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HeadCount Is Hiring

HeadCount will add a full-time, salaried position early next year to work in our New York City office. Candidates must be passionate about both music and grassroots organizing, dedicated, self-motivated, creative and ready for a true adventure. Most importantly, he or she must bring a unique set of skills and demonstrate a clear ability to…

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HeadCount To Host SXSW Panel

HeadCount will host a panel at the South by Southwest Music Conference titled “Effecting Social Change via Music and Technology.” SXSW is the premier US music-industry event, attracting up-and-coming musicians, filmmakers, promoters, executives, and entrepreneurs to Austin, Texas, for a week of music, meetings, and revelry. Selected and elected from among hundreds of candidates,“Effecting Social…

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HeadCount Gets A White House Invite

Last week, while on the way to see Phish in Philadelphia, I got an unexpected email from…the White House. We would like to invite you to join us for a Clean Energy Economy Forum to discuss the important role young leaders have in creating and sharing this opportunity. The event will bring together emerging leaders…

HeadCount Podcast

Our partners at Sonicbids helped put us in contact with up-and-coming bands that share our belief that music can be a powerful tool for encouraging people to be more active, involved citizens. We chose these tracks from among more than 50 submissions. Have a listen by clicking here 1. Tripsonix – “Great Pub in the…

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HeadCount Parties Hollywood Style

Television personalities Stephanie Pratt (left), Ben Gleib and Aisha Tyler were among the faces at HeadCount’s first ever fundraiser in Los Angeles, the “Rock. Laugh. Dance” party at the House of Blues on Sunset Strip. It was quite the L.A. welcome. Also on hand were Wayne Kramer of the MC5, “American Pie” star Jason Biggs,…

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RatDog, The President, And The Party

There’s an old bumper sticker that says, “Who are the Grateful Dead and why do they keep following me?”  Someone should stick one on the presidential motorcade, because it seems that Barack Obama and Bob Weir are constantly under the same roof. Bob has visited the White House twice this year, played the inauguration, and…

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The Stats Are In: You Voted

When you register someone to vote at a concert, you really have no idea if he or she will actually make it to the polls on Election Day. Let’s face it, over the years we’ve registered a fair number of people who never thought much about politics until a musician said something from stage. And…

Congratulations Josh Gelfand, Winner of First HeadCount Reality Check at Bonnaroo

Nine straight wins. That’s what it took to win Reality Check, HeadCount’s music and politics trivia game show. After four days of competition, a disputed answer (was “Ernest” – rather than Ernesto – acceptable as Trey Anastasio’s correct legal name?), and a final tournament that attracted a throng of contestants and observers, San Diego’s Josh…

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20/20, John Stossel to Run Hatchet-Piece on HeadCount Fans

Cross-posted from Future Majority. On Friday at 10pm, 20/20 will run a piece on the youth vote called “Maybe It’s Your Civic Duty Not To Vote,” in which they suggest that uninformed voters – primarily young people – not turn out to the polls. In talking to the youth group,HeadCount, featured in the piece, it…

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The Importance of Cultural Spaces

HeadCount operates by partnering with artists to help engage their fanbase and the live music scene. It’s a good strategy. Studies show that peer to peer organizing is the most effective way to engage people in the political process, and who are more our peers than those who listen to the same music and live…

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