Panel: The State of Independent Music Today (3/3/2008)
Jordan Kurland, Founder and Owner, Zeitgeist Artist Management; Co-founder, Noise Pop Music Festival
Kevin Arnold, Founder and Co-producer, Noise Pop; Founder, IODA
Melissa Goldstein, Arts and Entertainment Editor, 7x7 Magazine; Contributing Writer, Spin.com
Pop culture tells us that mainstream music is popular, and popular music is good. But what about the underground side of music that has such a huge influence on the industry? Terms like math rock, glam, hyphy and new grass permeate the scene. As music and sound continues to evolve, what will our time be remembered for? Which styles were just the flavor of the week, and which are here to stay? Who better to answer these questions than the artists and producers who are creating it? This panel brings together a producer, a concert producer, a musician and a critic to offer a look at the state of music in the Bay Area and beyond.
This program was recorded in front of a live audience on March 3, 2008.