Hello FMC newsletter subscribers. We have one big announcement today, which will be followed by a regular newsletter next week.
Mark your calendars and brush up on your high school French because we’re taking the Policy Summit to Montreal!
That’s right. Plan to join us in Montreal, Canada from October
5-7, 2006 for the 6th
Annual Future of Music Policy Summit, which we’re
producing in collaboration with McGill University’s Schulich School
of Music and Pop Montreal.
FMC sees hosting this Summit in Canada as an opportunity to expand our
perspective on a range of issues — from copyright, to sampling, to digital
royalties, to radio, to how various musical communities are managing
change. We recognize that the music marketplace has become truly
global, and that some of the biggest challenges we face today are navigating
the assortment of legal and licensing schemes that encourage and/or impede
the promotion and sale of music. We think that viewing these issues
through an international lens will enrich and enlighten many of the ongoing
policy debates. And, although we could never have predicted this
when we started planning in December, there have been a number of dramatic
developments in the Canadian music and radio industries – in particular
the formation of the Canadian Music Creators Coalition and recent CRTC
hearings – that will make the Policy Summit a must-attend event.
Plus, we have a brilliant set of partners. McGill University, one of
the oldest and most prestigious music schools in North America, has vast
resources to offer including spectacular concert halls, a brand new Music
Building and connections to some of Canada’s most influential artists
and music professionals. The Policy Summit will also run concurrently
with this year’s Pop Montreal, an international music, film and
art festival that champions independence by presenting emerging and celebrated
artistic talents from Quebec, Canada and around the world. Performers
from prior years have included Beck, Arcade Fire, Interpol, Stars, Neko
Case, and Franz Ferdinand, and last year’s festival attendance was over 37,000.
Come to Montreal for engaging discussions in historic settings,
400 musical shows, gourmet food, strong coffee, delectable pastries,
all wrapped up in a crisp Canadian autumn setting.
Online registration will open up in mid-June at http://www.futureofmusic.org/events/summit06/. As in years past, we will be offering a limited number of scholarships for working musicians.
Stay tuned to the newsletter for announcements. Or, even better, get
up to the minute news on Summit developments by subscribing to the RSS
feed on the Summit’s home page. Here’s the subscription URL for your
About McGill University Schulich of Music
About Pop Montreal
FMC media advisory about Summit
You can always send an email to suggestions [at] futureofmusic [dot] org with your comments.
Thanks as always,
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