Georgia Laster Association of Musicians Hosts Scholarship Competition

Talented high school vocalists and musicians are encouraged to participate in the 2023 Annual High School Music Scholarship Competition sponsored by the Georgia Laster Association of Musicians, Inc. (G.L.A.M., Inc.). Online applications are now available at, announced G.L.A.M. President Yolanda West, who added that the deadline to apply is May 31. “Young people sing or play instruments are invited to take part in this event.  We will present scholarship awards for $1,000, $750 and $500 to the top three winners,” said West. Related Links: “Entrants can perform music in the classical, musical theater, jazz or pop genres.

Valeisha Butterfield Jones Named as The Recording Academy’s First Diversity & Inclusion Officer

“We are thrilled to welcome Valeisha Butterfield Jones into the Recording Academy family,” said Academy Chair and Interim President and CEO Harvey Mason Mason in a statement. “Valeisha has been a force in driving systemic change and enhancing equal opportunities for underrepresented groups across entertainment, technology, and politics.”

Will Your Dream Job Ever Become Your Reality?

If one of your resolutions for the start of the new calendar year is the pursuit of that ever-elusive dream job, you’re not alone. A survey of 2,000 American adults taken by the virtual phone company, TollFreeForwarding, revealed that only about 24% of respondents will ever get to become what they wanted to be when they were younger. And just a tiny fraction of us — only 10% — can make that claim right now.