Live@ MusicTech: Reflecting On a Healthy Crowd

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SanFran MusicTech is hardly a huge conference – leave that to mega-shows like South by Southwest (SXSW), Midem, and CES.

But coordinator Brian Zisk managed to attract a healthy crowd on Monday, perhaps another sign of returning optimism.

The event was hosted in the small Japantown enclave of San Francisco, and the Hotel Kabuki seemed stretched at points.  A Google keynote easily packed a large ballroom, and a significant percentage of attendees found themselves standing on the periphery.  Other sessions also attracted healthy crowds, and networking breakouts were well populated.  Actually, a hint of the over-optimism of yore showed signs of returning – a good or bad thing, depending on the perspective.

Report by publisher Paul Resnikoff in San Francisco.