How To Optimise Your Music Practice ~ Ten Easy Tips

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      “If you sound great in the practice room, you’re practising the wrong thing” ~ Unknown For professional musicians it can be hard to find the time to practice but for every musician, whether professional or beginner, a …

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How Many mp3s Do You Have To Sell To Pay Your Rent?

      This is a great chart. It shows in general how little money is actually made selling music files. In detail it illustrates that a song needs at least a million streams (and probably many more) for artists …

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NEWS ~ Ipanema Lounge Project ~ Every 1st Saturday of the Month at the Left Coast Wine Bar 8 – 11 pm!

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                                                    Donating = Loving Please support the arts! You can purchase my music and spoken …

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“Money For Nothing” An Article Pro Fair Trade Music by Michel Cicero

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Great Review of Frances Livings’ new CD

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The World I am Livings In Frances Livings   Moontraxx Records – MXFL2013-014 Available from Frances Livings’s Bandcamp page.       A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange by Mark S. Tucker (progdawg@hotmail.com) Following the release of a half-dozen …

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Happy Birthday, Ella Fitzgerald!

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      The so-called “Queen of Jazz”, Ella Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), would have turned 96 today! Also known as the “First Lady of Song” and “Lady Ella”, she was an American jazz vocalist with …

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NEW RELEASE: Frances Livings ‘The World I Am Livings In’, Moontraxx 2013

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      Moontraxx Records is proud to announce the release of a brand new album: “The World I Am Livings In” by Frances Livings. The British born songwriter Frances Livings has released her first solo album with original material: …

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Happy Birthday Tom Jobim!

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Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim (January 25, 1927 in Rio de Janeiro – December 8, 1994 in New York, buried on December 13, 1994 in Rio de Janeiro). Today, the 25th of January 2013 would have been Tom Jobim’s …

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California Jazz Foundation Presents “Groovin With The Stars” ~ directed by Greg Porée

                          This Sunday October 7, from 2 pm – 5 pm, Guitarist Greg Porée will direct the rhythm section from the Dancing with the Stars Orchestra, featuring: Tom Ranier, piano …

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Ipanema Lounge Project live again in October!

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Just a quick post to let you know that our next Ipanema Lounge Project event will be taking place in October – just in case you hadn’t seen it in the calendar: It will be on Sunday, October 14 2012 …

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Rumblefish and ‘False’ Copyright Claims on YouTube ~ An Open Letter

Despite having disputed their actions, the music licensing company Rumblefish has stubbornly been claiming the copyright to some of our songs uploaded on YouTube. Hopefully this very annoying problem will soon be resolved. Here is our email to YouTube’s copyright …

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