As musicians, we often underestimate our power for positive change almost as much as we undervalue ourselves as performers, artists, even workers! The song project is about complementing and inspiring direct action through what some would argue is our greatest asset: creativity. Consider getting involved with the Fair Trade Music […]
Well-meaning friends who know about my work have been posting the photo at right to my wall for days. in case you can’t see from the photo, it’s a register receipt from a bar, and it has a separate line-item for a live music tip. It usually includes the question: “Wouldn’t […]
We’ve been running a survey on musicians’ load in/out parking experiences since roughly January of 2014. If you’re a musician and you haven’t taken it, please do so now! The goal is to gather 100 musicians’ stories, identify the worst spots, and go with a group of musicians to tell those stories […]
We hold open meetings for musicians roughly every month to: Hear about their experiences performing in PDX, Provide updates and gather input on current and future campaigns, and, since no grassroots effort moves forward without boots on the ground, help people find fun ways to engage and get involved. The actual meeting part is fast: To […]
Fair Trade Music is a grassroots effort for and by Portland Musicians to enrich and enliven Portland’s club music scene. Click ‘about us,’ above, to find out more.