Sunday, September 29, 2013

Dead Unicorn - 130929 - Music Manumit Podcast

Dead Unicorn

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In this episode:
We talk with Zac Shaw of the band Dead Unicorn

Here are Doug's notes from the interview.

Before we get into the interview, I just want to mention briefly that Catherine Casserly is stepping down a CC CEO.

Tell us about the band/project and tell us what’s new!
There’s Paul Heath! (who is at work)

bass and drums

guitar free since 2005!

concept album band

ridiculously ambitious albums with 7 albums

Code Red: Supervolcano


4 more planned…

end with...Rapture


MOAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (what did it take)

full-time job…$4300 isn’t bad, but isn’t rich and fame

yearly salary of $51,600

boutique record label

Music For End TImes

Where did the project name originate?
Probably really wasted!

Represent the death of innocence

full of existential dread!

impossible dream of life lasting forever

Not Dead Puppies!

Played a Sweet 16 party!

What drew you to Creative Commons?
Always been in to technology

Napster was going to change things.

Larry Lessig

Britney Spears!

How did you start with music?
started with drums.

grew up in Woodstock! (lots of recording studios)

lots of different genres. Band whore!

Some Action!

maybe Doug doesn’t have any Britney Spears scrobbles...couldn’t find them. 3 Lady Gaga scrobbles there.

Why do you use the the license you use?
-NC, but looking to go free culture

sync licensing?
were, but not so much now

media obsession now

the science is there

Sir Alex Ferguson

Subscription model?
Rabbit Rabbit

What sort of tools do you use to record?
Jason helped with first. Another producer for the second. For the last one they built a basement studio...where Zac is recording show.

Recording live drums is hard.

Band in a Month

What software do you use?
studio artist 1...bought nimbit ← Tom is NOT a fan


businesses are always going to try to take advantage

What are your other projects? ← the big one outside of Dead Unicorn ← consumer guide

Band in a Month

performance is one thing you can’t copy

CASH Music?

it’s a little geeked out, but better now!

Global Thermo Nuclear War crashed the site.

Jesse von Doom is a cool guy!

Do you tour?
They have...mostly on the east coast.

Both just had kids

“Dad Unicorn” until New Years!

Some aliens are good and some are evil. Very clearly.

Who are some people you think we should try to get on the show (aka, who are the important people in Creative Commons music today)?

Dr. Zilog, Jody Pou

Dead Unicorn was on Ryno’s show:

No one needs to save the music.

“Rock stars: is there anything they don’t know”

Is there anything else you would like to say/tell us about?

New album: 2014