Your old trusted friend the mailing list, could soon become one of the biggest sources of risk to your business if you don’t take some action now. Most of you will have heard about GDPR, how it’s going to affect using consumer data and the usage of your fan email addresses. It has been a topic of conversation at many of the recent music events including SXSW, Music Connected and this week’s Sandbox Summit in NYC, both in speaker panels and later a key topic over beer.
Whilst at SXSW, I decided to see what the world had to offer me. Lots of artists here appear to be supported by their governments in helping them to export their wonderful music. These trade bodies have hired boats, bars and houses In Austin to host showcases, parties and general debauchery. Rude not to join in, right?
It’s been an amazing week at Openstage HQ. Sometimes when you are waiting for something to happen it can be like waiting for a bus in the rain, with the only belief in a strong proposition as an umbrella. When your self belief and patience is at its wits end then, suddenly, three buses turn up at once. That summarises this last week in a nutshell for me.