Upcoming Online Events

    • 04/23/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • https://www.facebook.com/Peoples.Music.Network/live/
    Register


    Connecting through Zoom

    Members of the People's Music Network, especially new members, and invited artists may use the registration form on this page to sign up to share a song or a poem during this online event OR to be part of the audience.  Registered performers and audience members receive an e-mail message containing the Zoom Meeting link.  Registering as a performer does not automatically mean you'll be included in the final performance line up, but it is the first step (See below, "How we Select the Performers").  Although we do encourage live performance, a pre-recorded video with a live introduction is acceptable. 

    The content of the online swap will also be livestreamed free of charge via the PMN Facebook Page AND the PMN Youtube Channel.

    Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 21 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

    The order of performance will be released the morning after the registration deadline.  You may register for this event after the deadline and you'll be added to the wait list.

    The Topic

    In this livestreamed video conference event, members of the People's Music Network are invited to share poetry and songs of Freedom and Struggle that speak to the struggles of people fighting for a better world, free from war, poverty, racism, and all forms of oppression.  In these  dangerous times, we gather strength and courage from songs that nourish our spirits, and that help us make sense of the events unfolding before us, and sustain the dream of a better future where people can live in dignity.

    LYRICS:  (posted the day before the event)

    PERFORMER LIST:  (posted the day before the event)

    Eligibility to Perform:

    Performers in this swap must:

    1)   Be invited artists and/or PMN members in good standing.* 

    2)   Register using the online form.

    3)   Have a computer with functioning video camera and microphone.

    * If you are not a PMN member, you may join here: https://www.peoplesmusic.org/join-PMN

    How we Select the Performers

    We give priority to new PMN members as well as PMN members who have not yet performed in one of our previous online swap events.  Every PMN member wishing to perform at this event is invited to register and to do so sooner than later.  Selection for the final performer list, however, is not first-come first-served.  PMN hosts song sharing events regularly.  If we can't fit you in this time, anticipate more opportunities soon!

    Technical Orientation Session: Thursday, April 224:00-5:00 PM

    Selected performers will receive an e-mail invitation to a technical orientation session at the time listed above by the morning of the same day.  We will discuss and practice how to get the best sound when sharing music on Zoom.  Each performer will have a chance to sing a verse of a song and then receive feedback on ways to improve the audio quality.  While perfection is not expected, artists new to Zoom are strongly encouraged to attend the tech run through, because doing so will build your confidence in using these tools.  The audio quality that listeners hear of your live performance depends on the equipment you have and how you use it.  Find tips to improve audio quality here.

    Free Livestream

    TUNE INTO THE LIVE BROADCAST via YOUTUBE

    [insert link]

    Tuesday, April 13, 7:00 - 9:00 PM (ET)

    **Past and future Livestreams are available through the PMN Facebook Live Page: https://www.facebook.com/Peoples.Music.Network/live

    Help Publicize!

    Encourage your friends to tune into this online musical event for progressive culture:  Share the event on Facebook!!   [insert link]

    • 04/26/2021
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting Link Provided upon confirmation
    Register

    Registration Deadline

    The deadline to register is Friday, April 23 at 8:00 PM.

    Workshop Description

    Writing songs that deliver a compelling message of social justice in ways that move people's hearts is both a political and artistic process.  Are you somewhere in the middle of this process?  Are you interested in receiving peer feedback on your own work in progress?

    This popular PMN interactive workshop is an opportunity to hone your listening and feedback skills as we collectively ponder the many elements – lyrics, melody, rhythm, chord progression, key, arrangement, and more – that make a song click.   Using online tools, we’ll hear each song-in-progress and then become a collective think-tank about what’s working so far and what might be improved.

    Positive and/or constructive feedback will be offered, and only on those elements that you request help with.

    How to participate:

    1. Registration is limited to 7 participants, and we will take a waiting list.  Preference is given to first-time participants in the "If I had a Song" workshop series.
    2. Submitting a lyric sheet of the song in progress is required at the time of registration.  If the lyrics change, then, no later than noon (ET) on the day of the workshop, please send one copy of the latest version as an attachment to BOTH ben.grosscup@peoplesmusic.org and patla42@gmail.com using subject line "Updated Lyrics for: If I had a Song".
    3. Check for the email confirmation with details on how to connect to the Zoom video conference platform, which will be provided at least one day in advance of the session.

    Workshop Facilitators:

    • Pat Lamanna: Long-time member of PMN; award-winning singer-songwriter. Learned about this type of workshop at Summersongs, a songwriter’s retreat.   www.patlamanna.com
    • Steve Deasy:  Award-winning American-Canadian performing songwriter, producer and arranger; socially conscious in the tradition of Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger with contemporary musicality.  PMN Steering Committee member. www.stevedeasy.com

    Eligibility to Participate

    Participants in this workshop must:

    1. be PMN members in good standing* 
    2. register using this form
    3. have a computer with functioning video camera and microphone.

    * If you are not a PMN member, you may join here: https://www.peoplesmusic.org/join-PMN

    • 04/29/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • https://www.facebook.com/Peoples.Music.Network/live/
    Register


    Connecting through Zoom

    Members of the People's Music Network, especially new members, and invited artists may use the registration form on this page to sign up to share a song or a poem during this online event OR to be part of the audience.  Registered performers and audience members receive an e-mail message containing the Zoom Meeting link.  Registering as a performer does not automatically mean you'll be included in the final performance line up, but it is the first step (See below, "How we Select the Performers").  Although we do encourage live performance, a pre-recorded video with a live introduction is acceptable. 

    The content of the online swap will also be livestreamed free of charge via the PMN Facebook Page AND the PMN Youtube Channel.

    Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 27 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

    The order of performance will be released the morning after the registration deadline.  You may register for this event after the deadline and you'll be added to the wait list.

    The Topic

    In this livestreamed video conference event, members of the People's Music Network are invited to share poetry and songs of Freedom and Struggle that speak to the struggles of people fighting for a better world, free from war, poverty, racism, and all forms of oppression.  In these  dangerous times, we gather strength and courage from songs that nourish our spirits, and that help us make sense of the events unfolding before us, and sustain the dream of a better future where people can live in dignity.

    LYRICS:  (posted the day before the event)

    PERFORMER LIST:  (posted the day before the event)

    Eligibility to Perform:

    Performers in this swap must:

    1)   Be invited artists and/or PMN members in good standing.* 

    2)   Register using the online form.

    3)   Have a computer with functioning video camera and microphone.

    * If you are not a PMN member, you may join here: https://www.peoplesmusic.org/join-PMN

    How we Select the Performers

    We give priority to new PMN members as well as PMN members who have not yet performed in one of our previous online swap events.  Every PMN member wishing to perform at this event is invited to register and to do so sooner than later.  Selection for the final performer list, however, is not first-come first-served.  PMN hosts song sharing events regularly.  If we can't fit you in this time, anticipate more opportunities soon!

    Technical Orientation Session: Wednesday, April 284:00-5:00 PM

    Selected performers will receive an e-mail invitation to a technical orientation session at the time listed above by the morning of the same day.  We will discuss and practice how to get the best sound when sharing music on Zoom.  Each performer will have a chance to sing a verse of a song and then receive feedback on ways to improve the audio quality.  While perfection is not expected, artists new to Zoom are strongly encouraged to attend the tech run through, because doing so will build your confidence in using these tools.  The audio quality that listeners hear of your live performance depends on the equipment you have and how you use it.  Find tips to improve audio quality here.

    Free Livestream

    TUNE INTO THE LIVE BROADCAST via YOUTUBE

    [insert link]

    Thursday, April 29, 7:00 - 9:00 PM (ET)

    **Past and future Livestreams are available through the PMN Facebook Live Page: https://www.facebook.com/Peoples.Music.Network/live

    Help Publicize!

    Encourage your friends to tune into this online musical event for progressive culture:  Share the event on Facebook!!   [insert link]

    • 05/24/2021
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting Link Provided upon confirmation
    Registration is closed

    Registration Deadline

    The deadline to register is Friday, May 21 at 8:00 PM.  (Registration opens on April 25)

    Workshop Description

    Writing songs that deliver a compelling message of social justice in ways that move people's hearts is both a political and artistic process.  Are you somewhere in the middle of this process?  Are you interested in receiving peer feedback on your own work in progress?

    This popular PMN interactive workshop is an opportunity to hone your listening and feedback skills as we collectively ponder the many elements – lyrics, melody, rhythm, chord progression, key, arrangement, and more – that make a song click.   Using online tools, we’ll hear each song-in-progress and then become a collective think-tank about what’s working so far and what might be improved.

    Positive and/or constructive feedback will be offered, and only on those elements that you request help with.

    How to participate:

    1. Registration is limited to 7 participants, and we will take a waiting list.  Preference is given to first-time participants in the "If I had a Song" workshop series.
    2. Submitting a lyric sheet of the song in progress is required at the time of registration.  If the lyrics change, then, no later than noon (ET) on the day of the workshop, please send one copy of the latest version as an attachment to BOTH ben.grosscup@peoplesmusic.org and patla42@gmail.com using subject line "Updated Lyrics for: If I had a Song".
    3. Check for the email confirmation with details on how to connect to the Zoom video conference platform, which will be provided at least one day in advance of the session.

    Workshop Facilitators:

    • Pat Lamanna: Long-time member of PMN; award-winning singer-songwriter. Learned about this type of workshop at Summersongs, a songwriter’s retreat.   www.patlamanna.com
    • Steve Deasy:  Award-winning American-Canadian performing songwriter, producer and arranger; socially conscious in the tradition of Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger with contemporary musicality.  PMN Steering Committee member. www.stevedeasy.com

    Eligibility to Participate

    Participants in this workshop must:

    1. be PMN members in good standing* 
    2. register using this form
    3. have a computer with functioning video camera and microphone.

    * If you are not a PMN member, you may join here: https://www.peoplesmusic.org/join-PMN

    • 06/28/2021
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting Link Provided upon confirmation
    Registration is closed

    Registration Deadline

    The deadline to register is Friday, June 25 at 8:00 PM.  (Registration opens on May 23)

    Workshop Description

    Writing songs that deliver a compelling message of social justice in ways that move people's hearts is both a political and artistic process.  Are you somewhere in the middle of this process?  Are you interested in receiving peer feedback on your own work in progress?

    This popular PMN interactive workshop is an opportunity to hone your listening and feedback skills as we collectively ponder the many elements – lyrics, melody, rhythm, chord progression, key, arrangement, and more – that make a song click.   Using online tools, we’ll hear each song-in-progress and then become a collective think-tank about what’s working so far and what might be improved.

    Positive and/or constructive feedback will be offered, and only on those elements that you request help with.

    How to participate:

    1. Registration is limited to 7 participants, and we will take a waiting list.  Preference is given to first-time participants in the "If I had a Song" workshop series.
    2. Submitting a lyric sheet of the song in progress is required at the time of registration.  If the lyrics change, then, no later than noon (ET) on the day of the workshop, please send one copy of the latest version as an attachment to BOTH ben.grosscup@peoplesmusic.org and patla42@gmail.com using subject line "Updated Lyrics for: If I had a Song".
    3. Check for the email confirmation with details on how to connect to the Zoom video conference platform, which will be provided at least one day in advance of the session.

    Workshop Facilitators:

    • Pat Lamanna: Long-time member of PMN; award-winning singer-songwriter. Learned about this type of workshop at Summersongs, a songwriter’s retreat.   www.patlamanna.com
    • Steve Deasy:  Award-winning American-Canadian performing songwriter, producer and arranger; socially conscious in the tradition of Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger with contemporary musicality.  PMN Steering Committee member. www.stevedeasy.com

    Eligibility to Participate

    Participants in this workshop must:

    1. be PMN members in good standing* 
    2. register using this form
    3. have a computer with functioning video camera and microphone.

    * If you are not a PMN member, you may join here: https://www.peoplesmusic.org/join-PMN

    • 07/26/2021
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting Link Provided upon confirmation
    Registration is closed

    Registration Deadline

    The deadline to register is Friday, July 23 at 8:00 PM.  (Registration opens on June 27)

    Workshop Description

    Writing songs that deliver a compelling message of social justice in ways that move people's hearts is both a political and artistic process.  Are you somewhere in the middle of this process?  Are you interested in receiving peer feedback on your own work in progress?

    This popular PMN interactive workshop is an opportunity to hone your listening and feedback skills as we collectively ponder the many elements – lyrics, melody, rhythm, chord progression, key, arrangement, and more – that make a song click.   Using online tools, we’ll hear each song-in-progress and then become a collective think-tank about what’s working so far and what might be improved.

    Positive and/or constructive feedback will be offered, and only on those elements that you request help with.

    How to participate:

    1. Registration is limited to 7 participants, and we will take a waiting list.  Preference is given to first-time participants in the "If I had a Song" workshop series.
    2. Submitting a lyric sheet of the song in progress is required at the time of registration.  If the lyrics change, then, no later than noon (ET) on the day of the workshop, please send one copy of the latest version as an attachment to BOTH ben.grosscup@peoplesmusic.org and patla42@gmail.com using subject line "Updated Lyrics for: If I had a Song".
    3. Check for the email confirmation with details on how to connect to the Zoom video conference platform, which will be provided at least one day in advance of the session.

    Workshop Facilitators:

    • Pat Lamanna: Long-time member of PMN; award-winning singer-songwriter. Learned about this type of workshop at Summersongs, a songwriter’s retreat.   www.patlamanna.com
    • Steve Deasy:  Award-winning American-Canadian performing songwriter, producer and arranger; socially conscious in the tradition of Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger with contemporary musicality.  PMN Steering Committee member. www.stevedeasy.com

    Eligibility to Participate

    Participants in this workshop must:

    1. be PMN members in good standing* 
    2. register using this form
    3. have a computer with functioning video camera and microphone.

    * If you are not a PMN member, you may join here: https://www.peoplesmusic.org/join-PMN

Past events

04/13/2021 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
03/30/2021 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
03/24/2021 Jacktrip Practice Session: Singing Together Online with Low Latency
03/23/2021 Sonobus Practice Session: Singing Together Online with Low Latency
03/23/2021 Soundjack Practice Session: Singing Together Online with Low Latency
03/22/2021 "If I had a Song": Workshopping Songs in Progress that have a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
03/21/2021 Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
03/19/2021 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
02/28/2021 Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
01/31/2021 Sunday: The Art and Craft of Songwriting (PMN Convergence Workshop)
01/30/2021 PMN Winter Round Robin (Online Swap)
01/30/2021 Planetary Survival & Communal Singing (PMN Convergence Workshop)
01/30/2021 Saturday: The Art and Craft of Songwriting (PMN Convergence Workshop)
01/29/2021 PMN Winter Concert: Frankie Lopez, Kim Harris, Hot Glue & the Gun, Gary Allard, Melissa Braven, Lea Gilmore
01/29/2021 People's Music Network Virtual Winter Convergence
01/17/2021 Trans-Atlantic Song Session: Songs of Freedom and Struggle
12/29/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
12/17/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
12/11/2020 Feeding Body & Soul W/The Power Of Community (Online Concert)
12/01/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
11/19/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
11/13/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
10/29/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
10/26/2020 "If I had a Song": Workshopping Songs in Progress that have a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
10/18/2020 Trans-Atlantic Song Swap: Songs of Freedom and Struggle (Online Swap)
10/16/2020 Good Trouble . . . Vote! (Online Concert)
10/12/2020 Indigenous Peoples’ Day (Online Concert)
10/02/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
09/24/2020 All Power to the People! (Online Concert)
09/18/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
09/17/2020 Hard Hitting Words for Hard Hit People (Online Concert)
09/07/2020 Labor Day Concert for All (Online Concert)
08/28/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
08/23/2020 Trans-Atlantic Song Swap, Part 2 of 2: Songs of Liberation, Justice, and People's Empowerment (Online Swap)
08/17/2020 "Grain of Salt": Workshopping Songs in Progress with a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
08/13/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
08/06/2020 Hiroshima Never Again (International Concert)
07/30/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
07/26/2020 Sisters Sing In Solidarity (Online Concert)
07/24/2020 Trans-Atlantic Song Swap, Part 1 of 2: Songs of Liberation, Justice, and People's Empowerment (Online Swap)
07/19/2020 The Centennial Of Women’s Suffrage & Empowerment (Online Concert)
07/17/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
07/12/2020 Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
07/02/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
06/26/2020 Artists Against Racial Oppression: A Hip Hop and Spoken Word Collaboration
06/22/2020 "Grain of Salt": Workshopping Songs in Progress with a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
06/18/2020 "Songs to hear during a pandemic" (Online Swap)
06/15/2020 Building Online Musical Community (Online Workshop)
06/14/2020 PMN Summer Membership Meeting
06/14/2020 PMN Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
06/13/2020 PMN Summer Round Robin (Online Swap)
06/12/2020 PMN Schmooze Rooms (Coffee Hour Hangouts)
06/11/2020 PMN Summer Concert: Natu Camara, Evan Greer, Lara Herscovitch, Aileen Vance, Two of a Kind, & Frank Antonio López
05/29/2020 "An Evening of Nueva Canción" (Online Swap)
05/21/2020 "Songs to hear during a pandemic" (Online Swap)
05/18/2020 "Grain of Salt": Workshopping Songs in Progress with a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
05/15/2020 PMN Honors The Life and Music of John Prine (Online Concert)
05/07/2020 "Songs to hear during a pandemic" (Online Swap)
05/01/2020 "International Workers' Day: Labor Produces all the Wealth" (Online Swap)
04/23/2020 "The Ecological Crisis is Here" (Online Swap)
04/17/2020 “Songs we need to hear during a Pandemic" (Online Swap)
04/09/2020 “Songs we need to hear during a Pandemic" (Online Swap)
04/03/2020 Online Song and Poetry Swap via Live Video Conference: “Songs we need to hear during a Pandemic"
03/27/2020 Online Song and Poetry Swap via Live Video Conference: “Songs we need to hear during a Pandemic"
03/20/2020 Online Song and Poetry Swap via Live Video Conference: “Songs we need to hear during a Pandemic"
01/24/2020 PMN Winter Concert 2020
01/24/2020 PMN Winter Convergence, NYC 2020
10/20/2019 PMN Fall Convergence NYC, Oct. 20, 2019
06/20/2019 PMN Members at 2019 Great Labor Arts Exchange, Silver Spring, MD

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