WAMA News 09/30/2005

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WAMA News 09/30/2005

Postby askmike » Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:51 pm

Wammies™ Nominations
Watch for your Wammies Nomination Ballot, it will be included in the next WAMA News.

As with any voting process, the more people who participate, the more representive the results.
Your nominations are very important. Even if you are only familiar with a handful of artists in just
a few categories, send in your ballot - it counts. Sometimes only a few votes can make the difference
of an artist being added to the final ballot.

If you are looking for hints and suggestions, you can use previous nominations as a guide. They can be
found on the WAMA website at http://www.wamadc.com/the_wammies.html. Members are encouraged to
make use of the Washington Post MP3 site, washingtonpost.com/mp3, to search for nominees. Members
are also encouraged to upload their music as soon as possible.

Wammies Music Registry
If you are like many WAMA members, you might have difficulty
remembering all of the music that has been released during the
Wammies eligibility period. To help with nominating, refer to the
Product Registry database. The information is online to assist
with the nomination process. You can submit release information by
clicking here. The link can also be found on the Wammies
main page at http://www.wamadc.com. While a release doesn't have to
be in the list to qualify, we hope it with assist will filling out the nomination ballot.

If your membership is not current, the ballot will not be counted.
You can renew your membership at
https://priapus.safe-order.net/crosstow ... rship.html


Benefits:

WAMA Crosstown Jam 4Flood Releif
Update:
The date for the Jam 4 Flood Relief will be moved to the Thanksgiving weekend. Most likely the event will
take place on Thanksgiving evening. Please stay tuned. To signup click here.


MusiCares Foundation Hurricane Relief Fund

The Recording Industry and The MusiCares Foundation has established the MusiCares Hurricane Relief Fund fueled by the organization's initial donation of $1,000,000. According to contact, Debbie Carroll, the organization has developed a 3-phase relief plan that will cover short, medium and long-term needs of musicians affected by the hurricane. Phase 1 addresses food, clothing, transportation and medical needs. The organization has already distributed cashiers checks, totaling $300,000 to more than 150 musicians in need. Phase 2 will supply assistance for re-location and counseling. And if they have sufficient funds, Phase 3 will help re-build musician's homes.
Please contact 877-303-6962 for more info., or visit the website: www.musicares.com.

The Recording Academy, The Latin Recording Academy, MusiCares Foundation and the GRAMMY Foundation have also created a matching fund with their employees to help ensure that the area's music scene will recover and thrive.Artists in need and groups and individuals who wish to help should visit the website or call the central office at: 877.626.2748.

Jammin’ Java & BOS Music to Present
Third Annual Dave Daly Scholarship Fund Benefit Concert
Saturday October 22nd
1:00 - 4:30 PM
Featuring: Jess Klein, Dean Fields, The Amity Front, and Oneside
Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna, VA 703-255-1566
Doors open: all day, beginning at 8 AM
Donation/Cover: $12 (all ages show)
Oct. 22 event to celebrate Daly’s life, raise funds for math/science achievement, and help numerous children obtain their high school education via a partnership with Holy Redeemer. Dave Daly, who touched many people every day through his good nature, intelligence, charming wit, and limitless generosity of heart, passed away suddenly on November 17, 2002. The Dave Daly Scholarship Fund was founded by family and friends in early 2003, with the goal of bringing light from darkness, and to keep Dave's memory alive in a positive way. For more information, go to www.DaveDalyFund.org
and www.BOSmusic.com

Bio-Rhythms Concert Series

In partnership with the Mount Vernon Unitarian Church
At 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 16, at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane in Alexandria, Tom Teasley and his wife, Linda, will present Autumn Grooves, the first performance in a three-concert series to benefit the Bryant Early Learning Center, an affordable childcare center and the affiliate program, Project Opportunity, helping teen mothers to stay in school. Tickets are $15 for each event, or $40 for series ticket purchases. Future performance dates are December 18, 2005 and March 26, 2006. As well as covering expenses for the Series, Tom has agreed to share half of the proceeds from all performances, plus a portion of his CD sales, which MVUC will collect and donate directly to the BEL Center at the end of the series.

The first concert on October 16, is a percussion recital featuring musical influences from India, Africa, and the Middle East; with ancient and traditional instruments coupled with electronics. The second concert on December 18, 2005, features Tom Teasley’s new ensemble, “World, Wind and Percussion”. This is a trio featuring John Jensen on trombone, didgeridoo and conch shells and Chris Battistone on trumpet and shofar. The third and final program, March 26, 2006, features Tom Teasley and Charles Williams in “Word Beat”.

In addition, by making a donation designated for BEL, you can have your companies¹ logo or name included in the program. For donations of $100.00 or more, you will also receive seating for 2, 4 or 6 people depending on amount.
For ticket information, contact MVUC volunteer Joanne Masterson at BELBenefit@mvuc.org, or 703-721-0336. For more information on the BEL Center contact Elizabeth McNally at 703-765-0909 or Tracy Davis at 703-768-7106 ext. 328, or visit http://www.ucmagency.org/ under ‘Child Care Programs.’

The Tipitina's Foundation
The Tipitina’s Foundation,created by the legendary New Orleans's club, is committed to saving the city's music culture. Their efforts include locating all New Orleans artists and their families and then supplying housing for those in need. They have also developed a database of people throughout the country who will supply artists with temporary housing and other needs including basic living expenses for shelter, food, utilities, transportation; medical expenses for doctor, dentist and hospital bills, medications; clothing; instrument and recording equipment replacement; relocation costs; school supplies for students; insurance payments and more.

Area artists and those interested in donating should visit their site or mail checks to: Tipitina's Foundation, 1251 North Ardenwood Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 or you can make a donation online via the clubs' ticketing agent, MusicToday. Tipitina's will also be hosting a series of fundraising concerts in the upcoming months.

CD Baby
Check out the growing number of independent artists donating all of their margin towards Katrina Disaster relief:
http://cdbaby.com/group/redcross?cdbaby ... b60ed29f3d

Louisian Network Collection Drives

Saturday, October 1st from 12pm to 5pm
Jeremy Broussard, 8254 Quill Point Drive, Bowie, MD 20720
301.464.4296

Saturday, October 15th from 1pm to 5pm
Elena Temple, 1310 I Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
202.397.2642

The Louisian Network is a nonprofit organization (501c3), which provides Washington, D.C. metropolitan area professionals of Louisiana heritage or affiliation, an arena for community, spiritual, civic, professional, financial and social networking opportunities. They will be transporting the donations themselves for drop offs to churches and refuges sites in MS, AL, LA, and TX. There are also a growing number of families who have arrived to the DC area already. They get first!! We are in need of EVERYTHING: diapers, formula, baby supplies, toothbrushes, toothpaste, blankets, clothing, medicines, shoes, transportation services, water! water! water! among anything else you can think someone without ANYTHING needs. Monetary donations also are being accepted (and, yes, they are tax-deductible). Local help with box and truck loading also is needed. Please also visit www.nola.com

Workshops/Competitions:

Producing A CD: Workshop
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 7:30 - 9 p.m.
The Mansion at Strathmore
Presenters: Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
Free parking in the mansion lot.
Free for WAMA Members
Please R.S.V. P. to Betty Scott (301) 581-5144, bscott@strathmore.org

This workshop will cover the planning and implementation that goes in to producing a CD.
It will include discussion of: *Are you ready to make a CD?

* Should you produce your own CD or hire a producer?
* Figuring out your recording budget
* Choosing your material
* Rehearsals and preparation
* Recording, mixing and mastering

This workshop will not cover: Manufacture, distribution, promotion, the mechanics
of paying royalties to other writers/publishers.

GRAMMY winners and 10X GRAMMY nominees Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer have
produced over 75 recordings of their own and for artists including Tom Paxton, Si Kahn,
Pat Humphries and many others.


Artists in Residence, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
will also perform at the following Strathmore events

October 5:
Contemporary and Traditional Folk, Original & Appalachian Old time
music on acoustic guitars (the new Cathy & Marcy model Martin guitars),
mandolin, ukulele and five string banjo.

October 26:
Cathy & Marcy debut their alter ego band, ³The Swing Sisters² with Ralph
Gordon on standup bass and other special guests. Every Cathy & Marcy CD
has one or 2 original swing songs along with their vast repertoire of
Django Reinhardt tunes, Boswell Sisters songs and classics.


Legal & Business Boot Camp for Arts Professionals
A two-day workshop that addresses legal and business issues that affect individual artists and arts professionals within organizations and cultural institutions.
Friday, October 21, 6-8pm and Saturday, October 22, 10am-6pm
Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, 1133 19th Street. NW, WDC

For artists and arts professionals, both experienced and new, the program's faculty will include Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and legal counsel from firm Steptoe & Johnson. Topics include: Contract Management, Dispute Resolutions, Trademark & Copyright Protection, Contract Negotiation & Drafting, Collaborating on Creative Projects, Nonprofit vs. For-Profit Model.

$110 Cultural Alliance Members including staff of CAGW member organizations, individual and affiliate members; $160 Non-members. To register call (202) 638-2406 x14 or download registration form here. *Registration fee is non-refundable and includes both days. There is no refund for no shows or partial workshop attendance. Space is limited. For more information on the program visit: http://www.vlany.org/bootcamp/

5th Annual Vocal Jazz Competition Has Begun
Be a part of the 5th annual international competition for jazz vocalists: The 2005 Jazzconnect.com Jazz Competition.
Vocalists from around the world are invited to participate by submitting a recorded performance of their work which will be placed on the Jazzconnect.com Internet stage. The international jazz community will then be invited to listen and cast their vote. The competition and voting is done entirely on-line from the www.Jazzconnect.com website.

This years grand prize includes performing main stage at the 15th Annual East Coast Jazz Festival in Rockville MD, President's Day Weekend on February 17, 2006 and recorded live. Travel expenses and accommodations at
the Four Seasons Hotel are included.

The competition will accept entries from September 1 - November 15, 2005 and the voting, done by the general public and the judges will begin on November 20, 2005. Contestants may enter by going to: http://www.jazzconnect.com/competition/

New Emerging Songwriters Workshop To Bring Artists Out of Their Shells
Evening concert with Nashville hit-songwriter Marc-Alan Barnette
and Baltimore’s Brian Gundersdorf of ‘We’re About 9’ to follow

Takoma Park, MD/DC – On Saturday, October 22nd aspiring songwriters will get the chance to work with a talented group of esteemed and award-winning local musicians in an effort to improve their songwriting and performance skills. The idea is simple: Come to the New Emerging Washington Songwriters (NEWS) Workshop 2005 and leave with increased confidence, knowledge and passion. The NEWS Workshop 2005, sponsored by the House of Musical Traditions, Recording Arts, and the Institute of Musical Traditions, was created by several local artists who wanted to inspire others to come out of their songwriting shells and join the party. The workshop is geared toward new songwriters but is open to all levels and styles of music.

Participants will have the opportunity to work all day with other aspiring songwriters as well as an amazing group of local professional musicians including: Billy Coulter, Greta Ehrig, Mike Grebb, Meghan Hayes, Kuku, Verlette Simon, Michelle Swan, and Phillip Taylor…PLUS Nashville’s own hit songwriter Marc-Alan Barnette (www.marcalanbarnette.com)! A self-proclaimed “square peg in a round hole,” Marc-Alan’s music and Marc-Alan himself have created a huge buzz in the music scene, keeping every audience on its toes, thoroughly entertained and wanting more.

No songwriting or performance experience is needed for this workshop, but everyone will get to experience some of both while gaining a sense of self-expression and community along the way. Participants will break into small groups to work collaboratively with each other and one professional musician to write and perform an entire song in one day. Also on-site to bring encouragement and fresh ideas to all the groups will be Nashville’s Marc-Alan Barnette. No one will want to miss Marc-Alan’s wonderful humor and energy!

All groups will perform their new compositions together at the end of the day. The songs will be recorded and then mailed to everyone after the workshop has ended. This workshop is unique in that groups will learn by doing, not just taking notes, and will actually receive a real, finished product as a result of their collaborative work!

Participants will also get plenty of information about songwriting resources: organizations, books, local open mics, recording studios, and more! The workshop price includes free admission to the 8pm concert at the Grand Opening of the Takoma Park Community Center featuring Marc-Alan Barnette with a rare “songwriting set” by the wonderful Brian Gundersdorf (www.wa9.org) of ‘We’re About 9’! Here’s all the info:

What: The New Emerging Washington Songwriters (NEWS) Workshop 2005
When: Saturday, October 22, 2005
Registration is from 9:15am to 9:45 am
Workshop is 10:00am to 5:30pm
Evening Concert begins at 8:00pm
Where: Washington Theological Union (www.wtu.edu)
6896 Laurel Street at Eastern Avenue, NW
Takoma Park, DC 20012
Cost: $85 by the day of the event (credit card purchases via the website below only)

For Information and Registration, please visit: www.emergingsongwriters.com


Studio News:


Airshow Mastering
Live Concert Recordings for Onsite and Internet Sales features David along with Tim O’Brien and Valerie Smith. Dave looks at the technical challenges of live recording plus quick turnaround of shows. The session is Tues 10/25 at 10 am at the IBMA conference in Nashville.

Dave joins the Platinum Mastering topics panel at AES on Sun 10/09 at noon at the annual convention in NYC.

Recording Academy members in the West and the many music professionals in the region (CO,WY, UT, AZ,NM) who want to be part of NARAS now have a way to register their interest in a Rocky Mtn chapter. Airshow Mastering has made their website available: read the proposal for a chapter and take a short survey online, starting at www.airshowmastering.com/narasimg/naras.pdf. Creative professionals who qualify can vote in the preliminary round for ‘05 awards by joining ($100/yr) before 10/1/05. Join by the end of 'O5, and you can vote in the final GRAMMY round (telecast in February).

Double V, the Telarc release engineered by Matt Sandoski and mastered by David Glasser, was named Best Blues Recording in the 53rd annual poll published in the August 05 issue.

Hawthorne Heights’ Ohio is for Lovers was featured in Pro Audio Review’s popular Single Slice series in August ‘05. Mastered by Dominick Maita in 2004, the Victory Records project was produced by Sean O’Keefe at Madison’s Smart Studios and Gravity Studios in Chicago. The Silence in Black and White CD has charted in the top quarter of the Billboard 200.

Electronic Musician covered surround production for the small studio. David Glasser is one of several mastering engineers who share their experience and give advice to mixers ready to jump into 5.1 work. Randy Cutchins authored Studio in Surround in the September ’05 issue.
http://www.techsoup.org/news/news_artic ... ewsid=1729


Final Curtain

Tony Miller
Sept 28, 1957 - Sept 9, 2005
On September 9, Tony Miller succumbed to a heart attack at home in bed. For anyone on the music scene in DC, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and half the Mid-Atlantic seaboard in the past fifteen or twenty years, Tony "Y Not"Miller was a familiar face you’d come to expect almost anywhere. If it was happnin' he was there and you'd know it. >From DC area bands including Root Boy Slim, the Nighthawks, Tommy Lepson Band, and countless others to national acts the likes of Little Feat, Tony was part of the show - working the crowd with disarming panache and moving band merchandise faster than hotcakes. If he wasn’t wearing their latest CD on his forehead, it was because he’d sold them all before the show started. He was a team player too. Jack Kent Cook appointed him Official Redskins’ Santa and star of the holidays halftime show. Memorial contributions may be made to Lord's Table, 201 South Frederick Ave.,Gaithersburg, MD 20877. Please sign the family guestbook at www.pumphreyfuneralhome.com
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