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ReThink Music & The Future of Artist Management

ReThink Music amp The Future of Artist Management
A while back I was asked to moderate a panel at the ReThink Conference that the Berklee College of Music put on. I said yes, and over the next couple of months I would get notices when a panelist was confirmed to be on the panel.

The process was a bit torturous... each and every manager were folks I knew though their work with some of the music industry's biggest acts....U2 manager Paul McGuinniss, John Mayer's Michael McDonald, MGMT's Mark Kates, The Dixie Chicks' Simon Renshaw, Mike Mills bass player of REM and his manager Bertis Downs, Metric's band leaders Jimmy and Emily with their manager Mathieu Drouin.

An all-star, fairly intimidating, extremely well traveled line-up for this moderator.

It was a packed stage, and between old school/cutting edge management philosophies, big personalities, lots of brilliance.... and a unique personality or two -- the panel went really well.

The following was an interview I did for the conference... enjoy.