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Drummer, Composer Billie Davies Has Left New Orleans

Drummer, Composer Billie Davies Has Left New Orleans

Source: Billie Davies PR

After spending eight years in New Orleans and recording three albums as a leader, Billie Davies has made a permanent move to West Palm Beach, Florida. She decided it was time to return to her favorite environment in the world—the beaches at the Atlantic Ocean—in her preferred sub-tropical climate. In her words: “There is a time and a place for everything." She is thankful to the many venues that have given her the opportunity to perform including The New Orleans ...

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Jazz Bridge Project Names Kim E. Tucker As New Executive Director

Jazz Bridge Project Names Kim E. Tucker  As New Executive Director

Source: All About Jazz

Jazz Bridge Project, the non-profit organization devoted to assisting Philadelphia-area jazz and blues artists with their crisis needs, has named Kim E. Tucker as its new Executive Director. Ms. Tucker is the fourth person to hold this position in the organization’s 17 years of existence. “We believe Kim is the perfect choice to lead the organization,” said Rhenda Fearrington, a jazz vocalist who is President of the Jazz Bridge Board of Directors. “As the daughter of the late Sue Ford, ...

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A Musician's Guide to All About Jazz Coverage and Promotion

A Musician's Guide to All About Jazz Coverage and Promotion

Source: All About Jazz

All About Jazz was built to support the career interests of a jazz musician. Over the years we've developed an impressive suite of promotional services to help a professional establish a greater presence at All About Jazz & Jazz Near You. Here are our essential services that will help a musician or band promote a new album, a show (or tour) or build general awareness. Free, but essential Musician PageCreate or claim your musician page. All About Jazz hosts over ...

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15 ways Bandzoogle is the best website platform for musicians

15 ways Bandzoogle is the best website platform for musicians

Source: Bandzoogle Blog

This article originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog. Part of what makes Bandzoogle the best platform for musicians is our drive to constantly listen and improve. Every year, our team pushes out hundreds of updates based on your feedback. In 15 years of making beautiful band websites, here are the 15 reasons why Bandzoogle is the best- and what better way to do it than in song! 1. Come together, right now Everything is in one place. Free domain? Check. ...

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How to sell music online with your website

How to sell music online with your website

Source: Bandzoogle Blog

This article originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog. Making music has probably been a dream you’ve had for a long time. You spend hours putting your heart and soul into the creation of these melodies. Then you record your music, listening and editing and getting it perfect. It would be ideal to use this very music, which is an extension of who you are and what you’ve been through, as a way to support yourself in the pursuit of making ...

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How Bandzoogle’s tools helped me make money as a musician

How Bandzoogle’s tools helped me make money as a musician

Source: Bandzoogle Blog

This article originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog. This pandemic was devastating. I was a gigging musician, on tour internationally when news hit of President Trump’s travel ban...and the dominoes fell one after the other. Gigs being cancelled. Navigating unemployment. Applying for maxed-out grant opportunities. Friends and associates passing away. And finally, questioning the decision to even be a musician, and how to financially survive. I know it’s been a similar story for many of my gigging friends; this complete ...

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How to design a great jazz musician website

How to design a great jazz musician website

Source: Bandzoogle Blog

This article originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog. The best jazz musician websites will have something in common: an organized structure that also allows your creativity to shine. Jazz websites are an important cornerstone to a musician's ability to reach an audience, book session work, and sell music. Whether you're a jazz trumpeter or soulful singer, you can make a music website that showcases your melodic style. First, you’ll choose a jazz music website template, add some content, then customize ...

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Attention Jazz Musicians: Read the Jazz Journalists Survey Results conducted by JazzFuel and learn best practices for getting your music reviewed

Attention Jazz Musicians: Read the Jazz Journalists Survey Results conducted by JazzFuel and learn best practices for getting your music reviewed

Source: Jazzfuel

If you want to get the news about your latest album release out into the world, jazz journalists (aka bloggers, music writers, critics, reviewers…) are one of the most effective ways of doing this. But if you decide to take care of this work yourself, as a musician, there can be a lot of uncertainty about the best way to do it: How long in advance should you pitch? Will journalists even work directly with a musician? How can you ...


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