Music, Technology, Policy and Law Go Back to the Future
It’s been nearly a decade since the digital music genie burst out of its bottle, changing the game for virtually everyone in the music ecosystem. So what comes next? Future of Music Policy Summit 2009 examined this question through practical, musician-focused workshops, keynotes from leading artists, managers and policymakers and inspired panel discussions with the sharpest minds in the music/technology space. New this year, the event featured unique presentations from a range of visionaries about where we’ve been and where we go from here. All this plus cocktail parties, a movie screening and a rock show!
Policy Summit 2009 took place at Georgetown University in Washington, DC on October 4-6. It was also webcast live by web.illish.us.
The Summit welcomed an incredible range of speakers to the stage, including US Senator Al Franken, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and Daniel Ek, founder of buzzed-about music service Spotify.
On the artist side, we were joined by Wayne Kramer of MC5, Mike Mills of R.E.M., Erin McKeown, Vijay Iyer and Nicole Atkins. That’s in addition to Brian Message of Radiohead’s management team, Merge Records co-owner Mac McCaughan, Ian MacKaye from Dischord/Fugazi and many, many more.