Seattle Office of Film + Music


NEW FREE MUSIC PLAYER IS INTERNET-FREE
September 6, 2011, 2:36 pm
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New York Times
In 2010, about 95 percent of music downloads were unlicensed and illegal. A previously defunct free-music listening program, one among seemingly millions of ephemeral start-ups, has had the life breathed back into it. Qtrax offers not just free music, but refuge from the risk of viruses, poor sound quality and prosecution. Unlike players such as Pandora and Spotify that require strong internet connection, Qtrax listeners download the program from the Qtrax site, so they can curate their tunes where there is no Internet. The main catch, one that prevents a listener from granting it saintly status, is the advertisements linked to the music player.

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KEXP’S CONCERTS AT THE MURAL START TOMORROW
August 4, 2011, 11:01 am
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KEXP
Summer has arrived just in time for KEXP’s Concerts at the Mural outdoor music series, taking place at the Mural Amphitheatre in Seattle Center. See free performances by local artists each Friday throughout the month of August. Tomorrow you can catch performances by The Maldives, Hey Marseille and Black Whales. Saturday is also the 9th annual KEXP BBQ, which will be hosted by some of KEXP’s favorite DJs and feature performances by Fool’s Gold, Rainbow Arabia, Capsula, School of Rock, Virgin Island, and Mad Rad. If you’re feeling extra lucky, consider entering to win VIP passes through Seattle Center which guarantees prime seating plus food and drink vouchers.

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NEW iPHONE APP BRINGS LISTENERS CLASSICAL MUSIC
July 28, 2011, 12:50 pm
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New Classical Music Apps
Commercial radio used to be the almighty power in providing free music for people.  However, with the rise of the smart-phone empire, radio has slowly begun to transform in appearance, mostly wearing the cloak of mobile applications.  There are several new FREE iPhone apps such as Classical Music I: Master’s Collection Vol. 1 (a limited edition) and Classical Music Radio(free on Apple and Android). For the classical music inclined, these new-wave “radio stations” offer carefully curated playlists flowering with popular performances.  Genre-specific apps like these keep listeners’ ears hip to the genres they love most, and best of all, they don’t cost a dime.

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WINTER WEEK OF MUSIC AT EMP OFFERS FREE EVENTS

EMP/SFM
Beginning December 27, EMP is offering several free events to celebrate its Winter Week of Music. Guitar lessons for beginners or advanced students will be offered on December 27-30 from 1-2 pm. Total Experience Gospel Choir is performing a free event on December 27, English Handbell ensemble Emerald City Carillon will present a concert on December 28, Jason Parker Quartet will play jazz standards on December 29 and professional Japanese drum ensemble One World Taiko is drumming and dancing on December 30. All performance events take place at 2 pm at EMP Sky Church.

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DON’T MISS ARTOPIA AND GEORGETOWN MUSIC FEST THIS WEEKEND
June 25, 2010, 11:40 am
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Seattle Times
This year Artopia and Georgetown Music Fest have teamed up for a free weekend of art and music. There will be carnival games, live music and libation, but being a Georgetown affair, there are also eclectic elements — a fire troupe, a peep show, acrobatics, hula hoop workshops, crazy hair stylings, a petting zoo and power-tool races. And don’t forget a screening of “Shakes the Clown” by “Police Academy” actor Bobcat Goldthwait, about an alcoholic clown. “What makes Artopia different is it covers a broad spectrum of arts, performance to sculpture to music,” said principal curator Gabe Stern. “It’s a great venue for local Seattle artists that don’t necessarily fit in a typical gallery setting.” There will be 150 artists, along with 60 bands on three stages for Artopia’s fourth year. Organizers hope that folks get an intimate look into a neighborhood they might have overlooked in the past. “I want people to be able to come down and have a really, really fun time and get to know the artists in the community of both Georgetown and Seattle,” said Joselynn Plank, an Artopia curator. “All the artists are basically working for nothing. … They are coming down for the fun of it, and showcase what they do to get their names out there.”

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12 LOCAL MUSIC MP3’S FROM OED AND ARTS

Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs
Seattle is the City of Music and we appreciate your support.
Please enjoy 12 local music MP3’s from Seattle Presents Volume Three — a local music sampler featuring artists performing live at City Hall. This code is just for you, but friends and family can get their own free download card at the Seattle Presents free outdoor concerts. We look forward to soaking up the music and sun with you this summer at City Hall!

REDEMPTION WEBSITE: http://www.dropcards.com/seattlepresents ACCESS CODE: 65SXCGRPN2