MIM Music Theater Announces Fall 2017 Concert Series

MIM Music Theater Announces Fall 2017 Concert Series

No Comments 12 August 2017

Series features more than forty-five concerts spanning multiple genres from around the world

The MIM Music Theater proudly announces their Fall 2017 Concert Series sponsored in part by Sanderson Lincoln. It includes more than forty-five concerts from September through December, spanning multiple genres from across the globe.

The series promises to be their most diverse lineup yet. Highlights include a soulful performance by Irma Thomas and the Blind Boys of Alabama, with the Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet, who are touring together for the first time. Wu Man will help celebrate MIM’s new exhibition opening in November by performing traditional, ancient, and historic music of China. The Sachal Ensemble, inspired by the acclaimed documentary film of the same name, merge Eastern and Western sounds while confronting terrorism in their native homeland of Pakistan.

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Where Do You Turn When the Music Industry Skews Your Mental Health?

Where Do You Turn When the Music Industry Skews Your Mental Health?

No Comments 5 August 2017

Working in the music industry is crazy. You get to watch bands, drink beer for free, go to festivals and parties, sleep in fancy hotels, and spend a lot of time backstage. And you get paid for all of it. But having worked as a press promoter for years, I started getting burnt out at the beginning of the year. I quickly discovered that there’s little dialogue about mental health in the industry.

Every profession features people who complain of becoming burnt out. According to the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics, one out of seven employees is involved in a formal complaint about their workload. Compared to other industries, the music industry is unique in some aspects—the line between your personal life and your work is scarcely there, for a start. Your office is often located on festival grounds, inside a music venue, or on a tour bus, which also means the bar is never far away. It makes your work fun, interesting, and dynamic, but it can also lead to an excess of incentives.

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Opportunity for Musicians - the 14th Annual Acoustic Music Awards

Opportunity for Musicians - the 14th Annual Acoustic Music Awards

No Comments 5 August 2017

Registration is now open for the 14th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards), this is great opportunity for music artists everywhere.  IAMA is the preeminent awards for musicians, promotes excellence in acoustic music performance and artistry. Acoustic artists in various genres can gain exciting radio and web exposure through this competition. Participating sponsors include Acoustic Cafe and Sirius XM Satellite Radio. Music artists stand a chance to win awards in eight different categories: Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Group/Duo Folk, Americana/Roots/AAA, Instrumental, Open (any musical style or genre), Bluegrass/Country, etc. There will also be an Overall Grand Prize winner awarded to the top winner worth over US$11,000, which includes radio promotion to over 250 radio stations in US and Canada.

Past Winners Include Meghan Trainor, Bertie Higgins & Bellamy Brothers, etc. This is a great opportunity for the musician to take that All-important Step to enter the awards ...

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