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7 Important Video Metrics For Measuring Your Content's Success

7 Important Video Metrics For Measuring Your Content's Success

When determining whether or not your video content is hitting home, there are some important metrics to pay attention to beyond just the view count, such as audience retention, subscribers, and where viewers are coming from. Guest post by Alexandra Kennedy of the Symphonic Blog In order to effectively manage your YouTube channel as an artist, it’s important to look beyond ...

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Three Videos of Stan Getz

Three Videos of Stan Getz

When Stan Getz is playing, I can't stop listening. No really, I can't stop him mid-track. His sound is so potent and hypnotic that I have to leave him on. Yesterday, the phone was ringing while I was listening to Stan Getz at Storyville. I let the call go to voicemail when I should have answered ...

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Two More Sax-Section Albums

Two More Sax-Section Albums

I melt at the sound of a swinging reed section. But I don't keep the swooning to myself. As readers know, I routinely add to our list below of reed-centric albums that I've posted about. Today, I'm letting you know about two more—Frank Tiberi's 4 Brothers 7 (Jazzed Media), released last year, and John Williams' Baritone ...

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Video: Sonny Rollins, 1968

Video: Sonny Rollins, 1968

Authorship of the jazz standard Four has always been in question. Miles Davis was the first to record the song in 1954 and has the sole writing credit. But it has long been argued by jazz writers that Eddie “Cleanhead" Vinson wrote the song, along with Tune Up, and loaned them to Davis to record. Somehow ...

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Videos: Freewheeling Peggy Lee

Videos: Freewheeling Peggy Lee

When Peggy Lee wasn't stuffed into elaborate ball gowns with cinched waists and forced to appear on TV with a glazed, ice- queen expression, she could be downright soulful and bluesy. Personally, I never cared much for Fever or any of the other hyper-stylized slow-burn songs that turned Lee into an emotionless caricature of herself. I much ...

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Sonny Rollins: Koenig's Leaders

Sonny Rollins: Koenig's Leaders

Yesterday afternoon I spoke at length with Sonny Rollins. We talk fairly regularly by phone, and this time we spoke about a wide range of career topics, from his time in India to his visits to the West Coast, where he recorded two remarkable albums for Contemporary Records in 1957 and '58. On his first trip ...

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Teddy Wilson: Jan. 1, 1955

Teddy Wilson: Jan. 1, 1955

Sixty-three years ago, on New Year's Day in 1955, pianist Teddy Wilson, bassist Milt Hinton and drummer Jo Jones went into a studio for Norgran Records and recorded The Creative Teddy Wilson, a 7-inch 45-rpm set. The tracks were soon reissued on Verve as a 12-inch LP called Teddy Wilson: For Quiet Lovers. You'll find it at ...

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Video: Cannonball in 1958

Video: Cannonball in 1958

On May 7, 1958, alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley appeared on an NBC-TV broadcast called The Subject Is Bop. He was part of the Billy Taylor All-Stars. The show was hosted by Gilbert Seldes, a music writer and critic who each week showcased a different jazz style illustrated by different guests. In the case of Adderley, he's ...

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NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

12 Videos of Christmas

12 Videos of Christmas

Television has always done a blissful job of capturing the warm, kind spirit of the holiday season. Over the decades, twinkly TV specials with popular singers and sugary sets have showered viewers with music and post-card imagery. No matter your background or religion, these shows had a way of reminding everyone that goodness was a universal ...