John Lennon Songwriting Contest Launches “Power to the People” With Weekly Giveaways

The John Lennon Songwriting Contest announces Power to the People, a weekly opportunity  for songwriters to win home studio gear and instruments in these trying times, and qualify for entry in the annual contest with over $300,000 in cash awards and prizes, and the $20,000 Song of the Year. Songwriters can enter each week by Sunday at 11:59 […]

Philadephia Percussionist Brings Fresh Perspective to Revolutionary-era Fife-and-Drum Tune

Pandemic-Inspired Musical Project Brings Together World-Class Percussion And Brass Musicians Just a few weeks ago, on Independence Day 2020, a group of world-class percussion and brass musicians released a new arrangement of a Revolutionary War-era fife-and-drum tune, “The Downfall of Paris.” While the project started as a fun musical project during quarantine, it ended up […]

Musician Treatment Foundation Hosts Livestream Benefit Concert to Support Musicians in Need

Elvis Costello, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, and more come together to support musicians in need The Musician Treatment Foundation (MTF) will present the Musician Treatment Foundation Livestream Benefit Concert 2020 hosted by Seth Rudetsky on Saturday, July 18 at 7 p.m. CDT. The powerhouse lineup includes Elvis Costello, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Preservation […]

D’Addario Foundation Announces Second Annual College Scholarship Fund Recipients

The D’Addario Foundation has announced the second round of recipients of their college scholarships. Ten students from Foundation grantee programs — nine of them being the first generation in their family to attend college — will be supported for four years with a scholarship that helps cover the cost of college expenses. This brings the […]

Teen Musicians Take Action Amidst the Panic of the Pandemic

Strings4Smiles, a student-led, nonprofit organization with the focal mission of providing music opportunities for underprivileged youth primarily in New York, recently completed its newest project: the “Quaran-Teen Competition.” The project was in effort for youth to come together and thank first responders, essential workers, and healthcare workers for the paramount work they have been doing. […]

ASCAP Foundation/Symphonic Jazz Orchestra announces 6th annual Commissioning Prize           

With the continuing success of its Commissioning Prize competition honoring former Symphonic Jazz Orchestra (SJO) Co-Music Director and ASCAP board member George Duke, the SJO is proud to announce its 6th annual ASCAP Foundation/Symphonic Jazz Orchestra Commissioning Prize competition. The $5,000 prize is open to all direct ASCAP composer members, with a submission deadline of […]

Rovner Products Seeks to Relieve PPE Shortage in Maryland with Donations

Although Rovner Products’ production department had been idle since the end of March due to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s COVID-19 state mandate closing all non-essential businesses, in late April some of the company’s manufacturing equipment was redeployed. “In March, stories of desperate medical workers were all over the news, and we were horrified. We realized […]

Steinberg Offers Free Software for Making Music at Home

To encourage music makers to stay creative during these unprecedented times, Steinberg has designed the #StayHome Elements Collection so music makers can create in the comfort of their own home. From now until May 15, the collection is completely free to use for 60 days. Download link: https://bit.ly/2yhusk2 The #StayHome Elements Collection is a special package […]