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November 25, 2012

All About You

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By MICHAEL RICCI

Over the years I've helped shape the editorial direction of the website--placing a strong emphasis on modern jazz while supporting touring bands and musicians worldwide. Add an international mix of writers with their wide-ranging interests and opinions and you have a fascinating tapestry of content that makes All About Jazz an enduring destination online.It's been our policy to give the staff the freedom to write about whatever they feel is important to them--and it's an approach that has served us well over the years.Our latest announcement is about how you can further elevate your voice and ...

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September 27, 2012

Jazz Near You and You and You!

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By MICHAEL RICCI

Three years of planning, one year of coding, and mission accomplished! Jazz Near You launched on Monday, October 24th. Please read on for the thrilling story... Jazz Near You in a Nutshell Jazz Near You is a network of 200 jazz websites and counting. We aggregate and deliver all kinds of content from events and venue listings to news, articles, photos... to what's hot in your area. It's also a tremendous advertising opportunity for a venue or presenter to reach readers in their hometown. How Jazz Near You Works Once ...

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July 31, 2012

Platform Expansion and the AAJ Road Show

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By MICHAEL RICCI

Dear fellow contributor, I have some news to share about the various improvements to the All About Jazz platform and the status of the Jazz Near You project. Please read on...Index 1. It's All About the Platform2. Breaking Up All About Jazz3. AAJ Road Show4. More Columns 5. Editorial Staff Expansion 1. It's All About the Platform With 17 years under our belt, we've become the most trusted jazz resource on the web. But in order to support Jazz Near ...

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May 4, 2012

Tips, Festival Coverage, New Columns, Improvements and more!

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By MICHAEL RICCI

Dear fellow contributor, There's no such thing as a free lunch--but please read on for free overseas trips, free CDs, free job opportunities and more.Index 1. Festival Time!2. Looking for CDs to review?3. New Columns4. Improvements Galore5. Pros for Hire Page 6. Tips for Infrequent Contributors 1. Festival Time! If you're interested in covering a festival (in the US, Scandinavia, Europe or anywhere else), I can help you make arrangements. Most festivals allow one writer per media source ...

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February 9, 2012

Fuel for the Ride!

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By MICHAEL RICCI

Dear fellow contributor, We're picking up where we left off in 2011, adding new features and making rapid improvements to the website. Though we're pushing full speed ahead on our technology, we need your help to keep the content flowing. Please read on for the details.Index 1. Content Shortage 2. Article Submission Form Improvements3. Website Changes4. “Reassessing" and “Building a Jazz Library"5. New Column Concepts Wanted 1. Content Shortage Content volume typically drops off around the holidays, but ...

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December 5, 2011

2011: Extreme Makeover

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By MICHAEL RICCI

Dear fellow contributor, 2011 proved to be a transformative year as we undertook several steps to completely rebuild All About Jazz and expand its focus. And the improvements and expansion will continue long into 2012. Please read on and don't forget to submit your year end lists in the next 2-3 weeks.Index 1. Year End Lists Wanted 2. What A Year!3. Expansion Effort Continues4. “Reassessing" Reviews Wanted5. Thanks to One and All! 1. Year End Lists Wanted To ...

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November 4, 2011

Rubber Meets the Road

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By MICHAEL RICCI

Dear fellow contributor, We made several refinements and additions to the website in October and we are looking for your feedback and assistance moving forward. Please read on...Index 1. Expansion Plans--We Need Your Help 2. Welcome Aboard!3. CD Reviews Wanted4. Books to Review5. Contributor-related Improvements6. Archiving Older Interviews and Columns7. Feedback wanted: How are we doing? 1. Expansion Plans--We Need Your Help With Jeff Rzepiela moving on after the New Year (Jeff and wife Leanne ...

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September 23, 2011

Kickin' it Up a Notch!

By MICHAEL RICCI

Dear fellow contributor, We've had our mojo workin' since July as we continue to improve All About Jazz and roll out new features; we're also looking for two new editors to support our staff. Please read on for the latest...Index 1. Help Wanted: Take Five/iTunes Playlist Editor 2. Help Wanted: CD Review Editor3. Looking for CDs to Review?4. Improvements: A Bunch5. James Nadal: Wears Another Hat6. Your iTunes Playlists: Submit Your Own Today!7. What Jazz Musicians Expect from Music Journalists ...

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June 26, 2011

Taking Shape!

By MICHAEL RICCI

Dear fellow contributor, All About Jazz continues to improve as we further upgrade our appearance, optimize our performance, and launch new features. As always, we have some important and timely news to share, so please read on...Index 1. Team Concept: Baseline Expectations 2. Design Changes3. Contributor Profile Changes4. Article Changes5. Opinion and “Reassessing" Pieces Wanted6. My iTunes Playlist: Submit Yours Today!7. We're looking for reviews of...8. Job Opening: Video of the Day Editor 1. Team ...

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April 18, 2011

The Shape Of All About Jazz To Come

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By MICHAEL RICCI

Dear fellow AAJ contributor, It's been several months since our last announcement--a busy stretch resulting in many changes to All About Jazz, from our business strategy to our website's appearance. Please take a moment and read on as we address future plans and recent staff changes.Index 1. Changing Times: Staff and Direction2. Fund Drive Results3. Personalize Your Profile4. Use Social Media to Distribute your Articles5. Festival Season--Coverage Adjustments6. 2011 and Beyond 1. Changing Times: Staff and Direction

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December 17, 2010

Your Year End Lists, 2010 Highlights, Contributor Tip Jar and Fund Drive

By MICHAEL RICCI

Dear fellow AAJ contributor, It's that time of year, and you know what that means: we're looking for your “best of" lists. It's also a time to take stock in our 2010 accomplishments and tighten our plans for 2011. Please read on...Index 1. Post Your Year End Picks 2. Year in Review 3. Fund Drive 4. Tips: Always, always... 5. Plans for 2011 6. What We're Listening to Now: Writers Wanted! 1. Post Your Year End Picks I'm busy with the fund drive and won't have ...

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September 30, 2010

Shiny and New... again

By MICHAEL RICCI

Dear fellow AAJ contributor, We're celebrating our 15th anniversary in style with a relaunch. You can read the general announcement here and learn more about some of the specific design improvements below.Index The New All About Jazz Thank You, One and All! Track Reviews According To C. Michael Bailey Twitter: Follow you, follow me How to Add Gallery Photos to an Article Facebook “Like..." Click It! Help Wanted: Photo Editor The New All About Jazz If you've been to the site over the last few weeks, ...

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July 26, 2010

State of AAJ: July 2010

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By MICHAEL RICCI

Dear fellow AAJ contributor, 2010 is shaping up to be the most important year in All About Jazz's 15 year history and I wanted to share our progress since our March newsletter.Index The State of AAJ Label Profile Assignments: Interested? Track Reviews Wanted The AAJ Store: Check Us Out What's Coming Soon Think Strategically New Columns Upload Your Photos to the Gallery Email Notifications: Give Your Articles a Viral Boost P. S. Get Well Raul! The State of AAJ All About Jazz was ...

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March 4, 2010

March 2010

By MICHAEL RICCI

Dear fellow AAJ contributor,

It's been a couple of months since our last newsletter and we wanted to bring you up to speed on the latest happenings. For starters, we reskinned the website, we added a featured photos box to every page, we placed a local calendar on every page, we created an RSS feed for our featured interviews, we now offer a private message feature, we improved website security and we partnered with Mosaic Records to launch shop.allaboutjazz.com. For a recap of contributor specific news, please read on...Index Managing Growth Improving Communication ...

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