WAMA News - April 17 2015

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WAMA News - April 17 2015

Postby askmike » Wed May 06, 2015 5:58 pm

29th Wammies Extras

Wammies Photos

The link for the photos taken by Randall Ihara and Tacy of the 29th Wammies can be found on the main page of the WAMA website. Thanks Randy and Tacy!

Wammies Video

The video of the 29th Wammies that was taken by Casey Barile can be viewed at wammies videos. Thanks Casey!

National & International Music News

'Fair Play, Fair Pay Act' Introduced, Seeks Pay from Radio Stations
April 13, 2015
By Ed Christman
Radio Pay

"...Today, four members of Congress -- House Democrats Jerrold Nadler, John Conyers Jr. and Ted Deutch and Republican House member Marsha Blackburn -- introduced the "Fair Play, Fair Pay Act of 2015," which, if passed, would require terrestrial radio stations to join satellite and internet radio and in making payments to performers for their broadcast on radio."

Appeals Court Agrees to Review Sirius XM's Challenge Over
Pre-1972 Music
April 16, 2015
By Eriq Gardner
RU Serious

"SiriusXM's warning to a federal appeals court that broadcasters might pull all pre-1972 sound recordings from the airwaves has paid off. On Wednesday, the satellite radio giant got the 2nd Circuit to grant its petition for a review just as lawmakers get set to take up the issue as well."

Universal Music Agrees to Pay $11.5 Million to Settle
Digital 'Sales' vs. 'Licenses' Suit
April 14, 2015
By Eriq Gardner

"Universal Music has agreed to pay up to $11.5 million and bump up royalties going forward to resolve a contention lawsuit that alleged it had cheated recording artists by improperly classifying digital downloads off of services like Apple's iTunes as "sales" rather than "licenses."...The difference is substantial. Under "licenses" or "leases," artists have an even split with labels. Under "sales," artists only get about 15 percent of net receipts."

Digital music matches physical sales for the first time
15 April 2015
Digital sales

"Digital music revenues matched physical sales for the first time in 2014, thanks to strong growth in the streaming market."

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A Complete Guide to Facebook Advertising for Musicians
By Tyler Allen
Ad Guide

"It seems every few months new changes come through that make marketing people have to readjust. It's the same platform with the same features, but just with small pesky little nuances. The most difficult adjustment is Facebook's algorithm changes."

Avoiding Lawsuits That Give You The Harlem Shakes
By Simon Davies

"Baauer, the artist behind Harlem Shake, had apparently sampled two artists in his track but had never asked to use said samples. Then, as he went viral, the lawsuits went big. Here is an introduction to some of the laws surrounding sampling and how to avoid issues if you suddenly go big or a label wants to sign you."

Want to Be Niche-Famous? How to Make (Online) Friends
and Micro-Influence People
April 14, 2015
By Harley Brown

"Want to be niche-famous? Want millions of strangers to know your (user)name? Follow these expert instructions -- and you too will soon be on your way to smartphone stardom."

How Do I Get My Rights Back: Termination Rights
Under U.S. Copyright Law
April 15, 2015
By Wallace Collins

"The 1976 Copyright Act provides for the termination of copyright transfers. It entitles content creators to reclaim their copyrights - regardless of any contract stating otherwise –after certain time periods. So, even if an author, artist, musician, photographer or songwriter signed a contract which purports to transfer all rights in a work for perpetuity, the Copyright Act provides that the author of the work can terminate that grant and demand that the rights revert in a shorter period of time."

13 things every DIY musician should know how to do
April 13, 2015
By Chris Robley
13 Things

"Work ethic and attitude have always been important for success in the music industry (particularly for independent artists). They just might look a little different today than they did 15 years ago."

Reasons You Should Never Scrimp On Your Photo Shoot (Part 1)
April 14, 2015
By Lori Bumgarner

"Promotional photos are a huge component of a musician’s marketing and branding. It’s necessary to have just the right images to effectively market your music and its message."



Beginning Blues Harmonica Lessons with Geoff Seals
Sat. April 18
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
at 4701 Queensbury Avenue, Riverdale, MD

The class will cover 12 bar and 8 bar blues structure, supporting the groove, riffs, improvisation and guitar accompaniment. The third session (April) will cover soloing, improvisation, call and response, using vocal and harp mics, and intro to duo with guitar.

"First Lessons" Mandolin with Justin Heath
Sat. April 18
at House of Musical Traditions, 7010 Westmoreland Ave., Takoma Park, MD
RSVP to workshops@hmtrad.com. RSVP is recommended, but not required.

HMT staff multi-instrumentalist Justin Heath will be leading one class each month on a different instrument, introducing the most basic techniques. You must bring your own instrument (contact us for rental or sale options if you don't have one). Ages 12+.

Afro-Caribbean Styles for Ukulele:
a Workshop & Mini-Concert with Stu Fuchs
Sat. April 18
2 pm, concert at 3:30 pm
at Seekers Church: 276 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC
Workshop & Concert $35, Workshop $25, Concert $15
register at workshops@hmtrad.com or 301-270-9090

Kala ukulele artist and renowned teacher Stuart Fuchs will translate his studies of guitar, Afro-Latin hand percussion and didjeridoo to the Ukulele for a fun exploration of Caribbean styles. You'll learn fun and uplifting songs that are easy to play, new syncopated rhythms & strums, single note & harmony melody lines, body drumming (hambone) and more. The songs covered in this workshop are arranged for a Ukulele Band and everyone will have a part to play regardless of your level of experience.

Introductory Taiko Workshop with Mark H Rooney
Sun. April 19
5 - 8 pm
at Dance Exchange, 7117 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD
register at workshops@hmtrad.com or 301-270-9090

Taiko is a dynamic art form based on traditional Japanese drumming practiced all over the world. This workshop is designed to introduce the basics of taiko technique, practice of kumidaiko (ensemble drumming), awareness of ki (energy), use of koe (voice), history and philosophy -- all while having a good time. No experience necessary.

"Playing [Well] With Others" with Mark Sylvester
Thursdays: April 23, 30 & May 7
8:15 - 9:30 pm
at House of Musical Traditions, 7010 Westmoreland Ave., Takoma Park, MD
$90 for all three sessions
register at workshops@hmtrad.com or 301-270-9090

This three-week class is intended for beginning and intermediate guitarists, banjopickers, mandoliners, ukesters, bassists, and players of just about any other instrument who want to get their feet wet playing with other people. We will start with a few folk songs in the keys of C and G, and then we will branch out to other music based on the interests of those enrolled in the class. A low-pressure way to get comfortable playing with others. Limited to 8 participants.

“A Bourgeois Town”: Lead Belly in Washington, D.C., presented by
Terika Dean, Lead Belly Estate and Alvin Singh, Lead Belly Archive.
April 24
noon - 1 pm
at the Library of Congress Mumford Room, 6rd Floor, James Madison Building, WDC

To celebrate the 125th birthday of the legendary folk singer Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, American Folklife Center archivist Todd Harvey welcomes Lead Belly family members Terika Dean and Alvin Singh for a discussion about their famous relative, his contributions to American culture and world music, and an overview of the significant Lead Belly materials in the Center’s archive.

Miles Davis "Kind of Blue" Workshop
Sat. May 2
1 - 5:30 pm
at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd,
Rockville, MD
Tuition: $180, $125 Auditors
For details & registration call 443-822-6483, or visit www.indepthjazz.com

An inDepth Jazz Clinics workshop. Faculty members include Thad Wilson (trumpet), Lyle Link (alto sax), Wade Beach (piano), Tom Baldwin (bass), Tony Martucci (drums), and Artistic Director Jeff Antoniuk (tenor sax). They'll guide you through five of the most important songs in jazz history, the entire Kind Of Blue album. And if you think you know these songs, come get a pro-level view of the next steps for you.

The M&M 3rd Annual Destination Dulcimer Workshop
with Maggie Sansone & Marya Katz
Sat. may 16
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
in private home in West Annapolis, MD (detail sent at registration)
For more info about the music or your level of playing, contact: maggie@maggiesmusic.com

This workshop is open to advanced beginners to intermediate and beyond. Music will include tunes and arrangements.

"Singing From Your Soul" Vocal Workshop with Lea Gilmore
Sun. May 17
noon - 2 pm
at the Archie Edwards Blues Barbershop, 4701 Queensbury Road, Riverdale Park, MD
To reserve your spot email: events@acousticblues.com

Lea Gilmore will present a two hour workshop featuring “Songs in the Key of Lea” or better put, "how do you know what keys work for you and which ones don't?" Singing together we will take out the mystery of harmonizing. Learn easily how to harmonize with others in your Band." All while singing from our hearts and souls and clapping on "two and four."



Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America
Deadline: April 24
For info: Special Olympics

ReverbNation is selecting bands to play nearly 130 events in the lead-up to the Special Olympics World Summer Games. Acts can submit their music now through April 24 for consideration.

Perform at the ASCAP EXPO & Record a Track at 17 Hertz
Deadline: April 22

WorldArts is offering an all expenses paid trip for 2 artists to perform at the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO on April 30 or May 1, 2015 on the Playback Stage in Hollywood California. Additionally, WorldArts is giving each artist the opportunity to record an acoustic version of the song they perform at ASCAP at the state-of-the-art 17 Hertz studio. One of those slots is for a Tunecore Artist. Type in the Affiliate Code tunecore2015 in the profile section of the submission form.


Selected Events

Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day
Sat. April 18
11 am - 7 pm
at the Washington Monument Grounds, WDC

Featuring No Doubt, Usher, Fall Out Boy, Mary J Blige, Train, My Morning Jacket, Common,and more. Hosted by Will.I.Am & Soledad O'Brien.

Marking the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day comes during a pivotal time to protect the planet and ensure that world leaders address key issues facing the next generation. Timed to coincide with the spring meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund.

Jazzfest 2015
April 17-19

Presented by the Levine School, the event starts on Friday with saxophonist Lyle Link and other Levine faculty leading a jam session that will focus on Miles Davis's music. Saturday and Sunday will feature a series of free master classes and a Sunday evening concert with the Vijay Iyer Trio at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue.

Mid-Atlantic Song Contest Winners Showcase
Tues. April 21
7:15 pm
at Amphora Dinner Deluxe, 1151 Elden St, Herndon, VA
$11 request donation, $10 for members of SAW or Folk Club

Performers: Anna Dagmar, Kipyn Martin, Sarah Keyser

The Folk club of Reston-Herndon teams up with MASC to present three winner's of the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.

6th Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival
Sat. April 25
noon - 8 pm
at 575 Oklahoma Ave, NE, Washington DC on the Anacostia River
Purchase at www.missiontix.com

Featuring: Cabinet, Larry Keel Experience, Split String Soup, Big Chimney, By & By, Bud's Collective, Furnace Mountain, Walker's Run, Ballad've, Laura Tsaggaris, Jonny Grave, Karen Jonas Band, Lauren Calve Band, Justin Trawick & Common Good, Big Hoax Band, Kingsley Flood, Annabeth McNamara, Basswood, Delafield String Band, The Stick Mob, Griff's Room Band, Hollertown, Notes From The Underground, The Plank Stompers, Elena & Los Fulanos, Tom McBride, Devil In The Deep Blue Sea, Tomas Pagan Motta, Sara Curtin, 19th Street Band, The Hummingbyrds, Gramophonic, Near Northeast, Roof Beams, LuLu's Fate, Sweet Yonder, Dead Professional, The Beanstalk Library, and more.

New Releases

Daniel and Luke Roberts and their band, They'll Have Dreams, have released their debut album, "No One Comes Home." They have a CD release show by invitation only on April 17 & 18 (email invite@theyllhavedreams.com) and a review in DCist. dcist.com

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WAMA News compiled by Mike Schreibman and Loralyn Coles

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