Kevin Breuner - Smalltown PoetsIs today’s music industry healthier than ever? That’s what rock’s resident curmudgeon Steve Albini thinks. Yes, the legendary recording engineer who once compared the music biz to a long trench filled with human feces now finds himself “both satisfied and optimistic about the state of the music scene.” In this episode, Kevin and Chris discuss the reasons for Albini’s change of heart and what it means for DIY musicians, plus news about YouTube’s newly launched music subscription service, and more.

See Steve Albini’s complete keynote address here -