The UK will be out of the European Union, politically. That’s a fact. But let’s stop complaining here. Now is the time to prove that the European community goes way beyond politics. For me, after and whilst watching the Brexit happen it finally ignited something. I see nationalists on the rise everywhere. I’m watching the…
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Sometimes, things simply happen. There are a few coincidental moments which start a whole chain of terrific encounters. Now, if this leads to discovering new music, it gets a full-fledged Mike-Masnick-"connect with fans" experience. Somewhat surreal, yet very real. That's how I met Zoe.Leela - and her music.
Ambient Circle is a collective of various participants located in Germany's North-Rhine area. Every now and then, they get together to play electronic music sessions. They are entirely focused on electronic ambient music, and it's just twelve sessions they did so far. This includes public and private sessions. Here's an intro to their music.
Finally. Editing of videos, compiling all material and statements took more time than expected. But it's - almost - done. Unfortunately, most statements are available in German only. Yet some of the sessions were held in English. One video I'm sure you will enjoy: Amanda Palmer live at Münze Berlin (almost 80 minutes).
The concept was to create an event for the creative people. For consumers. For social media geeks. For IT people. For anyone whose interested in discussing the changes in music and culture. It was intended to be a convention for anyone to collectively work on the current situation - all2gethernow. It's great to get people from different sides talking to each other.
It's been surely bizarre: Imagine the almost naked architecture of an industrial building's hall from 75 years ago, and a vaudeville figurine in lingerie playing her ukulele right below the ceiling up on an open stair. With a quiet yet growing voice she started. No mic at all. Not that she was in need of one: "I'm a creep... I'm a weirdo..."
Here's the latest & hottest & absolutely stunning terrific update on all2gethernow: None other than Amanda Palmer, legend of DIY marketing comparable only to Trent Reznor, is coming to all2gethernow. We are in an absolute frenzy she's willing to do a Q&A session as well as a one-off gig. A kind of impromptu one. True AFP style.
The number of exhibitors was said to be low. Due to online piracy. This is what Dieter Gorny, CEO of German Body of Music Industry (BVMI) told the public when Popkomm (founded by Gorny), Germany's most important and one of Europe's largest music business conferences was cancelled on 19 June. Then, Jana Herwig blogged from Vienna: "Can't you do anything about it and make it happen yourself, bottom-up style? #unkomm".
Dear all, holding the role of the curator of Forum I (“Collection Societies & Rights Management”), on behalf of all2gethernow e.V., I’d sincerely like to invite you to take part in our press conference in Berlin on 1st Sept. respectively alert you to Berlin’s upcoming all2gethernow - a new music and culture convention.
The Pirates’ Good Deeds – Tomorrow’s markets: How the Internet is shifting powers between artists and companies. [by Kolja Reichert]
The New York Times’ online archive holds the oldest message in regards to the topic of piracy in music industry. It originates from 13 June 1897, the founding time of music industry. „Canadian Pirates“ mailed counterfeit records across the border and sold them for a tenth of its real price. The industry bewailed a 50% loss in turnover demanding the postal sevice to filter items out.