Turns our those rebellious rock ‘n’ rollers were scabbing the classical nerds?! Hello everyone! You’re in for a treat! David Turner (@pennyfractions) joins us to discuss the history of musician unions in the United States. David’s newsletter Penny Fractions covers the contemporary music industry and the troubled landscape of streaming platforms, algorithms, and promotion. Please go subscribe to it! We tie historical problems to our contemporary situation, and mention New Jails NYC, the UAW GM strike, and the Chicago teacher’s strike. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at firstname.lastname@example.org
No New Jails proposal: https://www.nonewjails.nyc/no-new-jails-close-rikers-now-we-keep-us-safe-guide
David’s reading list: The Gold in Tin Pan Alley by Hazel Meyer, Tell Tchaikovsky The News by Michael James Roberts, The Musicians and Petrillo by Robert D. Leiter
NYC went to Toronto then Toronto came to NYC!! We’re thrilled to be joined by Eric Kostiuk Williams (@kostiukwilliams) to discuss TCAF, Queers and Comics, pop star labor rights, gentrification, community, and Cher’s QANON tweet. Eric’s newest book “Our Wretched Town Hall” is available from Retrofit. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor or https://d.rip/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram.
BUY ERIC’S COMICS!!!
The Britney cyborg one: http://www.kostiukwilliams.com/babybel-wax-bodysuit
The new short stories one: http://www.kostiukwilliams.com/our-wretched-town-hall-2018
Comics for LGBTQ prisoners: http://www.abocomix.com/
Comics edited by OK to support abortion funds: http://comicsforchoice.com/
Escape the Gig Economy game: https://2019.award.amaze-berlin.de/games/2019/gigco-escape-gig-economy
What will it take to make you capitulate? We appreciate Liz Ryerson!! OK, Lucia, and Liz discuss fascism, stealing, and losing your sense of self within the capitalist cannibalistic music industry. It’s a music episode!! From Beyoncé and Josh Groban to Grimes and Mitski to Machine Girl and Siivagunner–we talk pop’s relationship to the underground, and culture’s relationship to power. It’s some Gramsci shit bitch!! Part 2 here: https://d.rip/artandlabor
Follow Liz: http://twitter.com/ellaguro
Buy her music: https://ellaguro.bandcamp.com/
Liz on the game “Thief” in Zeal: https://medium.com/mammon-machine-zeal/a-stairway-to-the-unconscious-thief-the-dark-project-20-years-later-6bd1f92783e9
Machine Girl: https://machinegirl.bandcamp.com/
Downtown Boys: https://downtownboys.bandcamp.com/