What the French ideology from 1791 has to do with creative meritocracy and the future of information.
‘How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight’
Recorded at the DIY Conference at Incubate Festival 2012, De NWE Vorst, Tilburg NL by Victor-Zorro
Robert Levine is the author of Free Ride: How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back, which the New York Times Book Review called “a book that should change the debate about the future of culture.” The book, his first, was also praised by Businessweek, Fortune, and the Financial Times.
Robert Levine has been covering pop culture, technology and the awkward dance between them for 15 years. Most recently, he was the executive editor of Billboard, charged with running the influential music business trade magazine. He has also been a features editor at New York magazine and Wired.
His writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times. He has offered commentary on the media business for CNN, CNBC, and VH-1, and spoken at the World Copyright Summit and the CMJ music conference. He now covers the culture business from New York and Berlin.