Billy Robin and his All Stars performing Terry Riley's In C at 2:30am, Music Marathon 2009
2. Post about it! Everyone who reads about this has a blog, twitter, whatever. Link to our website www.musicmarathonconcert.org or this post, tell people to donate, hype it up. I can guarantee we will have some really excellent performers and performances this year--we already have a number of faculty booked for our final two-hour chamber music blowout, featuring Marlboro-style collaboration between students and teachers.
3. Perform! You can register to perform on our website if you are interested, and pledge your $100.
4. Use your connections. A lot of you guys write for major newspapers, magazines, etc. Some of you work for radio stations. Write us up! We're really interesting to talk to in interview and I'm excellent at providing sound bites. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to get in contact. Last year Bryant Manning wrote a brilliant preview in Time Out Chicago that helped galvanize donors and fill the hall.
That's all for now. I leave you with a video from The People's Music School, describing how they do it.