The Nature of Truth
The nature of truth is a deeply personal perspective Songwriters share through the songs we write and the music we play with our fellow musicians.
The Nature of Truth is the title of a proposed series of broadcast radio programs featuring donations of music downloads and statements of support by recording artists willing to take a stand on environmental justice, human rights and freedom of speech.
We are here to support noncommercial radio and public media organizations facing the hard times ahead because of the elimination of federal funding.
Music downloads assembled into Community Digital Albums form the basis of a new revenue stream for community radio stations and public media.
Our first episode features five recording artists who contributed music downloads to support Camp of the Sacred Stones. Sihasin, Malcolm Holcolmbe, Jess Klein, Jared Tyler and Barbara K are also contributing to The Nature of Truth.
Songwriters and Recording Artists indicate their willingness to participate in community digital album projects when they take the first step and enter A4MD's Artists Registry.
Community Digital Albums
Community Digital Albums are public service projects for songwriters and recording artists hosted by Artists for Media Diversity, produced by Sparrows Wheel and promoted via Somuma.
MUSIC DOWNLOAD DONATION AGREEMENTS
To enable proceeds from Community Engagement Digital Albums to benefit more than the one community organization to which the donation is given, Recording Artists participating in The Nature of Truth donate music downloads with the knowledge that 50% of the proceeds from sales of Community Digital Albums are earmarked for distribution to noncommercial radio stations broadcasting The Nature of Truth radio shows and noncommercial media organizations featuring The Nature of Truth digital albums on websites, blog posts and social media pages.
Broadcast Radio Programs
The Nature of Truth project is beginning production on a series of weekly 1/2 hour radio programs and daily 7 minute radio segments.
These programs expand and establish constituency awareness of the project’s goals in a consistent manner.
The Nature of Truth radio programs have a three-fold purpose:
- engaging recordings artists in providing music downloads, creating the basis of a new revenue stream for noncommercial radio and media organizations;
- engaging noncommercial radio stations and media organizations in a pilot project to develop a new revenue stream to support their stations and organizations;
- engaging public awareness of how ‘Community Digital Albums’ support noncommercial radio and media organizations.
Producers of The Nature of Truth
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: GERALD TORRES
Gerald Torres is a leading figure in critical race theory, environmental law and federal Indian Law. Currently Jane M.G. Foster Professor and Faculty Fellow at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future at Cornell University, he previously served as the Bryant Smith Chair in Law at the University of Texas School of Law and taught at The University of Minnesota Law School, where he served as Associate Dean. He is also a former president of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). Torres has served as deputy assistant attorney general for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and as counsel to then U.S. attorney general Janet Reno.
PRODUCERS: BARBARA K AND WOLFGANG PRACHT
With a 30 year history as a songwriter and recording artist, Barbara K, together with Wolfgang Pracht, a songwriter, musician and trusted advisor with multiple degrees in Anglistics (English Language and Literature), Germanistic (German Language and Literature), Pedagogics, Didactics, Sociology and Comparative Religion from Bonn University in Germany, have a 12 year history of developing community services that engage songwriters and recording artists in support of community organizations via Sparrows Wheel and Artists for Media Diversity.