Billboard has confirmed that Sony Music Nashville is the 2020 Top Country Label, and has topped 13 year-end charts – the most of any country label group. For the second consecutive year, SMN has reached this chart’s highest position which reflects total year-end country consumption and airplay data. Additionally, Sony Music Nashville scored No. 1 [...]

Two Michigan Companies Partner to Create, Deliver Portable Shipping Container Recording Studios

DETROIT, Two industry market leaders are joining forces to creatively shape the future of sound and A/V production. Grove Studios, a fast-growing rehearsal and A/V production startup, and Three Squared, Inc. (TSI), the leader in Cargo Architecture, are designing, constructing, and installing compact rehearsal and recording studios built from shipping containers. "We are expanding the way we [...]

Jon Hassell, Trumpeter and ‘Fourth World’ Composer, Dies at 84

Blending modern technology with traditional instruments, Mr. Hassell created a genre he described as “coffee-colored classical music of the future.” Jon Hassell, a composer and trumpeter who blended modern technology with ancient instruments and traditions to create what he called Fourth World music, died on Saturday. He was 84. His death was announced in a [...]

Musicians blend jazz rhythms across Estonia-Russia border

Two jazz musicians have given an unusual concert on the Estonia-Russia border • 2 min read NARVA, Estonia -- Two jazz musicians gave an unusual concert Friday on the Estonia-Russia border, where Estonian guitarist Jaak Sooäär and Russian saxophonist Alexey Kruglov performed from castles on the opposing banks of the river that separates their countries. [...]

Whitney Center Jazz Orchestra returns to Kinnison Hall

The Whitney Center Jazz Orchestra will perform in concert on April 10 in Kinnison Hall at Sheridan College’s Whitney Center for the Arts. Presented by the Arts at Sheridan College, this will be the first live concert for the orchestra since fall 2019. The event will start at 7 p.m. and will be presented both [...]

Paul Jackson, Funk Bassist With Herbie Hancock, Dies at 73

He was an integral member of Mr. Hancock’s jazz-funk band the Headhunters, whose albums reached millions in the 1970s. Paul Jackson, whose springy and grooving electric bass lines drove much of Herbie Hancock’s pioneering jazz-funk in the 1970s, died on Thursday at a hospital in Japan, where he had lived for more than 30 years. [...]


(Greenville, TX)  - An American Prayer, renowned Doors Legacy group, perform live in concert at Texan Theater, 2712 Lee St., Friday, March 26. Showtime: 7:00pm. Tickets are $99. Info: (903) 259-6360 or visit An American Prayer...Some Background An American Prayer are Rick Lisak, vocals; Kevin Branagan, guitar; Andrew Stump, bass; and Grant Niebergall, drums. [...]

Jazz Bassist Paul Jackson 1947 – 2021

Acclaimed jazz bassist Paul Jackson, known for his association with Herbie Hancock and The Headhunters, died at the age of 73. A statement on Jackson’s website confirmed his death on Thursday, March 18. The statement follows: “It is with extreme sadness that we announce Paul Jackson’s passing today, March 18th 2021. World renowned bassist, founding [...]

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