While we’re in between Future of Music Policy Summits, here are some other cool events that will help you get your wonk on:
The one and only World’s Fair Use Day is a Washington, DC event happening this Thursday, January 13. Brought to you by Public Knowledge, WFUD is an annual, day-long celebration of fair use, creativity and remix culture. This year’s batch of speakers looks pretty amazing: check ‘em out here.
Have you ever wondered how recording artists get signed, or recording agreements get negotiated? Or what the key terms actually mean and how the various clauses operate? What is a fair royalty rate? How about a good advance? Where are the “catches” and the “gotcha clauses?” Recording Contracts 101 aims to answer some of those questions. This is event hosted and organized by the DC Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA, and takes place in Washington, DC on February 1, 2011. RSVP here.
The 11th Annual Digital Music Forum takes place on February 24 in New York City. This industry-focused event brings music, technology and policy leaders together for high-level discussions and debate, intimate meetings and networking about the future of digital music. More info here.
A little further down the line is the fifth National Conference for Media Reform, which takes place in Boston from April 8-10. This three-day event features 300+ amazing speakers, 60+ workshops/sessions/panels, great performers and more. Register today for early bird rates. There are also limited scholarships available.
Maybe we’ll see you at one or more of these happenings…