WAMA News 01-28-2006

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WAMA News 01-28-2006

Postby askmike » Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:28 pm

Corrections to Wammies Ballot

* Janine Wilson's Album, nominated in Roots Rock, was released after the September 30, 2005 cut off date.
* We have two albums listed for Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer in Children's Musc, they are both the same CD titled "Scat like That: a Musical Word Odyssey." A vote for either will count for the one album.

Memorial Concert & Benefit

Scott Reiss, founding director of Hesperus and a founding member of the Folger Consort, lost his battle with bi-polar disorder on December 14, 2005. In memory of Scott, Hesperus members and friends present Wintergrace, a Memorial Concert and Benefit, on Saturday, January 28, 2006, at 8:00 p.m. at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle, NW, Washington, DC, one block from the Tenleytown Metro (Red Line). Parking is available at the church. Tickets are available for $25 from www.hesperus.org. Call (703) 525-7550 for more information.

Featuring Flory Jagoda, Rosa Lamoreaux, Tina Chancey, Bruce Hutton,Molly Andrews, Zan McLeod, Billy McComiskey, David Cantieni, Barbara Hollinshead, Oran Sandel, Mark Jaster, Bonnie Rideout, and many others, there will be an Old-Time/Irish session, Reception,Videos, and a Silent Auction.


Legend Records Seeks Songwriter
Legend Records, an independent record label headquartered in DC, is searching for a creative, progressive songwriter for a female R&B singer. Their goal is to create an artist like Gwen Stefani or the Pussycat Dolls, and they need a songwriter who enjoys writing this type of music.
Please call Ben Black at (703) 864-2387 or email at ben@whmaco.com.

Music Business News

ASCAP Network

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers has launched ASCAP Network, a media resource for music industry professionals and music creators. Users will be able to access streaming audio and downloadable podcasts of music from emerging ASCAP songwriters and composers. Also planned in the near future are video and audio coverage of special events such as the upcoming ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO, exclusive member interviews, performances, and more.The Network's initial offering is ASCAP Radio, a continuous stream of music, with different genres each hour, and three downloadable podcasts, featuring jazz, pop/rock and rhythm & soul. While ASCAP staff members serve as programmer/hosts, special guest hosts from ASCAP's membership will be a regular feature. Hosts will also let listeners know who wrote the song they've just heard.

WAMA Member News

Holly Cross Vagley
Two songs from her CD have been featured on The Pat Boone Show. To view that portion of the show, go to www.hollycrossvagley.com, click on "News", click on "Pat Boone excerpt click here". And due to a strong showing at XM Radio's www.xmvote.com, one of her songs, "The Fish", was in the #1 position for the 4th quarter of 2005.

Teddy Bear Records
After more than 10 years on hiatus, Teddy Bear Records, www.teddybearrecords.com, announced its re-emergence today as a significant national independent record label and publishing company in the music industry. Based in Washington , D.C. , Teddy Bear Records plans to announce a distribution deal this week with the Sony/BMG subsidiary, Red Distribution.

The record label will celebrate its official launch on Feb. 7, 2006 with its first annual pre-Grammy Awards ”Rock the House” artist showcase at BB King’s Blues Club in Universal City, Calif. It’ll be hosted by comedian Chris Thomas and feature performances by Teddy Bear Records artists E.U., Lady Day, Duv Sac, Comp and Stinky Dink. Persons interested in attending the party should contact Peter Dean at (202) 898-0045 or email him at peterdean@teddybearrecords.com.

In February, there will be the release of singles by D.C.-based R&B artist Lady Day (“Roc Wit Me”) and Mississippi-based rapper Duv Sac (“Welcome to Mississippi ”). In addition, the label is teaming up once again with Go-Go legends, E.U., for the April release of the single “It’s Like That,” a track from the forthcoming album entitled The Mixture. Also to be released in April, is the neo-soul debut album ,The Collection, by Oktbrwrld, as well as material from rappers the Truth (aka Backwoodz Boys), and the release of albums by gospel artists Mike Johnson & DP and Bishop J.D. Fowler. In May, the label plans to release material from rap artists Stinky Dink and Angelo Redman, as well as a DVD entitled “Line Dancing for Health with Randy Dennis.”

Grants Program

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Research Grants Program supports scholarship and publication in the fields of sound recording research and audio preservation. Project categories eligible for consideration include: discography, bibliography, historical studies of the sound recording industry and its products, and any other subject likely to increase the public's understanding and appreciation of the lasting importance of recorded sound. ARSC encourages applications from individuals whose research forms part of an academic program at the master's or doctoral level.

Send applications to: Richard Warren, ARSC Grants Committee Chair, Historical Sound Recordings, Yale University Library, PO Box 208240, New Haven, CT 06520-8240. Applications must be received by February 28, 2006. Questions about the Research Grants Program should be directed to Mr. Warren at richard.warren@yale.edu.

ARSC members and non-members alike are eligible for grants in amounts up to $1000. For more information about the submission guidelines, please visit http://arsc-audio.org/researchgrants.html.

20th WammiesTM Ballot

Your 2005 Wammies Ballot is here.
You can download it at
Print out and fax or mail back. The fax number is 703-393-1028.
Note: If your membership is not current, the ballot will not be counted.
You can renew your membership at
https://plus9.safe-order.net/crosstowna ... rship.html

Deadline: Ballots must be received by WAMA no later than 5PM, Monday, February 6, 2006.
2005 Wammies at the State Theatre
Falls Church, Virginia, Monday, February 20, 2004 8 PM.
The Washington Area Music Awards recognize significant career achievements by area musicians.
Nominations and balloting come from the WAMA membership. Past show participants include
Emmylou Harris, Joan Jett, The Clovers, The Orioles, Bo Diddley, Jorma Kaukonen, Jimmy Dean,
Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ruth Brown, LaVern Baker, Sweet Honey in the Rock and more.
All seats are general admission, tickets do not guarantee a seat
(except sponsor/patron tables)
o $25 Non WAMA Members
o $15 WAMA Members (up to 4)
o $10 Nominees (up to 10 per nominated group,
and additional 6 tickets may be ordered at $10 each). .
o $550 Corporate Table of 8 (includes full page ad in souvenir
program, admission to pre-reception)(Camera-ready ad deadline Feb 3)
o $300 Corporate Table of 4 (includes half page ad in souvenir program, admission
to pre-reception)(Camera-ready ad deadline Feb 3)
o $100 Patron Table of 2 (includes recognition in souvenir program, admission to
pre-reception)(program deadline Feb 3)
To order tickets online click here.
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