This is NOT about the "future of the music industry" or f*cking "disruption".

 

 

The Illusion of Free Stuff

We are taught in basic economics that goods have intrinsic value (i.e. cost of production + some margin of profit), and that they have perceived value (i.e. what the market will bear), with perceived value determining how wide that margin of profit can be.
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—01: WHAT: About The Dignity Thing

The Dignity Thing is a semi-formal NYC conference / roundtable discussion organized by the Coalition for Artistic Dignity and The Hive NYC and presenting artists’ perspective on society and culture.

Topics:  Artistic power, social responsibility, and corporate identity.

When: September 24, 2016. 3 p.m. (schedule)

Where: The Hive NYC Address: 20 Cook Street, Brooklyn (map).

Why: Most music industry events seem to preach the world views of suits and glasses. Almost no one one there is talking about the spirit which is utterly insane if you think about what music is.

You go to yet another conference, listen to a million useless speeches about the future of music industry, sit through informercials on how to kiss up to brands, talk in sound bites, and be deliciously unoriginal–and you want to either cry or vomit. When did music and art stop to be dangerous?

Panelists: Marc RibotNatch NadjafiDavid Newhoff, Jackie Summers, Kit Krash, Ryan Holiday, Millicent Johnnie (via Skype), Leonard Zelig, Robert Prichard, Megan Hayes, Anne Tello,  Yuli Yael Beeri Yula, Jason Yellen, Tessa Lena.

Afterparty: The conference will be followed by a performance by Tessa Lena, Aaron Johnston, Yuli Yael Beeri Yula, Melanie Willey, Jason Yellen.

The conference is free to attend (although if you want to donate toward The Hive NYC, your contribution will be put to good use). The suggested donation to see the performances is $15.

—02: THRUGH THE ARTIST’S EYES: Music, the real thing, I almost have no words…

by Tessa Lena (Coalition for Artistic Dignity, Tessa Fights Robots)

If you have ever read anything about “the future of the music industry”, you know all about the digital challenge, and the sea change, and the shift of focus from the experience of music (from ears to soul) to the experience of the platform (from user experience to being hooked). Oh, the tasty data!

Digital information wants to be free, right? And people want to be lazy motherfucking consumers, right? And not one fuck wants to be given about music as mystery, or about dignity of an artist. Even the famous ones are often jesters, jumping up and down for approval of the confident wallets who curate approval of the public.

And if you speak up and, God forbid, don’t sound like an enthusiastic corporate chatterbox…

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—01: WHAT: About The Dignity Thing

The Dignity Thing is a semi-formal NYC conference / roundtable discussion organized by the Coalition for Artistic Dignity and The Hive NYC and presenting artists’ perspective on society and culture.

Topics:  Artistic power, social responsibility, and corporate identity.

When: September 24, 2016. 3 p.m. (schedule)

Where: The Hive NYC Address: 20 Cook Street, Brooklyn (map).

Why: Most music industry events seem to preach the world views of suits and glasses. Almost no one one there is talking about the spirit which is utterly insane if you think about what music is.

You go to yet another conference, listen to a million useless speeches about the future of music industry, sit through informercials on how to kiss up to brands, talk in sound bites, and be deliciously unoriginal–and you want to either cry or vomit. When did music and art stop to be dangerous?

Panelists: Marc RibotNatch NadjafiDavid Newhoff, Jackie Summers, Kit Krash, Ryan Holiday, Millicent Johnnie (via Skype), Leonard Zelig, Robert Prichard, Megan Hayes, Anne Tello,  Yuli Yael Beeri Yula, Jason Yellen, Tessa Lena.

Afterparty: The conference will be followed by a performance by Tessa Lena, Aaron Johnston, Yuli Yael Beeri Yula, Melanie Willey, Jason Yellen.

The conference is free to attend (although if you want to donate toward The Hive NYC, your contribution will be put to good use). The suggested donation to see the performances is $15.

—02: THRUGH THE ARTIST’S EYES: Music, the real thing, I almost have no words…

by Tessa Lena (Coalition for Artistic Dignity, Tessa Fights Robots)

If you have ever read anything about “the future of the music industry”, you know all about the digital challenge, and the sea change, and the shift of focus from the experience of music (from ears to soul) to the experience of the platform (from user experience to being hooked). Oh, the tasty data!

Digital information wants to be free, right? And people want to be lazy motherfucking consumers, right? And not one fuck wants to be given about music as mystery, or about dignity of an artist. Even the famous ones are often jesters, jumping up and down for approval of the confident wallets who curate approval of the public.

And if you speak up and, God forbid, don’t sound like an enthusiastic corporate chatterbox…

read more

The Illusion of Free Stuff

We are taught in basic economics that goods have intrinsic value (i.e. cost of production + some margin of profit), and that they have perceived value (i.e. what the market will bear), with perceived value determining how wide that margin of profit can be.
Read full article on The Illusion of More