Thank you to all our sponsors, panelists, volunteers and other attendees for making Summit ‘13 a success! Mark your calendars for Summit 2014: October 27-28!
It is no secret that the world of music is moving faster. Artists and fans have more ways than ever to connect, but there are many unresolved questions about creator compensation and sustainable business models. Meanwhile, Congress is in the midst of a comprehensive review of existing copyright laws, making it more important than ever for the music community to get engaged. Musicians are natural leaders who are no strangers to change. It’s time to celebrate their victories while considering the many challenges they face. What do they need to thrive in a rapidly-changing landscape for music? What can artists’ experiences teach us about innovation and positive social change?
The Future of Music Summit is the only conference that makes the connection between musicians and fans, policymakers and academics, legal experts and technologists, media professionals and entrepreneurs. Summit puts creators front-and-center on issues ranging from the economics of cultural production to healthcare to musicians making a difference in their communities and beyond. For two two jam-packed days in Washington, DC, musicians, songwriters and others whose inspiration and ingenuity is shaping of the future of music gather together to highlight of discussion that highlight the experiences of musicians, songwriters and music fans annually at the Future of Music Summit.
Summit 2013 covered an incredible amount of ground, including:
Presentations and keynotes by government officials, musicians and advocates
How proposed changes to copyright law may impact musicians
The ins-and-outs of digital business models and revenue generation
Data and the artist experience
Why public policy matters to local cultural communities around the globe
How musicians are advancing positive social change