Thursday, March 14, 2013

Alternative Engagement - A Retrospective

      Join Captain Cummerbund and his robotic automaton Jarvis as they haul the Earth's garbage to the Sun. Considering the current disregard for tangible copies of music, this podcast takes a retrospective look to the present-past from the future regarding alternative music's inventive approaches to engaging audiences through various means in addition to simply selling the recorded forms of their work. It highlights more recent examples of the innovative ways alternative artists are attempting to connect with their audiences. The podcast discusses different modes of production and distribution that have surfaced more recently. Included in this podcast are the pay-what-you-want systems employed by Radiohead, collaborative works by Beck, and musical app development in the case of Bjork. This podcast also illustrates the growing trend for musicians to push the boundaries of engagement to stay relevant in today's fast paced digital world.

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