It's easy to bitch about Rethink Music. After all; despite the
promise to instigate discussion about where the industry is heading,
a great deal of the two-day conference – which went down in Boston
this week – consists of old guard industry blowhards denying that
music faces any problems whatsoever. It's actually quite maddening;
from their designer frames to unrelenting arrogance, the bigwigs live
up to virtually every cliché that the business has ever been branded
They made it: Almost.
What was supposed to be an eight-hour ninja album session at Mad Oak Studios -- christened #8in8 on Twitter, a hashtag that went on to become the name of the internet's newest supergroup -- went well past the allotted curfiew of midnight.
Fair warning: we haven't been keeping track since the beginning, but we think AMANDA PALMER, BEN FOLDS, OKGO's DAMIAN KULASH, and NEIL GAIMAN are about four songs into their 8-songs-in-8-hours recording session up at MAD OAK STUDIOS in Allston.