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Reggae renaissance - Entertainment Sunday, February 26, 2012 SO far, Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) has staged four Reggae Wednesdays at Emancipation Park, New Kingston. And, the events have grown from strength to strength, both in terms of the performances and patronage. The most fascinating feature of these events, especially the last one staged on Ash Wednesday, is the attendance of three generations of Jamaicans. Secondly, they're being staged in a central location, with adequate security arrangements. Thirdly, all the artistes are given adequate stage time to properly showcase their repertoire. Finally, the conditions under which the artistes are asked to perform restrict the choice of their material to songs which are fit for all members of the family. Another very satisfying feature is JaRIA's use of young musicians to back some of the pioneering artistes who were at the peak of their careers from the 1960s to the 1980s. Email: che.campbell@gmail.com

U of Minn. sick of Red Bull marketing attacks, cancels contract ​ The University of Minnesota is currently under a pretty strict "Coke only" contract on campus, which only allows Gatorade and Red Bull soft drinks to be sold in addition to Coca Cola products. When Red Bull kept breaking their contract with the school, they got the boot. The University ended their contract with Red Bull Oct. 9 after the company "repeatedly violated parts of the agreement prohibiting them from marketing the drink on campus," according to the Minnesota Daily. Students could also buy Red Bull at three locations on campus. More from the MN Daily: Red Bull was unwilling to comment on its marketing strategies for "proprietary" reasons, Belongia said in an e-mail.

Red Bulletin Website Mar 3, 2014 Pharrell Predicts the Future Mar 3, 2014 Grammy-winning producer Pharrell Williams talks about channeling his curiosity, what the music industry took years to understand, and what he hopes women will feel from his new album. Turn On, Tune In, Trip Out Mar 3, 2014 As festival season fast approaches, we’ve taken the most outstanding aspects of the summer music scene and crafted our ideal festival, just for you. Days of Thunder Mar 3, 2014 Cultish fans, deadly maneuvers, and last-minute gasps at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The Year of Our Lorde Mar 3, 2014 Fresh off her two Grammy wins, Lorde starts a U.S. tour that includes a stop at Coachella. Rare Air Mar 3, 2014 Chris Davenport is on the brink of finishing a lofty mission to climb and ski Colorado’s 100 highest mountains. Feb 3, 2014 The Iceman Feb 3, 2014 The British explorer and filmmaker has crossed Antarctica with broken ribs, explored Greenland by kite, and is friends with Leonardo DiCaprio. High Adventure Feb 3, 2014 more

Welcome to MusicBrainz! La Montreux Jazz Academy revient! | Montreux Jazz Festival 2e édition, du 5 au 11 octobre 2015, Montreux-Villeneuve Pour sa seconde édition, du 5 au 11 octobre 2015, la Montreux Jazz Academy accueillera dix jeunes musiciens du monde entier pour une semaine de résidence intensive avec six mentors de renom : Yaron Herman, Al Jarreau, Ziv Ravitz, Nils Petter Molvaer, Kurt Rosenwinkel et Joe Sanders. Le public pourra également profiter gratuitement de workshops et jams sessions au quotidien ! Le succès et les retentissements créatifs de la 1ère Montreux Jazz Academy observés tout au long de cette année, confirment la mission porteuse d’accompagnement des jeunes talents initiée par la Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation (MJAF). Véritable tremplin professionnel, l’Academy se veut un vivier intimiste de rencontres musicales et culturelles, de jeu intensif et de circulation de savoirs entre plusieurs générations de musiciens. La Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation est reconnue de pure utilité publique.

Lost Identity - Rodigan says music lacks creativity - Entertainment BY CECELIA CAMPBELL-LIVINGSTON Observer staff reporter Tuesday, February 28, 2012 British reggae historian and sound system selector David Rodigan on the turntables. INFLUENTIAL British reggae historian and sound system selector David Rodigan believes contemporary Jamaican music suffers from a lack of original ideas and creativity. According to Rodigan, the music has lost its identity. “The reason young Jamaican artistes are not making an impact internationally is because many of them are too busy trying to emulate rhythms and productions that they see on MTV and BET videos,” Rodigan told the Observer. “Consequently they are making pop, R&B and hip hoptype rhythms voiced with Jamaican accents, but that is not distinctive enough to make them stand out as being significant and different,” he added. However, he does not feel all is lost. “The root of the problem is that young Jamaican artistes are spellbound by the potential hype in a pop music world which is in itself sterile and manufactured.

Insider's Look at Red Bull U This content is from The Marketing Fresh Peel Red Bull is a fascinating brand. In less than a decade they were able to go from being a relatively obscure brand in a nonexistent category into a brand that's known and loved world-wide. What's really amazing about that feat is that they have largely discarded the traditional methods of mass marketing, which many think largely contributes to their mass appeal. In the past, I've referred to some of my own experiences with the brand and how the creation of these experiences provide a means for Red Bull to always be moving and changing what and how they are interact with consumers, but still maintain a consistent image. Red Bull University is one of the many ways that Red Bull puts their brand into consumers hands to let them fill in the gaps. I was able to get in touch with Sam Bennett, who is a Student Brand Manager for Red Bull at Loyola Marymount Univeristy and ask him a few questions about the program. —— SB: Yes. —- Connect:

Montreux_Stravinski_Jazz_Switzerland_ENG_Succes.pdf 25 Tempting Music Apps for the iPad What would it take to tempt you to grab an iPad? These 25 apps might just whet your appetite. And if you can't afford to buy an iPad, read on for how you can win one in AudioJungle's new competition. When iPads were first announced, we asked whether they would revolutionize music production. We - and many of you - couldn't see it becoming the hub of our musical world, but thought that it might be a good peripheral device or controller. Well, they've been out for a while now, and it's time to round up a list of useful audio apps. Win an iPad in AudioJungle's iPad Treasure Hunt AudioJungle have turned two, and to celebrate they are giving away an iPad and other prizes. First prize is a 16GB Apple iPad, while the runner up wins $150 of AudioJungle marketplace credit. Why would you want to win an iPad? 1. Cost: $19.99 "Pianist, the original iPhone piano, turns Professional in an all new iPad-only app with photo-realistic graphics and an unbelievable sound." Learn more here. 2. Cost: $0.99 3. 4.

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