Music and Activism

Movers, Shakers, Music Lovers: Jake Sherman, Politico

The people who shape the political landscape are as passionate about music as they are about politics. In our new blog series Movers, Shakers, Music Lovers, we’ll be talking to them about the bands they love and the shows that changed their lives.

Posted in Interviews, Music and Activism, Headliners

HeadCount Holiday Fundraiser

For a little while now, HeadCount has been sitting on the MOTHERLOAD of signed posters and items from various festivals. So this year, we decided to hold a little fundraiser by auctioning them off for the holidays.

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CMJ #SoundOff: More than Music

We asked a handful of artists to #SoundOff at this year’s CMJ Music Marathon in New York City!

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CMJ Day 2: Music + Social Change — It’s good for the soul!

Our Outreach Director gives us an update from CMJ, which is not only a marathon of music, but is also rich in panels discussing trends and ideas that are taking hold in the music world. Today, she checked in with what some of our allies in the “music for social good” scene are working on.

The Soundtrack of Change

Protest songs aren’t dead — far from it. They’re experiencing a resurgence as musicians are getting more involved in the biggest issues of the day.

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How Capitol Community Rocked 3 Teachers’ Worlds (and Curricula)

Our Capitol Community program sent 3 teachers to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Meeting them all together at The Capitol Theatre was kind of mind-blowing.

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Interview: Dispatch

What happens when a band cares so deeply, they make helping causes a huge part of who they are? We asked the members of Dispatch about playing music with a higher sense of purpose.

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Amanda Palmer to Headline Benefit Concert for Sandy-Devastated Mermaid Parade

Hurricane Sandy threatened to end this beloved NYC tradition. Amanda Palmer and a popular Kickstarter campaign won’t let that happen.

Posted in Music and Activism, Trends in Music and Society

Women’s Festival Must Choose Between The Indigo Girls and Transgender Ban

The Indigo Girls and other activists are threatening to boycott this women’s music festival. What’s got them upset?

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Free Concert Tix for Good (Global) Citizens

What if taking action online to end global poverty earned you free concert tix? Global Citizen is making that a reality.