Monday, March 21, 2016

SXSW 2016 Keynote: Tony Visconti

Tony Visconti has built a truly prolific career over the last 40-plus years, having produced hit songs “(Bang A Gong) Get It On” by T. Rex, “Your Wildest Dreams” by the Moody Blues, and David Bowie masterpieces like “Young Americans,” “Heroes,” and “The Man Who Sold the World.” His collaborations also extend to Angelique Kidjo, legendary Irish rock bands Thin Lizzy and U2, and more.

He most recently co-produced Bowie’s final album, Blackstar; and was a keynote speaker at SXSW 2016, where he described a vision of the music industry's future. Calling himself "The Ghost of Christmas Future" and reading an earnest, self-penned short story making it clear that he believes the music industry is in jeopardy.