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Occupy London: Ani Defranco, Billy Bragg and More

JAN 26, 2012 – Occupy London, a group of musicians in support of Occupy, such as Ani DiFranco, Billy Bragg, Tom Morello, Tao Seeger, Sam Duckworth and more, are poised to release their first album "Folk The Banks", and on their own record label called "Occupation Records". Digital release will be in February, and proceeds will go to help the Occupy movement across the globe. Four further albums will be released, and Adam Jung, spokesperson for Occupy Records said, "“From Motown Records providing the soundtrack for the civil rights movement, to the music of Billy Bragg inspiring striking miners, artists and the industry have historically provided fuel for social change."

Watch a video below from Occupy London, and read more on MusicWeek.com here.

Ani DiFranco: “Pete Seeger Best Protest Song Writer Right Now”

JAN 23, 2012 – Musician activist Ani DiFranco just released a new album, "Which Side Are You On?", and when asked in a NY Times interview who she admires among the people playing protest songs these days she said, "Pete Seeger for one…I had received two things in the mail from him, not only ideas for “Which Side Are You On?” and how we could do it but other new protest songs that he’s been working on. Beautiful songs. Amazing new vibrant sentiments from this man who is endlessly engaged. ” And when asked if she is bothered there is not much protest music these days she responded, “Hopefully that tide will be turning. There certainly is a reinvigorated energy in our society. ”

Read more on NY Times here.
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