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Links posted to Delicious Bookmarks that may be of interest to readers of www.Birminghammusicnetwork.com

links for 2011-01-23

  • This article deals with live jazz performance focused in the Midlands of the UK. The figures I quote are from personal experience and may vary from the experience of others.

    I am a professional musician meaning I earn my money from music. These days it is from teaching, performing, composing and conducting. I run bands of my own including a 5-piece jazz quintet called the Andy Derrick Group – you can find out more here www.andyderrickgroup.com

    The members of the ADG all derive their incomes in a similar way to me and most of the gigs we do on a freelance basis pay around £110 with some as low as £60 and others as high as you like. At the moment I am trying to secure new gigs for the band and the barriers and frustrations I have encountered have left me questioning the composition of the work scene for jazz.

  • It has been said that Los Angeles and San Francisco were the last major metropolitan cities in which punk music scenes developed and once it hit California, punk changed shapes numerous times, spread to every corner of the United States and became a permanent fixture in popular culture.

    In 1984, a teenage Dave Travis decided to capture punk rock in Los Angeles on video tape, a fascination and hobby that he would continue until 1997, logging in hundreds of hours of Los Angeles area shows and interviews. In "A History Lesson Part 1, Travis presents live footage filmed in the spring of 1984

links for 2011-01-09

  • Me(n)tal-Meltdown was started with the primary goal of being a showcase of music reviews, musings and cartoons as written and drawn by one K. Ann Sulaiman. Because of her immense desire and love for metal (heavy, doom, death/doom, folk and so on), the blog itself is thus focused on this vein of music; with an eye to keep track of releases both new and old as well as offer commentary that is hopefully neither trite nor spouting a lot of condescending rubbish down your way.

    Of course, you already knew that from the name.

links for 2010-12-19

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  • The collaboration of Chris Bowsher, word-smith and better known front man of underground pioneers Radical Dance Faction (RDF), with electro-dub rhythm section, The FACTION, has brought forth a heavy piece of musical poetry in their newly completed album

    'Infinitive Splits' . . . . . . . . . . . .

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Smasharagga

    2. RU1

    3. Beat the dance

    4. Landing Party

    5. Chinese poem

    6. The train

    7. Subway 6

    8. Lived, we loved

    (tags: newswire cd)

links for 2010-12-04

  • TOUR ITINERARY

    Dec 14 Bug Jar, Rochester, NY
    www.bugjar.com

    Dec 15 Spotty Dog – Hudson, NY
    www.thespottydog.com

    Dec 16 The Whitehaus Family Record – Boston, NY
    http://www.whitehausfamilyrecord.com

    Dec 17 The Oak and the Ax – Biddeford, Maine
    http://theoakandtheax.blogspot.com/

    Dec. 18 Starving Artist, Keene, NH
    www.starvingartistcollective.com

    Dec. 19 Radio Bean – Burlington, VT
    http://www.radiobean.com/

    Dec 20 The Red Door – Portsmouth, NH 03801
    http://www.reddoorportsmouth.com/

    Dec. 21 The Elevens – Northampton, MA
    http://www.elevensmusic.com/

    WEBSITE
    http://www.dufus.tv

    DOWNLOADS
    http://www.dufus.bandcamp.com

    PRESS KIT
    http://www.sonicbids.com/dufus.epk

    (tags: newswire dufus)

links for 2010-12-03

  • Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas is a virtuosic phenomenon in the concert halls of Cuba. The brilliant young guitarist’s exceptionally beautiful music covers the breadth of Cuban styles, from guajiras to chachachas, boleros to danzones, son to mambo.

    In Trio Mestizo, Ahmed is joined by dynamic percussionist Hammadi Rencurrell and violinist Emma Blanco, to perform, intimate and majestic Cu+ban rhythms fluently underpinned with the lifting harmonies and melodies of North American jazz.

    A mesmerising set.

    www.ahmeddickinson.com

links for 2010-11-30

  • Networking is free, Auction, recruitment, shop
    Phone 0845 164 5021
    E-mail enquiries@musicalexchanges.com
    (tags: newswire)
  • Event production

    Fancy a gig in Bucharest? You've come to the right place. We take care of your flight arrangements and accommodation, the backline and everything else necessary for the event. We are also in charge of its proper promotion. All you have to do is perform and win the hearts of your audience.

    Let us know if you're interested and we'll get back to you with more info.

  • With around 10 years worth of experience in the commercial law field, you can be assured of quality advice on all aspects of music related law. We provide advice on all aspects of the music industry including:

    Band Agreements
    Management Contracts
    Recording Contracts
    Publishing Deals
    Distribution Agreements
    Merchandising Agreements
    Performance Contracts
    Licensing Agreements
    Agency Agreements
    Producer Agreements
    Promoters Agreements
    Session Musician Agreements and many more

  • Birmingham Pop-Reggae band, XOVA have just released a new single "Just Wanna Be Famous" as part of The Famous EP featuring that track and 3 others. The EP was recorded live – Goodbye, Yeah Yeah Yeah and Whatever, as they go about their attempt to get to Number 2 in the charts, (yes unfortunately, even they are realistic enough to know Xfactor should get to Number 1)

    The FAMOUS EP is available to download from today on ITunes by going to the link…..

    (tags: newswire video)
  • Birmingham Pop-Reggae band, XOVA have just released a new single "Just Wanna Be Famous" as part of The Famous EP featuring that track and 3 others. The EP was recorded live – Goodbye, Yeah Yeah Yeah and Whatever, as they go about their attempt to get to Number 2 in the charts, (yes unfortunately, even they are realistic enough to know Xfactor should get to Number 1)

    The FAMOUS EP is available to download from today on ITunes by going to the link…..

  • Mo hawk is his name and music is his game. Born Mohammed kah, but known to many as Mo hawk or simply Mo, this intransigent artist has a lot to be proud of as he celebrates over a decade of active involvement in the music industry. Starting out as a member of Da fugitivz, a four member group; quartet actually, that took the nation by storm; Mo hawk built a name for himself. Recognized for his unique and aggressive wollof rap style, he’d successfully set himself apart from the rest, proof of which lies in him being awarded the rapper of the year award at the firstever awards ceremony in Gambia. “I do nothing but hip hop, I’m a specialist” his style is specific but distinct, singing both in English and his national language, Mohawk creates a synergy of west meets Africa. Channeling a decade of experience in the music industry, Mohawk is ready to broaden his horizons.
  • UGANGA comes from Minas Gerais which is a legendary Brazilian state for metal and rock music. With lyrics in Portuguese, the band’s frontman is the ex-Sarcófago drummer, Manu Joker, and their sonority gathers different elements from hard core, metal, dub and rap. They are for 15 years on the road and have released three demos and two full length albums – "Atitude Lótus" (2003) and "Na Trilha do Homem de Bem" (2006). They have many compilations appearances and have toured all over Brazil and South America.
    (tags: newswire label)

links for 2010-11-25

  • The Music Network is open to all on Thursday 25th November 2010 The Meeting will be lead this month by Andy Derrick from 4pm til 5.30pm at Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XGThe Music Network organises a NETWORKING EVENT on the last Thursday of each month, for the benefit of music related businesses in the West Midlands region. If you have any involvement in music, come and talk about what you’re up to and meet some new people. These Networking events are about all things music in the region. They’re about helping you to teach yourself how to do it, by yourself, for yourself and encourages you to share the knowledge with others so they can do the same. If you are a musician, a student, someone who works with musicians, represents musicians, has involvement with the music industry, or are looking to make new contacts…..the meeting will be useful.

    (tags: newswire musicnetwork musicians)