On The Road To Midem Part 1
I'm packing for an overnight flight to Paris and then on to Midem. The question that's running through my mind is whether or not this is finally the year that the music industry changes. Not the forced change of slashed budgets and layoffs, but a radical shift in attitude and focus that can realize the promise of a digital age of music creation, distribution and marketing. I've written an essay about my concerns and hopes that will appear in tomorrow's MidemBlog.
Please try to read it and let me know what you think. And if you're going to Midem, I'd like to say hello, and so would Music Think Tank co-founder and frequent contributor Bruce Warila.
Bruce is heading to Midem too and wants to connect with as many MTT contributors and commenters as possible. The best way to reach him is is via his echo louder blog. Or to see us both, come to the meetup on Sunday night where we both will be sharing some fun and conversation along with generous co-sponsors Topspin, Mobile Roadie, MXP4, SoundCloud, Berkleeonline and SongKick. Details of the meetup are here.
And stay tuned for full Midem coverage. I'll be in Cannes tomorrow.
- Bruce Houghton