Just wanted to talk about...
Just wanted to follow-up on the discussion about goals that we came
up with in the last meeting. Do they look good? Is there anyone you
could change or add?
Is everyone comfortable with the idea of our group speaking out
against racism and homophobia in the industry, particularly when it
comes to artists who might espouse this kind of thing or is the First
Amendment more important here?
Another idea that came up during the meeting is that there are areas
of research where we'd need to find out more information. If anyone
has any interest in looking into these subjects further and reporting
back to the group, let me know. You wouldn't be expected to do all
the work yourself but even if you could do a little research, it
would be a big help.
- Affordable artist housing
- Health care programs
- Visa/travel issues
- The Cabaret Law
- Grants- what's available, how are they obtained?
- Anything else?
ARTICLES OF INTEREST:
Here's two articles I thought you all might be interested in seeing.
Creative types get a bit of business schooling
Though this group focuses on visual arts, it's an interesting idea
that might be good to apply to the music world
New city code should tone down the noise
The first changes in the noise code since 1973
Note this in particular: "For bars and nightclubs, speaker stacks
will have to be turned down to 42 decibels, instead of the old 45
limit. Also, the bass vibrations themselves will now count as noise.
The old code only classified audible music as noise pollution.
Although the maximum fines for some noise violations will increase,
nightclub owners will be given the option of installing more
soundproofing instead of paying cash to the city. To enforce the new
code, police officers throughout the city will be outfitted with
By the way, for anyone trying to contact me this weekend, I'm out of
town and mostly offline from Thursday through Sunday but I'll be
checking my mail when I get back.