Want to know what the music landscape will sound and look like in a few years? A decade? Two decades? Then the Future of Music Policy Summit, kicking off on Sunday at Georgetown University, is for you.
This year’s summit hosts a boatload of speakers and panelists, including Daniel Ek (founder and CEO of Spotify), Senator Al Franken (being interviewed by R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills), Bob Boilen (host of NPR’s “All Songs Considered”), Wayne Kramer (guitarist for garage rock icons MC5), Mac McCaughan (frontman for indie rock stalwarts Superchunk/founder of Merge Records), Seth Hurwitz (9:30 club owner/chairman of I.M.P.), Brian Message (Radiohead’s manager), Greg Kot (music critic for The Chicago Tribune) and many others.