I’ve been asked to forward to the membership of the Media Industries SIG details of the following event which is organized by the Sound Studies SIG.
As you know, our SCMS’ annual conference is only weeks away and the Sound Studies Interest Group has booked a special speaker for our annual meeting that will be on on Wednesday, March 21st from 2-3:45pm. We will have a special presentation by Charles McEnerney, a speaker that may be of interest to some in the Media Industries Studies Group. I was hoping you could forward this email to those in your group to invite them to our meeting.
Charles is a talented marketer and has worked with clients such as HBO and WGBH. However, he has most recently worked with the Future of Music Coalition (http://futureofmusic.org/), a national education, research and advocacy organization for musicians based out of Washington D.C. to help them better understand how musicians are actually making money in a new music economy.
His credits do not end there. Since 2002, Charles McEnerney has been the Host + Producer of Well-Rounded Radio ( http://wellroundedradio.net ), a music interview audio podcast series that has included a wide range of genres and topics. Ranging from discussions of bluegrass, independent rock, folk, rap, new music industry, music festivals, and so on, the podcast has included interviews with musicians such as Dave Allen (Gang of Four/Shriekback), Ken Irwin (founder of Rounder Records), Lawrence Lessig, Erin McKeown, and Amanda Palmer.
McEnerney is also the “instigator” behind the Musicians for Music 2.0 Venture Fund ( http://musiciansformusic2.com ), an idea to create a new kind of funding organization for music discovery for taste makers and technology start-ups. Music 2.0 is dedicated to building “a better music ecosystem”.
We are lucky to have him speak about this new music economy and hope you will bring yourself and anyone who is interested in new media and media industries to our meeting. Please let me know if you have any questions.