The Library of Congress’ Music Division and Science, Technology and Business Division present:
Technofiles: Exploring How Technology Influences the Way We Create, Perform and Experience Music
Technology & the Entrepreneur:
The Ever-Evolving Landscape of the Music Industry
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
7:30 pm | Montpelier Room, Madison Building (LM 619)
Attend a discussion and networking session presented for a very wide group of stakeholder - musicians, producers, managers, engineers, booking agents - working where culture, creativity and commerce overlap. read more
Our friends in DeVotchKa swung through Washington, DC, back in March and went to the Hill with us to talk to Congress about the importance of public radio for musicians. The Denver Post recently ran an Op-Ed from the band; click over to the Post’s website or see below for the full text of the piece.
The importance of public radio to the music community
By Tom Hagerman, Shawn King, Jeanie Schroder and Nick Urata
Ready for another fantastic music-tech event? We know you’ve just recovered from the 2011 Future of Music Policy Summit, but if you’re in the Washington, DC area next week, we hope you’ll join us for DCWEEK.
DCWEEK is a week-long festival here in the District centered on collaboration between designers, developers, entrepreneurs and social innovators of all kinds. The week includes hundreds of individual events pitched and produced by the community alongside “official” conference panels, parties and projects created by iStrategyLabs and Tech Cocktail (the festival organizers). Join FMC staff at the following events: read more
Since its birth in 2005, the nature of YouTube as a platform for (just) homegrown video has undergone some seismic shifts. The site is now home to more media than almost any online streaming platform. Cute kittens and The Beatles (OK, little kids singing The Beatles) are now only a single click away. read more
By now, you've probably heard all about the iPad and seen the pictures of Steve Jobs displaying his new "tablet" in a manner undoubtedly familiar to the late Charlton Heston. So far, reaction to the device has been mixed at best, with some people already lining up to take potshots at Apple's latest doohickey.
We still think it's pretty neat, mostly because we're curious about what it could mean for the music biz, which is still struggling to find an attractive replacement for physical product. And as long as whatever new gadget plays nice with independent and unaffiliated creators who want to join the digital party, we're cool. read more