I have been amazed at the feeding frenzy of negativity by the media and bloggers around Lilith Fair. Such attacks are normally seen in the theatre of partisan politics that have poisoned western society.
What drives the passion to write negative and speculative commentary on what is a socially positive and giving festival? Why this desire to hurt and demean the efforts of thousands of people whom simply want to give back and make our society a better place?
A very short post from Helsinki today. I have a challenge for you ... John Wiley and Sons are releasing a book on Nettwerk with lots of funny and engaging stories about the making (and breaking) of music careers and the transformation of Nettwerk from its humble origins.
We need help in creating the ultimate digital version for the iPad... Anyone out there?
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is call TEDxVancouver, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxVancouver event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
It's all about the applications that can be built for this hardware. It’s really that simple. I was reading some music industry media about the iPad and it's amazing how they look at it with an old school approach. The iPad could finally bring "augmented reality" applications to the music space.
For example, get two iPads, and turn each into a virtual turntable and mix away. While you're doing that, digitally record your set to send as a playlist to friends. Or imagine that the iPad, when rotated or tilted, gives you a 3D image that moves. This would not only change the virtual experience, but also change how set design and album design are approached.
Or look at it old school; imagine watching a movie or TV show, and whenever music is used, you can see what it is and add to your library.
Reality is infinite for this hardware to shape and change how we perceive so many things.
It’s funny I have people commenting on how they read my blog, to the point that I now feel guilty for not blogging more. But then again maybe that's why they like it!! (((Laughter)))
Ok a few (of many) topics that have been on my mind:
We started working on the return of Lilith in May of this year, it’s funny as I forgot just how much work it takes to bring Lilth to be and we have just started. One thing is clear, it's a reality!! If you want the news as it’s announced I suggest you follow as Sarah McLachlan as she will be tweeting the big announcements starting in a few weeks as we unfold 2010 version: http://twitter.com/lilithfair
From my perspective, the perfect model for a recording artist's business is to have a well funded team of specialist's working together to create a long sustainable career. To achieve such its key that all interests within the Artist's business are aligned. This allows for give and take within the business with the goal being "what's best" for the Artists brand.
For the past 50 years the Artist business has been fractured with multiple competing interests. A) Record Companies whose main interest was the exploitation of the artists recorded music (masters). B) Publishers whose interests are similar but share in mostly the same income pot as the Record Labels. C) Live concert promoters, focused on selling concert tickets and sponsorships. D) Merchandisers mostly focused on selling various clothing and souvenirs at concerts and traditional retail.
Three of the world’s foremost artist management companies announced today a significant evolution in their engagement with the artist community.
MAMA Group, Nettwerk Music Group and ATC have announced the formation of Polyphonic, which will invest directly into artist businesses, thereby offering an alternative to the traditional label-driven investment model of the music industry.