#TNM has been pretty quiet since we founded the organization in 2012. The reasons we were founded are many. We have worked hard in the background to create an advocacy that can truly have the greatest impact possible for the community we serve. The following are excerpts from #TNM The New Music Movement Inc.'s comprehensive Case for Support.
"Prince Rogers Nelson changed his name to “a symbol” he was able to secure the personal right to create new content.."
The first thing we feel artists need is, a proper business foundation and representation PRIOR to entering into negotiations:
NOTE: The first negotiations are the most important for music artists as they set the precedence for the artist and their career for many years. Artists must negotiate as a business to protect their individual rights as a person, selling or splitting the rights to a “persona” and to other intellectual property.
Because the well-known artist Prince Rogers Nelson changed his name to “a symbol” he was able to secure the personal right to create new contentseparate from the persona he had previously created “Prince”. The persona Prince was owned by the “Label” and Mr. Nelson was not gaining proper and fair royalty splits for the persona or the connected intellectual property he created to give that persona substance. Creating a new persona gave him a new project to work on that would yield more profit for himself.
For this reason, #TNM is consistently networking, seeking volunteers, and partnering with Business Managers, Entertainment Lawyers, Accountants, and Financial Advisors. It is also the reason we offer music business classes, business consultation, representation during negotiation, classes on financial literacy, and proper tools for tax preparation and record keeping. No more walking in alone and without the knowledge of how the business is done.
“Easy E '' was obviously ill. Stress surmounted as he fought labels for his fair earnings.
2. Health Care May seem odd for an Arts & Culture group to be talking Health Care. Let me give you some background on why we need funding for this. NOTE: Many artists find themselves unable to afford health care. Hip-hop artist “Easy E '' was obviously ill. Stress surmounted as hefought labels for his fair earnings. Several witnesses say that he maintained an increasingly violent cough for months. Although the fact that he was sick was evident, it remained unchecked by the record label. The artist wrote, recorded, and performed for the companyworking consistently, up until the day he passed out, was brought to hospital, and died of the AIDS virus only a few days later.
For this reason, #TNM provides education, resources, and information concerning options on available, affordable healthcare and mental health services. They also need to be provided other basic services that support self-care for self-employed individuals and business owners. Artists are not employees but they should be solid business owners and have the knowledge of how to set their lives up in a way that is safe and healthy for them.
Sylvester Stewart, also very well known as Sly Stone, the frontman, songwriter, and producer of funk progenitors Sly and the Family Stone HOMELESS at 68 years old.
3. Retirement Plans. Sylvester Stewart, also very well known as Sly Stone, the frontman, songwriter, and producer of funk progenitors Sly and the Family Stone is a legend and a priceless asset to soul music history. He worked alongside names such as Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Miles Davis, and Etta James. At 68 due to the mixture of all these issues, he was found in a camper, parked on the side of a residential street in the city of Crenshaw. HOMELESS! Note: Many artists serving the community and their industry for more than 40 or more years die bankrupt. Many have nothing in their retirement age, however, labels are still taking in millions from the intellectual property and the public persona they have created. Because labels are set up as investment companies and artists are not employees. The label has NO RESPONSIBILITY for the artist no matter how long the artist has made a profit for the company. When an artist is old and can no longer create the same ROI, the label simply drops them most times with no warning.
This is why #TNM offers education and options on proper preparation for retirement as it pertains to self-employed individuals and business owners.
"This is the only thing that's saving me from blowing my head off right now." - Kurt Cobain
4. Mentors and counselors who care about the mental state of these performers: Note: Amy Winehouse, Jean Michel Basquiat, Kurt Cobain, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Albert Ayler, Bob Welch, Brad Delp, Butch Trucks, Chester Bennington, Chris Acland, Chris Cornell, Cliff Davies, Dalida, Ephraim Lewis, Evelyn Hoey, Ezra Winter, Ian Curtis, Terry Kath are just a few of the many artists which have committed suicide. “It's clear that some artistic professions are more at risk of suicide -- including writers, actors and painters. -By DNews "This is the only thing that's saving me from blowing my head off right now." - Kurt Cobain (speaking about his heroin use on a public forum and still nothing real was done about any of it. Most of the time the truth about the suicide of an artist is hidden in some mysterious made-up story, fed to the public like a fairy tale.)
This is why #TNM provides, Counselors, Mentors, and Social Workers. It is also why we are planning to build a solid facility. Artists showing signs of mental issues & drug abuse should have a safe private environment in which to be treated. #TNM believes more research needs to be done in order to understand the determining factors that are creating this high-risk issue within our industry.
well-known music artist “Lauryn Hill” was evicted, both fans and media stood on her lawn as her things were taken out of her home
5. Housing: Although it may seem like we just covered housing issues, a 68-year-old man with no retirement cushion is an entirely different issue. Recently well-known music artist “Lauryn Hill” was evicted, both fans and media stood on her lawn as her things were taken out of her home by law enforcement. Her homelessness was made into a public embarrassment on a grand scale. The mental weight of this was a major contributor to the proceeding mental crisis which was also a massive and devastating public event.
This is why #TNM raises funds, in an effort to create a new, housing and emergency financial assistance program for housing that is in danger of being lost due to financial hardship. She should have had a dedicated line she could call in private when she first started experiencing hardship. A place that would have protected her public reputation and people that could come to her aid.
We intend to continue to provide you with information about the problems we founded #TNM in order to solve and the community we serve. Follow our LinkedIn Articles & our BlogSpot page for more information soon. The issues are many but together we can create a real and solid solution. If you would like to help us create change for these amazing people you may, volunteer, by emailing us at email@example.com or connect with us on Volunteer match, https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/org1240894.jsp