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Pirates

Pirates

0 / February 7, 2014 3:35 pm

Yesterday I was having a conversation with a good friend of mine – Ruth Price who is the presenter behind Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles. We talked about many things – the first time we worked together, which was a […]

South African Airways = FUBAR

South African Airways = FUBAR

2 / May 11, 2013 1:55 pm

(FUBAR = military slang for “F*cked up beyond all reason”) There’s an old Phil Woods quote that runs like this: “They (the promoters) don’t pay us to play – they pay us to get there”. The idea, of course, is […]

What is a “Producer”?

What is a “Producer”?

6 / February 12, 2013 8:35 am

I am writing this post in acknowledgment that I may have an outdated idea of what “producing” a musician may mean. And would like your feedback & help on correcting my perspective if you think I am wrong? Because somethings […]

Fatoumata Diawara “Fatou”

Fatoumata Diawara “Fatou”

0 / September 28, 2012 4:00 pm

We regularly get excited about music that we aren’t directly involved with, obviously. And anything coming out of Mali springs to our immediate attention – with a list of musicians like Oumou Sangare, Salif Keita & Amadou & Mariam coming […]

Is “Jazz” cool anymore? Well, ask Nicholas Payton!

Is “Jazz” cool anymore? Well, ask Nicholas Payton!

20 / January 2, 2012 5:27 pm

Nicholas Payton has recently stirred up a hornets nest of activity on Facebook and Twitter by asserting that “Jazz is dead” and stating that we ought to abandon the term “jazz” altogether. He did so in an interesting, almost poem-like post […]

Amazon’s new digital pricing is unfair to artists!

Amazon’s new digital pricing is unfair to artists!

1 / May 4, 2011 10:04 pm

Amazon has just announced that they will start selling music for $0.69 per track in an effort to gain market share and compete better with Apple iTunes. iTunes sells individual tracks for $0.99 or $1.29. It appears that Amazon has hovered […]

The Wommusic blog

The Wommusic blog

0 / March 10, 2011 4:07 am

This blog will be the opportunity for us to tell you little anecdotes from our daily lives in the music business, whether it be something that happened during one of our tours, a glitch during a recording session or perhaps […]