DRM – A Question Of Belief Systems? After countless conversations and debates over the past eight years, I have come to think that the DRM issue is largely a question of which reality one believes to be true
Category Archives: Mi2N MUSICDISH
Going into a music store without knowing exactly what you are looking for, can be dangerous to your credit card balance… at least it’s that way for me. None the less, occasionally I will indulge my gear lust and wander down to my favorite guitar shop just to see if anything strikes my fancy. A couple of months ago I had a moment of such weakness.
The return of the regional music scene, complete with home-grown labels, a sound both similar to and different from what is happening in the music world, and a roster of local talent, is one of hip hop culture’s greatest contributions. In the 60’s and 70’s, the classic era of black music in its many forms, there was the Motown sound, the Sound of Philly, Chicago, and Memphis soul. In rap there is the West Coast G-funk, the Dirty South, and, of course, the birthplace of rap, New York.
On Tuesday, November 14, we witnessed another in a fine series of events under the rubric of “Listen Liberally.” These New York City events showcase bands and offer a chill place for fans and D.I.Y people in the music industry to see them.
I recently interviewed JP Bommel, Vice President, Sales & Business Development, who is based in New York City, NY, U.S.A. In the interview below, we discuss what is in store for the fortunate music industry representatives who will attend the 2007 MidemNet conferences, and 21-25 January 2007, at the Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France. Below is part two of our interview. Part one can be found at the Interview With NYC-based JP Bommel, Vice President, Sales & Business Development, MIDEM”
Midem is a business-to-business show that takes place every year. This year will be our 41st year. It’s open for five days and it’s a great opportunity for exhibit, to advertise or attend. You can educate yourself with some wonderful seminars. We had 66 meetings and seminars, and about 222 speakers in 2006, and we expect to do the same in 2007.