Americana Music Association opens showcase submissions

Showcase submissions for AMERICANAFEST® 2018, Sept. 11-16 in Nashville, Tenn., are now open and will be accepted through Monday, March 26, 2018.

Now in its 19th year as the Americana Music Association’s® annual fundraiser, the destination music festival and conference provides a community-driven platform for artists to showcase for the top Americana tastemakers and industry from around the world.

There are two ways to submit for a showcase.  Continue reading “Americana Music Association opens showcase submissions”

So, female indie musicians, should you ‘step up’?

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Photo of stage Indie Art South

If you read news coverage of any awards event in the entertainment sector, you may wonder if  Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow was right. Portnow drew crits for saying, women need to “step up.”

Portnow used that term after media pointed out the scarcity of female performers among winners in 2018.

Whiplash ensued, and Portnow clarified his remarks, but what you see and what you hear are in conflict.  Continue reading “So, female indie musicians, should you ‘step up’?”

Americana Music Association partners with CDX to launch airplay charts

Robert Cray and Hi Rhythm
Robert Cray and Hi Rhythm performed at the Americana Music Association Festival in 2017. (Photo: AMA website)

There’s a new monitor in town when it comes to country music airplay. Expanding the options for monitoring will be a good thing for the music industry, and hopefully for indie musicians as well. Move over, top ten charts.

How will this work? An announcement from the Americana Music Association about a new partnership explains:  Continue reading “Americana Music Association partners with CDX to launch airplay charts”