This fall marks the return of the Future of Music Policy Summit which takes place at Georgetown University in DC for it’s 10th iteration, October 3rd-5th. In it’s 10 year, the FMC Summit brings together musicians, industry insiders, and policy makers to discuss music policy in the new Internet era.
Let’s face it, the Internet has changed music at a startling pace. We’re able to download songs from any artist in the world. We can access full albums streams from our mobile devices. And the cost of recording music, shooting video, and even booking gigs has steadily decreased with the ease of technology.
But where does the artist fit into all of this? In this era where big labels are cutting marketing and promotion budgets, how can the independent artist survive?