WAMA News - June 6 2014

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WAMA News - June 6 2014

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National & International Music News

U.S. Dept. of Justice to Review ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees
June 4, 2014
By Ed Christman

"The antitrust division of the U.S. Dept. of Justice has opened a review to exam whether its decades-old ASCAP and BMI consent decrees should be amended or, as some publishers hope, sunsetted and eliminated. The consent decrees impose regulations on how the two performing rights societies operate...the DOJ invites interested parties--including songwriters, composers, publishers, licensees and digital service providers--to send commentary on whether the consent decrees meet their goals of protecting competition."

Live Nation & Facebook Announce 'Events' Tab for Artist Pages
May 30, 2014
Tabs on You

"Live Nation and Facebook have teamed up to launch 'Official Events,' a tab on artist pages that will link to Ticketmaster purchase pages...As well, users who 'save' or 'join' a particular event will be notified via Facebook when tickets for the event are put on sale, and the four shows closest to fans will be displayed on artists' pages."

Women drummers break barriers in Cuba percussion
By Andrea Rodriquez

" It wasn't that long ago that Cuba's rich percussion scene was essentially a boys' club, dominated by men due to macho attitudes and religious tradition...Today, experts say, the island is seeing a boom in women percussionists as the generation that first started playing in the 1990s comes into its own and inspires younger talent to follow."

Ticketmaster to settle order-processing fee suit for $400M
By Tucker Echols
Fee Suit

"You might get some of a $400M settlement if you bought a concert or show ticket through Ticketmaster from 1999 to 2013."

PwC Music Report Stresses Strength of Live Biz,
Fate of Downloads Still Hazy
June 3, 2014
By Glenn Peoples

"...The big picture offers good news. The total U.S. music market is expected to grow from $15.1 billion in 2013 to $16.5 billion in 2018, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report...Already the largest segment in the music business, live music will command an even greater share of total music revenues."

America's Music:
How Country Popped Its Way Into the Mainstream
June 2, 2014
By Chuck Dauphin

"As country music fans from around the world descend upon Nashville for the 2014 CMA Music Festival, the genre seems to be in a pretty good spot right now...Billboard examines the reasons for this growing trend in a new series where we talk with some of the most powerful men and women in Nashville, concerning why they think the visibility of country music seems to be stronger than ever."


Local Notes

Ruthie & the Wranglers will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary with a show at Gypsy Sally's on June 21. www.ruthieandthewranglers.com

Silent Orchestra (Carlos Garza & Rich O'Meara) wins best score in the 2014 Washington DC 48 Hour Film Project. carlosgarza.com

>From the WAMA Office

2014 Artist & Product Registry

Register Artists and/or Product for consideration by the WAMA membership for the 29th Annual Wammies to be held In February 2015 Click here.

Film & Video Views
Dave Grohl

"Sonic Highways" (Trailer)

Dave Grohl's recording studio-hopping HBO show will be called Sonic Highways. See the trailer at Washington City Paper.

"Where The Sinners and The Saints Collide"

A new promo video from Melodime, directed by David Jennings and Greg Berger of Berger Video.


Online Resources

10 Rules For Promoting Your Live Show With Facebook Events
By Chris Robley
10 Rules

"...one aspect of a Facebook page that IS still useful is the Facebook Events feature. Since Facebook pages are public, you can use your Facebook Events to announce shows, get people excited, and encourage fans to share information about your band with their friends."

18 Ways Musicians Can Make Money
June 2, 2014
By Dave Cool
18 Ways

"...Part of the reality of being a working musician today is the need to diversify your revenue streams. Although sales of recorded music have gone down significantly in recent years, there are new sources of income available to musicians."

Album Trailers, Really?
June 03, 2014
By Eric Ducker

"Searching for new ways to get and hold listeners' attention, more and more artists and record labels have started putting out video trailers as a way to announce their upcoming album releases. These trailers usually only last a minute or two, are often impressionistic, sometimes hilarious and occasionally ridiculous. They mostly include snippets from one or two songs on the album that are married to images that give some sense of the story the artist wants to convey."

Build An Audience By Focusing Your Energy
On People Who Connect With Your Music
By Clyde Smith

"There's a recent piece about a musician who has built a huge online following by simply focusing on those who care enough to interact with him online."

An Action Plan For Connecting Directly With Your Fans
After The Show
By Andrew Hall
Action Plan

"...With the final note of your set, your night should be just beginning. It’s time to capitalize on your great performance and grow your b(r)and to the next level. You’re going to want to engage, connect and follow up with as many quality people as you can, so let’s talk about a plan of action for after your set."

Using Social Media To Get More Fans Out To Your Live Shows
By Andrew Hall
Delivering Fans

"...With people rarely looking up from their smartphones and laptops, a simple band poster on the wall to promote your show just ain’t going to cut it anymore. Here's what you need to do on your social media accounts to get people out to your next show."

2 Things That You Can Do Today to Start Making Music Industry Contacts
June 5, 2014
By Simon Tam

"It’s no secret that often in the world music, it’s more about “who you know” than what you know. The industry generally favors pre-existing relationships, whether you are looking for a venue, a sponsor, a review on your new album, or a slot at SXSW. Like it or not, networking can often make or break an act."

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Strathmore Education
Symposium: The Jazz Samba Legacy
Sat. June 7
10 a.m. –1:30 p.m.
at Strathmore Mansion, North Bethesda, MD
Tickets $15

Three lectures explore the migration and maturation of bossa nova in the United States. In The Jazz Samba Recording, Ken Avis will moderate a discussion on the importance of the Jazz Samba record and its subsequent impact on the U.S. music scene with Brazilian professor and musician Leonardo Lucini, jazz critic and professor David Adler and NPR’s Tom Cole. From Bossa Nova to Pop examines how bossa nova infiltrated the American pop lexicon, led by NPR’s Tom Cole. Members of the U.S. State Department discuss how influential cultural exchanges were and continue to be in spreading American music around the world, and talk about bringing foreign music back home to the United States in the final lecture, The Politics of Cross-Cultural Diplomacy in Brazil and Abroad.

Authentic Brazilian Jazz Styles
Sat. June 7
1:30–5:30 p.m.
St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville, MD
Tuition: Full participation $180, auditors $125

Strathmore joins forces with the Maryland Summer Jazz Camp & Festival 10th anniversary celebration for musicians to learn about the various Brazilian styles of music.

Ukulele Summer Jams with Maureen Andary
Saturday June 7
1:00-2:30 pm and 3:00-4:30 pm
at HMT's lessons studio
Space is limited! Contact HMT to register at workshops@hmtrad.com or 301-270-9090

Beach Boys, boardwalks, BBQ's & bikinis! Learn classic and contemporary summer jams. Enjoy them all summer long at your cookouts, the beach, camping trips, and on your front porch - this is the time to go out and about and share the ukulele joy! Maureen will be teaching this 90-minute class for beginners who know at least 4-5 chords.

The Art of Commerce
Making Money with Your Music
Sat. June 14
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA
Adv tickets $35 Recording Academy members, $75 non-members; Door $75
Register at docs.google.com

Panelists: Jay Hayden, DJ Khalil, Deborah Mannis-Gardner, Jonathan McHugh
Moderated by: Deborah Bond

Artists have a host of revenue streams beyond what is taken at the door. A panel of industry pros will show you how to maximize the money you can make by placing your music in film/tv/advertising, multiple distribution channels, and what future models have legs for artists.

Maryland Summer Jazz Camp
July 12 - Music Theory Clinic
July 23-25 Three Day Adult Jazz Camp 5

Faculty: Helen Sung (Piano), Jimmy Haslip (Bass), Kenny Rittenhouse (Trumpet), Jeff Antoniuk (Saxophone), Peter Fraize (Saxophone), Jim McFalls (Trombone), Marty Morrison (Drums), Donato Soviero (Guitar)

Family & Military Discounts. Ask about H.S. Scholarships & College Internships. If you have any questions about registration, please contact Artistic Director Jeff Antoniuk at 410-295-6691.

2014 CCE Musical Arts & Dance (MAD) Week
July 7 - 11
9 am - 4 pm
at Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD
Full time $450, Part Time (either AM or PM) $300
To Register: ccepotomac.org

Traditional Irish instrumental, singing & dance classes for all ages.
Fiddle: Liz Carroll, Brian Conway, Brendan Mulvihill, Rose Flanagan, Sean Cleland, Joe DeZarn, Bob Spates
Flute/Whistle: Kevin Crawford, Linda Hickman, Tina Eck, Karen Ashbrook, Laura Byrne
Harp: Sue Richards
Cello: Valerie Thompson
Uilleann Pipes: Cillian Vallely
Guitar (DADGAD)/Bouzouki: Zan McLeod, Josh Dukes
Tenor Banjo & Mandolin: Betsy O'Malley
Concertina & Button Accordion: Gearoid O hAllmhurain, Billy McComiskey
Piano: Donna Long
Bodhran (drum): Jesse Winch, Myron Bretholz
Singin: Nita Conley Korn, Eileen Estes
Dance: Geroid Devane, Patrick Devane, Shannon Dunne, Sean Culkin, matthew Olwell
Crafts: Sandy Hoar


31st Mid-Atlantic Song Contest
Now accepting entries until Sept. 15
More information at www.saw.org/masc

Presented by the Songwriters' Association of Washington, with wonderful prize packages sponsored by: BMI, WAMA, NERFA, SERFA, FARM, Bias Studios, Cue Recording, FrameYourCD, Oasis Disc Manufaturing, and Sonicbids. Enter three ways: online, through Sonicbids, by mail.

I'm looking for a male country singer for a demo- local to the DC area. I can't pay much, but we can negotiate. Email me if you're available. Rachel Weissman Music Teacher at PGCPS www.linkedin.com/pub/rachel-weissman/59/656/329


Selected Events

Celebrate Fairfax!
June 6, 6 pm - 12 am
June 7, 10 am - 12 am
June 8, 11 am - 7 pm
at the Fairfax County Government Center, Fairfax, VA

Cox Rocks! Stage, Shock Top Rock Stage, Craft Beer Garden & Silent Disco Stage, and Arts Stage features local and regional musicians. For the complete schedule go to celebratefairfax.com/things-to-do/

Discover Strathmore: Sounds of Brazil
Sun. June 8
Noon - 5 p.m.
at Strathmore Mansion, North Bethesda, MD

Strathmore’s annual free family-friendly open house is full of free music and dance performances, workshops, artistic demonstrations and hands-on art activities celebrating the music of Brazil. The centerpiece of this celebration will be a re-imagining of the original Jazz Samba album from start to finish, with new arrangements and added orchestrations for choir and featuring jazz musicians Veronneau; jazz harmonica virtuoso Hendrik Meurkens; and Chuck Redd, longtime percussionist with Charlie Byrd and only living connection to this most pivotal figure in the history of boss nova in the U.S. Discover Strathmore also includes performances by Alma Trapolica and DC Choro, with an encontro drumming performance by Batala DC and Batala bands from around the world led by the genre’s creator, Giba Gonsalves.

32nd Annual Celebrate! Gaithersburg Festival
Sun. June 8
noon - 5 pm
around the intersection of Summit & Diamond Avenues, Gaithersburg, MD

Performers: The Seldom Scene, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Grand Ole’ Ditch, Afro Bop Alliance, Ola Fresca

21st Annual Tinner Hill Blues Festival
June 13-15
various venues in Falls Church, VA
For information & schedule: www.tinnerhill.org

Performers: Shemekia Copeland, Sol Roots, Teeny Tucker, Michael Roach,Mississippi Heat, Baatin, Ursula Ricks, Tom Principato, Cathy Ponton King, David Cole & Main Street Blues

SAW Community Day
Sat. June 14
noon - 10 pm
at The Surge, 1988 Kirby Road, McLean, VA
Free for SAW members; Non-members $10 per workshop, $10 dinner
For schedule of events and to RSVP: www.saw.org

Come for the day, or any part of it, to enjoy speed networking, educational workshops, outdoor song circles/music jam, an open mic, performance critiques, showcases, cool Door Prizes, and lots of opportunities to meet, connect and have fun.

DC Jazz Festival at The Hamilton Live
June 21 - June 29
For full schedule and ticket information: www.dcjazzfest.org

The Hamilton will serve as the hub of the D.C. Jazz Festival. This year marks the festival's 10th anniversary, and this year's event features familiar faces like Paquito and Brass-A-Holics along new faces. The Jazz in the 'Hoods series brings the music to all four quadrants of the District while the kids can enjoy the Jazz n' Families Fun Days. Jazz at the Capital Riverfront in Yards Park promises to be an amazing three days that features locals Akua Allrich and Frédéric Yonnet alongside Trombone Shorty and the Rebirth Brass Band. CapitalBop will also host a block party with pianist Marc Cary headlining on June 27, in addition to other events.

Women In Music Washington DC Chapter
Inaugural Networking Mixer
June 24
5:30 - 8 pm
at the Gibson Guitar Showroom, 709 G ST, NW Ste 400, WDC
RSVP: http://bit.ly/1k9ek3X

You are invited to Join Women in Music for the launch of their Washington DC chapter. Network with music industry women (and men), find new business opportunities, make new friends, reconnect with old ones. Women in Music, established in 1985, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to education, awareness, equality, and empowerment of women in the music industry. For more info: www.womeninmusic.org


New Releases

The Mantua Finials have released a three-CD album, The Legend of the Bunnyman," and have a article in the Washington Post about it's making. www.washingtonpost.com

David Combs, aka "Spoonboy," has released three split 7-inch EPS. He has a CD release concert on Fri. June 6 at DC9. Listen to some tracks and read the review at dcist. dcist.com

Nadastrom has a new EP, "Fallen Down," and a review at the Washington City Paper. www.washingtoncitypaper.com

Brett has released their first full-length album, self-titled "Brett." It was reviewed by the Washington City Paper.

Integriti Reeves will celebrate the release of her new album, Stairway to the Stars, on June 13 at Jazz Night in Southwest. 6 to 9 p.m.

The MARS 4-tet is celebrating the release of The Blind Watchmaker with concerts at Twins Jazz on June 13 and 14. 8 and 10 p.m. sets

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Final Curtain

Midge Paxton

Margaret Ann Paxton, who was called Midge, died of pneumonia in Alexandria, Va., on Sunday, June 1, 2014. She was 69 and had persevered against an autoimmune disorder for many years.

Ms. Paxton and her husband, the folksinger Tom Paxton, who were married in 1963, were part of the early folk scene in Greenwich Village. Over the years, they traveled extensively as she supported his performing career and they took part in civil rights and antiwar demonstrations. The East Hampton Star obituary easthamptonstar.com

Errick Lamarr Pratt Jr

DC Rapper PopSmoothe was killed in January, in an accidental shooting with his own gun. This Washington Post article talks about his life. www.washingtonpost.com

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.
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