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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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June 22, 2020

Bates Meyer, Inc. is handling the music clearance and licensing for an upcoming documentary from award-winning civil rights director Sam Pollard.  “MLK/FBI” details the scope of the FBI’s surveillance and harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Based on newly…

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June 2, 2020

According to the jam-band website Grateful Web, “Canadian ball-of-fire beacon of the blues scene Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne is set to add to his stack of multi-award-winning albums with the release of ‘Go, Just Do It!’ — available June 12,…

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May 1, 2020

Community Bank, a regional bank in the Tennessee, Mississippi and Florida area has extended its license of the Ted Hawkins composition and recording (Rounder/Concord) of "Bring It On Home" for a series of TV ads to begin airing on May…

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April 10, 2020

Diane Schuur’s first new CD in six years is due for official release on May 8, 2020 by Jazzheads Music Group.  Entitled “Running On Faith,” tracks are available now for digital download and streaming. Performing on piano throughout, the vocalist…

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April 4, 2020

The Shifty Henry classic composition “Let Me Go Home Whiskey” first made famous by singer/pianist Amos Milburn was licensed for the History Channel series “Project Blue Book.”  The program chronicles the real-life, US Air Force sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena…

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March 16, 2020

T-Bone Walker's standard "They Call It Stormy Monday" was featured in tonight's auditions for The Voice, performed by Tyrone Perkins.

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March 10, 2020

Bates Meyer is handling the music research and licensing for the Grace Lee directed documentary series “Asian Americans” to debut on PBS in May.  The series, produced in conjunction with WETA reveals ways in which the Asian experience in the…

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February 4, 2020

The Texas Heritage Songwriters Association will be inducting legendary Texas bluesman T-Bone Walker into their Hall of Fame on February 21 at the Paramount Theater in Austin.  Walker receives the honor this year alongside Jerry Jeff Walker, B.J. Thomas.  Guest…

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January 15, 2020

The Ernie Watts Quartet returns to the Unity Concert Hall in San Luis Obispo on January 18 for an encore performance.  The event is promoted by the SLO County Jazz Federation.

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