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Contest Giveaways Reboot!

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We built a new contest giveaway platform from the ground up giving sponsors another highly affordable promotional opportunity while making it easy for members (like you!) to enter contests with a single button click. The new version supports both music (including LPs) and concert ticket giveaways. You must be a member to enter a contest and if you don't see a green ENTER button associated with a contest, then you've already entered it. Similar to our old contest ...

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Thank you all!

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Today being Thanksgiving—a day of food, family, and football—we also take time to reflect on what went well over the last year and recognize everyone who supported All About Jazz and Jazz Near You. From the writers, editors, fund drivers, sponsors, members, and readers... to the unheralded folks who work behind the scenes on tech... thank you one and all!

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The Return of Contest Giveaways

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We're bringing contest giveaways back and it's going to be better than ever! The new contest format supports physical & digital album giveaways as well as ticket giveaways. We've streamlined the entire process and though contest sponsorship is a premium service, it's highly affordable to all: musicians, record labels and venues. Entering a contest simply requires two steps: signing in and clicking a button. Easy peasy! The sponsors determine the prize, the number of winners and ...

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Premium Musician Page Service Improves!

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We spent the last several months refining then expanding our premium musician page promotional service for professional jazz musicians.With premium musician page service ($40 per year), musicians can greatly increase their presence at All About Jazz with an EPK-style page and a web ad. Increased visibility results in increased musician page views and increased outbound traffic to your website, your social pages and to retail stores of your choosing. It also results in increased video views and audio ...

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Open polls. Vote today!

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We launched three new polls today. When you have a moment, please participate in each. Voting is fast, informative and fun. You can access all polls by clicking the “more" link below.Our three latest polls include: Top Jazz City (select up to ten cities), Top Record Label (select up to ten labels) and Fantasy Festival (you're in charge of booking your festival with no budgetary considerations! select up to ten acts).

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What's cookin'.

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We have a few projects in the pipeline that we plan to launch in the coming weeks. Look for three polls: Best Jazz Cities, Best Records Labels and a Fantasy Jazz Festival poll coming in October. We're bringing back contest giveaways adding concert tickets to the mix of prizes. We're also building out our community forum section and plan to onboard some beta testers soon. One of our goals in 2019 was to build a more active and engaged community--polls, ...

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European Jazz Conference and more.

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Ian Patterson, Ludovico Granvassu and Luciano Rossetti teamed to provide comprehensive coverage from this year's European Jazz Conference in Novara, Italy. Click the “more" link (below) to read about it. Ian covered the conference, Ludovico covered the showcase festival and fringe program, and Luciano provided the photography. Christine Passarella interviewed producer/director/writer Steve Rowland about is documentary Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone and Arthur George returned to Turkey for a follow up report in his series about ...

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Tune in.

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Did you know... All About Jazz presents one, sometimes two, radio programs or podcasts a day and they're all accessible from the home page or from the RADIO link on our top navigation bar. Currently, our eclectic mix of quality programs include: Gifts & Messages with Marc Cohn, Mondo Jazz with Ludovico Granvassu, Jazz Bastard with Patrick Burnett & Michael Caldwell, World of Jazz with Bob Osborne, The Third Story with Leo Sidran, One Man's Jazz ...

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All about the musicians and bands.

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It was an extraordinary week for interviews and live coverage. All About Jazz chatted with NEA Jazz Master Abdullah Ibrahim, London-based saxophonist Trish Clowes, members of the rock, groove, jazz fusion band Waldo's Gift, emerging organist Matthew Whitaker, and we revisited AAJ's favorite physician... Dr. Um, err... Peter Erskine. Live coverage spanned the globe with Kamasi Washington in Hong Kong, Monty Alexander at The Avalon Theater in Maryland, Ron Carter and many others at the Detroit Jazz Festival, ...

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Read "Optimized!" written by Michael Ricci

Optimizing our pages was the name of the game this week. Google likes smaller pages, ours weren't tiny, so we worked to reduce their size without sacrificing content. In some instances, we reduced page size by 75% which should improve page relevancy and rank—at least that's how the theory goes. We also improved the appearance of both websites on tablets and phones. The most significant change was to the home page's RADIO section. We replaced the bulky Mixcloud ...

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