We’ve Got Jane’s Back

At 12:30 AM on Thursday, tragedy struck at South by Southwest in Austin, TX. HeadCount’s Jane Henderson was among the seriously injured. Now, the HeadCount community is raising money to help her recover.

Posted in News

The Arcade Fire are Using Ticket Sales to Raise Money for Haitian Clinics

Members of the Arcade Fire discussed their philanthropic efforts with students at the University of Texas during SXSW

Posted in Human Rights, Music and Activism, Health Care Reform

SXSW Is/Isn’t Fucked Up

Lately I’ve been thinking about the State of the Scene. Once upon a time, a bounty of amazing improvised rock groups – or jambands, if you will – that once trekked up and down the two coasts of this great nation, but no longer. They continue to tour, of course, but now many rely on…

Posted in Trends in Music and Society

Murs, QD3, Kurupt Say: ‘Fill Out Your Census Form!’

For many young people, the once-a-decade occasion known as the U.S. Census is a wholly new experience. Maybe the newness of it is why young people are among the least likely to participate in the census. In a video shot at SXSW, hip-hop artists Murs, Quincy Jones III (QD3), and Kurupt worked with the League…

Posted in Music and Activism

Saturday HeadCount Panel At SXSW

HeadCount Executive Director Andy Bernstein hosts a panel titled “

Posted in Music and Activism, HeadCount Community

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…

Posted in Music and Activism, HeadCount Community

Why Did I Actually Have to Work Last Thursday Morning? (or: how a politically-based tech attack shut down MY social networking)

In an interview with the Guardian, a Georgian blogger known as Cyxymu says the Russian government is responsible for last Thursday’s denial-of-service disruptions on several popular social networking sites that left hundreds of millions of web users worldwide with a largely smaller connection to those around them. Countless others have reported being bored to tears…