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Video Marketing In 2018: Artist's Guide

Video Marketing In 2018: Artist's Guide

The stats on video clearly demonstrate that it's one of the best ways for artists to both engage with their audience and spread their message. Here we look at what artists need to consider in terms of originality and content in order to make their video stand out. By Andrew Jones of Checkered Owl Media from Indie On The Move "Most ...

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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on the L.A. Swing Barons

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on the L.A. Swing Barons

This week, let's take a look at some videos featuring the L.A. Swing Barons, who are coming to St. Louis for a performance presented by the St. Louis Jitterbugs this coming Thursday, June 21 at the Intersect Arts Center. The event is part of an ongoing Thursday night swing dance series sponsored by the Jitterbugs. So far ...

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Music Video Distribution Unlikely To Change Much As Vevo Succumbs To YouTube

Music Video Distribution Unlikely To Change Much As Vevo Succumbs To YouTube

After a long and doomed battle, Vevo has finally thrown up the white flag, shuttering its site and ditching its mobile app, however, the fateful end of this attempt by record labels to compete with YouTube will likely have little impact on music distribution as we know it. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 I wonder ...

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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Cooper-Moore, Joshua Abrams & Hamid Drake

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Cooper-Moore, Joshua Abrams & Hamid Drake

This week, let's check out some videos featuring multi-instrumentalists Cooper-Moore, Joshua Abrams, and Hamid Drake, who will be teaming up for a show presented by New Music Circle next Saturday, May 26 at Off Broadway. All three are veterans of the international creative music scene who have performed in St. Louis previously in different ensembles. Most recently, Drake ...

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Four New Videos: Sarah Vaughan

Four New Videos: Sarah Vaughan

It's not the anniversary of Sarah Vaughan's birth or death. I just felt like listening to Sassy yesterday and figured you would, too. She's perfect for Friday. Here are four recent additions to YouTube of the Divine One performing: Here's an hour of Vaughan performing at Berliner Jazztage, a German jazz festival, in 1969... Here's Vaughan and Joe ...

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George Martin's Iconic AIR Studios For Sale [VIDEO TOUR]

George Martin's Iconic AIR Studios For Sale [VIDEO TOUR]

London’s world-famous AIR Studios is up for sale. Founded by the late Sir George Martin in 1969, the studio, which has been located inside a converted church in Hampstead, North London since 1991, has hosted some of the biggest names in music from Sir Paul McCartney and Adele to David Gilmour, George Michael, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Liam Gallagher, and U2. Of ...

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Videos: Sacha Distel Duets

Videos: Sacha Distel Duets

In the 1960s, one of France's biggest heartthrobs was Sacha Distel. A TV variety-show host with movie-star looks and a gentle, romantic persona, Distel seemed to melt the hearts of female singers who appeared with him. As one French singer from that era told me recently, “Sacha was impossibly handsome," which she followed with a sigh. Like ...

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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on the John Scofield Joe Lovano Quartet

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on the John Scofield Joe Lovano Quartet

Today, StLJN's video spotlight shines on the John Scofield Joe Lovano Quartet, who will be in St. Louis to perform starting next Wednesday, April 25 through Saturday, April 28 at Jazz at the Bistro. In terms of both popularity and musical accomplishments, both Scofield and Lovano rank in the upper echelon of current jazz players on their ...

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Four Videos: Elek Bacsik

Four Videos: Elek Bacsik

Elek Bacsik was a Hungarian Gypsy jazz guitarist who today is virtually unknown. The cousin of Django Reinhardt, Bacsik was born in 1926 and began playing the violin at age 4. After studying at the Budapest Conservatory in the '40s, he taught himself the guitar, playing Gypsy and classical music. In the post-war 1940s, he left ...

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Promoting New Music Via YouTube Videos

Promoting New Music Via YouTube Videos

In this piece DIY artist and entrepreneur Eleanor Dubinsky details the importance of frequent video content and how it can be utilized to effectively promote new music to fans.  Guest post by Brad of DIY Musician How Eleanor Dubinsky spans genres, crosses borders, and communicates it all through video(s). Eleanor Dubinsky didn’t start creating her new album Soft Spot of ...