This season is packed with exciting events and conferences, and many opportunities to hear from FMC staff in person! Read on to see all the places where you can catch us on the road.
Monday, January 21
Erin McKeown’s Big Ol’ Teeny Tiny Inaguration Ball. The presidential Inauguration is always a big party here in Washington, and FMC staff will be joining in the fun with our friend and board member singer-songwriter Erin McKeown. Come say hello! Ticket info can be found at http://www.iotaclubandcafe.com/
Tuesday, January 22
New York State Bar Association: Entertainment & Sports Law Annual Meeting. FMC’s Director of Programs Jean Cook will join representatives of VEVO and Pandora for a panel discussion on “New Business Models in Music and Media.” It promises to be an informative and entertaining discussion of cutting edge legal and business issues including access versus ownership, sale versus licensing, subscription versus advertising, streaming versus downloading, interactive versus non-interactive, statutory licenses versus direct licenses, and more. The event takes place at the NY Hilton; you can register online now .
State of The Net Conference. Deputy Director Casey Rae will moderate a panel discussion entitled “Congress as NetMusic’s DJ: Is It Spinning the Turntables in the Right Direction for Innovation and Creativity”, with representatives of SoundExchange, Pandora, and other leading industry players. The event takes place here in DC and is free to government employees and journalists. Registration and full event information.
Tuesday, February 19
SF MusicTech Summit XII brings together visionaries in the music/technology space, the best and brightest developers, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, journalists, musicians and organizations who work with them at the convergence of culture and commerce. Held at San Francisco’s Hotel Kabuki, the event features a proactive, conducive-to-dealmaking, B2B environment. Speakers include J Sider of BandPage, Malthe Sigurdsson of Rdio, Tamara Mendelsohn of Eventbrite, Nic Adler of The Roxy, Zoe Keating, our own Kristin Thomson, and many more!
For tickets and more information, visit sfmusictech.com and save 10% with the code “FoM”.
Wednesday, February 20 - Thursday February 21
Digital Media Wire combines Digital Music Forum East and West into one large event simply named DMW Music on February 20-21. Join 500+ of the most influential music and digital media leaders as they gather in downtown New York to socialize, share ideas, do deals and learn about new technologies and services. This year’s event features a music-tech crawl, classroom style presentations, interactive Pit sessions, and an Awards Dinner. Current speakers include executives from Sony, Warner Music Group, Pandora, LyricFind,Shazam, VEVO, Clear Channel, and more TBA.
For more info, visit http://www.dmw-music.com. You can save 15% on registration with the code “FMC15”