South by Southwest Panel: Can Crowdsourcing Save Classical Music?

2008 South by Southwest Conference Center in Austin, Texas.(Photo: alexdecarvalho)
2008 South by Southwest Conference Center in Austin, Texas.(Photo: alexdecarvalho)

Comments from a panel at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas entitled, ”Can Crowdsourcing Save Classical Music.”

Session description:

“Classical musicians have always enjoyed a close relationship with their audience, one that is well understood in the traditional context of performance. However, with the growth of social media and an ever-increasing number of people listening to music online, that relationship is changing. How will this transformation affect classical music artists and their audience?”

Click below to read the live blog from the panel.

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The panelists are:

Drew Denbo (SVP of business development for MOG)
Graham Parker and Indira Etwaroo (New York public radio/WQXR)
Joshua Gindele (cellist for the Miro Quartet)

Leave a comment and let us know what you think – are classical performers too far removed from their audiences? Should performances be more interactive?

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