Norma Louise Teagarden was a jazz pianist. She was born in Vernon, into a musical family that consisted of her mother Helen, who played ragtime piano and taught, she performed with Jack Teagarden in the 1950s. She performed on violin during the early part of her career, which began in Oklahoma City. In the 1920s she moved to New Mexico and worked in territory bands, returned to Oklahoma City in the 1930s, moved to California in the 1940s, she toured with her brother Jack from 1944–1947 and from 1952–1955. Outside the Teagarden family, she worked with Ben Pollack, Matty Matlock, Ray Bauduc, she settled in San Francisco, where she performed on solo piano and with bandleader Turk Murphy
Jelly Roll Morton
Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe, known professionally as Jelly Roll Morton, was an American ragtime and early jazz pianist and composer who started his career in New Orleans, Louisiana. Recognized as a pivotal figure in early jazz, Morton was jazz's first arranger, proving that a genre rooted in improvisation could retain its essential spirit and characteristics when notated, his composition "Jelly Roll Blues", published in 1915, was the first published jazz composition. Morton wrote the standards "King Porter Stomp", "Wolverine Blues", "Black Bottom Stomp", "I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say", the last a tribute to New Orleans musicians from the turn of the 20th century. Morton's claim to have invented jazz in 1902 aroused resentment; the jazz historian and composer Gunther Schuller says of Morton's "hyperbolic assertions" that there is "no proof to the contrary" and that Morton's "considerable accomplishments in themselves provide reasonable substantiation". Alan Lomax, who recorded extensive biographical interviews of Morton at the Library of Congress in 1938, did not agree that Morton was an egoist: In being called a supreme egotist, Jelly Roll was a victim of loose and lurid reporting.
If we read the words that he himself wrote, we learn that he had an inferiority complex and said that he created his own style of jazz piano because "All my fellow musicians were much faster in manipulations, I thought than I, I did not feel as though I was in their class." So he used a slower tempo to permit flexibility through the use of more notes, a pinch of Spanish to give a number of right seasoning, the avoidance of playing triple forte continuously, many other points". --Quoted in John Szwed, Dr Jazz. Morton was born into the inward-looking, Creole community in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana, c. 1890. Both parents could trace their Creole ancestry back four generations to the 18th century. Morton's exact date and year of birth are uncertain, owing to the fact that in common with the majority of babies born in 19th-century New Orleans, no birth certificate was issued for him; the law requiring birth certificates for citizens was not enforced until 1914.
His parents were Edward Joseph Lamothe, a bricklayer by trade, Louise Hermance Monette, a domestic worker. His father left his mother when Morton was three and when his mother married William Mouton in 1894, Ferdinand adopted his stepfather's surname: anglicizing it to Morton, he showed musical talent at an early age. At the age of 12, he had depression. At the age of fourteen, Morton began working as a piano player in a brothel. In that atmosphere, he sang smutty lyrics. While working there, he was living with his churchgoing great-grandmother. After Morton's grandmother found out that he was playing jazz in a brothel, she kicked him out of her house, he said: When my grandmother found out that I was playing jazz in one of the sporting houses in the District, she told me that I had disgraced the family and forbade me to live at the house.... She told me that devil music would bring about my downfall, but I just couldn't put it behind me; the cornetist Rex Stewart recalled that Morton had chosen "the nom de plume'Morton' to protect his family from disgrace if he was identified as a whorehouse'professor'."Tony Jackson a pianist at brothels and an accomplished guitar player, was a major influence on Morton's music.
Morton said. Around 1904, Morton started touring in the American South, working in minstrel shows including Will Benbow's Chocolate Drops and composing, his works "Jelly Roll Blues", "New Orleans Blues", "Frog-I-More Rag", "Animule Dance", "King Porter Stomp" were composed during this period. He got to Chicago in 1910 and New York City in 1911, where future stride greats James P. Johnson and Willie "The Lion" Smith caught his act, years before the blues were played in the North. In 1912–14, Morton toured with his girlfriend Rosa Brown as a vaudeville act before settling in Chicago for three years. By 1914, he had started writing down his compositions. In 1915, his "Jelly Roll Blues" was arguably the first jazz composition published, recording as sheet music the New Orleans traditions, jealously guarded by musicians. In 1917, he followed the bandleader William Manuel Johnson and Johnson's sister Anita Gonzalez to California, where Morton's tango, "The Crave", was a sensation in Hollywood. Morton was invited to play a new nightclub, The Patricia, on East Hastings Street in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The jazz historian Mark Miller described his arrival as "an extended period of itinerancy as a pianist, vaudeville performer, hustler, and, as legend would have it, pimp". Morton returned to Chicago in 1923 to claim authorship of his published rag, "The Wolverines", which had become a hit as "Wolverine Blues" in that city, he released the first of his commercial recordings, first as piano rolls on record, both as a piano soloist and with various jazz bands. In 1926, Morton succeeded in getting a contract to make records for the largest and most prestigious record company in the United States, the Victor Talking Machine Company; this gave him a chance to bring a well-rehearsed band to play his arrangements in Victor's Chicago recording studios. These recordings, by Jelly Roll Morton & His Red Hot Peppers, are regarded as class
John Jean Goldkette was a jazz pianist and bandleader. Goldkette was born on March 18, 1893 in Valenciennes, France, but there is evidence that he was born in Greece. His mother, Angela Goldkette, was a circus performer from Denmark, his father is unknown. He spent his childhood in Greece and Russia, where he studied piano at the Moscow Conservatory as a child prodigy; the family emigrated to the United States in 1911. He performed in a classical ensemble in Chicago at the age of 15 joining one of Edgar Benson's dance orchestras, he leased a ballroom in Detroit and formed a band which grew to success, was the foundation for a business empire acting as an agency for twenty orchestras and owning many dance halls. In 1936 he filed for bankruptcy, but over the next three decades he built up business again as a musician and promoter, he married Lee McQuillen, a newspaperwoman, on March 4, 1939. He led many jazz and dance bands, of which the most popular was his Victor Recording Orchestra of 1924–1929.
The band defeated Fletcher Henderson in a battle of the bands contest. The head arranger was Bill Challis and the musicians included Bix Beiderbecke, Steve Brown, Hoagy Carmichael, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, Eddie Lang, Chauncey Morehouse, Don Murray, Bill Rank, Spiegle Willcox. Rex Stewart, a member of Henderson's band, wrote that "It was, without any question, the greatest in the world...the original predecessor to any large white dance orchestra that followed, up to Benny Goodman." Brian Rust called it "the greatest band of them all."Goldkette was music director for the Detroit Athletic Club for over 20 years and co-owned the Graystone Ballroom in Detroit with Charles Horvath, who performed with the Goldkette Victor Band in its early years. He owned his own entertainment company, Jean Goldkette's Orchestras and Attractions, working out of the Book-Cadillac Hotel in Detroit, he co-wrote the song "It's the Blues", recorded in Detroit and released by Victor. He wrote the words to the 1926 song "New Steps".
In 1927, Paul Whiteman hired most of Goldkette's better players due to Goldkette's inability to meet payroll for his top-notch musicians. Goldkette helped organize McKinney's Cotton Pickers and Glen Gray's Orange Blossoms, which became popular as the Casa Loma Orchestra. In the 1930s he left jazz to work as classical pianist. In 1939, he organized the American Symphony Orchestra. Frankie Laine worked as Goldkette's librarian, he moved to California in 1961 and the following year died in Santa Barbara, California, of a heart attack at the age of 69. He died that same day, he is buried in the Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles, California
Alan Lomax was an American ethnomusicologist, best known for his numerous field recordings of folk music of the 20th century. He was a musician himself, as well as a folklorist, writer, political activist, oral historian, film-maker. Lomax produced recordings and radio shows in the US and in England, which played an important role in preserving folk music traditions in both countries, helped start both the American and British folk revivals of the 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s, he collected material first with his father and collector John A. Lomax, alone and with others, Lomax recorded thousands of songs and interviews for the Archive of American Folk Song, of which he was the director, at the Library of Congress on aluminum and acetate discs. After 1942, when Congress cut off the Library of Congress's funding for folk song collecting, Lomax continued to collect independently in Britain, the Caribbean and Spain, as well as the United States, using the latest recording technology, assembling an enormous collection of American and international culture.
In March 2004 the material captured and produced without Library of Congress funding was acquired by the Library, which'brings the entire seventy years of Alan Lomax's work together under one roof at the Library of Congress, where it has found a permanent home.' With the start of the Cold War, Lomax continued to speak out for a public role for folklore as academic folklorists turned inward. He devoted much of the latter part of his life to advocating what he called Cultural Equity, which he sought to put on a solid theoretical foundation through to his Cantometrics research. In the 1970s and 1980s Lomax advised the Smithsonian Institution's Folklife Festival and produced a series of films about folk music, American Patchwork, which aired on PBS in 1991. In his late seventies, Lomax completed a long-deferred memoir, The Land Where the Blues Began, linking the birth of the blues to debt peonage and forced labor in the American South. Lomax's greatest legacy is in preserving and publishing recordings of musicians in many folk and blues traditions around the US and Europe.
Among the artists Lomax is credited with discovering and bringing to a wider audience include blues guitarist Robert Johnson, protest singer Woody Guthrie, folk artist Pete Seeger, country musician Burl Ives, country blues singer Lead Belly, among many others. ‘’Alan scraped by the whole time, left with no money,” said Don Fleming, director of Lomax’s Association for Culture Equity. “He did it out of the passion he had for it, found ways to fund projects that were closest to his heart." Lomax was born in Austin, Texas, in 1915, the third of four children born to Bess Brown and pioneering folklorist and author John A. Lomax; the elder Lomax, a former professor of English at Texas A&M and a celebrated authority on Texas folklore and cowboy songs, had worked as an administrator, Secretary of the Alumni Society, of the University of Texas. Due to childhood asthma, chronic ear infections, frail health, Lomax had been home schooled in elementary school. In Dallas, he entered the Terrill School for Boys.
Lomax excelled at Terrill and transferred to the Choate School in Connecticut for a year, graduating eighth in his class at age 15 in 1930. Owing to his mother's declining health, rather than going to Harvard as his father had wished, Lomax matriculated at the University of Texas at Austin. A roommate, future anthropologist Walter Goldschmidt, recalled Lomax as "frighteningly smart classifiable as a genius", though Goldschmidt remembers Lomax exploding one night while studying: "Damn it! The hardest thing I've had to learn is that I'm not a genius." At the University of Texas Lomax developed an interest in philosophy. He joined and wrote a few columns for the school paper, The Daily Texan but resigned when it refused to publish an editorial he had written on birth control. At this time he he began collecting "race" records and taking his dates to black-owned night clubs, at the risk of expulsion. During the spring term his mother died, his youngest sister Bess, age 10, was sent to live with an aunt.
Although the Great Depression was causing his family's resources to plummet, Harvard came up with enough financial aid for the 16-year-old Lomax to spend his second year there. He enrolled in philosophy and physics and pursued a long-distance informal reading course in Plato and the Pre-Socratics with University of Texas professor Albert P. Brogan, he became involved in radical politics and came down with pneumonia. His grades suffered. Lomax, now 17, therefore took a break from studying to join his father's folk song collecting field trips for the Library of Congress, co-authoring American Ballads and Folk Songs and Negro Folk Songs as Sung by Lead Belly, his first field collecting without his father was done with Zora Neale Hurston and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle in the summer of 1935. He returned to the University of Texas that fall and was awarded a BA in Philosophy, summa cum laude, membership in Phi Beta Kappa in May 1936. Lack of money prevented him from attending graduate school at the University of Chicago, as he desired, but he would correspond with and pursue graduate studies with Melville J. Herskovits at Columbia University and with Ray Birdwhistell at the University of Pennsylvania.
Alan Lomax married Elizabeth Harold Goodman a student at the University of Texas, i
George Robert Crosby was an American jazz singer and bandleader, best known for his group the Bob-Cats, which formed around 1935. The Bob-Cats was a New Orleans Dixieland-style jazz octet, he was the younger brother of actor Bing Crosby. Bob Crosby was a regular on The Jack Benny Program, he hosted his own afternoon variety show, The Bob Crosby Show, which aired from 1953 to 1957. Crosby received two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 8, 1960, for television and radio. Crosby was born in Spokane, Washington, to English-American bookkeeper Harry Lowe Crosby and Irish-American Catherine Harrigan, the daughter of a builder from County Mayo in Ireland; the couple had seven children: Larry, Ted, Catherine, Mary Rose, George Robert, popularly known as Bob. Crosby attended Gonzaga College. During World War II, he served in the U. S. Marines, leading a band for much of his time in service. Crosby began singing in the early 1930s with the Rhythm Boys, which included vocalist Ray Hendricks and guitarist Bill Pollard, with Anson Weeks and the Dorsey Brothers.
He led his first band in 1935 when the former members of Ben Pollack's band elected him their titular leader. In 1935 he recorded with the Clark Randall Orchestra led by Gil Rodin and featuring singer Frank Tennille, father of Toni of Captain and Tennille. Glenn Miller was a member of that orchestra, which recorded the Glenn Miller novelty composition "When Icky Morgan Plays the Organ" in 1935. Crosby's "band-within-the-band," the Bob-Cats, was a dixieland octet with soloists from the larger orchestra, many from New Orleans; the band included at various times Ray Bauduc, Yank Lawson, Billy Butterfield, Charlie Spivak, Muggsy Spanier, Irving Fazola, Nappy Lamare, Jack Sperling, Joe Sullivan,Jess Stacy, Bob Haggart, Walt Yoder, Bob Zurke. In the spring of 1940, during a performance in Chicago, teenager Doris Day was hired as the band's vocalist. For its theme song the band chose George Gershwin's song "Summertime"; the band's hits included "South Rampart Street Parade", "March of the Bob Cats", "In a Little Gypsy Tea Room", "Whispers in the Dark", "Day In, Day Out", "Down Argentine Way", "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby", "Dolores", "New San Antonio Rose".
A bass-and-drums duet between Haggart and Bauduc, "Big Noise from Winnetka", became a hit in 1938–39. There were reunions in the 1960s. Bob Haggart and Yank Lawson organized a band that combined dixieland and swing to try to carry on the legacy of Bob Crosby. From the late 1960s until the mid 1970s, the band was known as the World's Greatest Jazz Band, but when both became dissatisfied with the name they changed it to the Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band. During World War II, Bob Crosby spent 18 months in the Marines touring with bands in the Pacific, his radio variety series, The Bob Crosby Show, aired on NBC and CBS in different runs from July 18, 1943, to July 16, 1950. This was followed by Club Fifteen on CBS from 1947 through 1953 minus a brief interlude when he was replaced as host by singer Dick Haymes during parts of 1949 and 1950. During his stint on Club Fifteen, he was teamed with the ever-popular Andrews Sisters three nights per week, singing with them and engaging in comedy skits, he first met the trio in 1938 when his orchestra backed their Decca recording of "Begin the Beguine", their popular vocalization of Artie Shaw's big band hit.
One can't help when hearing these old Club Fifteen broadcasts how eerily similar Bob and the Andrews Sisters sound to the trio's frequent and hugely successful pairings with brother Bing Crosby on the Decca label. Bob and Patty scored a hit duet on Decca Records with their duet recording of the novelty "The Pussy Cat Song", which peaked at No. 12 on Billboard. A half-hour CBS daytime series, The Bob Crosby Show, followed from 1953 to 1957. Bob introduced the Canadian singer Gisele MacKenzie to American audiences and subsequently guest-starred in 1957 on her NBC television series, The Gisele MacKenzie Show. On September 14, 1952, Bob replaced Phil Harris as the bandleader on The Jack Benny Program, remaining until Benny retired the radio show in 1955 after 23 years. In joining the show, he became the leader of the same group of musicians who had played under Harris. According to Benny writer Milt Josefsberg, the issue was budget; because radio had strong competition from TV, the program budget had to be reduced, so Bob replaced Phil.
Prior to joining Benny on the radio, based on the east coast, would play with Benny during Benny's live New York appearances, he was seen throughout the 1950s on Benny's television series. As a performer, Crosby had tremendous wit combined with a laid-back persona, he was able to swap jokes competently with Benny, including humorous references to his brother Bing's wealth and his string of losing racehorses. An exchange during one of the popular Christmas programs ran thus: Crosby muses to Jack that he's bought gifts for everyone but band member Frank Remley; when Jack suggests "a cordial, like a bottle of Drambuie", Crosby counters that Drambuie is an after-dinner drink and adds, alluding to Remley's penchant for alcohol, that "Remley never quite makes it to after dinner". Bob Crosby guest-starred in the television series The Gisele MacKenzie Show, he starred in his own afternoon variety show, The Bob Crosby show, that aired from 1953 to 1957. He fronted a TV prog
Hamtramck is a city in Wayne County in the U. S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 22,423. Hamtramck is surrounded by the city of Detroit except for a small portion of the western border that touches the surrounded city of Highland Park. Known in the 20th century as a vibrant center of Polish American life and culture, Hamtramck has continued to attract immigrants Bangladeshis. In 2015, its city council became the first majority Muslim city council in the U. S. Hamtramck is named for the French-Canadian soldier Jean François Hamtramck, the first American commander of Fort Shelby, the fortification at Detroit, it was known as Hamtramck Township. Hamtramck was settled by German farmers, but Polish immigrants moved into the area when the Dodge Brothers plant opened in 1914. Poles used to make up a large proportion of the population, it is sometimes confused with Poletown, a traditional Polish neighborhood, which used to lie in the city of Detroit and includes a small part of Hamtramck.
As of the 2010 American Community Survey, 14.5% of Hamtramck's population is of Polish origin. Over the past thirty years, a large number of immigrants from the Middle East, South Asia, Southeastern Europe have moved to the city; as of the 2010 American Community Survey, the city's foreign born population stood at 41.1%, making it Michigan's most internationally diverse city. The population was 43,355 in the 1950 Census, 18,372 in 1990. Hamtramck was farmland, although the Detroit Stove Works employed 1,300 workers to manufacture stoves. In 1901, part of the township incorporated as a village to gain more control over the settlement's affairs, by 1922 the village reincorporated as a city to fend off annexation attempts by the neighboring city of Detroit. By the mid-1920s, 78% of the residents of Hamtramck owned their own houses or were buying their houses. Around that time, the factory workers made up 85% of Hamtramck's heads of households. Of those factory workers, half were not skilled. In 1910, the newly founded Dodge Main assembly plant created jobs for thousands of workers and led to additional millions of dollars in the city.
Dodge Main expanded and became important to Hamtramck. Before the construction of Dodge Main, Hamtramck was a rural town. With the Dodge Main assembly plant came a large Polish population; the influx of Polish immigrants pushed out the incumbent German politicians. It was at this point. Elections in November 2015 made the city the first to elect a Muslim-majority council in the country. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.09 square miles, all land. Hamtramck is surrounded by Detroit except for its small common border with the city of Highland Park, in turn surrounded by Detroit. Hamtramck lies about 5 miles from the center of Detroit; the I-75 freeway runs along this city's western border and I-94 runs near its southern border. Hamtramck flourished from 1910 to 1920 as thousands of European immigrants Poles, were attracted by the growing automobile industry; the city has grown ethnically diverse but still bears many reminders of its Polish ancestry in family names, street names and businesses.
A recent survey found 26 native languages spoken by Hamtramck schoolchildren. The city's motto was "A League of Nations". Neal Rubin of The Detroit News wrote in 2010 that despite the demographic changes, "In a lot of ways, Hamtramck still feels like a Polish enclave."In 1987, Detroit television station WDIV ran one episode of a local sit-com called Hamtramck which featured former Detroit Tigers pitcher Dave Rozema and a cameo by manager Sparky Anderson. It was met by poor reviews and protests by many Polish-Americans, was canceled before airing a second episode. At the time of the 2000 census, Hamtramck was again experiencing considerable growth, with over 8,000 households and a population of 23,000; the 8,000-square-foot Hamtramck Historical Museum and the Polish Art Center are next door to one another. In 1997, the Utne Reader named Hamtramck one of "the 15 hippest neighborhoods in the U. S. and Canada" in part for its punk and alternative music scene, its Buddhist temple, its cultural diversity, its laid back blue-collar neighborhoods.
In May 2003, Maxim Blender selected Hamtramck as the second "Most Rock N' Roll City" in the U. S. behind Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York City. Hamtramck is home of several of Michigan's most distinguished music venues. In January 2004, members of the Al-Islah Islamic Center requested permission to use loudspeakers for the purpose of broadcasting the Islamic call to prayer; this request set off a contentious debate in the city, about the noise that would be caused by the call to prayer garnering national attention. Hamtramck amended its noise ordinance in July 2004, regulating all religious sounds. Hamtramck Disneyland, an art installation, is in the city. Polish immigrants and residents of Hamtramck and southeastern Michigan celebrate Tłusty Czwartek, known locally as Pączki Day, by lining up at the city's numerous Polish bakeries to purchase pączki. On Pączki Day, several local bars host parties with free pączki; the "Hamtramck Music Festival" is an annual Independent music festival held in March in Hamtramck.
It is sponsored by Bens Encore and the local Artist Community. In 2011 200 bands played the Blowout at 14 venues over four days. Held annually in the first weekend in May at grounds at St. Florian Church. Held
MusicBrainz is a project that aims to create an open data music database, similar to the freedb project. MusicBrainz was founded in response to the restrictions placed on the Compact Disc Database, a database for software applications to look up audio CD information on the Internet. MusicBrainz has expanded its goals to reach beyond a compact disc metadata storehouse to become a structured open online database for music. MusicBrainz captures information about artists, their recorded works, the relationships between them. Recorded works entries capture at a minimum the album title, track titles, the length of each track; these entries are maintained by volunteer editors. Recorded works can store information about the release date and country, the CD ID, cover art, acoustic fingerprint, free-form annotation text and other metadata; as of 21 September 2018, MusicBrainz contained information about 1.4 million artists, 2 million releases, 19 million recordings. End-users can use software that communicates with MusicBrainz to add metadata tags to their digital media files, such as FLAC, MP3, Ogg Vorbis or AAC.
MusicBrainz allows contributors to upload cover art images of releases to the database. Internet Archive provides the bandwidth and legal protection for hosting the images, while MusicBrainz stores metadata and provides public access through the web and via an API for third parties to use; as with other contributions, the MusicBrainz community is in charge of maintaining and reviewing the data. Cover art is provided for items on sale at Amazon.com and some other online resources, but CAA is now preferred because it gives the community more control and flexibility for managing the images. Besides collecting metadata about music, MusicBrainz allows looking up recordings by their acoustic fingerprint. A separate application, such as MusicBrainz Picard, must be used for this. In 2000, MusicBrainz started using Relatable's patented TRM for acoustic fingerprint matching; this feature allowed the database to grow quickly. However, by 2005 TRM was showing scalability issues as the number of tracks in the database had reached into the millions.
This issue was resolved in May 2006 when MusicBrainz partnered with MusicIP, replacing TRM with MusicDNS. TRMs were phased out and replaced by MusicDNS in November 2008. In October 2009 MusicIP was acquired by AmpliFIND; some time after the acquisition, the MusicDNS service began having intermittent problems. Since the future of the free identification service was uncertain, a replacement for it was sought; the Chromaprint acoustic fingerprinting algorithm, the basis for AcoustID identification service, was started in February 2010 by a long-time MusicBrainz contributor Lukáš Lalinský. While AcoustID and Chromaprint are not MusicBrainz projects, they are tied with each other and both are open source. Chromaprint works by analyzing the first two minutes of a track, detecting the strength in each of 12 pitch classes, storing these 8 times per second. Additional post-processing is applied to compress this fingerprint while retaining patterns; the AcoustID search server searches from the database of fingerprints by similarity and returns the AcoustID identifier along with MusicBrainz recording identifiers if known.
Since 2003, MusicBrainz's core data are in the public domain, additional content, including moderation data, is placed under the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0 license. The relational database management system is PostgreSQL; the server software is covered by the GNU General Public License. The MusicBrainz client software library, libmusicbrainz, is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License, which allows use of the code by proprietary software products. In December 2004, the MusicBrainz project was turned over to the MetaBrainz Foundation, a non-profit group, by its creator Robert Kaye. On 20 January 2006, the first commercial venture to use MusicBrainz data was the Barcelona, Spain-based Linkara in their Linkara Música service. On 28 June 2007, BBC announced that it has licensed MusicBrainz's live data feed to augment their music Web pages; the BBC online music editors will join the MusicBrainz community to contribute their knowledge to the database. On 28 July 2008, the beta of the new BBC Music site was launched, which publishes a page for each MusicBrainz artist.
Amarok – KDE audio player Banshee – multi-platform audio player Beets – automatic CLI music tagger/organiser for Unix-like systems Clementine – multi-platform audio player CDex – Microsoft Windows CD ripper Demlo – a dynamic and extensible music manager using a CLI iEatBrainz – Mac OS X deprecated foo_musicbrainz component for foobar2000 – Music Library/Audio Player Jaikoz – Java mass tag editor Max – Mac OS X CD ripper and audio transcoder Mp3tag – Windows metadata editor and music organizer MusicBrainz Picard – cross-platform album-oriented tag editor MusicBrainz Tagger – deprecated Microsoft Windows tag editor puddletag – a tag editor for PyQt under the GPLv3 Rhythmbox music player – an audio player for Unix-like systems Sound Juicer – GNOME CD ripper Zortam Mp3 Media Studio – Windows music organizer and ID3 Tag Editor. Freedb clients can access MusicBrainz data through the freedb protocol by using the MusicBrainz to FreeDB gateway service, mb2freedb. List of online music databases Making Metadata: The Case of Mus