Posts Tagged ‘Musea’

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 tomhendricks.us 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)

MAIN Website
http://tomhendricks.us/

ZINE, MUSEA, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM)

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TeXas Video Showdown and KERA

October 24, 2017

Musea Readers know that I have my problems with both NPR and local stations KERA and KXT for their lack of support for artists.

So I was surprised, when googling my name to find this posted in April of 2015 on the KERA Art and Seek site.

I had sent them a story and link feeling that they would never do anything about it.

Take a look, and know that the TeXas Video Showdown, worst video ever made… on purpose, is still going strong with thousands of hits.

When you go to the link, note that there is a place to add comments. Please do if you would like to support the cause.

Now when I criticize their coverage I have to change, “never covered” to” that one time!”

http://artandseek.org/calendar/event/70571/texas-video-showdown

Five Short Kid’s Poems

October 14, 2017

Pipes shake and groan when
Mom turns on the faucet.
The child hears it and says
Squeaky water!

Splish, splash!
Splish, splash!
find some cover
or we’ll all get wet!

“That low star
rests on the mountain,”
said the child
tired from walking.

the Unicorn and Pegasus
fought to determine
which was the best
mythological horse!

if every child
was good as gold
we’d long for silver.

Banned Book Week – How About Banned Half of the Town – Dallas

September 30, 2017

This is my letter to Half Price Books, concerning their Banned Book Week Announcement.

Half of Dallas has been ‘banned’ . The 25 years of my zine Musea proves that.

Dear Half Price Books,

The perfect example of banned books is right here in Dallas.

Since 1992 the progressive arts and media zine, Musea, published monthly,

has been ‘banned’ from every media source in the city.

You probably have never heard coverage of any of our 200 issues

or the musicians, painters, writers, filmmakers, photographers, and indie media sources

we have talked about over the years.

You have probably not heard of the hundreds of progressive ideas in the arts and media

that Musea has suggested to improve every aspect of the arts and media.

The 200th issue of Musea was also an underground history of Dallas from 1992-2017.

Read 100 pages of the Dallas that has been ‘banned’.

200th Issue

http://www.musea.us/Musea200.htm

Tom Hendricks

(musician, painter, writer, and editor of the 24 year old zine Musea)

MAIN Website

http://tomhendricks.us/

Music Revolution 2017

September 19, 2017

Here is a summary of this somewhat long article; 3 old men control 80% of music. That’s bad. Music revolution against it. That’s good.

Will the music media ever go a week without promoting Bieber, Swift, Beyonce, Gaga, Perry, Adele? The media won’t tell you what is going on in music but I will – there is a music revolution to make it fair and exciting.

The music industry has jumped the shark, we are stuck with only 3 CEOs that control 80% of the music industry, only support the same aging teen pop stars – where 1% of musicians make 70% of the money, and have ruined sales that have dipped since 1999. Where is the music media? What story could be bigger?

Many are progressive on social and political issues, but couldn’t be more corporate when it comes to music and the arts! Don’t allow 3 companies to control 80% of the entire music industry! Don’t turn your back on all musicians?

Who do you support, 3 businessmen or all musicians?

Three CEO’s from Warners, Universal, and Sony control 80% of the music business. They have made it clear that only teen pop will be promoted, and only by the same stars( Bieber, Perry, Swift, Beyonce, Gaga, Adele and sometimes a flavor of the week). The rest of the music world is marginalized out of most coverage, reviews, awards shows, etc.

For best music quality, there should be thousands of competing companies, not three. The quality and variety of mainstream music is at an all time low and hasn’t changed much in 10 years. Radio is just ads and nobody is listening, concert tickets are a rip off and hassle, the music media is just press releases of what they want to promote, awards shows seem fake, online streaming sales never get to the musician, music never changes – always the same few promoted over and over- and there is never news of the alternative to all this). Music sales have barely caught up to those of 1999! Most money goes to a few over promoted aging pop stars. (70% goes to 1% of musicians.)

We also need a music media that covers the other 99% of musicians. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZvMa2f33Wc

Help by three very small things.
1. Pass the word that 3 CEO’s control music and have done great harm to music, radio, concerts, music media, and music online, as well as ruining the careers of thousands of musicians. Just talking about it helps all musicians everywhere.
2. Support the Dallas musicians or anyone else that is actively against all this.
3. Talk to your favorite music news site and ask why they won’t talk about the music revolution.
4. Support Pennies for Play, a way for any musician to stream music for pennies on his website without corporations.

There is a music revolution going on and you can decide which side you want – the side with 3 CEOs that control 80% of the music business and the music media, or all the rest of us.

‘People prefer NOT to listen to new songs,” Digital News (that quote sums up how bad it has gotten.)
https://musea.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/quote-on-music-industry-most-people-prefer-not-to-listen-to-new-songs/

THE TWO MUSIC INDUSTRIES, Us VERSUS the Corporate 3. https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2017/09/18/bhad-bhabie-cash-me-outside-split-industry/

MUSIC CHART – revenue falling fast.
http://tinyurl.com/zjb9rp2

WHY THE MUSIC ALL SOUNDS THE SAME.
http://tinyurl.com/cqf8ykb

1% Make 77%
Top one percent of musicians get about 77% of the money.
http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2014/03/05/toponepercent/

Fact: the Richest Artists in the world make 75% of their money touring. That means hardly anyone is buying music.

Fact: you have to have over 100,000 clicks on your streaming music a month, to make minimum wage.

Fact, one pop star made an estimated 550 thousand dollars for one sponsored instagram post for Coca Cola.

Quote: The three major labels dominate the Spotify negotiaions… – DMN.

Fact: The average mainstream hit song has 4+ writers and 6 different publishers (digital music news.)

Fact: Live concerts and streaming = 73% of revenue.

The musicians you search out on the net, are making minimum wage at best. You don’t want that for fast food workers, why do you allow it for the musicians you love?

UMG, album sales down 15%, download sales down 29%
http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2017/02/24/umg-streaming-revenue/

Let’s bring it home to you the reader – every musician you know is making minimum wage or less from their music. So either support them or you are supporting the 3 corporations.


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