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The Future of Music Coalition announced some positive news for musicians and music fans within the omnibus appropriations bill.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2016 Inductees — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s has announced the 2016 inductees: Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, NWA, and Steve Miller. The 31st annual induction ceremony will take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on April 8, 2016. HBO will broadcast the ceremony.
Exhibit Celebrates the Politics of Rock — The “Louder than Words: Rock, Power, and Politics” exhibit premiere May 20 at the Rock Hall in Cleveland, host city for the 2016 Republican National Convention July 18-21, 2016. On Jan. 6, 2017, the exhibit will move to the Newseum in Washington, DC, where it will be on display during the 2017 presidential inauguration events and through July 31, 2017.
Every Student Succeeds Act Designates Music Part of Well-Rounded Education — More school-aged children nationwide will have access to music and the arts, thanks to Congress’ inclusion of both as part of a well-rounded education in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
Stradivarius on Display at MIM — In celebration of the Musical Instrument Museum’s fifth anniversary, the Phoenix, Arizona, museum is lanching the exhibit Stradivarius: Origins and Legacy of the Greatest Violin Maker, showcasing 10 exceptional historic and modern examples from the string family, including a 1728 Stradivarius violin on public display for the first time in the US.
Budget Friendly Musician Gifts — Whether you are looking for a little something for a bandmate, family member, teacher, or a stand partner, here are a few gift ideas that won’t break your budget. These unique gifts appeal to music lovers of every genre and instrument.