Future of the Music Industry

Dave Dederer, best known as guitarist and singer for the Presidents of the United States of America, was born on October 5, 1964. An alumnus of Seattle, Washington’s The Bush School and Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, he founded the Presidents with fellow Bush School alumnus Christopher Ballew, with whom he had been playing in various bands since 1984. He has also been a member of the Gents and Loaded with current Velvet Revolver bassist and former member of Guns N’ Roses Duff McKagan, also a Seattle native, and Subset, a collaboration between the Presidents and Sir Mix-a-lot. Dederer currently performs as one half of the duo Carrie and Dave with noted Seattle-area singer Carrie Akre.

At Gnomedex 2006, Dave Dederer from the Presidents of the United States of America, talked about the state of the music industry.

While he has stepped away from touring with the Presidents, Dederer is still involved in the band’s business affairs. In this capacity, Dederer is actively engaged in exploring new modes for music distribution on the Internet and on mobile phones; he has presented on this topic at a number of events, including Podcast Hotel and Gnomedex. This activity led to his hiring in January 2007 by Seattle mobile media company Melodeo. He previously worked for three years as a public affairs consultant at Seattle firm Pyramid Communications. [Via Wikipedia]

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