Coming out of our discussion last fall, “Exploitation and Entrepreneurship in the Music Industry”, a number of initiatives are building steam. The Musicians Solidarity Council will be exploring these in a multi-part series called MUSICIANS WORK.
On Sunday, Feb. 10, from 4-6pm we will begin work on the Fair Pay Music campaign. In the vein of Fair Trade coffee and the “High Road” program for NYC restaurants, the “Fair Pay” seal of approval will recognize venues that pay musicians sustainably.
WHAT: Fair Pay Music work session
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 10, 4-6pm
WHERE: The Commons, Brooklyn.
388 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217 (map: http://goo.gl/maps/bd7Ha)
With this campaign, musicians and fans can reward venues that support them, while calling out the exploitative practices of others. Perhaps most importantly, we can build audience awareness about musician
exploitation and the long-term health of the NY music scene.
We’ll set up our group, talk about goals and strategy, and begin a project to map the music scene.
RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/579022055444681/
All are welcome! Can’t make it? Join the Fair Pay Music mailing list by visiting the link below:
Coming soon in MUSICIANS WORK: Collectives and Cooperatives.