More speakers announced for Summit 2010!

We’ve been working all summer to make the 10th Anniversary Future of Music Policy Summit our best event to date. Today, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve confirmed an incredible new batch of speakers. Newly added panelists and presenters include Tim Westergren of Pandora (in conversation with Wall Street Journal tech columnist Kara Swisher), independent label legend Tom Silverman of Tommy Boy Entertainment, storied music managers Peter Jenner (Pink Floyd, the Clash, Billy Bragg) and Bertis Downs (R.E.M.), Ariel Hyatt of Ariel Publicity & Cyber PR, Emily White of Whitesmith Entertainment, veteran music attorneys Jay Cooper and Dina LaPolt, US Copyright Register Marybeth Peters, Amaechi Uzoigwe of Definitive Jux Records, and digital music visionary Jim Griffin.

These fine folks will join the ranks of already-announced speakers like multi-Grammy Award-winning roots musician and producer T. Bone Burnett in conversation with Chicago Tribune critic Greg Kot; Damian Kulash of OK Go; Ian Rogers (Topspin); Eric Garland (BigChampagne Media Measurement); musician and “recovering” digital music executive Tim Quirk; singer-songwriter Erin McKeown; and Fortune’s “smartest academic in tech” danah boyd.

For a complete list of speakers to date, visit the Summit 2010 event page.

You can register for a discounted rate of $229 until September 3. As always, working musicians are encouraged to apply for one of our generous musicians’ scholarships.

What to expect

Building a better future for musicians

We’ll have a full day of artist-oriented programming on Sunday, October 3, with presentations and discussion on the key issues facing musicians today, from data analytics to direct-to-fan marketing to health care reform. Ariel Hyatt will school you in social media marketing in her sought-after Master Class. Bryan Calhoun of SoundExchange will give you the run-down of the “New Artist Checklist,” a list of essential to-dos for all musicians. TopSpin’s Ian Rogers will present direct-to-fan case studies showing which marketing strategies are really paying off for artists. Ariel Hyatt, Alex White of Next Big Sound and Lee Martin of Soundcloud (just named one of Billboard’s Top Music Startups of 2010) will discuss the ins and outs of fan data management. Meanwhile, health care advocates Alex Maiolo (HINT), Adam Huttler (Fractured Atlas) and Renata Marinaro (AHIRC) will take a closer look at what the health care reform rollout means for musicians and creators.

Cutting edge conversations

Previous Summit attendees know that our events are always packed with provocative and informed debate. They’re also a forum to identify potential solutions to shared concerns. This year, join us as we:

  • Examine the state of arts and cultural policy in America
  • Hear from indie labels about their experiences in today’s marketplace
  • Get topical with broadcasting, copyright and internet issues
  • Shed light on the “termination of transfer” process, in which eligible musicians and songwriters can apply to regain their copyrights.
  • Place bets on the future of music! Step right up and make your predictions along with the experts.

We’ll also have nearly a dozen “supersessions” to give you a chance to go one-on-one with the experts on topics like new business models, international copyright issues, artist activism, and more.

Plus: movie screenings, cocktail parties a Pho dinner and rock show! And did we mention that it’s our 10th birthday? Register today and celebrate with us in D.C.!

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