If you’re a songwriter I guess you will fall in love with the music of Todd Rundgren at some point. At least, I did. I have heard Todd play live several times. Last time was a month ago in Amsterdam at the Paradiso. He used a large touchscreen running Windows with Reason on it. Even running his guitar through it.
In a recent conversation with Mark Powell of Esoteric Recordings Todd talks about these things, but also about the big chances which are happening in the music business. I agree with Todd on those things, like that stupid RIAA and record companies for attacking their own customers for downloading mp3 files. And not being as creative as you would expect from “the creative industry”. All innovation these days comes from IT companies instead of the old music industry guys. They are old and they are dying. So unlike how Todd is doing. Sit back and watch this for 60 minutes, it’s great: