Join us in New York for this year’s CMJ Music Marathon. FMC has organized two kick-ass panels on Thursday, October 21 that will cover a huge range of music/tech/policy issues . Want to hear the latest about how telecommunications policy is affecting musicians’ access to the marketplace? Check out Casey’s panel at 11 AM. Want to place your bets and spin the policy wheel of fortune? Stop by Kristin’s panel at 2 PM. Guaranteed winnings for all.
Controlling the Pipeline; Net Neutrality and The Level of Access
Thursday, October 21, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
NYU Kimmel Center, 4th floor, room 405
Whether you’re a DIY dynamo or major label monarch, net neutrality (the principle behind the open internet) is now your concern. Some claim that it complicates efforts to combat unauthorized filesharing; others say the benefits of a level techno-playing field are far more important. Either way, the decisions of policymakers will ultimately shape how musicians, labels and fans interact online.
Charles Bissell Musician, The Wrens
Peter Gordon Owner, Thirsty Ear Records
James Losey Program Associate, Open Technology Initiative, New America Foundation
Paul Molloy Political Director, American Federation of Musicians
Amaechi Uzoigwe Partner, Definitive Jux/Official.fm
Casey Rae-Hunter Communications Director & Policy Strategist, Future of Music Coalition (moderator)
Music/Policy Wheel of Fortune
Thursday, October 21, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
NYU Kimmel Center, 4th floor, room 406
Copyright reform. Payola. Record labels taking equity stakes in new businesses. High-flying mergers in the live show and ticketing world. Who knew that being part of the music industry would involve so many discussions about law and policy? And how do some decisions made in the halls of Congress or hallowed legal chambers have such a huge bearing on the shape of the future of music? FMC and some of the brightest minds in the emerging digital music space as we literally spin the Policy Wheel of Fortune and discuss twelve hot topics at the intersection of music, law, technology and policy.
Ann Chaitovitz Owner, Ann Chaitovitz Consulting
Jean Cook Director of Programs, Future of Music Coalition
Dick Huey Founder, Toolshed
Shane Wagman Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
Kristin Thomson Education Director, Future of Music Coalition (moderator)