OccupyRecords.org: A Social Network

 

It was a heady time in 2011 for anyone involved in the Occupy Movement. Occupy songs are all over the Internet. There were numerous Occupy websites being launched, including Occupy Writers, Occupy Filmmakers, Occupy Comics, Occupy Design, Occupy Music, a facebook page, OccupyRecords.org, a social network, and OccupyMusicians.com, a compilation of artists who support Occupy Wall Street and the Occupy Movement around the world. Some of these websites are still live, others are not.

I was both an observer and participant in the occupy movement during this time. I spent some time at in Zuccotti Park, located in New York City's Financial District, for several weeks with friends. I spent part of each day huddled with my wifi hot spot doing my work for the e commerce website I work for contacting clients about their wholesale paper towels and other janitorial supply orders, following up on any outstanding orders, and cold calling potential whole customers. Before working at this job I never realized how many different types of paper towels and dispensers there are available. I am particularly happy that this web enterprise, CleanItSupply offers a strong representation of eco friendly, "green" paper products within their wholesale paper towels' line. Take for instance C-Fold paper towels. These and multi-fold paper towels are the type you find in the dispensers common in public bathrooms. The Boardwalk Green Seal C-Fold towels are Green Seal certified, made from 100% recycled materials with 43% post-consumer waste content. Some of their toilet papers are processed chlorine free, containing 10% post-consumer and 100% total recovered material. They also carry a number of eco friendly janitorial cleaning products. I'm glad to see inroads into the green market at such a large online site and quite frankly would like to see more green products on their website. I brought a number of paper towels with me since I can purchase them rather inexpensively. I know Occupy folks appreciated having them. While I was at Zuccotti Park someone turned me on to OccupyRecords.com.

This was the OccupyRecords.org website. When site's domain registration expired, the original creators of the site chose not to renew it. The site disappeared from the web.

Recently I discovered that the domain was available, so I bought it with the goal of recreating as much of its original content as possible from archived pages. I did not want someone else to purchase the domain and re-purpose the site for something that had nothing in common with the original OccupyRecords.org website. Consider this site from a historical perspective.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PAGE CONTAINS SELECTIVE ARCHIVED CONTENT FROM THE ORIGINAL SITE.

Sorry, but I was unable to recover any original music that was posted
Since the site will not be exactly as you remember it, please be indulgent.

Now let's take a nostalgic stroll back to 2011

What we're doing at Occupy Records is creating a platform to facilitate the connection between artists and fans who are involved with or inspired by the global Occupy movement.

Up until this point, there has been a lot of great music that's been created, but no central place to share it or find it.  Thus, our initial goal is to encourage everyone - artists, music fans, activists, and anyone interested to join the community, share and connect with each other.

Going forward, we're going to be facilitating a series of releases of original music inspired by the Occupy movement that will benefit the cause, along with events, original video content, and other cool stuff. 

The ultimate goal is to have Occupy Records develop into its own self-sustaining media portal, allowing an organic global culture to flourish without interference from corporate interest.

Please enjoy the site, use it to share everything that inspires you, and spread the word.

This is the most important moment of our generation - let's create the culture to define it. Join, share, discuss, and support.

 

ALL CONCERT EVENTS 

 

OCTOBER 2 THURSDAY

OCCUSTOCK

October 27, 2011 at 4pm to October 29, 2011 at 11pm – India Point Park, RI

A 3-day music extravaganza dedicated to the worldwide occupy movement. Interested in getting involved? Contact: Jay and Matt and Sarah mdfarsyde@yahoo.com matt6289@gmail.com sarahm.grimm@gmail.com

Organized by Alphonzo Terrell | Type: masquerade, music, festival

 

October 31 MONDAY

OCCUPY HALLOWEEN

October 31, 2011 all day – The Streets of NYC


Occupy Wall St will Occupy Halloween

Organized by Occupy Wall St: Art & Culture Group | Type: occupation

 

November 3 THURSDAY

OCCUPY STRAVINSKY: “L’HISTOIRE DU SOLDAT” (“THE SOLDIER’S TALE”)

November 3, 2011 from 5pm to 6pm – Liberty Park


Stravinsky’s timeless and haunting “L’histoire du Soldat” (“The Soldier’s Tale”), a parable for three actors and seven musicians, will be performed for Occupy Wall Street at Zuccotti Park by Broadway…

Organized by NYCGA Arts & Culture

 

November 13 SUNDAY

OCCUPY WALL ST. BENEFIT CONCERT

November 13, 2011 at 7pm to November 14, 2011 at 1am – The Jalopy Theater

Occupy Wall St. Benefit Concert:

All proceeds go to the OWS movement. The benefit concert will be produced and hosted by Eli Smith - Smith presents the annual Brooklyn Folk Festival and Washington Sq…

Organized by Eli Smith | Type: benefit, concert

 

November 18 FRIDAY

SOUND IN MOTION IV: AVAILABLE

November 18, 2011 from 7:30pm to 9pm – Theatre Project

The Baltimore Composers Forum Presents Sound in Motion IV: Available Theatre Project in Baltimore, Maryland on November 18th, 2011 at 7:30 PM A presentation of original and collaborative works, Sound…

Organized by Baltimore Composers Forum | Type: dance, performance/concert

 

November 28 MONDAY

CYBER MONDAY-- CDS MAKE

CYBER MONDAY-- CDS MAKE GREAT GIFTS! -- NALADA BY LISA MILES

November 28, 2011 all day – itunes, amazon...

"Nalada" by Lisa Miles--Latest Review:http://www.new-classics.co.uk/html/modern_music_reviews.htmlListen/ Buy:http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/nalada/id467865262http://www.amazon.com/Nalada-Lisa-Mile…

Organized by Lisa A. Miles | Type: (fundraiser)

 

 

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