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?
"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.read more
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.read more
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