Seattle Office of Film + Music


TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS NORTHWEST FILMMAKERS
September 29, 2009, 1:11 pm
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The News TribuneLil dizzle
Things are looking up for film in the Northwest, and it’s partly thanks to the Tacoma Film Festival. Now in its fourth year, the festival organized by the Grand Cinema has taken an intensely local turn, with nearly one-third of its 132 films made by Northwest filmmakers. It’s good exposure for them, good marketing for the Grand, and a unique experience for audiences who see local surroundings and lifestyles on the big screen. The result is a festival that features 41 locally made films, with three specific to Tacoma, and 35 local filmmakers in attendance.



KEXP MAKING LAYOFFS IN NYC
September 29, 2009, 1:06 pm
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The Stranger
The Stranger reports that a memo sent to KEXP staff and volunteers on Friday by Executive Director Thomas Mara announces four layoffs to the station’s NYC part-time staff due to hard economic times. No layoffs have been announced in Seattle. KEXP has operated partially out of New York City since 2008.



LOCAL ACTS THE BLAKES AND THE MOONDOGGIES TO PERFORM AT CMJ FESTIVAL
September 29, 2009, 1:05 pm
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Local rockers, the Blakes, and folkies, the Moondoggies, will represent Seattle this year at the College Music Journal’s 2009 music festival in New York. The bands will be joined by festival sponsor KEXP who will broadcast the event live from October 19th to the 23rd.



RUNNERS UNITE TO SUPPORT THE VERA PROJECT
September 29, 2009, 12:31 pm
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Seattle Subsonic
Join the Vera Project and hundreds of runners, walkers and fans of music and art in Seward Park for a 5k run/walk to support youth access to music and the arts in Seattle. We’ll have live music, performers along the course, an awesome warm-up routine led by some of Seattle’s finest ‘80s-style dancers, great food and of course prizes for the biggest fundraisers. Register now to get in on the action!



MUSIC EXECS LOOK TO FILM
September 28, 2009, 12:29 pm
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Varietynew moon
As the music industry looks for ways to stay competitive in a changing market, new executives have focused on the growing importance of music placement in film, TV and other media.”Media opportunities beyond the scope of radio have become increasingly important to us,” new Atlantic Records VP Kevin Weaver told Daily Variety. “There are tremendous opportunities in the film, TV and videogame landscape.” Weaver cited English vocalist James Blunt as an artist whose use in movies and TV — some 40 placements — not only supplied the company with additional revenue but helped launch his 2005 breakthrough, “You’re Beautiful,” on pop radio.



WARNER MUSIC GROUP STRIKES DEAL WITH YOUTUBE
September 28, 2009, 12:19 pm
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Pitchfork
Back in December, a breakdown in negotiations led Warner Music Group to pull all its music from YouTube, which has seriously damaged our ability to hear any song ever just by typing it into YouTube’s search engine. (Warner artists like Death Cab for Cutie weren’t too thrilled about it, either.) But now Advertising Age reports that Warner and YouTube have completed a deal to allow the label’s music back on the site (via Rolling Stone). So: We’ll no longer have to hit up MySpace or DailyMotion or OnSmash or any of the other bajillions of video websites to watch Warner music videos! According to Advertising Age, Warner is also in talks to join Vevo, the music video site that YouTube and Universal Music Group are planning to launch.



SEATTLE HIP HOP CHRONICLED IN PHOTO GALLERY AT THE GREENWOOD COLLECTIVE
September 28, 2009, 12:18 pm
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Local photographer, Tyler Soverns has used his camera to become one of the best chroniclers of the flourishing hip hop scene we have in Seattle. His photos are often chaotic but stunning. The Greenwood Collective (at the corner of 85th and Greenwood) is hosting an exhibit of his hip hop photos and the opening reception is on Friday, October 6 from 6-9pm – as part of the Greenwood Art Walk. It’s also a party that has performances from DJ Swervewon and Murder Dice.



ARTZONE FEATURES LOCAL BAND, SAY HI
September 28, 2009, 12:14 pm
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Seattle Channel
This week Artzone with Nancy Guppy features an exclusive performance from Say Hi frontman, Eric Elbogen. Check out the above link for the full episode.



“LIVE FROM KPLU” CELEBRATES NEW HOME
September 25, 2009, 12:52 pm
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KPLU
On January 25, 2008, Pacific Public Media officially broke ground for the Martin J. Neeb Center on the campus of Pacific Lutheran University, named in honor of KPLU’s long-time general manager, Martin Neeb, who retired in 2006. In early 2009, the station’s administrative staff moved in; at the end of June, KPLU morning Midday Jazz host Dick Stein flipped “the big red switch” for the first time in the station’s brand-new, state-of-the-art on-air studios. This October, it’s your turn to set foot inside the new Neeb Center, which is home not only to 88.5 KPLU “NPR News and All That Jazz” and Pacific Public Media’s all-jazz webstream, Jazz24, but also includes PLU’s Office of Development. “Live from KPLU” will feature special programming hosted by KPLU’s Dick Stein and Nick Morrison, free live performances by trumpeter Lance Buller and vocalist Stephanie Porter, and PLU Jazz Professor David Deacon-Joyner, building tours, refreshments, and the dedication ceremony.



ART ZONE PROFILES LOCAL FILM AND MUSIC ARTISTS
September 25, 2009, 12:51 pm
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Seattle Channelbazan
Art Zone is back with a brand new season of great arts programming that highlights local talent. On the latest episode, Art Zone chats up fast rising TV and film star, Joel McHale (“Community”, The Informant!) and persuaded local Barsuk artist, David Bazan, to play a few tunes from his new record.