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OK Go and the New Rock-Star Paradigm

What is success in the new music industry? Damian Kulash, lead singer and guitarist for OK Go, spoke about the music industry at the Future of Music Summit in Washington, DC in October 2010.  Saying that the old model (selling records) was broken, he stressed that the new model "doesn't have to be just one [...]

By | December 19th, 2010|Gig Bag, music industry|

FMC #7: Best of Future of Music Summit 2010 – The Fammys

As October spins down, MMT wraps up our first-ever Future of Music Month with the Fammy Awards, recognizing the best of the 2010 Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit. Best Reverb: T Bone Burnett - for his conversation with Greg Kot, which echoed throughout the Summit and blogosphere long after he left the stage. Best [...]

By | October 28th, 2010|Gig Bag|

FMC #5: T Bone Burnett vs. the Hypebot Commenters

"Would you consider the possibility that I wasn't saying something stupid?" On Tuesday, Hypebot posted the T Bone Burnett videos I shot at the FMC Policy Summit, which drew some spirited comments from their readers.  Yesterday, T Bone was in flight, and spent about an hour replying to many of those comments. T Bone showed [...]

By | October 14th, 2010|Gig Bag, music industry|

FMC #4: OK Go Goes 3D – Damian Kulash Dishes in DC

After appearing at the Dear New Orleans Benefit Concert Tuesday night, DC native and OK Go front-man Damian Kulash was interviewed by NPR's Neda Ulaby to close out the summit on Wednesday. In an amiable conversation, Damian covered the history of OK Go videos, the embedding controversy, and the split with EMI. An Economic History [...]

By | October 9th, 2010|Gig Bag, music industry|

Future of Music #1: The Sunday Sessions

The Future of Music Coalition is holding their Future of Music Policy Summit in Washington DC, October 3-5, 2010. This series of articles is dedicated to my son Max, and all the other 10-year-olds of the world. MMT is officially declaring October as the Future of Music Month.  There was a full house at the [...]

By | October 3rd, 2010|Gig Bag, music industry|

10th Anniversary Future of Music Policy Summit

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. - October 3-5, 2010 The 10th Anniversary Future of Music Policy Summit takes place in Washington, D.C. at the intersection of Art, Commerce, Law, and Technology.  From the Future of Music Coalition website: Washington, D.C.— Musician education, research and advocacy non-profit organization Future of Music Coalition (FMC) celebrates its remarkable first [...]

By | September 24th, 2010|Gig Bag, music industry|

Free Friday: Zoe Keating Avant Cello Edition

One Cello, a MacBook Pro, Ableton Live, and SooperLooper: that's what it takes to reach the #1 Spot on iTunes Classical and Electronic charts.  That and Zoe Keating to compose and perform the music.  Zoe has taken the concepts she learned as an Information Architect and applied them to music; creating modular pieces that sequence, [...]

By | August 25th, 2010|free friday, Gig Bag, music industry, Songs, Tech|