Short answer is, ‘Yes.’
But… I went a bit longer.
A key component of Resonate’s mission every day is cooperative movement building, specifically at the intersection of Music / Technology / Governance. Another component is expanding and securing the resiliency of ‘music habitat’ which means using digital and online tools to connect human beings to the resources they need to produce, discover and actively engage music in their lives offline.
In this period of global systemic transition, at minimum the next ten years, where the offline world is being swept by biohazards and political upheaval, online ‘tools for living’ and the social conditions determining how these tools are accessed and used will become ever more crucial. Leaving these choices open to private exploitation by data monopolists and surveillance capitalists is not a governance option that bodes well for the life and dignity of the earth’s inhabitants.
I’m here for a Resonate that stands as a cooperative community committed to the significance of musical culture, fair governance, personal self-sovereignty, and a social future grounded in solidarity, reparation, decolonization, indigenous self-determination and biospheric restoration at global scale.
My frame of thinking about the discontinuities that appeared this week is that they have been brewing for decades (if not centuries) and they will not be relieved soon. The radical shift in social space, the sense of hazard in public gatherings, gives the coop’s position as an online service a new significance and capacity to benefit its members.
Now Resonate just has to do what it has been built to do.*
I balance the urgency with the observation that we are still recovering from the disruptions of 2018. I am very excited by the recent additions of @Nick_M and Z to the (presently unfunded) core team. Team members are starting to groove as a unit. Augustin’s testing and delivery of the new uploader, server migration and last week’s return of the ‘Buy Now’ feature have finally equipped us to drive revenue to artists.
It is time to get the message out, a coordinated message, actually a very broad range of communications that matches these times to the breadth of the coop’s social vision along with the practical details new users need to engage the platform and participate in the community. I have enormous confidence in @zetto.plus 's strategic vision and capacity and look forward to building in tune with his vibe and intuition regarding the coop’s organic priorities and voice.
With you in peace @Peter. Yes, the shit is real.**
- Thanks for this comment @auggod.
**Josie’s high school announced an unplanned two week closure last night. [Update: now extended through April 24]