Ed Ward (captward) Sat 9 Apr 11 10:51
Maybe he should play SXSW next year! Juuuust kidding...
Ted Newcomb (tcn) Sun 10 Apr 11 07:01
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Gail Williams (gail) Sun 10 Apr 11 11:30
Ted, are you putting this information and you as the contact out for musicians in general to circulate, or are we just enjoying an interesting one on one networking (in the professional sense) moment between you and David at this point? Very enjoyable to see as a bystander either way, of course.
Jon Lebkowsky (jonl) Sun 10 Apr 11 16:15
I'm all for projects that move the ball forward. I'm still convinced that recorded music has value and that people will pay for it. Getting back to SXSW, I think its exponential growth over the last 5-6 years is attributable to the fact that it's a festival for all media in an era of digital convergence. That's also why Interactive is such a big deal today - in 2010 Interactive conference enrollment surpassed Music. We could see this coming in 2006, the year I curated a SXSW Interactive track on digital convergence. We had talked about doing an imaginarium of the convergent future in that year's trade show. We didn't have enough time to pull it together, but the ideas we were discussing as 5-10 years out have mostly been realized since then, especially smart mobile devices - visionary then, commonplace now. We've been talking about the various problems with the event and within media, mostly the music industry. I'm wondering what we can expect over the next couple of years? How will media change, and how will SXSW reflect those changes?
Ted Newcomb (tcn) Sun 10 Apr 11 19:17
<55>just me and David, not for broad distribution...as the LLC hasn't been filed yet and we have to patent protect ourselves as well....I was trying to offer some encouragement for his, and a whole lot of other independent musicians, dilemma...thanks for asking
Ed Ward (captward) Mon 11 Apr 11 01:13
Best scribble, then, Ted. This is a publicly viewable conference, after all! As for <jonl>'s question, if anyone knew how media's going to change over the next couple of years, they could make a mint anticipating those changes, but one thing SXSW has going for it right now is it's America's go-to event for people who think they've got a product that is surfing the wave, and whether it's at Interactive, Film, or Music, they usually know that showing it off there is a good idea. After all, that's where Twitter started, and this year I met several young entrepreneurs introducing apps for the "reputation economy" (do they still call it that?), apps for sharing opinions on things like restaurants and sharing, um, other things (I didn't understand every rapid-fire presentation I was given, to be honest).
Ted Newcomb (tcn) Mon 11 Apr 11 06:41
Oh duh, thanks, I forget about this conference....
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Ted Newcomb (tcn) Mon 11 Apr 11 09:19
58> Good Ed, 'reputation management' is this week's phrase... but I like 'reputation economy' which is certainly how the digital marketers see it.
David Gans (tnf) Mon 11 Apr 11 09:48
Waitaminnit! Ted posted a bunch of information intended to improve my lot in life, and then scribbled it? ARRRRRGHGHHHHH!!!!! :^)
Jon Lebkowsky (jonl) Mon 11 Apr 11 12:32
I think he's going to revise and repost.
Gary Greenberg (gberg) Mon 11 Apr 11 12:37
I read it. It was a foolproof plan to get you into 2500-seat clubs eighty times a year, all the blow and girls you want, plus blue M&Ms. But like that brilliant paragraph we've all written, the one that disappeared when the power went out, it is gone forever into the ether.
Ed Ward (captward) Mon 11 Apr 11 12:50
They make blue M&Ms? See what I get for not being a rock star?
Ari Davidow (ari) Mon 11 Apr 11 13:00
The blue ones are new. Came out a few years ago for those who want to make sure that their cndy least resembles actual food.
David Gans (tnf) Mon 11 Apr 11 14:27
The M&Ms store in Times Square has more colors than you can imagine. Mauve M&Ms!
Ed Ward (captward) Mon 11 Apr 11 15:30
Dang, I musta just walked past that.
David Gans (tnf) Mon 11 Apr 11 15:48
Or, if like my wife you have a strong aversion fo the combination of chocolate and peanut/peanut butter, the sight of a giant Reese's cup might have sent you screaming in the other direction.
Peter Meuleners (pjm) Mon 11 Apr 11 17:23
Have I mentioned lately what an awesome human being Reet is? That unholy chimera of chocolate and the food we shall not mention is an abomination before the God that I do not believe in.
Ted Newcomb (tcn) Mon 11 Apr 11 17:31
You all do know you can personalize your m&m's with your own initials, or logo don't you....just go to their site: http://www.mymms.com/
Ted Newcomb (tcn) Mon 11 Apr 11 17:34
<50>, <65> David I'll e-mail you what I originally posted, as Ed pointed out, I forgot this was publicly viewable, and the info I posted is not ready for that....yet! Sex, drugs and rock and roll are up to the individual artist, we just supply a new medium for distribution of music and collaboration with other artists:)
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