WAMA News - April 11, 2014

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WAMA News - April 11, 2014

Postby askmike » Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:21 pm


National & International Music News

Mick Fleetwood to Host a Series of TV Specials
April 08, 2014
By Roy Trakin

"Mick Fleetwood has been signed to host a series of television specials, 24 Hours with Mick, featuring one-on-one conversations and adventures with an array of his friends and colleagues. The Fleetwood Mac drummer/founder will spend a day with each guest probing their thoughts, interests and ideas."

Diplomatic Immunity: How The US State Department Uses Hip Hop For Peace
April 08
Hip Hop Peace

"One year ago, Dweez joined Audiopharmacy on the first three days of the Indonesia portion of their U.S. Government sponsored Pacific tour. As the debate rages on about “America’s Hip-Hop Foreign Policy,” here is the view from the ground."

Play It Again And Again, Sam
April 07, 2014
By Alix Spiegel

"A couple of years ago, music psychologist Elizabeth Margulis decided to make some alterations to the music of Luciano Berio...she just randomly started cutting...The idea behind this vandalism was simple: Margulis wanted to see if she could make people like Berio's music more by making it more repetitive."

In blind test, soloists like new violins over old
By Seth Borenstein
New is better

"Ten world-class soloists put costly Stradivarius violins and new, cheaper ones to a blind scientific test. The results may seem off-key to musicians and collectors, but the new instruments won handily."

SESAC Refinances Debt to Cut Interest Payments
April 08, 2014
By Ed Christman
Credit good

"SESAC, the privately held performance rights organization, is reshuffling its debt to achieve cost savings in interest payments, according to a report from Moody's Investors Services. The refinancing will see SESAC take on $5 million more in debt since it was acquired by private equity firm..."

Walmart to Cut Its CD Stock By Nearly Half
April 08, 2014
By Ed Christman

"Walmart, the largest retailer of CDs in the United States, plans to downsize the amount of space it devotes to discs by 40 percent and could reduce selection proportionately, say label sources."

Nielsen's Q1 Numbers: Sales Down, Streams
April 07, 2014
By Ed Christman
Download decline

"The transition to the streaming ecosystem in the U.S. is picking up steam. The decline in download sales accelerated in the first quarter to nearly match historic drops in CD sales from 2007-2010."

Local Notes

A visting Italian musican has gear stolen from Columbia Heights Art Space after their concert. The list of items is here at this dcist article.

The Empresarios recently collaborated with Colombian rapper Ephniko in a tribute to famed salsa singer Hector Lavoe, and are now teaming up on a short East Coast tour.

Marian Anderson Honored With Concert, Smithsonian Donation On 75th Anniversary Of Lincoln Memorial Performance.

T. Edwin Doss was the winner in the Special Song Category of the Great American Song Contest for 2013, with a novelty tune called, "Blue Elvis Christmas." He also was in the top 5 winners for the Lyric Category with "! Want To Hear You Laugh." Earlier this year, he received notice from the Dallas Songwriting Contest that a song co-written with Jon Carroll, "He Did His Best Work On Wood," won 1st place in the Inspirational Category for 2013 and runner-up in the "Song Of The Year Contest." tedwindoss.com

Online Resources

How to Get a Wikipedia Page for Your Music
April 9, 2014
By Dave Cool

"...Now, getting a page on Wikipedia isn’t a straightforward process, and there’s no guarantee of being able to get one. But if you follow their guidelines, you’ll give yourself a very good chance. Here are the most important things to keep in mind when trying to setup a page for your band or music on Wikipedia..."

How to get your music on Pandora Internet Radio
April 4, 2014
By Chris Robley

"...For independent artists, getting music on Pandora can be a great way to build an audience without spending thousands on radio promotion or advertising. If you sound like Coldplay, whenever someone creates a Pandora station based on the music of Coldplay—bam!—your music could get served up, hopefully earning you a new fan or download sale (since Pandora also displays buy links)."

Fiddle In A Pickle: Jonathan Carney's Concertmaster Quiz
April 08, 2014
By Jonathan Carney

"...Carney has picked a few of his favorite concertmaster solos to see if you can identify them. Score high and walk proud as a master of concertmasters. Score low and you get stuck playing last fiddle."

5 Types of Managers You Don’t Want Managing Your Band
April 10, 2014
By Sari Delmar
Miss management

"Choosing a manager will be one of the most important decisions you make as an artist. Who you let represent you to the outside world is a direct reflection of how you handle your business, and a great manager can do magical things for your career. More often than not, you come across the not-so-great managers that are slowly putting your band’s career in a dank, dark corner one email at a time. The wrong fit can quite literally sink you. Here’s some common manager archetypes we recommend steering clear from if you’re looking to grow a long and steady career in the music biz."


"Mixing with the Professional" Seminar
April 15
in Rehearsal Room 1 at The John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts, 2700 F St NW, WDC
Register at Soundcraft

Hands-on Si training on the Si Expression or Si Performer and hear from special guest engineer, Robert Kaplowitz. Register either for the morning or afternoon class - space is limited. Open to all professionals wanting to either learn more about our digital consoles, or those making the transition from analogue to digital desks. New engineers joining the business will obviously also benefit from the time spent with our professionals.


Lomax Fellowship Deadline Extended to May 15

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship for advanced research based on the Alan Lomax Collection. The Lomax Collection is a major collection of ethnographic field audio recordings, motion pictures, photographs, manuscripts, correspondence and other materials from the United States, England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the Caribbean. Lomax (1915-2002) was one of the greatest documenters of traditional culture during the twentieth century.

Performers Needed

Petworth Community Farmer's Market is looking for performers on Saturdays May - October 2014. Ideally they’d like feature musical performances starting at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. The Petworth Community Market is a volunteer, 501(3)(c) organization with a mission focused on bringing local food, goods and educational resources to the neighborhood and greater community. It takes place at 9th and Upshur Streets NW parallel to Georgia Avenue. If interested, email Bobby Klosowski at iambobbyk@gmail.com

Selected Events

Presented by The Levine School of Music
April 12-13at venues around the area
For full schedule & ticket information

The lineup includes a guitar summit featuring renowned acoustic guitarists Martin Taylor, Frank Vignola, Vinny Raniolo and Peppino D'Agostino, as well as a tribute to Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery by Chuck Redd's ensemble; and Workshops:
* Jazz for the Classical Cat, with Jeffrey Chappell, Sat. April 12, 10:30 am
* Master Class: Bags' Groove - Milt Jackson's Expressive Vibraphone, with chuck Redd, Sat. April 12, 12:30 pm
* Master Class, with Martin Taylor, Sun. April 13, 1 pm
* Jazz Jam, Sun. April 13, 4 pm

Travis Jackson Memorial Fund Benefit Show
Fri. April 11
10 pm
at Comet Ping Pong, . $10 donation
Info at www.facebook.com/events

With Title Tracks, Passing Phases, Cane & The Sticks, and DJs Kim and Sara performing

Shakin’ for Baker
Sat. April 12
4:30 pm
on a Pirate ship docked at Georgetown Water Front Washington, WDC, in between 31st Street NW & 30th Street NW
Tickets: $30, purchase at www.zerve.com/boomerang/pirate

Performers: Silo Effect

A day of remembrance dedicated to Adam Baker. A 21 and up show. Please try to arrive a little early as the ship leaves promptly at 4:30. www.facebook.com/events

DC Blues Society’s Raise the Roof Dance Party
April 19
8 pm
at American Legion Post 268, 11225 Fern St., Wheaton, MD
$12 advance ($10 DCBS members)/$15 door ($12 members)

Performing are 3 DCBS Battle of the Band Winners: the Stacy Brooks Band, the Clarence “The Bluesman” Turner Band, and Anthony “Swamp Dog” Clark and The Blues Allstars

This is a fundraiser to help The Blues Foundation build the Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis TN. Construction of the new building will start in June 2014, with the Grand Opening planned in time for the Blues Music Awards in May 2015.

The 9 Songwriter Series Benefits: Ted Garber and Family
Mon. April 21
7:30 PM
at Jammin Java, Vienna, VA
Adv VIP $20 / Bar $20 / Premier $20 / GA $20
Day Of VIP $25 / Bar $25 / Premier $25 / GA $25

Performers: Justin Trawick + Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer + Mike Clem + Mary Ann Redmond + Faraway + Victoria Vox

Ted Garber is a former Artist in Residence at Strathmore and this show benefits him and his wife, Rebecca Garber, who is suffering from a serious medical condition. All tickets for the March 3rd are valid for the rescheduled date. Please direct all inquiries to Mei at mei@jamminjava.com only.

The 4th Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival
Sat. April 26
1 - 8 pm
at Kingman Island, On the Anacostia River, Washington, DC

Featuring: The Hackensaw Boys, Sligo Creek Stompers, By & By, Second String Band, 19th Street Band, Only Lonesone, King Street Bluegrass, Delafield String Band, Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray, Vandaveer, Junior League Band, Justin Trawick and The Common Good, South Rail, Ballad've

A suggested donation of $10 (given at the door) supports Living Classrooms of The National Capital Region, a non-profit that manages Kingman and Heritage Islands Park.

New Releases

disappear fear has an album release concert for "broken film" on April 12 at Jammin Java. jamminjava.com/events/disappear-fear

Logic made XXL magazine’s "2013's Freshman Class" cover, then signed to Def Jam less than a month later, now he has a new song, "Now," reviewed at Washington City Paper.

DJ Will Eastman has remixed a song, "Imitation Air," from The Caribbean's latest album, Moon Sickness. You can listen to it in this dcist review

WAMA News compiled by Mike Schreibman and Loralyn Coles


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