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Issue # 006

April 6, 2008




Art Beyond Audio


Last Weeks Quiz: No Winners



 Going Digital


As of Wednesday, April 9th, ABA will no longer sell tangible products of any kind. We have spent the last two weeks digitizing everything we have, so that we can “deal in downloads”.


It seems totally appropriate to me. I teach musicians how to make their own recordings, and how to market them on-line. What better way to receive my books and seminars, than through your computer?


As of today, the products page includes an Audio Book on CD. That will be going away. It seems to me that if customers want to take the book with them, they can burn it themselves. Or, they can get out of the Stone Age and buy an IPOD. There is a seminar about the recording process, on DVD. That too is going away. As of Wednesday, The Recording Process will only be available as a downloadable webinar. If customers want to watch the seminar on their television, they can burn it themselves. Or, they can get out of the Stone Age and get the internet on their televisions. When are people going to catch up?


The good news is that all of the prices will drop. No more printing, no more boxing and no more shipping; equals lower prices. Also, customers will get instant gratification when purchasing. The files will download immediately.


-          Jason Alan Johnson




Jason Alan Johnson


The Recording Process


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Table of Contents



1.    Going Digital

2.    YouTube Links

3.    Digital Promotion

4.    This Week on the Charts

5.    Berklee News Letter

6.    Sent In by Our Readers


 Take the"You Don't Know

Anything About Music, Quiz"





D.H. Sargent

Senior Partner



      Think of where you were 10yrs ago & where you are now.  The literature you read that did not make sense now makes perfect sense.  The way to fortune isn't through money, but through knowledge.  Once you have achieved knowledge then will come true fortune and power.

The Record Producer, Part One

>>>>>> The Audio Book <<<<<<


Sex, Drugs, Rock&Roll, and 10 years of production secrets...



Independent Artist Digital Promotion


If you are an independent artist promoting and selling your own music in this advanced technological, digital age; there are new companies popping up every week that help the independent promote, sell, and market their own work.    


Art Beyond Audio is one of those companies. The way of the future is digital.  From music to books and movies; soon you will be able to listen to free steaming internet radio in your car.  Art Beyond Audio is launching JUNX RADIO, a radio station for the independent.  We at ABA accept any music for any independent world wide.  How is this different from other companies that have internet streaming radio?  We accept all artists?     


This is crucial for any independent artist who wants to profit the most from their work and not sell out to recording contracts.  It is another venue that will help to promote their work.  


ABA is here to help advertise your music to the world.  We are here to educate, so you may learn from the experts who have been in the business for ten years. 


D. H. Sargent



Top 5 Downloaded songs last week:


#1         Mariah Carey

Touch My Body


 #2          Chris Brown

            With You


 #3                Flo Rida



 #4            Alicia Keys

No One


 #5          Sara Barelles

            Love Song

On the Billboard Charts




#1        Mariah Carey

Touch My Body


#2                   Usher

Love In This Club


#3              Madonna

4 Minutes


#4       Leonna Lewis

Bleeding Love


#5        Jordin Sparks

No Air

Aren't you all tired of the

same crap every week? 




Da Junx List


#1                  Moby

Ooh Yeah


#2                   Jon Cleary

Fools Game


#3   Groove Armada



#4     The New Deal

Gone Gone Gone


#5            Jamiroqui

Virtual Insanity






Unsigned Indie Major
Hollyhood, California
Pop / Hip Hop / Rap
Ying Yang Twins
Hip Hop / Rap
Atlanta, Georgia
Hip Hop / R&B / Pop
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Pop Punk / Rock / Screamo
Ray J
Los Angeles, California
R&B / Soul / Hip Hop
Lil Wayne
New Orleans, Louisiana
Rap / Hip Hop
FIVE TIMES AUGUST [new albu...
Austin, Texas
Pop / Acoustic / Alternative
Flo Rida - MAIL ON SUNDAY -...
Miami, Florida
Hip Hop / R&B / Rap
Leona Lewis
Pop / R&B / Rock
Jordyn Taylor [The Official...
Los Angeles, California
Pop / R&B / Hawaiian
Lupe Fiasco
Chicago, Illinois
Hip Hop / Rap / Soul
T Pain
Tallahassee, Florida
R&B / Rap / Pop


April 2008

  The Miguel Zenón Quartet will play at Berklee's Cafe 939.
  Photo provided by the artist

Berklee's newest venue opens with an exciting lineup for April. A state-of-the-art, all-ages, student-run music venue and coffee house, Cafe 939 will showcase Berklee's emerging student talent, local artists, and national acts. First up: the Miguel Zenón Quartet will launch a series featuring Marsalis Music recording artists.

In addition to all that's going on at Cafe 939 this month, Berklee is hosting a musical memorial for faculty favorite Herb Pomeroy, a symposium with Diet for a Small Planet author Frances Moore Lappé, a CD release concert from student-run Jazz Revelation Records, and much more.

The range of luminaries on campus last month mirrored Berklee students' wide variety of interests, with a hip-hop symposium, a panel on video game music, and visits by former Warner CEO Richard Blackstone and vocalist Bobby McFerrin, among others. Read on to find out what advice they had to share.

The Sovereign Bank Music Series at Berklee

  April 17, 2008   Singers Showcase
Berklee's finest emerging vocalists take center stage for a night of pop, r&b, jazz, Latin, folk, blues, and more. The outstanding lead singers will be chosen from more than 100 students who audition for a spot in this immensely popular concert.

Purchase tickets at the Berklee Performance Center box office or online through Ticketmaster. For more information, check back later at the series home page.


Herb Pomeroy Tribute Concert, April 1
The musical tribute will feature Joe Lovano, Hal Galper, Jack Walrath, Greg Hopkins, and the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, with proceeds to benefit the Herb Pomeroy Scholarship Fund. 8:15 p.m., Berklee Performance Center. Read more...

Miguel Zenón Quartet, April 2–3
Marsalis Berklee Jams will launch with the Miguel Zenón Quartet at Berklee's new Cafe 939. 8:00 p.m., Cafe 939. Read more...

Berklee Latin Jazz All-Stars, April 4
The Berklee Latin Jazz All-Stars, winners of the 2008 Down Beat Student Music Award for Best Jazz Band, will perform as part of the Monterey Jazz Festival's Next Generation Festival.
10:00 p.m., Monterey Live Nightclub.

Zili Misik, April 12
Powerful Haitian, Brazilian, and West African rhythms infuse Zili Misik's original creations and traditional folk songs. 8:00 p.m., Cafe 939.

The Super Group, with Special Guest Chuck Berry, April 13
This Artists in Recovery benefit concert will feature Chuck Berry, Chuck Leavell, Simon Kirke, and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, as well as Ernie and the Automatics. 7:00 p.m., Berklee Performance Center. Read more...

Jazz Revelation Records CD Release Concert, April 15
Ten artists from eight countries find a "universal voice" on the student-run label's fifth compilation. 7:00 p.m., Regattabar, One Bennett Street, Cambridge. Read more...

Envisioning 21st-Century Music Business Models: The Impact of Copyright on Digital Licensing of Music, April 17
This panel discussion will include a keynote address by Marybeth Peters, U.S. Register of Copyrights. 7:00 p.m., David Friend Recital Hall. Read more...

Frances Moore Lappé: Creativity and Courage, Making a Difference in a World Gone Mad, April 25
As part of Berklee's Liberal Arts Symposium, Frances Moore Lappé, author of the bestseller Diet for a Small Planet, will lead a discussion and hold a book signing. 9:30 a.m., Boston Architectural College. Read more...

April showers us with even more great concerts, with Songwriters Night (April 7), the Guitar Department Student Showcase: Rock and Pop (April 24), an Evening of Gospel (April 28), and the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra (April 29).

On Sale Announcements

  • My Brightest Diamond — Tickets go on sale April 4 for a June 20 show.




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