status of social networking as an indispensable digital communications tool, as well as an increasingly important advertising medium."

When bands fall off cliffs
Rob Fitzpatrick
guardian.co.uk, Thursday 27 October 2011
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/oc ... CMP=twt_gu

"You sell a couple million albums. You're adored. Then 90% of your fanbase deserts you-and your record label isn't far behind. Rob Fitzpatrick investigates band collapse syndrome."

GWAR Guitarist Cory Smoot Found Dead
Posted: November 3, 2011
http://encore.celebrityaccess.com/index ... leId=40894

"Cory Smoot, otherwise known as Flattus Maximus, the guitarist for the thrash metal outfit Gwar, has died. At present, the cause of death is unknown."

Local Notes

The Nighthawks have signed with Severn Records, and have already recorded their first album for the label, with an expected release date in the first quarter of 2012. Severn Records was just announced as the recipient of the 2012 Keeping the Blues Alive Award for Record Label from the Blues Foundation. http://www.thenighthawks.com

Lyric Opera Baltimore, a new company also based in the Lyric Opera House, opened a new season with a production of Verdi’s “La Traviata.” and was reviewed in the Washington Post.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle ... story.html

Scott Ramminger
's CD, "Crawstickers," received a favorable review Oct. 24 in "In Blue Mood," the blog of area music writer Ron Weinstock.

A National Symphony Orchestra item of historical interest, a Sterling silver bowl presented to Polish/American pianist Josef Hofmann in 1937 and engraved with the signatures of Hans Kindler and each of the National Symphony Orchestra Officers and Board of Directors, is available through Sunday on eBay. The bowl was presented on the occasion of Hofmann's 50th anniversary of his American debut as a child prodigy.

Video Views

"On the Road"
A video from Washington musician Tom Guernsey

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... D5XlSZhRdw

Bias is now doing videos for artists
Sample of In-studio video:
Afro Blue

Sample of more elaborate video:
Renee McCullough

In November & December, they offer a Free You-Tube Ready in-studio video with a full project. This in-studio Video is available for $500 for artists who aren't recording a full project. http://www.biasstudios.com


Jug Band Ukulele Styles with L'il Rev
Fri. Nov. 11
7:30 - 9:00 pm, with an informal performance following
next door to HMT at ArtSpring, 7014 Westmoreland Ave. Takoma Park MD
register at 301-270-9090

The Jug Band era of the 1920s & 30s brought with it a wealth of ukulele-friendly songs, tricks, progressions and strums. 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.

Sound Reinforcement Clinic

Fri. Nov. 18th
7 - 9 PM
at Melodee Music, 46077 Lake Center Plaza, Sterling, VA

Join Peavey Electronics consultant Kent Morris for an in-depth clinic on sound reinforcement. Kent's clinic will focus on many aspects of live sound reinforcement including proper microphone techniques, monitor placement, equalizing sound, feedback control, equipment hook-up, and ensuring the proper equipment for your performance needs.

Strum For the Holidays (Ukulele) with Maureen Andary
Sat. Nov. 19, Dec. 3 & Dec. 10
1 - 2 pm
at HMT's lessons studio: 7010 Westmoreland Avenue Takoma Park, MD
$75.00 for 3-week session
register at 301-270-9090

Deck the halls with Ukuleles. We're going to learn how to play holiday tunes so you can spread the ukulele joy at your holiday parties this winter. Repertoire suggestions will be taken at the first class. We'll also have discussions about arrangement -- and figure out what strums and picking techniques we'd like to learn and how they work into each piece. This class is designed for people who can already play three or four chords on the ukulele, but complete beginners are also welcome.

Taiko Drumming Workshop with Mark H. Rooney
Sat. Dec. 3
5 - 7 pm
at Dance Exchange, 7117 Maple Ave. Takoma Park, MD
register at 301-270-9090

Taiko is a dynamic art-form based on traditional Japanese drumming practiced all over the world. Often described as "full-body drumming," taiko goes beyond that to engage one's ki (energy), kata (form) and koe (voice) in the act of drumming. A comprehensive overview of taiko, this hands-on workshop will start from the basics of taiko form and technique and move into more advanced group-playing as well as traditional song-learning. Workshop includes: fundamentals for playing taiko, background and culture of taiko, use of one's voice in taiko, kumidaiko drilling (playing as a group), learning taiko music. No experience required; drums will be provided. Activity will be very physical; dress appropriately. Open to ages 13+.


Goodnight Kiss Music, Song and Video Competition
November 15th deadline

This is the first year for video entries. On top of cash awards, winners will also receive a complete music video from TuneVid, multi-tone guitar pick-up gear from Awesome-Guitars, a 2T Fantom External hard drive, Swarovski crystal earbuds, and a photo featured in Music Connection magazine, an interview and radio play on the nationally syndicated LA Talk Radio programming, and more. Performing songwriters will be up for appearances at the Kona Music Festival in Hawaii and the Evolution Dome festival in the U.K.

Selected Events

Benefit for National Day Laborer Organizing Network
and We Are Family DC

Sat. Nov. 12th
6 pm

at Sacred Heart Church, 3211 Pine St NW, WDC
$12, $10 with canned good

Featuring: Ted Leo (former DC resident) and the Pharmacists
Positive Force DC presents this benefit concert for immigrant rights, union organizing, and community building. http://www.positiveforcedc.org

WPFW's U Street Jam
Sat. Nov. 12th
8 pm - 2 am
at Prince Hall Masonic Temple, 1000 U St NW, WDC
$30, or $250 for table of 10; all proceeds benefit WPFW

With WPFW DJs: James Funk, Zydeco Cowboy Texas Fred, Scooter Magruder, Rope Flanagan and Kimory Orendoff spinning hits. Early free hand-dancing lesson, 10:30 pm dance contest.

Prelude to the Blues House Concert
Presented by Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation
Sun. Nov, 20
5 - 8 pm
at the home of Lindy Hockenberry and Edward Christiansen, Falls Church, VA
$25 advance sale only, limited seating
Contact: Edwin B. Henderson Tel. 703-534-4627
E-mail: nikkigraves77@yahoo.com

Featuring: Eleanor Ellis and Pearl Bailes
Refreshment included. Location & directions provided with purchase. Proceeds support the Tinner Hill Blues Festival on June 8 - 10, 2012. http://www.tinnerhill.org

The Seldom Scene 40th Anniversary Celebration

With current members - also John Starling, Mike Auldridge, and Tom Gray
Sat. Nov. 26th
7:30 pm
at the Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA
Tickets: $35

New Releases

Meshell Ndegeocello
, WAMA Hall of Fame, has released a new album, "Weather," which was reviewed in the Washington Post. Weather

Jordan Tice Trio will be releasing their latest CD at a Release Party on Weds. Nov. 30th at Maryland Hall, 801 Chase St, Annapolis, MD at 7:30 pm. Phone: 410-263-5114, email: boxoffice@mdhallarts.org

Paper Umbrella is releasing their second CD, "Stupid Head," with a CD release concert at The Underground Theater in Chevy Chase on Sat. Dec. 3rd. Also appearing will be the Lofgren Brothers and special guests The Cravin’ Dogs. For tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com

Stanley Durbin has a new CD, "Hurt by the World," recorded at Honest Man Studios. http://www.honestman.com

DJ BLAK has released a new single titled,"Hip-Hop Addict." http://www.cdbaby.com

WAMA News compiled by Mike Schreibman and Loralyn Coles
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