Have you watched The Social Dilemma on Netflix? Curious what to do next to help solve the (your) problem? The IndieWeb’s Homebrew Website Club will be discussing just that at 6:30 Pacific tonight after The Social Dilemma Round Table.

Join us here: https://events.indieweb.org/2020/09/homebrew-website-club-west-coast-zwt9zal3H3DP

Kanye West apparently tweeted screenshots of one of his contracts with Def Jam in 2012 this morning. While it may seem crazy and odd, this is the sort of data that doesn’t get leaked within the entertainment industry very often. I’m curious to see how the level of the details released shifts the balance of power to artists in the future since surely this contract would represent one of the higher levels of performer contract in the business at the moment.

A&R and business affairs executives are sure to hate this for the coming year(s). It would be nice if more artists shared these sorts of points in public to help out others without the level of legal representation that Kanye has.

I also wonder if/when these sorts of contracts will have non-disclosure clauses in them to help protect the labels? It may start today if artists aren’t careful.

The wind has shifted and the smoke in the atmosphere isn’t as suffocating as it has been until this morning. I still can’t see the Bobcat fire from the house by looking up at the mountain, but it’s apparently very close to Mt. Wilson and the closest part of the fireline is about 3 miles from the house. Things generally aren’t looking good. I suspect we may see flames before the evening is out.
About to start “Using WordPress to own your online data & social media presence” for the Santa Clarita Valley WordPress Meetup

https://events.indieweb.org/2020/08/santa-clarita-valley-wordpress-meetup-using-wordpress-to-own-your-online-data-social-media-presence-SRTciSsJrPKq or https://www.meetup.com/wordpressscv/events/271867555/

Finishing up my slides today for a presentation about IndieWeb to the WordPress Santa Clarita Valley Meetup on Saturday morning. Everyone is welcome!

It’s not a necessary prerequisite for my talk, but I’ll try to pick up where Tantek Çelik (@t) left off in his invited talk right before the State of the Word at WordCamp US 2019.

Here’s a reminder that the call for submissions to #HeyPresstoConf20 are still open until September 3rd. Join this WordPress and ClassicPress online conference which happens only on Twitter.