While whites in the jazz music industry got rich, black musicians did not reap equal benefits. The industry caused a great deal of exploitation and discrimination by whites against blacks. Rex Stewart said, “Where the control is, the money is. Do you see any of us running any record companies, booking agencies, radio stations, music magazines?” (Kofsky, 1998, p. 19).
[Source and References: https://www.york.cuny.edu/academics/writing-program/the-york-scholar-1/volume-6.1-fall-2009/the-social-effects-of-jazz]
Linked from the blog post: Who owns Jazz?
It’s 2020! It’s 22 years since Frank Kofsky recorded Rex Stewart’s quote. The part about controlling a music magazine is fulfilled in www.musicwomanmagazine.com
I own Musicwoman Magazine. I envisioned it, planned it, funded it, and created it.
The second issue is publishing in Spring 2020.
I am humbled by this accomplishment that enables me to create the narrative for and about women musicians, especially, women musicians of color who bring so much love, joy, and talent to the world.
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All the best in 2020!
Dr. Diva JC