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Beyond The Video: Fan Engagement On YouTube

Beyond The Video: Fan Engagement On YouTube

While many artist's focus on YouTube's ability to deliver music and videos to their fans, the video sharing platform has a plethora of other offerings beyond this that can be invaluable resources for keeping your fanbase up to date on your activity, as well as gaining the attention of channels an communities that mesh well with ...

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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: "Shake It" with The New Mastersounds

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: "Shake It" with The New Mastersounds

This week, we're checking out some videos featuring The New Mastersounds, who will be coming to St. Louis to perform next Saturday, October 19 at the Atomic Cowboy Pavilion. A funk/jazz quartet with a stripped-down sound that's been compared to the Meters, Booker T and the MGs, and St. Louis' own Grant Green, The New Mastersounds- guitarist ...

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Five Videos: Duke Ellington

Five Videos: Duke Ellington

The rise of swing and jazz's sophisticated elegance starts with Duke Ellington. His first recordings were with Wilbur Sweatman and His Acme Syncopators in August 1924. His first leadership 78 was recorded in November of that year, billed as the Washingtonians. His first Columbia recording came in March 1927, with East St. Louis Toodle-oo, Hop Head ...

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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on Artemis

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on Artemis

This week, let's take a look at some videos featuring members of Artemis, the all-star, all-woman band who are coming to St. Louis to perform starting next Wednesday, October 9 through Sunday, October 13 at Jazz St. Louis. Named for the Greek goddess of wilderness and the hunt, Artemis was convened by pianist Renee Rosnes and features ...

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5 Major Promotion Opportunities To Consider When Releasing Your New Music Video

5 Major Promotion Opportunities To Consider When Releasing Your New Music Video

As navigation of the video marketing landscape becomes increasingly difficult, more and more artists are running into challenges successfully launching music videos or other types of visual PR. Here we look at five resources that can make all the difference in making your marketing campaign a success. Guest post by Andy Gesner of HipVideoPromo For almost two decades, ...

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New Videos: Oscar Peterson

New Videos: Oscar Peterson

Last week, Mattias Nilsson in Sweden sent along four links to new videos of pianist Oscar Peterson in action on TV in Sweden, Canada and the U.S. The Dick Cavett Show appearance has been featured at JazzWax, but this is a fresh print with better sound. Here's OP putting on a spectacular show... Here's Oscar Peterson in ...

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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on Ben LaMar Gay

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on Ben LaMar Gay

This week, let's take a look at some videos featuring Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist Ben LaMar Gay, who's coming to St. Louis to perform in a concert presented by New Music Circle on Saturday, October 5 at Off Broadway. While Gay has been working in Chicago's busy improvised music scene for a while, he gained a new level of ...

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Robbie Robertson. Ringo Starr Play ‘The Weight’ With Musicians On Five Continents [VIDEO]

Robbie Robertson. Ringo Starr Play ‘The Weight’ With Musicians On Five Continents [VIDEO]

Robbie Robertson, the co-founder of The Band and Ringo Starr have joined forces with Playing For Change, a grassroots multimedia music project dedicated to “inspiring and connecting the world through music,” for an epic, global rendition of The Bands' song “The Weight.” Born in 2002 as a shared vision between co-founders, Mark Johnson and Whitney Kroenke, to ...

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Six Videos: Big-Band Gillespie

Six Videos: Big-Band Gillespie

From his earliest days in the trumpet sections of big bands led by Teddy Hill, Cab Calloway, Les Hite, Lucky Millinder and Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie wanted to front an orchestra of his own. His first shot came in 1946 when he recorded for Musicraft and played New York cubs. His bebop band continued into 1947, ...

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Four Lee Morgan Videos

Four Lee Morgan Videos

Lee Morgan was a fluid burner. His trumpet could be fleshy and warm on ballads and sharp and darting on up-tempo songs. His staccato-like lines grabbed your attention, but he resisted making the instrument sizzle by pouring too much heat into his notes. His edge was an ingredient, not a means to and end. Here's Lee ...