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Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues to take a break before celebrating 30th anniversary in 2020
Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues to take a break before celebrating 30th anniversary in 2020

Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia -The Board of the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues has voted to postpone the festival’s 30th anniversary celebrations. The 30th festival will now be held in 2020. “It was not an easy decision to make but we all voted with the best interests of …

Breaking Sound Barriers: Indiana University Libraries to Present China’s Earliest Known Sound Recordings in Bilingual Web Project
Breaking Sound Barriers: Indiana University Libraries to Present China’s Earliest Known Sound Recordings in Bilingual Web Project

Bloomington, Indiana -The First Recordings from China Project, now underway thanks to $90,000 in funding from The Tang Research Foundation (TRF), is centered on 400 phonograph cylinders held by Indiana University Libraries’ Archives of Traditional Music. Recorded by …

Fender and Grammy® Award-winner Chris Stapleton Release All-New, Artist Signature Amplifier
Fender and Grammy® Award-winner Chris Stapleton Release All-New, Artist Signature Amplifier

Hollywood, California -Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today unveiled the all-new Fender ‘62 Princeton Chris Stapleton Edition amplifier. Available for purchase beginning this week at local dealers and on Fender.com, this amplifier release is Fender’s first …

Hal Leonard Celebrates 35 Years with Centerstream Publishing
Hal Leonard Celebrates 35 Years with Centerstream Publishing

Milwaukee, Wisconsin -Hal Leonard, the world's largest publisher of music performance and instructional materials, honored one of its longest-standing distribution partners at the 2019 NAMM Show. Hal Leonard Chairman and CEO Keith Mardak presented Centerstream President …

Eileen Strempel Named New Dean of UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Eileen Strempel Named New Dean of UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

Los Angeles, California -Eileen Strempel, opera singer and professor of voice in the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, has been named inaugural dean of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, effective July 8. “The Herb Alpert School of Music weaves …

Roxy Coss
Roxy Coss

New York, New York -Musician, Composer, Bandleader, Educator and Activist Roxy Coss has become one of the most unique and innovative Saxophonists on the scene. A recipient of an ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award, Downbeat Magazine listed her as a "Rising Star" …

IBERIABANK Invests in the New Orleans Music Economy Initiative
IBERIABANK Invests in the New Orleans Music Economy Initiative

New Orleans, Louisiana -IBERIABANK, the 131-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation (NASDAQ: IBKC), is pleased to announce its investment in the New Orleans Music Economy (NOME) initiative, led by Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.). While New Orleans has …

Is it possible to decolonize the Commons? An interview with Jane Anderson of Local Contexts
Local Contexts
Is it possible to decolonize the Commons? An interview with Jane Anderson of Local Contexts

New York, New York -Joining us at the Creative Commons Global Summit in 2018, NYU professor and legal scholar Jane Anderson presented the collaborative project “Local Contexts,” “an initiative to support Native, First Nations, Aboriginal, Inuit, Metis and Indigenous …

Marc Byers Named General Manager of Motown Records
Marc Byers Named General Manager of Motown Records

Los Angeles, California -Marc Byers has been named to the newly created position of General Manager, Motown Records, it was announced today by the label’s President Ethiopia Habtemariam, to whom Byers reports. The highly regarded entrepreneur and executive will oversee the …

Fender Diversifies Squier Lineup With Classic Vibe Series Refresh Inspired by Fender® Guitars, Basses of the `60s and `70s
Fender Diversifies Squier Lineup With Classic Vibe Series Refresh Inspired by Fender® Guitars, Basses of the `60s and `70s

Hollywood, California -Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced the refresh of the Squier® Classic Vibe Series, which now includes decade-specific Stratocaster®, Telecaster®, Jaguar®, Mustang®, Jazzmaster®, Jazz Bass® and Precision Bass® models. The …

Fender® Introduces Next-level Amplifier Innovations, Elevates Popular Mustang™, Rumble™ and Bassbreaker™ Offerings
Fender® Introduces Next-level Amplifier Innovations, Elevates Popular Mustang™, Rumble™ and Bassbreaker™ Offerings

Hollywood, California -Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced a new lineup of guitar and bass amplifiers debuting at Winter NAMM 2019 in Anaheim, Calif. The additions include the Mustang LT25 , featuring an easy-to-use interface and versatil …

Launch of International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019
Launch of International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019

Paris, Île-de-France, France -The International Year of Indigenous Languages, dedicated to the historically marginalized languages of peoples from the Polar Circle to the Arabian Peninsula, from Australia to East Asia and Central America, will be launched at UNESCO on 28 January …