This month marks the publication of Best Music Writing 2011, the annual anthology of top-notch scribing about music2010 pieces by the likes of Nitsuh Abebe, Ann Powers, and Jessica Hopper are collected in the book, which this year was edited by New Yorker classical-music critic Alex Ross. Earlier this week, the news came out that this would also be the last edition of the series published by Da Capo Press. But that doesn't mean the anthology won't be published anymore: Series editor Daphne Carrwho's been working on the book's yearly issue since 2006is heading out on her own, using Best Music Writing as the flagship title for a new publishing house that'll be focused on writing about music. She's launched a fundraising campaign to publish the book and get the house going; the goal is to raise $30,000, and donations over $15 will reserve you a copy of next year's Best Music Writing. I emailed with Carr, who also worked on the recent Ellen Willis anthology Out Of The Vinyl Deeps, about her future plans, how Occupy Wall Street influenced her decision to take this step, and how music writing has turned into a conversation over the last decade.