Posts Tagged ‘Tom Hendricks Musea’

Musea Will Not Support KERA (or KXT)

July 6, 2017

MUSEA will not support KERA (or KXT)

The Dallas zine Musea (monthly since 1992) cannot support KERA. We also advocate our readers not to support KERA, and we advocate that the rest of Dallas not support KERA.

For all of the last 25 years:

KERA has not reported on or supported the local and national musicians, painters, writers, filmmakers, photographers, etc.; talked about in Musea.

KERA has not reported on the ideas and solutions suggested from Musea to help all artists of all kinds here and across the country.

KERA has not reported on the ideas and solutions suggested from Musea to help make the media in Dallas better.

KERA has not reported on the ideas and solutions suggested from Musea to help make Dallas a better city.

KERA has gone out of their way to not support anything Musea talked about in 200 issues.

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

http://tomhendricks.us

Revolution in Arts, Recommendations

April 20, 2017

PAGE OF RECOMMENDATIONS.

The years of advocating for more quality in the arts and more fairness for all, has led to certain recurring Best Ideas.
First we should by law end the conglomeration of the arts and media into so few corporate hands. Then we need to build support for independent artists and media.

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to: CORPORATE ART AND MEDIA CONGLOMERATES.

The law should be clear. You can:

1. Make the art
2. Distribute the art.
3. Publicize and review the art on your entertainment and media outlets.

BUT YOU CAN’T DO ALL THREE!

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to: INDEPENDENT ARTISTS AND MEDIA.

We should build and support the following.

1. Reviews for all. Fair, guaranteed no-ad, online, reviews for a processing fee, that allows any artist in any type of art to compete on quality.

2. Pay for Play. Set up an online pay for play service where clicking on a webpage pays a penny or so to access the work of the artist, musician, writer, filmmaker, architect, dancer, photographer, journalist, etc. This simple step eliminates the entire layer of corporate middlemen, allows any artist of any kind to get compensation, and allows independent media to be free of any ads or sponsors.

3. Major Art Centers. Cities, art agencies, the national government, and/or private citizens should promote art centers open to all arts and all the people.

Vision of the Child

October 1, 2016

This poem almost made my sci-fi novel Writings in Science.
My initial idea was that somewhere in the future there would be some child with the gift of second sight.
He would become world known for his visions and this would be his most well known vision.

The VISION of the CHILD.

I had a fever
and went to bed early.
I was restless
but finally I fell
into a deep slumber.

I dreamt I could fly
and went to the garden.
Night was there
and I was ready.

Up I flew
leaving the ground.
So many bright stars
shinning everywhere.
So close each one
the size of my pockets.

So I reached out
with arm and arm
and touched one star
and then another,
and there was a jolt!

And with the energy
that they gave me,
I could fly further.

And so I flew
all through the heavens,
and night passed
in an instant.

I woke to the Sun
beginning to peek
through my window
filling the room.
Morning is here
and everywhere else.

The Music Problem, 3 Company Presidents Determine all Music?

March 10, 2016

Let’s look at the problem with the music industry this way.

There are 3 record companies that control 80% of the business, Warners, Universal, Sony. Each has a president. That’s 3 presidents controlling the music industry.

Do you think 3 people should determine the fate of 80% of the music business? No of course not, but they do now. The 3 have made it clear,

We only support a generic pop sound. We only promote that type of music, and only for a few. (Swift, Beyonce, Bieber, Adele, Gaga, Perry, and the media flavor of the week.)

What else are they saying?

You play folk music? We don’t do folk, so you are out of a career. You play heavy metal? We don’t do heavy metal, so you are out of a career.
You play religious music? We don’t do religious music, so you are out of a career. You play classic rock? We don’t do classic rock, so you are out of a career.
You play classical music? We don’t do classical music, so you are out of a career. You play roots music? We don’t do roots music, so you are out of a career. You play kid’s music? We don’t do kid’s music, so you are out of a career.
You play jazz or big band? We don’t do jazz or big band, so you are out of a career. You play instrumentals? We don’t do instrumentals, so you are out of a career.
You play old style soul, r & b, or rap? We don’t do old style, so you are out of a career. You play ???. We don’t do ???, so you are out of a career.

Here’s what they are saying loud and clear to musicians, and music lovers.

Musician: Doesn’t matter how good you are. Quality just gets in the way of how we make money on generic music from a tiny handful of over produced, and over promoted pop stars. AND
Music Lover: Doesn’t matter what music you like. You’ll have to search it out on the net, or some small club. You’ll never hear your favorites on the radio stations we control, or in our media we own.

3 Execs advice?

Try to find some small record company where you might make about minimum wage with no chance of real success and don’t bother us, you don’t fit the money making formula.

Then if someone happens to have a hit, we’ll buy the musician, or the record company, or distribute the record company – and you’ll sign a legal web that promises the musician all, and gives them nothing. We have a long track record to prove it.

My advice?

Rebel against this. When 3 people have that much control in music everything is wrong. Choose to do nothing, and you ruin just about everyone’s chance at a career in music.


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