What can authors learn from the digital changes in the music industry? In this interview, Tristra Newyear Yeager talks about the empowerment of the indie musician, multiple streams of income, and the uses of blockchain and AI.
In the intro, I report back on attending SXSW and some other online conferences on lessons learned from the acceleration of digital adoption; what the metaverse might mean [Forbes]; Mark Zuckerberg on the next iteration of VR [The Information]; Facebook's wristband wearable [The Next Web]; creating AI avatars [Exponential Wisdom], and Microsoft's identity platform on Bitcoin’s Blockchain.
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Tristra Newyear Yeager is a writer and strategist for music PR firm Rock Paper Scissors. She's the co-host of the Music Tectonics Podcast, which explores the intersection of music and technology. She's also a fantasy novelist as T. Newyear.
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- Digital shifts in the music industry in the last few years
- The upside, and downside of the digitization of music
- How payouts for streaming works in the music industry
- How musical artists responded to the pandemic when the tour economy was decimated
- The creative ideas musicians have for merchandise that adds to their streams of income
- The effect technology, NFT’s and AI are having on the music industry
- How will copyright be affected by technology and will artists benefit or lose out?