Spark Mag is a project of Demand Progress, a national grassroots group with more than two million affiliated activists who fight for basic rights and freedoms needed for a modern democracy. We created Spark Mag to highlight and financially support artists and musicians who are promoting progressive and radical ideals through their work.


Every week we will feature a selection of musicians and other artists. Each artist will have a profile or interview, and some will have work available for sale directly through our site. A small percentage of each sale (generally 10%) will go to supporting Demand Progress, and the rest will go directly to the artists. It’s a new way to support political art and political organizing at the same time.


The views expressed on Spark Mag are the opinions of the authors alone.



Spark Mag is proud to officially partner with:

Future of Music Coalition

Future of Music Coalition is a national nonprofit organization that works to ensure a diverse musical culture where artists flourish, are compensated fairly for their work, and where fans can find the music they want.



Lead Editor + Co-Founder: Joey La Neve DeFrancesco

Staff Contributor + Co-Founder: Victoria Ruiz

(Both are from music group Downtown Boys)

Co-Founder: David Segal

(Executive Director of Demand Progress)



Send pitches, comments and complaints to [email protected]