Glenn Peoples, Senior Editorial Analyst at Billboard Magazine, talks about the strengths and weaknesses he sees in the Future of Music’s Artist Principles. He merits the Artist Principles for pointing out the lack of tansparency in music industry accounting, and echos the FMC’s position that musicians deserve to know the details of the profits made off of their work. But Peoples also suggests that government regulation might hamper the industry more than it would help, and offers another position on how relations between artists and record labels should change.
Brian Zisk, founder of the SanFran MusicTech Summit explains the purpose of holding the event. The summit is an effort to bring together musicians, technologists, entrepreneurs and the press to look for new solutions to the issues that face musicians and the industry that surrounds them. Zisk discusses the history of the music business and explains how new business models are evolving out of new technologies, and what they will mean for both consumers and artists. Listen in to hear about a bunch of fascinating new ideas coming to one of the leading events in music and technology! read more