DISCOUNTS/FREE ADMISSION TO SELECTED BRC EVENTS
All BRC members get a membership card, entitling them to free or discounted admission to select BRC-sponsored events, clinics and panels or items/services offered by other businesses and service providers.
“THIS WEEK IN BLACK ROCK” WEEKLY EMAILS
The BRC issues a weekly e-mail listing concerts, events and activities of interest. BRC members and bands are featured prominently in the listings.
NETWORKING PIPELINE FOR MUSICIANS AND INDUSTRY INSIDERS
BRC members have access to others with similar interests in furthering the creation and dissemination of progressive Black music. A multi-disciplined group, musicians can connect with producers, booking agents and graphic designers, whereas non-musicians can offer their services and share their resources in relevant fields.
- The BRC Showcase is our artist platform for independent talent. We produce these shows at venues around New York City on a regular basis.
- The Black Rock Coalition Orchestra is a collection of the top musicians in the country who participate in repertory and tribute shows. The BRC has organized both international and US tours for both the BRC Orchestra and select member bands.
From time to time, the BRC hosts educational clinics at which different musicians, producers and other creative people in the music industry present hands-on demonstrations of technique, tips and business advice in real world practical terms. Clinics are usually held in NYC.
As demand requires, the BRC organizes interactive discussions with music industry professionals to address a wide variety of subjects, dispensing crucial information and presenting incredible networking opportunities. Topics have ranged from copyrights and publishing, Internet distribution, marketing, radio and health benefits for working musicians. Knowledgeable participants have included Nile Rodgers, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Imhotep Gary Byrd, Hal Jackson and Nona Hendryx.
BLACK ROCK COALITION RECORDS
“Black Rock Coalition Records” is an independent label owned and operated by the BRC to showcase progressive Black artists. To date, the BRC has issued seven (7) compilations: Liberation Songs (collaboration with Laina Dawes’ book ‘What Are You Doing Here,’ 2013), Rock ‘N’ Roll Reparations, Vol. 2 (2010), Rock ‘N’ Roll Reparations, Vol. 1 (2005), The Bronze Buckaroo Rides Again (2000), Blacker Than That (1991), The History of Our Future (1989), and 9 Against Nepotism (1987). All artists featured are standing or honorary members of the BRC.
The BRC website is the electronic hub of the Black Rock Coalition, posting BRC activities, events, interviews with prominent artists and artist links. BRC members get their links and announcements posted for free.
The BRC has an Internet radio channel at artonair.org (http://clocktower.org/series/black-rock-coalition-radio) that features a mix of the best and brightest in progressive Black music. Although currently on hiatus for reasons beyond our control, members feature prominently and get premiere consideration for song inclusion.
FREE ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP WITH FRACTURED ATLAS
Fractured Atlas is an arts service organization that provides a wide range of resources and support to the arts community. You can learn about the full range of programs and services by visiting www.fracturedatlas.org. Fractured Atlas is not a union, nor a producer, agent, manager, etc., however, your Associate Membership will make you eligible to:
- Enroll in a health insurance plan
- Add event listings to the FA calendar of events
- Submit news releases for posting
- Access the Support Forum
- Access the JobBank
- Attend workshops and seminars