Music industry – Swedish Music Shop http://swedishmusicshop.com/ Mon, 14 Mar 2022 00:22:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://swedishmusicshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1.png Music industry – Swedish Music Shop http://swedishmusicshop.com/ 32 32 Avihay Dei Busts 3 Music Industry Myths https://swedishmusicshop.com/avihay-dei-busts-3-music-industry-myths/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 22:27:27 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/avihay-dei-busts-3-music-industry-myths/ Every soul interested in music, even remotely, has often dreamed of performing in crowded auditoriums, having millions of fans, and creating a life based on success in the niche they love with all their heart. Avihay is credited with launching a successful music career and spearheading several notable projects in collaboration with notable producers and […]]]>

Every soul interested in music, even remotely, has often dreamed of performing in crowded auditoriums, having millions of fans, and creating a life based on success in the niche they love with all their heart.

Avihay is credited with launching a successful music career and spearheading several notable projects in collaboration with notable producers and musicians around the world. Avihay Dei is well aware that the music industry has its share of misconceptions too. Here, Avihay helps us disassemble some of them.

A career in music on talent alone

“There is no career without talent. This I can testify to. But to say that a musician’s career can take off solely on the basis of talent is a little too naïve,” says Avihay Dei, explaining why talent can never go the distance with proper backup from other channels. As a successful recording artist, Avihay Dei knows how effective content and different marketing verticals can be in driving the career of an aspiring musician.

The music industry does not welcome foreigners

While this may have been true in some music marketing circles in the past, today anyone with the talent and following the right entrepreneurial and marketing strategies can enter the music industry and grow it. “Ask Justin Bieber! Now a music millionaire, Bieber never had the big musical connections he can brag about when he launched his dreams on YouTube. But he worked hard to market his music and himself, and soon enough he became an integral part of the music scene,” Avihay points out. Especially with the influence of social media, where even Instagrammers and YouTubers are becoming influential stars in the mainstream, the music industry has opened its doors to outsiders more than ever before.

A music career isn’t so great anymore

“Ask any newcomer to the industry who’s even had enough success, and the artist will attest to how awesome the music industry is,” says Avihay Dei. “You don’t even have to worry about the competition. If you have the talent and the entrepreneurial spirit to back it up, there’s plenty of room in the industry. With millions of music lovers hooking up to songs from new artists in the industry exploring new frontiers such as online ratings and NFTs, the music industry is just exploring several new paths to more awesomeness. .

As a pioneer continuing to take the industry by storm, Avihay Dei knows how important it is to dismantle misconceptions and break down long-standing barriers to changing the way people think and evolve. With these insights into some of the most popular misconceptions in the music industry, Avihay Dei has lit the way for budding music aficionados.

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WCS Professional Diploma students learn about the music industry https://swedishmusicshop.com/wcs-professional-diploma-students-learn-about-the-music-industry/ Sat, 12 Mar 2022 07:00:40 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/wcs-professional-diploma-students-learn-about-the-music-industry/ Professional Diploma students from Independence and Ravenwood High Schools got a taste of the music industry during a visit to the Sputnik Sound Recording Studio on March 1. District vocational diploma classes focus on teaching state standards that equip students with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for employment after high school. Each year, classes […]]]>

Professional Diploma students from Independence and Ravenwood High Schools got a taste of the music industry during a visit to the Sputnik Sound Recording Studio on March 1.

District vocational diploma classes focus on teaching state standards that equip students with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for employment after high school. Each year, classes are allowed four trips to explore various careers in the community, and their latest adventure took them to a music studio.

“We have several students at RHS and IHS who are interested in a career in the music industry,” said Dawn Edens, RHS Occupational Diploma teacher. “The owner of Sputnik Sound is a personal friend of mine and graciously agreed to visit our students, answer questions and show us around his studio in Berry Hill.”

At the studio, students learned how a song is recorded and produced. The visit also encouraged several students to look into opportunities in the music industry.

“I’m pretty sure we heard ‘that’s so cool’ a hundred times that day,” Edens said. “We researched various careers in our class, but being able to interview a Grammy-winning producer in his studio made that even more valuable.”

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Universal Music Group announces the suspension of its activities in Russia https://swedishmusicshop.com/universal-music-group-announces-the-suspension-of-its-activities-in-russia/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 23:56:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/universal-music-group-announces-the-suspension-of-its-activities-in-russia/ The logo of Universal Music Group (UMG) is seen on a building in Zurich, Switzerland July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 8 (Reuters) – Universal Music Group (UMG.AS) said on Tuesday it was suspending all operations in Russia and closing its offices, as it joined a […]]]>

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March 8 (Reuters) – Universal Music Group (UMG.AS) said on Tuesday it was suspending all operations in Russia and closing its offices, as it joined a growing number of companies protesting violence in Ukraine.

The decision by the world’s largest music company follows Spotify’s announcement last week that it would close its offices in Russia in response to what it described as Moscow’s unprovoked attack on the Ukraine.

“We urge an end to the violence in Ukraine as soon as possible,” Universal Music said in a statement. “We adhere to international sanctions and, along with our employees and artists, have worked with groups from various countries (including the United States, United Kingdom, Poland, Slovakia, Germany, Czech Republic and Hungary ) to support humanitarian aid efforts to provide urgent aid to refugees in the region.

The music industry once saw Russia as a promising emerging market, with streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify attracting millions of subscribers in a place once dominated by piracy. Russia ranks among the top 20 global markets, with recorded music sales reaching $199 million in 2020, with a growth rate of 30%, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.

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Publicist – Pedestrian Jobs https://swedishmusicshop.com/publicist-pedestrian-jobs/ Mon, 07 Mar 2022 04:20:03 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/publicist-pedestrian-jobs/ The company Habit is an independent Australian-based music marketing agency specializing in advertising, radio and digital marketing. Habit has delivered highly effective campaigns for a variety of clients including The Strokes, Middle Kids, The Kooks, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Handsome Touring, Kobalt Label Services, AWAL, Dew Process, Bugs, Gang Of Youths, Teen Jesus […]]]>

The company

Habit is an independent Australian-based music marketing agency specializing in advertising, radio and digital marketing.

Habit has delivered highly effective campaigns for a variety of clients including The Strokes, Middle Kids, The Kooks, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Handsome Touring, Kobalt Label Services, AWAL, Dew Process, Bugs, Gang Of Youths, Teen Jesus And The Jean Teasers, The Vaccines, Sports Team, and many more.

The Opportunity
We are currently looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and passionate individual to join our team as a Publicist.

Skills and qualities required

• Minimum 2 years work experience in music advertising.
• Knowledge of the Australian music industry, in particular music media.
• Experience planning and executing music releases in accordance with industry best practices.
• Existing media relations highly desirable.
• Experience liaising with clients and generating weekly reports.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to work independently and without supervision.
• Very organized. You’ll love the spreadsheets, to-do lists, and deadlines.
• Excellent computer skills, preferably on Mac operating systems.
• Goal oriented and highly motivated to succeed.
• A passion and love for music and working in the music industry.
• Active participant in the local music scene.
• Completed studies in communication/advertising desirable but not essential.

Responsibilities

• Implement campaigns and communicate with clients on appropriate timelines and strategies.
• Daily liaison with media including radio, online, print and TV.
• Present and follow up on new musical and editorial ideas to the media via email and phone.
• Writing, preparing and sending press releases.
• Prepare and regularly update client reports.
• Communicate and report to customers.
• Come up with creative ideas to help our clients gain media coverage.

This is a full time position. Working remotely, you will ideally be based in Sydney or Melbourne, but we are open to applications from any location in Australia.

If you are interested, please send an email with the subject “Application for a Publicist Role” along with a cover letter, CV and a list of your 3 favorite Australian releases so far since 2022 at info@habitmusic.co

Deadline for submitting applications – Friday 11 March

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Spotlight on sports and entertainment: response of the sports and entertainment industries to the war in Ukraine; and the launch of the Larry David documentary which was erased a day before its premiere | Foster Garvey PC https://swedishmusicshop.com/spotlight-on-sports-and-entertainment-response-of-the-sports-and-entertainment-industries-to-the-war-in-ukraine-and-the-launch-of-the-larry-david-documentary-which-was-erased-a-day-before-its-premi/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 23:31:36 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/spotlight-on-sports-and-entertainment-response-of-the-sports-and-entertainment-industries-to-the-war-in-ukraine-and-the-launch-of-the-larry-david-documentary-which-was-erased-a-day-before-its-premi/ Endorsement offers, sponsorships and investments Unbundled sponsorship investment in women’s sport to see 146% year-over-year increase: reportMarch 2, 2022 via Indian Express – BankWith the growth of connected devices, 40.7% of sports fans worldwide now stream live sports via digital platforms, according to the latest Nielsen Sports report. Titled “Fans are Changing the Game,” the […]]]>

Endorsement offers, sponsorships and investments

Unbundled sponsorship investment in women’s sport to see 146% year-over-year increase: report
March 2, 2022 via Indian Express – Bank
With the growth of connected devices, 40.7% of sports fans worldwide now stream live sports via digital platforms, according to the latest Nielsen Sports report. Titled “Fans are Changing the Game,” the Global Sports Marketing Report reveals new behaviors fans have adopted during the pandemic to connect with sports.

Name, Image, and Likeness Laws: A New Game for College Sports Marketing
March 1, 2022 via Biz Journal – Farm News
The landscape of college athletics has changed dramatically over the past year. Interestingly, the biggest change hasn’t happened on the playing field. Headlines in college athletics aren’t just about wins and championships anymore. Today, intercollegiate athletes are in the news for their involvement in marketing deals.

UEFA drops $45m Gazprom sponsorship as Russia sanctions increase
February 28, 2022 via Sportico – Business (subscription may be required)
UEFA have announced the cancellation of their $45m-a-year sponsorship with Russian energy company Gazprom in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last week. “UEFA has decided today to end its partnership with Gazprom in all competitions,” the organization said in a statement.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine jeopardizes millions of sponsorship dollars
February 25, 2022 via Sportico – Business (subscription may be required)
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created serious concerns across Europe. Since Wednesday night’s attack, a handful of countries, organizations and athletes have called for sanctions and the cancellation of major sporting events Russia was set to host. The latest organization to react is UEFA.

Meta Goes Deeper In NIL Forays With Teamworks, INFLCR Tie Up
February 25, 2022 via Sportico – Business (subscription may be required)
Tech giant Meta is expanding its name, image and likeness efforts in college athletics through a new partnership with sports technology provider Teamworks.

BlackRock and Warner Music invest $750 million in female and diverse artists
February 24, 2022 via Wall Street Journal – General (subscription may be required)
The companies are seeking stakes in new music copyrights in partnership with Influence Media BlackRock Inc. BLK and Warner Music WMG Group Corp. have invested $750 million in a fund to amass catalogs of music rights from female and diverse artists, according to people familiar with the deal. .

Celebrity endorsements are Cameo’s fastest growing business
February 8, 2022 via Bloomberg – Top Stories (subscription may be required)
Stars like Kevin of “The Office” and Ice-T are staking out the next frontier of digital sponsorship.


Sports

Roman Abramovich Chelsea sale: Russian owner says he will sell the club but it ‘won’t be fast-tracked’
March 2, 2022 via CBS Sports
Abramovich announced that the proceeds from the sale would go “to benefit all victims of the war in Ukraine”

FIFA bans Russia from World Cup as possible CAS fight looms
February 28, 2022 via Sportico – Law (subscription may be required)
In the wake of national football federations pledging to protest Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by boycotting matches with Russian teams, FIFA and UEFA have indefinitely banned Russian national and club teams of the international game.

Early returns are green for NBA season ticket renewals and prices, and everyone loves a good chip
February 27, 2022 via Sports Business Journal
Some 25 years after its last visit to Cleveland, the NBA held another All-Star weekend there, and the winter wind from the lake in February was no less forgiving than it was a quarter century ago. .

Biden SCOTUS nominee Jackson ruled in MLB doping defamation case
February 25, 2022 via Sportico – Law (subscription may be required)
President Joe Biden’s nominee for the United States Supreme Court, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, is no stranger to the intersection of sports and the law.

Hope Solo fights American football alone after being kicked out of USWNT lawsuit
February 25, 2022 via Sportico – Law (subscription may be required)
The pending settlement between the USWNT players and US Soccer in the pay discrimination dispute may not be the final word on whether the players were legally paid.


music industry

‘If we don’t get paid, songs don’t get created’: Songwriters take to the streets against Spotify
March 1, 2022 via Los Angeles Times
Songwriter Kennedi Lykken, 24, has written tracks for Dua Lipa, Ariana Grande and Britney Spears and won a Grammy Award. But she fears she also needs a more stable second job.

Billboard
March 1, 2022 via Billboard
It’s no surprise that Justin Bieber and The Weeknd are among the most nominated artists for this year’s Junos, with five nominations each, but you may be less familiar with the artist who leads the pack with six nominations: Charlotte Cardin The Montreal born singer-songwriter sings pop, electro and jazz.

Dee Snider ‘absolutely’ approves of Ukrainians using ‘We’re not going to take it’ as battle cry
February 28, 2022 via Billboard
On Saturday, February 26, the Twisted Sister frontman gave his stamp of approval to the country’s embattled citizens to use “We Not Gonna Take It” as a rallying cry in the fight against Russia.

Neil Diamond sells his entire catalog of songs to Universal Music Group
February 28, 2022 via New York Post
Neil Diamond is the latest music legend to sell his catalog of songs and the rights to all recordings from his career to Universal Music Group. UMG, which represents Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Adele and Kanye West, did not disclose the value of the deal.

Jason Aldean sells catalog of recorded music to Spirit Music Group
February 27, 2022 via RTT News
Spirit Music Group announced on Thursday the artist’s acquisition of the recorded music catalog of multi-Platinum country music singer-songwriter Jason Aldean. The acquisition includes 90% of Aldean’s recorded music catalog and includes nine albums in total.

R. Kelly’s accuser gets priority in royalty battle, panel rules say
February 23, 2022 via Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
An R. Kelly accuser who won a $4 million default judgment against him has dibs on his royalties to Sony on a commercial finance company in the same situation, a state appeals panel has ruled.


Cinema and television

NASCAR teams could seek bigger slice of revenue pie in next media deal
March 2, 2022 via Horrific Announcement
NASCAR’s next media rights deal won’t begin until 2025, but sports officials are preparing for negotiations. When NASCAR enters negotiations with the networks next year, they could also negotiate with the racing teams.

HBO’s Larry David documentary released a day before premiere
March 1, 2022 via Hollywood Reporter
The premium cabler says the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” creator would like to be filmed in front of an audience.

Turner obtains American football rights and will broadcast games on HBO Max
March 1, 2022 via Sportico – Business (subscription may be required)
Turner Sports is returning to the world of football, locking in the rights to broadcast home competitions for the US national team from 2023 to 2030. All matches will be shown on HBO Max, with around half also being shown on TNT or TBS.

WWE and A&E expand partnership and set 130 new hours of programming
March 1, 2022 via Sportico – Business (subscription may be required)
A&E and WWE have signed a multi-year extension to their programming partnership. Under the terms of the deal, Variety reports that A&E has ordered more than 130 hours of new programming centered around the sports-entertainment giant.

Disney Halts Upcoming Russian Theatrical Releases Amid Ukraine Invasion
February 28, 2022 via International Business Times
The Walt Disney Company said it would halt all future theatrical releases in Russia amid its dispute with Ukraine. “Given the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and the tragic humanitarian crisis, we are suspending the theatrical release of films in Russia, including Pixar’s upcoming ‘Turning Red,'” the company said.

SBJ Media: Charter, Sinclair continue RSN deal talks
February 27, 2022 via Sports Business Journal
Bally Sports’ RSNs will remain on Charter after a month-long extension and Sinclair has agreed.

Sean McVay rejects potential $100 million offer from Amazon to stay with Rams
February 25, 2022 via New York Post
Amazon Prime Video was planning to meet the Los Angeles head coach next week to become an NFL TV games analyst, and sources have estimated that the platform could go as far as offering five years and 100 million dollars for its exclusive Thursday Night Football package in the fall. .

Contrast between Alliance leagues more apparent as Big Ten turns to media rights
February 23, 2022 via Sports Business Journal
The Alliance conferences, Big Ten and Pac-12, seem to “see governance and other important topics through the same lens,” but “no matter how it relates to other leagues, the Big Ten is still the Big Ten,” according to Scott Dochterman of THE ATHLETIC.


Non-fungible tokens (NFT)

GP Metaverse combines gaming and collectibles to launch a revolutionary NFT project
March 2, 2022 via Atlanta New Online
The innovative metaverse project, GP Metaverse, is set to blaze a new trail in the digital space with the launch of an NFT-based virtual racing car collection.

GalaxE by HODL integrates NFT and Web3 Social to launch the first all-in-one metaverse
March 2, 2022 via PR Newswire
Social Web 3.0 is becoming the most popular, easiest and most intuitive concept to sell NFTs to fund projects, monetize content and validate ownership of digital and real assets.

Top 3 NFT Platforms in the Music Industry
March 1, 2022 via The Financial Analyst
Here to forever change the way artists and fans interact, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies are touring the music industry – from digital ticketing to distribution, NFTs are taking over. Let’s take a close look at the four major NFT platforms leading the way: Centaurify, MusicArt, and Meteora.

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U of A’s Hill Records Releases Debut EP Featuring Three Arkansas Artists https://swedishmusicshop.com/u-of-as-hill-records-releases-debut-ep-featuring-three-arkansas-artists/ Thu, 03 Mar 2022 06:17:24 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/u-of-as-hill-records-releases-debut-ep-featuring-three-arkansas-artists/ Photo submitted The cover of Hill Records’ debut EP, From The High Ground, is now available on streaming platforms. Hill Records, the U of A student record label, has released their debut EP, From the heightsavailable now on digital streaming services like Spotify. The compilation features music from three Arkansas artists selected […]]]>



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The cover of Hill Records’ debut EP, From The High Ground, is now available on streaming platforms.

Hill Records, the U of A student record label, has released their debut EP, From the heightsavailable now on digital streaming services like Spotify.

The compilation features music from three Arkansas artists selected in a 2021 call for entries: Pat Ryan Key, H3ADCANNON and Foxpaw.

Key, a native of northwest Arkansas and a longtime performer, is an award-winning producer and songwriter. He said his recent work is “a mix of soul, funk, roots and rhythm and blues” and that he aims for his music to appeal to a wide audience with “authentic lyrics and a versatile voice”. .

The eclectic Little Rock-based duo H3ADCANNON is made up of Sam Byrd and Dyl Wil, who describe their music as “limitless, full-throttle hyperpop.” The duo said they focus on “high-energy delivery and inventive combinations of pop punk, metalcore and electropop elements” to keep their work “focused on fun”.

Foxpaw is a self-proclaimed “acoustic-centric indie rock” solo project by Chandler B. of Fayetteville, who has said that it combines “rural and urban Southern inspiration, dreamlike instrumentation and vocals, and music-making methods. ‘old-school recording’ to provide listeners with an intimate musical experience.





The logo of Hill Records, run by U of A students, who just released their first EP, From the heightsavailable now on streaming platforms.

“Working with Hill Records has allowed me to be part of a grassroots organization made up of some of the best talent in Arkansas,” Chandler B. added. “As an Arkansas folk musician, it makes me proud to be part of a group that represents my house.”

Jake Hertzog, educational advisor on the Hill Records project, echoed those sentiments, adding that “it’s so exciting to partner with such fantastic musicians from Arkansan on this project.”

“In addition, our amazing students can gain real experience in the music industry while making connections in our region and preparing for various careers in the entertainment industry,” he said.

In addition to featuring these artists on his debut compilation EP, the artists of From the heights will also be featured alongside Hill Records artists selected from the current call for entries in a showcase at George’s Majestic Lounge at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3.

More details and information will be shared soon.

Visit hillrecords.uark.edu to learn more or submit a music submission.

About Hill Records: Hill Records is a student-run record label and entertainment project at the University of Arkansas. This cutting-edge initiative combines music industry pedagogy, entrepreneurial learning, and audio research into integrated, interdisciplinary experiences.

About Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences: The Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with three schools, 16 departments, and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the majority of the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students.

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas’ flagship institution, the U of A offers an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to the Arkansas economy through teaching new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and employment development, discovery through research and creative activity while providing training in professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation ranks the U of A among the top 3% of American colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. US news and world report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. Learn how the U of A is working to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.

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Music Venue Trust appoints new co-chairs https://swedishmusicshop.com/music-venue-trust-appoints-new-co-chairs/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 14:53:35 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/music-venue-trust-appoints-new-co-chairs/ The UK’s Music Venue Trust (MVT) has made a number of changes to its board. Bonita McKinney of Ingrooves and Phyllis Belezos of Heliocentric Entertainment were named co-chairs, succeeding Sarah Thirtle in the role. Both are trustees of the charity and have played an important role in its work throughout the pandemic, including assessing the […]]]>

The UK’s Music Venue Trust (MVT) has made a number of changes to its board.

Bonita McKinney of Ingrooves and Phyllis Belezos of Heliocentric Entertainment were named co-chairs, succeeding Sarah Thirtle in the role.

Both are trustees of the charity and have played an important role in its work throughout the pandemic, including assessing the financial support MVT has been able to provide to individual venues through its successful #SaveOurVenues campaign.

“I have been a proud member of the MVT Board of Directors and am thrilled to serve as Co-Chair,” says Belezos. “Music Venue Trust and the work of the team has helped venues not only survive the past two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, but supporting them in every way.

“My goal is to continue the building process so that venues not only survive, but thrive. I also want to help spark new ideas and structure part of the live industry that is fundamental to artists and all people. involved in our beloved grassroots music venue community.

McKinney adds, “I’ve seen the team work tirelessly during the pandemic and I want to help them and the venues we represent as much as possible. I am excited to lead the Board into the next chapter of MVT as we grapple with the post-pandemic music landscape and return to our core goals and mission.

“We welcome interest from anyone with relevant skills who is willing to volunteer their time and passion for grassroots music venues”

Scott Taylforth, Ticketmaster’s Chief Financial Officer, UK Customer Settlement, has also joined the MVT Board as Treasurer.

“Live music has played a major role in influencing my life for as long as I can remember,” he says. “Popular music venues are where it all begins, they are the breeding ground for an industry that brings in £5.8billion to the UK economy. Without them, many opportunities would be lost for future generations and the creative industries as we know them would cease to exist.

“I am absolutely honored to work with the MVT and look forward to working with the team and leveraging my financial experience in the music industry to help grow this incredible organization.”

Meanwhile, Bengi Unsal, ex-head of contemporary music at the Southbank Centre, is leaving the MVT board after four years but will serve as MVT’s industry patron, as well as becoming director of the Institute of contemporary art.

“We are delighted to welcome Phyllis, Bonita and Scott to these roles,” said MVT Chief Strategy Officer Beverley Whitrick. “Their experience, expertise and knowledge will be invaluable to our team as we navigate the next phase of MVT and put in place the necessary strategies to continue protecting the grassroots music venue community.

“We would also like to thank Bengi and all of our permanent trustees for their incredible contribution to Music Venue Trust. The charity will continue to grow its board and we welcome expressions of interest from anyone with relevant skills who is willing to donate their time and passion for grassroots music venues.


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What Alanis Morisette Told Olivia Rodrigo Not To Do ‘Unless You’ve Been Married 47 Years’ https://swedishmusicshop.com/what-alanis-morisette-told-olivia-rodrigo-not-to-do-unless-youve-been-married-47-years/ Sun, 27 Feb 2022 23:14:48 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/what-alanis-morisette-told-olivia-rodrigo-not-to-do-unless-youve-been-married-47-years/ Olivia Rodrigo and Alanis Morissette have a surprising number of similarities, despite their nearly three-decade age difference. Here’s the advice Morissette gave the young singer and what they have in common besides being successful in the music industry. Olivia Rodrigue | Leon Bennett/Getty Images Olivia Rodrigo and Alanis Morisette have a lot in common Alanis […]]]>

Olivia Rodrigo and Alanis Morissette have a surprising number of similarities, despite their nearly three-decade age difference. Here’s the advice Morissette gave the young singer and what they have in common besides being successful in the music industry.

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Olivia Rodrigo and Alanis Morisette have a lot in common

Alanis Morissette and Olivia Rodrigo have a lot in common, so it makes sense that Rolling Stone interviewed them in October 2021.

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Son of businessman Hannibal became big in the music industry | Story https://swedishmusicshop.com/son-of-businessman-hannibal-became-big-in-the-music-industry-story/ Sat, 26 Feb 2022 06:15:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/son-of-businessman-hannibal-became-big-in-the-music-industry-story/ Hannibal’s five brothers made it big in the music industry during the first quarter of the 20th century, producing sheet music that found its way into the Library of Congress. They grew up in the post-Civil War in the men’s clothing business, under the tutelage of their father, Israel Morris. But they came of age […]]]>

Hannibal’s five brothers made it big in the music industry during the first quarter of the 20th century, producing sheet music that found its way into the Library of Congress.

They grew up in the post-Civil War in the men’s clothing business, under the tutelage of their father, Israel Morris. But they came of age in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where the Joe Morris Music Co. was born around the turn of the century. The objective of the company: all that is musical.

One of their productions, a catchy tune promoting patriotism, played at raves during World War I. “There is a service flag flying in our house,” was probably on the lips of people back home in Hannibal.

And it was produced by none other than the Morris brothers:

Mark L. Morris, born in Chicago in 1863; and his younger brothers, all born in Hannibal: Solomon, 1866; Louis, 1868; Joseph, 1871; and Hyman, 1874.

As soldiers across the country performed their patriotic duty, and their loved ones anxiously awaited news from the front, Thomas Hoier and Bernie Grossman set their words to music written by Al. W. Brown. The music was later distributed as sheet music published in 1918 by the Joe Morris Music Co., from the company’s New York office.

Hannibal Roots

The Morris family traces its Hannibal roots to at least July 1, 1863, when the family patriarch, Israel, registered before the Civil War began. He said he was married, 36 years old, and lived in Hannibal’s second hall.

Israel and Hannah previously lived in Chicago, where the German immigrant worked for the S. Harris clothing store, located near the corner of Randolph and Wells streets. It was in Chicago that their son, Marcus (Mark) L. Morris was born in 1863. (The S. Harris store was located near the current site of the Cadillac Palace Theater in Chicago.)

After the Civil War, the Morris family moved to 206 N. Fourth St., Hannibal, a long-destroyed two-story brick house that stood roughly across from Trinity Episcopal Church. .

Israel Morris supported this family of boys by operating a men’s clothing and hat shop at 121 North Main Street. In 1871 he competed among other notable businessmen for clients of the same style of dress:

Jacob Harris, 111 N. Main;

Peter Henry, 321 N. Main;

Israel Kaufman, 119 N. Main;

Marsh and Morgan, 112 N. Main; and

Settles and Bowles, northwest corner of Main and Broadway.

In 1878, the Israeli-built commercial life in Hannibal collapsed. He made the sad trip to St. Louis, filing for voluntary bankruptcy.

At the start of the new decade, Israel Morris went to work as a salesman for Leopold Bros., 107 N. Main.

His son Marcus Morris accepted an internship at A. Shenker and Co., 411-413 Broadway.

In 1881 they had left the house they had occupied since 1866; instead moving to the east side of North Third St., north of Hill Street, and later to 111 N. Seventh St. and 218 S. Maple.

In 1885, the family had regrouped. A clothing store under the name of Israel’s wife, Hannah, operated at 101 Market. (As of 2022, the five-sided, two-story red brick building, still standing, is owned and occupied by White Oak Counseling, 1221 Market St.)

This unusually shaped building is the first in a row of buildings on the south side of the east end of The Wedge. Its unusual shape was designed to adapt to the topography of the neighborhood.

In 1888, the family lived at 111 N. Seventh St. Israel worked as an agent for his wife at 101 Market. Mark L. and Solomon L. Morris were clerks for their mother’s store. Louis Morris was a carrier for the post office.

In 1892, Joseph would open a news depot at 106 S. Main, selling books, stationery, and music. This shop was probably the catalyst for future trade relations.

Move to Philadelphia

After selling the Market Street clothing store to Charles Levy around 1895, the family left Hannibal.

By the time Solomon Morris married Miss Jennie Kory in St. Louis in January 1898, the Morris family had moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The newlyweds spent the night at the Planters Hotel in St. Louis, then traveled directly to Philadelphia. , where they would live their lives. Their family home was located at 857 N. Franklin, Philadelphia.

In July 1902, family members founded “Joseph Morris, Incorporated”. The company’s mission was to sell music and musical instruments.

The partners were Israel and Hannah Morris, and their sons, Joseph, Marcus and Hyman.

Sons Solomon and Louis were in the merchant clothing business for a time, but later joined the business.

Death of parents

Mrs. Hannah Morris died of pneumonia on May 1, 1907. Two years later, on March 12, 1909, her husband, Isreal, died aged 77. These former Hannibal business owners rest in Adath Jeshurun ​​Cemetery in Philadelphia.

Expansion

Their sons open an office in New York and Joseph Morris, whose name is associated with the business, divides his time between the two cities. Each of the brothers took turns in leadership roles in the business.

By 1922, the Philadelphia storefront, located at 6 N. 13th Ave., was selling musical instruments as well as sheet music.

Among the 10-inch double-disc phonograph records available for sale at the store in February 1922:

“The Sun Will Soon Shine”

“All I need is you”

“Goodbye, Pretty Butterflies”

Solomon Morris died in 1935. He was married to Jennie Kory in 1898. They had two daughters, Blanche and Sylvia.

Hyman Morris died on August 6, 1935, aged 60–61, on board a train at Atlantic City Station. He left his estate to his brothers Louis, Marc and Joseph.

Louis Morris died on December 5, 1939 in Miami Beach, Florida. He was married to Bertha Jacobs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in August 1907. She died January 1, 1952.

Marcus (Mark) L. Morris died in May 1939 at the age of 76. At the time of his death, he was residing at the St. James Hotel in Philadelphia, where he lived with his brother, Joseph Morris.

Joseph Morris died in 1941. The last of the brothers to die, he left his stock in the Morris Music Co., to his niece and nephew, Hannah and Raymond L. Kramer. Hannah was the only surviving child of her brother, Louis.

Other recipients were Blanche M. Cohen and Sylvia M. Lovett, daughters of Solomon Morris; and Bertha Morris, widow of Louis Morris.

The Morris brothers are buried with their parents in Adath Jeshurun ​​Cemetery in Philadelphia.

Note: The spellings of the names of Israel Morris, patriarch of the early Hannibal Morris family, were many and varied, including: Esreal, Ezra, Esrael.

Mary Lou Montgomery, retired as editor of the Hannibal (Mo.) Courier-Post in 2014. She researches and writes narrative-style stories about the people who served as a cornerstone in the founding of this region. Books available on Amazon.com by this author include, but are not limited to: “The Notorious Madam Shaw”, “Pioneers in Medicine from Northeast Missouri”, and “The Historic Murphy House, Hannibal, Mo., Circa 1870”. She can be contacted at Montgomery.editor@yahoo.com Her collective works can be found at maryloumontgomery.com

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From Tuna Fishing to Teenage Love: The Producer Behind K-Pop’s Biggest Stars | South Korea https://swedishmusicshop.com/from-tuna-fishing-to-teenage-love-the-producer-behind-k-pops-biggest-stars-south-korea/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 05:11:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/from-tuna-fishing-to-teenage-love-the-producer-behind-k-pops-biggest-stars-south-korea/ When Jin of superstar group BTS released Super Tuna – a catchy song about his favorite pastime, fishing – it instantly went viral. The track, written to commemorate the star’s birthday, has racked up more than 53 million views on YouTube since December, and on TikTok the hashtag #SuperTuna has inspired a viral dance challenge. […]]]>

When Jin of superstar group BTS released Super Tuna – a catchy song about his favorite pastime, fishing – it instantly went viral.

The track, written to commemorate the star’s birthday, has racked up more than 53 million views on YouTube since December, and on TikTok the hashtag #SuperTuna has inspired a viral dance challenge.

With the popularity of groups such as BTS and girl group Blackpink boasting tens of millions of international fans, K-pop dominates pop culture far beyond its South Korean homeland. As the importance of the industry intensifies, so does the importance of the teams that power K-pop – the creators behind every act responsible for music, fashion, choreography and more. again.

Bumzu is among them. The 30-year-old solo artist turned songwriter-producer, who co-produced Super Tuna, has become one of the most influential people in the K-pop industry. Seventeen, his biggest group, has sold over 10 million albums in South Korea and had four No. 1 hits on Billboard’s World Albums chart. Bumzu has also worked on tracks for other big names including Nu’est, Shinee, Rain and 2PM.

Boy band Seventeen has been one of South Korea’s best-selling K-pop groups over the past decade. Photography: Pledis Entertainment

“Honestly, I feel a lot of pressure. There are many times when this pressure eats at me. But it’s also true that this feeling pushes me to get stronger again,” said Bumzu, real name Kye Beom-joo.

K-pop is part of a multi-billion dollar industry that has become one of South Korea’s most valuable cultural products, with the country’s content industry exporting a record $11.92 billion in 2020. The popularity of K-pop continues to grow amid the rise of the Korean Wave, which also includes film, television, food, and beauty. As well as being a cultural phenomenon, he has also become an important source of political soft power for South Korea – and a source of fan activism for causes ranging from climate action to human rights. .

Yet even Bumzu struggles to identify the reasons for K-pop’s global appeal. “It’s like asking why barbecue is so delicious and being told it’s because there’s meat in it,” jokes Bumzu.

“I don’t think we can define K-pop by a few factors. We just make music that touches the heart.

From musical prodigy to producer

Bumzu grew up in Seoul surrounded by music. A talented child violinist, he was already imagining tunes and lyrics in his head at the age of five.

His older brother was passionate about music and filled the house with equipment, which left a lasting impression on Bumzu. He wasn’t allowed to touch anything for fear of breaking it, so he started working part-time and saving money to buy his own equipment. He explored music production using computer software, not too far removed from the techniques he uses today.

Bumzu was fascinated by visual kei – a mixture of glam rock, metal and punk popular in Japan since the 80s. He later fell in love with hip-hop, making beats and singing to it, and also R&B, listening to Boyz II Men and Brian McKnight on repeat.

In high school, he was determined to become a musician. In Seoul’s trendy Hongdae university district, he became active in the underground music scene.

“At the time, we called it underground. Most of the people who made music there are now creating what the public calls K-hip-hop. It’s not underground anymore,” he says.

James Corden is seen with J-Hope, Jin, Jimin, V and Jungkook of K-pop group BTS filming for The Late Late Show With James Corden in 2021.
BTS movie The Late Late Show starring James Corden in 2021. Photography: Bellocqimages/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

Bumzu’s career as a singer took off after appearing on the TV show Superstar K in 2012. Although he did not reach the end, he gained popularity and released his first EP a year later. .

He joined Pledis Entertainment – an agency recently acquired by Big Hit Music’s parent company, which is the origin of BTS – and began working as a vocal coach for a group of young trainees who would later become Seventeen. Bumzu was responsible for Seventeen’s debut hit, Adore U, about a teenager’s innocent confession of love.

“When composing the song, I thought it would be the perfect debut single for a group,” Bumzu said. “It helped me develop and refine my style.”

“No one can achieve everything or shine alone”

Most of Bumzu’s day is spent writing songs for artists, working in the studio, and attending meetings. There are few breaks. He constantly interacts with other producers, artists and label representatives.

“We live in an age of collaboration and open communication, and no one can accomplish everything or shine alone. I have a team to strengthen my expertise and I always consult professionals in other fields,” he says.

The South Korean group NU'EST.
Bumzu also produces the boy band Nu’est. Photography: Pledis Entertainment

One of the most important parts of Bumzu’s work is giving each act a unique sound. “Each band, each artist, has their own style, their own direction or their own goal,” he says. “The most important topic that we concern ourselves with every day is the unique flair, the color of this artist, this team.”

With Seventeen, Bumzu works most closely with band member, close friend and gym buddy Woozi, who co-writes and co-produces many of the band’s discographies.

“He’s a very talented artist and songwriter,” says Bumzu. “We share ideas, talk a lot and complement each other.

“I once asked Seventeen member Hoshi to think about the choreography first. Then we worked the rhythm from that, then the melody after that. I don’t have an order. fixed.

Bumzu says songwriting begins and ends with inspiration, which can come from anything. “There are times when I make track ideas and melodies in my head while holding dumbbells in the gym,” he says.

Bumzu
“I’m proud of the K-pop word, which starts with ‘K’ for Korea,” Bumzu says. Photography: Pledis Entertainment

“I feel like I’m in the same boat as the singers I produce for. We know that teamwork is important and everyone is trying to go in one direction. If I row in the opposite direction, we can’t sail where we want to go. Even a small paddle can have a big impact.

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