WAMA News - December 13, 2013

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WAMA News - December 13, 2013

Postby askmike » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:28 pm

National & International Music News

17-City Tour to Mark Newport Jazz Festival's 60th
December 12, 2013
http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/n ... ivals-60th

"...Called "Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60," the tour kicks off Feb. 8 in Atlanta and includes dates in Boston, New York, Chicago, Kansas City, Mo., and Los Angeles. Other concerts are expected later in the summer, including some dates in Europe."

Audiam to Pay YouTube Creators for Using Its Tracks
December 12, 2013
By Alex Pham
http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/n ... -exclusive

"It used to be that users who upload videos to YouTube containing copyrighted music are served with legal threats. In February, they'll have the chance to get a check instead.

Audiam, a company that monetizes cover songs on YouTube, is offering a novel twist on music licensing: give people who use a selection of the company's tracks in their videos the ad revenue generated by those videos for the month of February."

Lost Johnny Cash Album Out Next Spring
December 10, 2013
http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/n ... ext-spring

"There's new never-before-heard music coming from Johnny Cash. Cash's estate is releasing "Out Among the Stars," an album he recorded with Billy Sherrill in the early 1980s that was never released by Columbia Records, then disappeared when the company dropped Cash in 1986. Turns out Cash and his wife, June Carter Cash, stashed the tapes - along with just about everything else that came into their possession."

Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock Receive
Kennedy Center Honors

December 08, 2013
http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/n ... ter-honors

"...Billy Joel joined Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, opera star Martina Arroyo and actress Shirley MacLaine in receiving the Kennedy Center Honors. All have been playing music, dancing or singing since they were children - and never stopped."

So Much For The 'Mozart Effect'
December 12, 2013
By Scott Neuman
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/201 ... art-effect

"...Here's the short of it, according to the Globe: 'Contrary to popular belief, a study—led by a Harvard graduate student who plays the saxophone, flute, bassoon, oboe, and clarinet—found no cognitive benefits to music lessons'."

Venezuelan Hip-Hop Takes On Police Corruption
December 11, 2013
By Steve Inskeep
http://www.npr.org/2013/12/11/195566691 ... corruption

"A music video made in Venezuela this year calls attention to a special kind of crime: corruption by Venezuelan police.

Two rappers who go by the names Apache and Canserbero show themselves driving a beat-up Lincoln, maybe from the 1970s. They're pulled over at a checkpoint by cops who want cash."

Local Notes

Congratulations to Ted and Rebecca Garber on the birth of their daughter, Sydney Nicoleta Garber! She was born December 11, 2013, at 4lbs 16.5".

"Neil Young’s ‘Live at the Cellar Door’ is a window into D.C.’s musical past." Washington Post article
http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertain ... story.html

Video Views

Hop, Hop, and Step, Step:
Doing the "Chocolate City Shuffle"
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blog ... y-shuffle/

"Let’s hop, hop and step, step to the front three times and dip, dip." That's how vocalists of the Chocolate City Band tell us to do the band's new signature dance, the Chocolate City Shuffle. Starting with a funky keyboard and bass line, the song soon gives way to traditional go-go percussion. This is a line-dance number with unquestionably old-school appeal." Posted on Steve Kiviat's Washington City Paper blog

Mitch Malloy
"When I Was Your Man"

Two local companies collaborated - directed and produced by Berger Video and filmed at Cue Recording in Falls Church, VA.

Online Resources

Ten Things Musicians Need To Do Now
to Prepare for the Holiday Season

December 12,2013
By Chris Mooney
http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/n ... day-season

"...the holidays present great opportunities for musicians. As the holiday buzz is starting to kick in, TuneCore wants to help artists prepare with the ten most important steps to take so that artists music will be front and center when the holiday season is in full swing."

Boost your music sales this Christmas in 3 easy steps
December 3, 2013
By Chris Robley
http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/2013/12/b ... =DIY121213

"It happens every year around this time: music sales are exploding! Here are three ways you can make the most of the holiday season’s music-buying frenzy..."


"West Coast Jazz: Exploding the Myth"
Presented by Larry Appelbaum
Sat Dec 14
1-3 pm
at Westminster Church, 400 I St SW, WDC

Part of a bimonthly seminar series, "Thinking about Jazz." Larry will share videos, audio clips, and his own knowledge for a meaty 2 hours on the history of West Coast Jazz and the musicians who participated including Clifford Brown, Gerry Mulligan, Wardell Gray

The A Cappella School
Next session starts on January 16th
8-week youth (ages 9-18)ensemble classes
in Rockville, MD
Enroll at www.theacappellaschool.com

These classes encompass everything a cappella - voice lessons, ensemble singing, stage presence, choreography, music theory, and a real performance in a professional concert.

10th Annual Songcrafting Seminar
with Steve Seskin
Jan. 25-26, 2014
at Bluebird Cafe, Nashvile, TN
$375 Regular price/$337.50 (10% discount!) Special Member price for members of NSAI, ASCAP, BMI and SESAC
To register www.steveseskin.com

Two full days of lectures, workshops, publisher pitch sessions and discussions. Workshops run from 9-4:30 Saturday and 9-4 on Sunday.


2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Temporary positions are now open for the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC. www.festival.si.edu


Music For Life, an after school music program that provides instruments and lessons for at-risk youth, is offering three different Alternative Gifts for the holidays. A gift of $15 provides an electronic tuner and new strings for a graduating student. $35 provides an acoustic guitar or Djembe drum for a new student. $50 equips a new student with a guitar, gig bag, strap, picks and music book. Please go to www.gngnca.org for details. Or email skip.chaples@gngnca.org.

New Releases

Great Noise Ensemble have just released their debut CD, "Guerrilla New Music." greatnoiseensemble.bandcamp.com

Lilt (Keith Carr and Tina Eck) has a new album "Little Falls," with guest artists Graham deZarn, Kristen Jones, Josh Dukes, Shannon Dunne and Conor Hearn. It's been reviewed in Irish Online Magazine.
http://tradconnect.com/profiles/blogs/f ... e=activity

Debi Smith's CD release concert for "Hits & Holidays" will be at The Birchmere on December 22. Joining her will be Tom Paxton. www.debismith.com

Borracho has released "Oculus," the group's second album and its first as a trio, on colored vinyl. And Port City Brewing Company has just finished a second limited-edition batch of Borracho Smokin' Brown Ale, a dark, hoppy brown ale made with smoked malts in a collaboration between the band and Port City brewer Will Cook. They will be performing Saturday at The Pinch, 3548 14th St. NW, Washington, DC
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/goi ... the-pinch/

John Rogue has released a new album, "Yin and Yang," available at www.johnrogue.com

And Just In Time for the Season

I'm Your Lawyer, Mr. Grinch
December 12, 2013
by Linda Holmes
http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2013 ... -mr-grinch

"To: Mr. Grinch
From: Who Who & Who
Re: Possible defamation claim

Thank you for visiting our offices to explore the possibility of a defamation claim regarding statements recently made about you..."

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WAMA News compiled by Mike Schreibman and Loralyn Coles


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