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This week: NEA gets a raise, Alan Gilbert announces his plans to step down, MMW jams with AWS, US Copyright Office suggests big changes to music licensing, and more.
- NEA – Might get a 2 million dollar raise.
- Alan Gilbert – Stepping down in 2017. #nowhiring
- MMW with AWS – Alarm System ensues.
- American Composers Forum – 2015 National Composition Contest winners.
- US Copyright Office – 245 pages of suggestions on music licensing.
This week on SoundNotion we have little music but lots of lawyers. SoundCloud is looking to solve licensing, Sony/ATV threatens to pull out of ASCAP/BMI, the NEA budget gets slashed 8 million bucks, and the FCC has received 647K comments on Net Neutrality.
- This week on SoundNotion we announced a plan to switch to audio only for all podcasts on the SoundNotion network. What do you think? Let us know in comments below (or on Facebook or Twitter or YouTube comments).
- In a move meant to protect the company from being sued out of existence by the major record labels, SoundCloud is in talks to hand over up to 15 percent of the company to secure licensing agreements.
- Sony/ATV has threatened to pull their catalog from ASCAP and BMI if the new royalty standards on streaming music aren’t to their liking.
- In a bold move to balance the federal budget, the Republican controlled Interior Appropriations Subcommittee has approved an 8 million dollar cut the the NEA budget (5.5% drop in the NEA budget change is 0.0002% of the federal budget). Let your representative know what you think about this.
- FCC head dingo and Chairman Tom Wheeler says that the commission has received 647,000 responses during the open comment period for Net Neutrality. You’ve still got time to post your own comment (you can tweet at him as well).
- This week the music world says goodbye to three great (and very different) artists. Tommy Ramone (the last of the Ramones) dies at 65. Influential American jazz bassist Charlie Haden dies at 76. And being reported after our Sunday morning record time, legendary conductor Lorin Maazel dies at 84.
This week on SoundNotion we discuss Charles Wuorinen’s opera Brokeback Mountain, the potential death knell for physical media, Osmo Vanska’s line in the sand, Obama’s new nominee to chair the NEA and Amazon’s symphony soap opera Mozart in the Jungle.
- This week on SoundNotion, the panel discusses Charles Wuorinen‘s opera Brokeback Mountain which is streaming for free now at medici.tv (based on the original short story).
- Recent Billboard numbers could indicate the beginning of the end for audio CDs.
- Osmo Vänskä wants to return to Minnesota over CEO Michael Henson‘s fired body.
- President Obama to nominate Jane Chu, current president of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, to chair the NEA.
- The panel has some strong words of criticism and praise for Dennis Tobenski‘s NewMusicBox piece on the business of being a composer. (It inspired Dave to try Gumroad.)
- And Amazon Original Series has a new soap opera set in a symphony orchestra, Mozart in the Jungle (the panel liked the pilot episode).
- Mozart in the Jungle pilot episode – Amazon Prime
CORRECTION: In the episode, we erroneously gave the impression that you must be an Amazon Prime subscriber to watch the pilot episode of Mozart in the Jungle. Blair Tindall, author of the book on which the show is based, let us know that this is not the case. Anybody can watch without being a Prime member. Sorry for the confusion. Thanks for setting us straight, Blair. Hooray free things!
The bass clarinet duo Sqwonk (Jeff Anderle and Jonathan Russell) joins us to talk about music for their chosen instrument, collaborating from around the world, and the fabled Appalachian creature that (sort of) shares their name.
- Jeff Anderle and Jonathan Russell explain the difference between the words Sqwonk and Squonk, and also how two bass clarinets playing together is really a thing now.
- We discuss Frank J. Oteri’s musings on the benefits and limitations of amateur music-making and community performance.
- There is a GOP proposal to cut the federal arts budget in half. Big deal?
- Pandora will offer more classical station options with the broadcast of full works, not just movements. Here’s to Movement II of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 going into Movement III!
- A new publishing model shows its head. Will it work?
This week, the panel is joined by composer, theorist and Aristotelian Richard Hermann. We discuss music theory…er No wait – We figure out what we mean by music theory and what it means to composers…well, some composers anyway. PLUS – The week’s news.
- This week, the panel is joined by composer, theorist, and AristotelianRichard Hermann.
- We discuss music theory…er No wait – We figure out what we mean by music theory (with mathematician Jack Douthett) and what it means to composers…well, some composers anyway.
- Most bangable members of the Phil? Really Village Voice? #FoTS Drew McManus has some thoughts on this.
- Placido Domingo is hospitalized this week with an embolism. Get well soon.
- Steinway & Sons is sold to the private equity firm Kohlberg & Company for $438 million.
- Last week at the Aspen Institute, the Kickstarter vs NEA debate was rekindled.
- Notable New York jazz clubs like Smalls have jumped on the webcasting bandwagon. They even plan on paying the musicians.
- John Zorn turns 60 (holy crap…really?) and gets insider recognition for a lifetime of outsider work.
- Leaving behind a lifetime of innovation (and some really awesome noise-canceling headphones), acoustic engineer and inventor Amar G. Bose dies at 83.