NJC vs the World

Would You Support an Artist This Way?

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It’s time to stop using traditional channels of music and media distribution When you are an independent artist but run your own record label, and you get challenged for copyright infringement from your distributors (not realizing who you are), who in turn only pay you on a consignment basis, and those distributors in turn have […]

What McDonalds, Bud Light, and Taylor Swift Tell us about Human Nature

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The strange balance of familiarity and contempt by Xerxes Praetorius Horde ***This blog article was inspired by a suggestion from our fan community – in fact, it practically wrote itself once I had the right angle to introduce it*** I week ago I got to spend 8 agonizing hours in the West Edmonton Mall (Alberta, […]

Should Celebrities Matter?

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Hero Worship vs Gratitude: The Knighthood of Tom Baker       by Xerxes Praetorius Horde   One thing that has always made me extremely uncomfortable, and for years I didn’t understand why, was the unconditional “deification” of celebrities. It made me feel very awkward when someone would start talking about another human being, usually […]

A Lifetime Warranty on Music?!

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by Lee Cumberland Canada’s New Jacobin Club, in case you haven’t heard of them, are a theatrical art-rock ensemble with a small but cultish following of fans from all corners of the globe. Their colourful stage show filled with costumes and sideshow stunts attracts members of every subculture imaginable – steampunks, metalheads, goths, burlesque enthusiasts, […]

The New Age of Artistic Sincerity

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by Xerxes Praetorius Horde It’s finally here. For decades now, big business with proven fool-proof recipes for the perfect tasting burger have dominated the economic landscape of the food industry. They have the money to set up shop anywhere, advertise to anyone and sell their product at an astronomical mark up. They control what people […]

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