Pass the Mic is a Scene Point Blank tradition dating back to 2006 in which we turn the tables, sending a set of questions to bands, artists, and labels to get their opinions and memories of the past year in music. This year we've broken it into two pieces. Instead of one massive piece, Pass the Mic will be published in two entries reflecting on 2013 and examining the idea of royalties in an era of digital streaming.
Here is part one, featuring artists such as Stephen Brodsky, Nick 13, and members of Pelican, Night Birds, Flatliners, Gehenna, Enabler, Woe, Martyrdöd, Horseback, and more. Like everything SPB, we believe a variety in style and voice is important. Stay tuned for part two: labels and musical figures. There's bound to be some overlap between the two self-imposed categories, but we've asked the artists their preferred "label" to minimize conflict.