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WAMA News - June 27 2014

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National & International Music News

Everybody Needs NPR So Georgia State Is Ending Daytime
Student Programming Of College Radio
By Clyde Smith
College Programming

"Sadly Georgia State administrators have been colluding with Georgia Public Broadcasting in an undemocratic fashion to attempt to replace daytime student programming of terrestrial broadcasts at student-run college radio station WRAS 88.5. Apparently this has been a very influential station for indie music in the States. Students and faculty appear to have been bypassed."

'Free' & 'Market' Often Repeated at Music Licensing Hearing
June 10, 2014
By Glenn Peoples
The Market

"Two of the most frequently uttered words during Tuesday's music licensing hearing on Capitol Hill were "free" and "market." Representatives for songwriters, music publishers, performers and producers expressed their desire for royalty rates that result from, or approximate, free market negotiations."

Cassette Store Day 2014 Announced
June 11, 2014
By Harley Brown

"Cassette Store Day is back. Following an inaugural run last year, the unrelated companion to Record Store Day returns to the U.K., Europe, and the U.S. on Sept. 27."

Honda Pouring Over $50 Million Ad Dollars Into
New Music Platform, Honda Stage
June 11, 2014
By Andrew Hampp
Honda Bucks

"...Honda has relied heavily on television to achieve the mass-audience reach it requires for the latest editions of tentpole vehicles like the Accord, Civic and Fit. But increasingly, the automaker has found TV a challenging place to reach its biggest growth segment, 20-to-35-year-olds...That’s why Honda is allocating its entire cable budget -- “and some more,” says the company -- into music this summer."


Local Notes

The late blues guitarist John Cephas is being remembered with a Virginia historical marker on June 21 in Bowling Green.

WAMU’s Bluegrass Country host Jerad Walker will present performances from Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass and Gold Heart in a special live edition of Open Mic on June 20. They're giving away tickets to attend this event. Visit bluegrasscountry.org to enter.

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen joined host Katy Daley on WAMU's Bluegrass Country for a live in-studio session on June 10.

The Seldom Scene performed a live set at the WAMU Media Center on May 16, as part of The Katy Daley Show. The band played for close to an hour and talked with Katy about their newest album, Long Time...Seldom Scene.

The National Gallery of Art Vocal Ensemble had a Washington Post review of their concert that complemented the museum’s exhibit of works by Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt.

Cuneiform Records will celebrate their 30th anniversary in downtown Silver Spring, and as part of their anniversary celebrations, they invite the public to a free concert by The Kandinsky Effect on Weds. June 18.

Cathy Fink is doing a rare solo show at the Carroll Café in Takoma Park on Friday, June 13 at 7:30pm. It's a split bill with Orrin Star. www.carrollcafe.org And where's Marcy Marxer? Maybe getting ready for her show with The Four Bitchin' Babes on June 14 at the Birchmere.

Film & Video Views

Frank Turner's New Song for
"9:30 Club's Josh Burdette"

"English folk-punk artist Frank Turner played the 9:30 Club and paid a special tribute to Josh Burdette—the longtime crew chief and icon of the venue who passed away last September...Turner played a new, as-of-yet untitled song about Josh (he's played the song live a few times before), but what made last night so special (other than playing it at 9:30 Club) is that it was recorded for his upcoming record right there on stage." Matt Cohen, dcist.com


Online Resources

Creator Handbook from Kickstarter

To "help you get started with shaping your own project, whether it’s to make a movie, an album, a game, a play, a restaurant, or pretty much anything else that springs from the imagination."

Get More Gigs
June 9, 2014
By Dave Kusek

"In today’s music industry, gigging is a huge revenue for a lot of indie musicians. Unfortunately, there’s also a lot of competition for the limited gigs available. Just standing out of the crowd of talented performers can be a challenge, especially when you’re trying to grow into cities and towns you’ve never played before."

5 Lessons I Learned From My Terrible Tour
May 28, 2013
By Grassrootsy

"So i just got back from a 9-day Midwest Tour...and it was pretty terrible!...Despite that fact, I did make a handful of solid fans, collected about 50 new email addresses, and sold some CDs. But i spent alot of time in my car in between cities trying to figure out what went wrong and what I could do better. I came up with the following 5 learned lessons."

10 Tips for Writing a Good Email Newsletter – PART 2
June 5, 2014
By Grassrootsy

"1. Don’t send it too often
Doesn’t matter how great your newsletter is, if you’re sending one every week, people are going to delete it without opening it. The only thing worse than not having a fan, is losing one."

7 Tips For Marketing Your Music On Streaming Services
By Clyde Smith

"We're in a weird transitional period in relationship to streaming music services. It's hard to know which service will survive and whether or not focusing on streaming alternatives to Spotify and Pandora, such as YouTube, is a better bet for the future. But if you are embracing or are now ready to embrace streaming music services, then it's time you started consciously building listenership on those services."

5 tips for approaching venue promoters: advice from King Kash
June 10, 2014
By Chris Robley

"King Kash has some good advice for up-and-coming artists looking to produce and promote their own shows"

The #1 problem with your music promotion
June 2, 2014
By Chris Robley

"...You book an album release party. You tell all your fans about the new recording and your upcoming concert. You pack the house, put on an unforgettable show, and sell a bunch of merchandise...But wait, is that it? What about trying to get press? What about preparing promo materials to support your new album? What about promoting your music beyond your existing fanbase?"

7 Dangers To Watch Out For When Considering
Music Promotion Services
June 12, 2014
By James Moore

"Almost every artist who approaches me has had one or more negative experiences with music promotion in the past, and this is largely due to the “quick fix syndrome” on behalf of both individuals who engage in the partnership. First of all, there are the automated music marketing services who I tend to call the internet cowboys."



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/forms

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.

Harp Workshop with Lily Neill
Saturday June 14
1 - 4 pm
at Seeker's Church: 276 Carroll St. NW, Washington DC
(across from Takoma Metro station)
Contact HMT to register at workshops@hmtrad.com or 301-270-9090.

Open to harpists of any style (folk and pedal harps welcome). Lily Neill's harp workshop will cover a variety of topics to improve players' dexterity, control and repertoire. The workshop will examine ways to develop individual style through arrangements, ornamentation and various means of musical "punctuation." We will work on improving finger independence, speed and control through a series of short exercises as well as delve into ways of improving players' performances and interpretations using a "toolbox" of techniques for both the right hand and left hand. We will also take a special look at the traditional music of Ireland and the Nordic countries, particularly Finland and Sweden. The workshops will be taught by ear although players can receive written music after the workshop if they wish. Feel free to record demonstrations in the workshop.

Jazz in the USA:
On the 60th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival
Thurs. June 19
7 pm
at National Archives, William G. McGowan Theater, WDC
Free, reservations are recommended

For the 60th anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival, journalist Soledad O’Brien moderates a panel discussion with George Wein, founder of the Newport Jazz Festival; Dan Morgenstern, author, archivist, and NEA Jazz Master; and jazz musicians Jonathan Batiste and Christian McBride. Film clips of the 1960 festival (from the holdings of the National Archives) will complement the discussion.


10th Annual Hotter Than July Fish Fry 'n' blues
Sat. July 12

If you're interested in playing, email jams@dcblues.org.

2014 DCBS Battle of the Blues Bands
Entry deadline: Aug. 10
To enter: dcblues.org

The DC Blues Society is holding its annual Battle of the Blues Bands. The winners will compete at the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. The competition will consist of a CD review competition and an all-live competition on Oct. 18.


Selected Events

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

19th Columbia Pike Blues Festival
Sat. June 14
1 - 8:30 pm
on South Walter Reed Dr at Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA

Performers: Ana Popovic & Band, Billy Thomson, Memphis Gold, Duffy Kane,

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.

Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival
Sat. June 14
11 am - 7 pm
at Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD
Schedule at: www.creativealliance.org

Indoor & outdoor stages showcase a spectrum of performances, featuring Colombia Tropical (vallenato), Arty Hill & The Long Gone Daddys, and Billy McComiskey (Irish traditional)! Crafts for sale and demos galore! Latin American piñata making, Huichol Indian yarn painting, Ukrainian egg decorating, Baltimore screen painting, duck decoy carving, African-American storytelling, Chinese brush painting & more. Two blacksmiths will have a forge fired up.

6th Annual Silver Spring Blues Festival
Sat. June 14
10 am - 9 pm
various venues in Silver Spring, MD

Performers: Acoustic Blues, Warner Williams, School of Rock, Lydia Warren Band, Flatfoot Sam & the Educated Fools, Stacy Brooks Band, "Big Daddy" Stallings & the Bluez Evolution Band, Jackie Scott & the Housewreckers

The Union BBQ
Saturday, June 14
Noon - 11 pm
at Dock 5 at Union Market, WDC

Taking over indoor and outdoor spaces at Union Market, the Union BBQ has a mix of big-name electronic DJs, including Jamie xx and Animal Collective, with a solid undercard of up-and-comers, such as Viceroy and Kaytranada. Throw in Nadastrom and Tittsworth spinning on a stage dedicated to the club's monthly Moombahton Massive night and a strong bill of local house and drum'n'bass DJs -- Sam "the Man" Burns, Stereofaith, Will Eastman.

Smithsonian Folklife Festival
June 25-June 29, July 2-6
on the National Mall, WDC

Featured this year is China and Kenya.

River and Roots Festival
June 27-28
at Watermelon Park Campground, Berryville, VA
RV sites weekend tickets and day tickets on sale now at Earlybird prices. Gate prices will start June 1st or sooner if item sells out

See list of performers on website. With Piedmont/ragtime guitar styles workshop with Mary Flower on Sat. 1-2 pm.


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

New Releases

Diggs Duke released a new single, "Secrets Seem Rehearsed," from his upcoming EP, and it was reviewed in the Washington City Paper. www.washingtoncitypaper.com

The Braeded Chord have released their sixth CD, "Evening Grace." It contains "Courage," their Silver award-winning song from the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Song Competition Tom Teasley added his world percussion touches along with friends Ralph Duane on drums and Jim Robeson on bass. To reserve your copy, email us before June 10. www.thebraededchord.com

Georgie Jessup has a new CD, "Philosopher Dogs," and a CD release at Edith May's Paradise, Jessup, MD on Sat. June 21. www.georgiejessup.com

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WAMA News compiled by Mike Schreibman and Loralyn Coles

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