Organizations/Websites of interest to those pursuing activist music:
Acoustic Music Scene.com
AcousticMusicScene.com promotes quality acoustic music with useful news and insightful commentary - advance notice and
coverage of awards and contests, conferences of note and music festivals, plus pertinent U.S. national and Northeast
regional news, some Canadian news, and Acoustic Radio Waves, Bluegrass & Beyond and Celtic Corner sections.
American Music Center
Throughout the years, the American Music Center has been a consistent leader in pioneering
new programs and services to support and advance the field of new American music.
ASCAP, an organization owned and run by its members, is the leading U.S. Performing Rights Organization
representing over 427,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers.
Babies and Grands Music
Babies & Grands Music is a multi-generational, multi-cultural music and movement program for young children six months to six years old. Children learn the fundamentals of music through play, songs, instruments, and movement in the company of their caregivers and participating resident elders of the Andrus Residence in Hastings on Hudson, NY. The Program Director is Sally band-member Jenny Murphy.
The Blues Mothers
Based in Hasting-on-Hudson, NY, the Blues Mothers include Jenny Murphy of Hudson Valley Sally. They have a sound all their own, featuring
a strong lead trio of vocals, harmonica and flute. The "Mothers" enjoy performing at festivals, clubs, & coffee houses,
and even hosted their own monthly music venue at Dorry's Diner.
Formed in 1939 as a non-profit-making performing right organization, BMI was the first to offer representation
to songwriters of blues, country, jazz, r&b, gospel, folk, Latin and, ultimately, rock & roll.
Boston Area Coffeehouse Association
The Boston Area Coffeehouse Association (BACHA) is a membership organization open to all nonprofit folk
and acoustic music coffeehouses in and around Boston, Massachusetts’ I-495 circle. Listings and links
appear on its website, along with a combined coffeehouse calendar.
Fair Trade Music
Fair Trade Music is a grassroots campaign of Portland musicians, supported by the Musician's Union Local 99.
Through advocacy, education, and recognition, they are working to build a better music scene with a higher level
of musicianship and professionalism, to extend the same rights to musicians as those of other workers, and to
forge equal partnerships between clubs and musicians.
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
Environmental activist and educational organization founded by Pete Seeger in 1969.
People's Music Network
A network of musicians, performers, songwriters, sound & recording engineers, music lovers, record & concert producers,
promoters, archivists, and more using music and culture to promote progressive ideas and values. PMN is committed to working
with and supporting grassroots and community organizations, to explore and present the diversity of people's culture.
Tribes Hill is a nonprofit organization uniting musicians of the lower Hudson Valley region and their
patrons in support of a music community that aspires to common goals and beliefs. It is a conceptual
gathering place for people of all races, politics, and faiths coming together to explore and celebrate
the human experience through song.
Walkabout Clearwater Chorus
A musical arm of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater.
Westchester People's Action Coalition
WESPAC Foundation has been the leading force in Westchester County for peace and justice work for over
three decades. WESPAC Foundation provides outreach and community to individuals, groups and leaders in
civic and religious organizations in greater Westchester who find themselves without a voice or support
system for their progressive positions.