Jack Moffitt (Collecta), Roberto Fisher (MySpace Music), John Adams (Twitter), Tom Conrad (Pandora), Seth Blank (Blank Slate), Eric Wahlforss (SoundCloud)
Evan Eisenberg’s The Recording Angel, which examines the idea of music as a commodity, was published more than 20 years ago. But with recorded music going digital, Eisenberg thought it was time for an update. He discusses how technology has fundamentally changed recorded music.
Frozen Music — Goethe said, “Architecture is frozen music.” I like that. Of course that was before audio recording, so now, for the most part, music is frozen music. It’s only very recently in the history of music that we’ve been able to freeze music into an object.