Live Stream: Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit 2011

The Future of Music Coalition presents the second and final day of The Future of Music Policy Summit 2011. The Summit brings together an incredible array of musicians, arts advocates, policymakers, technologists, media representatives and industry figures to discuss issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy and law. Attendees will examine current trends while [...]

By | October 4th, 2011|Gig Bag|

Belgium: Meet Jane Lui, San Diego’s famous chanteuse

Cover My World #7: History of Lyrics That Aren't Lyrics We introduced Jane Lui last week with her mashup of Moves Like Jagger and Rainbow Connection.  Now she returns for an unprecedented second consecutive appearance in the Cover My World series.  Yes, she's THAT good. This edition finds her outside of LuieLand taking a chronological [...]

By | October 3rd, 2011|Gig Bag|

Future of Music Coalition Showcase at IOTA: 10/2 – 8 PM

The Silver Liners, Paul Pfau, Margot MacDonald, & PHZ-Sicks The lineup is set for the Future of Music Coalition's Local Music Showcase Sunday night at IOTA, and it's all good: MMT featured artist Margot MacDonald - read our story on her IndieGoGo campaign  Hip hop artist PHZ-Sicks (pronounced Physics) - go to Bandcamp for a [...]

By | October 1st, 2011|Gig Bag|

Miles Davis: the last concert

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) Not sure what is more amazing: his playing, or his ability to find and develop talent.  Take a look at the list of sidemen below. Incredible. From Wikipedia: Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, [...]

By | September 28th, 2011|Gig Bag|

Adventures in LuieLand: Jane Lui appearing in NYC & DC

Cover My World #6: Maroon 5 Meet the Muppets with Moves Like Jagger It's refreshing to have your expectations not just exceeded but upended and turned inside-out.   After spending a little time in LuieLand watching clever mash-ups of cover songs, I thought I had this Jane Lui thing figured out. Then I went over to [...]

By | September 21st, 2011|Gig Bag, Piano, Songs|

The end of world as we know it: R.E.M. no more

I can't think of another band that maintained its integrity over three decades of playing.  Thanks for everything. A wise man once said-- "the skill in attending a party is knowing when it's time to leave." We built something extraordinary together. We did this thing. And now we're going to walk away from it. I [...]

By | September 21st, 2011|Gig Bag, music industry|

Hi-Fi 2.0: Analog vs. Digital – Everybody Wins! (Loses)

Part 2 in a series: After decades of continual improvements in audio recording and playback technologies, the average 21st Century listener will hear most music at lower fidelity than before the millennium. How did this happen, and can anything be done about it? In Part 1, we reviewed some of the reasons for the general [...]

By | September 1st, 2011|Tech|

Margot MacDonald & the Audio Conundrum

Sign up at IndieGoGo to support Margot MacDonald's next release Margot MacDonald has been performing for over 10 years and released three CDs, but none of her recordings to date truly reflect the breadth and depth of her talents. She aims to fix that with her next release, and wants your help to make it [...]

By | July 31st, 2011|Gig Bag, Songs|

Will there ever be a music industry again?

Roger McNamee presents at The Paley Center For Media Microsoft is over.  Google may already be done.  There is no money in the music industry, and there may never be again.  Interesting thoughts from Roger McNamee's presentation at The Paley Center For Media.  Go straight to the music industry segment here. via Bob Lefsetz

By | July 26th, 2011|music industry|

They Might Be Giants: FLAC for the People

Brooklyn’s Ambassadors of Love serve up 18 new songs - No waiting! TMBG's new release Join Us is available from their site in either MP3 or FLAC (lossless) format for one low price of $9.99.  (Vinyl available for one low price of $15.) MMT is pleased to see bands such as TMBG and OK Go [...]

By | July 18th, 2011|Gig Bag, Songs|