The Quiet Revolution: From the Walkman to the iPod, How Portability and Infinite Storage Have Changed the Way We Listen, and What We Listen To

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 7:30pm
Event Location: 
Senate Chambers, Old Capitol Museum
Clinton Street
Iowa City, IA 52242

A lecture by musician Tim Quirk, who has years of music industry experience and currently works for Google Play. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Quirk is currently Head of Global Content Programming for Google Play, where he leads the team responsible for music, books, apps, and video merchandising. Prior to Google, he was VP of Music Programming for Rhapsody. He spent much of the '80s and '90s as the singer and lyricist for the punk-pop band Too Much Joy, before easing his way into music journalism and the digital music business. He's been a regular contributor to popular publications ranging from Ray Gun magazine to The San Francisco Chronicle, and his critical essays have been published in anthologies such as This is Pop and Best Music Writing 2010.
The Englert Theatre will host a welcoming reception prior to the lecture. The 6 p.m. reception will provide the Iowa City community a unique opportunity to engage with Quirk.