Petition to Daniel Ek
The Music World of Spotify for Jordan
الأردن أصبح في الآونة الأخيرة مساحة تجمع العديد من الثقافات المحلية والاقليمية والعالمية، حيث تكاثرت الفعاليات، خاصة تلك الموسيقية، التي تأتي بالفنانين من مختلف بقاع العالم. وبالرغم من نجاح الكثير من الفعاليات الموسيقية العالمية التي زارت الأردن، يفتقر الأردن والدول العربية الاخرى في المنطقة إلى التطبيقات والخدمات المتاحة عالميا للاستماع إلى الموسيقى واكتشاف تنوعها، مثل تطبيق سبوتيفاي، أحد أكبر هذه التطبيقات في الساحة العالمية.Spotifyهذا التطبيق يوفر لك خصائص مميزة عدة منها:1- الاستماع لموسيقى ذات سرعة إيقاع محددة، وتغيير السرعة بناءا على رغبة المستمع. هذه الخاصية ذات فائدة عظيمة لممارسي الرياضة، الركض، والمشي.2- يوظّف برمجية متطورة جدا تكشف للمستمع موسيقى جديدة تتماشى بشكل جيد جدا مع ذوقه3- يحتوي على كمية هائلة من الأعمال الفنية الموسيقية التي أنتجها فنانون مستقلون أو جدد، ولا تتوفر الكثير من هذه الأعمال على تطبيقات اخرى متوفرة في المنطقة.4- يحتوي على كمية كبيرة من قوائم الموسيقى المصممة من قبل هواة ومحترفين، تلبي جميع الاحتياجات الموسيقية بشكل دقيق وكفؤ.5- يتميز بجودة عالية جدا للصوت ودقة كبيرة في بيانات جميع الأعمال الفنية6- يوفر اشتراكات ميسرّة للطلاب وغيرها الكثير من التطبيقات القليلة المتوفرة في المنطقة حاليا تطبيق "أنغامي"، إلا أنه، وفي غياب منافس حقيقي له في المنطقة، ما زال بعيدا في قوة وكفاءة برامجه عن التطبيقات العالمية.Anghami نحن نطالب بجعل تطبيق سبوتيفاي متوفرا في الأردن والمنطقة العربية، أولا لإتاحة هذا التطبيق القوي جدا والتنوع الموسيقي الذي يقدمه للجمهور الأردني، وثانيا لإيجاد منافسة بين موفري هذه الخدمات في المنطقة، مما سيؤدي لتسريع نموهم. Jordan has recently been attracting culture and art from the local, regional, the global scenes. Events, especially music shows and festivals, are being organized in Jordan now more than ever and bringing artists from around the world. In spite of the success of these events in Jordan, this country and others in the region still lack the world-renowned services and apps of music streaming and discovery of which Spotify is a prime example. Among the unparalleled features of Spotify:1- Allows the user to set a "beat per minute" rate and provides music with this rate, which is optimal for athletes and people who enjoy a walk/jog/run.2- Employs an advanced algorithm that allows the listener to discover new music that goes along his/her preferences very accurately.3- Provides a huge library of music from independent artists, which is not available on other service providers in the region.4- Includes numerous playlists, built by professionals and amateurs, that satisfy most of listeners needs with unparalleled accuracy.5- Features superior sound quality and music info accuracy.6- Has special reductions for students. One such app currently available is Anghami, which, in the absence of a true competitor, is still significantly behind world-renowned apps in the quality and functionality of its algorithms. Here and now, we request that Spotify is made available in Jordan and the Arab region, first to provide this premium service to the Jordanian community, and second to create a space of competition among music service providers, which will accelerate their regional growth.
Petition to New York City Council, New York State Senate, New York State Assembly, New York City Community Boards
Rename the Williamsburg Bridge as the Sonny Rollins Williamsburg Bridge
We, the undersigned, support renaming the Williamsburg Bridge as the Sonny Rollins Williamsburg Bridge in honor of an outstanding New Yorker, the jazz legend Sonny Rollins, who practiced daily on the Williamsburg Bridge from the summer of 1959 to the fall of 1961. At that time, Mr. Rollins was living at 400 Grand Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, and through reflection and discipline, adjusted his path and purpose, becoming a model of self-determination and resilience for all New Yorkers. Note to Signers: Please include your 1) City and 2) Country, Territory, or US State --------------- En Español: Nosotros, los abajo firmantes, apoyamos el cambio de nombre del puente Williamsburg por el de Sonny Rollins Williamsburg Bridge, en honor a un destacado neoyorquino, la leyenda del jazz Sonny Rollins; que practicó todos los días en el puente de Williamsburg, desde el verano de 1959 hasta el otoño de 1961. En ese tiempo, el Sr. Rollins vivía en 400 Grand Street, en el Lower East Side de Manhattan, y a través de la reflexión y la disciplina, ajustó su camino y propósito, convirtiéndose en un modelo de autodeterminación y resiliencia para todos los neoyorquinos. Nota para los firmantes: Incluya su 1) Ciudad y 2) País, territorio o estado de EE. UU.
Petition to Songwriters Hall of Fame, Linda Moran
Get Gene In! 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 notoriety as a member of the New Christy Minstrels, the popular folk music ensemble, who retained his services as vocalist after seeing him performing onstage in Kansas City in August, 1963. Within a year and a half, Clark achieved worldwide 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!”, both #1 on Billboard), 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, 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 a progenitor of the Alt-country movement. What set Clark apart from most pop/rock writers of his generation was a truly exceptional ability to take typically adolescent subject matter (such as love and loss) and recast it within richly worded narratives that exhibited both strength and vulnerability, amid keening existential angst. The formidable combination of Clark’s stirring, vibrato-laden tenor with his uncommonly poetic lyrics and penchant for minor-key melodies enabled him to carve out a distinguished career as songwriter and performer. 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. Since 2014, the rediscovery of Gene Clark’s oeuvre has continued apace. Last year saw the release of an archival set of unreleased recordings, The Lost Studio Sessions, 1964-1982, which received universal acclaim. Additionally, the Clark-penned ‘Because of You,’ from 1971’s White Light, was featured in NBC’s hit series This Is Us, and subsequently released on the program’s official soundtrack album. And 2018 will see the release of no fewer than two more collections previously unreleased material—a testament to his prolific songwriting skills—along with multiple re-releases of his back catalogue (including No Other and White Light), proving that a true artist’s worth is not gauged in dollars, but in the ability to captivate the imaginations of successive generations. Harold Eugene Clark lies buried in St. Andrew's Catholic Cemetery, Tipton, Moniteau County, Missouri. —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. Clarkophile.blogspot.com For more information about Gene Clark, visit the Gene Clark website at Gene-Clark.com
Petition to The Official Charts, billboard
Change in the sales/streaming system
That’s a petition to raise awareness to the fact that people are paving the way to talentless artists to top the charts easily via streaming. A song/album no one has ever heard can go #1 nowadays. They’re really making this harder for musicians (big or small) that make great music and have a steady fanbase while helping these mediocre one-hit wonder and viral songs to chart easier? We demand a change in the streaming/sales system.
Petition to Miro Weinberger, Noelle MacKay, Chapin Spencer, David E. White, Brandon del Pozo, Eileen Blackwood, Sharon Bushor, Max Tracy, Sara Giannoni, Kurt Wright, Chip Mason, Karen Paul, Adam Roof, Jane Knodell, Dave Hartnett, Joan Shannon, Richard Deane, Ali Dieng
Save 242 Main: Legendary Teen Center and USA's Longest-Running All Ages Punk Rock Venue
242 Main has brought a community of young adults together where they can fearlessly share what matters and learn to respect each other. It’s Burlington's voice for diversity in art and the human experience, fostering social bonds and confidence. It’s launched many young people on creative paths that led to fulfilling lives. 242 Main is an institution led by our city’s youth and nurtured into a national landmark. It has a treasured history of inclusivity and a triumphant legacy of being the nation’s oldest, longest-running all ages punk rock venue. 242 Main has championed the growth of young adults who are confident, critically-minded, and engaged with their peers and community. It has fostered generations of creative community-minded citizens and is an irreplaceable resource. We see Mayor Weinberger, our city department chiefs, and each of our City Councilors, as citizens sharing our vision for a healthy, participatory city that respects diversity, inclusion, empowerment, civic engagement, and creativity. We understand that deferred maintenance has jeopardized all the programs inside Memorial Auditorium, where 242 Main lives. We ask that as you resolve the structural issues with Memorial Auditorium by repairing or redeveloping the building, please keep 242 Main in its current location, operating as a teen-led program that can continue its legacy of serving Burlington’s youth in its uniquely powerful and historic way, providing an outlet for their creative and social vision. Please make this ‘community benefit’ a priority within the redevelopment process. This will make our community stronger by demonstrating that we all share an inclusive vision and a spirit of living up to our responsibilities to each other and the meaningful things we’ve built together. (Photo by Tim Snow, @TimSnowPhoto)
Petition to Hasbro, Vincent Tong, Ishi Rudell, Meghan McCarthy
Equestria Girls: Give Flash Sentry a Song
For four years, the Equestria Girls have given us so many songs sung by the main characters. But only a few secondary characters ever have a solo or song of their own. That includes Flash Sentry, a male student (who almost every brony seems to hate because of him being a stuck up love interest). But I think a song that doesn't reflect on romance with him singing it himself could bring more development. Also recently in Season 7 (now that's it through), Vincent Tong (Flash Sentry's voice actor) has gotten the chance to sing songs on the series as different characters- Feather Bangs in "Hard To Say Anything" (singing "Battle for Sugar Belle) and Rumble in "Marks and Recreation" (singing "Blank Flanks Forever"). Plus, With the recent Equestria Girls webseries coming in a couple of weeks I would be surprised to see a song with Flash Sentry singing it. But the chances of that seem pretty slim so it wouldn't hurt to try. Don't care if it's by Daniel Ingram (who recently left the EqG to focus on the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic show). or any of those songwriters that wrote the songs for the summer shorts we had over the summer. Just make it something the represents the magic of friendship.