CASH Music | Watt https://watt.cashmusic.org/ Ideas, opinions, and knowledge about the music industry. en-us info@cashmusic.org watt.cashmusic.org https://cashmusic.org/admin/ui/default/assets/images/logo_alt.svg https://watt.cashmusic.org/ 150 150 Swimming Up Stream https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/swimmingupstream How do artists define success in the streaming era. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/swimmingupstream Backline with Astra Elane https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlineastraelane Musician, songwriter, and producer Astra Elane of The Gods Themselves talks to us about her set up. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlineastraelane Curating the Lineup: The Rise of Artist-Controlled Festivals https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/curatingthelineup Artists are shaking up the festival circuit with a more homegrown offering drawn from their friendship and fandom. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/curatingthelineup Taking Monopoly Seriously https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/monopoly A century ago, the modern music economy would have been illegal https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/monopoly Backline with Lauren Ross https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlinelaurenross Multi-instrumentalist Lauren Ross aka La Louma talks to us about her set up https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlinelaurenross Get The Most Out of SXSW https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/getthemostoutofsxsw It's that time of the year again. Lauren Rearick talks to industry experts and gets advice on how to do it right. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/getthemostoutofsxsw Writing About Music Sucks (But You Should Do It Anyway) https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/writingaboutmusicsucks Writer Erica Hawkins on the challenges of doing what you love. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/writingaboutmusicsucks Taking Space In The Crowd https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/takingspaceinthecrowd Writer Amaya García on going to shows alone as a woman. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/takingspaceinthecrowd Death, Taxes, and Data: A Memorial to the Throne https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/deathtaxesdata It tells two stories from my life as an artist. These stories are not about the artistic product I create but instead concern how I have been affected by the world. A world none of us asked to be born into, and that we try to look in the eye regardless. Both orbit the problems of consolidated power. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/deathtaxesdata Backline with Jem Murciano https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlinejemmurciano Jem Murciano of The Ghost Ease talks to us about her set up https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlinejemmurciano Backline with Bridgette Moody https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlinebridgettemoody Bridgette Moody, singer and soundscaper in Haunted Summer, talks to us about her set up https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlinebridgettemoody You Don't Need Anyone's Permission to Start Writing About Music https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/youdontneedanyonespermission Lauren Rearick of The Grey Estates gives advice on how to start your own music blog https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/youdontneedanyonespermission Be Bold. Pile On. Stay Punk. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/beboldpileonstaypunk Katy Otto (Trophy Wife) interviews pageninetynine and Majority Rule about their recent reunion tour and the politics behind it. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/beboldpileonstaypunk You’re Not Alone: Finding Comfort in the Songs of LGBTQ+ artists https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/yourenotalone Now, perhaps more than ever, we need music. We need to share the songs and works of marginalized voices — to support them, listen to them and use their art as a way to fight hate. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/yourenotalone Is Blockchain Technology the Future of Music Streaming? https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/blockchain Rob Arcand talks about blockchain and how it might be able to help independent musicians. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/blockchain Backline with Kathy Valentine https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlinekathyvalentine The one and only Kathy Valentine talks to Watt about her gear. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlinekathyvalentine The List https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/presslist Zachary Lipez has compiled a list of web sites to potentially send your music to. Publicize your own fucking life! https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/presslist DE-GRADED: Music Criticism and Regressive Reading https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/degraded The convention of assigning elementary school letter grades, star ratings, or best-of-ten subdivisions to music reviews is so ubiquitous now that it’s easy to forget that it wasn’t always this way. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/degraded Sofar Sounds - The Uber of House Shows? https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/sofarsounds Some musicians in the Bay Area are criticizing a popular house-show startup over paltry compensation, while others challenge its very existence. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/sofarsounds How To Read A Record Deal https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/howtoreadarecorddeal So you were offered a record deal. Congratulations! But the only problem is that now you have to read it. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/howtoreadarecorddeal Backline with Jamie Aaron Aux https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlinejamieaaronaux Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer Jamie Aaron Aux talks to us about her set up. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlinejamieaaronaux The Secret Lives of Playlists https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/thesecretlivesofplaylists Not all Spotify playlists are created equally. To begin understanding this, look at them closely. Literally. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/thesecretlivesofplaylists Transportation: An Interview with Chandra https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/transportation Chandra was just 10 years old when her lost album, Transportation, was released. Fellow musician Fred Thomas talks with her about that and much more. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/transportation Get Up & Be It: How A Ted Leo Song Helped Me Survive https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/getupandbeit This is a true story about survival, heathcare, and why Ted Leo is the best forever. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/getupandbeit No Internet, No Music: Why Musicians Need To Care About Net Neutrality https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/nointernetnomusic Musicians need net neutrality in order to have a fair shake in the internet economy https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/nointernetnomusic Literal Listening https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/literallistening All artists aren't given the same freedom of expression. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/literallistening Backline with Alicia Warrington https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlinealiciawarrington Drummer Alicia Warrington (Kate Nash, Gore Gore Girls) talks to us about her gear for Backline. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlinealiciawarrington Crowdfunding For Your Sick Guitarist The Smart Way https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/crowdfundingforyoursickguitarist Sixty percent of bankruptcies in the U.S. are the result of medical debt. Caryn Rose speaks to nonprofit Sweet Relief on how they help musicians try to avoid that fate. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/crowdfundingforyoursickguitarist Backline with Mozart's Sister https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlinemozartssister Caila Thompson-Hannant talks to us about her gear for Backline. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlinemozartssister Mental Health Care Is A Human Right (And Artists Are Humans) https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/mentalhealthcareisahumanright I want us to talk about mental illness the same way we talk about anything from a common cold to cancer. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/mentalhealthcareisahumanright Invaluable Music Biz Advice https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/invaluablemusicbizadvice The man with the Sexiest Elbows in Rock lets you in on some of his secrets. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/invaluablemusicbizadvice What To Know Before Your First Recording Session https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/whattoknow Larry Crane, owner of Jackpot! & editor of Tape Op Magazine, with some excellent tips on how to prepare for your first recording session. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/whattoknow The Protesters The Women's March Forgot About https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/theprotesters On Inauguration Day, I volunteered on a hotline providing legal support to protesters. Hundreds were arrested. Before they were out of jail, mainstream feminism had already cast them aside. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/theprotesters Backline with Julia Kugel https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlinejuliakugel Julia Kugel, guitarist for The Coathangers, talks to us about her gear. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlinejuliakugel Backline with Mary Timony https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlinemarytimony The one and only Mary Timony talks to us about her gear for Backline. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlinemarytimony Not All Art Scales, Not All Businesses Should https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/businessmodels 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. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/businessmodels Backline with Janet Weiss https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlinejanetweiss Janet Weiss of Sleater-Kinney & Quasi talks about her set up with us. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlinejanetweiss The Many Paths to Accepting Payment https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/manypathstoacceptingpayment Many new ways to pay for physical or digital goods are popping up seemingly every day. And with them, many more options for the types of payments you can accept. The support of your fans is now a tap, swipe, or click away. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/manypathstoacceptingpayment Backline with Dana Wachs https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlinedanawachs Dana Wachs aka Vorhees is a composer, audio engineer, and producer. We talk to her about her set up. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlinedanawachs Snapping https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/snapping I knew I was going to snap, and I knew it would be in the face of a friend. We only hurt the ones we love, the ones we shouldn’t hurt at all. I knew it was going to happen. The only question was, when? https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/snapping The Inevitable Institutionalization of Rock https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/institutionalizationofrock Rock lineage as a self-supporting mass-culture driver is over, as should be the preposterous and romanticizing idea that it is the music of some kind of spontaneous, youthful holy-fool effusion. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/institutionalizationofrock Why We Can't Forget Meg White - And the Sexist Way We Talked About Her https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/whywecantforgetmegwhite Indeed, it’s often hard to untangle the criticism and evaluation of Meg White: The Musician from Meg White: The Female Body. In the fan communities, on the forums and the message boards and blogs, the criticism is most unyielding and brutal. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/whywecantforgetmegwhite Speak Up https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/speakup What some might think of as a joke, we have to view as a threat, because the risk to not do so is too high. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/speakup Punk Trump https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/punktrump I know some are clamoring for a new Fugazi but I don’t know that I’d want to sit through another “Guilty of Being White” to get there. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/punktrump No Silver Lining https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/nosilverlining We worked like we were building a wall of our own — one made of power chords, cymbal smashes and sweat — to keep out bigotry and hatred. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/nosilverlining Keep It Tidy, part 1 https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/keepittidypart1 If you’re organizing, thinking about a protest album, or working on art critical of your government then encryption matters to you, as do privacy and safety. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/keepittidypart1 How to Work on Press Like a Pro https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/presslikeapro The Oregonian's David Greenwald interviews editors and writers from Noisey, Consequence of Sound, FACT and more about best practices when dealing with press. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/presslikeapro A Practical Web Tutorial to Bystander Intervention and De-escalation Tactics https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/deescalation 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. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/deescalation Breaking Down https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/breakingdown I have credited music for saving my life in the past, for although it is a cliche, I know it to be true. But it wasn’t music that saved my life that day, it was my best friends. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/breakingdown Trademark Basics https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/trademarkbasics Important information from lawyer Becki C. Lee about trademarks. Questions like do you need one, do you have one, what is it, and more are answered here. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/trademarkbasics Backline with Satomi Matsuzaki https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlinesatomi Satomi Matsuzaki, bassist & singer in Deerhoof, talks about her set up. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlinesatomi Backline with Katie Gately https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlinekatiegately Katie Gately, Sound Designer, Music Producer, talks about her set up. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlinekatiegately Becoming a Believer - How Rock Music Saved My Life https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/becomingabeliever 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. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/becomingabeliever Who Are You And What Are You Doing Here https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/whoareyouandwhatareyoudoinghere The Self-Sabotaging Scourge of Imposter Syndrome in the Music Industry https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/whoareyouandwhatareyoudoinghere Why I Won't Tour Anymore https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/whyiwonttouranymore I’m done being in a cramped van every day. I’m done being in a loud, dirty club every night. I’m done living in a world in which alcohol is more prevalent, and considered more valuable, than food. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/whyiwonttouranymore The Transmigration of Art https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/thetransmigrationofart There is something intensely private in the act of listening to music, the way a song can feel like a very real, personal communication with the artist. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/thetransmigrationofart Backline with Fabi Reyna https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlinefabireyna Fabi Reyna, guitarist and editor/founder of the fabulous She Shreds talks about her set up. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/backlinefabireyna Selling Out https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/sellingout The song had summed up so much about what we adored and feared in life - love, beauty, and the permanence and inescapable reality of death. Now the song was being used to sell us a mid-size sedan. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/sellingout It’s All In Your Head: Shutting Up The Voices That Tell You “No” https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/itsallinyourhead There’s something so terrifying about putting yourself in a position where you could possibly be rejected, harshly criticized or worst of all…ignored. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/itsallinyourhead Backline with Jessica Boudreaux https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/jessicaboudreaux Jessica Boudreaux of Summer Cannibals talks about her set up https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/jessicaboudreaux Backline with Kathy Foster https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/kathyfoster Kathy Foster of The Thermals & Hurry Up talks about her set up https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/kathyfoster Interview Series: EP.5 - Nick Catchdubs & Nasty Nigel https://watt.cashmusic.org/video/dapcdnn https://watt.cashmusic.org/video/dapcdnn Copyright Basics: Sound Recordings & Musical Compositions https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/copyrightbasicssoundrecording As an artist or an artist’s representative, it is critical to understand at least the basics of what rights you control in your art, and how best to monetize those rights. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/copyrightbasicssoundrecording Surviving Your First (and second... and each one after) Tour https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/survivingyourfirsttour An important part of career longevity for any musician is live performance. An album cycle can call for over a year working on the road and the fact that a single 4 week tour has ended many bands is enough to cause anxiety in even the most seasoned road vets the first day out. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/survivingyourfirsttour Speaking two entirely different languages. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/mattlemay (If you don’t believe me, ask your nearest recording engineer what “API” stands for, then ask your nearest web developer.) But more importantly, working in both worlds sometimes feels like oscillating between two entirely different value systems. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/mattlemay You don't need a publicist (for real) https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/judymillersilverman I do not hold the magic key to your success kingdom. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/judymillersilverman Interview Series: EP.4 - Chairlift & Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson https://watt.cashmusic.org/video/dapclmbar https://watt.cashmusic.org/video/dapclmbar Interview Series: EP.3 - Meredith Graves & DVS https://watt.cashmusic.org/video/dapmgdvs Certain themes in music evoke feelings whether you want them to or not. https://watt.cashmusic.org/video/dapmgdvs Creating Space For Creating Art https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/lizpelly Everyone has a story or a perspective, a song or a painting. But some people may not realize they do because space has never been made for them, or they’ve never been handed the tools. Lots of folks have aimless energy; a desire to make something happen that’s bigger than themselves, but nowhere to do it. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/lizpelly Synch Licensing Basics https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/synchlicensingbasics It’s selling out!” “It’s the savior of the music business!” “Some dickhead put my favorite song on a commercial!” “I’M CONFUSED!!!” Welcome to synch licensing! https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/synchlicensingbasics Time To Find A Pro https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/timetofindapro We never took on a manager because it just never felt right. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/timetofindapro Christopher Sutton https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/impactchristophersutton Music, simply put, is life. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/impactchristophersutton How To Be A Valuable Member Of A Rock Band When You Don't Write The Lyrics https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/howtobeavaluablemember In my 20 plus years as a drummer and collaborator, I have learned to contribute to the creative process by being kickass, a good bandmate, and by following these 8 simple rules. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/howtobeavaluablemember Envisioning a World Where No One's Voice is Silenced https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/majal In the Middle East in particular, acts of violence and occupation limit the growth of society. Regardless of whether a powerful voice is silenced by censorship, prison, or even death, the end result is the same in that the more powerful take away the voices of the less powerful. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/majal Open Is Hope https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/openishope Open brings collective strength and moves functionality from closed systems into spaces that everyone can use, shape, and embrace. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/openishope Making your band an LLC. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/settingupanllc When, why, and how do you set up an LLC for your band? https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/settingupanllc Valuing The Freedom To Make Art https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/letterfromclaire At Watt, we can look at the music industry in a way that highlights a lot of things that don't fit into the editorial mission at most publications, but will help both the industry and the outside see the music business in a new and imperative light. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/letterfromclaire Why Am I Doing This To Myself? https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/whyamidoingthistomyself This independent creative life has myriad simultaneous jobs, no days off, no assurance of security and requires extreme self-­discipline. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/whyamidoingthistomyself Colin Meloy https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/impactcolinmeloy I think that artists’ voices are now, more than ever, being amplified and projected. More tools are available; middlemen left and right are being made irrelevant — and in many ways that’s a good thing. The real question is how can we reattribute VALUE to those voices. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/impactcolinmeloy Welcome to Watt https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/maggievail I believe deeply that being a musician is an important and valid vocation. Watt is here to help make it easier to be one. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/maggievail The Career of Being Myself https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/meredithgraves I am consensually working these long-ass, impossible hours to be paid in less money, but more freedom. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/meredithgraves Danielle Henderson https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/daniellehenderson It's okay to take small measures. It's okay to listen to the needs of the artists around us, and lend encouragement, support, and resources.. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/daniellehenderson Horace Panter https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/horacepanter Time stood still. It was transcendental. I knew then that playing music was the greatest thing in the world. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/horacepanter Kim Boekbinder https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/kimboekbinder The corporate content hegemony is worse than ever and we're stuck squabbling over the pitiful amounts of money our streaming overlords let slip through their grasp, or clinging to ad agencies and music supervisors like life rafts. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/kimboekbinder Laura Snapes https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/laurasnapes I think [music] the greatest source of joy and comfort of all art forms. And done right, it can foster understanding of and openness to other ways of being like nothing else can. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/laurasnapes Nathan Larson https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/nathanlarson But like all new tech the potential for discovery and access is mind-blowing, and beyond good and evil. The fact is the sample group of kids I have access to are as likely to know as much about obscure '60s garage punk stuff, or classic hip hop, or 'classic' punk rock, and that's extremely fucking cool. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/nathanlarson J. Edward Keyes https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/jedwardkeyes That's always been the music that's excited me the most, when artists question the accepted - in culture, in song structure, in production methods - and tear everything down so they can build it back up again in their own way. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/jedwardkeyes Dan Deacon https://watt.cashmusic.org/video/dandeacon Can you manage a world without music or the arts? It’s kind of like imagining a world without adjectives. https://watt.cashmusic.org/video/dandeacon Ann Friedman https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/annfriedman Music is a memory aid, a muscle relaxant, an aphrodisiac, a pain reliever, an anxiety suppressant, a mood enhancer. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/annfriedman Beth Ditto https://watt.cashmusic.org/video/bethditto [Music]s everywhere all the time and I don't think people realize what kind of an impact it really has. https://watt.cashmusic.org/video/bethditto The Haxan Cloak https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/haxancloak For musicians to be truly heard we need to be empowered with tools to build our own framework. Existing foundations need to become malleable. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/haxancloak Jamie Stewart https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/jamiestewart The impact [music] has is that it gives living a context and momentum https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/jamiestewart Jenn Schiffer https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/jennschiffer Music has a way of telling us how horrible and wonderful life is at the same time and it magically makes that reality easy to digest. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/jennschiffer Tutorial #1: How To Create A Store https://watt.cashmusic.org/video/storetutorial A quick tutorial to run you through setting up your own CASH Music store element. https://watt.cashmusic.org/video/storetutorial Interview Series: EP.2 (Teaser) - Jubilee & Hot Sugar https://watt.cashmusic.org/video/hotsugarandjubilee It’s everywhere all the time and I don’t think people realize what kind of an impact it really has. https://watt.cashmusic.org/video/hotsugarandjubilee Interview Series: EP.1 (Teaser) - Jean Grae & Ted Leo https://watt.cashmusic.org/video/tedandjean Either consciously or subconsciously music is, other than math, the universal language that we can communicate with. https://watt.cashmusic.org/video/tedandjean Zola Jesus https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/zolajesus Music speaks far beyond words. It is a capsule for the human condition. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/zolajesus Astra Taylor https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/astrataylor It almost feels like one of the elements. There's air, water, dirt, fire, and music. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/astrataylor John Roderick https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/johnroderick People want art and need art, they crave it and seek it. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/johnroderick Mark Surman, executive director, Mozilla Foundation https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/marksurman Music is a guiding force, able to steer people toward communities and causes they're passionate about. ...I've been drawn to social causes and organizations that embody that punk passion and sincerity. In a way, music made me. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/marksurman I Hear The Music https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/anadasilva A visual response https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/anadasilva Sir Foster https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/sirfoster Artists are just as important as scientists, doctors, mathematicians and the like. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/sirfoster Henry Rollins - The impact of music in our world https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/henryrollins If that’s how you’re listening to music—you’re only ripping yourself off. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/henryrollins Jumping Off Cliffs https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/jumpingoffcliffs Art directly creates our culture, driving ideas and enabling communication that goes far beyond language alone. https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/jumpingoffcliffs