Archive for the ‘Media’ Category

Goals of the Arts and Media Revolution

April 22, 2019

What is the arts and media revolution for? We work for these changes:

1. Fair guaranteed reviews to all.

2. Fair media coverage based on quality not promotion budgets.

3. Pennies for play – the author would get a penny for every click on say a chapter of his novel, or book anywhere it’s posted online.

4. The break up of those few companies that make the art, distribute the art, promote the art, and then review the art. They can do any one of those, but not all four! That is too much control in too few hands. The arts of a country cannot be owned by a few conglomerates.

5. City art centers, that are open to promoting all local authors (or artists of any kind.)

Tom Hendricks
Musea since 1992

The Blockers

March 15, 2019

The Blockers.

These are media sources, advocacy groups, etc. that do not talk about progressive music, musicians, or music ideas. Why? Time to ask them! Readers suggest others you think should be on the list.

To get your name off the list, report the news in a way that is fair to all.

1 NPR (radio)
2. Dallas Observer (media)
3 Dallas Morning News (media)
4. KERA (radio)
5. Commercial Stations (radio / tv)
6. KNON (Dallas music radio station)
7. Texas Music Office (gov. org.)
8. KERA (radio)
9. Texas Music Magazine
10. TYT, the Young Turks (media watchdog)
11. Project Censored (media watchdog)
12. FAIR (media watchdog)
13. Texas Standard (radio news.)
14. Takeaway (radio news.)
15. Billboard (music media)
16. Rolling Stone, Spin, etc. (music media)
17. SXSW (music festival)
18. Digital Music News (music media).
19. BBC (and all foreign press.)
20. Pop Culture Happy Hour (radio show)
21. Think (Dallas radio show).
22. All Songs Considered (radio show)
23. KXT ( Dallas music radio station.)
24. The Tech giants (all of them that deal with music.)

Journalism LITE

March 1, 2019

Journalism LITE

What does a media source do to avoid hard journalism, and tough stories on powerfuj people?

Here is a list.

1. Substitute the easy “4 Word Journalism” for journalism that requires investigation, reporting, fact checking, sources, editing. etc. “4 Word Journalism” is: “What do you think? or “How do you feel? Better to ask an ‘expert’s’ opinion, then to have to stand by a reporter’s story.

2. Chase ambulances and cover crime with scare reports. Don’t do background or follow up stories. When two weeks are gone drop the story.

3. Cover what MIGHT happen in the next election, years away. Future – maybe – news can never be fact checked.

4. Print press release journalism – let the advertiser and sponsor write the report. Then print it as hard news. Never cover issues connected to parent companies, or sponsors.

5. Cover the scandal of the few, to avoid issues of the millions.

6. When you cover weather, avoid all talk about climate change. When you cover race issues, avoid all talk about the economic side of racism. Lite coverage always.

7. Refuse to respond to listener complaints, concerns, or media watchdogs. Pretend that they don’t exist. Never issue corrections. Pretend you are perfect.

8. Cover the daily issues as a problem with two clear sides. Oversimplify the problem into two opposing sides. Never cover any background information, the many solutions to the conflict, or the many complexities of the issue. Stay neutral and fan the fires. Cover social issues to avoid economic issues.

9. Cover fluff issues, heart warming stories, single person consumer problems with small time businesses, and something with cute kids – almost always caucasian!

10. Never talk about the new paradigm of corporations versus people, and how corporations control more and more of the government including the media that is supposed to report on them. Never cover issues that would upset powerful companies and influential people that could fight back and sue.

The RECAP issue, #204

November 19, 2018

Dear Reader,

The new issue of Musea #204 is out at the usual suspected places, been mailed to the usual suspects, and will be online at the slightly suspicious Musea website soon!

This issue is the RETROGRADE Issue, a recap of the last 25 years and 203 issues that went before. Lots of surprises here for every reader, from the casual to the faithful!

Look and see what you think. Comments welcome.

Tom Hendricks – editor.

The New Issue of Musea, Now Online

November 15, 2017

Dear Musea Readers,

The new Musea issue (a double issue) #201/#202 is out, in your mail, at a few places in Dallas, or online.

The main article, besides some catching up after the 100 pager 200th issue, is 27 CENSORED ART NEWS.
The media may be doing OK in what it covers, but it’s not good at the news it never covers!

Go to the big website and elevator up to floor #5. Then click on the Musea website.

Here is a sampling of news stories you’ve never heard anywhere.

The 27 specific censored issues in the arts, culture, and media include; no protest songs allowed on any mainstream radio in the US, public domain mess or why isn’t Mickey Mouse in the PD, political book deals with massive advances, Hollywood makes millions but theater workers make lowest wages allowed, 3 CEO’s control 80% of music (Warners Universal Sony) and 1% of musicians make 70% of the money…

Thanks to Matthew Creed, the webmaster for Musea for posting the issue.

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

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