The People’s Music Network is a diverse community of singers, artists, activists and allies that cultivates music and cultural work as catalysts for a just and peaceful world.
We use music and culture to promote progressive ideas and values. We’re committed to working with and supporting grassroots and community organizations, to explore and present the diversity of people’s culture. We learn from our communities and each other and we have fun doing it!
We represent many social, racial, cultural, and ethnic communities as well as a great variety of musical and political interests. We are anti-racist activists, peace activists, children’s activists, feminists, labor organizers, lesbians and gays, and more. Our network stretches across the U. S. and Canada and includes other international members.
PMN is based on the celebration and respect of diversity, including gender, age, race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, economic status, gender expression, and personality.
Members help develop, promote, and preserve people’s music. We enjoy sharing our songs, stories, dances, and friendship with others who share the vision of a better world.
PMN sustains a supportive artistic community dedicated to the ongoing development of the craft of using music as a tool for social change. As a network, we offer contacts for artistic collaboration, performance opportunities, friendship, and singing together.
Two yearly gatherings where people can swap songs, share experiences, attend musical/organizing workshops and perform before a knowledgeable and sympathetic audience. The summer gathering is held in a rural area and the winter gathering in a city. We seek to expand our racial and cultural diversity as well as our contacts throughout the country by holding the winter gathering in a different city each year.