#WhatWePlayed - DJ Braggadocio

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#WhatWePlayed - DJ Braggadocio

Coachella streaming on YouTube again tonight (thank you). And smug KCRW playing hip music and airing great news and culture programs. And KLOS. Guess what?! Los Angeles Music Festival® Network just kicked your ass, again! Respects to KROQ and the late great KNAC. 

Would you rather be at Coachella right now or seeing someone on our playlist in a killer venue in DTLA, Hollywood or Santa Monica? We're finding the best new music in the genres of jazz, world music and alternative. We're thinking of music lovers 40+ and everyone who appreciates quality and originality and remains eager to discover new music and artists. Los Angeles Music Festival® fans know what instrument Miles Davis played and won't be found Clapping on 1 and 3.  

Los Angeles Music Festival® Network is like public radio playing adult alternative, new and legacy jazz, funk, blues and Latin music. Shows include New Releases, New & Recent Releases, Music of Our Lives and JazzMasters™.  Our 3200+ song library includes Led Zeppelin and Herbie Hancock, Earth Wind & Fire, Bonnie Raitt and Steely Dan, Snarky Puppy and Willie Nelson, Daft Punk, Lady Gaga and Michael Franti & Spearhead and so, so, many other great artists and groups. Still a little rough around the edges but we have the music goods (thanks in part to spending time around this guy).  

Thank you for listening and following @LAMusicFestival. Sign up for the email list. ✌🏼

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Scrapbook

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Scrapbook

I've been sharing random special memories on social media here and there but the images haven't lived anywhere on LosAngelesMusicFestival.com. Changing that today. These aren't Los Angeles Music Festival® photographs but are part of the backstory.    

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Picture worth a thousand words #Coachella

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Picture worth a thousand words #Coachella

I went to Coachella the last couple of years - my first and second times. Honestly, I was blown away. Had a great time and learned a lot. If you're inclined and can spare the money, I say go.  I'm not going this year but hope to return in the future.

Take a look at how many people Coachella follows on Twitter. And only 219 likes. Kinda sad, for them. Los Angeles Music Festival® (@LAMusicFestival) can't play, book and/or accommodate every artist, band and influencer we follow and engage with. But we'll try. We feel everyone. Your love for life and music inspires and lifts us up and we're happy to reciprocate and support your journey/adventure. Thank you for that. It's part of the DNA of Los Angeles Music Festival®.  Stay tuned.     

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Reason For Being 24/7 PDT

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Reason For Being 24/7 PDT

Los Angeles, the preeminent international travel & tourism brand, has no destination music festival leveraging the brand and engaging the city's music, cultural, entertainment and hospitality infrastructure.  The opportunity cost of this untapped market potential amounts to hundreds of millions of dollars in economic impact. 

The registrant of the Los Angeles Music Festival® trademark (yours truly) seeks to establish a festival based on the model of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.  Each year the New Orleans Jazz Festival attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors and has an economic impact of more than $300 million. The festival is also the principal fundraiser for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, which uses the proceeds from the festival for year-round programs in education, economic development and cultural enrichment. And it's not just New Orleans. Also Montreux, Montreal, Newport and Austin.

What does New Orleans have that Los Angeles lacks?  It's not the superior music city.  Los Angeles artists, musical heritage, venues, cultural diversity, arts and cultural institutions and hospitality infrastructure are at least the equal of New Orleans. The difference is that New Orleans had city leaders who wanted to create an event worthy of the city’s legacy as the birthplace of jazz.  The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival was the culmination of years of discussions and efforts by city leaders. The idea was for the festival to rely on promotion of New Orleans and Louisiana culture.  Similarly, the star of Los Angeles Music Festival® will be the City of Los Angeles, its unrivaled music assets, artists and it's vibe. It's more than a City. It's a vibe. 

Yes, music festivals are known to be risky investments and the economics of the live concert industry have made the cost of entry high. In 2018 there is a glut of similar music festivals nationwide including two in the LA area:  FYF and Arroyo Seco Weekend in Pasadena. Fortunately Los Angeles Music Festival® is already distinct with a discerning and growing worldwide social media following and listenership. For many reasons there has never been a greater opportunity to design and present a next generation international music and arts festival under the name Los Angeles Music Festival®.  Read more...

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