How good is SXSW for actual Austin artists? Plus, what U2’s former manager really thinks of YouTube, and Tommy LiPuma passes…
It’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.”
Ex-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.”
His style was smooth – just think George Benson’s Breezin’.
Obit from The New York Times.