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Occupy This Album Nominated for Independent Music Awards “Compilation of the Year”

MAR 31, 2013 – Occupy This Album, featuring many activist musicians coming together has a mission to "inspire and celebrate through music the Occupy Wall Street movement and the 99% who’ve been adversely affected by the economic corruption that has permeated our Democracy, created a near insurmountable disparity in wealth, and hindered life, liberty, justice and the pursuit of an honest living for all. Music For Occupy is in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, and all proceeds above board attained through the production and distribution of “Occupy This Album: a compilation of music by, for and inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement and the 99%” will go directly towards the needs of sustaining this growing movement.".

JTMP is excited to announced the album has been nominated by The Independent Music Awards for the "Compilation of the Year", and voting can be done by YOU! So head on over to the Occupy This Album web site, check out the songs, and then head on over to the Independent Music Awards web site and vote for this album!! Below is a JTMP video of one of the main activist-musicians that helped launch the project, Matt Pless.

Michael Moore sings “The Times They are a Changin'”

MAY 4, 2012 – Occupy This Album has come out, and Michael Moore sings the Bob Dylan classic, "The Times They are a Changin'", and many people are leaving comments complimenting his voice. Listen to the song below. There are many, many activist musicians taking part in Occupy This Album, including Ani DiFranco, and local DC area musician Matt Pless that JTMP was involved with through the Unity Music Group back in 2009. (photo credit David Shankbone/Wiki)

Jackson Browne on Countdown Discusses Occupy This Album

DEC 2, 2011 – JTMP posted earlier about "Occupy This Album", and one of the activist musicians that is taking part in it is Jackson Browne, and he was on Countdown with Keith Olbermann on December 1st and discussed the project with Keith. The video is below.

“Occupy This Album” – “Music For Occupy” to Release Benefit Album

NOV 30, 2011 – A group of activist musicians calling themselves "Music For Occupy" which includes Jackson Browne, Crosby and Nash, Third Eye Blind, Lucinda Williams, Devo and Zuccotti Park drummers and others are planning to release a benefit album called "Occupy This Album". Many other artists will contribute such as DJ Logic, Ladytron, Warren Haynes, Toots and the Maytals, Mike Limbaud, Aeroplane Pageant, Yo La Tengo and even Michael Moore.

Activist musician Jason Samel is putting it all together and hopes to raise $1 to $2 million dollars to help fuel the movement. Alliance for Global Justice will coordinate the proceeds, with about half going to Occupy Wall Street, and the other half to help out with specific causes and projects related to the Occupy movement. The album will be released digital only at first, but they haven't ruled out a physical CD release in the future. Graham Nash said in a statement, "The Occupy movement is really the voice of the people, it's an idea that's been a long time coming. I fully support their non-violent protests against a system that is carefully crafted in favor of the rich one percent".

On Jackson Browne's website it says their mission is to "inspire and celebrate through music the Occupy Wall Street movement and the 99% who've been adversely affected by the economic corruption that has permeated our Democracy, created a near insurmountable disparity in wealth, and hindered life, liberty and justice and the honest pursuit of an honest living for all. Music For Occupy is in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, and all proceeds above board attained through the production and distribution of "Occupy This Album: A compilation of music by, for and inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement and the 99%" will go directly towards the need of sustaining this growing movement". Check JTMP regularly and we will let you know the moment it comes out and how you can get a copy.

Check out Third Eye Blind's contribution to the album, "If There Ever Was a Time" below.

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