• What is Posi Music?
• What is The PosiLounge all about?
• What is the difference between New thought music and Posi Music?
• Where do I find, and where do I buy, Posi Music?
• What do our donations go toward?
• Are you a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization?
• What is a "house concert"?
• How can I host a Posi Music concert?
• How can I get more involved?
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What is Posi Music? (answers taken from emPower.com)
- Submitted by Harold Payne on Fri, 05/15/2009 - 10:08am.
It means music that is uplifting, thoughtful, conscious. It can be something that is deeper or thoughtful or spiritual or universal. When people go out feeling better than when they came in, that's what Posi Music is to me.
- Submitted by David Roth on Mon, 04/26/2010 - 3:09pm.
Posi Music inspires, transforms, emPowers, unites, enlightens, heals and celebrates the human spirit and its many forms of spirituality. It embraces diversity, builds community, cares for the Earth, entertains possibility and raises consciousness for social justice, self-awareness, authenticity and integrity.
- Submitted by Sue Riley on Tue, 05/26/2009 - 5:21pm.
Positive Music is music that makes you feel good. It usually has a great message without preaching, it can be spiritual but usually not religious. I think it is music that unites people and lifts them up.
What is The PosiLounge all about?
The PosiLounge was a calling that came on the labyrinth at Unity Village, MO, in September of 2007. It was initially thought to be a brick-and-mortar place where folks could come and sit down with a beverage and an appetizer, and have their attitudes adjusted while listening to Posi Music. In April 2010, it became obvious that brick-and-mortar was passe, and virtual was rapidly becoming reality. Even since then, The PosiLounge has morphed.
The bottom line is that The Posilounge is all about getting Posi Music heard so that more people can experience the healing and life altering effect Posi Music can have on their lives.
- The website was originally envisioned as an informational site that could list concerts at The PosiLounge venues in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
- From there it plans were put into place for it to become a conduit for web based audio streaming and live streaming of house concerts. This will enable Posi Music artists that have limited ability to tour to expand their audiences and get their music heard.
- A network of like-minded individuals that want to promote Posi Music by hosting The PosiLounge in their cities is rapidly growing. The PosiLounge will be in every area before long.
- Artists will be able to check and see if The PosiLounge is in a city that they are visiting and book house concerts for while they are there.
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What is the difference between New Thought music and Posi Music?
New Thought music contains some kind of theology while Posi Music reinforces the positive nature of the human spirit. Both are message-driven.
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Where do I find, and where do I buy, Posi Music?
Ahhh, there is the rub. Posi Music is all over the place, but not in one place. You can’t go to your local music center and ask for the Posi section. You have to look through all the categories from Country to Rap and everything in between. And… more and more main stream artists are writing and recording Posi Music even if they don’t call it "Posi Music."
Check our LINKS page for resources on where to buy Posi Musi; and be sure to check out emPower Music and Arts at www.emPowerMA.com, and The Positive Music Association at www.positivemusicassociation.org.
There is a growing movement determined that Posi Music be recognized with its own category in the Grammy Awards by 2015.
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What do our donations go toward?
Your support is needed to:
- Maintain the website.
- Produce materials to ensure a recognizable brand.
- Facilitate audio and live streaming.
- Purchase and maintain equipment.
- Provide transportation for audio and live streaming outside the Dallas/Ft. Worth area
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Are you a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization?
No, though that is something we are currently looking into. Should that happen, of course, your donations might be tax-deductible as charitable contributions. (Always check with your tax person... that is not our area of expertise.)
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What is a "house concert"?
"A large living room is not needed for a house concert. All that you need is a space, large or small, to have some friends over for an intimate night of original music that will make you laugh, cry and remember the night for a long time. This is the fastest growing music venue in the world. Away from the hustle and bustle and any other commercial agendas going on, you can concentrate on the songs and hear the stories of how they were written, and get up close and personal with the artists themselves.
- Some very nice house concerts have occurred in small living rooms and backyards (weather permitting). Also if you have a garage or space in a basement, with a few chairs and maybe a rug or two you can have a nice place for a house concert.” (Adapted from an article by Karen McNatt)
- “There really isn’t a place anymore for people just to come in and sit and listen to music. A big trend in acoustic music now is the house concert in a more social setting in people’s homes. All the money goes to the artists” (Singer Denise Lee, Dallas, TX)
- Put simply, it’s a party held in a private home with the purpose of showcasing one or two artists' talent.
The following is excerpted (with permission) from Bates Place for Positive Growth. It is written by Bates Reed:
An Idea Steeped In History
The roots of House Concerts go back to the 18th and 19th centuries, when friends gathered in drawing rooms to listen to chamber music. Today, House Concerts are once again increasing in popularity, offering an opportunity to re-introduce music into the fabric of our communities.
An Intimate Connection with the Artist
House Concerts provide a unique opportunity for an intimate connection between the music maker and the music lover in your own living room. There is no need for special lighting or magnificent staging; in most cases, there isn’t even a need for a P.A. (public address system, with microphones, a mixer and speakers)!
Hosting a House Concert
House Concerts can take place in cozy or grand rooms and are easy to organize. If you are interested in hosting a House Concert, this is what you need to know:
- Your community is your guest list. Email is an easy way to generate interest and facilitate RSVPs.
- The ticket price for a House Concert (a 90-minute concert with a 20-minute intermission) is $10 or $15 (solo show) and $20 (for a “double bill” featuring two artists). These rates can change depending if you have a band performing at your place. Some people find it awkward to charge people to come to their home; it might help to let your friends know that 100% of the ticket sales go directly to the artist (or artists), and that House Concerts are a great way to support the performing arts in your community. I also suggest that on the invite, there be a line on the invite saying “no one turned away” so even a smaller or larger love offering can be offered.
- There is an easy solution to address seating: folding chairs are inexpensive and readily available at your local party rental store. Many people like to use their own furniture and offer pillows and floor mats, you know your audience best.
- Refreshments at a House Concert are optional; generally, refreshments are minimal, such as cookies and coffee. Many people prefer to have a pot luck dinner and everyone brings a dish to cut out on any food expense for the host.
- It’s a good idea to have a few friends to help with setting up the room (chairs and refreshments), greeting guests, and handling money (collecting admission fees and selling CDs and DVDs).
NOTHING beats having live music in your own living room!
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How can I host a Posi Music concert?
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How can I get more involved?
If house concerts are yours to do, contact The PosiLounge about becoming The PosiLounge for your area. If you are an artist (PosiLizard), please consider The PosiLounge when touring your music. If you like to listen (PosiPeep), come to the concerts and enjoy.
We are also looking for folks that can give counsel on audio and live streaming. Certified mental health counselors may also come in handy.
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