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February 20, 2021

Bates Meyer is handling the music clearance for a documentary short "Penny Wong Miss Chinatown 1948."  The film, produced by the Good Medicine Picture Company in San Francisco is the inaugural content for Chinatown Shorts, dedicated to telling compelling stories from…

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January 11, 2021

Two important compositions written by Otis Rush “Double Trouble” and “All Your Love (I Miss Loving)” return to the Rush family publishing company as of January 2021.  These classics have been recorded over the years by artists such as Eric…

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December 14, 2020

On December 14, Grammy Winning vocalist Diane Schuur takes part in The Sandy and Susan Greenberg Prize to End Blindness.  This special streaming presentation honors doctors and scientists making strides in treatments for blindness.  Schuur, who was blind since birth…

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November 24, 2020

Bates Meyer handled copyright research for the album “Cypress Grove” by Jimmy “Duck” Holmes which today received two Grammy Nominations.  The project is nominated in the Traditional Blues Album category and a nomination nod also goes to Dan Auerbach (of…

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November 6, 2020

Grammy winning vocalist Diane Schuur was recently filmed at  a home concert for the Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival.   The performance will be accessible on November 15 from the festival’s website.

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October 15, 2020

Bates Meyer is assisting the family of influential singer and R&B pioneer Nappy Brown in recovering royalty rights.  Most recently, Brown’s recording for the historic Savoy Label “Open Up That Door” has been running in a national Google TV commercial. …

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September 22, 2020

The 1947 Marl Young composition “My Jockey Knows How To Ride” from Young’s Sunbeam Records has been licensed by Bates Meyer for use in the documentary “Mama Gloria.”  The film debuts at the Chicago International Film Festival (Oct. 14-25) in…

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September 8, 2020

The Open Sky Music Foundation is pleased to announce the commission of four jazz pieces for Big Bear Lake’s respected MountainTop Strings under the direction of cellist Sharon Rizzo.  Arranger Jared Storz will be creating arrangements for this group of…

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August 12, 2020

Grammy winning saxophonist Ernie Watts is participating in a live stream on August 27, at 5:00pm PST from the Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland, California, on behalf of the Jazz Organ Fellowship.  He’ll be joining Hammond organ virtuoso Chester “CT”…

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July 1, 2020

The new HBO series “Perry Mason” uses a vintage composition and track by Lonnie Johnson (episode airing July 5).  The tune “Uncle Ned Don’t Use Your Head”  is heard drifting out from a 1930s Hollywood bungalow.  According to HBO, this…

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