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He’s worked with Carole King, Ani DiFranco, and a host of great Texas artists — but can music producer Mark Hallman keep his studio open in the age of streaming?

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    Gag Reel

    Getting ready for the DVD release by assembling the gag reel for The Shopkeeper! It is so much fun to have made a movie full of performers. What a bunch of hams!
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    Dar says it all

    "With the encouragement of what’s left of the music industry, they believe that the income provided by music streaming companies successfully replaces the purchase of an album.  And they also believe that musicians can “just be more of a road dog, because you love it, right? Just tour more, right?” -- Dar Williams My friend Andrew Hardin sent this to me, and I can't say it better. It's worth reading Dar's whole piece, because she is explaining so well what I'm trying to say with The Shopkeeper.
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    Austin Shopkeeper Premiere in Austin Chronlicle

    A great article about John Doe and a good reference to the Austin Premiere of The Shopkeeper! By Kevin Curtin, Fri., Feb. 10, 2017 For three and a half decades, songwriters have been telling their stories through Congress House Studio, Austin's oldest continually operating recording facility. In new documentary The Shopkeeper, singer Rain Perry utilizes the recording facility and its workmanlike audio mystic Mark Hallman to dialogue about studios struggling to survive in the streaming age. "Grandma's house meets world-class recording studio," is how musician Donna Lynn Caskey characterizes the SoCo compound.
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    How Did I Get Here interview

    Listen to Johnny Goudie's interview with Rain about the upcoming Austin Premiere of The Shopkeeper on the always-entertaining podcast "How Did I Get Here?" Click this link!
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The Shopkeeper

Everybody can make a record.
Nobody can make a living.
Now what?
A film by Rain Perry
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