Clear Channel, Big Machine Strike Deal to Pay
Sound-Recording Performance Royalties To Label, Artists
June 05, 2012
By Ed Christman, New York
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry ... 6762.story
"In an unprecedented deal, Clear Channel, the largest owner of U.S. radio stations, has agreed to pay both digital and terrestrial sound-recording performance royalties to Scott Borchetta's Big Machine Label Group and its artists. The royalty is something record labels and artists have been fighting to obtain from U.S. radio for decades."
Corporate Brands Talk Musician Partnerships,
Say 'Country Has Broadest Reach'
June 05, 2012
Deborah Evans Price, Nashville
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry ... 0952.story
"...panelists also spoke of partnering with artists on charitable or eco-friendly initiatives."
CAA's Rob Light Says 'Touring Without Perspective
Is Recipe For Disaster'
June 05, 2012
Deborah Evans Price,Nashville
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry ... 9552.story
"...In a conversation with Billboard's Ray Waddell, Light discussed his views on the role of agents, the current touring climate and what the country community does right."
Hollywood Palladium Put Up For Sale
June 01, 2012
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry ... 2352.story
"The Hollywood Palladium, which has hosted musical acts ranging from U2 to Frank Sinatra and Jay-Z, is being listed for sale..."
Howie Richmond, Co-Founder of Songwriters Hall of Fame, Dies
June 01, 2012
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry ... 9152.story
"...One of Richmond's enduring successes came in 1969, when he helped co-found the Songwriters Hall of Fame alongside Johnny Mercer and Abe Olman. The organization later honored him with its inaugural Abe Olman Publisher of the Year award in 1983 and its SHOF Founder's Award in 2009, and named its Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award after him, which was last awarded to Chaka Khan in 2011."
A (Very) Young Composer Gets His Chance
At The New York Philharmonic
by Jeff Lunden
http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecaden ... ilharmonic
"What would it be like if you were 10 years old and composed a piece of music that was played by the New York Philharmonic? For a few New York City school kids, including one fifth-grader, it's a dream come true, thanks to the orchestra's Very Young Composers program."
Doc Watson was a giant influence in music worlds
By Randall Roberts
May 30, 2012
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertain ... 0967.story
"Doc Watson, who died Tuesday at age 89, never had a hit record, and none of his albums ever went gold. This truth, a shame considering his talent, his influence on the guitar and the beauty of his dynamic baritone, should serve as inspiration to any musician interested in the long game, in making music that endures not because of its shock value or its keen marketplace vision but because within its measured tones lies universal truth."
RIAA, Pandora, NARAS, NAB Square Off On Capitol Hill
June 07, 2012
By Ed Christman, New York
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry ... 7152.story
"Different sectors of the music industry -- including reps from RIAA, NAB, NARAS, Pandora and others -- squared off before the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology yesterday (June 6) over differences on issues like whether U.S. terrestrial radio should pay a sound recording performance royalty, parity for digital royalty rates and whether a radio chip installed in mobile phones should be activated."
CD Sweep Allows Music Fans to Unload Old CDs
as a Donation to Autism Research
June 06, 2012
By Danielle Levy, New York
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry ... 4552.story
"...The process is simple -- people can head to www.CDsweep.com, enter the amount of discs they would like to send, and the organization will e-mail a prepaid FedEx label. With each disc given, a donation is made to The Autism Science Foundation."
Winners of the 2012 CMT Music Awards
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ ... story.html
ASCAP Inks TV Licensing Deal Through 2016
June 06, 2012
By Dan Rys, New York
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry ... 5752.story
"ASCAP signed a deal today with the Television Music License Committee (TMLC) to allow local U.S. television stations access to its 8.5 million tracks for licensing purposes through 2016."
- Group of 372 trombonists break Guiness World Record last Friday at Nationals Park.
http://dcist.com/2012/06/tornadoes_post ... but_co.php
- Becky Warren, of The Great Unknowns (www.greatunknowns.com), has been selected as one of 16 participants for the 2012 Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project at Northwestern University in Chicago. For more info about the Project.
http://chicago.broadwayworld.com/articl ... s-20120531
- Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, as well as former DC area band, Randy Waller & the Country Gentlemen, are performing at the 46th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival. www.beanblossom.us
- Brian Settles, Fred Foss, Reginald Cyntje, Dwayne Adell, and Todd Marcus were profiled in the NPR article, "Five DC Jazz Festival Artists Actually From The Washington Area."
Five DC Jazz Artists
http://www.npr.org/blogs/ablogsupreme/2 ... n-d-c-area
- The Chuck Brown "The Godfather of Go-Go" Home Going Celebration Program
- Red Onion Records & Books, one of four used-record shops in Adams Morgan, is due to close Sept. 30, according to the Washington City Paper.
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blog ... september/
Film & Video Views
The Wind (1928) with New Score
Performed by Cantate Chamber Singers
Sat. June 9
at the American Film Institute (AFI), Silver Theatre and Cultural Center,
8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD
Tickets ($15) at AFI/Silver.com, For more information, call 301-495-6720.
The Cantate Chamber Singers', with Music Director Gisèle Becker, world premiere of Andrew Earle Simpson's new score for the The Wind (1928) will close out the American Film Institute (AFI) Silver Theatre and Cultural Center's popular "Silent Film Showcase."
Four Quick Fixes for Your Songs
June 1, 2012
By Cliff Goldmacher
http://www.bmi.com/news/entry/557655?ut ... Your+Songs
"As songwriters, we so often get bogged down in the micro-details of our songs (whether to use “and” or “but,” should the last note of the chorus go up or down, etc.) that we tend to overlook the big issues that can help us tighten, streamline and otherwise improve our songs in major ways. I’m going to bring up a few of the commonly overlooked issues..."
The Myth of DIY & The Madness of Traditional Release
June 07, 2012
By Benji Rogers, Founder of PledgeMusic
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry ... 9352.story
"...we first began to see a new path spread out clearly before us when a few of the artists we worked with started making money...by going direct-to-fan while the artist was still in the studio and thereby elongating the regular release schedule, the artists' mailing lists and social numbers increased by an average of 30 percent..."
Can Twitter Grow Your Fanbase?
Study Shows Just 8% Of U.S. Adults Use It Daily
http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2012/06/ ... .html#more
"...the reason that Twitter works or doesn't may be that their fans simply don't participate in the 140 character social network."
Bands - Don't Contact Me, Unless...
June 7, 2012
By: Joey Flores
http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/band ... nless.html
"...so many bands send me email asking me to check out their music or come see them live. It should mean I’m important. Instead, I disregard most of it as spam...This, my friends, is how you contact industry personnel, and it’s dead simple."
7 Tips on How to Transition from
Open Mics to Longer Gigs
By Chris Robley
May 29, 2012
http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/2012/05/7 ... ign=060712
7 Mobile Apps Musicians Need Now
June 5, 2012
By: Ariel Hyatt
http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/7-mo ... d-now.html
"If you’re ready to simplify your life and amplify your fan interactions (mostly for free), then get your smartphone in hand and check out these 7 apps..."
Marketing Plan Tactics For Independent Musicians
By: Ariel Hyatt
Part 1 of 3: New Album Preparations
Part 2 of 3: Album Launch
Part 3 of 3: Content Is King
Multi-Track Recording Workshop
June 24 through July 29
every Sunday for 6 weeks
noon - 4 pm
at Golden Sound Studio, 3843 Farragut Ave., Kensington, MD
To register, call 301-962-1119 or email email@example.com
$350, but an early registration price of $275 through June 10
This extensive workshop is intended to help home studio owners gain a much more thorough understanding of the entire recording and mixing process. You can view the curriculum here.
Maryland Summer Jazz 2012
One Day Music Theory Clinic: July 14
Three Day Jazz Camp: July 25-27
in Rockville, MD
For more info: www.marylandsummerjazz.com
An adult jazz camp, grouped according to skill level. Instructors: Jeff Antoniuk, Tom Baldwin, Pete BarenBregge, Felicia Carter, Alison Crockett, Fred Hughes, Ingrid Jensen, Marty Morrison, Matthew Stevens.
UkeFest 2012: Uke and Guitar Summit
Presented by Strathmore
Sat. August 11-14
at the Strathmore Mansion, North Bethesda, MD
or call the Strathmore Ticket Office at (301) 581-5100
$275 (Stars Price $247.50) through July 2.
$300 (Stars Price $270) after July 2.
Instructors: Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, Keola Beamer, Moana Beamer, Hula Honeys, Bruce Hutton, Robyn Kneubuhl, Ginger Johnson. This program is geared toward adults. Beginners through experts are welcome. Interested students under 18 years old should contact Georgina Javor at Strathmore, firstname.lastname@example.org, (301) 581-5142.
CDBaby Songwriting Competition
Deadline: July 3, 2012
http://www.indabamusic.com/opportunitie ... ign=cdbaby
Submit an original song to win $10,000 in prizes, including a flyaway to record in NYC, music video production and more. All genres are welcome.
2012 Tinner Hill Blues Festival
June 8 - 20
all over Falls Church, VA
General Admission $15, Workshops Free
For schedule of events:
Performers include: Clarence "The Bluesman" Turner, Diunna Greeleaf & Blue Mercy, Memphis Gold Band, Little Boy Little Band, The Pluckerland Band, Cathy Ponton King Band, Braithwaite & Whiteley, Kelly Bell Band, Music Maker Blues Revue, Lu & Blues Crew, Yorktown Youth Band, and The Guava Band. Songwriting workshop, children's blues program, art show, films, food vendors, and more.
Jun 8 - 10
Friday 6pm-Midnight; Saturday 10am-Midnight; Sunday 11am-7pm
Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA
$12.00 Adult; $5.00 Youth
Some local acts performing include: Flo Anito, The Lloyd Dobler Effect, Rocknoceros, Shane Gamble, and Andy Hawk. The 25-acre site has seven stages, more than 300 exhibitors, food vendors, crafters and interactive activities.
SAW Community Day
Sat. June 9
12:30 - 10 pm
at The Surge Community Church, 1988 Kirby Rd, McLean, VA
To RSVP: www.saw.org
With workshops, open mics, song circles, showcases. Come for the day, or stop by for any part of it. Dinner and all activities are free for SAW members (Non members: $10 workshop; $10 dinner). There will be door prizes and a silent auction. SAW also releases the 2011 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest Winners' Compilation CD.
Deer Creek Fiddler's Convention
Sat. June 9
at Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 South Center St., Westminster, MD
Gates & on-site registration open at 9 am, closes at 10:30 am
Contest begins at 11 am
$3000 in prize money awarded. Old-Time, Bluegrass & Celtic Music. And featuring for the first time, an Open Mic Stage.
The 9 Songwriter Series
Mon. June 11
7 - 10 pm
at Gibson Guitar Showroom, 709 G Street NW, Washington, DC
$12 pre-sale online / $15 at door
Purchase at wearethe9.eventbrite.com
Performers: Justin Trawick, Gideon Grove, Amanda Lee, Molly Hagen, Jason Ager, Rene Moffatt, Jim Shirey, Stewart Lewis, Zia Hassan. Sponsored by Listen Local First. www.listenlocalfirst.com
Shenandoah Riverside Festival
at 3322 Lockes Mill Rd., Berryville VA 22611
Tickets: $40 weekend presale/$55 at gate
Phone: 540-335-8144, Email: email@example.com
Featuring: Rhonda Vincent, Iron Horse, Holy Ghost Tent Revival , Circa Blue , Allen Thompson Band. All the proceeds go to benefit the clean up of the Shenandoah River. Tent camping is free. Camper and R.v. sites are an extra $30 per weekend for water and electric.
One Voice Benefit Concert with For Mercy reunion
Sat. June 16
at Jammin' Java, Vienna, VA
A special concert to benefit Robbie Schaefer's One Voice, a non-profit organization that promotes peace and cultural awareness among children through music and multimedia expression.
DCBU Festival Fundraiser: Barbeque and Bluegrass
Sun. June 17
2 - 8 p.m.
Home of Jim and Regina Derzon
3320 Grass Hill Terrace, Lake Barcroft, Falls Church, VA
$50 per person - includes dinner & beer, wine, & soft drinks
RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or clicking
Concert at 6 pm with Randy Barrett, Dede Wyland and Mama Tried
An afternoon and evening of picking, entertainment, and barbeque to support DC Bluegrass Union's fundraising efforts for their Fourth Annual DC Bluegrass Festival. Picking Party is from 2 - 4 p.m. Bring your instruments, your voice and your ears.
- Struan Shields has a CD Release Show for "If I'm Being Honest," at Jammin' Java on Fri. June 8 at 6 pm. www.struanshields.com
- Fatz Da Big Fella has a debut mixtape, Heart of a King, which was reviewed in the Washington City Paper.
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blog ... -reviewed/
- The Other Guys releases "Joe & Insanate’s Excellent LP," and has a review in the Washington City Paper.
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arti ... -fearless/
- Teen Mom has a debut EP, "Mean Tom," and a review in the Washington City Paper.
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arti ... ou-and-me/
- Lungfish has released A.C.R. 1999, a 10-song collection of recordings that they made, shelved, and recently rediscovered. See this Washington City Paper review,
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arti ... e-and-the/
- "In Cool Blood" is the third LP from Ian Svenonius’s current project, Chain & The Gang. Reviewed in the City Paper
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arti ... l-blood-by
- Travis Morrison, on the new D.C. label Bad Friend Records, has included three unreleased tracks on its debut 7-inch. Reviewed in the City Paper
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arti ... ruisin-by/
- Dave Nachmanoff, former metro area artist, has a CD Release Party for “Step Up,” on June 17th at Jammin' Java, Vienna, VA.
http://jamminjava.com/home/events/dave- ... ease-party
WAMA News compiled by Mike Schreibman and Loralyn Coles
News presented in this newsletter is for informational purposes only,
and does not necessarily constitute an endorsement.