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Now, there's a tax on live streaming
PRS announce their Online Live Concert licence
Live streams have been a small yet valuable source of income during the pandemic - which means that the new licensing fee introduced by PRS comes as a huge blow.
Music creators, venues and promoters who wish to stream an event - from small scale gigs to DJ sets - face a fee of £22.50 plus VAT for shows that gross less than £250, and double that, for shows that gross between £251-500. Artists would need to sell 101 tickets at £5 each to beat the cap.
Putting this in further context, the tariff for “in-person” live shows is charged at 4.2% of gross revenues. Now, artists are looking at paying between 8-17%.
Whether this affects the live streaming plans of beloved stalwarts like Jazz re:freshed and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club - who have just announced a programme of Lockdown Sessions - we’re yet to find out. What’s clear, is that musicians and the live sector have been handed another devastating challenge to overcome.
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Jobs & Opportunities in Jazz and beyond
Check out the previous newsletter where some listings are still active.
Deep Matter are looking for a part time Creative Intern (paid).
Marsden Jazz Festival are seeking a Marketing Assistant.
Thanks to a grant from the Youth Music’s Incubator Fund, Midlands based BABMAG are hiring a Music Content Coordinator, freelance Contributors and local Reporters. Due to the nature of the grant, some of these opportunities are for 18-25 year olds only. If that’s you, go get it.
Liverpool’s Collective Encounters are seeking a musician/composer for their Women in Action programme.
Edinburgh based Red Note Ensemble are looking for a young musician to take on a paid, mentored role.
Would you make a good Additional Support Tutor? Contact RAM.
Unified Songs are looking for an A&R Assistant.
News and Notable
Bandcamp Friday returns on 5 February.
Shabaka Hutchings is writing his first book, called Letters to a Young Musician.
Nate Chenin reflects on a tough year for Jazz via NPR.
Could this mark a change in music journalism? Rolling Stone are charging ‘thought leaders’ $2000 to write for them.
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah premiered his new instrument on Instagram - the Adjuah Bow.
Native Dancer perform tonight for Jazz re:freshed.
Brainchild Festival would love for you to slide into their DMs.
Watch my chat with Ego Ella May for Classic Album Sundays - we talked about Sade’s Diamond Life.
Jazz Perspectives are looking for submissions.
Album of the Week \\ Marcos Resende & Index - Marcos Resende & Index
Joe Davis, founder of the Brazilophile Far Out Recordings, has been trying to make this album happen for 25 years. Marcos Resende learnt to play his first instrument at the age of two; he was playing an accordion whilst the rest of us were just trying to balance on our tiptoes. Despite his natural talents, Resende trained in medicine, but it wasn’t long until he turned his side hustle in music into his main focus; he put together a trio, opening for the likes of Stan Getz and Dexter Gordon. He became an accomplished keyboardist, composer, and electronic musician.
Resende brought his fascination with British progressive rock and US Jazz back with him to Brazil, leading to the stunning record, Marcos Resende & Index. It’s taken nearly 50 years for us to hear it - he decided not the release the album, instead, focusing on his work with Gilberto Gil and Edu Lobo, as well as making music for film and television. Given how long Joe Davis had to spend twisting his arm, Resende sounds like an incredibly modest musician. Joe knew that this was a record for Brazil aficionados - one so good, that the wait would be worthwhile.
Marcos Resende departed this world two months ago. Marcos Resende & Index is released with the family’s blessings.
Introducing Groovolo - with 10% off
Vinyl subscription service Groovalo give at least 20% of their profits back to the artists that they feature. With Groovalo, you’ll receive a surprise record - choosing from either Jazz, soul or punk - which comes recommended by the Groovalo team. Check out the previously featured albums, including Nick Walters and Lucia Cadotsch. Each subscription includes an issue of Liner Notes zine, too. Fancy a go?
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