MUSIC SPOKES COUNCIL PROPOSAL

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what is it: a gathering of all vested parties who make music in and for NYC
occupy, and also those who help support the production of musical action,
works, and media.

when: 2-3 hour meeting, preferably before the arts cluster meeting
maybe on Nov 18th (7pm) at Common Ground in BK

why: because it’s been a year and we still don’t know each other and don’t
work collaboratively

goals:

general: to build a more dense network between groups, to reconnect those
who have left the movement, to share resources and build collaborative
projects inter-group, inter-occupy, and out into the community.

specific:
–create directory of now organizations
–create list of resources
–spark collaboration between groups
–get everyone to update website/contact info to be current
–get songs for songbook project, get actions for action “cookbook” project
–create semi-regular music meetings (quarterly?)

TO DO IN ADVANCE

–outreach to groups
-facebook group
-promote through our various groups
-email to affinities
-send notice to general ows pr crew

—secure materials needed for day
projector/laptop/speakers

–have groups send in advance
-1 paragraph statement of what the group is + contact info, when it meets
and how it operates (open/closed_
-1 page of actions done in first year (report back style)
-list of affinities or resources used
-proposals for year 2 projects
-images
-reports of dead/moribund assets/resources: twitter/websites/groups, etc +
who has access

we could also ask people to bring in clean copies of flyers, posters, and
other materials to give to OWS archives.

CREATE HANDOUTS FOR MEETING (perhaps as a zine)
-collect all paragraphs into a directory
-sheet of all completed projects from year one
-list of all affinities and resources used in music groups
-perhaps one page “how to use this occupy resource” for commonly used ows
resources: pr, ARF, tech ops, etc.

AT ACTION: agenda
-introduction – groups basic mission statements
-5 minute presentations of actions from year one from groups
-2 minute presentation on current actions or projects you want to do
-2 minute asks – for needs for group  -labor, materials, ideas, etc.
-visioning what our goals are as a community?
-5 minute presentations on ows resources: ARF, tech ops, OWS pr,
screenprinters, occucopy
-breakouts [live music projects, recordings, organizing music as labor,
etc?]
-discussion about future meetings

Occupy, affinity, and community groups to invite
Peoples staged,
Raging Grannies
Occupy the Hood
Concerts affinity group
Strike Debt/Jubilee telethon folks
(r)occupy
Tax dodgers
Occuponics
Global bloc
Occupy Sounds
Occupation records
Musicians solidarity council
Arts & Labor
arts & culture people
99 Pickets
Occupy Musicians
Rude mechanical orchestra
Concerts affinity group
Music for Occupy
AFM 1000
AFM 802
WBAI occupy radio producers
Jalopy Theater
Yippie Cafe
Peoples Music Network
Pussy Riot advocates

OWS RESOURCES MUSICIANS NEED
screen printers
occucopy
ows pr
ARF
archives
tech ops – for new website design?

Also – invite all former working group members, general occupy people who
want to plug in, etc

BUDGET NEEDED FOR THIS

–printing directory + resource guide

OTHER THOUGHTS

I don’t think this is the right place to invite general musicians/artists -
perhaps we can have another meeting in the future to invite the general
music community to come learn how to plug into occupy actions. That could
be one goal of this meeting

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