Wednesday, February 17, 2010

WTBU Interview w/ All Ages Movement Project (Help them win $50,000!)

Today on WTBU I interviewed All Ages Movement Project coordinator Kevin Erickson. It was awesome! AMP is a national nonprofit that connects all-ages venues and youth music organizations around the country, so that people who run all ages spaces/organizations can learn from one another, become stronger, and grow.

Here is a sweet video about the organization. (It's appropriately set to the song "Blue School" by Blue Scholars--AMP is based in Seattle.)

AMP: The What What from Shannon Stewart on Vimeo.

We talked a lot about the history and goals of AMP, their tactics for connecting organizations, and the importance of all ages venues/organizations.

Download an mp3 of the entire interview here.

We also discussed the "Refresh Everything" contest. AMP is in the running to win $50,000 from this contest! If AMP wins, they plan to put some of the money towards publishing a book on organizing all-ages venues, and funding a national book tour. Check out the contest here, vote for AMP, and help make all-ages music happen in every town!

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