Thriving In The Landscape of Indie Jazz

In this piece, Surma Munyar looks at the music industry through the lens of indie jazz, and how streaming successes and the loyalty of individual fans have allowed such a. Continue reading

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Miles Davis’ ‘Kind Of Blue’ Was Released 60 Years Ago This Week

Sixty years after the release of one of the most iconic albums of all time, we look back on the legacy of Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, and the cultural. Continue reading

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Can Jazz Help You Be More Organized?

In this piece Jazz saxophonist Mike Casey explain the concept of mental flow in his music, and how getting into a deep zone of focus can positively impact both compositional. Continue reading

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CHANGES @ UMG Publishing • Berklee College Of Music • Music Biz Awards • Radar • Warner/Chappell • VH1 • BMG

Universal Music Publishing has appointed Luke McGrellis as VP creative. He joins from Sony/ATV UK where he was A&R director and signed Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith.

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The Future Of Transparency In The Music Business

The process by which music royalties are determined has always been a convoluted one, but the rise of the web has made it even more complex, while simultaneously increasing the demand for more. Continue reading

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Bandzoogle Partners With AllAboutJazz

[UPDATED] Bandzoogle has partnered with top rated online jazz destination All About Jazz to promote the DIY musician website, marketing and sales platform to the 65,000 musicians who have created profiles on AAJ. “Bandzoogle is. Continue reading

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DIY Jazz Artist Carsie Blanton Shifts Sound To Seduce Listeners On Kickstarter

Ian Anderson is the co-author of "100 Music Kickstarters to Learn From" on LaunchAndRelease.com. 75% of all music Kickstarters raise less than $10,000, according to Kickstarter. Carsie Blanton raised $9,232. Continue reading

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A Place For Jazz: Moving Beyond Audience Development

A discussion broke out on the web about building audiences for jazz.  It began at the Huffington Post (with a blogged prelude elsewhere) and continued on NPR at A Blog. Continue reading

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