Music friends pool resources, launch label-like cooperative

Music friends pool resources, launch label-like cooperative

Ah, music life: write songs, record songs, play shows and do miscellaneous hustling to fund a repeat of the process. That doesn’t include countless hours spent booking shows, maintaining a website and social media presence and keeping instruments in working order, etc.

Part-timers are also working day jobs to pay for food and housing while juggling music-related tasks off the clock. And they’re likely competing with their friends to be heard.

It’s a labor of love and it’s exhausting creatively, mentally and physically.

But it may not have to be that way.

Members of Frank Muffin and June IND along with solo artist Justice Fuller are relaunching NOISEtrends as a platform for Greater Lafayette, Indiana musicians to collaborate, pool resources and coordinate schedules to lighten their collective loads (and costs).

Established in 2013 by Hans and Brittany Rees, NOISEtrends was used to help promote and support their band Frank Muffin and their extended music family by sharing social content and coordinating local concerts.

A call from musician friends Chris June (June IND) and Justice Fuller in February 2021 led to a change in scope and the existing NOISEtrends collateral was offered up as a home base for the project.

From there, the team began meeting virtually every week; developing processes, drafting and standardizing messaging where it existed, rebuilding the NOISEtrends website and adding an online merch store, creating a content calendar and more.

This is NOISEtrends eight months in: ready for you to know about it with processes ready to be tested, refined.

From here, the team will release and promote new music, identify and share new opportunities and work toward growing its base and team.

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About NOISEtrend

NOISEtrends is an artist-centric job-sharing, cost-sharing, cross-promoting cooperative of Greater Lafayette, Indiana-area musicians. Functioning as part support group, part music label, NOISEtrends seeks to provide a platform to compare notes, coordinate schedules and amplify the efforts of its members. The NOISEtrends artist roster includes Frank Muffin, June IND and Justice Fuller. For more information, visit www.NOISEtrends.com or email info@noisetrends.com.

June IND teams up with area musicians and Working Hoosiers Vote for streaming concert, voter registration drive

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June IND teams up with area musicians and Working Hoosiers Vote for streaming concert, voter registration drive

On Wednesday, September 30, Working Hoosiers Vote is handing off the mic to great local musicians for a night of free local music and celebration as they near the end of their #100DaysOfAction to register voters.

Beginning at 7:00 p.m., tune in to the Working Hoosiers Vote Streaming Concert to hear music from The Velocity District, Sheeza, Justice Fuller, Abercorn, June IND, Frank Muffin and Pawl Wheel and learn how to register to vote in the November 3, 2020 general election.

For event updates and to RSVP, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/630127144312899.

About Working Hoosiers Vote

Working Hoosiers Vote is a collaborative civic engagement and voter registration project organized by SURJ Greater Lafayette, Greater Lafayette Immigrant Allies, the Younger Women’s Task Force of Greater Lafayette, and Greater Lafayette Indivisible.

About June IND

Two shots of optimism are most welcome today, especially from Lafayette rock duo June IND. The band consisting of decades-long friends and collaborators Chris June and Emily Larimer recently released “First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vols. 1 and 2,” two EPs recorded at a time when you could do that without trepidation. Under the guidance of Dan Precision (Rise Against, 88 Fingers Louie, The Mound Builders) at The Bomb Shelter Recording Studio in Chicago, June IND’s newest batch of anthemic tunes explode with captivating hooks and tightly harmonized vocals. More at JuneIND.com.

Thanks for supporting social justice

Family, Fans, Friends and Neighbors,

Thank you for participating in our Juneteenth music fundraiser for social justice.

Together, we were able to raise more than $100.00 through digital music sales to support SURJ Greater Lafayette and their efforts to promote racial equality in our community. We look forward to making our deposits into The Collective’s REplenish Fund soon.

If you missed the chance to participate, you can still make contributions:

Black lives matter.

– Jeff Anderson, Frank Muffin and June IND

 

June IND asks to borrow, like, five bucks for social justice

Bandcamp, our online music vendor, is donating their share of artist sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund today, Friday, June 19 (Juneteenth). They’re also encouraging artists to look for ways to support racial equality in their community.

In response, we are donating our share of sales today to SURJ Greater Lafayette to support The Collective’s REplenish Fund.

We are also encouraging fellow Bandcamp artists to take up the cause.

Our friends Jeff Anderson and Frank Muffin are participating as well.

Here’s what to do:

This event lasts through Saturday, June 20, 3:00 a.m. EDT

Updates throughout the day will posted to our Facebook Event.

Black lives matter.

– Chris and Em

PS: For more information from Bandcamp on this effort, visit https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/bandcamp-naacp-ldf-fundraiser.

PPS: If you’re a Bandcamp artist interested in joining our local effort, message our Facebook page to be included.

Frank Muffin joins June IND, Jeff Anderson to donate music sales to SURJ Greater Lafayette for Juneteenth fundraiser

Bandcamp, our online music vendor, announced plans to donate their share of artist sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund on Friday, June 19 (Juneteenth). In their announcement, they also encouraged artists to look for ways to support racial equality in their community.

In response, we are donating our share of sales on Friday to SURJ Greater Lafayette to support The Collective’s REplenish Fund.

We are also encouraging fellow Bandcamp artists to take up the cause.

Jeff Anderson and Frank Muffin are participating as well.

Here’s what to do:

  • Mark your calendar for Friday, June 19, 3:00 a.m. through Saturday, June 20 3:00 a.m. EDT (or midnight to midnight PDT)
  • Buy music from June IND on our Bandcamp page.
  • Buy music from Jeff Anderson on his Bandcamp page.
  • Buy music from Frank Muffin on their Bandcamp page.
  • Already have our music? Gift your download to a friend.
  • Can’t wait until Friday?

Need a reminder? Click here to RSVP to our Facebook Event.

Black lives matter.

– Chris and Em

PS: For more information from Bandcamp on this effort, visit https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/bandcamp-naacp-ldf-fundraiser.

PPS: If you’re a Bandcamp artist interested in joining our local effort, message our Facebook page to be included.