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An Evening of New Music: Zoe Keating, Noveller & LESQ

An interview with Jonathan Matis On Saturday, April 14, 2012 Zoe Keating, Noveller, and the Low End String Quartet (LESQ) came together at the CenterStage in Reston, Virginia for an evening of new music. LESQ started the night with compositions from founder Jonathan Matis, and closed their set with premieres of new works commissioned from [...]

By | May 13th, 2012|Alt-Classical, Gig Bag|

Fab Faux at GW Lisner in DC 5/4/12: Promo Code FAB

From the Cavern to the Rooftop: This Friday in Washington, DC In their 6th annual visit to DC, the five core band members of the Fab Faux will perform the rock and roll music of the Beatles from the early days at the Cavern Club to their very last show on the rooftop. The band [...]

By | April 30th, 2012|Gig Bag|

Erin McKeown and Slung-lo: Whose hit is it anyway?

Where does inspiration stop and infringement begin? Erin McKeown is a two-time MMT Fammy winner, featured performer, and former Free Friday pick. And she writes hit songs. Allegedly. You'll see. Her essay below originally appeared in Techdirt, where it garnered over 140 comments, split between supporters and detractors of her copyright suit. Over on Gearslutz.com, [...]

By | April 29th, 2012|music industry, Songs|

Guernica 2012 (127 Months in Afghanistan)

via explore-blog:  ”Guernica 2012” – composer Daniel Starr-Tambor, who gave us the solar system set to music, commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Bombing of Guernica with a powerful piece, in which each note represents a life lost during “Operation Enduring Freedom” in and around Afghanistan, using only the fundamental notes and harmonics of the [...]

By | April 28th, 2012|Alt-Classical|

Getting the most out of iTunes Match: Part 1

Get started: Set up iTunes Match and upgrade your audio files Wondering whether iTunes Match is worth $24.99 a year?  Assuming you have iTunes on your computer and a music library of several hundred or thousands of songs, ask yourself two questions: 1. Do you own an Android or iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod [...]

By | April 2nd, 2012|iThing, Tech|

MOG for iPad: best streaming music app for the new iPad?

MOG released their first iPad app today, and it's a good one. Purpose-built for the iPad and the new Retina display, it features smooth scrolling, intuitive navigation and controls, and dazzling full-screen album art.  Combine all this with Wi-Fi and AirPlay streaming at 320 kbps, and it's easy to see why Josh Constine at TechCrunch [...]

By | March 27th, 2012|iThing, Tech|

Bleu: MMT Featured Artist

SXSW: Showcase > Panel > House Concert - All Bleu, All the Time It's all about the songs. Forget The Voice, American Idol, X Factor.  There are plenty of talented singers out there, but can any of them write a song that will be remembered fifteen minutes from now?  That's where Bleu comes in. A [...]

By | March 13th, 2012|MMT Featured Artists|

Free Friday: SXSW – 2nd Edition

SXSW® starts  today with long lines, pouring rain, and a trademarked nickname for those officially in the know: SOUTH BY™ (seriously).  The music portion of the festival doesn't begin until March 13th, and badges are still available. If you can't make it to Austin this year, MMT℠ has several no cost, no hassle, no passport [...]

By | March 9th, 2012|free friday|

BAMM.tv and the future of music

Free HD video production and global distribution for your music If you're making music the world needs to hear, and your best concert footage was captured on a flip-phone, you should check out BAMM.tv. Founded by brothers Chris and Nick Hansen, BAMM.tv works with emerging artists to capture performances in HD video and high-quality audio [...]

By | February 19th, 2012|Gig Bag, music industry|

Cover My World: Super Sunday Spectacular!

Walk off the Earth covers Goyte & a special Madonna cover from Jane Lui It's been a while since we've seen a cover that was mind-trippingly good enough to warrant a new installment of Cover My World.  Well here it is.  Five players (L-R): percussion, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass, and effects. One instrument: Epiphone [...]

By | February 4th, 2012|Gig Bag, Songs|