Don't miss Mac at the 2009 Future of Music Policy Summit (Oct. 4-6, Georgetown University Washington, DC)!We at Future of Music Coalition are huge fans of Mac McCaughan, and not just because he's a member of indie-rock stalwarts Superchunk and Portastatic. And not only due to the fact that he co-founded in 1989 one of the most influential and forward-looking independent record labels around, Merge Records. And not simply because Mac is an all-around awesome dude (which he is). read more
If there’s anyone who knows how to survive in the music industry, it’s David Byrne. From his days on the NYC underground with the Talking Heads, to running a label and touring the world as a solo artist, Byrne has seen pretty much every side of the business. He’s also revered by a younger generation of indie musicians, who look up to him as a role model of artistry and integrity.
Now he’s offering his opinions on how musicians can survive in an increasingly unstable music world. Byrne recently wrote an article in Wired, entitled “David Byrne’s Survival Strategies for Emerging Artists — and Megastars.” read more