“The Sound Of East Nashville”
Happy Holidays everyone! I am totally psyched to bring you Steve Albini’s keynote address from Face The Music 2014, where he inspires independent artists with hope for the present state of the music biz. But In the same manner that Steve wouldn’t censor his music, some of the language here is not censored either. So if you’ve got kids in the car you may want to listen to this episode in headphones. Stay tuned for a really cool look at the Face Of Music in 2014.
Steve Albini is one of the most respected figures in the international independent music scene. As an artist, music journalist, industry commentator and recording engineer, Steve is a champion of the independent music business. He is regularly quoted by music media for his views on topics ranging from piracy to crowd funding to royalties and recording.
As an Engineer, his unique philosophical and technical approach is affirming for independent artists – his preference for analogue over digital recording and a “punk-rock” attitude has ensured him a lasting sonic signature across the industry. He has nearly 2000 albums recorded (yes you heard that correctly this guy records a lot!), working with some of the world’s most seminal and pioneering rock acts such as Nirvana, the Pixies, PJ Harvey, The Breeders, Robert Plant & Jimmy Page (of Led Zeppelin) and The Stooges.
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