Occupy Wall Street Gets a Website For Musicians

Posted November 21

Occupy Wall Street has become a worldwide movement that’s also akin to a kind of music festival — impelling many a musician to visit the protests and perform. Now, those musicians have their own website from which to organize: OccupyMusicians.com.

OccupyMusicians.com is kind of an offshoot of a page on Okayplayer.com, a site co-founded by The Roots’ drummer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson. Questlove is a huge supporter of Occupy Wall Street.

The newly minted page features the above quotation, as well as a list of artists who support it. The list includes the likes of Lou Reed, Amanda Palmer and tUnE-yArDs’ Merill Garbus.

According to a release, the site won’t just function as an online show of support, but also as a resource, helping users plan OWS events and hook up with interested media. The site will also host videos and testimonials from artists who support the anti-capitalistic movement.

The site — which joins occupywriters.com and occupyfilmmakers.com — launches today following the (unrelated, although similarly themed) news that Titus Andronicus, Teo Led and the So So Glos will be holding a concert fundraiser in support of OWS at Brooklyn’s Shea Stadium on Monday night.

By Brenna Ehrlich