Vickie Nauman provided some great questions to start making music more sustainable. We need companies and organizations investing and competing to… Read more How Can We Make Music More Sustainable?
Some really great insights here from Neko Case: “Early on I would have loved to be signed by a major… Read more Neko Case: “Employing people in a shitty economy is a good motivator, too, because you want them to have health insurance and homes, you know?”
Seems simple enough, right? I see two industries with complementary skills: music companies develop artists and technology companies develop applications.… Read more Reimagining The Music Business via Rethink Music
Perhaps musicians’ renegade spirit is what ultimately will save the next generation of recording artists, who are increasingly forgoing record… Read more “the only scarce resource left is the artists themselves”
Looking forward to reading a new book, Beyond the Beat: Musicians Building Community in Nashville, which: identifies the rise of three… Read more What Can We Learn from Nashville about Building and Supporting a Music Community?
It looks like the music industry is mimicking income inequality in a really painful way, and perhaps even magnifying it.… Read more Emily Haines: “It looks like the music industry is mimicking income inequality in a really painful way, and perhaps even magnifying it”
Not entirely surprised by the results of this SeatSmart study linked below, but interesting to see the information presented visually.… Read more “Even if tour revenue is increasing, it might not be trickling down quite enough.”
Michael Passman has a pretty interesting piece on the challenges Austin is facing….problems that seem pretty common to a lot… Read more “In a city that promotes itself for music, those who do it can’t afford to continue”
Punk Rock Generation: We rebelled by protesting wars, dictatorships, apartheid, government corruption, the military industrial complex, polluting corporations, the christian… Read more David Lowery on Millennials and the Punk Rock Generation
There’s a really good interview with Mike Wiebe, the singer of one of my favorite bands, Riverboat Gamblers, below: Some… Read more Mike Wiebe of Riverboat Gamblers: “We’re just kind of doing this because we want to do this.”