If you’d asked me a year ago ‘what do you do for a living?’ I’d say ‘Send and receive emails, just like everyone else.’ These days, the answer is similar, but different enough, I guess, to be interesting: ‘Make stuff and put it on the internet, just like everyone else.’
Watch a video from my presentation at Slush Music Helsinki.
For the past five years, the MTF community has been exploring the intersection between music and innovation. It’s key to what we do at Music Tech Fest, and the innovation that comes out of this space often goes far beyond musical performance…
When you find yourself explaining your presents to those assembled to watch you open them, it’s a fairly good indicator that you’re hard to buy for. Either that, or the people who got you the gifts spent a lot of time thinking about exactly what would make you happy and then have gone massively out of their way to go so far above and beyond that you don’t quite know where to put all the emotions.
I turned 50. And so I thought I should write something wise about the lessons I have learned. Only, I don’t have so many of those, so here’s a song from my old band, if my band had been any good.
So I’ve been thinking and writing a lot about the media formats on which we compile and listen to music – tapes, CDs, iTunes playlists and so on – and how the various affordances of each of those formats shape the nature of the mix.