Informed by our experiences with Ampled and Resonate, we’ve been cultivating space to reflect on the music industry and build community around music. Some themes that have been coming up for us over the last several months are the implications of AI, music workers’ labor organizing, and cross-industry solidarity with other striking cultural workers.
If any of this is pertinent to you, tune in. Sign up to receive updates at funmusic.place, follow us on Instagram at @funmusicplace, and be on the lookout for our upcoming reading and discussion groups.
I was waiting for something like this to come out. Are you behind this website?
there are several folks in Fun Music Place who’ve been participating in different ways. Si is behind the website.
next Thursday, July 20th at 9 am EST is the first session of a Noise Uprising reading group!
In Noise Uprising: The Audiopolitics of a World Musical Revolution, cultural historian Michael Denning delves into the politics of music recorded in the late 1920s and early 1930s. This was a pivotal era and the cusp of the emergence of electrical recording. In New Orleans, Havana, Rio, and Jakarta, musicians all around the world captured the pulse and spirit of their city streets and brought them into impromptu recording studios. How did these songs set the stage for decolonization? What lessons can we learn from more closely examining these histories?
Join us for a Noise Uprising reading group at 9 am EST, Thursday, July 20th! This discussion is co-hosted with Radical Vital Ruins. Radical Vital Ruins are curated interventions by Diane Enobabor and Çaca Yvaire.
Mirlo is a project of members of Fun Music Place. You can find out more about it on our discord.
Mirlo provides a user-friendly space to help musicians sell music, manage subscriptions, and share with their supporters.
The music industry does not work for musicians or listeners and needs a radical re-imagination.
Mirlo is a community of musicians, listeners, and coders who are daring to do just that: taking lessons learned in working in the solidarity economy and applying them to our process and product.
We are building an online audio distribution (think Bandcamp) and patronage (think Patreon) platform that aims to be radical, accessible, open source (free & libre), modular, and standards based.
Our members have experience working both within Resonate and Ampled, other co-ops across several industries, and complex high-traffic web platforms. We envision this platform as a tool to support musicians in cultivating direct and reciprocal relationships and resources to sustain one another’s creative practice.