Music industry – Alabama Bluegrass http://alabamabluegrass.org/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 16:34:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://alabamabluegrass.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/cropped-icon-32x32.png Music industry – Alabama Bluegrass http://alabamabluegrass.org/ 32 32 “It made us greener and made our customers happier” https://alabamabluegrass.org/it-made-us-greener-and-made-our-customers-happier/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 16:28:14 +0000 https://alabamabluegrass.org/it-made-us-greener-and-made-our-customers-happier/ Although the Covid crisis has brought several ongoing challenges, the disruption of events has also allowed many of us to carefully assess our business models to try to find ways to innovate and improve to returning customers. One area we felt we needed to focus on was the barriers that venues and customers often face […]]]>

Although the Covid crisis has brought several ongoing challenges, the disruption of events has also allowed many of us to carefully assess our business models to try to find ways to innovate and improve to returning customers.

One area we felt we needed to focus on was the barriers that venues and customers often face in relation to ticket delivery, which is particularly prevalent in the UK venue allocation model. , making it difficult for venues and viewers to migrate to an all-digital experience and negating the need for rigid action tickets.

The nature of the UK concert industry means that allocations for a single concert venue can be split between several ticket agents, with a large percentage of tickets being printed and then sent on long courier journeys across the country, which which causes multiple concerns – from delays in delivery to those of an environmental nature.

AXS and its partners agreed that there had to be a better option, for fans and artists who care about sustainability and customer experience as much as we do. In early 2019, we launched our new mobile ticket AXS Mobile ID, overseeing its implementation across two of our most prominent UK partners – The O2 and OVO Arena Wembley. AXS Mobile ID introduced a mobile ticket with a real rotating barcode, linked to a fan’s identity, which refreshes every 59 seconds.

There had to be a better option, for fans and artists who care about sustainability and customer experience as much as we do.

We recognize the need for fans to be able to transfer or sell tickets, either to friends and family or to other fans when they can no longer attend a show. That’s why AXS Mobile ID has integrated functionality allowing ticket holders to transfer tickets on a peer-to-peer basis or relist tickets, capped at 10% above the original purchase price, on AXS Official Resale, providing a secure, fair-priced resale option for venue customers.

All positive steps. However, a percentage of people still traveled to venues with stock or e-tickets sold by competing ticketing companies working in conjunction with a show’s promoter. Such tickets could easily be sold on secondary venues resulting in negative fan experiences, such as unexecuted or even fraudulently issued tickets. We realized that what we had done so far only solved part of the problem, and we had to bring all the parts together to solve it completely.

The key to finding this solution was teamwork – with our venue partners and also our ticketing competitors. To make a place 100% digital, we had to make sure everyone was working together. As such, we have taken the initiative to open our API to our competitors and have worked on rigorous data sharing agreements to ensure the security of customer details.

The integration of a single company is expected to save more than 27 kg of CO2 per year

With newly forged third-party integrations, customers purchasing from dispatch agents now receive and access their tickets through the venue’s own mobile app, instantly eliminating the need for duplicates, postage, or separate queuing the night of the show. This is a world first in broader industrial relations and technology integration, and in positive green news, the integration of a single company is expected to save more than 27 kg of CO2 per year.

As the country emerged from Covid restrictions, we tested this new technology on one of the first return shows at The O2 – 17,000 people who bought from different ticket agents were scanned seamlessly into the venue through the room app. Additionally, in six months, the site distributed 200,000 digital tickets, with another 80,000 going from paper to digital for The O2 premium ticket holders over the same period.

As we look to the future, we see sites across the UK moving to a 100% digital model, helping them become contactless and better understand who is on their site on a night out spectacle.

This award-winning third-party integration system from AXS is ideal for our customers, but also for the companies with which we have integrated. It has made us greener, reduced hard stock, and made our customers happier with a much easier and safer event day experience. It just shows what we can do when we work together to put customers first!


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Current Music Industry Trends – Newz Hook | Disability News https://alabamabluegrass.org/current-music-industry-trends-newz-hook-disability-news/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 07:50:04 +0000 https://alabamabluegrass.org/current-music-industry-trends-newz-hook-disability-news/ The music industry is constantly changing, and what was famous a few years ago probably won’t be so at this point. Anyway, what are the latest things in the world of music? One last thing is the rise of web features. An ever-increasing number of people are using web features like Streamingtjänster instead of buying […]]]>

The music industry is constantly changing, and what was famous a few years ago probably won’t be so at this point. Anyway, what are the latest things in the world of music?

One last thing is the rise of web features. An ever-increasing number of people are using web features like Streamingtjänster instead of buying individual tunes or collections. This drastically affects the way the music industry operates. Another pattern that has emerged is the rise of standalone names and specialists, as well as the use of web-based entertainment to develop different music craftsmen. This article will talk about these three models.
The development of real-time features and its effects on the music industry
The development of real-time features is incredibly affecting the music industry. Specifically, it has led to a reduction in actual collection and CD offerings. It is on the grounds that individuals are currently willing to pay attention to their number one music without buying it.

Likewise, the real-time features have also made it easier to find new music. This is because they often highlight suggestions given what you have paid attention to previously. Subsequently, individuals are more reluctant to buy collections from craftsmen who interest them.
The Rise of Free Specialists and Names
The rise of specialists and free names has been a blast for the music industry. These substances have had the opportunity to give a really necessary option unlike the big names, which have ruled the business for a long time.

Free specialists and brands have had the opportunity to advance by catering to specialist crowds that the big names have often overlooked. They also had the ability to leverage new advancements, such as online entertainment and web-based features, to reach their fans directly.

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The Effect of Online Entertainment on the Music Industry
Virtual entertainment is significantly affecting the music industry in both great and terrible ways. On the bright side, web-based entertainment has made it easier than ever for practitioners to interface with their fans and build an audience. It also allowed free professionals to build vocations without depending on significant record ratings. Virtual entertainment has also given fans an easier way to support the artisans they love. It is also a fact that virtual entertainment has simplified the downloading of music wrongly, which has harmed the offers of real collections.

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Diploma – Marketing Manager (UK) https://alabamabluegrass.org/diploma-marketing-manager-uk/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 12:04:18 +0000 https://alabamabluegrass.org/diploma-marketing-manager-uk/ The Graduation – Marketing Manager (UK) THE OPPORTUNITY Fantastic opportunity for a motivated, organized and experienced Marketing Manager to join a growing independent label. The ideal candidate will have label experience in a similar role and be willing to take on multiple international and national campaigns. This is an ideal role for someone looking for […]]]>

The Graduation – Marketing Manager (UK)

THE OPPORTUNITY

Fantastic opportunity for a motivated, organized and experienced Marketing Manager to join a growing independent label. The ideal candidate will have label experience in a similar role and be willing to take on multiple international and national campaigns.

This is an ideal role for someone looking for a new challenge or next step in the music industry and who has relevant practical experience.


ABOUT US

We are GRADUATION* – a record label dedicated to culture, innovation and human development. Advocates for diversity and shaping the music industry from within, we place creativity, passion and artistry at the heart of everything we do.

We are a collective of enthusiastic young executives mastering both traditional and cutting-edge methodologies.

Our list includes the likes of Brent Faiyaz, Lancey Foux, Nemzzz, Shasimone, Russ, and Blxst to name a few.


MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Be the central point of contact for artist campaigns and coordinate internal and external teams
  • Create and execute innovative marketing plans and strategy
  • Work with audience manager to deliver influencer campaigns
  • Work with digital lead to deliver paid marketing activity
  • Provide a fan community and engagement activity to grow audiences for artists
  • Provide TikTok and social strategy for artists and campaigns
  • Reports on the effectiveness of marketing campaigns
  • Daily updates and reports on all campaign activity
  • Take responsibility for campaign budgets and maintain project planners
  • Work closely with the A&R team to provide pitch decks for potential new hires

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
  • Experience working at a major or independent record label is essential
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Understand priorities and time management
  • Excellent understanding of the influencer and social media landscape
  • Excellent understanding of DSPs and the playlist ecosystem
  • Understanding of culturally relevant marketing and creative content

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we cannot respond to everyone.

Please send a cover letter and CV to [email protected]o with the subject “Marketing Manager Application”

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Video of Charlamagne saying Jews run Hollywood and music industry resurfacing after calling Kanye West a ‘Nazi’ for anti-Semitic slurs https://alabamabluegrass.org/video-of-charlamagne-saying-jews-run-hollywood-and-music-industry-resurfacing-after-calling-kanye-west-a-nazi-for-anti-semitic-slurs/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://alabamabluegrass.org/video-of-charlamagne-saying-jews-run-hollywood-and-music-industry-resurfacing-after-calling-kanye-west-a-nazi-for-anti-semitic-slurs/ Kanye recently made controversial comments in a video this spread on social networks this month, declaring that the Jews who are in power in the media “have bought the black voice”. It seems that Charlamagne shared the same opinion 9 years ago in an interview he allegedly had with VladTv. “You know why there aren’t […]]]>

Kanye recently made controversial comments in a video this spread on social networks this month, declaring that the Jews who are in power in the media “have bought the black voice”. It seems that Charlamagne shared the same opinion 9 years ago in an interview he allegedly had with VladTv.

“You know why there aren’t a lot of Jewish rappers? Because there are Jewish owners and Jewish CEOs,” Charlamagne can be seen saying in an old interview. “They run these labels, they’re bosses. That’s why.” The interviewer then asks about Kanye’s statement, saying, “What did Kanye say, he said uh, ‘Happy Kwanzaa to all the artists and Happy Hanukkah to all the label execs.’ To which Charlamagne replied, “It’s the truth! They run the business, period, from Hollywood to the music industry everything. And, I mean, it’s, uh, a very powerful mafia, as it should be.”

“You can’t speak ill of a Jewish person because they have organizations and it’s a tightly knit group of people in power who will overthrow you same with gays. You can’t say anything bad for gays because they move as a unit. Black people don’t have that,” he added.

Just recently, Charlamagne attended a Zoom interview with Newsweekwhere he called Kanye a “Nazi.” “It’s one of those times for me, it’s like [West] gone too far. Like anti-black, anti-Semitic rhetoric: Brother, you’re a Nazi. We don’t have time for that right now,” Charlamagne said. Newsweek. The radio host also thinks that Kanye won’t “be here much longer” due to his actions. in a new Brilliant idiots podcast episode, Charlamagne talks about Kanye’s behavior. “He has to start really leaning on God. Because nothing he does is from God,” he says. “I hope that’s what helps him to go for real healing because he’s clearly in pain. I don’t see it ending well. I feel like he’s moving like a person who doesn’t feel like he’s going to be here much longer.”

Charlamagne has yet to respond to comments he allegedly made in the old interview.

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Republic Records Artists and Music Executives Honor Brothers Monte and Avery Lipman at City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Gala https://alabamabluegrass.org/republic-records-artists-and-music-executives-honor-brothers-monte-and-avery-lipman-at-city-of-hopes-spirit-of-life-gala/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 22:01:31 +0000 https://alabamabluegrass.org/republic-records-artists-and-music-executives-honor-brothers-monte-and-avery-lipman-at-city-of-hopes-spirit-of-life-gala/ Several of Archives of the Republic‘ the greatest and brightest, including the Weeknd, Billy Porter and John Legend, the famous winners Monte and Avery Lipman to city ​​of hope Spirit of Life Gala Thursday night in West Hollywood. The artists took to the Pacific Design Center, which was painted in shades of blue and purple […]]]>

Several of Archives of the Republic‘ the greatest and brightest, including the Weeknd, Billy Porter and John Legend, the famous winners Monte and Avery Lipman to city ​​of hope Spirit of Life Gala Thursday night in West Hollywood.

The artists took to the Pacific Design Center, which was painted in shades of blue and purple for the night, to pay tribute to the founders of Republic Records for their overall contributions to funding cancer research, diabetes and HIV/AIDS through their work with City of Hope.

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But the magic of the evening, according to City of Hope Philanthropy Director Kristin Bertell, was the union of music industry executives, who came together for an honorable cause: to find a cure for cancer. .

“City of Hope is the charity of the music industry and for 49 years this group has raised funds for our mission,” Bertell said. “All these music industry icons, they’ve really taken a toll on their business competitiveness, and it’s about beating cancer.”

The night featured performances by Jack Johnson; Porter, who hosted the event and sang her upcoming single “Audacity”; and new Republic Records signee Sekou, who delivered a deeply moving rendition of Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black.”

But despite the events of the night heralded by some clues (including a filmed sketch on the brothers’ “Succession” theme with cameos from Taylor Swift and the Jonas Brothers), the room was still surprised to see the Jonas Brothers to get on stage. and perform their songs “Leave Before You Love Me” and “Sucker”.

Porter, who wore a black sequined suit with a pair of black-rimmed glasses, opened the evening by singling out Universal Music Publishing Group President and CEO Jody Gerson and Republic Records Co-Presidents Wendy Goldstein. and Jim Roppo. Each spoke to the public about their relationship with the Lipman brothers. UMG Executive Vice President Michele Anthony shared her story for her speech, when she presented Monte and Avery Lipman with the Spirit of Life Award.

“Monte and Avery are kind, caring, smart, supportive, passionate, and philanthropic leaders. If you work for Republic, you’re part of their family forever,” Anthony said. “But whether you work at Republic or not, if someone is going through a difficult time or dealing with an illness, Monte and Avery are there. Countless times I have witnessed their compassion, love and generosity. … For all these reasons, Monte and Avery, you embody the Spirit of Life.

After pledging a $100,000 donation with his brother to City of Hope at the auction, Avery Lipman took to the mic. “Neither of us forget what it means to have the privilege and honor to help City of Hope. And how truly grateful [we are] of the partnership and support we’ve had along the way to get us here tonight,” he said.

Mount Lipman then addressed the crowd, telling the audience about his own battle with cancer.

“What started as a routine visit to the doctor eight years ago turned into a real medical emergency that changed my life forever. For those of you in this category, you understand the crippling fear and anxiety you felt during those dark times,” Monte Lipman said. “I’ve always been sympathetic and sensitive to cancer initiatives, but until you walk through the fire yourself, you don’t really understand the seriousness of the emotional distress, which becomes all-consuming. You can’t eat, you can’t sleep, and you can barely breathe.

The personal experience ultimately changed the way the music executive viewed cancer care and support, he said.

“I’ve learned that human connection remains the most powerful antidote to managing your emotions and your spirit in people,” added Monte Lipman.

“For Avery and me to be recognized as someone who can help make a difference in the fight against cancer is truly an honor. Most importantly, our true inspiration remains centered on the extraordinary doctors, scientists, caregivers, advisors of City of Hope and, of course, the families who need our resources, support and kindness,” he said. he concluded.

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Phoebe Bridgers on her abortion, me too and misogyny in the music industry https://alabamabluegrass.org/phoebe-bridgers-on-her-abortion-me-too-and-misogyny-in-the-music-industry/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 12:12:05 +0000 https://alabamabluegrass.org/phoebe-bridgers-on-her-abortion-me-too-and-misogyny-in-the-music-industry/ “It’s super safe,” she continues, reflecting on her own experience. “Bravo to Planned Parenthood. I was very tight during that. Beyond defending abortion, Bridgers has made a point of criticizing politicians like Florida Governor Ron DeSantiswhose administration designed the “don’t say gay» policies for students. She led a chant of “F**k DeSantis!” at a sold-out […]]]>

“It’s super safe,” she continues, reflecting on her own experience. “Bravo to Planned Parenthood. I was very tight during that.

Beyond defending abortion, Bridgers has made a point of criticizing politicians like Florida Governor Ron DeSantiswhose administration designed the “don’t say gay» policies for students. She led a chant of “F**k DeSantis!” at a sold-out show in May in Tampa. “Everyone ready to say ‘gay’ to threesome?” she asked the crowd of thousands, who shouted back, “Gayyyyy!”

Bridgers has spoken to numerous media about his affection for his fans, many of whom are young and gay. She told the Tampa crowd, “I like going to places with a particularly fucked up government, because the young people are so angry and cool.”

On the Punisher closer “I know the end,” Bridgers begins quietly, crescendoing into a wall of sound, moaning until you hear his raspy voice. It’s a song written to shout with your friend in the car at the futility of the world, at the ego of men, at the ugliness of our government. A song to be angry.

Bridgers’ anger also seeps into his lyrics, especially on the tracks by Punisherreleased in the early months of the COVID pandemic, the subject matter of which ranged from political wrangling with her the ex’s mother (“ICU”) at to bury a Nazi (“Garden Song”). (A more obvious example welcomes you to the first track to Stranger in the Alps“Smoke Signals”: “All our problems, I’ll fix ’em/With you riding a shotgun, speed up ’cause f**k the cops” — a line that gets a warm welcome on its live shows, in my life.)

“I didn’t think writing about the murder of a Nazi was a political statement, it was just something I thought about,” she replies casually when I ask her if she intentionally incorporates politics into her lyrics. . “So [for “ICU”]… These tearful political conversations are the worst. That’s when I become the most hateful. And I think being hateful is fine, actually.

It is not difficult to understand what she means. It’s not about being cruel; it’s about being ready to pick a side. And Bridgers seems more than ready.

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Seacoast Music Company Celebrates 1,000th Release https://alabamabluegrass.org/seacoast-music-company-celebrates-1000th-release/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 08:10:00 +0000 https://alabamabluegrass.org/seacoast-music-company-celebrates-1000th-release/ October 23—BOB LORD FINALLY released his first solo album, Playland Arcade, last year after playing with the band Dreadnaught for 25 years. To find the time to work on the project, he had to steal time from his other job – running PARMA Recordings. This week, the North Hampton-based company will hit a major milestone […]]]>

October 23—BOB LORD FINALLY released his first solo album, Playland Arcade, last year after playing with the band Dreadnaught for 25 years.

To find the time to work on the project, he had to steal time from his other job – running PARMA Recordings. This week, the North Hampton-based company will hit a major milestone with the release of the 1,000th album from its family of music labels.

The bassist, composer and producer is CEO of a small company with international reach. Since founding PARMA in 2008, Lord has traveled extensively to produce recording sessions, including visits to Cuba, China and Europe, where half of his 26-member team is based. The company mainly focuses on classical music.

“I think it’s amazing that a business like mine can exist and do wonderfully here on the Seacoast,” Lord said last week. “I get asked all the time, how come you didn’t start a business in New York? How come you didn’t start a business in Los Angeles? Well, I love New Hampshire. great place to work.”

While Lord spends a lot of time traveling, he is actively involved on the coastline. He served on the board of Portsmouth Music Hall for 10 years and is in his second year as chairman.

Music Hall patrons who have attended the Writers on New England Stage series know Dreadnaught as the house band.

“This writer’s gig is great. We’ve been doing it for 17 years,” Lord, 46, said. “For authors, it’s really something special for them too. If you’re a famous author, how often do you get played on stage by a band?”

Lord grew up in Andover, Mass., and first attended college at the University of Vermont. He transferred to the University of New Hampshire in 1996 so he could play music with one of his longtime collaborators, who co-founded Dreadnaught.

Manufacturing path

Lord’s journey to becoming a music company entrepreneur evolved from his work with the band.

“I really ended up getting into all the different areas of the business as a result of a lot of Dreadnaught activity,” he said. “Booking gigs, touring, producing in the studio and the business aspects – or the non-performing aspects of music creation – interested me.”

Lord considers Playland Arcade – named after the Hampton Beach boardwalk attraction – to be a “producer’s album”, which explores the various genres he loves and has worked in over the years. The mostly instrumental disc contains elements of film soundtracks, video game music, rock ‘n’ roll and classical music.

He likes to produce other artists. Much of this work involved overseeing the recording of orchestral music, including with heavy hitters like the London Symphony Orchestra. He also co-produced a project with Who guitarist and bandleader Pete Townshend.

“Producing is a privilege – you can actually bring the best aspects of your knowledge and experience to someone else’s art. And it’s a really good symbiosis of collaboration,” he said. .

Lord’s recent projects include work on “Wild Symphony”, composed by Dan Brown, best-selling author of “The Da Vinci Code”, who has also written a children’s book associated with the symphony. Lord was Brown’s music producer for eight years.

“I’m so proud of this project. I think it’s a wonderful thing for families. I also feel like it’s a real honor and privilege to be able to work on a project that I know will outlive me,” Lord said.

In addition to production services, PARMA also operates a digital agency that handles other aspects of the music industry, such as marketing and other creative services.

With Dreadnaught, he had first-hand experience of how all the different vendors working to release an album weren’t necessarily in sync.

“I wanted to give other people what I always wanted, which was all the control and zero responsibility,” he said. “It’s the most artistically selfish thing you can do when you’re an artist, and that’s what you want.”

No. 1000

He’s particularly proud of PARMA’s No. 1000 release, which is out Friday on the company’s Navona Records label.

AMPLIFY is a partnership with All Classical Portland, a radio station in Portland, Oregon. The Recording Inclusivity Initiative series strand is designed to meet the classical music industry’s need for greater diversity.

“I think what we’ve seen in the classical music market in particular, but I think in general it’s a lot of programming security,” Lord said. “There hasn’t been a change for too long on the playlist, on the program,” he said.

Lord notes a recent year when 45 new recordings of Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony” were released.

“Imagine if every year, year after year, there were 45 versions of Steely Dan’s Aja coming out, all with their slight variations in tempo and structure. We’d say that’s ridiculous,” he said. .

“The express purpose of the Recording Inclusivity Initiative series is to find people from traditionally overlooked communities – women, people of color – people who have been pushed out of space.”

Mike Cote is editor for news and affairs. Contact him at mcote@unionleader.com or (603) 206-7724.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author. They do not represent the views and opinions of the sponsor, its members and affiliates.

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MU:CON 2022 Music Show Brings Industry Experts Together to Talk K-pop Expansion https://alabamabluegrass.org/mucon-2022-music-show-brings-industry-experts-together-to-talk-k-pop-expansion/ Thu, 20 Oct 2022 07:36:52 +0000 https://alabamabluegrass.org/mucon-2022-music-show-brings-industry-experts-together-to-talk-k-pop-expansion/ On the second day of MU:CON 2022, an open session themed “Powerful Players Bringing Korea to the World Stage” was held on Nodeul Island in Yongsan District, central Seoul. . [HALEY YANG] MU:CON 2022 kicked off Wednesday on Nodeul Island in Seoul’s central Yongsan district. The music fair offers live performances by a long list […]]]>

On the second day of MU:CON 2022, an open session themed “Powerful Players Bringing Korea to the World Stage” was held on Nodeul Island in Yongsan District, central Seoul. . [HALEY YANG]

MU:CON 2022 kicked off Wednesday on Nodeul Island in Seoul’s central Yongsan district. The music fair offers live performances by a long list of artists, discussion sessions and business workshops over a three-day period.

Organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Korea Creative Content Agency (Kocca), MU:CON aims to serve as a bridge for global music exchange and business opportunities since its launch in 2012. This year, the show is finally back offline for the first time since 2019.

During the second day of the show, MU:CON held an open session with the theme “Powerful Players Bringing Korea to the World Stage”. The session was moderated by Priya Dewan, founder of music consultancy Gig Life Pro, who has over 18 years of experience helping music businesses grow globally in the Asia-Pacific market. Pacific; speakers Tom Windish, executive vice president and head of business development and A&R at Wasserman Music; Tricia Arnold, senior vice president and global label management and sales at global music distributor The Orchard; and Han Kyoo Moon, managing partner of entertainment company UC Global. The four got together to discuss global expansion and K-pop distribution.

“They [participants in the session] all come from very different backgrounds, but they have all helped Korean artists meet a global audience,” Dewan said.

“I started working with Korean artists about 10 years ago,” said Windish, a veteran booking agent who developed the touring careers of big names like Billie Eilish and Lorde. “I get excited when I hear things that are unlike anything I’ve heard before. Korea has a lot of unique things. One of the first [Korean] the artist I started working with was Hyukoh. They are unique, amazing and know how to show off.

“Many of them [in the U.S. music industry] I thought it was too much work to bring an Asian artist to the United States for a tour,” he continued, “but I thought those artists were awesome,”

Speakers witnessed the steady yet dramatic rise in global popularity of K-pop.

“The Orchard has been looking for different opportunities in different regions for a long time,” Arnold said. “But when Korean music started showing up on my radar, it was like 2015. When you’re working with stuff in different languages ​​and you see peaks happening in places like Latin America, you think” What is happening here? There was something resonating with audiences in different countries, even if they don’t understand the language. I thought there was a real opportunity here. It was not just a niche or within the Korean diaspora. Something real was happening.

“There are people in all corners of the world who don’t necessarily understand the language but still find [the music] resonate with them,” she continued. “We found very early adapters in Latin America, Brazil and Mexico. Of course, the catch-up has been a little slower in the United States, but it has also become an important market. And K-pop has grown in Europe and the Middle East where things really resonate there.

Han Kyoo Moon has been working on introducing foreign music to the Korean market for over a decade. He and his company brought electronic dance music (EDM) festival Ultra to Korea for the first time in 2012. He now strives to bring artists from around the world to the Korean music scene.

“A good friend of mine was importing music shows from the United States to Korea, and he saw electronic music gaining momentum in the Korean scene,” he said. “In 2012, there were only three or four EDM festivals in Asia: in India, Malaysia and Thailand.

“The reason EDM was able to spread is because it became easier for these artists to get to these places,” Windish said, stressing the importance of efforts to connect music industries from different countries. . “It’s expensive for a group to go anywhere with people and equipment.”

Although music is a universal language, Arnold pointed out the differences that music industry insiders must navigate in order for K-pop to thrive overseas.

“The United States has become a priority market for K-pop, but there are fundamental differences in how you should release something in the United States if you’re looking for more sales or a spot on the Billboard charts,” she said. “In Korea, getting stock and distributing it there is pretty quick. But if you’re looking for global distribution, even the United States alone is a huge country. If you want your product to be on Target or Amazon, that time frame is much longer than in Korea. So it was quite a challenge. »

Nevertheless, the advancement of the Internet and global interactions has allowed artists on the other side of the world to find each other and the international music industry to be more connected than ever.

“Today I see that even though artists don’t speak each other’s language, they collaborate remotely, not really in the studio,” Moon said. “I was fascinated by it […] trying to promote each other in the fan base they have. My part – the contracts, licensing, management and legal issues – are the hard parts. But we try to meet the demands of the artist and make it happen.

BY HALEY YANG [yang.hyunjoo@joongang.co.kr]

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Up-and-coming talent and rising star in the music industry, AmiRimA is about to release her next album, “Secret Sharer” https://alabamabluegrass.org/up-and-coming-talent-and-rising-star-in-the-music-industry-amirima-is-about-to-release-her-next-album-secret-sharer/ Tue, 18 Oct 2022 08:08:47 +0000 https://alabamabluegrass.org/up-and-coming-talent-and-rising-star-in-the-music-industry-amirima-is-about-to-release-her-next-album-secret-sharer/ Fall in love with rising international music industry superstar AmiRimA, who is releasing a brand new album this Thanksgiving this year. If you are looking for a fresh pop sound that will fill your entire mood with energy, your search ends here because the artist, AmiRimA, offers you exactly that! Originally known as Amir Ali […]]]>

Fall in love with rising international music industry superstar AmiRimA, who is releasing a brand new album this Thanksgiving this year. If you are looking for a fresh pop sound that will fill your entire mood with energy, your search ends here because the artist, AmiRimA, offers you exactly that!

Originally known as Amir Ali Siassi, he was born in 1979 in Los Angeles, California. Since then, he received an education in the United States and decided to embrace his Iranian roots, which led him to make music and pursue his art in Iran. Since childhood, he has devoted himself to music and songwriting, and began writing poems as a teenager. This interest made him submit several of his poems to competitions of international levels which earned him several nominations and prestigious awards. This later led him to take an interest in songwriting, which now forms a large part of his musical career.

You will be able to listen to completely unique and fresh compositions that you have never heard before. This makes the album even more enjoyable for listeners, which seems to be AmiRimA’s most vulnerable project. The album, ‘Secret Sharer’ will be released on Thanksgiving Day, namely 11/24/22. The artist has shown his caliber as a songwriter and composer on the tracks of the album which can easily become his most streamed project so far. You will also be able to witness his immense talent as a singer as the vocals add extra flavor to the tracks on the album. Features, KashFull & Kiam delivered outstanding performance that makes the trails even more enticing.

Recorded in cities like Tehran, IRAN and Los Angeles CA, this album will give you an idiosyncratic taste of both cultures that is impossible to ignore. Follow the artist on his website and instagram for more details and updates.

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Haitian music star Michael ‘Mikaben’ Benjamin has died https://alabamabluegrass.org/haitian-music-star-michael-mikaben-benjamin-has-died/ Sun, 16 Oct 2022 00:13:02 +0000 https://alabamabluegrass.org/haitian-music-star-michael-mikaben-benjamin-has-died/ This is a developing story. We will update it as confirmed information is revealed. Haitian communities around the world are in shock following reports that Haitian musician Michael “Mikaben” Benjamin has died after collapsing on stage immediately following a performance with popular Haitian band, Carimi, during an anniversary meeting on October 15 in Paris. Benjamin, […]]]>

This is a developing story. We will update it as confirmed information is revealed.

Haitian communities around the world are in shock following reports that Haitian musician Michael “Mikaben” Benjamin has died after collapsing on stage immediately following a performance with popular Haitian band, Carimi, during an anniversary meeting on October 15 in Paris.

Benjamin, who was affectionately nicknamed “Mika”, was 41 years old.

Benjamin’s musical career spanned more than 20 years, after he rose to fame in Haiti and abroad in the early 2000s with major hits like “Or Patiand popular collaborations with other stars of the Haitian Music Industry (HMI) like Carimi, Alan Cave and DJ Michael Brun.

The cause of death has not yet been verified, however, reports indicate that he died of cardiac arrest.

Benjamin is the son of Lionel Benjamin, affectionately known as the “Haitian Santa Claus” for his popular Christmas song, Abdenwèl. The eldest Benjamin told The Haitian Times last year that Michael loved music from an early age and enjoyed watching him rehearse.

On social media, Haitian celebrities and fans, shocked by videos of Benjamin’s last moments on stage, began sending their condolences and sharing the impact of the young man’s music on their lives and their representation of the Haitian culture.

I am Juhakenson Blaise, a journalist based in the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I cover the news that develops in this city and deal with other topics related to the experience of Haitians for the Haitian Times newspaper. I am also a poetry lover.

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Garry Pierre-Pierre

Garry Pierre-Pierre is a Pulitzer Prize-winning multimedia and entrepreneurial journalist. In 1999, he left The New York Times to launch The Haitian Times, a New York-based English-language publication serving the Haitian diaspora. He is also a co-founder of the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at City University Graduate School of Journalism and a senior producer at CUNY TV.

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