WASHINGTON, D.C.— At the intersection where Capitol Hill policy, technological innovation and musical creativity meet, tensions spilled over at the two-day Future of Music Summit while government officials washed their hands of the mounting chaos.
Count it as a mixed blessing, for what artists — inherent outsiders and rule-breakers, if they’re doing their job well — want politicians telling them how to do their business?
But there was frustration aplenty with federal copyright laws that many artists and lawyers contend are impeding creativity. read more
In the past two years, more than 14,500 of you have joined us virtually from all over the world for the live webcast of the Future of Music Policy Summit. Join us this year for an even better webcast experience and two full days of free live programming direct from Washington, DC. Direct webcast link: fmc11.onyour.tv; we’ve also got embed code to share on your blog, Facebook page or with your friends.
[This post was written by FMC Executive Director, Lissa Rosenthal]
For FMC, our Policy Summit is not just another industry conference. Not that there’s anything wrong with those, but FMC has always tried to make sure that we kept the focus on the music and the artist. read more
Two all-star rock ‘n roll shows, more than 200 panelist check-ins, flights from all over the world to DC and half a dozen cocktail parties have earned me the honorary title of “cog” here in FMC’s office. After punching in as the events assistant on the last two Policy Summits, I’ve transitioned to the communications side of FMC life. Since I won’t be stuck backstage this year (hey now actually watching programming!), I’m ridiculously pumped for all of the fun stuff: the perks and parties of Policy Summit ‘11. read more
It’s that time of year again. No, not Halloween. But close!
On October 3-4, brilliant folks from all corners of the industry (and beyond) will assemble at Georgetown University in Washington, DC for the 2011 Future of Music Policy Summit. Hard to believe this is our 10th conference; I’d like to think that, like a fine single-malt whisky, we just keep improving with age.
Every year, our staff and interns pick their favorite panels or activities, so here’s a few of mine (check out the full schedule for all the awesomeness):
Keynote: Maria A. Pallante, Register of Copyrights and Director, U.S. Copyright Officeread more
Since you read our blog, you know that FMC really digs local music, and we have some awesome programming at Policy Summit 2011 exploring the ways artists, fans and governments across the country are creating sustainable cultural communities.
This post was authored by Danny Weiss, FMC events intern for Policy Summit 2011.
Since joining the FMC events team in June, I have seen the 2011 Policy Summit grow from infancy into an important, exciting event for musicians and people who care about musicians. While I’m excited for the full docket of programming on October 3 and 4, there are a few things I am really excited for:
Do you have your tickets for Future of Music Policy Summit 2011 on October 3-4, 2011 in Washington, DC? If you needed more convincing, we’ve got all of the fun extras about our Summit wrapped up in this email for your reading pleasure.