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NEWS: CAREER

5 Band Skills That Can Apply Towards A Career

5 Band Skills That Can Apply Towards A Career

Although popular notions may suggest that holding down an additional job means you've somehow failed to 'make it' in music, this is far from the truth, and many relatively well known artists still maintain some other form of day job. Here we look five band skills that artists can also apply towards a career. Guest post by ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on Harold López-Nussa

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on Harold López-Nussa

This week, StLJN's video spotlight shines on pianist Harold López-Nussa, who will make his St. Louis debut with performances starting this coming Wednesday, October 18 and continuing through Saturday, October 21 at Jazz at the Bistro. Now 34 years old, López-Nussa grew up as part of a musical family in Havana, Cuba. His father, drummer Ruy Francisco ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Grady Tate RIP

Grady Tate RIP

Grady Tate died on Sunday at his home in New York City. He was 85. His wife Vivian said that he had dementia. In demand for years as a drummer, he was encouraged by Peggy Lee to begin singing publicly and launched a new career as a vocalist. Tate’s professional debut was with the organist Wild ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Sinatra in the Studio: 1967

Sinatra in the Studio: 1967

In 1967, Frank Sinatra was in the studio to record Younger Than Springtime. The following clip was part of a TV special, Movin' With Nancy, as in Nancy Sinatra, the singer's daughter. Billy Strange is conducting and Lee Hazelwood is in the control booth. There's something so tender and honest about this clip at a time ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Record Labels Are (Kind Of) Dead. Long Live Label Services!

Record Labels Are (Kind Of) Dead. Long Live Label Services!

As the role and relevance of record labels has changed over time, new opportunities have also emerged in the music business, something which these two ex-major label guys are using to their advantage—and helping out their clients in any way they can along the way. Guest post by Glenn Peoples, Music Insights and Analytics at Pandora from Medium Two ex-major ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Spotify Threatened Researchers Of Upcoming Tell-All Book Not To Reveal Its 'Pirate' Past

Spotify Threatened Researchers Of Upcoming Tell-All Book Not To Reveal Its 'Pirate' Past

An upcoming book, “Spotify Teardown – Inside the Black Box of Streaming Music," aims to tell the company's history including some secrets' that the globe's biggest music streamer would apparently rather not share. A five-person research team, funded by the Swedish Research Council, was tasked with an exhaustive study of Spotify's beginnings and how the streamer works.  Now, ...

NEWS: CAREER

Spotify For Artists Now Offering Stats For All Your Songs

Spotify For Artists Now Offering Stats For All Your Songs

Although Spotify would formerly only provide data on songs with 1000+ streams, the streaming platform is now allowing artists to view listening stats for all their music, along with several other positive changes. Guest post by Chris Robley of DIY Musician You now have access to more streaming data on Spotify. Spotify used to only display data on songs ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Rock Hall Of Fame 2018 Nominees Announced: Radiohead, Eurythmics, Judas Priest, Nina Simone Among 9 First Time Nominees

Rock Hall Of Fame 2018 Nominees Announced: Radiohead, Eurythmics, Judas Priest, Nina Simone Among 9 First Time Nominees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the 19 nominees of its 2018 class overnight. Nine, including Rage Against The Machine, Eurythmics, Judas Priest, Moody Blues and Nina Simone are among nine first time Rock Hall nominees. The complete list of 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees. First time nominees are noted with an ...

NEWS: TECHNOLOGY

How Social Media Acts As Online Word Of Mouth

How Social Media Acts As Online Word Of Mouth

Regardless of age or location, the vast majority of those affiliated with the music industry have in some way participated in a social network, as connections on social media grow to replace some traditional means of communication, its role in word of mouth marketing becomes more important. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Social networks are ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

History of Early Autumn

History of Early Autumn

In 1946, the classically inclined arranger Ralph Burns brought an Impressionist three-part suite to bandleader Woody Herman called Summer Sequence. As Gary Giddens notes in Visions of Jazz, Herman recorded the three parts in September '46, when saxophonist Flip Phillips was the band's chief saxophone soloist. But in the 78 era, three parts of anything were ...


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