December 23rd, 2009
If you’re a music fan in DC, you probably know all about the 9:30 Club. With a great physical space, excellent sound and a staff of real pros (and music freaks), it’s the best place to see a band I’ve ever been in. But I was surprised yesterday to get an email from the club that started a little like this:
Concert Fans Beware!
There’s a train wreck about to happen and consumer groups say YOU will be the victim if the two most powerful corporate interests in the live concert business get their way. But you can help stop the merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation. The government needs to hear from music fans now. Tell the Department of Justice that you’re against these monopolies amassing illegal power over consumers, before it’s too late. firstname.lastname@example.org
The 9:30 Club, making online advocacy safe for rock and roll! Yet another example of how just about anybody can use the internet for politics, whether or not they have specialized advocacy software or expertise. Read the full email here, and get your messages off to the DOJ today. Only YOU can help save Rock and Roll from the bean-counters and greedheads.