Herb Alpert horns in on this internet jazz.
Pop-jazz trumpeter and former A&M Records exec Herb Alpert flexes his philanthropic and entrepreneurial muscles with a new project called ArtistsHouseMusic.org, which goes live May 1. It looks like a comprehensive, one-stop resource for aspiring musicians and those seeking entry into the business side of the industry. Many kinds of practical advice will be provided by a learned panel of music-biz vets (including Randy Newman, Eurythmics' Dave Stewart, and Bob Jamieson) and academics with real-world experience. "No matter what the area of musical interest, the site aims to help further careers, or personal and professional music interest with content that is responsive to the needs of its community," claims a company representative.
You can learn more about this endeavor in ArtistsHouseMusic.org's official press release below or by visiting the site.
*** First-of-its-kind Online Musician's and Music Business Resource Site
to Revolutionize Path to Success
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ArtistsHouseMusic.org, the first free, comprehensive, and interactive online community for musicians and music business enthusiasts officially launches May 1. ArtistsHouseMusic.org is the only Web site providing expert advice from some of the most successful music entrepreneurs and educators in the country. Songwriting basics, how to book and promote gigs, the ins and outs of copyrighting and contracts, how to audition successfully, and how to become an effective music educator are just a few of the myriad subjects covered on the site. The site's conception and funding for its development comes from The Herb Alpert Foundation.
Named after the 1960s SoHo performance space founded by legendary saxophonist and 2007 Pulitzer Prize winner Ornette Coleman, ArtistsHouseMusic.org builds on Coleman's original vision of a communal and collaborative approach to creating music. The Artists House site captures the same spirit as its SoHo incarnation, in a version fit for the online world.
"When I was a young musician in 1950s Los Angeles, there were very few places to turn to for advice or knowledge on how to break into the music business," said world-renowned trumpet player and music icon Herb Alpert. "ArtistsHouseMusic.org fills a giant void in the online music education community. For the first time, expert information on building a career in music is accessible to everyone through the ease of the internet. This information would have been invaluable to me early on in my career."
As the music business continues to evolve, artists are increasingly taking their careers into their own hands. ArtistsHouseMusic.org is unique for its cutting edge technology, appeal to musicians of all genres, and for addressing an extensive array of careers in music. Through articles, up to the minute blogs and interviews, site visitors can access the minds of music luminaries like Lawrence Lessig, Donald Passman, Glen Ballard, Chris Blackwell, and Randy Newman.
The expertise and successes of its contributors makes ArtistsHouseMusic.org the most credible source of top-notch information on every facet of the music business. ArtistsHouseMusic.org offers tools and direction for people at any skill or experience level that can be put to use right away. No matter what the area of musical interest, the site aims to help further careers, or personal and professional music interest with content that is responsive to the needs of its community.
Said veteran producer, founder and Artists House president John Snyder, "Today, it's more important than ever for artists and music business entrepreneurs to take control of their own careers by educating themselves on the emerging technologies, techniques, and music business trends that are driving the future of music. ArtistsHouseMusic.org is Music Education 2.0—a vast, interactive online resource center providing professionals and beginners with free, expert, and in-depth information to build a career in the music business."
In conjunction with the site's official launch, a contest will give visitors the chance to submit music demos or written articles, such as marketing and business plans or education related pieces. Chosen submissions will be evaluated by a panel of industry experts, then posted on the site, along with the personalized feedback and advice from Artists House Editors.