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NEWS: RECORDING

Art Blakey: Africaine

Art Blakey: Africaine

Wayne Shorter's first studio album with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers was recorded on November 10, 1959. Two of the six songs on the date were originals by the tenor saxophonist. Then the album sat in the Blue Note vault for 22 years, when it finally was released as Africaine in 1981. We have re-issue ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

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 ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Five Vectors Raises $1M To Connect New Artists with Gaming

Five Vectors Raises $1M To Connect New Artists with Gaming

Five Vectors, a start-up that works with emerging artists to produce music for gaming audiences has raised $1 million in seed funding, led by BITKRAFT Esports Ventures. BITKRAFT has been on a spree of investments in esports-related projects this year including Strafe’s esports hub, Ready’s esports platform, Tonk Tonk Games’ competitive fighting game, as well as new MMO ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Ticketing Exchange Platform Lyte Adds $15M In Funding

Ticketing Exchange Platform Lyte Adds $15M In Funding

San Francisco based ticket exchange platform Lyte has secured $15 million in Series A financing to drive the development of the platform and scale operations. Jackson Square Ventures was joined by Industry Ventures, Accomplice Ventures, and Correlation Ventures to close Lyte’s latest funding round, alongside entertainment and technology industry insiders including Bernie Cahill and Greg Suess’s Activist ...

NEWS: CAREER

Why You Should Focus on Booking Local Gigs

Why You Should Focus on Booking Local Gigs

We all want to move on to big regional, national, or even international tours. But, it’s a mistake to rush into touring too quickly and skip out on booking local gigs. I have always been a believer in starting your career in a central place, like your hometown or a town nearby that would be conducive ...

NEWS: CAREER

Data Metrics for Indie Musicians: What Role Do They Play?

Data Metrics for Indie Musicians: What Role Do They Play?

Thanks to the ubiquity of social media and streaming, artists have been given new ways to reach their audiences at the literal click of a mouse. But these platforms offer artists more than just easy access to fans. Each one harbors a goldmine of data. Guest post by Carter Wilson from Berklee College of Music: Music Business ...

NEWS: CAREER

Bandsintown Launches First-Ever Predictive Touring Charts For Established and Emerging Artists

Bandsintown Launches First-Ever Predictive Touring Charts For Established and Emerging Artists

Bandsintown has launched 24 Worldwide, US and City Live Music Charts that will be published on Bandsintown, Bandsintown for Artists, and Hypebot starting today. The concert discovery platform has also partnered with Billboard to exclusively publish the Billboard + Bandsintown Tour Index, four weekly charts launching later this month. These unique touring charts measure current fan engagement ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Musicians Union Demands Major Increase In Streaming Residuals with SAG-AFTRA Support

Musicians Union Demands Major Increase In Streaming Residuals with SAG-AFTRA Support

Musicians held rallies across the country calling for streaming residuals for music in television and film even as the American Federation of Musicians and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers resumed negotiations this week. "In made-for streaming productions, we get about 25% of what we get from traditional theatrical or TV film production,” said AFM ...

NEWS: CAREER

How To Write A Stand-Out Music Biography, How It Can Help Your Music Career

How To Write A Stand-Out Music Biography, How It Can Help Your Music Career

If you want to make it as an independent artist in the music business, it's important to diversify. One avenue many may not consider is to go into publishing. Not music publishing, but actual publishing of artist bios. Being able to thread the PR needle and craft a well-written bio can do wonders for your career. Guest ...

NEWS: CAREER

10 Types Of Social Media Posts That Incite Engagement

10 Types Of Social Media Posts That Incite Engagement

While building a large following on social media is important to growing you online presence as an artist, engagement is perhaps event more important. Here we look at the ten types of social media postings most likely to lead to engagement. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 When it comes to social media, large follower and ...