We could not miss the conference „Dreaming new Futures“! AC Coppens attended this music networking conference at the British Embassy on the 30th of May.
The music industry represents 2 billion $ in the UK – a country known for strong export on that field, with an international reputation for producing music and some of the greatest talents. So no surprise the British Embassy was organising a panel, with guests like David Puttick (director of the dBs Music School, now also opening a branch in the Funkhaus in Berlin), the music producer Phil Harding, Mark Reeder, Aguycalledgerald and George Shilling.
They discussed together with the audience about the core skills for the musician of tomorrow, and we basically all agreed on the fact that it will be less the technical skills (as taken for granted) than the ability to create AND still be an entrepreneur. More education will be needed in that field, to help the musician to create sustainable business models and futures. Also, a couple of hypotheses on how a studio would look like in 25 years have been developed: Still with microphones, certainly wireless, mobile, with functions of dragging and droping things around in the highest usability in real space, more interference between man and machine to blend synthetics with organic senses!
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