Peter Jenner, Former manager for Pink Floyd and Secretary General of the International Music Managers Forum, talks about how artists should be compensated in an era of new business models for the music industry. Jenner discusses the role of technology in enabling and expanding creativity and argues that the industries structures of compensation must adapt to the new technological realities. read more
Tim Quirk, the VP of Music Programming for Rhapsody, talks about the changing landscape of the music industry. He points to a shift in music culture and business away from the traditional model of physical media ownership, to a new subscription service model that expands access to a greater library of music in a more convenient way. Quirk touches on the traditional role of labels and suggests that they will have to innovate in significant ways in order to make use of new technologies and consumer demands. He also describes his experience as an artist, and the differences between releasing a record on a major label a decade ago, and releasing a new album online.
FMC’s Casey Rae-Hunter talks with Dejha Mascellino and Drew Kramer about their web.illish.us concept, which informs people about issues surrounding Net Neutrality through webcasts, using music and entertainment. They explain how web.illish.us provides panels and open forums for citizens to discuss and learn more about what the internet can provide, and what forces work toward and against an open internet. read more
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