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S1E3: Maggie Graff on Liner Notes

Updated: Oct 26, 2022

Maggie Graff on creating Ignited, an online music community for Central Virginia on Liner Notes!

Sometimes creating music is the easy part. Navigating promotion and the music industry can be overwhelming and seem like an impossible circle to break into. That's not how Maggie Graff thinks it should be! She created Ignited, an online-music community that connects and serves the musicians in Central Virginia.

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Maggie Graff Pop-Up Liner Notes (Season 1, Episode 3)

1.3.1) The Southern Cafe and Music Hall: ​​Intimate venue with a full bar featuring Southern-style chow & shows from local & touring bands. Located on Charlottesville's Historic Downtown Mall. 103 1st St S, Charlottesville, VA 22902

1.3.2) My Dinner With Andre My Dinner with Andre is a 1981 American comedy-drama film directed by Louis Malle, and written by and starring Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn. Two old friends meet for dinner; as one tells anecdotes detailing his experiences, the other notices their differing worldviews. Although the plot is happening in New York City, the majority of the film was shot at the then closed down Jefferson Hotel’s Grand Ballroom here in Richmond, VA.

1.3.3) Music photography is a profession in the music industry where photographers take photos of artists or bands. Usually for commercial purposes. Such as magazine features, PR, album covers, and merchandise. Some music photographers specialise in live gig photography while others focus on professional, staged shoots. It's also a highly competitive industry where it pays to work hard and network effectively. Music photographers most frequently interact with band publicists, band managers, and venue/event promoters.

1.3.4) The Dairy Bar Diner: Corner diner serving classic American fare & sweet treats such as milkshakes in standard digs since 1946. 1602 Roseneath Rd, Richmond, VA 23230

1.3.5) Moore Street Cafe: Funky & Eclectic Diner in ​Scott's Addition, serving Breakfast, Lunch & Daily Specials! Home of Moore-Mosas! Boasting the best Pancakes in Richmond! 2904 W Moore St, Richmond, VA 23230

1.3.6) The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is a private art and design college in Baltimore, Maryland. It was founded in 1826 as the Maryland Institute for the Promotion of the Mechanic Arts, making it one of the oldest art colleges in the United States.

1.3.7) IGNITED: An online membership-based, music community for Central Virginia. Serving all involved in the industry, from fan to musician and everyone in-between.

1.3.8) Brand Ambassadors: Charles Owens- Charles Owens is a master tenor saxophonist, composer, band leader, recording artist, and educator and has been performing, composing, and teaching for over 25 years. Charles is an integral part of the vibrant music scene in RVA and in Charlottesville, VA. Check out his jazz band, The Charles Owen Trio.

1.3.9) Brand Ambassadors: Brent McCormick- Graphic Designer and guitarist and vocalist in the band, The Wimps. The Wimps wear suspenders and play rock and roll. The four-piece play their peculiar and soulful indie rock in and around Richmond, Virginia.

1.3.10) Brent McCormick- Graphic Designer creating everything from logos and identity systems to illustration and album art. They make visuals for artists, businesses, and human people of all stripes. Brent redesigned Ignited’s logo, while keeping to the original essence.

1.3.11) Ignited Member Benefits: Industry Related Groups- Music News, Networking and Jobs, Feedback & Critique, ISO/Selling, a book club plus more. Other Features include a centralized event calendar, industry giveaways and discounts, and customized profile and messaging. Join by downloading the APP or online

1.3.12) The Book Club has already read (December 2021):

Jeff Buckley: From Hallelujah to the Last Goodbye by Dave Lory

Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest by Hanif Abdurraqib

1.3.13) Restless RVA ​​keeping you in the know about every upcoming show, the new releases that you need to check out, and what’s going on with the artists who make our city so special.

1.3.14) Ignited Member: Pat Absent- An independent musician living in his hometown of Richmond, VA, Pat Absent is defining his own sound. Influenced by indie rock, dream pop, 90s alternative, post punk, experimental pop, art rock, and everything else that catches his ear, Pat Absent's music is the essential outlet of an anxious mind living in these interesting times.

1.3.15) Ignited now has a FREE member tier! But if you pay, you get more benefits. JOIN TODAY

1.3.16) Ignited Insights & Articles: The Marketing Mixtape- Music Promo Made Simple ♪♫ They help musicians connect their music with listeners in a memorable way. A team ready to help you focus on the music while they focus on the business side of promoting.

1.3.17) There is a digital exhibition that explores ‘The Damsel’ by musician, Erin Lunsford, through visual works of art. Each Virginia artist chose one song off the album and created a new piece around the themes of that song. Maggie Graff, created a digital collage for the song, “Don’t Leave Me In The Dark”.

1.3.17) Erin Lunsford was a guest on Liner Notes Season 1:

HearRVA Liner Notes crew with Maggie Graff

Episode Credits


Host: Elijah Hedrick

Floor Director: Rian Moses-Hedrick

Audio Engineer: Gordy Michael

Camera Crew: Alex Bolton

Set Photographer: Keshia Eugene

Gofer: Jai Hedrick

Director of Photography: Elijah Hedrick

Editing: Elijah Hedrick

Motion Graphics: Rian Moses-Hedrick

Stop-Motion Animation: Rian Moses-Hedrick

Short Animations

'Cityscape' Animation by Rian L. Moses,"Gumsoul" Beat by Gordy Michael from the album 'Gumsoul'

''Inktober28' Animation and Beat by Theodore Taylor III

‘Boombox’ Animation by Rian L. Moses, “Togetherness” Beat by Gordy Michael from the album 'Gumsoul'

‘Inktober3’ Animation and Beat by Theodore Taylor III

Music Credits

"Liner Notes Theme" by Ant The Symbol

Honestly Smoked Diner Notes-"0.30" from album 'Dollar Bin Vol. 1' by Gordy Michael

HWC Sweet Shop Diner Notes- "0.14" from album 'Dollar Bin Vol. 2' by Gordy Michael

'Liner Notes' was created and produced by HearRVA LLC

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