Last Friday the final OpenMusicMedia took place in London.
Six years ago, Dave Haynes and Jonas Woost decided to get a bunch of folks together in a pub for regular discussions on the future of music, media, and technology — Jam pal Anthony Volodkin of The Hype Machine was their first guest. The series was very active until late 2010, and this month Dave decided to resurrect the event one last time to mark another milestone: his departure from SoundCloud.
The three of us responded with short personal takes on where we’ve been and what excites us today. (Nikhil’s stream-of-consciousness monologue — which began “So, garage is back…” — was a highlight.)
Based on my rough notes, here’s what my bit covered, inspired by my early adventures at Last.fm right through to This Is My Jam.