Goodbye To Your Tunes? Tech's Race To Save Music
Thursday, March 17
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
From the wax cylinder to 78-RPM records to LPs to CDs to digital files, music formats keep changing, but what is being done to ensure that all the music contained in these formats will be available in the future? New formats will come along, and the current ways we listen to music may gradually become obsolete. How will we meet the challenge of changing technologies so that future generations will hear the music we love or that we ourselves will be able to access it years and decades from now?
Perfect Sound Forever
I'm a New York freelance writer/editor who's done features and reviews for dozens of print and online publications and interviewed hundreds of artists over the years. I've also contributed to music...Show the rest
I'm a New York freelance writer/editor who's done features and reviews for dozens of print and online publications and interviewed hundreds of artists over the years. I've also contributed to music book collections (featured in “Best Rock Writing 2014”), written liner notes for reissues and served as a panelist/moderator at conferences (in addition to SXSW, also New School, Fordham University). My writing has been included in publications such as Billboard, New York magazine, Rolling Stone, Amazon, Associated Press, Spin, the Village Voice, Billboard Magazine, Time Out, Film Comment and Bookforum.
I'm also the main editor/publisher of the longest running online music magazine, Perfect Sound Forever (http://www.perfectsoundorever.com).
I've also done production work including OHM, a box set of electronic classical music that was Grammy nominated, as well as reissues of post-punk pioneers Delta 5, Kleenex/Liliput and Essential Logic, No Wave legends DNA and the Athens underground group Oh OK.
In addition, I’m supportive of the field of journalism, having written several year-end collections of the best music writing for publications such as Red Bull Music Academy, Blurt and Popmatters and completed interviews of over 100 music writers regarding their advice about their profession.Hide the rest
GRAMMY-Award Winning producer and Omnivore Entertainment Group Co-Founder, Cheryl Pawelski has, for the past twenty-five years, been entrusted with preserving, curating and championing some of musi...Show the rest
GRAMMY-Award Winning producer and Omnivore Entertainment Group Co-Founder, Cheryl Pawelski has, for the past twenty-five years, been entrusted with preserving, curating and championing some of music’s greatest legacies. Before co-founding Omnivore Entertainment Group, she held positions at Rhino Entertainment, Concord Music Group and EMI-Capitol Records. She has produced or supervised recordings, reissues and boxed sets for a diverse array of artists including: Wilco, Aretha Franklin, The Beach Boys, The Band, Big Star, Miles Davis, Rod Stewart, Otis Redding, Bette Midler, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Linda Ronstadt, John Coltrane and many more. Her soundtrack work has included Fiddler On The Roof, Raging Bull, Woodstock, Juno, Up In The Air, Shutter Island, Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me & CBGB. She currently sits on the Board of Trustees for the Recording Academy.Hide the rest
Music's Critic & Correspondent
The GRAMMY Foundation/MusiCares
Los Angeles, Vice President, Foundations. Goldman joined the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares in December 2005. Prior to that he was Vice President of Development at City of Hope. ...
Los Angeles, Vice President, Foundations. Goldman joined the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares in December 2005. Prior to that he was Vice President of Development at City of Hope. From 1991-2005 he ran the organization’s fundraising efforts within the music and entertainment industries. He also oversaw City of Hope’s network of 10 regional fundraising offices around the country. He began his fundraising career in 1983 with United Cerebral Palsy, joined the March of Dimes in 1985 and founded the Northern California Chapter of the RP Foundation Fighting Blindness in 1987. Since May 2009 Goldman has been a regular moderator and host of the Public Programs Series at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles. Goldman is also a professional musician appearing at clubs and festivals around the country. A native of New York, Goldman received his Bachelor of Science degree in theatre from Skidmore College.
Sr Dir of Library & Archives
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum
Andy Leach is the Director of Library and Archives of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Andy holds degrees in music history and library and information science from the ...Show the rest
Andy Leach is the Director of Library and Archives of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Andy holds degrees in music history and library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and has worked in music libraries and archives since 1993. He served as Librarian and Archivist at the Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College Chicago from 2000 to 2008, and he previously worked at the UIUC Music and Performing Arts Library and the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music. He has presented papers at academic and library conferences, and he has contributed articles and reviews to several publications. Andy is also an active performing and recording musician.Hide the rest