Come party with us at Roots Music Project: 4747 Pearl Suite V3A, Boulder, CO 8030, October 14th, 2023 with Los Mocochetes, good food from Marco’s Hot Dog & Tacos and Snarf’s Sandwiches, and performances from aerial flyers, fire spinners, poets and more.
What started as a yellow flyer has turned into something remarkable. From all the journalists, designers, and supporting individuals who believed in our possibilities at the beginning to those that believe in our mission today, we would not exist without them.
Print didn’t actually die. Things have changed. We now have so much damn social media it’s a full-time job to reach even 1/10th of the people we used to on the platforms when they were new. It often feels like screaming into the void.
Advertising is more competitive than ever, and small businesses are often afraid to invest money into advertising. There are too many choices; they have a toilet to clean, a sick employee to cover, and a broken freezer to fix. They end up going to Instagram. They feel like it’s reaching people because of all those “likes.” It does, in some ways, but it also suffers from banner blindness or screen glaze that affects all online marketing.
News happens everywhere, every day.
Yet 85% of our feed is controlled by 6 major corporations
Media conglomeration has affected us all, from the loss of good journalism to the lack of funding. Billionaires don’t fund journalism; they fund hacks like Tucker Carlson. News deserts — regions where no one covers local stories — are happening nationwide thanks to media conglomeration.
To be honest, it’s hard to be in journalism — harder than it’s ever been. Not because it died, though. As long as humans do corrupt things, journalism will never die.
We are looking forward to celebrating 24 years in 2024 — with you.
Roots Music Project
Roots Music Project is a non-profit local music incubator based in Boulder, Colorado. We believe in the power of music to make the world a better place. All music starts locally. We empower artists, fans, and venues to connect and create a thriving and inspiring local music scene. RootsMusicProject.org
4747 Pearl St, Ste V3A Boulder, CO 80301
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