UPDATE: Sad news. Levon Helm died not long after our debate. He'd been in poor health for some time, but hopefully there's something we can do with unreleased material, courting the two remaining members to come together, or even a short film about the history of the many musicians "screwed by the industry" as Lester Chambers put it. Let's get the kickstarter project going and fire up an IAMA to promote it.
Thanks for debating me this evening at Fast Company's Innovation Uncensored conference here in NY!
Like I said on stage, I wanted to offer a solution to help make right what the music industry did to members of The Band.
It reminded me of the story Lester Chambers told on reddit a little while back: "I am the 99%. Screwed by the industry."
Like I said on stage, it would be an honor to gather members of The Band together to produce one more album with unreleased content or something to honor Levon Helm -- really any kind of creative project they'd like to produce -- (this time funded on kickstarter) and we'll gladly launch it on the IAMA section of reddit.