Nashville Feed #15 – Tech Feed #4 – Moments of the Aughts, How Nashville rode out the decade & what’s in the future

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Moments of the Aughts…

  • Discussion on the music of the 2000-2009

Music Business Nashville where we were and what’s in the future


David Beronja


  • Web Designer/Production
  • Founder “The Nashville Feed” blog

Skype: mdave74


  • twitter: mdave
  • blog:

Lucas Hendrickson


  • Independent Journalist
  • Contributor at The Tennessean‘s
  • Instructor at Belmont University’s Media Studies Department
  • Writer at LargeLand

Skype: LargeLandMammal


Craig Havighurst




Paul Schatzkin


  • Revered Elder Statesman, Staunch McLuhanist, Internet Entrepreneur and (Occasional) Bomb Thrower
  • Founder, CEO, (1995-2000)
  • Author:  The Boy Who Invented Television: A Story of Inspiration, Persistence, and Quiet Passion (2002)
  • Author: Defying Gravity: The Parallel Universe of T Townsend Brown (2008)
  • Music Industry blogger at
  • New for 2010: Founder, Cohesion Arts (Artists Management & Digital Distribution, until we find the new paradigm vocabulary…)

Skype: Driver49s


What We’re Listening too or Reading:

Started re-reading Stephen King’s book on writing called “On Writing.” Looking forward to listening to “Dr.” Tony Shore’s power pop-laced podcast “ObviousPop

Reading “Pops: A Life Of Louis Armstrong” by Terry Teachout and listening to the Beatles Box Set (stereo)

Reading “What would Google Do?” by Jeff Jarvis of BuzzMachine

Listening to: CDBaby DIY Musicians Podcasts, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors Passenger Seat, Bonnie BishopThings I Know

Reading: The Sisters Who Would Be Queen by Leanda deLisle, Inside Steve’s Brain Leander Kahney

1) The merged efforts of many…As I have written here in the past, I am a big believer that artists should be working together to build brands on the Internet.  The network effect of numerous artists promoting one brand is far more powerful than one artist attempting to build a brand by his or her self.  Moreover, numerous artists working together can deliver the “this site entertains me” value proposition (and other highly valued propositions), while a standalone artist usually cannot (learn why).

About mdave

David has been using computers to create his visions since the early days of the Apple II. When the world wide web hit he dove in head first learning HTML and building his first websites. After spending a few years at a software services firm in Milwaukee he moved to Nashville and shortly after the Music Industry grabbed hold. He joined the Country Music Association as webmaster designing, building and managing the CMA Awards, CMA Music Festival and corporate websites for the 8 years. He started their social media reach-out and when he left the CMA could reach over 50,000 fans directly. David currently freelances by day, codes by night along with producing/hosting the Nashville Tech Feed a technology podcast. David was named by Billboard Magazine as one of the top 140 people in the Music Industry to follow on Twitter. , Facebook and Twitter