The state of the music industry today is such that managers are required to wear a variety of hats and develop unique strategies for different artists. The Future of Music Coalition’s upcoming Managers Session panel will be an excellent opportunity to hear from several successful managers in the business and pick up a few tricks of the trade.
It’s easy to feel like radio is a format on life support. On the FM dial, Clear Channel (ahem, excuse me, iHeartRadio) controls huge swaths of our broadcast landscape. Indie stations do exist—and are a Godsend on road trips—but they’re few and far between. Of course, there are tons of digital options, including tailored channels and online streamers where algorithms do the heavy lifting. But will the audience continue to grow or eventually fade out? read more
A common joke about management is that as soon as you call yourself a manager, you are one. That’s all well and good, but as the folks on this panel will demonstrate, simply having a business card isn’t enough; it takes way more grit and nuance than that to be great at this job. In what feels like an increasingly fragmented music industry, managers are taking on more roles than ever before. Management means being a lightning rod for queries from everyone your clients work with — labels, publishers, tour henchmen, press, bookers, rabid fans.
In a world where education systems are cutting expenditures in half… where arts programs are underfunded and often the first on the chopping block… where band kids are still teased mercilessly… a crack team of six renegade panelists must band together (get it?) to SAVEMUSICFROMUTTERDECIMATION!read more
The Future of Music Policy Summit is a two-day annual event in Washington DC that brings together musicians and composers, managers and artist advocates, labels, publishers and music societies, tech innovators, legal experts and policymakers to discuss the most pressing issues facing the music business, all centered on the needs of musicians themselves.
Hosted by Future of Music Coalition and Georgetown University, this year’s event takes place on October 26-27. read more
Hello world! I’m Kelsey, FMC’s Policy Intern for fall 2015. I’m so excited to be coming on board with the 15th annual Future of Music Policy Summit less than 2 months away on October 26 and 27 here in DC. As always, we have two packed days of keynotes and panels that will help you navigate the Wild West of today’s intersecting music and tech industries with an eye towards the policy issues that influence it all. Now we all play favorites, so here are some of the talks I’m looking forward to the most. (Check out the full lineup; more speakers are added daily!)read more