(US, 2016, 91 mins)
Director: Rain Perry
Everybody is talking about Spotify and the pros and cons of “free.” I grapple with this big issue by telling a small story - of the longest continuously operating recording studio in Austin, TX and the guy who runs it, Mark Hallman. After recording Carole King, Ani DiFranco and a host of great Austin artists, Mark is struggling to keep the studio open in the era of streaming. Featuring interviews with Ani DiFranco, Iain Matthews, Eliza Gilkyson and more, The Shopkeeper captures the resolute spirit and frustration of artists today.