Wow. Just wow.
FMC is currently decompressing from the the thrill-a-minute three-day extravaganza that was the 2009 Future of Music Policy Summit. It was truly incredible -- from kickoff to closing cocktail party. We met TONS of amazing people, and we're kind of wishing the show could just keep going (on the other hand, a well deserved breather is definitely appreciated by our staff). We want to give a shout out to everyone who participated in this year's conference at Georgetown University in DC from Oct. 4-6.
We also want to say thanks to the thousands of people who watched the programming online (via a webcast from web.illish.us). Then there's the bloggers, tweeters and dreamers who helped make this year's Summit a viral spectacular. (And we don't mean H1N1.)
So where to start? There was so much great stuff in the course of three days that it's frankly a bit overwhelming to try to do a full recap. You might want to start with our liveblog of the entire event, which provides a handy play-by-play of the action. Check it out here. Then there's the C-SPAN coverage of Senator Al Franken's keynote, his conversation with Mike Mills of R.E.M., and another fabulous keynote from FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, who got "played onstage" by New Orleans brass sensations Bonerama.
So yeah, Awesome.
But you don't have to take our words for it: here's some of what other people are saying about the 2009 Future of Music Policy Summit:
Chicago Tribune, II, III, IV, V | Rolling Stone | Wall Street Journal | Washington Post | Broadcasting & Cable, II | RBR.com | DailyFinance.com | GigaOm | Red Tory | WFMU's Beware of the Blog | Idolator | Entertainment Matters | Afterdawn.com | UrbanInsite | Minneapolis Star Tribune | BlackRadioIsBack.com | Minnesota Independent
And that's just a smattering! As always, we'll be making available audio and video from Policy Summit -- keep your eyes right here for all that and more.
For now, check out this archived webcast video of WIRED's Eliot Van Buskirk talking to Brian Message of Radiohead's management team: