[JPL] Jazz Speakers or Army
eric-jackson at comcast.net
Mon Mar 5 14:26:47 EST 2007
On Monday 05 March 2007 14:03, EdBride at aol.com wrote:
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> In a message dated 3/5/2007 1:14:17 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> tomthejazzman at earthlink.net writes:
> <<..I would love for the JW weekly Top Fifty list to get featured in USA
> Today or when they have something they want to cover on Jazz that they
> contact JazzWeek for their informed opinion..>>
> A worthy objective, but regarding the Top-50, you have to ask yourself:
> why would USA Today devote regular space to sales numbers for such a small
> market? What does Jazz garner: 5% of album sales, if you count the
> uncountable indies? Even a Jazz advocate has to answer to the boss, who
> worries about the use of the real estate.
Billboard's charts reflect record sales. Jazz Week's charts reflect radio
In the 80s I was one of 3 or 4 jazz people who used to do a monthly feature
for USA Today. We each picked our 5 favorite releases for the month, if I
I remember Freddie Hubbard coming to WGBH to do an interview and the first
thing he said was, "I saw your USA Today article when I was in Europe."
Another time I was in a restaurant getting something to go. (Note to Dr.
Jazz, the restaurant was Legal Seafoods) A guy walked up and introduced
himself and asked if I was the guy who did the radio show. I told him yes. As
it turned out, he had never heard my show. He didn't even live in the Boston
area. He had seen my article and my picture in USA Today.
Jazz could certainly use that kind of outreach.
8 pm - mid Mon - Thurs
> Regular communication with NPR, which likes to use media as their sources,
> and national publications like USA Today, is another matter, and is
> something that should be pursued, maybe in Ed's spare time...
> other Ed
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