AES New York 2009 Friday, October 9, 5:00 pm — 7:00 pm
Producing Across Generations: New Challenges, New Solutions—Making Records for Next to Nothing in the 21st Century
Nicholas Sansano, New York University - New York, NY, USA
Budgets are small, retail is dying, studios are closing, fed up audiences are taking music at will … yet devoted music professionals continue to make records for a living. How are they doing it? How are they getting paid? What type of contracts are they commanding? In a world where the “record” has become an artists’ business card, how will the producer and mixer derive participatory income? Are studio professionals being left out of the so-called 360 deals? Let’s get a quality bunch of young rising producers and a handful of seasoned vets in a room and finally open the discussion about empowerment and controlling our own destiny.