After fifty-five off-Broadway performances in New York since March 1st, Baba Brinkman took a short break over the past few weeks. He was not leaning back, no, not all. And now Rap Guide to Consciousness continues off-Broadway for another five weeks of fun, music, and education.
Singer and Musician Leila Williams from London found the licensing procedure as an independent musician much too complicated and intransparent. As a consequence, she didn’t license her music to advertisement, TV, films, and gaming for a long time. But she didn’t stop there and started the project The Unsigned Library. It aims to simplify and demystify music licensing and make it fair for independent artists who can’t afford a lawyer. She is now crowdfunding to kickoff her project from musicians to musicians. Continue reading →
Ennio Marchetto loves to dress up. Most noteworthy, his dresses are made of paper and carton, therefore the additive “The Living Paper Cartoon.” And by exaggerating typical features such as hairstyle (Tina Turner), tooth position (Freddie Mercury) or iconic dresses (Lady Gaga’s flesh) and through the playback music, Ennio’s figures are recognized worldwide although he completely renounces language.
Hacking censorship with music? While press freedom is not available in the worlds most oppressed societies – global music streaming sites are. Reporters Without Borders Germany created a digital loophole to evade censorship. It’s called The Uncensored Playlist.
Washington’s power combo Bad Moves play a total of four gigs at SXSW in Austin, Texas. The first one today, Thursday, March 13, as part of their label Don Giovanni’s showcase at Sidewinder. If you’re there, don’t miss it.
In an industry of saturation, as today’s music business should be seen, it is tough to stay focused on the artistic part. Understanding your band as a business is an often heard advice. Much more, there are books written about it. On the other hand, the WUMP Collective pursues the strategy to stay full of integrity, This, by supporting each other as kind of a family.