On the 20th anniversary of our first recording, Billboard takes a look at our first 20 years. The inception, the hurdles, and the future.
The Cutting Edge Music and Business Conference is honoring our president, Mark Samuels, with a lifetime achievement award during their 25th conference on August 24th, 2017 at the Little Gem Saloon at 7:30p.
During an interview with MezRay Tours while they were in town for Jazzfest, Mark actually traces the beginning of the label to Wynton Marsalis, Ben Franklin High School and the Cutting Edge Music and Business Conference.
Listen to that interview here >
Come visit New Orleans!
Our artists at French Quarter Fest:
Thursday, April 6th Dr.Michael White
Saturday, April 8th Kermit Ruffins
Sunday, April 9th Bill Summers, Jeremy Davenport
Our artists at Jazzfest:
Friday April 28 Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers
Saturday April 29th Jon Cleary, Rebirth Brass Band
Thursday May 4th A Salute to Louis Armstrong feat. Nicholas Payton, James Andrews and Dr. White, Irvin Mayfield, Torkestra: The Great American Songbook ft. Germaine Bazzle, Kermit Ruffins, Clint Johnson and more
Friday May 5th Davell Crawford, Jason Marsalis
Saturday May 6th Dr Michael White with Original Liberty Jazz band feat. Thais Clark, Jeremy Davenport, Henry Butler’s Jambalaya Band, The New Orleans Groove Masters feat. Herlin Riley, Shannon Powell and Jason Marsalis
Sunday May 7th Kermit Ruffins’ Tribute to Louis Armstrong, Bill Summers’ Jazalsa
DON’T MISS Basin Street Records’ 20th Anniversary Kickoff at Little Gem Saloon on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7p. Tickets available now. Click HERE.
Carnival season is upon us. Mardi Gras Day is February 28. Got your music?
You need Nothing But A Party: Basin Street Records’ New Orleans Mardi Gras Collection. It’s 13 tunes from 7 of our artists. Four of them are Grammy nominees. Three are Grammy winners. Available everywhere cool music is sold.
The Satchmo SummerFest is this weekend in New Orleans and the Festival is honoring Basin Street Records with a “Spirit of Satch” award!
This is a great honor. There are few people that have graced our planet whose love has brought millions of people together. Louis Armstrong is one of them. We work each day to help our artists follow in his footsteps.
Catch Jeremy Davenport and Bill Summers at the festival this weekend.
Pick 6 or more CDs from our catalog with a total price of $90 or more and receive 33.3% off your order! That’s just $10 per CD! As always, if you buy 2 CDs or more, you’ll receive our free festival sampler CD and free US shipping. Shop here > www.BasinStreetRecords.com/shop
President Obama spoke in New Orleans on August 27th, 2015. Check out what he wants to do when he leaves office. Here’s the beginning of his speech:
President Obama: “Hello, everybody! Where y’at? It is good to be back in the Big Easy. And this is the weather in August all the time, right? As soon as I land in New Orleans, the first thing I do is get hungry. When I was here with the family a few years ago, I had a shrimp po-boy at Parkway Bakery and Tavern. I still remember it — that’s how good it was. And one day, after I leave office, maybe I’ll finally hear Rebirth at the Maple Leaf on Tuesday night. I’ll get a chance to “see the Mardi Gras,” and somebody will tell me what’s Carnival for. But right now, I just go to meetings.”
Link to speech on C-Span: http://www.c-span.org/video/?327746-1/president-obama-tenth-anniversary-hurricane-katrina&start=25
Click HERE for a Yahoo Music story on #NOLA. It quotes Basin Street Records’ president, Mark Samuels, and covers many of our artists. #Katrina10
Thank you for buying our artists’ music. It’s what allows us to make more.
We just wrote checks to over 150 songwriters and their publishers plus checks for artist profits. Your purchase of music helps a lot of people and their families.
Recently read an article about streaming that posed the question “what other industry sells a product for an unknown amount of money and with no idea when they’ll be paid?”
Although we do have our artists’ music on the streaming services (for now) we do not know how much we get paid, and we have to wait for the consumption of the music to get paid. If that is the only way you consume our artists’ music, then that creates a huge cash flow problem for us. I expect that model will in time eliminate our ability to make quality music.
If you love an artist or a label, buy their CDs, downloads, books, and vinyl. Thanks!