Linkage – SXSW, Paul McGuinness Scolds YouTube, Remembering Tommy LiPuma

How good is SXSW for actual Austin artists? Plus, what U2’s former manager really thinks of YouTube, and Tommy LiPuma passes…

Noisey logoIt’s that time of year again — the time for an article about how SXSW is not really worth it. But this article from Noisey is not really that, and it has a great angle: The irony for local artists as SXSW “can mean getting sidelined from music just when the industry shows up in their home city to pay attention.”

billboard logoEx-manager interviews ex-manager. That’s what happened when Dire Straits’ former manager interviewed U2’s ex-manager. Check out what Paul McGuinness had to say beyond telling us the Zoo TV tour didn’t make any money, that YouTube is greedy, and that he believes “the cycle we were used to of album and tour is no longer relevant.”

newyorktimes-logoRemembering Tommy LiPuma, who spent 50 years producing everyone from Miles Davis to Everything But the Girl and held senior positions at GRP and Verve.

His style was smooth – just think George Benson’s Breezin’.

Obit from The New York Times.

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