Upcoming Online Events

    • 06/03/2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • 06/05/2022
    • 3:30 PM
    • Zoom links sent to registrants 2 days before event.
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    The Summer Convergence of the People's Music Network for Songs of Freedom and Struggle -- June 3-5, 2022 -- connects and mobilizes performing artists and activists all over the world who use music, poetry, and other art forms as catalysts for justice and peace.  It includes an opening concert, multiple skills workshops, presentations, and participatory song circles.  It takes place in a series of Zoom Rooms, led by experienced facilitators.  Attendees may also sign up for a performance slot in the Round Robin, and reconnect with others during the built-in social times.  


    • REGISTRATION FEES: 
      • FOR MEMBERS: Registration is available to all members of the People's Music Network on a solidarity sliding scale, which goes from $0 to $70.  Simply log in to our website with your password and choose any of the "PMN Member" registration options.   
      • FOR EVERYONE ELSE:  If you aren't already a member of PMN, simply choose any of the "New Member" registration options.  Your registration fee includes a one-year membership in the People's Music Network, which PMN staff will activate manually within a day or two of you registering. This gives you full member access to our website, including all of our events throughout the year(See PMN member benefits).  If the low end of our annual member dues scale is prohibitive, read our membership dues cost reduction policy.  
    • SESSIONS ON ZOOM: All registrants will receive a confirmation with separate Zoom Links for each session 2 days before the convergence. 
    • PERFORM IN THE ROUND ROBIN: If you'd like to perform in the Saturday Night Round Robin, register using this form
    • FREE LIVESTREAMS: The Friday Night Concert and Saturday Night Round Robin, will each be livestreamed free of charge via the PMN Facebook Page AND the PMN Youtube Channel.
    • VIDEO RECORDINGS: Most of the educational workshops will be video recorded, and then within a week or so, added to the PMN members-only Educational Video archive page.  Each workshop where presenters confirmed plans to share the video recordings are marked in the workshop grid below with, "REC".
    • Help Publicize!  Encourage your friends to get involved with this online musical event for progressive culture:  Share the Summer Convergence on Facebook!!

    WEEKEND PROGRAM:

    View Workshop Previews (View entire playlist)

    More workshop preview videos coming soon!

     

    Read The Program:

    If program doesn't appear below, view it in google docs.  

    • 06/04/2022
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • On Zoom and Livestream, Links provided 1 day before the event
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    Free Livestream

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    Saturday, June 4, 7:00 - 11:00 PM (ET)

    What is the PMN Round Robin?

    This Round Robin sing around event takes place as part of the People's Music Network Virtual Summer Convergence, which takes place June 3-5, 2022.

    Members of the People's Music Network may use the registration form on this page to sign up to share a song or a poem in the Round Robin.  This event is an evening of sharing by PMN members where we especially encourage first time members to participate.  All members are invited to sign up to share one song, spoken word, storytelling, or dance piece.  There is a 5 minute time limit for each performer.  There is no set topic.  We simply ask that participating artists relate their performance to PMN's mission of using music, poetry, and other forms of cultural work as catalysts for a just and peaceful world.  

    The Round Robin is the quintessential activity of People's Music Network Gatherings.  You can read a brief history of the People's Music Network written by Charlie King and Luci Murphy, which describes the first Round Robin in 1977.   The format of the Round Robin is similar to PMN's online Song and Poetry swaps, which began in March 2020.  But there will be more hosts, more performers, more fanfare, and it will go later than usual. 

    Registering and Connecting

    Registered performers and audience members will receive an e-mail message containing the Zoom Meeting link.  Performers will receive a specific estimated time slot when they will perform.

    Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 5:00 PM (ET)

    LYRICS AVAILABLE:   [Posted by June 2]

    PERFORMER LIST:   [Posted by June 2]

    Eligibility to Perform:

    Performers in this Round Robin must:

    1)   Be PMN members in good standing.* 

    2)   Register using this online form.  (Press "Register" on the left hand menu)

    3)   Have a computer or other device 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

    Every PMN member wishing to perform at this event is invited to register and to do so sooner than later.  Selection in the line up, however, is not first-come first-served. We give priority to new PMN members as well as PMN members who have not performed recently in one of our previous online swap events.  PMN holds song swap events regularly.  If the performance time you receive doesn't end up working for you, anticipate more opportunities soon!  Since this is a special Round Robin singing event, we are welcoming in a larger number of performers than we usually do in the space of a single night.  EVERYONE keen to share is invited to please sign up!

    Technical Orientation Session: Thursday, June 2, 5:00-7:00 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.

    Help Publicize!

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


    • 06/16/2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OV_ERlOY7U
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    The People’s Music Network invites musicians and poets to participate in our online community art performance event on Thursday, June 16, 2022, in celebration of Juneteenth.  

    Juneteenth is a holiday of social inclusion.  The date of June 20, 2022 will be the first federally recognized observance of this historic event.  We especially want to prioritize the inclusion of artists who are physically unable to attend the many in person Juneteenth events taking place that same week.  

    We're asking artists to share poetry and songs of Liberation, Freedom and Disability Awareness in honor of Juneteenth that speak to the struggles of people fighting for a better world, free from war, poverty, racism, and all forms of oppression.  In these challenging 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.

    How to Participate

    Members of the People's Music Network, especially new members, and invited artists may use the online registration form to sign up to share a song or a poem during this event OR be part of the audience.  Just press the "Register" button on the left side of the web page.  Registered performers and audience members receive an e-mail message containing the Zoom Meeting link immediately after they register.  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").  We encourage live performance, but you may submit a pre-recorded video when you register to substitute for a live performance.  Artists sharing videos first give a live introduction.  

    Free Livestream

    TUNE INTO THE LIVE BROADCAST via YOUTUBE

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    Thursday, June 16, 2022, 7:00 – 8:30 PM (ET)

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


    Registration Deadline: Monday, June 13, at 8:00 PM (ET)

    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.

    LYRICS:  posted 1-2 days before swap.

    PERFORMER LIST:  posted 1-2 days before swap.

    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 are new or relatively new to our series of online song and poetry swaps.  We also give priority to artists intending to address the theme of Juneteenth, Liberation, Freedom and Disability Awareness.  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: One hour before showtime @ 6:00pm (ET)

    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.

    Help Publicize!

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

    [LinkComingSoon]

Past events

05/24/2022 Brainstorm about PMN, Disability Awareness and Equitable Accessibility
05/23/2022 PMN Songwriters Peer Feedback Session: "If I had a Song" (Online workshop)
05/22/2022 Turning Silence Into Song: The Music of Leon Rosselson (Online Concert)
05/22/2022 Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
05/01/2022 PMN Coffee Hour: Meet Fellow PMN Members (Member Discussion)
04/28/2022 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
04/25/2022 PMN Songwriters Peer Feedback Session: "If I had a Song" (Online workshop)
04/24/2022 Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
04/18/2022 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
04/08/2022 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
04/03/2022 PMN Coffee Hour: Meet Fellow PMN Members (Member Discussion)
03/31/2022 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
03/28/2022 PMN Songwriters Peer Feedback Session: "If I had a Song" (Online workshop)
03/27/2022 Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
03/20/2022 “Badass” Bev Grant’s 80th Birthday Bash!
03/07/2022 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
02/27/2022 Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
02/25/2022 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
01/29/2022 Round Robin @Virtual Winter Convergence
01/28/2022 People's Music Network Virtual Winter Convergence
01/16/2022 Trans-Atlantic Song Session: Songs of Freedom and Struggle
12/19/2021 Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
12/17/2021 Sing a Song For Justice! Benefit Concert for Matt Jones Technology Fund
12/12/2021 PMN Coffee Hour: What have you learned from the politically-conscious artists that have influenced you? (Member Discussion)
12/09/2021 What the World Needs Now ... Odd and Unpredictable Love Songs (Online Concert)
12/02/2021 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
11/21/2021 Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
11/18/2021 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
11/12/2021 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
11/05/2021 Safe Place - Remembering Martin Swinger and his Music
10/17/2021 Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
10/16/2021 Round Robin at Virtual Fall Mini-Convergence
10/16/2021 People's Music Network Virtual Fall Mini-Convergence
10/07/2021 How to be a Troubadour in the Age of Crowdsourcing
10/03/2021 PMN Coffee Hour: How has you musical life changed since the Pandemic? (Member Discussion)
09/30/2021 CANCELLED: "Ensembles of the People's Music Network" (Online Swap)
09/27/2021 "If I had a Song": Workshopping Songs in Progress that have a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
09/26/2021 Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
09/09/2021 "Songs and Poetry for a Planet in Crisis" (Online Swap)
08/25/2021 "Songs and Poetry for a Planet in Crisis" (Online Swap)
08/23/2021 "If I had a Song": Workshopping Songs in Progress that have a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
08/17/2021 "Ensembles of the People's Music Network" (Online Swap)
08/11/2021 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
07/26/2021 "If I had a Song": Workshopping Songs in Progress that have a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
07/25/2021 Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
07/22/2021 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
07/15/2021 "Ensembles of the People's Music Network" (Online Swap)
07/09/2021 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
06/28/2021 "If I had a Song": Workshopping Songs in Progress that have a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
06/05/2021 Round Robin at PMN Summer Convergence (Online Swap)
06/05/2021 2A. Singing For Fun For Everyone (PMN Convergence Workshop)
06/04/2021 PMN Summer Concert: Munit Mesfin, Elise Bryant, David Rovics, Jane Sapp, Elise Witt, and Black Workers Center Chorus
06/04/2021 People's Music Network Virtual Summer Convergence
05/24/2021 "If I had a Song": Workshopping Songs in Progress that have a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
05/23/2021 Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
05/16/2021 PMN Coffee Hour: What artists have had a profound impact on your political growth? (Member Discussion)
04/29/2021 Pre-Mayday (International Workers Day) Song & Poetry Swap
04/26/2021 "If I had a Song": Workshopping Songs in Progress that have a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
04/25/2021 Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
04/23/2021 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
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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