Petition to Dick Clark Productions
Help K-Pop Group BTS Get Invited to the 2017 Billboard Music Awards
BTS is one of the hottest names in K-Pop. They are the global phenomenon thats shaking up K-Pop more than any ever thought they would. They are a South Korean boy pop group, consisting of 7 members, debuting in 2013 from a small company, BigHit Entertainment, that was very unknown, they have made a huge name for themselves and their company. BTS isn't just any typical K-Pop group, they're extremely special and unique, unlike and other group out there. They have some of the hardest choreographies in all of K-Pop and they are self-producing aritsts, creating almost all of their beats by themselves, writing lyrics and raps, also by themselves. That is not very common in Korean Pop culture, most groups just have producers create all of their music. Always going out of the norm, BTS write meaningful songs that are relatable for many people, no matter what age you are. BTS have touched upon a great amount of their struggles, including major topics such as depression and sucidal thoughts, which are very taboo in Korea. In late 2016, BTS realeased their second full-length studio album, WINGS. This album was a huge success, breaking so many records in the K-Pop scene. Some of the records being Billboard records. Wings is the highest charting kpop album on Billboard 200 charting at #26 up 35 places from the previous record for their other album, the Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever. BTS is also the only Korean act to have charted on the billboard 200 3 times. BTS has a lot more accomplishments, that's just the beginning of how much they've achieved in such a short time. Many Americans, or just western people in general, look down on K-Pop for reasons unknown. Most assume that its prejudice towards Asians, being that there is are very strong stereotypes towards them. A goal of A.R.M.Y, BTS's fandom, is to try to give western people more exposure to Asian culture and pop culture, in efforts to try and end some prejudices towards Asians. We would like them to see that just because it's in a language you don't know or it's just plain different, doesn't make it bad or weird. What A.R.M.Y is asking for is that BTS is given a chance to be exposed to western people and shown as a performance at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. Billboard writes countless praise articles about BTS constantly, and they were given the title "Best K-Pop Album of 2016," up against a large number of other big names in K-Pop. We think it would be a huge opportunity, not only for BTS, but also for Billboard. BTS have one of the biggest fanbases in the world and its grower faster and faster every single day. We really hope to see these boys perform at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. If anyone has any questions or concerns feel free to message me on my twitter: @ultlie
Petition to Sejong Soloists, Yang-Ho Cho, Jung-Haeng Kim
Honorary Ambassador Sejong Soloists: Speak for the Korean animals at the PyeongChang 2018
Honorary Ambassador Sejong Soloists: Speak for the Korean animals at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games! Dear Sejong Soloists, You are one of the world’s best ensembles, bringing beauty and joy to all who witness your music. We admire your hard work and dedication, as we understand these qualities all too well ourselves here at KoreanDogs.org where we actively raise awareness and petition for the end of the dog/cat meat trade in South Korea where they are tortured and butchered for food. As Honorary Ambassadors of PyeongChang 2018, we kindly ask that you utilize your respected platform and voice to passionately connect with your public in bringing awareness and promoting change regarding this illegal industry, please help us to end this trade and save the animals we love and call family. Campaigning and advocating change is a constant demonstration of our compassion and determination to provide better lives and a better world for these animals, and we will not stop until this vision is realized. While individual acts of advocacy are important, standing together in One Voice is powerful beyond measure. Sejong Soloists, we here at KoreanDogs.org kindly ask you to please use your public platform to raise awareness for this issue, to give a voice to those who have none, and create compassionate change for South Korea.
Petition to The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
Expand College Pep Bands at the NCAA Tournament
Currently, the NCAA Basketball Tournament prohibits the use of electronic instruments with amplification and also limits the band to 29 students only. Many students are left at home and are unable to participate in this amazing opportunity to represent their school. Bands are forced to make adjustments to replace electric bass players with low brass players that may or may not exist at their school and deserving seniors who have given everything to their band program and team are forced to sit out due to the size restrictions. Non-football schools depend on their pep band to be the face of their music program in the athletic world and it is unfair that these schools have to adopt a new model just for the NCAA tournament. Electronic amplification is allowed throughout the season and at conference tournaments and pep bands have grown to include nearly 150 students at many schools. These limitations take away some of the critical pieces that fans love. We'd like your help in requesting the NCAA to change the restrictions on college pep bands during the NCAA Tournament by: 1) Increasing the size of the band from 29 members to 40 members 2) Allowing the use of electronic amplification for bands to use bass guitars, keyboards, violins and more. These two minor changes would allow college pep bands to produce a more balanced sound, help bring more students on unique instruments that need amplification and provide a more realistic representation of the kind of performance you'd find at the band's home games.
Petition to RCA Records, SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
RCA Records, SME: Release the original music video for "Make Me..." by Britney Spears
Since the music video for Britney Spears' lead single, "Make Me..." to her new album "Glory" has been released, we Britney fans find that the music video is not a suitable representation of the song and we are calling for the original video to be released (Yes, we know there was a video shot by David LaChapelle before this one, parts of it have already leaked). We ask that RCA Records/Sony Music Entertainment release the original video that was filmed by David LaChapelle for the song. Thank you for your time, Austin Dameaustin@neoabo.comneoabo.com
Petition to StubHub
Hey Stubhub! Put a price cap on your ticket resales!
As a music fan - trying to get good seats at reasonable price is a stressful situation. And sometimes no matter how hard you try - tickets sell out in seconds only to be found immediately on resale websites like stubhub.com. I say we tell stubhub that we've had enough. Stop allowing people to resell tickets for 3, 4 and sometimes 10 times the face value. Put a price cap on ticket resale!
Petition to twenty one pilots
get rid of twenty one pilots
twenty one pilots is a shitty band and i hate them. sign this petition so we can eliminate twenty one pilots off the face of the earth. this includes: their music being non existent their careers are gone the ugly grunge guys are still alive but they dont have a band and know theyre not talented thank you if you sign this petition. if not then my opinion on you is still neutral.
Petition to Sam Smith
We need Sam Smith back!
Sam Smith was an idol and legend in the music industry. When he announced that he would be taking a break, it was heart-shattering. I relied on his music to keep me going, and also had a sense of comfort to it, making you know you're not alone. His music was great for depression and anxiety, it helped calm and make people feel present. Please, sign this.. we need to show him how important he is to this world. Come back to us Sam!
Petition to Songwriters Hall of Fame, Linda Moran
Induct ex-Byrds member Gene Clark into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
Gene Clark (born Harold Eugene Clark, Tipton, MO, November 17, 1944) first attained stardom as a founding member of Los Angeles folk-rock/country-rock/psychedelic pioneers, the Byrds. During his tenure as the band’s principal songwriter, Clark appeared on their biggest hits (“Mr. Tambourine Man,” “Turn! Turn! Turn!”), penned many of their most beloved, influential works (including “I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better,” “Set You Free This Time,” “Here Without You,” “She Don’t Care About Time”) and was the main composer of “Eight Miles High,” considered by many to be among the greatest singles of the 1960s. After leaving the Byrds at the height of their fame in early 1966, Clark embarked upon a fearless solo career that embraced everything from chamber pop (Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers, 1967) and progressive bluegrass (The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard and Clark, 1968) to acoustic ballads (White Light, 1971) and sweeping cosmic prog (No Other, 1974). His final album, 1987’s So Rebellious a Lover, recorded with ex-Textones leader Carla Olson, has been hailed as an influential progenitor of the Alt-country movement. What set Clark apart from most pop/rock writers of his generation was a truly exceptional ability to infuse notoriously puerile subject matter (like romantic loss) with a disarming combination of narrative vulnerability and keening existential angst. Unusual chord changes typically accompanied Clark’s stirring, vibrato-laden tenor, while richly worded, uncommonly poetic lyrics earned him the moniker “Hillbilly Shakespeare.” With a back catalogue as rich and eclectic as Clark’s, it is not surprising that his works have been interpreted by a vast array of artists – from virtually every genre of music. Clark’s work has been covered by, among others, Robert Plant and Allison Krauss, Tom Petty, Linda Ronstadt, Richard Thompson, Death in Vegas (with Paul Weller), Hüsker Dü, Iain Matthews, Yo La Tengo, This Mortal Coil, and Soulsavers (with Mark Lanegan). Additionally, two separate tribute albums have been released, The World Turns All Around Him and Full Circle; and Scottish rock band Teenage Fanclub penned a moving elegy to Clark on their 1993 album, Thirteen. Gene Clark passed away on May 24, 1991, at his home in Sherman Oaks, California at the age of 46. While he was never to regain the same level of superstardom he saw as a member of the Byrds, his work continues to inspire and excite new generations of fans. In 2014, a veritable who’s-who of indie musicians (including members of Beach House, the Walkmen, Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear) banded together for the unprecedented purpose of touring Clark’s 1974 magnum opus, No Other (regularly featured in top-album lists). It was an extraordinarily selfless gesture that conferred upon Clark the widespread, well-deserved acclaim and respect that eluded him in life. – Tom Sandford is a Toronto-based writer/editor. Since 2008 he has maintained a blog called The Clarkophile, an appreciation of Gene Clark's songwriting.http://Clarkophile.blogspot.com