Nicole Duffey is FMC’s Operations Coordinator, which is a fancy way of saying she sits at a desk all day and answers all the other staffers questions! She also makes sure we all get our paychecks on time, and for that, we love her. Here’s Nicole’s personal list of Future of Music Policy Summit awesomeness!
Nicole Duffey is FMC’s Operations Coordinator, which is a fancy way of saying she sits at a desk all day and answers all the other staffers questions! She also makes sure we all get our paychecks on time, and for that, we love her. Here’s Nicole’s personal list of Future of Music Policy Summit awesomeness:
10. Shopping for the perfect thing to wear: long days on my feet talking with everyone from lawyers to rock stars — what is a girl to wear?! Finding something comfortable that says “Hi I’m Nicole and I am an administrator for a rock and roll not for profit” is always a fun adventure.
9. OMG CLE: I’m not a lawyer myself, but I hear that Continuing Legal Education courses are typically pretty dry. Well, not here! I work with the attendees that receive CLE credit for attending the Summit and I’m really looking forward to hearing how much fun the lawyers have at FMC’s CLE.
8. Smiling faces: I typically am at the registration table for events, and I always enjoy meeting so many different people all at once. I won’t remember anyone’s name, but hey, that’s what the badges are for right?
7. Copyright Criminals screening: We’ve been talking to filmmaker/professor Kembrew McLeod about this flick for ages and I can’t wait to see the finished product!
6. Seeing our Education Director Kristin Thomson: she’s our only staffer who’s not located in DC and having her in town is always a treat!
5. Senator Al Franken in conversation with Mike Mills: the only reason this isn’t at #1 is because I’m terrified that I’ll be too busy working to catch it. Although, if that is what happens it could be for the best — at least then I’ll be saved from any awkward “fangirl” moments that may occur.
4. Metadata Breakout Session: I’m a nerd, so I find the whole metadata conversation intriguing. As everything goes digital, knowing what a song actually IS (and where the money should go) is more difficult and important than ever.
3. “Musicians Bringing Musicians Home” benefit concert: It’s my job to go to a show? *blink* Best job ever!
2. The New DIY discussion: I love when the creativity of artists spills into the business world, and I am always interested in discussing new approaches and passing that knowledge on to my friends so that they can become super rockstars and make big donations to Future of Music Coalition.
1. The survey! Once the smoke clears from the event, I will type up the responses to event surveys; they are always so full of positive energy that I get a real boost from them. (A well needed boost after a three-day event like this!) It’s a tangible thing that proves that everyone’s hard work paid off, that folks left the Summit smiling and thinking about how to solve some of the tough issues we work on — which is exactly why we do what we do.
Reserve your spot at the Future of Music Policy Summit today and make your own list of things that you can’t wait to do, hear and see!