BE MORE PLUR
A group of resolutions without the mention of PLUR wouldn’t be a very good group of resolutions. The pillars of the dance music community, Peace, Love, Unity, and Respect, can always use more attention and focus. There’s no such thing as too much PLUR, and I’m sure we all have at least a few moments in 2014 where we weren’t exactly the most PLUR version of ourselves. The benefits of having a positive attitude are well documented, and our attitudes are one of the few things in the universe that we’re completely in control of.
Being PLUR isn’t always the easiest thing to do, and it’s a resolution that shouldn’t be given up on when it’s broken for the first time. Or the tenth. Or the hundredth. There’s countless ways to apply being more PLUR to your daily life, and nobody is PLUR all the time. But trying to be, and focusing on that effort, will lead to a much more positive, and happy, outlook.
PAY FOR MUSIC
A great part of dance music is the ease with which it can be enjoyed. There’s tons of free tracks, mixes, remixes, and more available on a number of sites and platforms. There are, of course, also plenty of ways to purchase the music we enjoy so very much. Although it isn’t always the most fun thing to do, pay for some music next year. Whether it’s your favorite local artists or the albums and tunes you just can’t get enough of, support the artists producing the music we love.
Yes, ticket prices we pay at events to see these artists aren’t getting any cheaper. But, the decline of artist track and album sales, coupled with the minuscule profit margin from streaming, have made producing music that much more difficult. Supporting the work of the artists we enjoy is an easy way to have a measurable impact on the scene we take pride in, and what better way to do that than skipping your post-dinner McDonald’s munchies trip and purchasing that City 17 EP you’ve been listening to religiously all year.
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