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Monday, December 19, 2016

EXTRA: Free Webinar, Tuesday: "What should artists expect to see in 2017 & beyond?" - Dec 19 special edition 2016

It figures. We just published the Guide's most recent FULL EDITION yesterday, with eleven feature stories. But word hadn't yet arrived of this. (You can still get our entire Guide to getting your ho-ho-ho ready to go with "THE FULL PICTURE OF RECENT EDITIONS" including all their lil' 'ol url's, at the end of this one-item news post.)

Meantime, plenty of our artist readers will want to take part in this.


On Tuesday, Dec 20th, at 1 pm Pacific (4 pm ET), DISCMAKERS is offering a live online event with music industry consultant BOBBY BORG. The purpose? Borg is sharing his predictions for the music industry in 2017 and beyond. The only complication? it seems you need to have a Twitter account. If you do, you are invited to "Come prepared with your questions."

This is the 16th offering and the latest in the series presented by the longtime vinyl record / now biggest CD presser. In cyberspeak, it's their "#DMchat16."

BOBBY BORG is best known as a music industry consultant, author and musician. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music with a BA in Professional Music and he is an educator at the Musician’s Institute and with UCLA Extension. Bobby is the author of Billboard Books’ bestseller "The Musician’s Handbook" and Hal Leonard's "Music Marketing For The DIY Musician. "

Learn more about him at

What should artists expect to see in 2017 and beyond? Bobby took a focused look at what lies ahead for the future of the music industry in a two-part blog series. You can read it at:

(Concise articles. Ridiculously long url, but you seem to need all of it to get there.)

To participate in Tuesday's live web event:

Tweet during the scheduled time using the #DMchat16 hashtag.

Basic Guidelines:

1.Log in to Twitter before the chat and go to:

to enter the #DMchat16 chat room.

2.Follow @DiscMakers from the Twitter account you plan to use for the #DMchat16.

3.Introduce yourself, stay on topic, and feel free to retweet (RT).

4.Make sure you use the #DMchat16 hashtag in any of the tweets you are posting to the chat, otherwise they might be missed.

5.Have fun!



1) The Guide's most recent FULL EDITION, Sun, Dec 18, 2016:
"HAPPY HOLLANDAISE! Here's the News, & Plenty of The Luck O' the Irish."
With eleven feature stories, including three on Irish music/ Irish Christmas related. At:

2) FULL EDITION, Sat, Dec 10, 2016:
"Turning Ho-Ho-Hum to Ho-Ho-Ho: Music News, Holiday Destinations, and More!"
There are 13 features, including where you can go ice skating on a battleship, and the top-played Americana music of 2016. It's at:

3) SPECIAL EDITION, Wed, Dec 7, 2016:
"Remembering Pearl Harbor, 75 years ago today. Then and now, what it means. Dec 7, 2016." It's at:

4) EXTRA EDITON: Mon, Dec 5, 2016:
"The original 'MUSIC SHORTS'..."
What came before the music video? DECADES before the music video? The answer is delightful:

5) SINGLE-ITEM POST, Sat, Dec 3, 2016:
"Let Us Entertain You (for a moment, anyway)."
The hilarious results of something written in English, translated to another language, then translated back into English:

6) FULL EDITION, Fri, Dec 2, 2016:
"Lots of NEWS to Start December! Participate Sunday with Music Stars, See a Special Film Screening Friday Night, and more good stuff, all within."
Nine feature stories, tagged as "Stuff you should know. Stuff you don't even know that you wanna know, but you do." At:



Boilerplate? Where's the main pressure gauge? And the firebox?

What "boilerplate"? Who came up with that goofy term for the basic essential informational stuff...

Pssst — Hey, kid. Yeah, YOU: It won't be so "basic" when we add all the links for the global network of music news / music education sites that we're joining; THAT'LL be here very soon, as an ESSENTIAL COMPONENT of the Guide returning to being a MUSIC NEWS journal!

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♪ The ACOUSTIC AMERICANA MUSIC GUIDE endeavors to bring you NEWS — and views of interest to artists everywhere — more specifically to musicians and the creative community and music makers and fans of acoustic and Folk-Americana music. That includes both traditional and innovative forms. From the deepest roots to today’s acoustic renaissance, that’s our beat. We provide a wealth of resources, including a HUGE catalog of acoustic-friendly venues (now undergoing a major update), and inside info on FESTIVALS and select performances in Southern California in venues from the monumentally large to the intimately small and cozy. We cover workshops, conferences, and other events for artists and folks in the music industry, and all kinds o’ things in the world of acoustic and Americana and accessible classical music. From washtub bass to musical spoons to oboe to viola to banjo to squeezebox, from Djangostyle to new-fangled-old-time string band music, from sweet Cajun fiddle to bluegrass and pre-bluegrass Appalachian mountain music to all the swamp water roots of the blues and the bright lights of where the music is headed now.
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