Social Media Team
SMC Social Media seeks to spread awareness of and attract support for the Sound Mind Collective's endeavors.
Current Projects: Organic expansion of Instagram followers; Narrowing language for concise and consistent messaging across platforms; Sharing events across IG/FB/Twitter; Sharing relevant news articles across FB/Twitter
Goals for future projects: Organic expansion of Instagram followers; Narrowing language for concise and consistent messaging across platforms; Sharing events across IG/FB/Twitter; Sharing relevant news articles across FB/Twitter
Office of Nightlife Working Group
Our aim is to ensure that the needs and values of SMC and the music community in general are represented in the newly created Office of Nightlife through advocacy, education and action. We identify problems and develop possible solutions, maintain open dialogue with the Nightlife Advisory Board, and update our Collective on developments within the office.
Current Projects: Music Community Survey on wages and perspectives to identify problems (ongoing). FairPlay Initiative.
Goals for future projects: To have our recommendations make the list presented to the Nightlife Mayor at the end of 2019. To have an open channel to the NYC government for the music community, and be the "go to" source for the Office of Nightlife to connect with and learn about the needs and perspectives of musicians. To have MOME fund or otherwise sponsor an SMC event or event series.
The SMC Newsletter team produces a quarterly newsletter intended to educate the public about current SMC projects and events. We strive to inform our mailing list of the issues faced by independent artists in NYC and beyond as well as spread the word about other organizations and individuals doing work to strengthen our community.
People needed: Writers, graphic designers, anyone with ideas!
The Sound Mind Collective Workshop team develops educational workshops to teach tangible skills to independent working musicians. Past workshops have included a booking workshop for independent artists, an annual tax workshop for freelance musicians, a DIY PR tutorial, and a bio and marketing materials workshopping session.
Goals for future projects: Legal workshops, accounting and business management workshops, marketing and PR, publishing, etc.
People needed: Anyone interested in partnering to present real world skills to help artists increase their stability in creation and business.