Today was the first day of something very cool – AmpNMS, a “live online music knowledge event” organised by New Music Strategies.
It’s about music entrepreneurship. It’s about your relationship with fans. It’s about underground music scenes. It’s about technology.
It’s live, it’s online, it’s totally free, and it’s completely interactive.
We’re not going to talk at you and expect you to sit there and just listen. We want to talk with you. We want to hear your ideas. And we’re not just going to retread the same old territory. It’ll be fresh, intelligent, interesting and challenging.
It’s New Music Strategies, Amplified.
What more could you possibly need to know ?!
The event takes place over two days – each session features a short video “provocation”, followed by a live debate on UStream, which we can all take part in via the chat window.
There are two sessions each day, at 4 & 8pm UK time – I missed the second one but yesterday afternoon’s was great – the theme was entrepreneurship in music, and you can watch Nick Moreton’s excellent provocation on the topic above.
I seriously urge you to check out NMS Amplified today – with smart, friendly people like Andrew Dubber and Steve Lawson at the helm you’re pretty much guaranteed to come away with some interesting new perspectives – and maybe a few new friends.
If you can’t be there live, everything will be archived and online later – I’ll update this post with links.
Maybe I’ll see you there !