March 2014 was not good to me.
Arriving home to London after a tumultuous month in transit, I was feeling crushed: physically, spiritually. Deciphering how to proceed felt impossible, much less getting back into any kind of daily rhythm. Ignoring half-unpacked suitcases and half-made life decisions, I spent two days prone on the sofa, listlessly scrolling through apps on my phone.
Then, a tiny, silly thing: an online friend posted this to Instagram. …
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 — 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.