Mike Ragogna: New Music Seminar: A Conversation With Tom Silverman, Plus Chatting With Marty Stuart and Jesse Winchester
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
A Conversation With New Music Seminar Exec and Tommy Boy Founder Tom Silverman
Mike Ragogna: How are you doing, Tom?
Tom Silverman: I'm doing fantastic! A little crazy, but fantastic.
MR: Is it fantastic because of what's on this year's New Music Seminar slate?
TS: Indeed, it is. It's really coming together, and it's a key change in the history of the music business.
MR: It's going to be held at Webster Hall?
TS: Yes, Webster Hall, the oldest night club in America. In 1886, they started having parties before the first phonograph record was even sold.
MR: And what did they call the New Music Seminar then?
TS: (laughs) The New Music Seminar was just a gleam. There was no music business yet, but Webster Hall was, I guess, a pre-vaudeville nightclub and performance center on 11th St. in New York. It's the oldest nightclub in America, which is really interesting. It makes it an interesting place that predated radio by like 40 years. It's even older than t
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