Friday, October 2, 2009

External Affairs (EA) Marketing Coordinator

Job Title: External Affairs (EA) Marketing Coordinator


Catapult your marketing and event management career. Become part of the External Affairs team at SoundExchange, a Washington, D.C. - based non-profit performance rights organization that collects statutory royalties from satellite radio (such as SIRIUS XM), internet radio, cable TV music channels and similar platforms for streaming sound recordings. The Copyright Royalty Board, which was created by Congress, has entrusted SoundExchange as the sole entity in the United States to collect and distribute these digital performance royalties on behalf of featured and non-featured recording artists, master rights owners (usually record labels), and independent artists who record and own their masters.

SoundExchange has a dynamic opportunity for a junior marketing professional looking to move up to the next level and to promote the organization's mission through event planning, managing marketing initiatives and media buying. Strong organizational skills, event management experience, knowledge of internet advertising and web based social media tools are a must. Passion for music essential.

RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

- Organize conference and festival sponsorship for SoundExchange, negotiate terms, maintain and manage event budgets. Schedule and organize event participation including travel for EA staff.
- Research and recommend participation in conferences and festivals for the EA department.
- Develop and evaluate creative marketing strategies to promote organizational goals.
- Track & evaluate effectiveness of EA events attended throughout the year.
- Update public and private event calendars for EA staff and notify staff of the upcoming events.
- Identify opportunities for online advertising (banner, text, search, etc.) and print advertising for SoundExchange and develop creative online advertising opportunities.
- Identify opportunities for message diversification including new markets and new channels of distribution, and make recommendations to EA staff regarding potential outreach.
- Evaluate media impact effectiveness.
- Oversee marketing materials, including working with external design team and vendors.
- Order marketing materials, obtain estimates, negotiate prices and manage delivery.
- Keep inventory of marketing materials and forecast new orders and re-orders.
- Execute marketing plans set forth by the EA VP and measure success rate.
- Contribute to development of creative marketing strategies, including working with all members of the department and EA VP to plan, create, and implement strategies which meet department and organization objectives.

- Bachelors degree in marketing or related field from 4-year accredited institution
- Minimum 3-5+ years experience after college in related role
- Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered

- Analytical and research skills required to understand complex problems and seek
- Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
- Ability to able to work in a fast-paced environment with ability to juggle and prioritize tasks
- Availability for occasional after-hours or weekend work or travel, as required
- Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations
- Ability to analyze problems, find solutions and prioritize work
- Outlook and Microsoft Office proficiency
- Excellent communication skills, including written communications and public speaking
- Strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail.
- Demonstrated experience with event management and media buying
- Pro-active, creative approach to seeking new strategic opportunities

SALARY: $45k and competitive benefits package

Email resume and salary requirements to Crystal Powell at with subject line: "EA Marketing Coordinator"

Thursday, October 1, 2009

San Francisco Music Superpowers Release First Ever Official LovEvolution Compilation CD To Raise Funds For Electronic Music Scholarship

September 22, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - Beat University, founded in 2008 as the first-ever electronic music scholarship program in the United States, has evolved into an extraordinary collaboration between San Francisco's Music Superpowers that will support, educate and produce the next generation of music makers. Pyramind, America's premier institute for electronic music production and training, Epiphyte Records, LovEvolution (formerly LoveFest), and some of the world's leading electronic dance music recording artists proudly announce the release of the 2009 LovEvolution Compilation CD, the proceeds of which will go to The Beat University Electronic Music Scholarship Fund.

The 2009 LovEvolution Compilation CD, street date October 1, 2009, features select original tracks from 14 internationally renowned Electronic Dance Music artists, including Bachelors of Science, Miguel Migs, Lee Coombs, Bassnectar, Christopher Lawrence, Way Out West, Hyper, Derek Howell and more. The artists have donated their songs, time, and energies to the creation of a one-of-a-kind Electronic Dance Music tour-de-force that will help fund a variety of scholarship programs for up-and-coming electronic musicians to use at Pyramind.

Your decision to support the 2009 LovEvolution Compilation CD will not only guarantee you a fantastic aural and emotional experience, driven by some of the biggest names in Electronic Dance Music today, but will also help aspiring electronic musicians from under-served communities receive funding for professional training in digital recording, engineering and production.

Most all of the amazingly talented and gifted recording artists featured on the 2009 LovEvolution Compilation CD are featured performers at the biggest dance party in America - LovEvolution! The 2009 LovEvolution Compilation CD will be for sale at the Epiphyte Records tent during LovEvolution, Saturday, October 3, 2009, and it is also available at iTunes,, and Additional national digital distribution is graciously managed by InGrooves.

Track & Artist List:
1. Bachelors of Science - The Ice Dance (D&B)
2. Miguel Migs - So Far (SF House)
3. Lee Coombs - The Future Sound of Retro (L.C. RMX) (Tech/electro/Breaks/House)
4. Bassnectar - Art of Revolution (Dubstep)
5. Hyper and JHz - Pitch Bitch (Hyper RMX) (House/ Breaks)
6. Great Scott - Defcon (Big Beat/Progressive)
7. DRC and DJ Denise - Sassy Frass (House)
8. Derek Howell - Cheer Up (Pance Party RMX) (Electro House)
9. Stoneface and Terminal - Santiago (Kyau and Albert RMX) (Minimal/Progressive)
10. Deep Voices - Phenomenon (Tech Mix) (Trance)
11. Christopher Lawrence - Continuation (Trance)
12. Chromatone - Dub Divider (Psy Trance)
13. Dissolve aka Liam Shy - The Awakening (Psy-Trance)
14. Way Out West - Spaceman (Progressive Breaks)

San Francisco LovEvolution seeks to serve the electronic dance music community by organizing public events, presenting electronic art forms, and generating funds to support artistic development and the advancement of music education & production.

Pyramind is the leader in digital music, recording, and game audio training in the heart of San Francisco. In addition to a diverse lineup of courses and certifications, Pyramind provides sound and music production services for the biggest names in interactive entertainment, creating an integrated approach to audio education in a real, working studio environment. and
ABOUT EPIPHYTE RECORDS: Epiphyte Records springs from Pyramind, drawing its inspiration and talent from the Pyramind community, the San Francisco Bay Area, and beyond. Epiphyte gives back with opportunities, and music that draws people in.
Beat University is a non-profit partnership between San Francisco institutions LovEvolution (formerly LoveFest) and Pyramind to raise money for the only dedicated electronic music scholarship fund in the country. Featuring top-notch local and international talent, Beat University donates its proceeds to help up-and-coming electronic musicians pay for their advanced digital audio education at Pyramind. This makes Beat University a one-of-a-kind program that showcases not only today's best, but also contributes to creating the outstanding electronic musicians of tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

MusicDishTV: Giovanni Allevi - Joy Tour

Allevi's performance in NY came after the big success he obtained in Arena in Verona, Italy (more than 10.000 people) with the Orchestra project "Evolution." The concert at the Carnegie Hall is part of another tour: Allevilive 09 in piano solo. The "AlleviLive" international tour, started in London on March 27th at Islingtons Union Chapel, reveals his intimate and personal relationship he has with the piano presenting his virtuous and melodical original compositions. The tour have touched down the most important cities in Italy, as well as Vienna, Salzburg, Oslo, Athens, Madrid, Seoul, Tokyo. After this concert in New York at Carnegie Hall he will go to San Francisco and Moscow.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

MusicDishTV: Giju - Dil Ko Kiya

Dil Ko Kiya (Unto My Heart) is the first global release of multi-talented world music and Latin dance artist Gijus much anticipated new video projects. This is a beautiful, playful ballad that showcases how Giju pulls inspiration from all forms and genres of music and melds them into his own unique blend of Latin-Indian. Of his work, Giju says, For me, fusion music is a reflection on how the world and its many cultures are coming together; and that serves as the source of inspiration for all of my songsDil Ko Kiya is a ballad which has been close to my heart - that truly reflects the nostalgic feel of love and love lost. I hope the audience takes them to heart as well."

Gijus complete music CD is being released simultaneously worldwide through Beyond Dreamz Entertainment, founded by Giju in 2006 with the mission to develop and produce innovative music. Buy the album today on iTunes, CDBaby, and other major online outlets. Check out his official website for more information and news on upcoming events.

Brooklyn Audio Rentals Launches And Offers It's Own Economic Stimulus Plan!

New pro-audio rental company - Brooklyn Audio Rentals - has launched in Brooklyn, New York and services the amazing array of musical talent found in the boroughs outside of New York City itself.

Headed by International touring guitarist and recording engineer Valerie Gentile - Brooklyn Audio Rentals has already started to have an impact on bands and solo musicians with the phone ringing constantly with queries from real rock stars to aspiring ones!

Valerie Gentile comments:

"Brooklyn Audio Rentals is an audio equipment rental company that offers solutions for musicians at any level, be it full recording rigs for studio or live situations, supplemental gear for commercial studios, home studios or live sound reinforcement."

"Brooklyn Audio Rentals rents what Brooklyn needs at affordable weekly rates. For what you get at a rental house in the city for a day, I rent for a week... because great records can't happen in 24 hours."

"In economic times like these, great music is being made and if people want to record it they should be able to do so; and it should be made affordable"

"Brooklyn Audio Rentals helps make dreams come true by putting equipment into the creative hands of people that want to heard."

For more on Brooklyn Audio please contact Valerie Gentile at:

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Media contact: Kevin Fetterplace at Mojo Working

Eagle International Releases Durwood Haddock's Fifth CD, HANKS A LOT

Veteran singer/songwriter/musician Durwood Haddock whose career dates back to the golden age of country music releases his fifth album with the unique title HANKS A LOT. In this issue, Durwood reaches back to that golden era which he is most certainly familiar and comes up with 12 of his favorite HANK songs by HANK WILLIAMS, HANK SNOW, HANK THOMPSON and HANK LOCKLIN. According to the liner notes these are songs that Durwood became familiar with when he was barely a teenager and later performed all of them on local radio, in honky tonks & dance halls in north & west Texas before he was twenty years old.

While his career as a vocalist never reached the brass ring status, his writing most certainly did. In l954 the first song he wrote with Eddie Miller & recorded on 4 Star Records titled THERE SHE GOES didn't exactly result in Durwood becoming a house hold name, but CARL SMITH'S recording of that tune was a number three chart the following year in l955 and started a whole new career for Durwood as a song writer. Later the song was recorded by PATSY CLINE(There He Goes) and eventually sold in the millions after it was re-issued in the box set THE PATSY CLINE COLLECTION in l991. In l980 it was featured in the Oscar winning movie, COAL MINER'S DAUGTHER the life story of Loretta Lynn and later the movie THE HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS starring ASIA ARGENTO & PETER FONDA. To date the song has been recorded over 150 times by various artists including JERRY WALLACE, SAMMI SMITH, SCISSY SPACEK, K.D. LANG & ERNEST TUBB to name only a few and has sold in the millions. While THERE SHE GOES has been the more successful, Durwood has had other songs recorded by a stellar cast of country music notables over the past half century,

Some of the songs in HANKS A LOT were never on the popularity charts but others were number one and some were in the top five, even so they were all special to Durwood and after you hear his version of these all time greats, you no doubt, will agree. Be assured, when you put this one on the player, Durwood will take you on a musical trip back to the "Golden Era of Country Music".

Monday, September 28, 2009

MusicDishTV: Highlights From The New Music Seminar (July 21, 2009 in NYC)

Watch video highlights from the July 21, 2009 Seminar

The New Music Seminar will again be the number one place for networking and building business partnerships that will become the foundations of the new music business for years to come. The NMS will provide delegates with opportunities to meet with the leaders of the new music business, get the advice, information and tools to do it themselves.

Following rave reviews for this New York City conference, The New Music Seminar comes to Chicago for the first time ever on Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 at the legendary Park West. The New Music Seminar was established in 1980 and grew into one of the world's largest music business conferences. Now, after 15 years, it is back as a crucial one-day event for artists, managers and music labels of for every kind of music.