As some of you know, I will be hitting the road this year in search of great new music to add to the Music Genome Project and Pandora. My first stop: Portland, Oregon. While I'm there, I'll be checking out open mics and picking the brains of local music insiders to learn as much as I can about Portland's thriving music scene.
On Tuesday, March 7, we've planned a get together at Music Millennium (801 NW 23rd) for a discussion on DIGITAL MUSIC AND THE FUTURE OF RADIO. Radio personality Rick Emerson (www.rickemerson.com) will be joining me and The Oregonian's Peter Carlin is set to moderate. Among the questions we hope to tackle: How is technology changing the nature of radio? How might traditional radio stations adapt to compete in a digital world? What is the role of radio in promoting music and artists? In helping music fans find new music to love? Is online radio here to stay or just a fad for tech enthusiasts? Is this the best of times -- or the worst of times -- for new, emerging artists hoping to find their audience?
Come share your thoughts with us on Tuesday night - this gathering is really intended to be a conversation for everyone. The event is slated to begin at 6 p.m. at the Music Millennium at 801 NW 23rd Street. Hope to see you there!
For more on my upcoming trip, check out our blog here:
Added by actionhero on March 1, 2006