From January 10-13, 2007, the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) returned to New York City for its 34th Annual Conference, the largest annual gathering of the global jazz community. Upwards of 8,000 educators, musicians, industry executives, media and students from 45 countries attended. The four-day conference featured a 75,000 square-foot music industry exposition, commission premieres, technology presentations, research papers, award ceremonies, and performances by over 500 of the world’s most respected professional jazz groups and musicians.
FMC’s Jenny Toomey and Kristin Thomson participated in separate panel discussions on Thursday, January 11. For followup related to FMC at IAJE, contact FMC Outreach Director jean [at] futureofmusic [dot] org (Jean Cook).
Thursday, January 11, 2007 10:00 AM Riverside Ballroom, Sheraton Hotel 811 Seventh Avenue at 52nd Street New York, NY
Jazz Radio in Crisis: Why That’s a Good Thing
This session focused on why some stations are disappearing or seeing big drops in audience, while other stations with more progressive approaches are seeing audience increases. Panelists discussed the adoption of more youth-oriented music, the realization that there’s a younger demographic during later hours, and the success stations programming for that audience are seeing.
Part of the JAI Industry Track Programmed by JazzWeek.
Jenny Toomey, Future of Music Coalition Gary Vercelli, KXJZ Rafi Zabor, journalist Linda Yohn, WEMU
Moderated by Bob Rogers, radio consultant
Thursday, January 11, 2007 11:00 AM New York West Sheraton Hotel 811 Seventh Avenue at 52nd Street New York, NY
Getting Paid in the Digital Age
Digital delivery is not the wave of the future - It is NOW! The panel examined how to take advantage of new platforms and services and get paid for your work.
Part of the JAI Industry Track.
Steven Joerg, MTV Urge, eMusic.com Joe Salvo, Weil, Gotshal, and Manges LLP John Simson, Sound Exchange Kristin Thomson, Future of Music Coalition Rob Wetstone eMusic
Moderated by Stanley Pierre-Louis, Kaye Scholer LLP