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!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 new speakers and panelists at a steady clip, with more on the way. Check out these Summit highlights:
We've got some incredible speakers and panelists lined up for the event, with more on the way. One of the more exciting recent additions is Daniel Ek, founder of Spotify -- the potentially game-changing music service that's sweeping Europe and collecting press mentions like rockers collect hangovers. Ek will swing in from Sweden and offer his vision for music in the digital age, which you won't want to miss.
On the artist side, we're thrilled to announce that the legendary Wayne Kramer of MC5 will be joining us. Then there's Senator Al Franken (D-MN), who will be delivering a keynote address about net neutrality. We've seen the newly minted Senator in action at various hearings, and we think he's gonna be awesome at Summit 09.
Sunday: Practical Programming for Working Musicians
On Sunday, October 4 from 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM, the programming will focus on practical tips for today's working musicians of all genres. First, we'll walk through a variety of New Business Models and talk about how each of them are (or are not) compensating musicians. Then we'll focus on how musicians are successfully using Social Networking tools to enhance their careers and build their fan base. After that, it's time for a Policy Primer that will bring musicians up to speed on the legislative issues that are impacting their careers. Throughout the day, FMC's Health Insurance Navigation Tool (HINT) coordinator, Alex Maiolo, will be on hand to provide free, private, personalized advice to musicians without health insurance. The day will close with a screening of Copyright Criminals, a stunning documentary about the sample license clearance process that is debuting at the Toronto Film Festival in September and will be shown on PBS in 2010. When the day wraps up, it's off to our traditional Pho Dinner!
Monday and Tuesday: Critical Conversations and Visionary Statements
On Monday, October 5, join us for a day's worth of panels. We'll start with a conversation about how some of today's biggest musicians are recapturing control of their copyrights, and striking deals on their own. We'll also take a look at what we learned in the 10 year period following the introduction of Napster, and talk about whether ISPs and other internet services should shoulder any of the burden in compensating musicians in the future.
On Tuesday, October 6, we'll be dedicating the morning to short presentations by or conversations with some of today's most compelling and engaged players in the music-technology space. Then, after lunch, we'll break into small groups to brainstorm about some of the issues presented in the morning, and to discuss the Future of many different facets of our community: Metadata, Storage, Music Journalism, Artists as Social Change Agents and more.
Check out the entire schedule here:
Senator Al Franken (D-MN)
Ken Abdo Vice President and co-chair of Entertainment Law Department, Lommen Abdo Law Firm
Dave Allen Musician, Gang of Four
Tony Berman Founder, Berman Entertainment and Technology Law
Michael Bracy Policy Director, Future of Music Coalition
Helen Bruner Producer, Songwriter, and Grammy-nominated artist, Phil'erzy Productions
David Carson General Counsel, U.S. Copyright Office
Ann Chaitovitz Owner, Ann Chaitovitz Consulting
Candace Clement Campaign Coordinator, Free Press
John Crigler Owner, Garvey Shubert Barer
Peter DiCola Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern University
Daniel Ek Founder and CEO, Spotify
Scott Goodstein Founder, Revolutionary Messaging
Jim Griffin Founder, Choruss
Jordan Hirsch Executive Director, Sweet Home New Orleans
Seth Hurwitz Chairman, IMP
Ariel Hyatt Founder and Owner, Ariel Cyber PR
Peter Jaszi Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic, American University
Greg Kot Columnist, Chicago Tribune
Wayne Kramer Musician, MC5
Alex Maiolo HINT Program Coordinator, Future of Music Coalition
Charlie McEnerney Founder and Producer, Well-Rounded Radio
Kembrew McLeod Associate Professor, University of Iowa
David Oxenford Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Tim Quirk Vice President of Music Programming, Rhapsody
Paul Rapp Owner, The Law Offices of Paul C. Rapp
Ian Rogers CEO, TopSpin
Johanna Shelton Senior Policy Counsel & Legislative Strategist, Google Inc.
John Strohm Associate Attorney, Johnston Barton
Kristin Thomson Education Director, Future of Music Coalition
Marcy Rauer Wagman Associate Professor, Drexel University; CEO and Founder, MAD Dragon UNLTD
Brian Zisk Co-founder, Collecta; Founder and Executive Producer, SanFran MusicTech Summit
Reserve your spot today!
Early Bird Registration: $149. Expires on Friday, August 21 at midnight ET
CLE Registration: $349. This programming has been approved for 5.5 credits, with 2 ethics credits pending.
Scholarships for Working Musicians: $10
As always, we're offering scholarships to musicians to ensure that their voices are not left out of these important debates. These are going fast so apply now!
Check out all the details at the official Policy Summit 2009 page!