[Dixielandjazz] CD Reviewers - Redux

Beth Villanyi bethv at portafortuna.com
Fri Dec 17 09:11:56 PST 2004

You're wrong there, Tom - or at least you would have been last year. Up to 
that point, Sonoma State had offered a Music Business course as well as a 
Songwriting course that also covered how to submit materials for review. 
Both classes were taught by a record producer who has a few grammies under 
his belt.

Unfortunately, with the demise of the California budget, that instructor 
along with all the classes he taught have been eliminated from the 
curriculum to save money. He was not tenured so was one of the first to go. 
But the classes are still in the catalog, so there's still hope for their 
return some day!

Cheers and Merry Christmas!

Beth "I refuse to say Happy Holidays" Villanyi

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <TCASHWIGG at aol.com>
To: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 2:31 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] CD Reviewers - Redux

> In a message dated 12/16/04 2:09:36 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> barbonestreet at earthlink.net writes:
>> These people really like to help Jazz performers and especially unknown
>> ones.  You probably won't agree with me, but when the majority of the
>> performers don't know the rules, you are shooting yourself in the foot.
> I would venture that the  Majority of the performers don't know the Rules 
> or
> that any rules even exist, because NOBODY ever told most of them until 
> this
> post.  They don't teach that in school either, and most Publications that 
> print
> reviews do not have an information page to educate the performers who
> subscribe to their publications.
> Tell your buddy that he just educated about 395 performers on this list, I
> learned it from working with professional PR and Publicity agents over the
> years, but many performers have no idea what these folks get paid to do. 
> Simple
> non understanding of the business side of this business.
> Cheers,
> Tom Wiggins

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