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Free Internet, Free Music: Alexis Ohanian & Lester Chambers

WeWork Labs

Thursday, January 3, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

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Record companies screwed over Lester Chambers of The Chambers Brothers for decades and as a result, today he's poor. Now the social enterprise breadpig, run by Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian, is working with Lester and his son Dylan to organize a Kickstarter backing a new album by (and entirely owned by) Lester Chambers himself so the man can finally get his due. The open internet can make right what the music industry has done so wrong. 
Thanks to the open internet (things we fought for against SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, etc.), sites like Kickstarter and other innovations that are being worked on by entrepreneurs right now, we have the opportunity to do right by artists and cut out those who'd mistreat them. We have the opportunity to create solutions that will support artists in the digital world.
"You can get on the Internet with all your creative processes and thought processes and it will take you to higher places than you could ever dream," Chambers said. "A whole lot of people are going to be able to come out of the dark and into the light and the mountains that were so high will be easy to climb."
Join Lester and Alexis for a q&a, followed by some music performed by the soul legend himself. 

Check out the Kickstarter project, Lester's Time Has Come Today, and the whole story in this CNN article

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Thursday, January 3, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

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