Just finished a panel on webcasting rates, moderated by our own Brian Zisk.
Currently, I’m watching a panel on blogging featuring folks from Stereogum, Idolator, Carrie Brownstein of Sleater Kinney (and now NPR), Drowned In Sound and, um, Gerard Cosloy of Matador Records, with whom yours truly has had an interesting blog-based back-and-forth.
It’s pretty slow so far, with a polite conversation about the legality of posting music with and without permission. Gerard seems to be straddling the fence between cease and desist-style policing, and enjoying the benefits of free publicity from unlicensed MP3s by developing acts.
Now, Carrie is talking about how the quality of writing is the key to a good blog. Amen, sister.
Cosloy says what makes a good music blog is what used to make good music magazines. Hmmm.
I really love Idolator, and hope to meet Maura after. She seems slightly nervous, though, which is in contrast to her feisty online persona.
I hate MP3 blogs.
Now they’re talking about putting out stories before the news is actually confirmed. Well, they ain’t vetted journalists. Good thing it’s just music, right?