The Future of What podcast with Portia Sabin

The Future of What podcast with Portia Sabin

SESSION ONE: SAME AS IT EVER WAS, SESSION TWO: CAN’T YOU HEAR ME KNOCKING?, SESSION THREE: FULL STREAM AHEAD…??

Sat Jun 10

12:00 pm

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The Future of What - Live Podcast
The Future of What - Live Podcast
The Future of What is a radio show hosted by Kill Rock Stars president, Portia Sabin, that explores current trends within the music industry through the eyes and ears of the working professionals who shape and mold it. The show is available weekly through a growing network of community radio stations around the U.S., and online anytime at iTunes, Stitcher, Bandcamp, and Soundcloud.
SESSION ONE: SAME AS IT EVER WAS
In the early 90’s, Chapel Hill was dubbed “the next Seattle” after producing multiple acts that got noticed beyond the state lines. Twenty-five years later, a lot has changed in the musical landscape but the core ingredients that comprise any music scene remain the same: venues, record stores, press and radio. Whether you are just starting to perform or are a seasoned veteran, there are key players in the local music scene who can potentially give your career a big boost!

PANELISTS:
Chaz Martenstein - Bull City Records
Mark Connor - Cave/Slims
Allison Hussey - Indy Week
Sarah Schmader - Burn Sweet Booking
Aaron VanSteinberg - WXDU
Stephen Mooneyhan- Local 506
(Kym Register - The Pinhook- No longer participating)
SESSION TWO: CAN’T YOU HEAR ME KNOCKING?
Making great music is only one part of the equation; equally important is making sure you reach an audience & cultivate them as fans. As more & more musicians release their own music, the onus is on the musician to also navigate the marketing process. Almost every musician has access to the same marketing resources….and knowing your options and utilizing them effectively can make the difference between making music your hobby or making music your career. And what does a successful career in music look like by today’s standards and by what metrics is this success measured?

PANELISTS:
Molly Neuman - Kickstarter Music
Simon Perry - ReverbNation
Hank Stockard - Redeye Distribution
Rich Dejong - Sound Exchange
Carrie Colliton - Record Store Day
Brian Burns - WUNC
SESSION THREE: FULL STREAM AHEAD…??
The music industry has recently seen its largest sales increase since the days of Napster. Streaming, while still in its infancy is showing that making a fraction of a penny from a lot of listeners could be a long term sustainable model for many. But just when we got comfortable, Pandora started a premium streaming service, YouTube is still running the show & Spotify is having to sign new deals that allow new releases to be ‘windowed’. Is this Napster 2.0? Are we going to push music fans back to piracy by handicapping these services? Is streaming going to sustain the industry and the artists that keep them all employed?

PANELISTS:
Jason Taylor - Redeye Distribution
Rich Dejong - Sound Exchange
Shawn Rogers Nolan - Shawn Nolan Law
Wilson Fuller - Merge Records
Martin Anderson - Middle West Management
Alex Maiolo - Journalist, Music Festival Advisor, Recordist, Musician, Advocate