Back in the early part of the decade, a certain peer-to-peer application went from being a small bit of code kicked around on college campuses to a worldwide phenomenon. It’s been nearly ten years since the arrival of the original Napster changed the game for everyone in music. What’s changed since the file-sharing shot heard ’round the world? How have artists dealt with the opportunity and uncertainty presented by an ever-growing number of new technologies? Where do we go from here?
The 2009 Future of Music Policy Summit aims to address those questions and more through three days of engaging, interactive programming where the brightest minds in music, technology and policy will discuss the issues that impact the entire music ecosystem. From Oct 4-6 at Georgetown University in Washington DC, an incredible mix of musicians, artist advocates, policymakers, entrepreneurs and music industry professionals will discuss everything from getting paid in the digital age to how policy impacts the lives and careers of artists.