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 […]

Student Organization Launches ‘Worldwide Day of Gratitude’ to Honor COVID-19 Heroes

First responders and healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic will be honored on April 30 as part of “Worldwide Day of Gratitude,” a global coming together through the arts organized by the student-run organization, YOUnison. For Worldwide Day of Gratitude, teachers and students of all ages, as well as the general […]

Special Auction to Benefit Musicians

Tarisio, the leading international auction venue for fine instruments and bows, has launched GiveBack — a special benefit auction with all commissions donated to musicians around the world who have been affected by COVID-19. The commissions from this sale, which are expected to exceed $100,000, will be divided into $600 grants and awarded on a lottery […]

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Recording Academy and MusiCares Establish Covid-19 Relief Fund

The Recording Academy and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help people in the music industry affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and subsequent cancellation of multiple music events. From hotel and bar gigs to major music festivals, COVID-19 is deeply impacting live music events, and the creative community […]

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Reverb Announces First Round of 2020 Reverb Gives Grant Recipients

Reverb, a leading online marketplace for buying and selling used, unique, and new musical instruments, announced that it has selected 17 organizations to receive musical instrument grants through its Reverb Gives initiative. A portion of every sale on Reverb goes to Reverb Gives, which is dedicated to helping youth music education programs all over the […]

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Leonard Bernstein’s unknown, never-recorded string quartet “rediscovered,” to be performed

A Making Music exclusive An unknown, never-performed, and never-recorded work for string quartet composed by Leonard Bernstein — perhaps the most talented and successful classical musician in American history — later this year will have its world premiere at Tanglewood, the music venue that had a 50-year association/connection to the famed conductor, composer, musician, and […]

Roland and 9 Beats Announce Music Education Partnerships for U.S. and China

Names 11-Year-Old Drum Phenom Milana First-Ever Brand Ambassador The world’s largest provider of music lessons and music education content, 9 Beats Music & Technology Group, announced the launch of its North American subsidiary, 9 Beats USA, LLC and music education partnership with leading manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, Roland at The NAMM Show 2020. To […]