Bob Weir's Plan to Save the Music Industry

Bob Weir with Further performs at 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colo. on February 11, 2011. Photograph by Larry Hulst/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Bob Weir, a founding member of the Grateful Dead and an entrepreneurial musician, has started a company he hopes will help other musicians make some money. Tamalpais Research Institute (named for a nearby mountain range and known less formally as TRI Studios) has a state-of the-art recording and broadcast facility in San Rafael, Calif., and a revenue-sharing deal with Yahoo! Music to stream live concerts free to the site’s 39 million viewers.

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