Petition to Tom Ellis, Warner Bros. Television, Vertigo , Warner Brothers, Time Warner
Lucifer actor Tom Ellis to release a soundtrack of the songs he plays
The show Lucifer is loved among many people, myself included. The actors are amazing in their roles, the themes of the episode are thought provoking and, something noteworthy, the soundtrack is INCREDIBLE! The soundtrack includes many different artists such as Cage The Elephant, David Bowie, The Black Keys and Led Zeppelin (Just to name a few). However, Tom Ellis himself, the actor who plays Lucifer Morningstar, will sometimes play and sing covers of songs on the piano within the episodes. The covers range from Bob Dylan's All Along the Watchtower (Which was famously covered by Jimi Hendrix) to Nina Simone's Sinnerman. The songs are beautifully performed yet, unfortunately, no professionally recorded version of these songs covered by Tom Ellis exist. The aim of this petition is to convince Tom Ellis and Warner Bros. to record these songs professionally for the fans of the show and also for the people who enjoy brilliant covers of amazing songs.
Petition to John Latham (Vice Chancellor) – firstname.lastname@example.org, Seymour Roworth-Stokes (Executive Dean of Arts and Humanities) – email@example.com
Help save Coventry University’s undergraduate music courses from closure
Coventry University’s Vice Chancellor, John Latham, and the Executive Dean of Arts and Humanities, Seymour Roworth-Stokes, have decided to close down the BA (Hons) Music Composition, BA (Hons) Music and BA (Hons) Music Performance degree courses. The decision to close the three courses has taken place within months of the University approving the new BA (Hons) Music degree alongside a re-design of the respective Composition and Performance courses. Coventry University’s three undergraduate music degrees offer students the chance to specialise in composition, performance or general music. These music courses are non-doctrinal which means that students from all musical backgrounds, styles and genres are welcome; classical musicians are encouraged to rub shoulder-to-shoulder with rock musicians, jazz musicians and singer-songwriters, etc. The music facilities, comprising practice rooms, recording studios and teaching spaces, form part of a larger Performing Arts department alongside Dance, Theatre and Music Technology. The music students are therefore part of a larger community of practice within the University and they have the opportunity to collaborate with practitioners from other performing arts disciplines as well as developing skills within their main musical discipline. The music students are also actively encouraged to perform with local music ensembles, choirs and bands and many students and alumni are regularly participating in and around Coventry’s music scene, some internationally. The decision to close the music courses will have a negative impact upon the learning experience for the current one hundred and twelve Coventry University undergraduate music students, as the courses are phased out by August 2018. By this time, the final year students will be left feeling undervalued by the University, taught by a skeleton staff of two full-time academics and supported by only one full-time technician. These fixed-term staff members will also have to continue supervision for five postgraduate PhD music research students, several of whom are not due to complete their doctoral studies until after the fixed-term staff have been made redundant in 2018. The Vice Chancellor and the Executive Dean of Arts and Humanities have not satisfactorily addressed the importance of supporting the existing music student body at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Their proposal to run three undergraduate music courses and to continue to supervise PhD researchers under a fixed-term skeleton staffing model is unacceptable and it will not support the students effectively through their respective degree programmes, contrary to page 21 of Coventry University’s Corporate Plan 2021, that states, ‘We will provide all staff and students, whatever their background, with opportunities and support, in order to help them realise their full potential’. The three BA courses were removed from The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) only days after the music staff were informed and before a proper consultation period had taken place. This is unacceptable behaviour from the senior management of the ‘University of the Year 2015’ and it further contradicts page 21 of the Corporate Plan 2021 that states, ‘[w]e will ensure fairness to both staff and students in all our activities and be committed to supporting and furthering equality in employment, advancement, teaching and attainment’. The Vice Chancellor and the Executive Dean of Arts and Humanities have not recognised, or celebrated, the existing successes of the INTIME (Interrogations into Music Experimentation) research group, such as the highly successful annual INTIME International Music Symposium held every October. Over the last few years, the INTIME Symposiums have brought world-leading researchers and academics across all areas of music to Coventry University. In October, Ray Lee’s sound art installation ‘Chorus’ came to Coventry University for the INTIME 2015 Symposium and it was featured on television and drew crowds of people to the University Square, from students and staff through to intrigued members of the public. The closure of the music courses will also impact on future generations of musicians who may otherwise wish to have been given the chance to study music at Coventry University. One argument being used against the continuation of the courses is that the number of students currently sitting A-Level Music has declined from previous years. However, there has been no acknowledgement that many of the current music students have entered their music course at Coventry University with BTEC National Diplomas, A-Level Music Technology, equivalent qualifications or experience, in place of A-Level Music. Each year, the department hosts a series of free lunchtime concerts that are open to the general public. These well-attended concerts attract a core group of Coventry locals alongside the student body. With the closure of the music courses, these wonderful concerts will also disappear. On a wider scale, this decision is also detrimental to the people of the City of Coventry and it will impact negatively against the bid for City of Culture 2021. More information about Coventry’s bid for the City of Culture 2021 can be found by following this link < http://www.coventry2021.co.uk/cityofculture/site/index.php > Removing these three music courses will impact negatively, on a local level, especially upon the next generation of music-makers, composers, performers and music teachers based in and around the city. Both alumni and current students from Coventry University’s music degree programmes, in line with Coventry University’s Corporate Plan 2021, already take an active role in providing music entertainment and culture for the people of Coventry City. This was proved in July 2015 at the Godiva Festival, featuring solo acts and bands comprised of current students and alumni. An example includes the band “Rooted ‘n’ Booted”, who were privileged to open up the Festival on the Main Stage on Friday 3rd July: < http://www.godivafestival.com/lineup > More recently, a graduate of the BA (Hons) Music Composition course has achieved success producing a Coventry Christmas music video that has gone viral < http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/coventry-musicians-christmas-song-goes-10610429 > Coventry University music students continue to share their music in the city. On 9th December 2015, current Coventry University music students entertained a packed audience in Warwick Road’s United Reform Church, Coventry, showcasing a diverse range of music styles, from classical choral music, to chamber ensembles, to dance band music to rock music. A smaller taster of this showcase is available from the following link < https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UOPe6hTP7U > Page 20 of Coventry University’s Corporate Plan 2021 states that ‘Social responsibility will be embedded in all of our successes. The University will use its knowledge and expertise to contribute to the social and economic success of the local, national and international community’. The decision to close down the music courses will not only be counterproductive to the University’s 2021 commitment to contribute to the social success of the local community, but it will also be counterproductive to the bid for City of Culture 2021. Please, if you can, share the petition on social media platforms and encourage your friends and colleagues to sign to help keep the music courses alive at Coventry University, for both the music-makers of tomorrow and the people of the City of Coventry. If you are inclined you can also make a complaint regarding the closure of the music courses to Coventry University directly by following this link < http://www.coventry.ac.uk/life-on-campus/the-university/key-information/registry/complaints-and-compliments/?theme=main
Petition to Council of the European Union
Instruments on planes: Musicians call on the EU Council to follow the EU Parliament!
[Version française] [Deutsche Version] [Versión española] You thought that the EU was fair to musicians traveling on planes with their instruments? Wrong! Here’s why. Two years ago, on Feb. 5th, 2014, the European Parliament adopted the text reviewing community regulation 2027/97 on air carrier liability in respect of the carriage of passengers and their baggage by air. This revised regulation, adopted with an overwhelming majority of 580 votes in favour (41 against, 48 abstentions), includes provisions aimed to facilitate the transport of musical instruments on board planes as hand luggage. The text will only become EU law once it is adopted in the exact same terms by the European Council and the European parliament. Unfortunately, the limited attention that the European Council has paid to this matter so far has only resulted in the proposal to remove article 6e, which is precisely the section that recognises the right of musicians to be treated decently by airline companies. The reasoning of the Council is that “it should be left to each air carrier to establish its own policy on the matter”. The problem is that airlines operate vastly differing policies which are generally unfriendly to musicians. On March 6, 2015, new administrative rules for musical instruments went into effect in the US, as required by the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. These rules establish a fair framework, along the very same lines as the article 6e that the European Council wants to delete. We believe that the European Union should be as fair to musicians as the US on this crucial issue. To this end, we call for a new and massive mobilization of the global music community, asking the European Council to ensure article 6e of revised regulation 2027/97 remains intact, in the wording adopted by the EU Parliament. Musicians, wherever they work, deserve a fair treatment when they travel by air with their instrument!
Petition to the queen, Head DJ of Buckingham Palace, Minister of bangin' tunes
Change the national anthem of the United Kingdom to 'World In Motion' by New Order
With the looming General election called on the 18th of April, once again parties everywhere are going to campaign around a plethora of issues, and once again, parties everywhere will miss the issue that is most pressing to citizens of the United Kingdom. The national anthem. Let's be honest, God Save the Queen is old, boring, and stale. Not to mention that everyone will be forced to learn a whole new song when old queeny kicks the bucket! I suggest instead, the UK needs a song that can speak to everyone of its citizens, and those around the world. There is only one song ever composed that I believe has this power, 'World in Motion' by New Order. Not only is it an absolute banger, it produces even the most pessimistic people to crack a smile. On top of this change, the national curriculum should then be updated, to make sure that by the age of 6, every child knows every word to John Barnes rap in the song. Friends, Britons and countrymen... I have a dream. A dream that involves Peter Hooks fantastic bass-line and Gillian Gilbert's synthesiser blasting out to every man, woman and child around the country. Make this dream come true.
Petition to The Walt Disney Company, niki caro
DISNEY'S MULAN REMAKE MUST HAVE THE SONGS AND LI SHANG!
http://www.ok.co.uk/movies/1028537/disneys-mulan-live-action-remake-will-not-feature-songs It was announced that Niki Caro (director of the upcoming Mulan remake) plans not to include any of the original films songs, just look on Facebook and Twitter and you'll see many are upset by this decision, especially as songs such as reflection, make a man out of you, a girl worth fighting for and bring honour to us all are so loved by us, please sign to persuade Niki's and Disney's mind! UPDATE: it is now being reported that Li Shang will NOT be in the film, please sign to let Niki and Disney know that we want the remake to be faithful to the original
Petition to Vulfpeck
Get Vulfpeck to write a song titled 'Magoo'
If you're a member of the one and only Vulfpack, you know the deal. Magoo definition: Someone who is overly wholesome, excessively cheerful, and a goody-two-shoes in an excruciatingly irritating manner. It's now become somewhat of a meme within the Vulfpack. Can we reach the ultimate goal of getting a song dedicated to all 10,000+ of us?