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GREX

CD Reviews: GREX (Oakland) “Everything You Said Was Wrong” & “A Love Supreme”

GREXArtist: GREX
Title: Everything You Said Was Wrong
Label: Geomancy Records
Genre: art rock/experimental music

Reviews by Dawoud Kringle

In 2014, I reviewed GREX’ live performance at Spectrum NYC. I recall their performance to be unique, adventurous, and utterly fascinating. In the course of my research, I learned that “grex” is a biological term for an entity composed of several smaller organisms. So I had to wonder what kind of music awaited me in their studio work.

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MFM-MPA Zoom Webinar

Report: MFM & MPA Joint ZOOM Webinar w. Adam Reifsteck (Teknofonic Recordings) and Jeffrey James (Jeffrey James Consulting)

MFM ‘s 2nd  ZOOM Webinar: “Effective Ways to Market and Promote Your Music in 2020.”

Report by Dawoud Kringle

On Thursday, September 17, 2020, MFM, in cooperation with the Manhattan Producers Alliance (MPA), presented its 2nd Zoom Webinar: Effective Ways to Market and Promote Your Music in 2020. The webinar was co-hosted by MFM member and co-producer / host of the MFM Speaks Out podcast Adam Reifsteck, founder of Teknofonic Recordings, and Jeffrey James, founder of Jeffrey James Consulting.

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Paul Harrison

CD Review: UK’s Paul Harrison’s “Adventures From Home”

Paul HarrisonArtist: Paul Harrison
Title: Adventures From Home
Label: Self-released
Genre: UK jazz
Digital release date: September 1st, 2020

Review by Fiona Mactaggart

Manchester, England-born pianist, composer and arranger Paul Harrison since moving to Scotland a decade ago has become a stalwart of the Scottish jazz scene, playing with such names as Chris Potter, Tommy Smith and Carol Kidd and in everything from solo to big band formats and everything in between. It’s a puzzle as to how he finds the time to also teach at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The University of Edinburgh, but it comes as no surprise that Harrison has kept himself busy during the quarantine, using the time to create a solo piano tribute to many of his jazz musical influences, many of which are American. 

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LaRonda Davis

“MFM Speaks Out” Podcast EP 15: LaRonda Davis on the History and Mission of the Black Rock Coalition

LaRonda DavisIn this episode of the MFM Speaks Out, Dawoud Kringle interviews LaRonda Davis, National President of the Black Rock Coalition (BRC), co-founder and CCO of Flaming Yoni Productions, and Group Creative Director of Publicis.

The topics discussed include the history of the BRC, it’s mission and accomplishments, their unique approach to music activism and their relationship with organizations such as MFM, AFM, Local 802, combating racism in the music industry, surviving the COVID-19 pandemic, and looking toward the future.

Visit LaRonda Davis and the BRC at http://blackrockcoalition.org/

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MFM-MPA Zoom Webinar

MFM/MPA ZOOM Webinar: Effective Ways to Market and Promote Your Music in 2020

Music publicity and promotion, like building a fanbase, takes time, dedication, and effort. In this webinar discussion with Adam Reifsteck, founder of Teknofonic Recordings, and Jeffrey James, founder of Jeffrey James Consulting, we will uncover some of the best approaches when it comes to promoting your music and how to craft the perfect pitch to improve your chances at getting reviewed and your music noticed in today’s digital landscape.

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

REGISTRATION IS FREE AND OPEN TO MFM & MPA MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEscOGurDIsGNR-hpNjKDcNYJC6lYNDUCb0

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