Water & Music

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Summary

Prolific drummer, electronic artist, feminist activist and public speaker Kiran Gandhi (a.k.a. Madame Gandhi) joins this episode to exchange perspectives not just on how technological change has transformed artists' careers, but also on what artists themselves can do about it. We discuss, among other things, the potential reasons why artists are left out of the majority of conversations about the future of music-tech; the importance of artist-residency programs within music and tech startups (of which Kiran was previously a participant); the myth of the "gut-versus-data" binary; and how international consumption trends are changing the type of visual content artists need to create. At the end, we discuss the surge in new lyric-display features on social-media platforms, and how artists rely heavily on tech platforms to determine the constraints of their creativity — perhaps to a fault.

Show Notes

INTRO/OUTRO MUSIC:
Madame Gandhi — "Bad Habits" (Instrumental)
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FEATURED GUEST:
Kiran Gandhi, a.k.a. Madame Gandhi

FULL ANNOTATED AND HYPERLINKED TRANSCRIPT:
https://medium.com/@cheriehu42/what-does-an-artist-centric-future-for-music-tech-look-like-9ae5ca11d435

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What is Water & Music?

The fine print of big ideas in music and technology, hosted by Cherie Hu and featuring a curated selection of leaders, innovators, artists and thinkers from across the music business. This is an ad-free audio companion to the eponymous email newsletter.