music for the global movement
My name is Alphonzo - thank you all so much for joining Occupy Records and sharing your voice.
What we're doing at Occupy Records is creating a platform to facilitate the connection between artists and fans who are involved with or inspired by Occupy Wall St.
Up until this point, there has been a lot of great music that's been created but no central place to share it or find it. Thus, our initial goal is to encourage everyone - artists, music fans, activists, and anyone interested to join the community, share and connect with each other.
Going forward, we're going to be facilitating a series of releases of original music inspired by the Occupy movement that will benefit OWS, along with events, original video content, and other cool stuff.
The ultimate goal is to have Occupy Records develop into its own self-sustaining media portal, allowing an organic global culture to flourish without interference from corporate interest.
For those paying close attention, you'll notice we have changed the name of the platform from "Occupied" to "Occupy" Records. Since our beta launch this past Saturday, we received feedback that it was easier to remember, share, and find "Occupy" Records given the ubiquity of the term, as opposed to "Occupied." We welcome any feedback on this matter, but feel good about the change so far.
Please enjoy the site, use it share everything that inspires you, and spread the word. If you feel as I do, you've been preparing for this moment for your entire life - let's rock.
Thanks Alphonzo! this is a great initiative - and I feel that this can develop into the true Belle Epoch!!!
This site has great potential. We all need to spread the word. Just as there is a gap in society between the 99% and 1%, so it is as well in the music industry these days. So any outlet where indie artists and fans can connect personally to share music and ideas is awesome.
This platform will reach dimensions of which are facebook and myspace only dream of. I'm very grateful for your work because it has already taken a big step, the movement forward. Let's rock the [r]evolution again