Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Sticking It To The Man

This post isn't about a new album or your favorite artist going on tour, but if you're in a band or work for a fledgling music company, listen up.

You may or may not know that I manage bands. There, I do. Over time I have become increasingly sick and tired of independent artists not being able to afford the luxuries that other working people do (like say, insurance) because they are more or less broke independent contractors. It kills me to see some of my young artists suffer from broken bones and strep throat from road germs only to have to pay sky high prices for health care.

So, if you're in a band, here's the answer: The Freelancers Union.

Yes, you heard me. There's a union that offers advocacy, connections, and even better, affordable insurance for independent artists. Check it.

Ok, I am getting off my soapbox now.
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