JJA ONLINE PANEL DISCUSSION
Jazz Reviewers, Record Producers and Digital Downloads
Tues March 12 | 8pm EST
Free and open to all but you must REGISTER in advance
part of the Jazz Journalists Association 2013 Online Training Series
If you are a jazz writer, how do you feel about digitally-downloaded review copies? If you produce jazz recordings, what advantages and disadvantages could distributing digital review copies have for you? More musicians and record labels are experimenting with providing digital downloads to writers and publications for consideration of coverage. At the same time that online music sales have grown relative to hard-copy cds, mailing costs for review copies have shot up, and many jazz journalists have run out of space to store physical review copies. But do reviewers and editors accept music in electronic formats? And with so many albums being released, is there a clever technological way musicians can match their music to those journalists who most likely will have an interest in it, while not bothering the others? Will better-focused publicity and promotion campaigns be more productive for independent artists and their labels, or will tightly targeted music delivery keep a larger pool of potential reviewers from discovering new music as serendipity? These issues and others will be taken up by our online panel: REGISTER
Jason Kao Hwang is a New York-based violinist/violaist, composer, improviser, ensemble leader and filmmaker whose award-winning works, sometimes blending Chinese instruments with Western ones, have been released on the Innova, Mulatta, Eunonymus, Victo, New World and CRI record labels. His more recent albums are Burning Bridge,commissioned by Chamber Music America/New Jazz Works, and Symphony of Souls, on which he conducts his string orchestra Spontaneous River. Jason has also taught and lectured widely.
Robert Bartosh is CEO of RadioSubmit, "presenting new music to radio stations worldwide" employing several digital formats as part of promotional campaigns initiated by musicians and record labels. RadioSubmit currently has membership of more than 6000 AM, FM and internet radio stations.
Howard Mandel (Panel Moderator) president of the Jazz Journalists Association, started writing record reviews for DownBeat in 1975 and has written dozens of liner notes for both independent and major label releases. A freelance writer and author, Howard produces arts segments for National Public Radio, teaches at New York University, and maintains the blog ArtsJournal.com/JazzBeyondJazz.
THANKS! Hope you can join us online on March 12.
Joyce Feigenbaum is promotion and publicity director of Cuneiform Records, an independent label releasing adventurous music across genre boundaries, established in 1984 in association with the online music store Wayside Music, operating from Silver Springs, Md. Recent Cuneiform releases include Wadada Leo Smith's Ten Freedom Summers, Rob Mazurek Octet's Skull Sessions, and Curtis Hasselbring's Number Stations.
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