A century ago, the modern music economy would have been illegal
Not all Spotify playlists are created equally. To begin understanding this, look at them closely. Literally.
Musicians need net neutrality in order to have a fair shake in the internet economy
Zachary Lipez has compiled a list of web sites to potentially send your music to. Publicize your own fucking life!
So many of the sites we rely on have big money behind them and even bigger profit motives in front of them. We have to think critically about where we build our communities, what data we give to corporations, and how (not if) they plan on monetizing us.
I found something that not only distracted me from my anxious thoughts, but also soothed them and loosened their hold over the limited space in my brain.
I believe that we have a deep responsibility to care for one another and for the people who come to see us play, and that though any kind of independent musical community is immensely fractured, some of those fractures can be healed by everyday thoughtfulness.