Monday, July 23, 2018

Listen to "Still Is The Night" by Francis Anderson (((AUDIO)))

A romantic cosmic jazz odyssey distilling the dizzying sensation of falling in love and feeling simultaneously grounded and flung into spiraling orbit. A portrait of a beautiful face seen briefly in full focus and now blurred by the constant motion of infatuation and attraction.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Over 15+ Ways Musicians Can Make Money $$$

One of the biggest challenges facing musicians is generating income. Gone are the days when a band could rely solely on music sales and touring to earn a living.

Part of the reality of being a working musician today is the need to diversify your revenue streams. Although sales of recorded music have gone down significantly in recent years, there are new sources of income available to musicians.

A mix of traditional and more modern income streams can help today’s musicians earn a living. Here’s a list of 18 ways to generate revenue for your music career...

Saturday, July 21, 2018

EVENT: 7/28/18 - 7/29/18 23rd Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival

Start Date: July 28, 2018
End Date: July 29, 2018
Time: 11:00 am To 7:00 pm

Location:Central Avenue Jazz Park, Between King Blvd. & Vernon Avenue, Los AngelesWebsite:
Legendary artists Betty Bryant and the Pete Escovedo Orchestra are among the dozens of performers taking the stage at the 23rd Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival July 28-29. For more than two decades, the FREE music festival has been a staple for the South Los Angeles community, celebrating the region’s rich cultural past and turning the spotlight on what was once considered the heart of the Jazz scene.

Held along Central Avenue between King Boulevard and Vernon Avenue, the citywide signature event features back-to-back concerts from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on three stages. This year’s lineup includes a wide array of musicians, including performances by TC Carson, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Harvey Mason Chameleon Band, Pete Escovedo Orchestra, Betty Bryant, Ernie Andrews, Mark de Clive-Lowe and more.

See the Complete Schedule of Performances Here!

“For this festival, we wanted to...

Major vs Indie: The Pros & Cons of Record Deals

As the recording industry continues to battle against the steady decline of physical album sales, and now steady decline in digital album sales, it can be difficult as an independent musician to determine the best path to take for long-term growth and success.

Ultimately this crossroads is met with three separate avenues:
  1. DIY (Do It Yourself)
  2. Independent Label
  3. Major Label
There are pros and cons to each avenue, which should be weighed carefully against what type of musician / band you are and how you expect to see growth.

Friday, July 20, 2018

How To Find Jobs as a Musician

Session work is one of the steadiest ways to earn a living as a musician. The work is often flexible, so you can schedule it around your other projects as you see fit.

Whether you’re a guitarist, drummer, singer, or play a different instrument, as a session musician you’ll be hired to play your instrument for studio sessions, live shows, and tours for either a percentage of the profits or a flat fee.

Here are some ways to help you find work as a session musician...

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