WAMA News - January 30 2015

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WAMA News - January 30 2015

Postby askmike » Wed May 06, 2015 5:42 pm

Wammies Update

The Final New Date - Sun. March 15, 2015

29th Annual Wammies Award Show
Sunday, March 15, 2015
8 pm
at the State Theatre, Falls Church, VA
To purchase Tickets

Yes, it's frustrating for us too, but this is the for-real, final date for the 29th Wammies. We hope that all of the difficulties are behind us now: including having to re-open the Nomination Ballot due to incorrect voting, and the loss of a major sponsor (BMI).

The 29th Wammies Ballot will be sent out as soon as possible.

WAMA has a very small staff with a very wide scope: to spotlight the entire DC area music scene, from Classical to Rock, Hip Hop to Folk, Urban Contemporary to Children's. It's a huge undertaking, and we appreciate your understanding, patience, and support.

National & International Music News

Big Game, Big Pay? A Look at Music's Use in Sports
January 29, 2015
By Cathy Applefeld Olson
Sports Money

"...But with no licensing fee attached to songs that pulse through the loudspeaker at the game -- they're generally covered by public performance rights -- the business model is a mixed bag. Publishers and artists who own their music get paid for in-stadium play, while labels earn licensing fees only when the song is used for televised promos, advertising and coverage by the networks or leagues."

SoundExchange Paid Out a Whopping $773 Million in 2014
January 29, 2015
By Glenn Peoples
Pay Out

"As subscription services dominate public debate, new revenue figures show that Internet and satellite radio are making a huge imprint on the U.S. record business. Last year's digital performance royalty distributions by SoundExchange rose 31 percent to $773 million and have climbed 207 percent over the last four years."

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Local Notes

Mary Cliff, long-time radio host of "Traditions" and multiple Wammie winner for Most Supportive of Washington Music, has been given the boot at WAMU's BluegrassCountry. They also axed 3 other shows: The Chris Teskey Show, The Free For All, and Capital Americana. Mary hopes to maintain the "Who's Where" list on her website at www.marycliff.net. Please contact her at mecliff@cox.net. WAMU also shut down her mailbox prematurely, so her old email is not valid. WAMU's Announcement

Mason Bates is the first composer-in-residence at The Kennedy Center. composer-in-residence

D.C. Funk Parade organizations are petitioning to be allowed to close off U Street NW for a few hours for the parade. Funk Parade

The 31st Mid-Atlantic Song Contest announced the overall winners at Awards Night Gala on Sun. Jan. 25 at Jammin' Java. Local artists were among the winners. Grand Prize was awarded to Frank Solivan's song, "Cold Spell." Third Place Overall was awarded to Kipyn Martin's song, "Dance Across the Sky." BMI Songwriter Award was given to REZIN's song, "War." For the complete list, go to: www.saw.org.



Managing Your Digital Brand: Part Three — Crowdfunding Your Music Project
January 29, 2015
By Ted Drozdowski

"Most often crowdfunding is used by musicians to raise money for new recordings, but touring vehicles, video budgets, new gear and even tour expenses are common causes for these campaigns."

The Musician's Guide To Vinyl

A free Disc Makers guide to the history, production, and manufacturing of vinyl records, whether you're considering a vinyl release or just interested.


Sing Scat Like That: A Jazz Vocal Workshop
Sat. Feb. 7
10 am
at Strathmore Mansion, North Bethesda, MD
$65/$58.50 Stars price

Led by Lena Seikaly, Strathmore Artist in Residence alumna and her collaborator Chris Grasso. She will teach jazz singing fundamentals through of the style and song selections of Jane Monheit and John Pizzarelli, who perform together at the Music Center on February 14. Some singing experience recommended.

Group Ukulele Classes with Maureen Andary
Saturdays, Feb. 7, 21, 28 & Mar. 7, 14
Two sessions: 10-11 am and 11 am-noon
at HMT, 7010 Westmoreland Ave, Takoma park, MD
$135 for 5-part series
Contact HMT to register at workshops@hmtrad.com or 301-270-9090

Beginner 1, 10-11 am. For beginning Ukulele students. We'll learn basic strum patterns, basic chords, & how to read chord charts and lead sheets.

Right Hand Techniques for Blossoming Strummers, 11am - noon. For ukulele players who know some chords and strums but want to take it to the next level. In this class we will focus on right hand technique: strums, picking patterns, and general musicality. We'll discuss how to choose strums on your own and will be working with a variety of genres including classic jazz, 60s pop, 80s hits, and current pop.


Selected Events

3 classic albums in their entirety
"Who's Next," "Every Picture Tells A Story," & "Grin"
Sat. Jan. 31
8 pm
at Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD
Tickets and Information

This Dream Discs show will feature three classics from 1971: Rod Stewart's "Every Picture Tells A Story," The Who's "Who's Next," and the debut album by D.C.’s legendary Grin. The Grin album tribute will feature original members, Bob Berberich and Tom Lofgren, along with Mike Lofgren and Mark Lofgren, with Ronnie Newmyer filling in on bass for the late Bob Gordon.

Performing the classics "Who’s Next" & "Every Picture Tells A Story" will be; Patty Reese, Annie & Steve Sidley, Cal Everett, Ashleigh Chevalier, Mike Cotter, Tony Denikos, Bill Starks, Alex Vans, Brandon Ehrgood, all backed up by two bands featuring Andy Hamburger, Sonny Petrosky, Robert Feister, Ronnie Smith, Bill Craig, John Penovich, Chris Fischer, Todd Baker, Greg Hardin & Tom Fridrich. Newmyer Flyer Presents


New Releases

Drew Gibson has a new album "1532" and a CD release concert for on Feb. 6 at IOTA Club and Cafe, Arlington, VA. http://www.drew-gibson.com/

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Final Curtain

Rebecca Garber

Ted Garber's beautiful wife Rebecca passed last Sunday, January 25 after a valiant 15-month-long bout with cancer.

In lieu of flowers or gifts of any kind, a Memorial Fund has been established at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, aptly named "The Rebecca Garber Fund." Donations are tax deductible, and on letter of authority from Johns Hopkins' Administration, 100% of the fund's proceeds go directly to the ever-evolving clinical research and treatment program of which Rebecca was a fortunate participant.

For more information, please visit www.hopkinsmedicine.org

Richard "Ricardo" White

Richard "Ricardo" White passed away unexpectidely on December 25, 2014. Ricardo was a talented musicain with a huge heart.

As a SAW board member, he organized events feeding and entertaining hundreds of homeless through the SAW Serves program. Ricardo's family suggests that, in memoriam, people donate to SAW in support of that program. Please include “SAW Serves, in memory of Ricardo” in the comment section. www.saw.org/donate

A memorial concert for Ricardo is being planned for Sat. March 14 by SAW. Updates will be posted at the SAW website.

WAMA News compiled by Mike Schreibman and Loralyn Coles

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