Ready for another fantastic music-tech event? We know you’ve just recovered from the 2011 Future of Music Policy Summit, but if you’re in the Washington, DC area next week, we hope you’ll join us for DCWEEK.
DCWEEK is a week-long festival here in the District centered on collaboration between designers, developers, entrepreneurs and social innovators of all kinds. The week includes hundreds of individual events pitched and produced by the community alongside “official” conference panels, parties and projects created by iStrategyLabs and Tech Cocktail (the festival organizers). Join FMC staff at the following events:
Today’s music industry is changing rapidly for musicians and music fans thanks to the digital revolution and sophisticated user-friendly technologies. In this session, we’ll be meeting a group of creators and industry players who are using technology to change the music landscape. What innovative techno-centric projects are DC-based Bluebrain working on, and how are they getting the word out to their fans? What challenges do musicians in developing countries face, and how is Peacetones helping them join the digital music revolution? How does digital music collection agency SoundExchange ensure artists are paid? Join us for a fascinating peek into the ways technology is revolutionizing the music industry, both in the US and around the world. Join FMC’s Chhaya Kapadia, Ruha Devanesan, Ryan Holladay, and Sean Glover on Thursday November 10, 2011, from 4 - 5 pm at the Artisphere - Blackbox Theater.
The coffee shop is a popular location for patrons with their digital devices in tow. You can hang for hours surfing the net, sipping your beverage and enjoying the tunes courtesy of the barista whose role is often that of DJ. A Barista and a DJ have something in common: both incorporate blending techniques, either to prepare a cup of cappuccino, or to read crowds in order to create an effective mix. On Saturday, November 5 from 8 - 11 pm, this mixer will stimulate this commonality with a live soundtrack provided by DC’s DJ Space Agent and DJ Cosmolog amongst the backdrop of Chinatown Coffee Co. This mixer is a place to gather DCWEEK participants inclusive of musicians, producers, DJs & bloggers - all who are aiming to ‘make a living in the arts’ and who rely heavily on their digital devices in order to do so. Last but not least, this mixer is for the music fan who also depends on technology to explore music from around the globe. Baristas will be on hand to mix up hot or cold brew + beer and wine.
Also on Thursday November 10, a Listen Local First local music showcase will run from 8 - 11 pm at The Parlour (above Big Board at 421 H St NE) following a 7 pm panel discussion on Local Music and Local Economies. Featured artists include Nappy Riddem, Black Hills, Wytold, Reginald Cyntje and Jonny Grave.
We’re excited to be part of this innovative event again this year. Come join us for the panels, workshops and parties - the full schedule is up at digitalcapitalweek.org and make sure to use the hashtage #DCWEEK for all things social.