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Occupy Sound! Vol 2 – The Playlist

Thanks again for everyone’s ideas. To hear it just go here.¬† And be on the lookout for Volume 3: The Originals, all from new, emerging artists inspired by the Occupy movement, freshly written and recorded songs.¬† Here is the playlist … Continue reading

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Occupy Sound! Vol 2 is out. It goes boom-boom.

This is a follow-up to the successful PopWork USA/Rebuild the Dream collabo project featuring songs of struggle and beats that let you can get your march or rally on properly. This volume includes suggestions by online listeners and participants on the Rebuild the Dream website. From Steve Earle to the Temptations, Black Flag to Phil Ochs, M.IA. to N.E.R.D (see full playlist at www.popwork.org). For those of you with original songs or recent songs inspired by OWS, send in those MP3s! Send to popworkusa@gmail.com. One special podcast soon will featur Continue reading

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2011 Workers Voice Awards Announced!

PopWork USA is proud to bestow its 2011 Workers Voice Awards to an impressive array of artists and entertainers and their products whose efforts show work vividly. Based on a survey of people in the arts, entertainment, union, and working … Continue reading

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“Sing Your Song” A Man. A Voice. A Movement.

Harry Belafonte gave his voice to the civil rights movement and out of that collaboration, the true artistry of Mr. Belafonte grew. To this day, he continues to seek out injustices and speak truth to power. HBO premiered a documentary … Continue reading

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Occupy Sound! Music for the Movement

Occupy Sound is presented by PopWork USA and Rebuild the Dream as an offering to the 99% who need a beat when they march or lyric to speak to their struggle or hopes. ¬†Compiled by PopWork USA Blog Editor Wyatt … Continue reading

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Soundstrike Podcasts: A Platform for Musicians to Take a Stand

There’s much to be said about the connection of immigration reform to uplifting the lives of all workers. Sound Strike is a coalition of Artists that have committed to supporting the International Boycott of Arizona in the wake of the … Continue reading

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“Music While You Work” Gets Turned on its Head

Time was when, in order to keep factory workers in the UK humming along (and perhaps take their minds off doing those terrible things like watching the clock, taking note of health and safety issues, or, gasp, signing a petition … Continue reading

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Humongous LA Concert Boosts Good Jobs Campaign

A big summer Saturday outdoor concert in LA’s Memorial Coliseum became the platform for talking about Good Jobs. How? The organizers of the event called LA Rising created space for groups it cared about including the folks at Good Jobs … Continue reading

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Aloe Blacc: “I Need a Dollar”

From one of LA’s underground soulmen comes a track that is right for the times. Featured as intro to HBO’s How to Make it in America series.

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