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ACTIVISM

RESOURCES:

Future of Music Coalition (www.futureofmusic.org)
i’ve been working with FMC for the last 3 years and now serve on their board. FMC provides a crucial bridge between musicians and policy makers. they’re a great resource to keep up with legislation on a national level that affects musicians. i also highly recommend their annual Summit.

Air Traffic Control (www.atctower.net)
ATC is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in furthering their own activism. their website provides how-to’s and best practices for better activism, organized by topic.

Media Action Grassroots Network (www.mag-net.org)
i believe that how we use media and technology is key to breaking down systemic inequalities. mag-net has several ongoing national campaigns that directly address this, as well as providing a detailed list of local organizations you can get involved in.

Berkman Center For Internet And Society At Harvard University (cyber.law.harvard.edu) 
i spent the 2011-12 academic year here as a fellow, focusing on the intersection of activism, policy, and music. berkman is an amazing community of lawyers, developers, activists, social scientists and creators organized around how the internet affects us daily. they also run a tremendous program of events and activities open to the public.

ACTIONS:

REMIX & LYRIC VIDEO: “The Jailer: Part 2″ for Immigration Reform

VIDEO: Anti-SOPA/PIPA

VIDEO: Net-Neutrality Super Tweet

VIDEO: Kristin Thomson and Erin McKeown on Making it as a Musician in an Increasingly Networked World

PODCAST: The Community Supported Musician w/ Nancy Baym, Zoe Keating, Kristin Hersh, & Erin McKeown

INTERVIEW: Why Music And Activism

OP-ED: A Perspective On The Complexities Of Copyright And Creativity From A Victim Of Infringement

OP-ED: The Sweet Music Of Broadband For All

HOW-TO: NCMR2011 The Lobby Game- Kicking Butt In The Halls Of Power