Women 2.0

Posted on October 14, 2008 Under Life

Add “music industry distruptor” to the ever-growing list of new media job functions. Bay Area entrepreneurship group Women 2.0 will be talking about the industry’s struggle to monetize with a few start-up founders who, instead of poking fun at big labels’ inability to catch up with digital music sales, have started their own alternative music distribution businesses.  Consider it recession-era innovation. The panel “Music makers and technology shakers” this Wednesday at Slide in San Francisco will include Pim Betist, the founder of independent artist fundraising site SellaBand and Celia Hirschman from KCRW’s music commentary show On the Beat. In the spirit of equal access, all genders are welcome.