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Change is inevitable; just ask a musician. For more than a decade, creative expression and disruptive innovation have existed in an uneasy symbiosis that continues to push boundaries. In 2012, issues at the intersection of music, technology and policy reached a fever pitch, with Washington at the epicenter of the debate. Where do we go from here? How will the upcoming elections impact musicians, entrepreneurs, technologists and fans? Is it possible to resolve differences between the music industry and an increasingly powerful technology sector?
We’ll be all over the music festival and some of the interactive festival of the Austin, TX event, with public talks, presentations and rock shows galore. The following is a batch of noteworthy SXSW ’12 panels, where FMC staff, boards and buds will cover pretty much every aspect of today’s music biz.
Here’s a cheat sheet of places you can see and hear FMCers on panels taking place at the Austin Convention Center. read more
Friday, Jan 6: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMJazzConnect: Building Jazz Culture – Local to Global
Hilton, Sutton South
How do you build and support a thriving cultural community? What are the possibilities using jazz to do this? Where are the obstacles preventing effective growth and community building? What are the successes? How can jazz improve branding and advocacy? What are infrastructure opportunities from other industries to learn from? Join in the opening session of the JazzConnect track developed to explore these questions over seven sessions with dynamic and inspiring leaders, speakers, and visionaries.
Virginia Tech students’ favorite music is increasingly streaming into their ears instantly, and for free — a trend leaving many of their favorite artists with weakening streams of revenue.
A survey conducted by the university’s Communication Network Services in coordination with the Future of Music Coalition shows Hokies are most likely to access music for no cost through YouTube, Pandora and free versions of services such as Spotify and Last.fm.
Tech students’ music preferences will be further explored in a panel discussion tonight that will discuss “The Value of Music.” The event, hosted by CNS in a partnership with the FMC, will be held in Squires Student Center’s Old Dominion Ballroom tonight at 7:30.
We’re just now recovering from the whirlwind that was last week’s 2011 Future of Music Policy Summit here in Washington, DC. A huge thank you is in order for all the panelists, volunteers, staff and sponsors who helped make this one of our best Summits yet. From Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen flicking guitar picks on an unsuspecting audience member, to heated conversations about blanket licenses and ticketing schemes, to Erin McKeown dropping knowledge about life as an independent creator, we pretty much saw it all. And we’ve got the tweets to prove it — check out #FMC11 to see what people were saying.
One of the most buzzed-about sessions at the 2011 Future of Music Policy Summit was our lunchtime workshop on Tuesday, October 4 on “The Band as a Business.” Presented by Paul Rapp, attorney/musician/community radio leader/writer and Adjunct Professor of Law at Albany Law School, and Marcy Rauer Wagman, managing partner at Wagman Hurwitz & Dickman and Associate Professor at Drexel University, the hour-long workshop was a practical primer on what you need to do to protect what you have, avoid train wrecks and get ever
Shortly after news of Rhapsody’s acquisition of Napster broke, Rhapsody Chief Product Offer Brendan Benzing discussed trends, and the future of the mobile music space, at the Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. on Monday afternoon.
During his remarks at the national music advocacy non-profit’s annual conference, Benzing said that Rhapsody is “the largest music subscription service, and acquiring Napster today makes us even larger.” read more
The Future of Music Coalition, the national music advocacy non-profit, kicked off its annual policy summit on Monday, in Washington, D.C. This year, the focus of the conference—an annual look at music shifts and trends in the areas of policy, technology, and law—is the ways in which artists can continue to make money in an industry where copyright workarounds and illegal downloads have become the norm. Or, as folk musician Erin McKeown said during a panel session, the overarching theme is, simply put, “How do people pay rent?” read more