Creative Commons is encouraging the growth of an international public domain.
The Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts has announced this year’s 2004 Award recipients. Among them, George Crumb has been named Composer of the Year and composer/trumpeter Wynton Marsalis has been named Musician of the Year. Other winners are: Joseph Flummerfelt, Conductor of the Year; Susan Graham, Vocalist of the Year; Philharmonic Baroque […]
Last Thursday night the 36th Annual ASCAP Deems Taylor Award recipients were honored at a ceremony in New York City. Established in 1968, the awards seek to honor excellence in music writing, with recognition going to authors, journalists, broadcasters, and publishers across genres. The awards are split between symphonic and pop categories (jazz is considered […]
Scrolling down through this year’s Grammy nominations, at first I’m frustrated that it takes until category 46 before I get to the non-commercial, jazz/new-music type recordings. But then I take a step back for a minute and realize just how amazing the breadth of music represented on the list is. I mean, there’s even a […]
Ingram Marshall back from a month-long residency in Italy at the Liguria Center for the Arts and Humanities.
Twenty-nine composers have been awarded a total of $23,260 through the Composer Assistance Program. The American Music Center awards approximately $85,000 over three rounds annually through the program. The money goes directly to composers to assist in the production of materials for premiere performances. The composers selected range in age from 24 to 75 and […]
As of 12 p.m. PST today, the popular music file-sharing site will pull its content offline.
I keep a New Yorker cartoon on the wall next to my desk: one Roman says to another, “I started out here on drums years ago, and I never dreamed I’d wind up in a policymaking position.” It is my reminder of the surprising turns that a life in music has afforded me. Without recounting […]
Quick, think of a holiday carol? My psychic abilities tell me that even you, dear NewMusicBox reader, are probably not thinking of anything written in the last ten years. Being that we are currently under a siege of holiday muzak, I might even go so far as to guess that 6 out of 10 of […]