As state legislatures from Alabama to Wyoming wrap up their sessions for the summer, having prepared their finances for the 2012 fiscal year, every single one of them is sending less money to schools. The vast majority has made significant cuts the last several years, and in extreme cases it’s led to the obliteration of entire school music programs.
The 2011 Retail Print Music Dealers Association convention, held in sunny Tampa, Fla. from April 28-30, walked the line between serving as a relaxing escape and an intense, focused examination of the ever-evolving best practices in the print music industry.
The relatively recent emergence of USB mics, which can connect directly to a console/computer, is beginning to seem like a watershed moment in the world of both home and professional recording.
“In China, whoever files for the trademark first gets it. This was a big wake up call to us, and hopefully a wake-up call to others.”