New Punk Strategies: Your Values = Your Biz
In today's rapidly changing music business, musicians are often caught between old and new business models. Many musicians care deeply about their communities and social justice issues, offering their services via benefits or blog and video appearances. Frequently the way they establish their business doesn't reflect the way they operate in the world at large. As the shape of the industry changes, there are new options for structuring a musician's business so they can easily support projects and initiatives while guaranteeing more control over how their art is used.
Joseph Voss is Senior Counsel at Clark Hill, PLC and a member of the Michigan Film Office Advisory Council.
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Mac McCaughan is a founding member of the rock bands Superchunk and Portastatic, and is co-founder, along with Laura Ballance, of Merge Records.
Rebecca Gates is an Oregon based musician, artist, curator, and activist. She has toured and released albums internationally (both under her own name and The Spinanes moniker) and appeared on recordings by a range of artists including Willie Nelson, Akito Katayose and The Decemberists. Her programs and work relating to issues of sound and space, listening, and artist’s roles in their communities have been hosted by PS1, Mass MOCA, WFMU’s Radiovision Festival, PICA Symposium, The Museum of Contemporary Craft, New York University and galleries in the United States and Europe. Gates is currently working on the follow up to 2012's "The Float" and is chief wrangler at The Agency League of Musicians, a musician centered think tank and action network.