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Macy’s Music Festival Becomes "Cincinnati Music Festival"

Long-running R&B fest changes its name again and announces Maxwell, Jennifer Hudson and more for 2015 lineup

{CommentsCant} · Monday, March 2, 2015
A lot of people still call it “Jazz Fest” (a hold-over from some of its early names, like the Kool Jazz Festival) and more recently (as of last year) it went by the name of Macy’s Music Festival, but Cincinnati’s popular, long-running celebration of classic and contemporary R&B and Soul is now cutting to the chase and, for its 2015 edition, will be called the “Cincinnati Music Festiv...  
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Freekbass Signs with Ropeadope

Cincinnati Funk artist inks deal with diverse and esteemed independent label

{CommentsCant} · Friday, February 27, 2015
Veteran Cincinnati Funk bassist/singer/songwriter Freekbass announced this week that he has signed a deal with the esteemed Ropeadope Records. Freekbass’ next album — the follow-up to last year’s self-released Everybody’s Feelin’ Real (which you can stream/purchase here) — is currently slated for ...  
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Bunbury Music Festival Announces 2015 Lineup

The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg and Avett Brothers headline fourth annual riverfront fest

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, February 26, 2015
The Bunbury Music Festival will present its fourth annual three-day event on Cincinnati’s riverfront (Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove) June 5-7 this year (moved up from the usual July dates due to Reds/All Star Game activities). This morning, organizers of the festival — which was purchased by Columbus-based PromoWest Productions late l...  
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Locally Based Project Seeks Musician Input

Artist-focused digital music platform MusicLi launches survey

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, February 26, 2015
Late last year it was announced that Brad Schnittger (member of the great local band The Sundresses) was selected as one of two "Haile Fellows" for 2015 by People’s Li...  

New Local Release News

40lbs of Lye, Jim Pelz and Technicolor Monster celebrate new releases this weekend

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Locals 40lbs of Lye, Jim Pelz and Technicolor Monster celebrate new releases this weekend. Plus, MC Till and friends plot out a new Hip Hop-centric album and book for kids and submissions are now open for showcase consideration at the 2015 MidPoint Music Festival.
  
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Hip Hop for the Children

Local Hip Hop MC and friends plot a new Rap album and book aimed at kids

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Last year, Cincinnati Hip Hop artist MC Till (aka Adam Hayden) did the unexpected and released The Neighborhood, an amazing album that brilliantly fused Jazz with Hip Hop rhymes. This year, Hayden is working on another delightful musical curveball — a Hip Hop-centric album (available...  

Music: Xoe Wise

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Singer/songwriter Xoe Wise moved from North Carolina to Chicago to follow her musical dreams and quickly became a local favorite.  
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Artist Submissions Open for 2015 MidPoint Music Festival

Fall fest puts out call to artists interested in performing at 14th annual event

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Musical acts interested in being considered for a showcase slot at the 14th annual MidPoint Music Festival (scheduled for Sept. 24-26 in various venues around Downtown and Over-the-Rhine) can begin submitting today.The festival — owned and operated by CityBeat — has announced a new partner for facilitating submissions, ...  

Showing Love for WNKU

Plus, local Jazz drummers unite, the Tie Dye Ball returns and Glassworld releases debut

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Oodles of local (and national/regional) acts perform this weekend to benefit Northern Kentucky radio station WNKU, local Jazz drummers unite for the BHM Drum Summit, the Tie Dye Ball, featuring Spookfloaters and Jerry’s Little Band, returns to benefit Play It Forward org and rockers Glassworld release debut EP.  

World Wider

World music is a leader in album sales, David Pajo gets life-saving assist from the Web and new study says old people easily distracted by music

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Despite overall decline, stats show that World music album sales grew more than any other genre in 2014, Slint guitarist David Pajo gets a life-saving assist from fans on the Internet and a new study suggests older people are overly distracted when listening to music while working on other tasks.