I asked a question of the friends on this network on who has the "Manual on Digital Distribution" of your recorded music. I got a few answers. Mostly I got a lot of people that said that they had NO IDEA with requests that said, if I found out, tell them.
So this discussion is about developing that Manual and FAQ. Post away with your questions and answers!
A year and a half later, we're still on CDBABY, love their service, and also use TUNECORE.com. TuneCore is basically a broker that with a single album upload, sends your music to many different digital download sites at once, including iTunes in 5 markets, Rhapsody, Amazon mp3, Amazon On Demand, Napster, Lala, and many more all the time. At present, we are on 11 "non-itunes" stores, and in 5 iTunes markets, including US, UK/EU, Australia/NZ, Japan, and Canada.
The cool thing is that even if TuneCore expands its vendor availability, you still pay the same flat rate every year to renew. I believe we spent $40 to get Tim Ballard's "Easy Does It" going, which covers fees for your first year, and then we renew it every year for $19.99.
Going this road saved us a lot of time in re-submitting the same material to each different platform and then hanging around, praying that they'll choose to accept you. With TuneCore, they accept, that's it, and pay (sometimes tiny) royalties whenever someone even LISTENS to 30 seconds of your songs out there.
TuneCore also offers a free Excel spreadsheet of transactions on songs that customers not only bought, but also listened to every month, and for an extra fee, you can order detailed trending reports. We have not taken advantage of this service, as the free reports are enough for our business size.
We are not bound or paid by TuneCore in anyway; so know that we just love their service as dedicated partners in music.
The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
Grady Tate began his jazz career as a much-celebrated drummer, backing such icons as Wes Montgomery, Ella Fitzgerald, and Quincy Jones. Tate has since traded in his skins for a microphone at center stage, where he delivers smooth and soulful baritone vocals. With pianist John di Martino, Tate sings "Everybody Loves My Baby" and "Where Do You Start."
He was a soulful reedman, an amazing talent scout for decades and a bandleader of one of the country's most popular acts. Born in 1913, Herman led "Thundering Herds" that were both big draws and well-respected by the likes of Igor Stravinsky. Here are five recordings which still sound fresh today.
Hear passionate improvisation across borders on Colombian harp, Argentinian bandoneón, Venezuelan cuatro and vibes from the U.S. In a set with Castañeda, his trio and special guests perform at the Americas Society in New York.
Ever since he started becoming one of the best alto saxophone players in the world, Zenón has drawn from his upbringing in Puerto Rico. But, like many Puerto Ricans, Zenón lives in New York — where his quartet of 10 years has finally been invited to play the Vanguard. It presents new music in concert.