WAMA News - March 6 2015

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WAMA News - March 6 2015

Postby askmike » Wed May 06, 2015 5:48 pm

The WammiesTM Update

29th Annual Wammies Award Show
Sponsored by WAMA, The City of Falls Church, and The State Theatre
Sunday, March 15, 2015
8 pm
at the State Theatre, Falls Church, VA
To purchase Patron Tables and Tickets, click TIX.

The Daycare Swindlers
Eric Scott Band
Keith Elgin Band
Lynn Hollyfield Band
Orquesta La Leyenda
Plum Crazy
Tru Fax & the Insaniacs

VIP Reception will be at Argia's Restaurant for Press, Performers and VIPs. Chelsey Green will be performing.

The After Show Party is at JV's Restaurant, 6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA. The Lisa Lim Band will be performing.

Patron Tables at the Wammies
Purchasing a Patron Table includes tickets to the show as well as tickets to the pre-Wammies VIP Reception. All Patron tables for 4 or more include an ad in the Wammies Program. Deadline: March 8th to be mentioned in the program.

Fan Favorite Award
Deadline to Vote is Weds. March 11th at noon.

Vote for your Fan Favorite by clicking FAV.
Unlike the Wammies Ballot, you do not have to be WAMA member to vote for the Fan Favorite Award. So tell all your friends to vote! (One vote per person.)

Wammies Advertising
The Wammies offer a great opportunity to publicize your business, name or band, either as an ad in the Wammies program or in the WAMA Newsletter.
For reasonable rates, go to Ads, or call 703-368-3300.
March 8th deadline for ads for the Wammies Program.

Wammies Volunteers
The Wammies still needs volunteers to produce a great event. If you would like to help, please email dcmusic@wamadc.com. Thanks!

National & International Music News

ASCAP Revenue Tops $1bn In 2014
Mar. 4, 2015
ASCAP Report

"ASCAP reported that they have become the first PRO, or performance rights organization, to post revenue of more than $1 billion for calendar year 2014.”

Bandcamp Hits $100 Million Payout Milestone,
Plans Artist Subscriptions
March 6, 2015
By Andrew Flanagan
Bandcamp Report

"Bandcamp, the "direct-to-band" marketplace started in 2008 by Ethan Diamond and Shawn Grunberger, has hit a significant milestone for any music business involved in actually selling music, having paid out $100 million to its artist clients since launching."

Songwriter Equity Act Re-Introduced to Congress
March 4, 2015
By Ed Christman

"...The legislation -- introduced by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Congressman Doug Collins (R-Ga.), is aimed at amending two sections, 114 and 115, of the Copyright Act to, hopefully, achieve better rates for songwriters. The legislation was first introduced last year in February, but needed to be reintroduced with the end of the 113th Congressional term."

Why This Record Store's $750 LPs Are Hot Sellers
(They Aren't Super Rare)
March 5, 2015
By Oliver Libaw
Hot Vinyl

"You could buy a song on iTunes for $1.29. Or listen for free (with ads) from Spotify or Pandora or other sites. Or, you can go to Better Records and pay $500 or more for a vinyl LP of the same songs."


Local Notes

Tim Pace, of Light Works Planet Earth, has worked the Wammies for years as the lighting and videographer. He and his wife Lorrie had a devastating house fire recently and lost their home and their two cats. WAMA wishes them all the best as they work to recover.

The new AMP venue is now open. A Washington Post article has "6 things to know about AMP, Strathmore’s new music venue in North Bethesda." AMP

Todd Hyman, Founder of Carpark Records was interviewed by Dcist about their 16th anniversary. "..(they're) holding two Sixteenth Anniversary shows this weekend and the local edition will be at DC9 this Saturday. Lexie Mountain Boys, Jimmy Whispers (of Light Pollution), Ear Pwr, Greg Davis, Greys, Chandos, Adventure, and Safety Scissors (will perform)..."

Rare Essence will be the first Go Go band to go to South by Southwest Festival. (see Selected Events for information about a Benefit to help with their expenses.)

Michael Mariotte, a member of Tru Fax & the Insaniacs, is fighting pancreatic cancer, and Nevada activists are creating a legacy fund for him to continue his anti-nuclear efforts.

"Mark Sonder Productions has announced that they will be staging a new concert series at The Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club located in Bethesda, Maryland."


How to Create 5-Year Business Plan for Your Band
March 3, 2015
By Cherie Nelson
5-Year Plan

"The competitive nature of the music industry is why many musicians either fail to garner the attention they deserve, eventually disappearing from the scene while others give it their all for several years, but to no avail. For the few who do make it, the fame and glory is often short-lived because they failed to define their SMART goals and missed the opportunity to capitalize on their proverbial 15 minutes of fame."

Show them better than you tell them
March 5, 2015
By Paina B

"Social media marketing is a great tool, but this medium cannot be your only plan of attack when promoting your music."



Tune Up For Singers with Tina Chancey
Mon. Mar. 9, 16, 30
7:30 - 9:15 pm
at 3706 North 17th St, Arlington, VA
$35 for one session, $5 discount for each session after the first one
Contact tinachancey@cs.com or 703-407-0642 for more info

What do you find Impossible? Singing a falling major 6th? Staying on pitch? Sight reading fast passage work? Navigating a renaissance cadence pattern? This class is for you. Bring in the pieces that drive you crazy, Tina will furnish some gory examples herself, from Monteverdi to Britten.

SoundCatcher: Play by Ear with Tina Chancey
Sat. mar. 14, 21
10 am - noon
at 3706 North 17th St, Arlington, VA
Contact tinachancey@cs.com or 703-407-0642 for more info

How do you learn a tune by ear? Listen to it 50 times? We've got short-cuts you may have forgotten. Find the hook, hear patterns and forms, identify intervals and rhythms. Make yourself an aural itinerary of the events of the tune. Come hone your skills.

Baroque Master Class with Tina Chancey
Tues. Mar. 17, 24, 31
7:30 - 9:15 pm
at 3706 North 17th St, Arlington, VA
Three half-hour performances per class; performers each pay $35, listeners welcome for free.
Contact tinachancey@cs.com or 703-407-0642 for more info

For advanced singers & instrumentalists. Working on a baroque solo or ensemble piece? Here's a chance to perform it and get some coaching on improvised ornaments, inégal, style, tempo, affect & pronunciation. Viol continuo furnished upon request.

AIR Workshop: Mark Meadows - Jazz Improv
Presented by Strathmore
Wed. March 18
7:30 PM
at the Strathmore Mansion, North Bethesda, MD
Free, but reservations required.

The multidimensional pianist and vocalist Mark Meadows leads an engaging discussion centered on the remarkable similarities between jazz improv and spoken language; they're basically one and the same.

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Unsigned Only Music Competition
Deadline: March 18, 2015

The Unsigned Only competition has announced that the 2015 judges include Sinead O'Connor, Alt-J, The Killers, Aimee Mann, Dustin Lynch, Rosanne Cash and more. The contest gives out over $100,000 in cash and prizes including $10,000 in cash and one-on-one mentoring by elite record company executives.


Selected Events

Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards Finals
March 6
8 pm
at Bethesda Jazz and Blues, 7719 Wisc. Ave. Bethesda, MD
Tickets $10
Info on the songwriters, the event and for tickets

The songwriting finalists are: Laura Baron, Ginny Carr, Ellen Cherry, Trina Coleman, Owen Danoff and Darius Smith. One of them will take home the $10,000 prize. There are also three teens competing for $2500.

There was also an article in the Washington Post.

The Benefit Show with Rare Essence, EU featuring Sugar Bear, Black Alley & DC Loves Dilla
Sunday, March 8
6 pm
at the Howard Theatre, WDC
Tickets: $25-$45

The Benefit Show is to help send Rare Essence, Black Alley, and DC Loves Dilla to Austin, Texas. This is an unprecedented event to send the first Go Go band, Rare Essence, to participate in the first Official DC Showcase. In addition, Black Alley will be the first “Hood Rock” group to grace the stage, along with the first performance by DC Loves Dilla, celebrating the 9th anniversary of J. Dilla’s passing. There are no performance fees or travel expenses covered for this festival for any of the performers; your ticket purchase helps them in this quest.

New Releases

Young Rapids will release a new LP "Pretty Ugly," on the Chimes Records label. They have a CD release show on Sat. Mar. 8 at the Rock & Roll Hotel, WDC.

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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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