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55RE: [nyc-music-commission] NYC music commission: Goals, headlines & projects

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  • Jason Gross
    Aug 28, 2006
      Thanks 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 I
      >will be able to get to it this week.
      >Danielle Culmone
      >Vice President of Sales
      >-----Original Message-----
      >From: Jason Gross [mailto:perfect@...]
      >Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 10:56 PM
      >Subject: [nyc-music-commission] NYC music commission: Goals, headlines &
      >Hi all,
      >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?
      >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
      >decibel meters."
      >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

      Perfect Sound Forever- online music magazine since 1993- now new and
      Yei Wei Blog aka Wild Taste: <http://yeweiblog.blogspot.com/>
      Crazed by the Music blog: <http://blogs.popmatters.com/crazedbythemusic/>
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