Culture Collide descended on SF for the first time in it’s 5 year lifespan. The LA-based music/culture festival has a SXSW-style setup, with panels in the early part of the day, followed by happy hours and shows from the late afternoon into the evening. The festival was headlined by Cloud Nothings and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, along with a slew of bands from around the world. I was there for the panels, to try and get a feel for the nexus of music and business in San Francisco, but what I got was much more than that; Music, Burritos and Beer reigned supreme and here’s a slew of awesome quotes to help tell the story of the festival’s 1st year in SF.
On Music and Business
“Tech is human…Let’s use it to strengthen the human connection instead of use it in place of humans.” — Grammy award winning audio engineer Starita in his keynote address.
“Your tour is now navigated by your fan base” — Shazam’s Jeff Roberto speaking on artists and touring.
“15 years later, we’re still undecided on how we feel about streaming. It’s not doing it for the recording industry. I buy vinyl and listen to digital streaming, but fundamentally, its not working for artists. Its not perfect, theres a lot to be done, but i remain optimistic.” — NoisePop’s Kevin Arnold
“Asking how many pennies per stream misses the point. You have to engage fans.” BandPage’s Doug Scott
Question: What will Mission burritos looks like in 2067?
“They’ll be wrapped in gold”
“Doctors will realize the health benefits of burritos” – Broke Ass Stuart takes the cake.
“Shrimp do not belong in burritos!” — @BurritoJustice