Musicians have played and visited the many Occupy Wall Street protests, now they have a home online. OccupyMusicians.com was launched today with support from a long line of musicians including Tom Morello, Jello Biafra, Lou Reed, Amanda Palmer, Talib Kweli, Fugazi‘s Ian MacKaye and Guy Picciotto, Laurie Anderson, Yuka Honda and the list is still growing as you read this.
The press release calls OccupyMusicians.com “a website for musicians to show solidarity with the protesters, organizers, and supporters of the Occupy movements, and to show that there is a sizable force of musicians from across every genre of music who support this movement.” The Occupy Musicians project is a mirror of the very successful work going on at Occupy Writers and Occupy Film Makers, with a similar statement.
In addition Occupy Musicians will serve as a resource to facilitate performances at Occupy spaces and events. The site plans to provide links to media wishing to interview Occupy-supporting musicians, host testimony and other writings of musicians for why they support the 99 percent, host embedded media to Occupy-related songs and music videos, and network musicians for protests and fund raisers.
Here’s some past OWS performances:
Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave‘s Tom Morello:
David Crosby and Graham Nash interview and performance:
A Michael Franti interview and performance:
And Pete Seeger, Tao Rodríguez-Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Guy Davis, Tom Paxton, Tom Chapin and David Amram at the culmination of a night march: