Seattle Office of Film + Music


SEATTLE MUSICIANS AND PATAGONIA TEAM UP TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
March 1, 2011, 12:59 pm
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Patagonia
Outdoor apparel company Patagonia is adding a new digital music download on their website to raise money for environmental organizations endorsed by bands. Seattle musicians Pearl Jam and Brandi Carlile and Sub Pop’s Blitzen Trapper are among the artists participating in the initiative, which launches today. The Patagonia Music Collective will offer exclusive tracks for $.99 each, with net proceeds going directly to the environmental organizations of the artists’ preference. Pearl Jam is backing the Conservation International Marine Programs and Brandi Carlile is raising money for Honor the Earth organization. The Patagonia Music Collective is a long term project launching with two volumes of 11 tracks each that can be purchased online or at Patagonia stores. One new benefit track and three emerging tracks will be released weekly. The project’s goal is to foster an artistic and political exchange between musicians, fans, environmental advocates and Patagonia customers. Click the link above to browse the artists and organizations involved and download their songs for a better environment.

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THE WOMEN OF THE SEATTLE MUSIC SCENE
January 13, 2011, 4:19 pm
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Seattle Weekly
Everyone knows that Seattle has some of the most innovative and exciting musicians around. But today Seattle Weekly reminds us that we also have some of the most attractive musical artists. The ladies featured in the article churn out plenty of gorgeous music, but that’s definitely not where their beauty ends. From indie artists such as Neko Case, Chocklate and Kristen Ward and country gals Brandi Carlile and Zoe Muth to popsters Lisa Dank and Melakai, these ladies have the looks to match their abundant talent. To read about our homegrown beauties and their equally fabulous music, follow the link above.

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MISSED THE CITY OF MUSIC AWARDS THIS YEAR? CHECK OUT OUR MINI-DOCUMENTARY RECAP
November 15, 2010, 2:53 pm
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Seattle City of Music
The City of Music Awards event last month was a huge success. The city honored Scott Brown and Clarence Acox with the Impact Award, Brandi Carlile with the Breakthrough Award and Gerard Schwarz with the Achievement Award. Members from the Music Commission attended the event at Showbox at the Market as did Seattleites who support the city’s music community. Now you can see three videos featured at the ceremony as well as a “trailer” of the entire event. These 3-5 minute documentaries were made by local filmmakers, highlighting the careers of those honored by the City of Music. Check out the updated page linked above to watch them! The City of Music Awards was made possible by Wells Fargo, AEG Live, Iceland Air and 206 Inc.

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GHOST VIEWING WITH BRANDI CARLILE
October 26, 2010, 11:52 am
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The New Yorker
In a recent issue of The New Yorker, the recipient of the 2010 City of Music Breakthrough Award, Brandi Carlile, speaks about ghosts. In a very Halloween appropriate article, the singer-songwriter visits a haunted house with her band mates, Phil and Tim Hanseroth aka “The Twins.” After touring for years together, the three are like family, a bond that shows in their music. This kind of aura that has developed amongst the musicians has helped fuel the band’s interest in the supernatural (hence haunted house visits while on tour) as well as their latest album title, Give Up the Ghost. The article states, “the band has been trying to unravel the mystery of its live performances: what is it that makes a show good, and how can it be captured on a record?” To read more about Carlile’s music and her spooky pastimes, follow the link above.

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JOIN US FOR THE CITY OF MUSIC AWARDS
September 21, 2010, 11:47 am
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Seattle City of Music
The Seattle City of Music Commission will honor musicians Brandi Carlile, Clarence Acox and Scott Brown, and Gerard Schwarz at the Second Annual City of Music Awards on Wednesday, October 6, 2010. The City of Music Awards will feature an awards ceremony with special performances by Northern Departure & M.O.V. from Seattle Theatre Group’s More Music @ The Moore; a Garfield and Roosevelt High School All-Star Jazz collaboration playing in honor of Acox and Brown; a Big Brass Tribute to Gerard Schwarz; and a special pre-recorded live video performance by Brandi Carlile. All awards recipients were selected by the 21-member Seattle Music Commission. Limited tickets are available to the public and are free of charge. Get your tickets here. The City of Music Awards is part of the 12-year Seattle City of Music Initiative. The Initiative’s goal is to create action that enhances the climate for Seattle’s music industry and propels Seattle’s leadership role in music throughout the nation and the world. This year’s Awards event will also serve as the kickoff for the inaugural City of Music Festival.

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CHECK OUT SEATTLE ARTIST BRANDI CARLILE PERFORMING ON PRARIE HOME COMPANION AT THE PARAMOUNT
March 10, 2010, 12:40 pm
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Seattle Theater Guild

Local singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile will be performing on the popular NPR program “A Prairie Home Companion” on March 27. The event is starts at 2:45 pm and will feature Brandi Carlile performing with The Wailin’ Jennys. For more information follow the link above.



HEART, BRANDI CARLILE, GOSSIP JOIN LILITH FAIR LINEUP
January 22, 2010, 12:12 pm
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LiveDaily
The 2010 Lilith Fair tour marks the event’s return after at 11-year Hiatus. In addition to expanding the tour’s talent roster, organizers have roughly doubled the number of cities where the tour will touch down. The tour boasts an impressive and still-growing lineup including Northwest natives Heart, Brandi Carlile and Gossip. “We are thrilled that Lilith 2010 is in our future,” reads a statement from Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson. “To be a part of all that depth and power will be beyond exciting! This is stunning intent for women of the new decade.”