May
17
to May 18

Uplift! Brooklyn: A Benefit Concert For NYC's Campaign For An Elected Civilian Review Board

 The second benefit concert in the Sound Mind Collective's Uplift! Brooklyn series. All proceeds will be donated to the NYC Campaign For An Elected Civilian Review Board (ECRB).   http://www.stoppoliceviolencenyc.org  This democratically run campaign consists of a wide swath of New Yorkers coming together to replace our city's ineffective police oversight structures with something more equitable and transparent. Currently, complaints against police officers are filtered through the CCRB (Civilian Complaint Review Board), which consists of individuals appointed to their positions by the mayor, the police commissioner and City Council members. Prosecutions against police officers are handled by the DA's office, which has a vested interest in maintaining a good relationship with NYPD.  The amount of conflicts of interest in the current system suggests that it is designed to create the mere appearance of accountability rather than actually seeking to promote a healthy relationship between police and citizens, and the outcomes we constantly see show us that it's a norm for cops to get away with abusive behavior. This year we continue to learn more about impropriety in the NYPD and CCRB, and it becomes increasingly clear that a change is needed.  ECRB Campaigners have drafted legislation that will replace the CCRB with a Review Board consisting of elected citizens, and will create a Special Prosecutor position to handle prosecutions against police, bypassing all the current conflicts of interest, and operating transparently. Last year, the campaign made a huge step forward by finding a City Council sponsor, Inez Barron, for its legislation, and this year the campaign seeks to spread the word and channel all the voices throughout the city critiquing the current status quo towards the realistic, tangible, systemic solutions this legislation proposes.   The Sound Mind Collective has put together a powerful lineup of artists-- Bajah & The Dry Eye Crew, the Resistance Revival Chorus, Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality, DJ Xpect, and more to be announced-- for a night of music and activation, where we can celebrate movement towards a safer, more just NYC.

The second benefit concert in the Sound Mind Collective's Uplift! Brooklyn series. All proceeds will be donated to the NYC Campaign For An Elected Civilian Review Board (ECRB). 

http://www.stoppoliceviolencenyc.org

This democratically run campaign consists of a wide swath of New Yorkers coming together to replace our city's ineffective police oversight structures with something more equitable and transparent. Currently, complaints against police officers are filtered through the CCRB (Civilian Complaint Review Board), which consists of individuals appointed to their positions by the mayor, the police commissioner and City Council members. Prosecutions against police officers are handled by the DA's office, which has a vested interest in maintaining a good relationship with NYPD.

The amount of conflicts of interest in the current system suggests that it is designed to create the mere appearance of accountability rather than actually seeking to promote a healthy relationship between police and citizens, and the outcomes we constantly see show us that it's a norm for cops to get away with abusive behavior. This year we continue to learn more about impropriety in the NYPD and CCRB, and it becomes increasingly clear that a change is needed.

ECRB Campaigners have drafted legislation that will replace the CCRB with a Review Board consisting of elected citizens, and will create a Special Prosecutor position to handle prosecutions against police, bypassing all the current conflicts of interest, and operating transparently. Last year, the campaign made a huge step forward by finding a City Council sponsor, Inez Barron, for its legislation, and this year the campaign seeks to spread the word and channel all the voices throughout the city critiquing the current status quo towards the realistic, tangible, systemic solutions this legislation proposes. 

The Sound Mind Collective has put together a powerful lineup of artists-- Bajah & The Dry Eye Crew, the Resistance Revival Chorus, Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality, DJ Xpect, and more to be announced-- for a night of music and activation, where we can celebrate movement towards a safer, more just NYC.

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Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

April Meet-up

The Sound Mind Collective is hosting a monthly conversation within the NYC music community to explore how we can collectively move towards a more sustainable, independent and community-oriented arts culture. 

Major points we will be discussing:

• Our upcoming Concert for the ECRB Campaign towards police accountability May 17
• Opening a channel for the music community to the newly appointed NYC Director of Nightlife
• Developing our next business workshop for independent musicians

We will also leave plenty of room for open discussion on the status of our NYC music culture, focusing on ways that we as artists can approach racial, gender, income and other inequities in our society, and ways that independent musicians can stay afloat and empowered.

All are welcome. Snacks are encouraged!
 

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Feb
25
6:30 PM18:30

Tax Workshop For Freelance Musicians

Join us on February 25th at 6:30pm at Mayday Space in Bushwick to discuss everyones FAVORITE topic: TAXES. 
 

For this workshop, Lee from Brass Taxes and Dima Kay band leader and manager of Karikatura, will be joining us to go over how to keep track of your expenses throughout the year, what is and is not important, and how to make sure that you are planning correctly for the taxes you will owe on April 15th. There will be a 75-minute presentation followed by time for questions.

Attendees will walk away with access to online expense tracking documents, a financial planning calendar, and a multitude of other resources to help you navigate! 


$10 suggested donation

All funds raised by The Sound Mind Collective will be allocated via democratic process towards projects that further the goals of the Collective as they pertain to the education, empowerment, and unification of artists and the arts in our local communities.

 

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Uplift! Brooklyn Benefit Concert
Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

Uplift! Brooklyn Benefit Concert

 

 

On Wednesday, December 20th, The Sound Mind Collective presents Uplift! Brooklyn, an evening of comedy and music raising money for the EXALT Youth Program. The show will be hosted by comedian Carolyn Castiglia (Comedy Central, HLN) and will feature musical performances by Qaasim & The Juggernaut War Party, Mr. Reed, and Wishes and Thieves.

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Booking Workshop
Dec
10
4:00 PM16:00

Booking Workshop

  • 334 Douglass Street Brooklyn, NY, 11217 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The booking process for independent musicians can often be confusing, demoralizing and overwhelming. The Sound Mind Collective is hosting a conversation and workshop on the booking process for independent artists. We will start with a conversation about general booking strategies and share our experiences with local booking and national touring, before moving into workshop mode: directly sharing booking contacts, reviewing bios, developing booking inquiries, EPKs, and more. 

Facilitators:

Viviana Benitez: 
Agent/ Manager of M.A.K.U Soundsystem / Associate Producer at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Meera Dugal: 
Programming Manager for the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center/ Manager of Innov Gnawa

Eric Sosa:
Programming/Artist Management/ Venue Owner at C'mon Everybody

Katherine Powell: 
Artist Management / Venue Owner / Promoter

Nikhil P. Yerawadekar: 
Low Mentality/ Antibalas / Akoya Afrobeat

Mr. Reed
Independent Artist

Morgan Greenstreet:
Karikatura / The Yam Session

$10 suggested donation

All funds raised by The Sound Mind Collective will be allocated via democratic process towards projects that further the goals of the Collective as they pertains to the education, empowerment, and unification of artists and the arts in our local communities. If you are interested in joining the collective please email thesoundmindcollective@gmail.com

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