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Chicago History Museum Makes Thousands of Blues Images From the Raeburn Flerlage Archives Available to the Public
Chicago History Museum Makes Thousands of Blues Images From the Raeburn Flerlage Archives Available to the Public

Chicago, Illinois -Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, BB King, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan are just some of the artists captured by the remarkable and relatively unknown Chicago blues and American music photographer Raeburn Flerlage. The Chicago History Museum …

Roscoe Mitchell, Gerald Clayton, & Marilyn Bergman Receive Awards At ASCAP Jazz Awards
Roscoe Mitchell, Gerald Clayton, & Marilyn Bergman Receive Awards At ASCAP Jazz Awards

Los Angeles, California -Roscoe Mitchell Receives Prestigious ASCAP Founders Award Gerald Clayton Honored With ASCAP Vanguard Award At 2018 ASCAP Jazz Awards Marilyn Bergman Recognized with Inaugural ASCAP President's Award Tonight, ASCAP, The …

Gator Cases Acquires Levy’s Leathers
Gator Cases Acquires Levy’s Leathers

Tampa, Florida -Gator Cases, a leading multi-faceted accessory manufacturer, announced today the acquisition of Levy’s Leathers Ltd, a manufacturer of fine leather guitar straps and accessories based in Canada. Operations for both companies will c …

EFF Asks Copyright Office to Improve Exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
EFF Asks Copyright Office to Improve Exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Washington, District of Columbia -The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asked the Librarian of Congress today to limit the legal barriers people face when they want to repair and modify software-enabled products, so that they—not manufacturers— control the appliances, …

Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins Designates Major Gift to Oberlin
Bengt Nyman
Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins Designates Major Gift to Oberlin

Oberlin, Ohio -Newly created Sonny Rollins Jazz Ensemble Fund will support exemplary conservatory musicians and service efforts. In a career spanning seven decades, Sonny Rollins has left an indelible mark on the international ja …

ArtistWorks.com Announces Series A First Closing and Growth Debt Financing Closing
ArtistWorks.com Announces Series A First Closing and Growth Debt Financing Closing

Napa, California -ArtistWorks, an online music education company, today announced the first closing of their Series A round and the completion of a $1.1M growth debt financing with Montage Capital. The $1.6M Series A funding will remain open to investors …

Tyron Cooper named director of IU's Archives of African American Music and Culture
Tyron Cooper named director of IU's Archives of African American Music and Culture

Bloomington, Indiana -Tyron Cooper, assistant professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies, has been selected to be the director of the Archives of African American Music and Culture starting January 1, 2018. Cooper, who earned his master’s degr …

Doug Lady Appointed Chairman of the Music Achievement Council
Doug Lady Appointed Chairman of the Music Achievement Council

Milwaukee, Wisconsin -Hal Leonard Senior Vice President - Sales Doug Lady has been appointed Chairman of the Music Achievement Council. Lady succeeds Rick Young of Yamaha Corporation of America who retired after ten years as the council's chairman. Lady has b …

Dualtone Music Group secures publishing administration rights for Chuck Berry catalogue
Dualtone Music Group secures publishing administration rights for Chuck Berry catalogue

Nashville, Tennessee -Dualtone Music Group, an Entertainment One (eOne) Company, announces that it has entered into an agreement with Isalee Music Publishing to administer hit songs written by music legend Chuck Berry. As part of the deal, Dualtone has …

New Report Reveals Findings about the Arts and Health in Older Adults
New Report Reveals Findings about the Arts and Health in Older Adults

Washington, District of Columbia -Older adults who create art and attend arts events have better health outcomes than adults who do neither is one of the conclusions in a new report published by the National Endowment for the Arts. Staying Engaged: Health Patterns of Old …

NEH Pledges $2.1 Million to Revitalize Endangered Native American Languages
NEH Pledges $2.1 Million to Revitalize Endangered Native American Languages

Washington, District of Columbia -Partnership with First Nations Development Institute among several NEH grants to preserve and document Native American history and culture The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced a three-yea …

Esperanza Spalding Appointed to Harvard’s Music Department Faculty
Johann Sauty
Esperanza Spalding Appointed to Harvard’s Music Department Faculty

Cambridge, Massachusetts -We are pleased to report that Esperanza Spalding has joined the faculty of the Department of Music at Harvard University as Professor of the Practice, with an appointment beginning July 2017. Spalding will teach a range of courses in son …