Live From Google's Music Roundtable In Hollywood
Wednesday, October 28, 2009; 3:50 PM
Google has just launched into a surprise roundtable at its music event in Hollywood, where a number of top music executives and artists are discussing the news and the music industry. I'm live blogging my notes below (everything paraphrased).
Wendy Nussbaum (UMG)
Steve Savoca (Domino Recording)
Syd Schwartz (EMI)
Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park)
Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic)
Mike Shinoda: We used to be called Hybrid Theory. We settled on Lincoln Park, we went online to see if we could get our URL. We were online early on, changed the name of the band to get URL that would give the fans the most direct link to our fans.
Q: Did you ever think international? Do you think about the French version of the Linkin Park website?
MS: We're in the process of doing that right now to create an easier experience for fans in Asia and Europe..
Q:What do you think of what we're launching today, what do you see happening from record label perspective?