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It feels for all the world, to me, like *we* are in a recession, pay no attention to the National Bureau of Economic Research who indicated the the trough of the downturn occurred in June of 2009. I’m not an economist- but, hell, they are only right half the time. Call it whatever you want, efolkMusic.org, our “flagship” nonprofit, is suffering, on our last leg, donations are way down. Who (in our folkie world), after giving what they can to social service non-profits, has much left (or desire) to save folk music? And really, who do we think we are, that we could make a difference? And what is our place in a world with Facebook and Reverbnation, iTunes, Pandora, and the amazing Grooveshark??? Remember when MySpace was hot? We are chasing a speeding bullet that is a click away from our website, in a buggy! Get real!!!
The status quo is not acceptable. We can’t limp along begging for change any longer.
SO what should we do? As a nonprofit, we are in a sense “owned” by the community, so I appeal, not for money this time, but for the collective wisdom of the folk community. You tell me, should I just pull the plug? Is there someone out there with a vision and energy who is interested in a friendly takeover? Are we still relevant? Are there any other alternatives?
Can I just say arrrrgh!!!? PLEASE comment.
Founder and Chief Musical Officer
Insight, advice, encouragement, with a light touch from efolkMusic CEO Chris Frank. Chris created efolkMusic in 1999, and has been "inside" during the upheaval in the music business as the new epoch began. He's been paying attention, and herein are his thoughts...
Brilliance from artist PR sheet:"strong songwriting should never come second to distortion and feedback." ha!
@urbie Hey, Kathy- why would you post a non-compliant PDF to inform people of your "best practices"?
My dog has fleas http://t.co/UbVYSSaL
Check out this recent transplant to Austin, Giulia Millanta: new album,"Dust and Desire" http://t.co/yXTrds1f
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