by billchilds 10 May 2011 11:06
People in the family music world have been talking about how great it would be to have a centralized source of information about, well, everything for years. KinDIY is an attempt to respond to that need. It formed out of those conversations, but most recently through conversations between Bill Childs and Susie Tennant at Kindiefest.
by Stefan Shepherd 09 May 2011 20:38
The Fids and Kamily Awards were co-founded in 2006 by Stefan Shepherd, Bill Childs, and Amy Davis. (Gwyneth Butera now helps administer the poll along with Stefan and Bill.) It was modeled after the Village Voice's Pazz and Jop Awards, in which critics receive a limited number of points to allocate among their ten favorite albums of the year. There is no entry fee to artists; participating critics simply choose their favorites based upon the albums they received. The award year is generally November 1 of the prior year through October 31 of the current year, with winners being announced on the Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child radio show. Prior year winners, along with links to complete results are below:
by billchilds 07 May 2011 18:26
The Kindie Music Association exists to promote, support, and recognize family music artists and those individuals directly involved with the kindie community, in an effort to advance the genre and advocate for all its members.
by billchilds 07 May 2011 14:33
Kindiependent is a collective of family bands in the Pacific Northwest, helping each other with touring, booking, and more.
by Deb Evans Braun 10 May 2011 04:22
Let's Play is a collective of family musicians and associated professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Members meet quarterly at the offices of the Recording Academy in San Francisco to help each other with touring, recording, licensing and other issues. Let's Play was founded by Kaitlin McGaw and Rudy Trubitt.
by Barry Louis Polisar 11 May 2011 20:09
A collaborative effort produced by Aaron Cohen, "We're Not Kidding! A Tribute to Barry Louis Polisar" is a 2-CD set of sixty (60) songs written by Barry Louis Polisar and recorded by artists from around the world. The album won a Parents' Choice Award as well as a National Parenting Publication Gold Award and a starred review in Booklist Magazine, published by the American Library Association. Barry's songs have been re-imagined and performed by musicians in genres as diverse as hip-hop, folk, jazz, klezmer and rock. Aaron had Barry's recordings as a child — and so did many of the artists on this album. Some of the songs on this project have been turned into videos and a DVD release is being planned — as is an additional disc of more songs. Barry has posted information about all the artists who contributed songs and you can listen to the song covers for free on his website: http://www.barrylou.com/tributeAlbum.html