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61RE: [nyc-music-commission] NYC music commission: Goals, headlines & projects

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  • Candice Beckmann
    Sep 1, 2006
      Hey Danielle,
      Here are some links I found a while back that might be helpful.
      ~ Candice
      Danielle Culmone <danielle.culmone@...> 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


      dculmo@tmail. com

      www.sophistproducti ons.com

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Jason Gross [mailto:perfect@furious. com]
      Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 10:56 PM
      To: nyc-music-commissio n@yahoogroups. com
      Subject: [nyc-music-commissi on] 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
      <http://www.calendar live.com/ printedition/ calendar/ cl-ca-capital20a ug20,0,50
      78755.story? coll=cl-calendar >
      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
      <http://www.amny. com/news/ local/am- noise0822, 0,1900386. story>
      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.


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      ~ Candice Beckmann

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