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NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

The Value Of Merch For Today's Working Artist With Joey Stucky [INTERVIEW]

The Value Of Merch For Today's Working Artist With Joey Stucky [INTERVIEW]

Here award-winning musician, personality, and engineer Joey Stuckey discusses the success of his music and the important role merch plays in branding his act and drawing in valuable revenue. Guest post from Disc Makers Blog Being blind hasn’t stopped Joey Stuckey from living a life of intention, joy, and music-making. He also helps design and sell his merch, ...

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Gary Burton on Larry Bunker

Gary Burton on Larry Bunker

As one of Hollywood's most in-demand percussionists, Larry Bunker recorded hundreds of jazz and soundtrack albums. But always as a sideman. Remarkably, Bunker recorded just one album as a leader: Larry Bunker Quartette: Live at Shelly's Manne-Hole, in December 1963. Recorded first and then picked up by the Vault label in Los Angeles in 1965, the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Mandy Kemp Discusses Musical Roots Of Firecracker EP

Mandy Kemp Discusses Musical Roots Of Firecracker EP

Mandy Kemp is a singer with a passion for classic jazz vibes and unique textures. Recently, she released a new EP titled Firecracker. What’s really special about this release is definitely the fact that she combines her vocal versatility with an evergreen approach to the genre. The six tracks on Firecracker boast a classic feel and ...

NEWS: TECHNOLOGY

Pandora Adds Conversational Voice Mode For All Users 'that sweeps the floor with anything else out there'

Pandora Adds Conversational Voice Mode For All Users 'that sweeps the floor with anything else out there'

This morning, Pandora rolled out Voice Mode for all users. The advanced, conversational voice interface combines voice-recognition and Natural Language Processing with Pandora’s Music Genome Project personalization technology so that users can talk conversationally with Pandora as specific or vague as they want. Pandora is calling Voice Mode “the most advanced, conversational voice interface that sweeps the ...

NEWS: CAREER

Musicians: Getting The Most Out Of A Podcast Interview

Musicians: Getting The Most Out Of A Podcast Interview

As journalists seek out new ways to introduce music to the listening public, many have turned to podcasting. A less formal and often more in depth way of interviewing artists than traditional radio. While certainly a good promotional opportunity for artists, there are some things you should keep in mind before entering the studio. Guest post by ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Interview: Stephanie Nakasian

Interview: Stephanie Nakasian

I came upon Stephanie Nakasian in 2009, shortly after the released of Stephanie Nakasian: Lullaby in Rhythm, A Tribute to June Christy (V.S.O.P.). Few singers were paying much attention to Christy then, and Stephanie did a wonderful job. While she didn't try to channel Christy, she did have a fine sense of Christy's dry exuberance and ...

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Anthony Weller + Herb Pomeroy

Anthony Weller + Herb Pomeroy

Boston trumpeter and educator Herb Pomeroy was known largely for his big band work as a leader and sideman. But in the early 2000s, Pomeroy led a gorgeous, romantic working trio consisting of Pomeroy on trumpet, Anthony Weller on guitar and David Landoni on bass. The group recorded three albums—two live and one in the studio. ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Casey Benjamin: EclectRic Expressionism

Read "Casey Benjamin: EclectRic Expressionism" reviewed by Barbara Ina Frenz

Casey Benjamin aka Stutzmcgee--all-through New Yorker with Caribbean roots, born in 1978--grew up in the borough of Queens in a musical household. Despite economically rough conditions that his mother, a single parent, heroically managed, he started with piano around six, added the alto saxophone around ten, and the vocoder and talk-box around fifteen. At sixteen, he ...

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Interview: Chuck Israels

Interview: Chuck Israels

Bassist Chuck Israels is probably best known for his work in the Bill Evans Trio between 1961 and 1966—a golden, delicate period for Evans. But Chuck also played with Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock, Gary Burton, Hampton, Hawes, Dave Pike, Gerry Mulligan and many other jazz greats. Chuck also has had a vast playing and recording career ...

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Jane Hall: Song in My Heart

Jane Hall: Song in My Heart

Jane Hall's first and only album, With a Song in My Heart, was released in 2017. The album was recorded in the 1980s as a gift to her husband, the great jazz guitarist Jim Hall. I first heard about the recording a couple of weeks ago, when Devra Hall Levy, Jim and Jane's daughter, told me ...