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Rendezvous Band – Rendezvous Music

September 7th, 2016

Rendezvous is an on the rise music band which is about to be in the glare of publicity. Presently working with a renowned mixer and producer, who has worked together with famous people who have been in the industry for years together and have made a name that people will remember for long, the Rendezvous has earned applause in the secretive ambience of music. There have been songs that people of all age groups listen and enjoy the beautiful songs.

The Rendezvous is made up of big time singers who after their big time success in melody, they started performing together to crop up with an album. Rendezvous focus on Jazz and have 3 tracks out in the market namely So What, No Man’s Land, and Incognito. These tracks have gained a lot of praises as they come with good quality sound and have gained air-play in different radio stations of the world. The band Rendezvous is exceptional as the tracks are not just “Jazz” but Electronica also meaning that it captures diverse aspects with an overwhelming result.

There are a few singers who were born in the year 1979 and were fascinated towards music from the time they was ten years old, this is when they started learning the guitar. At the age of 17 thy switched from electric guitar to bass guitar this is the instrument which is played by him at Rendezvous. There are even musicians who have been an affiliate of band named Israeli rock and currently also arranges and produces music in addition to playing bass for different artists. Moreover, there are even who brought up new eras in music. They were only four years old when they started playing the organ; moreover they composed and studied music all the way through. They chose the Piano with the keyboards as chief instrument. They currently plays the pianos for the Rendezvous.

There were some of the members in the band who met at the Jazz Rimon School of music in Israel. The congregation they had with each other as well as other musicians after they met on the opening day at the Jazz Rimon School inspired the name and hence Rendezvous was born. They came up with a variety of innovative styles, script demos as well as composing melodies and other extra ideas because they wanted the album to be more refined as compared to EP. It took the album around five years to turn out however it is coming out just as the plan was. Their videos teasers are now available and have acknowledged a lot of optimistic comments from both their fans and colleagues all over the globe.

While functioning over this album which possesses eight tracks that are original, the Rendezvous teamed up with musicians in the field of art who shot the entire production sessions as well as the recording.

With much applauded achievement, Rendezvous is the band to hear to particularly for those who love electronica and jazz music.

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Music | Posted by Fabrice Dollmach

House Concerts – The “New” Way to Hear Music

August 17th, 2016

You are in a bar. Right up front, because a musician you really like is about to start playing. Ever since you first heard this guy on public radio, he’s been on your A List. Last summer, you were overjoyed to find him on a music festival schedule, and travelled several hundred miles to hear him play the small mainstage. He was fantastic in person, and you were floating when you left, having purchased three of his CDs.

Tonight, you paid the $ 10.00 cover charge and got there early. A table near the modest stage looked perfect. You settled in. Ordered a beer and some food. You’ve brought a couple of music-loving friends along and promised them a perfect night…after all, you’ve been raving about this artist for months.

Ah – here he comes – guitar in hand. He smiles at the audience and says “Hello – thanks for having me…this evening I’m going to share some songs from my new CD.” There is faint applause. You and your friends are clapping and folks at the next table look over and smile – they share your anticipation.

Then, the music starts and something goes terribly wrong. No one has dropped a tray of drinks in your lap; no fire alarm is ringing, no cops at the back looking for a certain person…. No, this is a “wrong” that only a few people notice. This is a noisy, noisy bar. Aside from you, your friends and the table next to you, no one is remotely interested in the guy who’s on stage. They are meeting up after work, for a few laughs, a few drinks, and to celebrate someone’s birthday. Or they picked this club because it is right around the corner from the conference hotel and the seminars are over for the day. Whatever the reason, all of these people have a different agenda, and they proceed to drink, clink and guffaw their way through the evening.

You enjoy some of the evening, but generally you’re bummed out because your friends did not get to hear this musician’s best lines, best chord progressions, best stories. At the end of the second set, you get up to purchase the CD you want your friends to have – because they really deserve to hear this work – and while you are having it autographed, the musician looks at you – knowing you are a big fan – and says “Have you ever thought of having a house concert? I could play one next time I tour this area.”

Wow. This guy will actually play in your living room. You tell him you can seat 30 if you squeeze in some folding chairs and cushions. He says “that sounds great.” You will now have a chance to hear music like it was meant to be heard. Back when musicians played for friends, for family, in intimate rooms, trying out songs – coaxing a few folks to sing along. Stopping for a bite to eat, and then playing and singing some more.

This worked for musicians during McCarthyism. They sang their songs in living rooms when no one would book them in halls. Secret shows, word spreading underground.

But house concerts aren’t a secret anymore. There are thousands of them going on around North America and Europe, with several websites leading the way. You should have one soon! Find out how, online, by checking sites devoted to house concerts . Several organizations in Canada and the US have sites you will enjoy. You can also search on twitter, MySpace (music) and Facebook.

http://acousticroof.ca

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Hunter Noack’s IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild [Concert 9/10]

August 13th, 2016

Hunter Noack’s IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild [Concert 9/10]
Event on 2016-08-31 19:00:00
Hunter Noack's 10-Concert Series, IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild  Aug. 20-Sept. 1, 2016   |||  Full schedule below YOU ARE LOOKING AT CONCERT 9: Wed, August 31, 7pm Stein-Boozier Barn at Memorial Park, Wilsonville Special Guests: Pansy Chang, cello and Nicholas Crosa, violin (additional guests & repertoire TBA) Celebrate "In a Landscape," the WPA-themed project that brings classical music into the wild! Join Hunter Noack and special guests for live piano and chamber music in Oregon's forests, fields and riverbanks. From WPA sites to public parks and landmarks, the series provides environments as stimulating as the music itself. Modeled after the trending silent disco, "In a Landscape" uses the latest Sennheiser wireless headphone technology to bring concert hall acoustics to the great outdoors. Hunter and his special guests will perform music of Chopin, Schubert, Ravel, Bloch, and Copland interspersed with text by Opal Whitely, Hilda Conkling, Walt Whitman, and William Stafford at venues including Vista House, Hoyt Arboretum, and Timberline Lodge. Series partners include the Jordan Schnitzer Foundation, Steinway Pianos, Sennheiser, Older Brother Clothing, U.S. Forest Service, Oregon State Parks, Oregon Department of Transportation, Portland Parks & Rec, Timberline Lodge, Wilsonville Parks & Rec, Washington County Parks, Vista House, Hoyt Arboretum, and the Historic Columbia River Highway as part of their 100-year anniversary celebration! Special thanks to Oregon's Regional Arts and Culture Council for their grant that laid the foundation for this series. To keep this concert free to the public, we invite guests to help cover costs not covered by the RACC grant by making a suggested ticket donation of per ticket, adjusted as your budget allows. This 9th concert in the series is Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Stein-Boozier Barn, Memorial Park.  There are a limited number of headphones so RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Click on "REGISTER" above to secure your reservation. Don't miss out on the project that will have everyone buzzing!         "IN A LANDSCAPE" SERIES SCHEDULE: (all concerts @ 7pm unless noted) CONCERT 1:  August 20 • Vista House on the Historic Columbia Gorge Highway, Corbett CONCERT 2:  August 21, 4 pm • Timberline Lodge, Government Camp CONCERT 3:  August 23 • Tryon Creek State Park, Portland CONCERT 4:  August 24 • Oneonta Tunnel, Columbia River Gorge CONCERT 5:  August 25 • Hoyt Arboretum (Stevens Pavilion), Portland CONCERT 6:  August 26 • Milo McIver State Park, Estacada CONCERT 7:  August 27 • Henry Hagg Lake, Gaston CONCERT 8: August 29, NOON • Director Park, Portland CONCERT 9:  August 31 • Stein-Boozier Barn at Memorial Park, Wilsonville CONCERT 10:  September 1 • Cathedral Park, Portland   FAQs What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?   http://www.wilsonvilleparksandrec.com/Facilities/Facility/Details/Stein-Boozier-Barn-11 Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?     Questions? Email them to info@hunternoack.com.  

at Stein-Boozier Barn at Memorial Park
8300 SW Memorial Drive
Wilsonville, United States

Washington | Posted by Victoria Addington

Marketing Your Music and Band

August 11th, 2016

The principles of marketing a band and getting to the point of making actual money from shows don’t really differ that much from running a business. Just so happens that this business is music.

An old saying goes something like “build it and they will come”. You can tell it’s an old saying because in today’s world it should read “build it, MARKET IT… and they will come”. Don’t believe me? How many super talented people have you come across that made incredible music in their basement that never made it out of their house. It’s like they’re waiting for somebody to knock on their door and say “I was just passing through the neighborhood with a briefcase full of money and wanted to see if you have a great song available”. It’s not going to happen. However there are things you can do to get your music/band marketed and we will be discussing this in the following article.

Let’s first establish what we’re looking to do. We need to promote the band while at the same time making some money or at least not losing too much on the marketing costs, all this while making sure that our efforts will be rewarded in spades if done right.

Traditional Marketing

Under this “umbrella” we have stuff like t-shirts, buttons, stickers and any other solid tangible good that represents the band/artist. Obviously CDs enter the picture and so do DVDs. With the advent of Zazzle and other similar services you can sell your merchandise without ever seeing it or stocking it. You simply create your design online and when it sells they will print your design onto the shirt and ship it out. The quality is very good, but as with anything that helps make your life a bit easier, it takes from your profits.

These things earn you back money while promoting your music/band. After all, some guy dressed with your t-shirt is like having a walking billboard. Try to keep in mind these simple rules as you design your products:

1. Easy to read, clear and relatively big logo. If you’re a fan of twisted letters and squiggly lines you would do well to stay away from that. It doesn’t mean that your design has to be bland and boring, but stay away from stuff that you need to spend time and effort to discern. If you’ve ever seen a shirt for a black metal band you’ll know what I’m talking about. You want people to be able to read your name fast and easy. Same goes for logos. McDonalds has the yellow arches. Adidas, Nike and Mercedes are well known for their logos. Notice the logos are based on simple forms/graphics.

2. Put your contact info on just about anything. The more contact details the better. A phone nr is really great and so is an e-mail address. I know some things, like t-shirts for example, do not lend themselves easily to this end, but there’s no reason in the world why the webpage cannot be present on absolutely everything.

3. Entice people to give you their e-mail address in any way shape or form possible so that you can start to build your e-mail list.

Non-Traditional

Here are some ideas for non-traditional marketing that will give you the most bang for your buck.

1. Postcards. Before you run out and do these yourself try and see if you can get a sponsorship to pay for the cards. Here’s how it works: Find a business that is somehow tied into the scene you’re trying to reach. If, for example, you’re a rock band and even pop, a tattoo parlor or a trendy clothing shop might do the trick. You can get 5 thousand cards made for about 200 bucks. Pitch the idea as 5 thousand cards distributed as promo at your show for $ 200, with your band on one side and their business on the other. Don’t say stuff like you’re offering the back of the card, because in all reality the card has NO back, it has two faces. They get 5,000 cards printed and distributed to people that are in their market and you get your card FREE! Works out for everybody.

2. If you know other gigging bands or artists putting out albums then work together and place small footers on each other’s posters. Your poster will feature a small footer with gigs/releases of five other artists let’s say… Each of those artists will in turn feature a small footer of your release/gig on their poster. You reach 5 times more people on average without any extra expense.

3. Sponsorships may be a bit hard to come by until you get a footing in your market. Sponsors look for bands/artists with a following. However, if you’ve started to build a following then you can definitely try to approach companies for a sponsorship. Offer space on all your promotional materials as well as advertising for the sponsor at your gigs.

Hopefully this has given you ideas about how to market your band. Remember that persistence pays off, so get to it.

With experience from playing in bands to producing underground music and managing artists, Stan Oldman has always been thoroughly involved in the music business. The current nyc band he manages is RED i CLAN.

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Heroes of Arkansas Folk Music

July 8th, 2016

Heroes of Arkansas Folk Music
Event on 2016-07-30 09:00:00
The Arkansas State Archives will host a symposium and concert on Saturday, July 30 from 9:00 a.m. until noon in Conference Room 4A-400 on the fourth floor of the Multi-Agency Complex building at 1 Capitol Mall. The symposium’s theme, “Heroes of Arkansas Folk Music,” will feature speakers George West, Charley Sandage, and State Archives staff member Jeff Lewellen. Topics include Arkansas musicians Almeda Riddle, Jimmy Driftwood, and Patsy Montana. The folk band, Harmony, will play select songs from each musician in between presentations and there will be brief question and answer sections after each presentation. The seminar is free to attend but registration is required. The deadline for registering will be July 25, and registration is limited, so be sure to make reservations soon. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. on July 30.

Teachers can earn up to four professional development hours through attendance. Light breakfast refreshments will be served. The Arkansas State Archives, located in Little Rock, is the official state archives of Arkansas and maintains the largest collection of historical materials on Arkansas in the world. The agency has two branch locations; the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives is located in Powhatan and the Southwest Regional Archives is located in Washington.

For more information about the symposium or to register, contact us at events.archives@arkansas.gov or call us at 501-682-6900. This event is funded in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council.

at Multi-Agency Complex Building
1 Capitol Mall
Little Rock, United States

Washington | Posted by Gertrude Brent

On Demand Music With Online Radio

July 1st, 2016

It’s quite an experience to be reminded of old times by listening to radio programs that play old music. It is like having a trip down memory lane, not just your memory lane, but the whole world’s memory lane; it’s a whole new experience for those who are too young to have heard the music of the past in real life.

Nowadays, it’s becoming more difficult for older people to listen to listen to the music of their youth. When they listen to the radio and all they hear is new music that they cannot identify with. Quite often, only one day per week is set forth for playing older music, if it is played at all. There are also stations which only play old music late at night; many of the people that want to hear that music are already in dreamland before the late night DJ’s even clock in for the night. Listeners are able to locate exactly the genre of music the want at any time of the day on internet radio.

Many younger people, not solely senior citizens, enjoy the vintage life. They derive great enjoyment from reminders of the past like antique cars and classical music. But it is not that easy now to get a record of your favorite albums or even find a station that plays them, sometimes you have to plunk down a lot of cash just to get the record that you really wanted. But all that trouble and expense is a part of the past. The technology that we have now makes it possible for people to enjoy old music anytime, anywhere. The internet can now be your own personal streaming jukebox, and it’s the solution for finding all the old music you desire.

Completely different than traditional radio stations, with internet radio’s streaming jukebox, you are able to select the type of music that you desire to listen to. So if you would like to listen to old music right now, no one is stopping you. You don’t have to wait for a particular day or hour, if you have internet access, you can access any type of music you want at any time via an internet radio station. It is really that simple. You can locate precisely what you want at any time by accessing online radio.

You can relive the music of the 30’s, 50’s or the 80’s or any other time period. That what makes the use of streaming Internet Radio advantageous. You do not have to concern yourself with a disc jockey that decides what to play and when. You make all the choices and reminisce with your old music at a pace that you are comfortable with.

The biggest advantage of Internet Radio is that it can be accessed anytime, and if you want to purchase the music that streams for free, that can easily be done. The majority of internet radio sites have links to buy the music that they play via an online music retail site. Once you purchase a song and download it, you can play it whenever you want, transfer it to a CD or put it on your MP3 player. There are numerous methods for you to relive the music of the past.

You no longer have to worry about your favorite old music disappearing over time. With the Internet working as your own personal streaming jukebox, you have a venue for listening toold time music on your own schedule.

To get access to great online music visit us at: internet radio To learn more about the internet and music go to: free online music

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2012

June 25th, 2016

Some cool washington concert images:

Sasquatch! Music Festival 2012
washington concert
Image by cedartree_13
Girl Talk!

Br’er Rabbit @ The Green Frog
washington concert
Image by Kenneth Kearney
Br’er Rabbit playing at The Green Frog in Bellingham, WA on 9/5/14.

Music | Posted by Victoria Addington

Online Music Promotions in Internet Radio

May 19th, 2016

One thing that is fast becoming a great tool for online music promotions is internet radio. Of course there are the now familiar social networking options such as Myspace music pages for new and old musicians alike. But internet radio offers an improved marketing ability by allowing getting recorded or live tunes to a large audience. Internet radio is a commonly used thing these days. Some people have sworn off regular radio since they found it. It allows much more strict presence in all genres. If being a blues singer, get a demo to an internet radio channel that plays only blues.

There are even channels made especially for independent artist and their music. This can be a wonderful tool considering that when talent scouts are looking for new recruits, this is likely one of the places they will go first. With internet radio stations being online now for over three years, I’d speculate that a lot of people use them for filtering through musicians to find the best ones they can find for their specific needs or genres.

Music promoters will tell you that it is all about the music. Most budding musicians didn’t set out to become a famous rock star. They started out playing for their own entertainment and grew to enjoy the art of their own music enough to want to share it with others. A lot of musicians have gotten famous these days from Youtube videos and other networked sites. So it is entirely fair to assume that just because we haven’t heard of a huge band who made it big coming in from Internet Radio, that is likely only because its inception is only three years old. I’ll be glad to place a bet that someone will benefit from it hugely if they haven’t already.

Please check out a site that offers a download called Destiny Music Player so one can also tune into the newest independent musicians and their talents. This program is not resource hungry and plays as most music players do in the background while allowing continuing working. Internet radio is also one of the few things that the larger employers will allow their workers to utilize about the World Wide Web. So if thinking to reach a fan base is doable when people are riding in their cars doing other things, imagine how focused they could be right now, listening to new tunes in their ears.

I take pleasure in inviting you all to http://www.musiciansatlas.com/ to explore all the fun of music.

Author is an executive with the musicianatlas, to promote your music online. Her hobbies are writing and reading. For the guidelines how to promote your music online visit the website How to promote your music ,Music Promoters,online music Promotions

Radio | Posted by Fabrice Dollmach

Black Music Month Celebration 2016 honoring Richard Smallwood & Chuck Brown

May 17th, 2016

Black Music Month Celebration 2016 honoring Richard Smallwood & Chuck Brown
Event on 2016-06-11 19:00:00
HONORING BLACK MUSIC MONTH By CELEBRATING The Music of RICHARD SMALLWOOD & CHUCK BROWN #BMMEVENT Special performances by Anthony Williams and YahZarah. Saturday  June 11th 2016  7pm – 9pm   Doors Open @ 6pm For Reservations & Ticketing Information call (202) 678-8822 Visit the Official Website of the 2016 BLACK MUSIC MONTH! (www.blackmusicmonth2016.com) Feel Free to visit our Pages dedicated to our Partnering Churches, Minitry and Our Musicians. Presented by: Metropolitan AME, Union Temple Baptist Church and Washington Performing Arts, Washington DC. All Tickets Are To Be Picked Up at Union Temple Baptist Church No Refunds/No Exchanges 

at Union Temple Baptist Church
1225 W Street Southeast
Washington, United States

Washington | Posted by Gertrude Brent

Listen to websites music and radio on the internet

May 8th, 2016
Radio
by sm3287

I remember when I had my first internet connection on and I would just delve on to any site that I could find while surfing. Because I was very much interested in music, I would be on music websites all day long. One of my favorite websites is CDbaby.com. Since I discovered it back in 2005, it was different that it is now, sporting a different design. What I loved about it is that you could listen to practically huge parts of songs that would go up to maximum 2 minutes, before you would purchase them. This made me very happy, as I was able to discover a lot of good music and know what I am buying before paying for it.

Another place you can listen to music is Rhapsody. I am living in Romania and cannot use it now, for it is not available in my country. But I used a tool that hid my IP and could finally listen to music on it. The joy here is that you can listen to full songs that are bitrated at 128k. Not bad. The website has an incredible collection and you will definitely find what you’re looking for here.

Another place to listen to music online is iTunes. An amazing library of over 11 million songs will definitely find your favorite one among them. The great use of such websites is that they will help you know how the music you want to get sounds, before actually paying for it.

If you are looking for a good radio station that you will be able to listen online, then I recommend you the Hearts of Space. This radio on the internet is very much famous and since it has been airing, it has changed the way people perceive the radio and also the music that you can listen to it. Basically, it is a music radio that features no commercials and only the best music that you will ever hear in your life.

There are many artists that you will not know about when you will take your first listen of it and slowly, in time, as you will get accustomed to this type of music, you will see that the music you once took the time to listen was crappy (usual crappy radio music, TV music videos, etc) and that this is the music that really matters and should be extolled.

In order to listen to this type of music, you require having a good attention span, patience and having a thing for mysterious music. Some of my favorite artists number Jeff Pearce, Ashera, Hammock, Sounds from the ground, Soundflowers, William Basinsky and many, many more. I discovered Max Richter recently and if you love modern classical music, this is the best artist out there, along with Jóhann Jóhannsson that you could check out.

If you always come tired from work and want to properly relax, just listen to such Free Online Music at Internet Radio Stationand you will sleep like a baby.

Radio | Posted by Victoria Addington
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