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Mandell states on the page that the campaign is not for his own profit. “All proceeds will go to charity,” the site says. “Or perhaps therapy for those who’ve been affected by the band.”
Originally posted on Time.com, the story has made national headlines. Whether people agree with Mandell, or just think it is a hilarious joke, the project is an extreme case of music elitism.
Whilst I was fact checking, I found the campaign hosted on Tilt, not Kickstarter. I was also amazed to find that 171 dollars had been donated from 34 backers. Seven of these people chose the ten dollar option of sending an explicit email to Nickelback.
Now, I don’t know if their music is to your taste, or if you’ve really listened to their album at all. Many people jump on the Nickelback hate bandwagon without a fair trial, but none of this matters. I don’t care if you think their music is worse than the scum of the ant you squashed on the side walk today.
This so called social campaign is BULLYING. People, it is national bullying month and one of our top news stories is about a man who is collecting money from people to harass a band. Mandell is publishing the fact that he is bullying the band. You can get arrested, fined and dragged to court over these issues and he is parading that fact around the internet.
Think about what you’re doing and sharing before you come to a conclusion. Whilst the emails probably won’t even get to the band members themselves, the news of what he was trying to do certainly will. We often ask what drives celebrities to depression, alcoholism and drug problems, at what could make them so stupid.
Have you stopped to think, even for a second,
that the reason could be us?
Be mindful of others and think before you act. Turn down the hate.
Many of us like to stay in the familiar bubble of music choices.
Perhaps we would like more music if we took the time to listen to it. perhaps
we would figure out why we don’t like it, but understand why others would.
Just follow these five steps!
1. Ask a friend what the most obscure song they have in their musical collection and listen to it.
2. Get lost in Youtube. Have you ever found yourself watching a Youtube video hours after you said you would just watch one and ended up deep in the depths of Youtube you didn’t even know existed? Try and use this technique to find new music. You’d be amazed at range of talented musicians you can find making music you never knew existed.
3. Go to Band Night! Did you know that UNSW has bands and DJ’s play on Wednesday nights? Did you know that these bands are awesome? From Rock to Jazz there are all kinds of music to discover! Grab some friends and have a drink taking in the sweet sound of music.
4. Download the free songs from Itunes! Itunes often has a song from a new band in their collection that you can download for free. It might not be your normal taste, but it doesn’t hurt to try it out. Besides, everything is better when it’s free.
5. Don’t Criticize a song the first time you listen to it. How many times have you listened to the album of a favourite artist and told someone that a particular song you now love simply ‘ snuck up on you’? Let the music wash over you and don’t judge it until at least the third time you listen to it..