The Post-Digital Artist

Christopher von Deylen is the artist behind the music project “Schiller”. He has been in the industry since 1994 and therefore sees everything from CDs to streaming services like Spotify from an artist’s point of view. At NEXT Berlin 2012 he shared his perspective on the internet as a new means of producing and distributing music and directly connecting with the audience.

By building a bridge from past to present, he illustrates how the industry has changed in some ways, but hasn’t in others. Indeed, CDs are outdated, but music labels are still of great importance supporting musicians in a world gone digital. Our needs for freedom and culture collide and both have the power to restrain the other.