What inspired you to create the SF Music Tech Summit?
There are so many awesome folks doing so many awesome things around music and technology in the San Francisco Bay Area that it seemed a shame that many of us were only seeing each other once a year in such far flung places as Austin, and Cannes. Plus, by getting everyone together in SF, we are all able to move forward in partnership with one another.
What are some of your most memorable moments from the SF Music Tech Summits?
My favorite is probably Patti Smith (whom we had been trying unsuccessfully to confirm to speak for months) walking up to the registration table and saying, “This is really cool, I probably should’ve agreed to speak.” My favorite moment from each Summit is when we get underway, when I take the mike, and welcome folks with “Ladies, and Gentlemen…”
I noticed that you have Founded or Co-Founded a few tech ventures. Which one are you most proud of and why?
What is the best advice that you would give any music start-up?
Just do it.
What are five songs that best describe your life?
Estimated Prophet – Grateful Dead
Playing in a Travelling Band – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Frank Zappa – Cosmic Debris
Michael Franti – All the Freaky People