HARMAN International Industries Inc. has joined the Grammy Music Education Coalition’s Founders Circle as a member in perpetuity. HARMAN, the audio technology company that’s a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, will fund and resource recording studios in New York, Nashville and Philadelphia public schools and also create dedicated programming to encourage more female students to pursue studies and careers in music.
What do the composers for The Greatest Showman, Star Trek: Discovery, and Kingsman: The Golden Circle have in common?
Joseph Trapanese, Amie Doherty and Matthew Margeson, respectively, are all graduates of ASCAP’s Film Scoring Workshop who have gone on to become leading screen composers.
Top songwriters are taking to social media to decry what they believe is an attempt by Blackstone — the owner of SESAC and the Harry Fox Agency — to torpedo the Music Modernization Act by proposing changes they allege will doom the sweeping legislation.
The revised and amended Music Modernization Act that got the okay from the Senate Judiciary Committee June 28 was still garnering accolades from all sides of the music business days after its passing.
Yet, the proposed amendments to the bill — some that were added in the Senate and some that are still under consideration by lawmakers — are also raising new questions and concerns, including how to pay for the proposals.
‘Sound Thinking NYC’ Music Education Program Launches to Help Young Women Pursuing Careers in the Music IndustryJuly 17, 2018
A pilot program launched by New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), City University of New York’s Creative Arts Team and non-profit NY Is Music is aiming to address the gender disparity in the music industry.
Together, the organizations have founded Sound Thinking NYC, a free education and career path program for young women in 11th and 12th grade who are interested in careers in music. The inaugural three-week program, which runs through July 27, introduces the students to music production, audio technology and sound recording.
The organization says the $15 million building in downtown Owensboro, Kentucky, will celebrate its opening Oct. 18-20 with three days of music that highlight the past, present and future of bluegrass music.
It had been described as a ‘must-win’ vote for the creative industries, but it is the tech community that is celebrating after members of the European Parliament rejected new copyright legislation that, if passed, would have carried big implications for how YouTube operates.
Chic co-founder and hitmaker Nile Rodgers — a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee in 2016 — has been unanimously selected by the Board of Directors to serve as the organization’s chairman for the next three years, succeeding Philly soul architects Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff.
The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater organization, founded in 1966, is one of the nation’s oldest activist organizations with roots in music. It is widely recognized for its role in the decades-long cleanup of the Hudson, for its advocacy of environmental and social justice campaigns and for its environmental education, which has inspired other sailing-based programs nationwide. Its history of female captains has given it a unique role within the women’s movement. And from its mast flies a rainbow flag, a symbol of its trips dedicated to empowering LGBTQ young people.