Archive for the ‘Low wages’ Category

But I Can Search Out the Music I like

July 19, 2017

For those of you who think all is well if YOU can search out the musician you like. Read this:

Many seem to settle for all the arts to be ruined because of business demands for profit. And they allow their favorite musicians, writers, artists, filmmakers to be marginalized out of fair reviews and careers.

For some reason, too many now think that if THEY can search out and find an elusive great talent, that is enough. It is not.

Virtually every talented musician, painter, writer, filmmaker, etc is making about what amounts to minimum wage. Great talent should be the most celebrated, not the most marginalized and cheated out of fair compensation for their honest talent.

The history of art has never been like this before. The best art has always been the most talked about, written about, and reviewed. The entire arts and media world is upside down.

Reader, don’t you dare say you support the arts when you allow so few to make all the money, with thousands and thousands of artists making about as much as minimum wage – on a good day!

That is why the art revolution to change it. Which side are you on?

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 25 year old zine Musea)

MAIN Website
http://tomhendricks.us/

More Social Issue Links

May 4, 2017

More SOCIAL ISSUE Links.
(See comments for updates)

During these changing times, it’s important that we keep trying what hasn’t worked in the past, continue to block out any new solutions, and wring our hands or sit on them, when nothing gets better ….

PEOPLE POWER
https://musea.wordpress.com/2012/09/25/people-power-energy-for-free/

WORKERS NATIONAL UNION
https://musea.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/workers-dollar-union-suggestion-box/

THEATER WORKERS
https://musea.wordpress.com/2014/02/28/what-would-be-the-biggest-upset-at-the-oscars/

PARADIGM SHIFT – Corporations Versus People.
https://musea.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/the-new-paradigm/

HOUSE BUILDING – Low Cost Housing.
https://musea.wordpress.com/2014/01/11/house-building-smaller-is-better/

MUSEA IDEAS Issue
http://www.musea.us/august2010.html

DICTIONARY OF SMALLER IDEAS Issue
http://musea.us/june2012.html

ESSAY ON EDUCATION
https://musea.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/essay-on-education-reprint-from-musea/

Labor Day Post

September 5, 2016

Here is an idea to consider: National Workers Union based on the AARP model for seniors. https://musea.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/workers-dollar-union-suggestion-box/

Theater Workers fight for fair wages. (Repost

September 1, 2015

Musea Readers, For many months I’ve suggested to The Dissident Rag on facebook, that they include theater workers in their discussion of low wage workers. Today 8/31/15 they did, by reposting the blog entry below.

Thanks to them, and may it force Hollywood to be a part of the low wage debate!

Personally, I worked at the Inwood Theater in Dallas from 1990-2014. The last years it was owned by billionaire Mark Cuban. His policy was the same as all theater policies towards workers. Lowest wages, few if any full time workers – which would eliminate most benefits, etc. etc.

There is no reason for the film industry to be just about the only industry to get away with this – specially when Hollywood goes out of it’s way to brag about how many millions they made in box office every week. See link for more.

https://musea.wordpress.com/2014/02/28/what-would-be-the-biggest-upset-at-the-oscars/

Box Office David McGhee


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