Today, False 45th posted my response to their annual year-end music survey. Although the series is Vermont-centric, I slip by as an "honorary." Also up today are Dan Bolles’ answers; if you weren’t aware, he’s the gent I hand-picked (with my ex-bosses’ blessing, of course) to replace me at Vermont’s smashing alt-newsweekly, Seven Days.
In other self-aggrandizing news, I recently did an interview with Tim Quirk, VP of programming for Rhapsody — a music service with millions of songs available for subscription or purchase. Given all the hullabaloo about the industry moving to a subscription-based model, it was interesting to hear his insights.
The interview is part of a series of chats with music-biz experts that I’m conducting on behalf of Future of Music Coalition, where I’m delightfully employed as Communications Director. Quirk is on our advisory board, which is quite a doozy. Soon, we’ll have a new website to match our other degrees of awesomeness.
I posted the interview at the FMC Blog. You can listen to an MP3 of yours truly trying to keep up with Quirk’s high-powered mind, as we talk about subjects ranging from current and future distribution models, Steve Jobs, and what it means to listen to that KISS album you loved when you where twelve — on demand and dirt cheap.