• “How do we survive? Get out there and play live. Nobody can simulate a live show. If you can really melt people's faces live on stage, then you will always have that job”

    Ani DiFranco, Singer-Songwriter & Founder of Righteous Babe Records

  • Guest list

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      Amanda Palmer

      Is a performer, song and book-writer. She is the author of "The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help.

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      Bob Lefsetz

      Is a music critic and the author of the The Lefsetz Letter a widely read industry newsletter.

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      Jonathan Taplin

      Is a legend in the music business. In the 1970’s, he was the manager of The Band, and in 1978 he produced their classic concert movie, The Last Waltz. He is Director Emeritus of the Annenberg Innovation Lab at University of Southern California and author of Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy. 

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      James Russell

      Is an inventor. He designed and built the first electron beam welder and invented the overall concept of optical digital recording and playback.

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      Robert Harris

      Is a writer and broadcaster and musicologist that contributes various publications including the CBC and the Globe and Mail.

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      Ani DiFranco

      Is a singer, songwriter, poet, and businesswoman who’s released over 20 albums. She also founded her own record label, Righteous Babe.

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      Jim Rondinelli

      Has been working in the music business since the 1970s, first as a studio producer, and then later as a senior vice president at MP3.com, an internet music pioneer. He currently runs a consultancy that helps technology companies and mobile operators navigate an increasingly complex digital media landscape.

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