Weathervane Music

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Weathervane Music
Nonprofit organization
Founded2009 (2009)[1]
Founder
  • Brian McTear
  • Bill Robertson
Headquarters,
U.S.
Websiteweathervanemusic.org

Weathervane Music is a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Background[edit]

Weathervane Music was founded in 2009 by record producer Brian McTear and his friend Bill Robertson.[1] In an interview with The Philadelphia Inquirer, McTear stated that it was "created as a community solution to the problem that the music industry could no longer invest in new artists' music".[2]

Shaking Through[edit]

One of Weathervane Music's projects is a documentary series called Shaking Through.[3] In each episode, a musician records a new song during the span of 2 days at Miner Street Recordings in Philadelphia, filming videos along the way to show the process of creating the song.[4] Since 2010,[5] the series has featured 10 artists per year.[6]

Critical response[edit]

Weathervane Music has received coverage from The Philadelphia Inquirer[7] and Paste.[8] In 2011, Adam Quinn of Tri State Indie wrote that "Weathervane grants musicians the opportunity to create music while maintaining and appropriate standard of living while making a career out of music."[9] Writing for IFC's website in 2011, Grayson Currin described Shaking Through as "one of the very best online music series".[10]

Shaking Through was shortlisted for Best Original Series at the 2012 Vimeo Awards Festival.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FAQ". Weathervane Music. Archived from the original on July 6, 2017. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  2. ^ Amorosi, A.D. (December 8, 2015). "Weathervane Music's residencies at Boot and Saddle: All about community". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  3. ^ Bowe, Miles (November 17, 2015). "Watch a documentary on Circuit Des Yeux and hear a new song, 'The Stranger'". Fact. Archived from the original on May 22, 2016. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  4. ^ Pelly, Liz (June 8, 2013). "Hop Along – "Sister Cities"". Stereogum. Archived from the original on June 13, 2013. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  5. ^ DeLuca, Dan (January 15, 2011). "Weathervane Report". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Archived from the original on July 20, 2019. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  6. ^ Coplan, Chris (April 20, 2012). "Check Out: Cat Martino feat. Sufjan Stevens and Chris Powell – "I Promise"". Consequence of Sound. Archived from the original on April 29, 2012. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  7. ^ DeLuca, Dan (January 16, 2011). "Philly's Weathervane Music boosts careers of new talent". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Archived from the original on July 11, 2019. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  8. ^ Prewitt, Catherine (August 27, 2009). "Weathervane Music Organization Nurtures Philly Sound". Paste. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  9. ^ Quinn, Adam. "Weathervane Music Organization: Saving Music and Assisting Artists". Tri State Indie. Archived from the original on October 11, 2016. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  10. ^ Currin, Grayson (June 23, 2011). "Watch Shaking Through, one of the very best online music series". IFC. Archived from the original on July 27, 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2011.
  11. ^ Kerrigan, Colin (January 11, 2013). "Weathervane Music Organization to celebrate fourth season with concert at Johnny Brenda's". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved July 20, 2019.

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