"Behind the Policy Summit" series, we're very excited to introduce not one, but two speakers with whom you're probably already familiar. But let's talk about 'em anyway!
The Senate's newest member, Al Franken(D-MN) is on board for the Future of Music Policy Summit (Oct. 4-6, Georgetown University, Washington, DC). Senator Franken will deliver a keynote about one of our favorite topics, net neutrality. We've seen the Senator in action in some of his earlier committee hearings (he actually brought up net neutrality during Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor's confirmation process), and we're very much looking forward to his comments about preserving the open internet. read more
Widely praised by advocates and industry alike, FMC?s Policy Summits have gained a reputation as ?a kind of Geneva where all sides in any number of contentious music industry fights can get together and play nice for a few days.? As the Washington Post wrote while covering FMC?s event in 2004, ?[Policy Summit] offers pinstriped Washingtonians a rare opportunity to hear musicians articulate their concerns in person instead of relying on competing lobbying groups that claim to espouse their interests.?
With so much going on at once in the evolution of the music industry it is going to be crucial to artists and fans alike to keep up on the latest developments in the industry as well as the projected future. The Future of Music Coalition is hosting a conference on the future of music Oct 4-6 in Washington DC and I will be there to bring you updates and insights from the movers and shakers of the music industry and other important players. More info to follow…
The Future of Music Coalition, the D.C.-based nonprofit that advocates for musicians, will hold their eighth Future of Music Policy Summit October 4-6 at Georgetown University. Superchunk frontman and Merge founder Mac McCaughan will speak, as will MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer, Gang of Four bassist Dave Allen, Radiohead manager Brian Message, and U.S. Senator Al Franken.
With FMC's 2009 Policy Summit just around the corner (Georgetown University in DC, Oct. 4-6), we figured it's a great time to get you better acquainted with some of the awesome speakers we have lined up for this year's event.
First up is Ian Rogers ofTopspin Media -- a digital visionary who's helping to shape the future of music. read more
Top names in music, law, technology and policy will gather in Washington, DC from October 4-6, 2009 for the eighth Future of Music Policy Summit, which provides an unprecedented forum for artists, advocates, policymakers, attorneys, entrepreneurs and industry leaders to discuss the crucial issues facing the music community.
OK, we can admit it -- we're getting really excited about the upcoming Future of Music Policy Summit, which takes place at Georgetown University on October 4-6. How could we not be, with such a stellar range of speakers and visionary presenters lined up to talk about the future of music and the artists who will help shape it?
Visitors to our little corner of the internet may have stumbled across the news that we've confirmed U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) to speak at our event -- very cool. read more
It’s been nearly a decade since the digital music genie burst out of its bottle, changing the game for virtually everyone in the music ecosystem. Future of Music Policy Summit 2009 features practical, musician-focused workshops, keynotes from leading artists, managers and policymakers and inspired panel discussions with the sharpest minds in the music/technology/policy space.
It?s been nearly a decade since the digital music genie burst out of its bottle, changing the game for virtually everyone in the music ecosystem. Future of Music Policy Summit 2009 features practical, musician-focused workshops, keynotes from leading artists, managers and policymakers and inspired panel discussions with the sharpest minds in the music/technology/policy space.
The clock is ticking on early-bird discounts for FMC's Policy Summit 2009 (official cutoff is midnight on Friday, August 21), so grab yours now! Also, we've been adding exciting participants at a steady clip, with more on the way.
Newly-confirmed speakers include Senator Al Franken (D-MN) Daniel Ek of Spotify, Dave Allen of Gang of Four and Wayne Kramer of MC5. Read on for more Summit highlights! read more