Happy Tuesday! I'm sending this from Austin, where I'm just kicking off my week at SXSW.
Thanks so much to everyone who gave feedback on Part One of my essay from Friday. There seems to be a lot of momentum around developing online courses and open-source, modular career tools for artists, which is super exciting!
Before diving into Part Two, I'm excited to share that Episode 2 of the Water & Music podcast, featuring fellow writer Dan Runcie, is out now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic, Google Play and many other of your favorite listening platforms!
The theme of this episode is the intersection of hip-hop and venture capital, which has so many layers to it:
- What are the similarities in how independent musicians and tech founders navigate their respective funding landscapes, and what alternative funding models are emerging to serve their needs?
- How do record labels and VC firms make investment decisions, and how could they potentially improve (e.g. pattern-matching biases)?
- Will the convergence of music and venture capital actually increase the value of recorded music itself—or only exacerbate current issues of wealth disparity and diversity in the music industry?
Full show notes, including intro/outro music credits and news citations, can be found on the podcast's Transistor page.
As a reminder, if you're interested in supporting the podcast and/or my other writing endeavors, you can give as little as $1/month on Patreon, or a one-off payment via PayPal or Venmo. Hope you enjoy listening! :)[from https://ift.tt/2w3WHig]