Special thanks to guest speakers Eliot Van Buskirk (Evolver.fm) and Mantis Evar (Indaba Music), who spoke about the disruptive technologies at the bleeding edge of music creation, consumption and dissemination. Flying cars were not ruled out. Thank God.
Break out the threadbare cardigan sweaters: I will be teaching a seminar at Yale University entitled “The Art and Business of Songwriting.” Course description: “Music sits at the forefront of creative and technological revolutions, and songwriting remains the fundamental form of its expression. This seminar will focus on establishing a personal songwriting voice, and then explore a song’s application within the fundamentally shifting industries of film, TV and the Web via crowd sourcing, collaboration and copyright.” Sounds good, right?
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