Petition to Google, Inc
Make Google digital content [music, movies, books, etc.] available in Georgia
This will widen opportunities for people living in Georgia and allow them enjoying Google digital content (Movies, Music, Books, Newsstand and YouTube Red). It should be mentioned that this content (with the exception of Youtube Red) is available in many countries of the wider region. For example: Google MoviesArmenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan Google Music (including subscriptions)Belarus, Russia, Ukraine Google BooksBelarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan Google NewsstandPaid content - Russia, Ukraine Source: https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/2843119?hl=en
Petition to Gavin Newsom, The Governor of California, American Federation of Musicians
Petition Gavin Newsom to NOT sign AB-5. It’s terrible for musicians!
If AB-5 is signed into law the ramifications can be disastrous for working musicians throughout California: Our taxes will be different. Most musicians get paid as independent contractors via 1099s. With that we file Schedule C forms and can deduct instrument purchases, meals, travel, etc. No longer being self-employed will dramatically change our tax base and every single gig we play, a recording, a wedding, a tour, whoever hires us will become our employer. With every single gig we do having the people who hire us as employers will become a logistical nightmare. Example: Hired to play a wedding. The couple getting married now has to process W2s for each musician, their out of pocket expenses have increased to cover our Health & Welfare and they have A LOT more paperwork with which to handle. They won’t do this. They will either end up paying us less or hire a solo musician or more likely than not, a DJ. It’s cheaper and less hassle. This is simple economics and it will effect millions of musicians throughout California. Artists who tour will potentially hire out of State musicians. Why? It will be cheaper and again less paperwork for the payroll services that they use. It’s all supply and demand. If they can save a buck here and there, they will. Regarding recordings the same applies. If it’s cheaper to go to Nashville or New York, indie artists or just the homegrown project will outsource the players. With technology everyone has a home studio so you send an mp3 via Dropbox and PDFs of the music charts and people record their tracks remotely and then send them back via the same Dropbox folder. This is done all the time. Many of us have clients who send us their songs to work on and have for years. However, if they have to pay benefits in addition to the normal fees, then why wouldn’t they just get someone remotely from say, Vegas to do the same thing? They save money. Or at the very least, in order to cover their cost, they will pay us less for the recording session. At the end of the day, we either lose the client or at the very least, have less take home pay. Do you see a pattern here??? Regarding Uber & Lyft, they are ALREADY operating at a loss of billions. They will not be able to sustain a profit, prices will go up for customers (they already are), and ultimately layoffs of drivers will commence. Is this what you want to have happen?! And remember: Uber & Lyft came to the table offering $21/hr for their employees as a compromise and the State said no and went ahead with the vote. $21/hour for driving a car. Good Lord. The average EMTs who save lives make $15/hr! And so in conclusion we respectfully ASK GAVIN NEWSOM NOT TO SIGN AB-5 INTO LAW!!! This will do far more harm than good.
Petition to Andrew M. Cuomo, Charles E. Schumer, New York State House, Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Times, Hakeem S. Jeffries, Eliot L. Engel
Save The Mes Hall
Please take a moment and help us save The Mes Hall, a historic arts and music facility in Mount Vernon, NY. After thriving in a sprawling multi-level warehouse at 245 Washington Street for 18 years, the building’s landlord (embattled deposed deputy police commissioner Joseph Spiezio) is suddenly attempting to illegally evict all of The Mes Hall's tenants and demolish the building in an apparent money grab. This all comes in the wake of Spiezio recently finding himself under public scrutiny for his involvement with recently ousted Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas, who recently plead guilty to two campaign finance crimes which may be linked to Mr. Spiezio, a consultant and donor to Thomas’ mayoral campaign. Founded in 2002 by Chris “Mes” Vinson, The Mes Hall is a conglomerate of over 30 boutique recording studios, rehearsal rooms and event spaces. Over the years it expanded into The Drip Project, a collection of murals and art installations at The Mes Hall from artists all over the world, which until recently was emphatically supported by both landlord Spiezio and former Mayor Thomas, calling it the centerpiece of the Mount Vernon Arts District and supplying logistical needs for its continuance in the hopes of revitalizing the local arts community. Now that Thomas has been removed from office after his criminal convictions, and Spiezio himself is under investigation for a plethora of his own shady business deals, the government-endorsed support for The Mes Hall has vanished. Spiezio now wants everyone gone immediately; he claims he’s already sold the building and is scheduled for demolition. He’s already tried installing concrete road blocks to the parking lot and has sent individuals to the building with cans of white paint in a futile attempt to white wash the murals—a trivial act of pettiness with irreparable damages. Innumerable hip hop musicians have recorded at The Mes Hall over the past two decades (see below) and now the 100+ art pieces spanning both the interior and exterior the premises are at risk of being lost forever—innocent bystanders of sleazy, low level political corruption and corporate greed. The oppressors here are greedy folks with loud voices who allowed small amounts of money and power to go to their heads. The victims are creators of art and culture, as they often are in cases like this. (Google 5Pointz. Spoiler Alert: it didn’t end well for anyone). Your signature will help bring attention to the art, culture and local history that’s at stake of being lost. The Mes Hall has been here for nearly two decades but if Spiezio gets his way, there won’t be another facility like it anywhere in the NYC area. The Mes Hall makes Mount Vernon better—we love what we do and we love doing it here. Help us keep it that way. (We’re raising money for legal fees. Please reach out if you can spare anything more than a signature!) Thanks in advance for your help and support You can read more on this situation by googling keywords like “The Mes Hall Mount Vernon Joseph Spiezio Mayor Richard Thomas” (the local news has covered it extensively). Below is a list of just some of the influential musicians, artists and public figures who have worked to shape our culture from within the walls of The Mes Hall. Musicians: De La Soul, Brand Nubian, Raekwon, Redman, DMX, The LOX, Onyx, Scram Jones, DJ Green Lantern, Pusha T, Maino, Kool G Rap, Tre Williams, Tru Life, Mya, Mysonne, Buckwild, Heltah Skeltah, Cory Gunz, Chris Rivers, C.L. Smooth, Saigon, Rhymefest, A Boogie Wit The Hoodie, Bizzy Bone, Dolla Bill Kidz, Skitzo, Dub Sonata, Qui3t, Chris Mes Beats, Jadakiss, Styles P, Sheek Louch, J-Hood, Snyp Lyfe, AP, Khardier The God, Remy Ma, Monolo Rose, Dave East, Justina Valentine, Grafh, Axel Leon, Hell Rell, Murda Mook, T-Rex, Fred the Godson, Reef Hustle, Raze, Serius Jones, Swave Sevah, Sadat X, Grand Puba, Natural Elements, Haddy Racks, Lumidee, Don Q, DJ Cranberry, King Ceazar, 187 Cal Boy, Dot Demo, Blick, C-Rayz Walz, Dom Pachino, Shyheim, Sergio Veneno, Vin The Chin, Double A.B., Hot Waters, Avery Storm, Immortal Technique, Canibus, Nature, Lakey The Kidd, Ruc Da Jackal, Statik Selektah, Swigga, Termanology, J-Starrs, Kevin Casey, Tim Segreto, Evening Elevator, Philip Drummond, Today’s Future Sound, Maitre D, Mala Reignz, O.D. Fam, Moondoc, Dirty Dollar Bill, Panama, Preacher Bishop, Rece Steele, Karniege, Cannibal Ox, Vast Aire, Vordul Mega, Kenyattah Black, Bless, Rich Mo, Rock, Skinny Joints, The Aztext, Tim Kiely, Tru, Cap The Don, Skrapp, Rock, Real Rapp, Willie Hayze, Snatchatape, Rod the producer, Oswin Benjamin, Cover, Conan, Brooke Lynne, Ski Beatz, Aharri, Marty Baller, Dyse Payso, Gun Play, Yapa, Provalone P, Torch, Sinsay, Dot Dollaz, CoCo, Ace so dope, Jermain paul, Rizzy 2 Times, Whispers Artists: Trace, Riot, Duster, Dez (DJ Kay Slay), Jason Naylor, Subway-Doodle, Pies, Crash, Frank Ape, Hoacs, Vers, Sketch, Deem, Mr Sear, Phobes, Lobs, Osiris, Reme, Mad Villain, Ces, Muckrock, Belowkey, Johnny Flid, Wane, Demote, Wow, Klops, Masato, Jason Ackerman, Tracy 168, Layer Cake, Harris Lobel, Jappy Lemon, Cram, Werd, Draper, Albertus, Jay Shells, Reso, Queen Andrea, OG Millie, Jenna Krypell, Soren, King Bee, JPO, Hiriuku, Joe Iruto, Dameon NYC, Napkin Killer, Zero Productivity, Distort, Denton Burrows, Nover, Dek, Isabelle Ewing, Hear NYC, Bianca Romero, Damien Mitchell, Meir, Lucky Rabbit, Sebo, Chris Stain, Pyramid Oracle, Zimer, Acro, Hek Tad, Grooseling, Garabatoarte, Fridge, Dirk Art, Tahoe, Skatch, A Kerman’s Boy, NYC Hooker, Pinky Webber, Infa, Jps, Rocket, Plasma Slug, Noxer, Dirt Cobain, Turtle Caps, Reaps, Fresh, Snoeman, Cone, Teck, Myok, XXX, Jos One, Ramos Ramieo, Rjone, Rammer, City Kitty, Smallsz, Norm Boogie Public Figures: Fat Boy SSE, Jacob Berger, Ken Starrrz, Cominahar, Black Ink Crew, Ceaser, Teddy Rucks, Puma, Walt, Donna, Dutchess, Sky
Petition to SM, ibighit , JyJ, kpop, Korea
k pop fans in iraq get noticed
We want to bring as many fans of K-pop as possible in Iraq so that we can observe and do an official party in Iraq... By sharing this #KpopFansinIRAQ we can do it guys FIGHTING .
Petition to The Walt Disney Company, SONY, The Michael Jackson Estate, Walt Disney, PepsiCo, Motown , Sony/ATV , Gary Marsh, John Branca, John McClain
Disney Channel Michael Jackson Tribute
In June 25, 2009, the world lost one of the greatest entertainers of all time, Michael Joseph Jackson. Years later, there had been tributes to him in concerts, charities and everywhere. Unfortunately, there hasn't been a tribute album made for us to listen. So, I've figured that the best way to honor a legend is to highlight and recreate their work; The music of the King of Pop should definitely be performed by the most talented young stars of today and the powerful and positive messages in his music should exist forever! Today, the brightest young entertainers are on current Disney Channel shows and movies (Andi Mack, Descendants, Raven's Home, Stuck in the Middle, etc.). The talent and popularity of these young stars will enhance Michael's legacy and reinforce his positive messages for the youth of today. Performances by these young stars would be Bad and live Off the Wall! The youth today would feel even more Invincible when hearing this recreated work because they're Dangerous showing their extraordinary musical talents. It would be a Thriller just hearing them sing in honor of Michael and dedicate this album to his fans and his children [Paris, Prince, & Blanket] making HIStory throughout the world. I already know who Michael Jackson was since then and he did inspire everyone to make the world a better place and do the right thing in life for both kids & adults on this Earth. Every time I think about him listening to his music, I start wondering what he'd do if all of these events (police brutality, wars, terrorism, cancer, etc.) keep happening in the world. I intend to help stop this and we all must come together. This is a vision any moonwalker would like to see in future outcomes, and I'm gonna help make it come true. Michael is gone, but his spirit lives and so does his music to be listened and recreated again by the stars of Disney Channel shows. It will be an unstoppable one to listen for fans like me and you. Your signatures on this petition will ensure that the great music of the King of Pop will last forever. Please join me in support and sign this petition to ask Disney & The MJ Estate to help pay tribute to our musical hero with its stars singing his hits one by one in a great & glorious album. Let's start making a change together and moonwalk our way to victory...now. #DisneyStarsSingMJ #HonorMJ
Petition to Jimmy Buffett, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Stephen Holmes, J. Patrick Lowe, Shamim Lodin, Rashad Taylor
Save the South’s first-ever music recording studio!
Plans for a Margaritaville restaurant in Downtown Atlanta which first surfaced in 2016 have expanded exponentially and now involve a 21-story Margaritaville Vacation Club hotel. Demolition for the Margaritaville hotel will completely remove a rather unassuming brick building at 152 Nassau Street which held the first music recording sessions in the South. In June 1923, Ralph Peer and engineers from Okeh Records came down from New York to Atlanta to record southern musicians – black and white. This was the first time vernacular musicians had ever been recorded on “location” – before New Orleans (1924), Memphis (1927), Bristol (1927), or Nashville (1928).Fiddlin’ John Carson recorded “The Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane” which became the yet-to-be-named country music genre’s first hit record. Okeh’s recording sessions also included African-American blues musicians Lucille Bogan, Fannie Mae Goosby, and Eddie Heywood along with local jazz bands and the Morehouse College Quartet. Songs from the recording sessions were released in the US, UK, and Germany. Located next to major concert venues like The Tabernacle, Centennial Olympic Park, and State Farm Arena, preserving this building and telling its story provides a unique opportunity to connect Atlanta’s music history with the city’s on-going role in the industry today. A similar project to celebrate a historic makeshift recording studio is currently underway in Dallas, Texas at 508 Park. Learn more: Nassau Street Sessions Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville Resort Could Erase Atlanta Music Site Fight to save recording studio Parrot Heads Will Soon Waste Away at Margaritaville in Downtown Atlanta ‘Birthplace of country music’ to be torn down to make way for Margaritaville “The Nashville of Its Day”: Recalling the Origins of Recorded Country Music in 1920s Atlanta