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BAMM.tv and the future of music

Free HD video production and global distribution for your music If you're making music the world needs to hear, and your best concert footage was captured on a flip-phone, you should check out BAMM.tv. Founded by brothers Chris and Nick Hansen, BAMM.tv works with emerging artists to capture performances in HD video and high-quality audio [...]

By | February 19th, 2012|Gig Bag, music industry|

Are Subscription Music Services a Sustainable Business Model?

Or, how will musicians pay the rent in the 21st century? There was some spirited discussion around new business models and artist payments from online services at the Future of Music Policy Summit last week.  We will take a closer look at these issues in an upcoming article.  First, this analysis from Frank Woodworth of [...]

By | October 10th, 2011|music industry, Tech|

Best of Future of Music Policy Summit 2011: The Fammys

 Here they are: the 2nd annual Fammy Awards.  Sadly, My IT Thing only allowed for one day of attendance at this year's event, so most day 2 winners will have to receive their awards at a separate ceremony.  (Make your nominations in the comments below.)  Let the pageantry begin! Best Reporting:  Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune [...]

By | October 5th, 2011|Gig Bag, music industry|

Live Stream: Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit 2011

The Future of Music Coalition presents the second and final day of The Future of Music Policy Summit 2011. The Summit brings together an incredible array of musicians, arts advocates, policymakers, technologists, media representatives and industry figures to discuss issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy and law. Attendees will examine current trends while [...]

By | October 4th, 2011|Gig Bag|

Future of Music Coalition Showcase at IOTA: 10/2 – 8 PM

The Silver Liners, Paul Pfau, Margot MacDonald, & PHZ-Sicks The lineup is set for the Future of Music Coalition's Local Music Showcase Sunday night at IOTA, and it's all good: MMT featured artist Margot MacDonald - read our story on her IndieGoGo campaign  Hip hop artist PHZ-Sicks (pronounced Physics) - go to Bandcamp for a [...]

By | October 1st, 2011|Gig Bag|