The always-tense discussion of how musicians make money -- and ought to make money -- in the era of YouTube, streaming services, and easy piracy turned into a fiery debate between a diehard punk rocker and a major rock band manager at the SF Music Tech Summit yesterday. In a packed mid-morning con ... More >>
There is only Hard Times left for Absolutely Kosher. Battered by the economic collapse and by titanic shifts within the music industry, the 13-year-old independent Berkeley record label that released albums from artists such as the Mountain Goats, the Wrens, Xiu Xiu, and Pinback's Rob Crow ... More >>
Flickr/aquababeDesigned to be a business-to-business convergence of the worlds of music and technology, the S.F. MusicTech Summit, which took over the Hotel Kabuki yesterday, is really many events rolled into one. The top three: A trade show, a forum for new ideas, and a place to make connect ... More >>
From the latest SF Weekly:The Pomplamoose Revolution: On an improbably sunny midwinter day, amid green pastures and meandering cows, two unassuming musicians are waging a revolution against the established order of the recording industry. Here, inside a dim shed formerly used as a dog kennel, J ... More >>
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