Presenting America: New Ground

Location

Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY
United States
40° 45' 44.7228" N, 73° 58' 42.9456" W

From January 11-15, 2008, FMC partnered once again with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) on their 51st Annual Conference, “Presenting America: New Ground,” taking place at the Hilton New York.

From January 11-15, 2008, FMC partnered once again with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) on their 51st Annual Conference, “Presenting America: New Ground,” taking place at the Hilton New York.

This year’s panels include sessions on intellectual property in the digital age and media ownership issues. In addition, there will be time for individual consultations with FMC staff on resources to help presenters, promoters and managers understand how media ownership, the noncommercial radio landscape, net neutrality, payola, webcasting rates, new business models, digital rights management, royalties, or health insurance regulations impact them.

Friday January 11, 2008
3:30 - 5:30 PM
Murray Hill Suite B
Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas
(7th Ave between 53rd & 54th Streets)
New York, NY

Burning Issues Forum: I Need Permission To Do What? Basic Intellectual Porperty Issues for the Digital Age.

Whether it involves an orchestra commissioning a composer, a presenter engaging an artist, a dance company hiring a choreographer, or a producer incorporating music, artwork or recordings into a show, issues of copyrights, licensing and intellectual property rights abound. These issues have never been simple, but in the age of new media they become even more complex, especially for those who may seek to promote or use creative materials, through websites, online social networks, podcasts, webcasts, downloads, or blogs.

Join us for a primer on intellectual property and new media basics where leaders in the field will discuss legal basics, practical concern, and how they navigate through this rapidly developing terrain.

Brian Goldstein, Esq. FTM Arts Law
Jean Cook Deputy Director, Future of Music Coalition
Steve Horowitz Composer/Producer, The Code International, Inc.
David Lieberman David Lieberman Artists Representatives
Jennifer Billfield Artistic and Executive Director, Stanford Lively Arts

Sunday, January 13, 2008
9:30 - 11:30 AM
Conference Room D, Lower Lobby
Sheraton Hotel
811 7th Avenue
(7th Ave & 53rd St)
New York, NY

Consultation: Future of Music Coalition

FMC staff offers consultations to presenters, managers and performers who’d like to learn about resources to help them understand how media ownership, the noncommercial radio landscape, net neutrality, payola, webcasting rates, new business models, digital rights management, royalties, or health insurance regulations impact them.

Want to talk to Alex, but can’t make it to the open consultation hours? Make a phone appointment at your convenience at www.futureofmusic.org/HINT/

Jean Cook Deputy Director, Future of Music Coalition
Alex Maiolo Program Director, HINT (Health Insurance Navigational Tool)

Monday, January 14, 2008
8:30 - 9:45 AM
Conference Room D, Lower Lobby
Sheraton Hotel
811 7th Avenue
(7th Ave & 53rd St)
New York, NY

Special Interest Session: “Media Ownership Matters: Let’s Talk About Radio!”

Wondering how broadcasting companies got so big so fast? Heard about HD radio but can’t tune in? Wondering what “net neutrality” is and why you should care? So what does the FCC do anyway? Want to know how low power radio works? So what are white spaces anyway?

Join the Future of Music Coalition and a panel of radio and music experts in an artist and presenter-friendly overview and update for 2008 of how technology and law have impacted the media landscape in the last ten years, what’s next, and how you can make your voice heard.

Jean Cook Deputy Director, Future of Music Coalition
Kristin Thomson Education Director, Future of Music Coalition
Galen Joseph Hunter Free103point9

For more details on Presenting America: New Ground, visit www.artspresentersconference.org