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The Impact of the Global Digital Music Economy on the Music Business Paradigm

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Will the lack of accountability be the downfall of the Open Music Economy?

Musings in Cb was started in 2001 and began with writings that centered upon issues related mostly to the impact of online music on the jazz scene. I eventually began including some of the other contemporary issues with regard to the digital distribution scene. All articles are written from my participatory ("in the trenches , if you will) perspective as an independent jazz recording artist and arts advocate.

AP LONDON - The Office of National Statistics said more Britons now use MP3s than the once-popular personal CD ...

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The Internet and The Jazz Artist

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By Chris Burnett

It seems that online music distribution has become a viable factor in the 2005 mainstream music industry. Most serious musicians recognize the value of having a website these days. Where many of the jazz musicians I know did not even use a computer very much at all, most are now at least using email to announce their gigs. All of the major record labels have pretty cool websites now that allow streaming of songs, buying downloads, and the purchasing of actual CDs online. Most of the major jazz writers, publications, venues and festivals have websites to promote ...

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Meeting Mr. Jones

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By Chris Burnett

We lost one of the creative pioneers of music - American Jazz or whatever genre - on May 18, 2004. My wife and I got to actually meet both, he and his wife, while we waited within the main train station at Copenhagen. We were on our way back home from our honeymoon in 1979. The meeting was just by chance... We were walking along in the main terminal and I saw all of this band's equipment road cases, with some of the cats standing around their gear. On all of ...

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Jim McFalls: Jazz Trombone

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By Chris Burnett

Introduction Jim McFalls is a former military band colleague of mine and is also one of the finest trombonists playing and teaching jazz music today. He has literally toured the world playing jazz as a member of the elite official touring jazz ensemble of the US Army [Jazz Ambassadors, Washington DC], performs and records extensively in the Washington DC area, and is the director of the Jazz Ensemble at Towson University that established prominence under the leadership of the legendary Hank Levy. This musing will feature both an article and interview with Jim. Visit ...

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Bob Baldwin - A440 Musician

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By Chris Burnett

Introduction As a contemporary jazz keyboardist, composer, and producer for the last 15 years, Bob Baldwin is continually maintaining his status in the music industry as a person to watch. With the new release of “Brazil Chill", his eighth US CD and 10th overall, Baldwin continues to garner additional international media attention; along with receiving rave reviews for his innovative integration of styles and sounds. This is Baldwin's debut on the Chicago-based A440 Music Group Label since the release of his album “Standing Tall" hit the airwaves 18 months ago, hovering ...

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Producer, Phil Davis

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By Chris Burnett

PhD Productions, LLC is an established music production company that offers complete music production and recording services. Established in 1991, PhD Productions has gained a great reputation for all styles of music production ranging from MIDI tracks and digital audio; to producing jingles, composing film scores and designing original graphic art work. The company's complete production services also include everything from actual production, arranging, mixing, mastering, CD design and duplication, and promotion of the final product. Their new production studio is a state-of-the-art facility equipped with the powerful audio production technologies utilized in the ...

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Upcoming Musings in Cb Subjects

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By Chris Burnett

I am taking a different approach to the Musings in Cb column these days due to the fact that my own performance schedule has become an active one offline. I still write, but not with the frequency that I once did when the column started here in 2001 and I had just moved back home to the Kansas City area. So, this article provides a run-down of what will be occupying my musical thoughts when I don't have a saxophone in my mouth. Here are some of the Musings in Cb subject ideas and highlights that I ...



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