Musicians have aligned themselves with the Occupy crowd since its early days, and now they're making it official. In the same vein as Occupy Writers and Occupy Filmmakers, they've created their own homebase in Occupy Musicians. The undersigned includes some we've already seen actively supporting the movement: Lou Reed, John Zorn, Talib Kweli, Ian MacKaye and Guy Picciotto (Fugazi), Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs), Tom Morello, and Saul Williams are among a long, and growing, list.
Their mission, the same as that for filmmakers and writers, reads:
We, the undersigned musicians and all who will join us,
support Occupy Wall Street
and the Occupy Movement around the world.
Beyond this symbolic show of support, the site will serve as a space to organize performances at Occupy events, host media of on-message songs and music videos, and connect musicians to Occupy locations and fundraisers.
Check out some of the Occupy Wall Street performances to date: