Music industry

Playing to the crowd sources cash for recording

THE last time the Herald spoke to Greta Gertler, in 2009, the Bondi expat in New York was wondering if enough strangers were prepared to pay to help make her next album of orchestral pop songs.

After a decade in Brooklyn making do but hardly making a fortune, she recognised that the only way she was going to afford the recording of her third album was to put out her hand and ask for money.

So-called crowd-sourcing was catching on in the US and Europe but was barely considered here. It felt odd and required Gertler to set aside ''the Australian in me''. But she signed up to the Kickstarter website, which structured the fund-raising, then anxiously watched as the deadline approached to raise that $15,000

 The Sydney Morning Herald

Getting Sponsors For Your Music

This morning, I read an article that talked about how hot dog manufacturers have been closing six to seven digit sponsorship deals left and right, especially with local football and baseball teams. I immediately thought: how could a partnership like that be beneficial for everyone if my band got involved?

International Conference "Performing Arts Management Today"

"Performing Arts Management Today" is the professional conference open to arts managers, arts administrators, arts management educators and consultants, arts entrepreneurs, fundraisers, producers, arts agents and talent managers working in various artistic disciplines from all over the world interested in the research of topical questions and processes in contemporary performing arts administration and training.

Arts Digital R&D podcast 3 on content distribution now live on iTunes

The third in the Arts Council's Arts Digital R&D podcast series is now live on the Arts Council's iTunes  and SoundCloud channels. The series, hosted by arts and culture broadcaster and journalist John Wilson, explores the innovative use of digital technology in the arts and cultural sector and features discussion and debate from expert studio guests and pioneering case study examples of digital projects.

iTunes launches in Southeast Asia

Apple on Wednesday announced the launch of the iTunes Store in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.


European Regulators Near Universal Music Group-EMI Deal Vote

LONDON - European regulators will vote next week on Universal Music Group’s $1.9 billion bid for EMI’s recorded music arm, which could set the stage for a final EU decision on the deal later in September, according to a report.

 The Hollywood Reporter

Banned exiled singers allegedly stricken from censorship list

The BBC reported on 8 August 2012 that several Cuban radio stations confirm they no longer face restrictions on playing music by exiles.


France to award Paul McCartney Legion of Honour

French President Francois Hollande is scheduled to decorate former Beatle Paul McCartney with a Legion of Honour award, the president's office told Reuters on Monday.

In the ceremony scheduled for September 8, McCartney will be made an officer of the Legion of Honour, France's highest public distinction which has been awarded to the likes of actor Clint Eastwood and singer Liza Minnelli.


Source : Reuters

Performing Arts Market in Seoul

Korea Arts Management Service, with support from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Republic of Korea, presents the eighth edition of its Performing Arts Market in Seoul (PAMS) from 8 to 12 October 2012, at the National Theatre of Korea and various other venues in Seoul. Over a five-day period, PAMS will be offering an intensive program to more than 1,000 domestic and 150 international delegates, with its PAMS Choice Showcase, booth exhibition, LIP Pitch Session and Showcase, Central and Eastern Europe Focus Session and Showcase, networking meetings (Round Tables, Speed Dating, and PAMS Night), and much more.


Source : PAMS


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