DJ Green Lantern will lead fellow DJs, recording artists, and activists in a rally in Washington DC this summer called the "Million DJ March." The march will attempt to shed light on issues affecting DJs like hoping for better compensation, security, recognition for contributions to the music industry and an organized union for professional DJs.
The event that will be held on August 28th-30th, is headed up by A. Shaw, who is a long-time sponsor of Justo's Mixtape Awards. "DJ's do not get fully recognized for the work they do," Shaw said, "Label and major businesses who reap the rewards of default publicity need to pay attention and give more recognition and financial compensation to DJs for the promotion they provide, without which music sales would surely suffer."
"I am calling upon the industry to show support for an event to unify deejays and help create future economic safety for those that have chosen this art form as a career," Shaw said. Sponsors and attendees will be treated to artist performances, speeches by music industry leaders and founding DJs.