Warren Haynes, Skrillex And More Discuss Grateful Dead Impact

Earlier this month Billboard Magazine presented a keynote case study of the Grateful Dead's business practices as part of the Billboard Touring Conference & Awards. As we mentioned, the panel for the case study included the unlikely pair of Skrillex and Warren Haynes as well as former GD manager Rock Scully, AM Only agent Lee Anderson, Windish Agency agent Sam Hunt and Another Planet Entertainment president Gregg Perloff.

Paradigm Agency’s Jonathan Levine moderated the discussed which contained little talk of the music the Grateful Dead made, but lots of conversation about the trailblazing business practices the band employed. Skrillex revealed he's more of an improvisational artist than many may think, "“I don’t just hit play on the space bar and let it play the whole set, I mix every song--and I do mess up. I’m changing my set every night and producing new records on the tour bus to test out -- so it is very much in the moment.” For his part, Haynes credits the Dead for the idea behind making live shows available for purchase via Muletracks.

Billboard has shared a recap of the discussion as well as a video:

[Published on: 11/22/13]

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