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Silkroad has announced its newly-launched collaboration with The FreshGrass Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, supporting, and celebrating innovative grassroots music. As the first pillar partner of Silkroad’s The American Railroad, FreshGrass will advise on program and fund development, contribute to artistic components, and provide space and resources to further the creation of the full body of work. “We are thrilled to welcome The FreshGrass Foundation on this journey to understand our country’s history and celebrate the diversity that has created American identity,” said Silkroad’s Artistic Director Rhiannon Giddens. “This partnership will allow us to grow the scope and impact of The […]

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As the pandemic continues to change the way professional musicians, engineers, and producers collaborate, record, and mix, many have embraced remote recording and collaboration using Sessionwire as a way to keep projects on track. And it appears that, for most, remote recording and collaboration is a workflow that will remain in place even after the pandemic ends. “I’ve been using Sessionwire to stay connected to my studio while traveling, even mixing remotely on the analog console and outboard gear in my mix room,” says Nashville-based producer, engineer, and musician David Kalmusky. “I’ve also been doing remote guitar overdub sessions for […]

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Brandon Davis has exploded on TikTok with 1.5 million followers and 10.8 million likes as a result of the songwriting videos that he began creating after a near-death experience that inspired him to pursue his passions and live life to the fullest. Now, he’s the latest artist to be signed to Nashville-based label, artist development and publishing company Big Yellow Dog Music. Davis has released his first song via Big Yellow Dog Music — “The Kitchen.” Listen to “The Kitchen,” here: fanlink.to/TheKitchen Written entirely by Davis, “The Kitchen” is a product of his wife’s encouragement. After a near-death experience from a […]

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Get inspired by some of the most powerful women in the music business. Join ASCAP next Wednesday for Women Behind the Music: Homecoming Edition, a celebration of women HBCU grads who have gone on to great things in the music industry, hosted by ASCAP’s own SVP of Membership Nicole George-Middleton. You’ll get to know three incredible women whose talent, drive and passion have powered some of today’s most popular music. Hear their unique stories of rising to the top of their class in a male-dominated industry, and the lessons they learned along the way. In honor of Homecoming month, they’ll also […]

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In September, AXS-TV announced programming of a collection of acclaimed documentaries in the new Into the Spotlight: True Stories of Music’s Unsung Heroes weekly special event—airing every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, which started September 29. AXS TV is a general entertainment cable television network that is carried by the major operators and providers. It’s a partnership between Anthem Sports and Entertainment, network founder Mark Cuban, and Anschutz Entertainment Group. This decade I’m personally delighted by the constant slew of new music documentaries being developed and existing product acquired for broadcast on cable television and streaming services: catalog products, […]

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By Mike Cidoni Lennox & Chris May (hardcover) $35.00 This biography of one of the most enduring and endeared recording artists in history—the Carpenters—is told for the first time from the perspective of Richard Carpenter, through more than 100 hours of exclusive interviews and some 200 photographs from the artist’s personal archive, many never published. This nicely illustrated book takes you through the multimillion-selling, Grammy-winning duo’s formative years right up through their 1970s stardom and Karen’s unfortunate end.

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Guitar Center has announced Fall Guitar-A-Thon 2021, the company’s twice-yearly marquee guitar event where musicians can find special sales on the latest guitars, amps, gear, and accessories online and in stores nationwide from now through October 27. The entire range of guitarists – from beginners to professionals – can also get great deals on repairs and modifications of their favorite instruments. To kick off the most anticipated guitar sale of the year in rock and roll style, Guitar Center has partnered with legendary multi-platinum artist and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Jett to encourage more musicians to […]

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Reservoir Media, Inc., an award-winning independent music company, has announced the signing of singer-songwriter Madison McFerrin to a worldwide publishing deal that includes her entire catalog and future works. Based in Brooklyn, McFerrin has released two EPs thus far, with The New York Times praising her “wonderful vocal dexterity, deftly swerving from sharp, clearly enunciated staccato bursts to fluttery, free-form melismata.” McFerrin’s 2019 a cappella EP series, Finding Foundations, inspired Questlove to dub her sound “soul-appella.” Her follow up, You + I, expanded upon her a cappella sound, pairing her timeless voice with modern production. Since its release in December 2019, You + I continues to impress listeners, with The […]

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 JBL has announced the immediate availability of the JBL PRX ONE. The JBL PRX ONE all-in-one powered column PA features an acoustically optimized column array featuring a 7-channel digital mixer, a full suite of professional DSP, class-leading audio connectivity, Bluetooth functionality and JBL Pro Connect universal app control.   Key Features: • Superior Acoustic Performance – 2000W with clarity, low bass (35Hz), superior output (130dB), 130° x 40° dispersion • JBL A.I.M. Acoustic Technology – (Array Inumbration Mechanics) geometrically optimized array-shading technology provides controlled, consistent front-to-back coverage • Extensive I/O – 7-channel digital mixer with 4 XLR combo jacks, phantom power, Hi-Z, BT audio • […]

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The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) announced that Simply Royalties and Verifi Media have joined its Data Quality Initiative (DQI) Partner Program, partnerships that will make it easier for each company’s customers to participate in the DQI and check the accuracy of their musical works data with that listed in The MLC’s database. With the new additions, The MLC now has seven music data companies onboarded as official DQI partners. The MLC continues to emphasize the importance of data accuracy with its Members now that the organization is distributing digital audio mechanical royalties on a monthly basis, and the DQI […]

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