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Wanted: Jazz Album Liner Notes

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By MICHAEL RICCI
January 11, 2023
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All About Jazz is collaborating with musicians and record labels to publish album liner notes, past and present. For musicians and record labels, it's creative and effective way to promote a new, reissued or past album release. For authors, it's a way to promote your writing services. Our Liner Notes pages are optimized for search engines and include the following elements: the album name, the album cover art, the complete text, the track listing, the personnel, the ...

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Song of the Week 2022 Roundup

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By MICHAEL RICCI
December 28, 2022
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Song of the Week became a fixture in the All About Jazz weekly newsletter back in July. The tunes—selected from our Song of the Day submissions—are part of an open submission process that we encourage musicians, publicists and record labels to take advantage of. Songs can be uploaded here. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the Spotify playlist. Daliaby Alessandro Di Liberto Artifact by Kate Wyatt

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Poll Winners 2022

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By MICHAEL RICCI
December 12, 2022
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We wrapped up our 2022 Readers' Polls last week. Topping the lists in their respective categories were: Elvin Jones, Jack DeJohnette, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny and Jimmy Smith. 2022 Categories Favorite Hammond B-3 Organists Favorite Living Jazz Guitarists Favorite Living Jazz Pianists Favorite Living Jazz Bassists Favorite Living Jazz Drummers Favorite Legacy Jazz Drummers Look for the following polls in 2023: Living and Legacy Vocalists, Legacy Pianists, Trombonists, Legacy and Living Trumpet Players, and ...

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Jazz Influencers

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By MICHAEL RICCI
November 16, 2022
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We're on a quest to identify jazz's most influential musicians and we began gathering the data two years ago when we quietly released a feature where musicians could select influencers (from their musician page). We figured it would be a fun way to use our technology to identify jazz's influencers to further promote discovery within the music. You can view the up-to-the-minute results here. Our goal is to spread the word to all working jazz musicians (worldwide) and encourage them ...

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Jazz Walk-Up Music

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By MICHAEL RICCI
November 8, 2022
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Congratulations to the Houston Astros who topped AAJ's Team, the Philadelphia Phillies, in this year's World Series. As a Fightins fan, it was a wild ride through the playoffs resulting in four weeks of nail-biting finishes. In the spirit of the game, we thought it would be fun to create a jazz “walk-up" playlist. For those unfamiliar with the game of baseball, a walk-up song is what is played as a batter approaches home plate. So let's ...

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AAJ Merch

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By MICHAEL RICCI
October 17, 2022
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The only jazz website with a theme song will soon have its very own line of quality merchandise. We took our cool new logo and created a line of “I'm All About Jazz" t-shirts, mugs, hoodies, beverage huggers, and more. We haven't a clue about demand, so if you're interested in any of the items below (for yourself or as a gift), please click this link. It will simply let us know “you're interested" so we can anticipate demand and ...

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One click contest entry / sign in tips

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By MICHAEL RICCI
September 29, 2022
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We posted this in last week's newsletter...There are many ways to show your support of All About Jazz and one of the easiest and with the biggest payoff is by entering our contest giveaways. Our Mosaic Records prize is valued at $120 and is a limited edition collector's item. What self-respecting jazz fan wouldn't want a Freddie Hubbard box set? And all it takes is one click, right here. So click hard, click soft... we don't care, just click. You'll ...

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Reporting Political Ads

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By MICHAEL RICCI
September 17, 2022
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I can't believe I have to waste blog space on this, but here goes... All About Jazz blocks certain ad types from appearing on our website (see the screenshot of blocked categories below). Ads when purchased, are supposed to be labeled by category. In my area, Mehmet Oz's supporters are mislabeling their political ads to gain entry onto websites like AAJ. Our ad partner, AdThrive, has made internal adjustments to block the Oz ads from appearing on All About Jazz ...

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Just Plain Super

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By MICHAEL RICCI
September 10, 2022
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We scour the earth in search of jazz fans who we deem special... ok, super. This month, we found Abe Goldstien. Abe is a big-time fan, presents a jazz series at Caspe Terrace in Des Moines, Iowa, and is a fine accordion player. You can read Abe's jazz story here. If you have a friend or family member who fits the bill of a jazz super fan, contact Andrea and Tessa. Who knows, they may feature them too!Read ...

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Super News 2.0

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By MICHAEL RICCI
August 9, 2022
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Dear AAJer, We have some exciting news to share about an upgrade to our Press Release Posting & Distribution service. We're talking significant improvements that have already delivered profound results. Please read on for the highlights and as always, thank you for valuing our service. Lead photo insertion Over the years, All About Jazz has added a lead photo to announcements on behalf of our customers. I'm sure you've noticed once or twice that ...

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