Neither Moguls nor Pirates: Grey Area Music Distribution

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

  • Alex Seago
  • Heitor Alvelos
  • Jeff Ferrell

Monday 14th March, 2011

9:30am to 10:30am (CST)

The debate surrounding music piracy versus the so-called collapse of the music industry has largely been bipolar, and yet so many other processes of music distribution have been developing. From online “sharity” communities that digitize obscure vinyl never released in digital format (a network of cultural preservation, one could argue), all the way to netlabels that could not care less about making money out of their releases, as well as “grime” networks made up of bedroom musicians constantly remixing each other, there is a vast wealth of possibilities driving music in the digital world. This panel will present key examples emerging from this “grey area”, and discuss future scenarios for music production and consumption that stand proudly outside the bipolar box.

LEVEL: Beginner

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Sam Howard-Spink

NYU Asst Professor of Music Business & Boss of NYU Music Video Games Research Project. Writer, lecturer, gamer, lolcats owner, rebel scum. bio from Twitter

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Alex Seago
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Heitor Alvelos
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Pat Aufderheide

Prof, Communication, American University bio from Twitter

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Jeff Ferrell

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7 attendees

  • Jess Hemerly
  • blanu
  • Pat Aufderheide
  • Per Winroth
  • Byron Smith
  • Sam Howard-Spink NYU
  • Lisa van Gelder

8 trackers

  • Carrie Stalder
  • Clementine Gallot
  • Damian Damjanovski
  • Ian McKellar
  • Matthew Ogle
  • midem
  • Pelle Sten
  • Simon Doggett

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Time 9:30am10:30am CST

Date Mon 14th March 2011


Room 18ABCD, Austin Convention Center

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