Keynotes Added to 10th Anniversary Future of Music Policy Summit

Music, technology, policy and law converge at can’t-miss conference in Washington, D.C.

September 21, 2010

Washington, D.C.— The brightest and most influential minds in music, technology, policy and law will come together to discuss pressing issues at the 10th Anniversary Future of Music Policy Summit, which takes place at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. from Oct. 3-5.

In addition to an already outstanding roster of panelists and presenters, Future of Music Coalition (FMC) is thrilled to confirm Rocco Landesman (Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts) and Victoria Espinel (U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator), in two separate keynote addresses.

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Recently-added speakers include the legendary Chuck D (Public Enemy), Craig Finn (The Hold Steady), Jonny 5 (Flobots), Spott Philpott (label manager, Merge Records), Hank Shocklee (Shocklee Entertainment, Bomb Squad), Meredith Chin (Manager of Corporate Communications at Facebook), Amy Blackman (Amy B MGMTCookman; Ozomatli), Christopher LaRosa (Project Manager, YouTube Music), Margaret Low Smith (Vice President of Programming, NPR), Dawn Barger (Post Hoc Management; The National, Nicole Atkins) and Dave Frey (manager, CheapTrick).

This is in addition to previously-announced speakers such as T. Bone Burnett (musician, producer, O Brother Where Art Thou; Crazy Heart; Alison Krauss & Robert Plant) in conversation with Chicago Tribune critic Greg Kot; Damian Kulash (OK Go); Ian Rogers (Topspin Media); Eric Garland (Big Champagne); musician and “recovering” digital music executive Tim Quirk; singer-songwriter Erin McKeown; Fortune Magazine’s “smartest academic in tech” danah boyd; Ana Marie Cox (Washington Correspondent, GQ Magazine); Tim Westergren of Pandora (in conversation with Wall Street Journal tech columnist Kara Swisher); independent label legend Tom Silverman of Tommy Boy Records; music managers Peter Jenner and Bertis Downs; Ariel Hyatt of Ariel Publicity/Cyber PR; Emily White of Whitesmith Entertainment; veteran music attorneys Jay Cooper and Dina LaPolt; US Copyright Register Marybeth Peters; Amaechi Uzoigwe of Definitive Jux Records; digital music visionary Jim Griffin; Google Senior Copyright Counsel Fred von Lohmann and many more.

The full list of confirmed presenters and panelists can be seen here:

Sunday, October 3 is musicians’ day, with presentations and interactive discussions on subjects ranging from fan analytics to direct-to-consumer case studies to the possible impact of health care reform on musicians. Artists and music entrepreneurs are sure to welcome Ariel Hyatt, who will present her sought-after “master class” on music marketing and social media on Sunday morning.

On Monday and Tuesday, programming will include presentations, interviews, and panel discussions about the future of the music industry, government’s role in sustaining creative communities, artists as cultural ambassadors, and the viability of music delivery moving to “the cloud.” In addition, attendees will choose from nearly a dozen “supersessions” on topics ranging from international copyright issues to artist activism.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to catch the Dear New Orleans benefit show at Black Cat on Monday, Oct. 4, from 8PM-midnight.

Future of Music Coalition and Air Traffic Control Present
“Dear New Orleans - A Benefit Concert”
Monday, October 4, 2010
Black Cat
Doors: 8PM
All ages

Damian Kulash of OK Go
Jenny Toomey & Franklin Bruno
Hank Shocklee (Public Enemy’s Bomb Squad)
Jonny 5 of Flobots
Tim Quirk of Wonderlick (and half of Too Much Joy!)
Rebecca Gates
Crossover Clarinetist Mariam Adam,
plus special guests!

The event showcases several of the artists who contributed to the critically-acclaimed compilation, Dear New Orleans — a benefit album produced by Air Traffic Control to mark the fifth anniversary of Katrina and the floods. This D.C. show pays tribute to the city of music with one-of-a-kind collaborations between album artists and celebrated New Orleans musicians.

Visit this page to learn more about the show:

There are additional exclusive VIP opportunities that will give a select group of attendees access to soundcheck, autographed posters, drink tickets and more:

Since Hurricane Katrina, a diverse group of musicians have headed to the cradle of American music to participate in a series of artist-activist retreats produced by FMC and ATC and to learn firsthand about efforts to rebuild and sustain this vital city and its music communities. Proceeds from the album and concert go to nonprofits working to support the region’s unique musical and cultural traditions, and to restore and protect crucial environment and community resources.

Dear New Orleans can be downloaded here:

10th Anniversary Future of Music Policy Summit

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As always, Future of Music Coalition will be offering a limited number of musician scholarships. Apply here:

About Future of Music Coalition

Future of Music Coalition is a national non-profit education, research and advocacy organization that seeks a bright future for creators and listeners. FMC works towards this goal through continuous interaction with its primary constituency — musicians — and in collaboration with other creator/public interest groups. More

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