Future of Music Policy Summit 2010

In ten years of fighting for musicians, Future of Music Coalition has witnessed tremendous changes in the music ecosystem — from disruptions in traditional business models to alternative revenue streams for creators. Throughout our history, FMC has been guided by the conviction that musicians need access to audiences and adequate compensation to truly thrive.

The 10th Anniversary Future of Music Policy Summit put the focus where it belonged: on the artists who are the very reason for our existence. It is the talent and creativity of musicians, songwriters and composers that bring clarity and focus to the pressing issues facing the entire music community.

The 10th Anniversary Future of Music Policy Summit brought together an incredible array of musicians, arts advocates, policymakers, technologists, media representatives and industry figures to discuss issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy and law. Over three days, connections were made, challenges were identified, and solutions were considered. Your participation in these conversations is crucial to the future of music.

We thank all of you who joined us in celebrating 10 years of fighting for musicians as we look towards new horizons.

Programming featured:

  • Visionary presentations from leaders in the music-tech space.
  • Special conversations with leading musicians, producers and policymakers.
  • Data, data, data: what we’re learning about consumer behavior, and how musicians, managers, labels and venues use data to streamline careers and increase revenue.
  • Tools and tips for the smart musician: new artist checklists, case studies about direct-to-fan experiments, wisdom from expert lawyers, managers and PR folks.
  • Copyright and culture in the digital age: how musicians and songwriters are approaching the “termination of transfer” process, whether recent court decisions define a download as a sale or a license and why the answer matters to musicians
  • The future of music distribution: will we access everything in the cloud? Will ISPs be the new gatekeepers? Leading experts will discuss and debate.
  • plus movie screenings, networking parties, a Pho dinner and a rock show. Click here to register

 Partial panelist and speaker list (as of October 6, 2010)

  • Jonny 5 Emcee, Flobots; Board President, Flobots.org
  • Chuck D Musician, Activist; Co-founder, Public Enemy
  • Jonathan Adelstein Adminstrator, Rural Utility Service, US Department of Agriculture
  • Dawn Barger Manager, Post Hoc Management
  • Amy Blackman Manager, Amy B MGMT/Cookman
  • danah boyd Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research
  • T. Bone Burnett Musician, Composer, Producer
  • Meredith Chin Manager of Corporate Communications, Facebook
  • Jay Cooper Vice-Chair, Global Media & Entertainment Practice, Greenberg Traurig
  • Ana Marie Cox Washington Correspondent, GQ Magazine
  • Bertis Downs Advisor, R.E.M.
  • Victoria Espinel US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, Office of Management and Budget
  • Craig Finn Musician, The Hold Steady
  • Eric Garland Founder/CEO, BigChampagne Media Measurement
  • Ian Hogarth Co-founder and CEO, Songkick
  • Peter Jenner Manager, Sincere Management
  • Greg Kot Music Critic, The Chicago Tribune
  • Damian Kulash Musician, OK Go
  • Rocco Landesman Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts
  • Christopher LaRosa Product Manager, YouTube Music
  • Erin McKeown Musician
  • Maura Pally Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Professonal and Cultural Exchanges, US Department of State
  • Marybeth Peters Register of US Copyrights, US Copyright Office
  • Spott Philpott Label Manager, Merge Records
  • Ian Rogers CEO, TopSpin Media
  • Hank Shocklee President, Shocklee Entertainment; Producer & DJ
  • Tom Silverman CEO/Founder, Tommy Boy
  • Ron Sims Deputy Secretary, US Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Jill Sobule Musician and Entrepreneur
  • Amaechi Uzoigwe Partner, Definitive Jux/Official.fm
  • Fred von Lohmann Senior Copyright Counsel, Google
  • Tim Westergren Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Pandora

Click here for full list of panelists and speakers.

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