News from the Office of Film + Music
Vol. 5, No. 22
November 2-8, 2011
KEXP JOINS CITY'S ANTI-TRUANCY CAMPAIGN
KEXP joins local radio stations KUBE and KISS to partner with the City of Seattle for Seattle's Be Here Get There Attendance Campaign. The campaign is aimed at reducing chronic truancy in Seattle Public Schools. Listener-supported KEXP has confirmed a commitment to the campaign by donating on-air recognition, tickets to in-studio performances, and other prizes. Clear Channel Communications, owners of KUBE and KISS have also pledged to donate a minimum of $184,500 in the form of on-air public service announcements, wake up calls from popular artists, and other promotional materials. Listener-supported KEXP has also confirmed a commitment to the campaign by donating on-air recognition, tickets to in-studio performances, and other prizes.
LOCAL MUSIC AND INNOVATION FEATURED ON THIS WEEK'S ART ZONE
It is a week filled with music and inspirational stories on Art Zone. Host Nancy Guppy will preview the upcoming TedxRainier conference, which is an independently organized TED event featuring dozens of innovative thinker and impressionable stories. Local band Lights From Space share their award-winning music video for "She's The Kind". The show also visits the cool & charming Fu Kun Wu live jazz lounge in downtown Ballard.
INDUSTRY NEWS AND UPDATES
SEATTLE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2012 ACCEPTING INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS
SEATTLE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
The Seattle Jewish Film Festival (SJFF) 2012, the largest Jewish event in the Pacific Northwest, is now accepting applications for Festival and Social Media internships. The six month, 20-hour per week position calls for a team-oriented intern to prepare for the 17th annual festival, taking place March 15-25, 2011. To apply, send a brief letter of interest, a resume, and three work or volunteer related references by email to Pamela Lavitt, Director, email@example.com or call 206-622.6315 x5 for more information.
LIGHT IN ATTIC RECORDS ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH RHINO HANDMADE
LIGHT IN THE ATTIC
Seattle record label Light In the Attic Records is now the exclusive distributor for renowned reissue label Rhino Handmade. Previously, releases from Rhino Handmade have only been available online, so for the first time Handmade titles can be purchased in record stores. The partnership kicked off Octoer 4th with the release of Tim Buckley's debut album as a 2-CD set with 46 songs featuring remastered audio.
ARTIST TRUST PRESENTS: HOW INNOVATION IS GOOD FOR A COMMUNITY
On November 8th, Artist Trust will present a panel discussion about innovation. The panel, which includes professional composers, choreographers, instrumentalists and visual artists, will take a close look at the recipients of the 2011 Arts Innovator Award and their practices, discussing what stimulates innovation in the arts and the effect this innovation has on community.
CORNISH HIRING PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Cornish College of the Arts is accepting applications for production coordinator. The position will coordinate all production aspects for Cornish' growing number of visiting artist concerts, masterclasses, clinics, workshops, and Cornish Music Series events. Applicants should have prior experience and education in this field, be able to work with technology, and be able to work with students.
NFFTY PARTNERS WITH AUDIOSOCKET TO PROVIDE FILMMAKERS FREE ACCESS TO LEGALLY LICENSED MUSIC
NFFTY has announced a new partnership with Audiosocket offering filmmakers free licensing for up to five songs from the Audiosocket roster for use in films they are submitting to NFFTY. The music licensing process has always been expensive and elusive. With this partnership, Audiosocket will pay their artists the commission for use in NFFTY films so the filmmakers won't incur any licensing fees. Access to Audiosocket's massive music catalog is quick and easy to navigate, and offers music from emerging artists and Grammy winning composers alike. NFFTY is accepting submissions for the 2012 festival through January 31, 2012.
CAFFE VITA STEPS UP TO SUPPORT ALL-AGES MUSIC IN SEATTLE
Caffé Vita is supporting The Vera Project's 2012 Fall Fund Drive. By the end of November, Seattle's premier youth-friendly venue is vying to raise $40,000 to help them continue to host shows, offer workshops, give classes, and more. This week, different Café Vita locations are donating 10% of their sales to Vera as part of the "Coffee for the Kids" campaign, a companion event to the "Drink for the Kids" Vera fundraiser. Today's location is Caffé Vita on Capitol Hill, and tomorrow is in Queen Anne.
JOIN THE CROCODILE MONDAYS AT THEIR HAPPY HOUR SERIES
The Crocodile continues its "The Office - An Industry Happy Hour Series," Mondays in the venue's back bar. Featuring a different office of industry peers each week, the free happy hour makes for a great opportunity to schmooze and network with others in the music business. Next Monday, November 7th, join The Recording Academy as they guest DJ an event that is sure to be a good time.
HELP "KICKSTART" SEATTLE FILM AND MUSIC PROJECTS
Kickstarter is an online "crowd-funding" resource that helps musicians, filmmakers and producers of artistic projects reach out to friends and fans for financial support. Kickstarter allows artists the opportunity to give back to funders with special rewards, such as an exclusive album pre-release, a producer credit in a film, or even getting to meet the artist in person. Seattle is a hotbed for film and music projects, and you can be a pivotal part of the production process by backing a project and spreading the word. Current Seattle-based Kickstarter projects are listed below ordered by time remaining. Click on the Kickstarter buttons to check out these local projects and discover even more happening around Seattle.
Gig McKell 10 song album project - November 3rd (2 days)
Liberation the Musical (a feature film) - November 9th (6 days)
Legion of Sparrows Debut Album - November 11th (8 days)
John Oven: Over 'Master's (the) Past' - 7 inch - November 12th (10 days)
Natalie Live Music Project - November 15th (12 days)
The Janelle Burris EP Project - November 22nd (20 days)
THIS IS OURS: Post Production (feature film shot on the RED) - November 18th (16 days)
The making of Dust & Gold.... - November 26th (24 days)
The Cinemascope EPs - November 30th (28 days)
Welcome To Doe Bay - December 10th (38 days)
TOP 10 NW MUSIC FOR WEEK OF 11/3-11/8
Office of Film + Music
Compiled from figures at Sonic Boom (Ballard and Capitol Hill) and Easy Street (West Seattle and Queen Anne).
- Head & The Heart - "Head & the Heart"
- Various Artists - "Live at KEXP, Volume 7"
- Pickwick -"Myths"
- Pearl Jam - "Pearl Jam Twenty"
- Fleet Foxes - "Helplessness Blues"
- Blitzen Trapper - "American Goldwing"
- Nirvana - "Nevermind"
- Screaming Trees - "Last Words: The Final Recordings"
- Macklemore/Ryan Lewis - "Vs"
- Eddie Vedder - "Ukulele Songs"
FILM PRODUCTION OF THE WEEK
This column highlights the amazing artistic efforts of our local filmmaking community and the broad positive economic impact it has on our region. This week we profile:
WHILE YOU WEREN'T LOOKING
WHILE YOU WEREN'T LOOKING
While You Weren't Looking, a short film written and directed by Seattle filmmaker Jeremy Mackie and produced by Lacee Kloze, is filming this week in and around Seattle. The story follows a young hero, Daylen, as she navigates out of her boring overprotected life and into a land of adventure by riding a shopping cart.
"The magic around this production is starting to crackle," said Mackie. "I've thrown down the gauntlet of a visually driven kid's adventure tale in front of this cast and crew, and they've taken it up with such energy and enthusiasm that it gives me goosebumps."
Mackie and Kloze assembled more than 30 Washington state cast and crew for the production, most of whom are veterans of recent independent Seattle productions Eden, Safety Not Guaranteed, and Fat Kid Rules the World.
SEATTLE INTERACTIVE CONFERENCE FEATURES MUSIC EVENTS THIS WEEK
The Seattle Interactive Conference (SIC) is a two day event focused on bringing together the best of the interactive industry. The event brings opportunity for professional networking and a chance to hear keynote speakers from companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook and more. A digital music panel, "Transforming the Digital Frontier," will feature local music professionals taking an introspective look at the colliding worlds of the interactive and music industries. They've also planned some smashing after-parties for registered attendees. Tonight, Shabazz Palaces headlines an after-party at Showbox at the Market, and Thursday the event is capped off with a performance by Mudhoney at Showbox SODO. It's going to be a great event for anyone in the interactive industry in Seattle. For more information, check out SIC's website.
NEW BOOK FROM LOCAL AUTHOR UNVEILS SEATTLE'S MUSICAL AND SOCIAL HISTORY
THE SEATTLE TIMES
The Seattle Times takes a look at Kurt E. Armbruster's new book, Before Seattle Rocked. The book is a comprehensive telling of Seattle's colorful past in the world of music and underscores the complexity that makes this city's musical background so rich. Highlighting the history of something as diverse as music elicits the vibrant culture and the social environment of the various eras touched upon in Armbruster's writing. The book covers a great span of time, from the mid-1800's when Seattle got its first piano, all the way up to the rollicking 1970's. Armbruster has compiled a hefty amount of information into this book, including memorable performances in Seattle and a list of compelling Seattle "firsts".
LOCAL BAND RAVENNA WOODS PRAISED BY ABC
An ABC Music Lounge producer recently discovered the Seattle-born band Ravenna Woods. The adoration expressed by ABC producer Melyssa Hardwick for the musical group is palpable. They were so well received that they've been asked to write an original song for an ABC show. "Local Haunts", their exclusive new track, will be heard by the nation on an episode of an ABC show, with more details to be disclosed soon. The new song is available for free download this
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