Jacob Whitesides is currently appearing alongside Radiohead, Moby, Faithless, Snow Patrol, Until The Ribbon Breaks, and more, in the second episode of The Economist’s new series Disruptors. This new series identifies industries confronted with an accelerated pace of change, obsolescence and renewal as entire companies are facing unprecedented challenges. Disruptors examines how businesses evolve and turn threat into opportunity.
The second episode of the series investigates the disruption occurring in the music industry, how digital innovation has revolutionized the way fans consume music, and how this affects artists’ compensation.
Jacob Whitesides will release his long-awaited debut solo album Why? on Friday, September 9th via Double U Records. The album, produced by Nashville-based David Spencer, showcases the soulful singing and songwriting of an 18-year old whose independent approach has captured the attention of critics and industry tastemakers as well as connecting with millions of fans around the world. Why? is available for preorder now at iTunes.