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.
BREAKINGNEWS: We’ve just confirmed a keynote address by Maria A. Pallante, Register of Copyrights and Director, U.S. Copyright Office, a keynote address by outgoing FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps, and a conversation with Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and members of Ozomatli, Ulises Bella and Raul Pacheco.