55RE: [nyc-music-commission] NYC music commission: Goals, headlines & projects
- Aug 28, 2006Thanks Danielle- that would be great. I'll get you the information
that I've collected so far. Memphis especially sounded like really
had their act together.
At 11:01 PM 8/28/2006 -0400, you wrote:
>I would be happy to look up Health care programs for musicians. Hopefully IPerfect Sound Forever- online music magazine since 1993- now new and
>will be able to get to it this week.
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>From: Jason Gross [mailto:perfect@...]
>Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 10:56 PM
>Subject: [nyc-music-commission] NYC music commission: Goals, headlines &
>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.
>Yahoo! Groups Links
Yei Wei Blog aka Wild Taste: <http://yeweiblog.blogspot.com/>
Crazed by the Music blog: <http://blogs.popmatters.com/crazedbythemusic/>
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