Posts Tagged ‘Christopher Naoum’

Fair Trade Music D.C. Surveys Musicians on Treatment at Venues

In a concert-booking business that can seem as predatory as modern-day journalism is for writers, Fair Trade Music D.C. is pushing for better treatment.
Since September, the organization has surveyed local musicians about their experiences at D.C.-area venues in the hopes of shedding some light on which venues treat their artists right and which don’t.
“This is an [...]

Listen Local First Plans a D.C. Music App

D.C.'s most enthusiastic group of music-scene boosters, Listen Local First, turns 1 today. And they're working on a local-music app.
Listen Local First, you'll remember, founded Local Music Day and sent the "mobile venue" pictured above to South by Southwest to highlight D.C. performers. The group has agitated for music-friendly government policies, like the establishment of [...]

Listen Local First Takes Issue With Metro’s Call for Non-Busking Performers

For the most part, musicians in D.C. have the same opportunities to make a living as their peers in other cities. One notable exception: They can't busk in the Metro.
They can, however, perform at Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority station entrances from time to time as part of the agency's Art in Transit program. They just [...]