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Brand USA, Spotify Partner To Reverse Trump Era International Tourism Decline

Brand USA, Spotify Partner To Reverse Trump Era International Tourism Decline

Trump's effort to limit visas and derogatory comments about foreigners has led to a drop in international tourism to the US of 10% or more. Brand USA hopes to use music and a partnership with Spotify to reverse the decline. Brand USA has announced that it will partner with Spotify to launch Hear the Music, Experience the USA, an integrated marketing campaign ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Bob Dorough Is Gone

Bob Dorough Is Gone

Word has arrived that Bob Dorough died today at his home in Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania. He was 94. Dorough’s greatest fame in popular culture stemmed from his central role in the enormously successful television series Schoolhouse Rock. The program informed and entertained children, and many adults, from 1973 to 1985. Within the jazz community, Dorough was a beloved ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jim McNeely: Barefoot Dances

Jim McNeely: Barefoot Dances

Jim McNeely is among the most interesting jazz composer-arrangers and pianists around today. He always thinks big and fresh when it comes to his writing, and he plays a gorgeous, sensitive piano. His latest album, Barefoot Dancers and Other Visions (Planet Arts), is an original seven-part suite that he arranged and conducted in 2014 with the ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Solo piano artistry - and then some

Solo piano artistry - and then some

Pianist Bobby van Deusen is a master of the keyboard, blessed with an astonishing musical range in terms of genres, sound dynamics and sheer artistry. And those elements were all on display on Friday, April 20 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice. The Philadelphia native, now based in the Florida Panhandle, is best known for his ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Capitol Music Group Launches Music Innovation Center

Capitol Music Group Launches Music Innovation Center

Capitol Music Group, has launched the Capitol Innovation Center to help drive future innovation in music and the music industry.  Housed in the iconic Capitol Tower in Hollywood, it will house a collaborative workspace and songwriting studio aimed at fostering innovative ideas, bridging the gap between content creators and the tech community, and developing the next generation ...

NEWS: CAREER

Google Services: Your Band's Best Friend

Google Services: Your Band's Best Friend

Free and available to everyone, Google services are fantastic resources for running your band's business. Here we look at thirteen of these services and how the can be used to help your band's career. Guest post from the Legit Musician One of your band’s best friends should be Google services. They offer lots of free resources that can ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

How Music Journalists Deal With All Those Albums – One Writer’s Process

How Music Journalists Deal With All Those Albums – One Writer’s Process

Sending music has now become so easy that music writers are constantly inundated with a constant deluge of new albums to listen to. Here we go behind the scenes to look at one writers process for dealing with so much material. Guest post by music journalist Adam Bernard  Back in the days of physical album mailings, opening your mailbox ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

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 ...

NEWS: CAREER

Getting Your Songs On More Spotify Playlists

Getting Your Songs On More Spotify Playlists

With streaming becoming the dominant form of music consumption, landing one of tracks on an official Spotify playlist has become the white whale of many artists. Here we look at some steps to follow in order to increase your chance of landing a coveted playlist slot. Guest post by Angela Mastrogiacomo, founder and CEO of Muddy Paw PR and Infectious Magazine Gaining ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

ASCAP Paid Songwriters, Music Publishers More Than $1B For First Time In 2017

ASCAP Paid Songwriters, Music Publishers More Than $1B For First Time In 2017

ASCAP announced record revenues and distributions of $1.14 billion in 2017. After 11% operating expenses this marks the first time that the 660,000 members of the performing rights organization have split revenue in excess of $1 billion. ASCAP is distributing $1.007 billion to its songwriter, composer and music publisher members. Total ASCAP revenues increased by 8^ and ...