Key West Radio Show

Black and Skabuddah

Laura Black and Russ Scavelli are among the top entertainers in Key West.

They have preformed almost every venue on the Island. I first meet them playing at Capt Tony's Saloon. Great people and great singers.  

Musician's Resources

Fundraising

Sources to find funding for your music

NAMM

Music Making grants support non-profit public service organizations who expand access and opportunity to music education for thousands of individuals and provide innovative music education and hands-on music making programs.

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Licenses Info

License info

BMI

BMI supports its songwriters, composers and publishers by taking care of an important aspect of their careers – getting paid. BMI supports businesses and organizations that play music publicly by offering blanket music licenses that permit them to play nearly 12 million musical works. Both relationships save each time and money.

 

Ascap

We are a professional organization of 600,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers, owned and run by its members,

and the world leader in performance royalties, advocacy and service for music creators.

Sesac

SESAC Holdings is the only U.S.-based Music Rights Organization that administers public performance, mechanical, synchronization and other rights.  SESAC Holdings is unique in its ability to offer singular licenses for the works of its affiliated writers and publishers that aggregate both performance and mechanical rights in order to drive greater efficiency in licensing for music users, as well as enhanced value for music creators and publishers. Its businesses operate on a sophisticated information technology and data platform to provide timely, efficient royalty collection and distribution. 

SESAC Holdings’ subsidiaries are some of the most well-known companies in music licensing and administration.  SESAC Performing Rights is the second oldest and most progressive performing rights organization in the U.S.  SESAC Holdings’ acquisition of The Harry Fox Agency (HFA) accelerated its transition to a “multi-rights” organization with HFA’s deep publisher relations and mechanical licensing history.  Following the HFA acquisition, SESAC's Rumblefish subsidiary was merged with HFA's Slingshot business unit under the Rumblefish brand.  Rumblefish simplifies business for digital services, publishers, labels, artists and apps. Rumblefish's transparent composition and recording administration, data and royalty management, licensing and network monetization allow clients to focus on their core business.
 
SESAC Holdings has offices in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Portland, San Francisco, London and Munich.

 

 

Toko Irie

Toko Irie

 Toko Irie, originally from Grenada, has been jamming island music in Key West for the past 15 years. He is best known for playing the steel drums with an artistic sense of speed combined with a unique 3-stick method of playing. Introduced to the pan at the age of 9, Toko Irie honed his skills on an old steel drum given to him by a pan maker who lived in his village. At age 14, he formed a group with his brother and his cousin and they had the opportunity to compete annually against the island’s best in the Carnival competitions. An age 19, he became the musical director for a 40piece steel pan group who performed around the island as well as on cruise ships. 

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