Posts tagged business
Impact Weekend: Music Deconstruction Experience & Opening Party

Sunday kicked off with a full-day music clinic led by Berklee Professor of Music Production and Engineering, Stephen Webber. the morning sessions consisted of practical, tools-based workshops designed to arm attendees with techniques to take their songwriting skills and productions to the next level. The afternoon session featured a performance by the Berklee Turntable Crew, and an artist led clinic featuring Portugal. The Man’s John Gourley, and their Manager Rich Holtzman. Both were candid and talked about perseverance, working hard, remaining realistic, and dealing with the pros and cons of a record label. 

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Things that make you go hmmm... 5Qs Friday with DJ Spooky

DJ Spooky is a composer, multimedia artist and writer. His written work has appeared in The Village Voice, The Source, Artforum and The Wire amongst others. Miller’s deep interest in reggae and dub has resulted in a series of compilations, remixes and collections of material from the vaults of the legendary Jamaican label, Trojan Records. Miller is currently a contributing editor to C-Theory and the Arts Editor for Origin Magazine. He regularly plays festivals across the globe using his own.

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New Business Models and Artist Payments

The horror stories are now so entrenched in the media psyche that they’ve become a cliché: endless reams of gloomy reports about how musicians and bands are struggling to make money in this digital era. Piracy is the big bad wolf at the door—a beast so fierce his claws have begun to splinter the wood. If people can download music free and illegally—and let’s face it, they’re often tempted to—how are artists ever going to receive any payment for their work?

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