WAMA News - March 20 2015

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WAMA News - March 20 2015

Postby askmike » Wed May 06, 2015 5:50 pm

29th Wammies Awards were Presented at
the Wammies Award Show
Sponsored by WAMA, The City of Falls Church, and The State Theatre
Sunday, March 15, 2015

Congratulations to all who were awarded a Wammie.
For a full list of the Award Recipients and Nominees,

Thanks to all who made it a wonderful evening.

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

Pit Band:
Daryl Davis & Friends

Chelsey Green with Nate Foley performers at the VIP Reception, and Argia's Restaurant for hosting it.

The Lisa Lim Band for performing at the After Party, and JV's Restaurant for hosting it.

Our Hosts: Shelley Brown, Jim Bohannon, Bill Wax
Our Presenters, Volunteers, Photographers, and the State Theatre staff.
And the entire Washington DC music scene.

National & International Music News

Emmylou Harris & Evelyn Glennie Named
Polar Music Prize Laureates For 2015
Mar. 19, 2015
Polar Prize

(WAMA Hall of Famer) ..."Harris, the American country music legend, was credited with using her voice to trace the contours of musical history and topography of the entire American continent. Harris has also used her position as a musician to work for feminism, animal rights and the care of people affected by war."

Will The $7.3 Million “Blurred Lines” Verdict Kill Songwriting?
March 16, 2015

"Robin Thicke, Pharrel Williams, and T.I. lost their copyright infringement lawsuit to the tune of owing over $7 million to the Gaye estate. If the verdict stands, what does that mean for songwriting as we know it?"

Behind the U.S. State Department's SXSW-Focused Cultural Exchange with Pakistan
March 20, 2015
By Glenn Peoples

"It's normal to run across SXSW showcases in Austin funded by foreign countries helping their local musicians attempt to break into the world's largest music market. It's unusual to find a showcase with six acts from Pakistan on a trip funded by U.S. taxpayers. The first SXSW showcase from Pakistan, Wednesday night at the Driskill Hotel's Victorian Room, was the result of a trip paid for by the U.S. State Department."

Bill to Provide Producers, Mixers and Engineers Digital Royalties Introduced in the House
march 19, 2015
By Andrew Flanagan
Producer, Engineer

"Another piece of legislation looking to distribute the money made from recordings has hit the Hill. Less than a month after the Songwriter Equity Act was re-introduced and nearly a month after the Local Radio Fairness Act's introduction, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) have put forth the Allocation for Music Producers Act (AMP, H.R. 1457), meant to create a statutory framework for producers, mixers and engineers to gain partial royalty rights to the songs they work on."


Local Notes

Rare Essence and their show at SXSW were featured in a Washington Post article. They are the first Go Go band to showcase at SXSW.

Orrin Star will be celebrating his 60th birthday on Sat. Mar. 21 with a show at the Ballroom Blum, 8300 Osage Terrace, Hyattsville, MD. Email: orhay@aol.com, orrinstar.com


A 4-Week Plan to Prep Your Social Media for Your Album Release
by Tyler Allen
Four-Week Plan

"While it would be easiest to just unleash it onto the world by slapping it on Facebook and Twitter, your album deserves to be released with the same finesse and creativity you harnessed when creating it. Your social media outlets are likely your largest marketing channels, so here's a quick guide on prepping your album for release through those platforms."

How Smart Musicians Are Selling More Albums With Social Media
March 16, 2015
By Cherie Nelson
Social Sales

"Beyonce demonstrated social media's music marketing potential when her unpromoted December 2013 iTunes exclusive set records and sold more than 800,000 albums in three days. Beyonce's feat encouraged Apple to acquire Beats...These trends herald a sea change where social media is becoming the key to successful promotion for both albums and concerts. Musicians who know how to engage their fans with today's technology stand the best chance of becoming tomorrow's chart-toppers."

Vocal Strain: What is it? What can you do about it?
Feb. 19, 2015
By Judy Rodman

"...Vocal strain, like any other strain, is the overuse or misuse of the vocal cords. Only 1/2" to 1" long in adults, these little bands easily can be overblown. After just 20 minutes of screaming at a ball game, blood blisters can begin to form on them! The mucosal lining covering the vocal cords becomes irritated and inflamed, the sound of the voice becomes harsher, less controlled; you can even lose your voice completely for a time."

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Beginning Blues Harmonica Lessons
with Geoff Seals
Sat. March 21
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
at 4701 Queensbury Road, Riverdale Park, MD
Cost is $15

This session at Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation will cover, tone, rhythmic style, and music structure.

Murphy Method Intermediate Banjo Camp
March 27-29
Camp runs from 1:30 Friday till Noon Sunday
at Courtyard Marriott, Winchester, VA
Tuition: $650 includes lodging, breakfast, lunches
Contact: casey@murphymethod.com, tel: 615-513-8620

Wyatt Easterling Workshop: The Anatomy of a Song
Followed by a Wyatt Easterling Concert w/guest Tony Denikos
Sat. Mar. 28
2 - 4 pm workshop, 4:45 pm concert
at The Surge (The Barn), 1988 Kirby Rd, McLean, VA
$30 Workshop only
$20 Concert only
Workshop & Concert - $40 to $50
20% off of both events for SAW Members
10% off of both events for BSA, NSAI and WAMA Members
Register at: www.saw.org

Topics: What makes a successful song?, Structure of a song, The Etiquette of Co-writing (Splits, demos, expectations), Demos/production, how to prepare for the studio (Full vs. guitar, piano/vocal), Publishing, Music for Film and Television

Wyatt’s career has been full of chart-topping hits; more than 2 decades of gold and platinum winning releases with Easterling acting as songwriter, producer, executive and/or session player. He was also the A&R Director for Atlantic Records and later partnered with Miles Copeland (The Police & Sting) Bugle Publishing Group and Firstars Management.

DC Bluegrass Camp
June 28 - July 3, 2015
at Common Ground on the Hill, Westminster, MD
For more information call: 410-857-2771
All ages welcome.

Instructors: Tony Trischka, Claire Lynch, Rickie Simpkins, Russ Barenberg, Danny Knicely, Marshall Wilborn


Selected Events

Women Folk
Sat.March 28
7:30 pm
at Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium, 7500 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD
Women Tickets

Performing: Greta Ehrig, Audrey Engdahl, Mary Amato, Suzanne Brindamour, Annette Wasilik, Kipyn Martin

We Are Takoma presents "Women Folk," an informal collection of award-winning Mid-Atlantic singer-songwriters.


New Releases

Blues Condition has released a new CD, "Moon Over Main Street." They'll be playing on Sat. March 21 at Second Chance Saloon, Columbia, MD. bluescondition.com

The Harley String Band announces the release of their third album, "Earthly Pursuits." They have a CD release concert at 5 pm on April 4 at the Epicure Café, Fairfax, VA. No cover charge. www.harleystringband.com

Gaye Adegbalola & The Wild Rutz release their new CD, "Is It Still Good to Ya?" at a concert on Sat. Mar. 21. Reservations: email: jeffglassie@gmail.com. adegbalola.com

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WAMA News compiled by Mike Schreibman and Loralyn Coles

News presented in this newsletter is for informational purposes only,
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