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Re: “Boycotters Accuse 924 Gilman St. Project of Ethical Backslide

Punk has been over for a while now, guys. No need to act like angry SJW's over nothing, You can't hide from naughty words all your life. 924 Gilman Street is one of the biggest jokes in the music venue field, comparable to a Planet Fitness, where if you workout and grunt too hard, an actual alarm will go off. Soundwoman is a cunt too.

Posted by Phil A on 10/19/2017 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Second Line Vinyl to Bring Record Manufacturing to West Oakland

Looking forward to all the activity.

Posted by Michael Burton Sr on 10/19/2017 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Second Line Vinyl to Bring Record Manufacturing to West Oakland

Very exciting news!

Posted by John Seal on 10/19/2017 at 8:11 AM
Posted by MG Thomas on 10/18/2017 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Second Line Vinyl to Bring Record Manufacturing to West Oakland

Yesssss!!!!!!

Posted by Suzanne Yada on 10/18/2017 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Bang Data Joins the Resistance

Great article. Love Bang Data and everything tney represent. Their music nakes you feel alive.. Always great to catch a live show.

Posted by Nikki Surette- Daniel on 10/09/2017 at 10:26 PM

Re: “Mexican Alternative Band KINKY at Cornerstone

Nice sound.

Posted by Monica Ruiz on 10/07/2017 at 9:25 PM

Re: “Evolutionary Blues Chronicles the Life and Afterlife of Blues in West Oakland

Why only one screening of the movie here in Oakland ?

Posted by Paul Hunt on 09/29/2017 at 4:40 PM

Re: “A New Model for Paying Musicians a Living Wage?

Another, critical part of the problem of better pay for musicians is that most are freelancing, i.e., independent contractors (ICs), instead of employees. Being ICs has generally put freelancers of all kinds out of reach of unions, since it is generally harder to organize ICs, and labor law even forbids it for most purposes. However, there are ways to do it, nonetheless. A case in point is Local 1000, American Federation of Musicians (AFM), which was organized in 1993 to make AFM musicians working as ICs eligible for union benefits, which they were not previously. AFM is one of several unions inching towards full recognition of ICs.

Posted by Mike Bradley on 09/25/2017 at 12:56 PM

Re: “A New Model for Paying Musicians a Living Wage?

We should extend this model to LA

Posted by Dyan Kane on 09/23/2017 at 2:36 PM

Re: “A New Model for Paying Musicians a Living Wage?

I'm guessing this is the report Ms. Eby mentioned: http://www.nashville.gov/Mayors-Office/Economic-and-Community-Development/Music-City-Music-Council/Music-Industry.aspx

I'd love to hear more about programs like this. I'm currently dissertating on this issue, but with a focus on Memphis. If anyone has other articles, resources, and info, feel free to email me at lkw2eq@virginia.edu. Thanks!

Posted by Lydia Warren on 09/22/2017 at 7:26 AM

Re: “A New Model for Paying Musicians a Living Wage?

Thank you Stephanie and Barbara.
Stephanie if you read this and can get us a copy of your economic impact study we would be interested to read it.
Thanks
Mario Guarneri

Posted by Mario Guarneri on 09/21/2017 at 10:02 PM

Re: “A New Model for Paying Musicians a Living Wage?

I am happy to read this. In 2013 I did an economic impact study of live music on our economy, analyzing New Orleans, Seattle and Nashville. In every instance where musicians were paid and there was a living wage, it produced secondary employment in hospitality and tourism sectors.

Keep on Going!

Posted by Stephanie Eby on 09/21/2017 at 12:10 PM

Re: “A New Model for Paying Musicians a Living Wage?

Mario Guarneri has done and continues to do an amazing service to jazz music and jazz musicians. THANK YOU! We who love this music appreciate all the work you and your organization are doing to keep the music alive and well.

Barbara N.

Posted by Barbara Natale on 09/20/2017 at 8:57 PM

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