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  • Musicians are the least well-funded body in the music industry?

    09/15/2017 10:32:11 AM PDT · by Logicbox · 15 replies
    Steemit ^ | 15th of Sept 2017 | Ma2ice
    It's funny how most people come to the conclusion musicians are the least funded in the music industry or the general consensus is focused on music artists receiving support. This is so far from the truth as people sometimes forget about the music writers and bloggers. It's like they do not even exist. Though in actual fact they pour a tremendous amount of creativity into their art, just like the musicians and even more so at times.
  • Exclusive Q&A With Donny Gruendler, President at Musicians Institute

    07/13/2017 10:17:40 AM PDT · by Logicbox
    Britznbeatz ^ | July 11, 2017 | Lucy Lerner
    The prestigious Musicians Institute, which was established in 1977 has built on the idea that musicians should teach and learn from other musicians. It is launching online courses for the first time this month which means musicians can now get access to these musical legend lead courses absolutely anywhere in the world. Donny Gruendler, the LA-based President at Musicians Institute and someone who has been in the music industry for many years tells us more about the courses and his very interesting and versatile musical background.
  • 100 Artists Sign Guitar for Planned Parenthood - Michael Stipe, Florence Welch, Feist, and More

    04/19/2017 6:49:56 AM PDT · by Morgana · 78 replies ^ | April 19, 2017 | Christopher Roberts
    Over 100 artists have signed an acoustic guitar for Planned Parenthood and for $10 you can buy a drawing ticket to enter to win the guitar. Among the artists to sign it are R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe, Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine, Feist, Fred Armisen, Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein, Mac DeMarco, Lady Gaga, Arctic Monkey's Alex Turner, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, The National's Matt Berninger, Perfume Genius, The War on Drugs' Adam Granduciel, Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry, Tom Petty, Andrew Bird, Queens of the Stone Age, Ryan Adams, Katy Perry, Ty Segall, Luna's Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips,...
  • Guitarist known as J. Geils found dead in Massachusetts home

    04/11/2017 4:46:17 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 162 replies
    WCBV ^ | 11 April 17
    GROTON, Massachusetts — 5 Investigates has learned John Warren Geils Jr., the artist known professionally as J. Geils and part of the rock group The J. Geils Band, was found dead in his Groton, Massachusetts home. He was 71. Geils and the band are best known for their album, "Freeze Frame" and the song "Centerfold," which hit No. 1 for six weeks. Geils formed the band during his time at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he studied mechanical engineering. At Worcester, he formed J. Geils Blues Band with Danny Klein, Magic Dick Salwitz, Stephen Jo Bladd, and Peter Wolf, with Seth...
  • Dying art: Churches struggling to find organists

    04/09/2017 4:10:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 88 replies
    Aletelia ^ | April 8, 2017 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    From The Baltimore Sun:  When the longtime organist at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Havre de Grace announced her retirement last fall, the leaders of the small 200-year-old congregation faced a bigger challenge than they knew.Music — particularly the music of the organ — is central to the life of the church. Members say the instrument’s rich sounds complement their liturgy, inspire congregational singing and even seem to invite the Holy Spirit into their presence.But a six-month search has turned up just one potential applicant. Church leaders are trying every new strategy they can think of to get things...
  • To keep their artists, cities explore affordable housing

    02/26/2017 4:28:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Watertown Daily Times ^ | February 26, 2017 |
    NEW ORLEANS — At 75, Deacon John Moore considers himself one of the lucky ones: The scion of three generations of music-making Creoles, he’s been able to sustain himself with his guitar, raise a family, buy a house. Most other musicians here, he says, aren’t so fortunate. He’s tooling around the streets of Treme — one of the nation’s oldest black neighborhoods and the birthplace of jazz — in his ancient Volvo, pointing out all the gentrified houses, the ones with the jacked up rents. Everybody wants to live here now, he said. New Orleans is enjoying a renaissance 12...
  • Musicians ask Trump for money help after Grammys bashing

    02/13/2017 6:50:54 AM PST · by Cheerio · 68 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/13/17 | Joel Gehrke
    President Trump's political opponents in the music industry would like his help in at least one regard: The laws that govern who makes money off of music. "The Recording Academy, together with America's music makers, call on the president and Congress to help keep the music playing by updating music laws, protecting music education, and renewing America's commitment to the arts," Neil Portnow, the president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, said during the 2017 Grammy Awards Sunday night. The appeal demonstrated how the business side of the music industry will have to grapple with the reality...
  • Bruce Springsteen Goes Full Dixie Chick: Declares ‘We Are the New American Resistance’

    01/22/2017 12:15:04 PM PST · by drewh · 104 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 22nd, 2017 1:41 pm | Kristinn Taylor
    Democratic Party rock singer Bruce Springsteen spoke out against President Donald Trump at a concert in Perth, Australia on Sunday, declaring, “We are the new American resistance.” The show was the opening night of Springsteen and his E Street Band’s ‘Summer 2017’ tour of Australia and New Zealand. View image on Twitter View image on Twitter Follow Dave Clark @DaveClarkTV #Springsteen smashed it! The seats were pretty good too #Perth 10:36 AM - 22 Jan 2017 3 3 Retweets 64 64 likes Springsteen, who has become a Democratic Party shill, playing campaign concerts for every Democratic presidential campaign since 2004...
  • Chorus of Celebrities Gushing Over President Obama as he Give his Farewell Speech <barf alert>

    01/11/2017 5:36:49 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 38 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 01/11/17 | Jennifer Newton
    While Barack Obama delivered his final address as president, celebrities were gushing with heartfelt tributes. Many took to Twitter where record producer Russell Simmons posted a sweet snap of Obama posing for a selfie with two young black boys. He then wrote: 'President Obama, because of you "those brown kids" know that they too can one day be President of the U.S. #ObamaAndKids #ObamaFarewell' Meanwhile other celebrities wrote about how much they enjoyed the speech, with some pleading for Obama be allowed to stay on in the White House.
  • The entertainment elite’s Inaugural boycott will backfire — again

    12/27/2016 9:29:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 26, 2016 | Karol Markowicz
    Few performers seem willing to step up and entertain the country when the new president is sworn in on Jan. 20. With the news last week that opera singer Andrea Bocelli had bowed to pressure and dropped out of the Inauguration Day concert, and with a member of the Rockettes leading a social-media rebellion against performing for the president, Kid Rock is currently the biggest name scheduled to appear. And liberals are giddy. Because they still don’t get it. Robert Reich, Bill Clinton’s labor secretary who has transformed himself into the Michael Moore of Facebook, is promoting something called the...
  • Donald Trump Makes War on Celebrities

    12/23/2016 7:44:21 PM PST · by drewh · 70 replies
    The Atlantic Magazine ^ | December 23 2016 10:09 pt | SPENCER KORNHABER
    The Celebrity Apprentice president’s latest PR problem is celebrities. For weeks, reports have indicated that his inauguration team has had trouble booking any star performers: “They are willing to pay anything,” one talent representative reportedly told TheWrap after being approached by Trump’s people. The president-elect’s camp have denied that’s the case, but Elton John, Celine Dion, and KISS are among those who’ve publicly rejected rumors that they’d play the swearing-in celebrations; right now, the confirmed lineup of recognizable performers is the 16-year-old America’s Got Talent contestant Jackie Evancho, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and the Rockettes. Last night, Trump seemed to...
  • Blondie - Heart of Glass

    12/23/2016 6:38:23 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 67 replies
    Great song by Blondie.
  • Democrats Planning Alternate 'We The People' Mega-Concert For Inauguration Day

    12/23/2016 3:56:38 PM PST · by drewh · 68 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Dec 23, 2016 11:00 | Christine Rousselle
    While there are few actually confirmed details as of now, there's apparently a massive, star-studded "We The People" concert being planned for Miami on the day of Donald Trump's inauguration. The idea is to counter Trump's inauguration and garner higher television ratings than the swearing-in. Normally, the presidential inaugurals carry several a-list acts, but Trump has had issues booking artists to perform. So far, the only confirmed acts are Jackie Evancho (singing the National Anthem), the Rockettes, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Rumored artists include Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Elton John. [...]To add insult to injury, concert...
  • Mormon Choir On Trump Inauguration: We Will Perform Despite Opposition

    12/23/2016 3:37:17 PM PST · by drewh · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3:42 PM 12/23/2016 | KATIE JERKOVICH
    Pressure is mounting on the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir to not perform at president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony in January, but the choir is not backing down. In a Friday statement to The Daily Caller, the choir responded to an online petition that wants to the choir not to sing at Trump’s inauguration. The statement said while the group has received “mixed reactions,” it will still perform for the 58th Inauguration in Washington, D.C. just as it has done in the past. (RELATED: Mormon Tabernacle Choir Agrees To Perform At Trump Inauguration) The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and church leaders sing...
  • Beach Boys Can't Decide On Whether They'll Perform At Trump Presidential Inauguration

    12/23/2016 4:32:17 PM PST · by drewh · 64 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Friday, December 23, 2016, 9:27 | Nicole Bittete
    God only knows if The Beach Boys will perform at Donald Trump's inauguration. The rock band still has not decided if they will perform at the presidential event on Jan. 20, according to People. A rep for the "God only Knows" musicians — once labeled "America's Band" by former president Ronald Reagan — said the group was definitely asked by Trump to perform at the event, People reported. However, they haven't made up their minds. Rockettes slated to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration John Legend posted a sweet snap with his wife Chrissy Teigen and their baby Luna with a...
  • Donald Trump struggling to secure talent to perform at inauguration

    12/22/2016 1:00:59 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 22, 2016 | Blanche Johnson
    Getting singers for Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20th is turning out to be harder than it was to fill his Cabinet. The only confirmed talent so far are 16-year-old "America’s Got Talent" 2010 runner-up Jackie Evancho and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. "Who?" you say? Exactly. Many performers -- some who have been asked, others who have not -- have already said no to performing at the inauguration.  - Gene Simmons' wife told TMZ KISS "politely declined" the invitation to perform at the inauguration. Simmons said he would be touring Europe at the time. - Trump's longtime friend Steve Wynn reportedly promised to deliver...
  • Robert Reich Plots to Help Trump

    12/22/2016 2:11:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 22, 2016 | Jeffrey Lord
    It was a simple Facebook post. And former Clinton Secretary of Labor Robert Reich got right to the point as headlined here in Mediaite: Former Secretary of Labor Proposes ‘Freedom Concert’ To Overshadow Inauguration The former Secretary’s post (full disclosure: Mr. Reich and I have been occasional sparring partners on CNN) read as follows: Robert Reich on Sunday The Trump people are upset that the only musicians willing to perform at the Trump inauguration are Kid Rock and Ted Nugent. Someone just suggested to me a televised “freedom concert” to air at the same time as the inauguration — with...
  • The Left Turns on Bob Dylan for His Pro-Israel Views, Refusal to Acknowledge Nobel Prize

    10/27/2016 4:54:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies ^ | 10/24/2016 | Chris Queen
    So Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Prize for Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition." His name is now enshrined among a list of laureates that includes luminaries like T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. It's a tremendous honor for the legendary singer-songwriter, that's for sure. But it's also stirred up its share of controversy. I won't debate Dylan's award—I'll leave that to my esteemed colleagues Andrew Klavan and Ron Radosh—except to say two quick things. First, when the Nobel Peace Prize has gone to people like Yasser Arafat and Barack...
  • What Contemporary Music Do You Recommend?? Break Out Of The Classic Rock Rut!!

    01/07/2014 7:02:12 AM PST · by Notary Sojac · 239 replies
    vanity | 7 Feb 2013 | Notary Sojac
    This thread had its genesis in this one - Millenial's Music Taste (vanity). Whats wrong with your generation? - where a few of us made the case for really good music being made in the 21st century by artists who aren't retreads from the boomer era or earlier. It's a mission of mine to try to get my fellow boomers to break that fixation with the "oldies station" and listen to some new stuff.I plan to make the case for a few artists here, and hope that more Freepers will chime in.Please do so!! Give us a little info about...
  • San Francisco Symphony cancels East Coast tour as strike continues (demand is $145,979 plus)

    03/18/2013 6:08:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    LA Times ^ | 3/18/13 | David Ng
    The San Francisco Symphony said on Sunday that it has canceled its upcoming East Coast tour as its musicians continue to strike over compensation. **SNIP** Orchestra management said in a statement that musicians rejected a "cooling off" period that would have allowed concerts to resume. Musicians went on strike on Wednesday after contract negotiations fell through. The orchestra said on Sunday that musicians have rejected a number of proposals, including one that offered increases in musician compensation to achieve a new annual minimum salary of $145,979 with annual increases of 1% and 2%.