This coming week, FMC’s Education Director Kristin Thomson is participating in a number of very cool events. If you’re in DC or Philadelphia, or somewhere in between, consider checking these out:
Monday, June 9
Copyright for the Working Musician in a Digital Age
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Coral Street Arts House, 2446 Coral Street, Philadelphia, PA
Join us for an informal discussion about copyright and musicians with two Philly-based musicians. Future of Music Coalition’s Kristin Thomson (Tsunami/Simple Machines Records) and Marcy Rauer Wagman, entertainment attorney, CEO of MAD Dragon Records and Director of the Music Industry Program at Drexel University will help musicians better understand some of the mundane (as well as arcane) aspects of copyright law, and how they can impact today’s musicians on a practical, daily level. This is a really exciting opportunity to hear two experts in the field speak on copyright, technology and music…for FREE. Bring your questions!
Organized by Jim Ayre of OASTEM! and Fern Knight.
RSVP or more info at this Facebook page, if you do that sort of thing:
Wednesday, June 11
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 North Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA
If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds?
Ignite is a series of speakers talking about inspiring projects for five minutes. The presentations can be serious, funny, or somewhere in between.
Speakers include: The iSepta guys, Kristin Thomson of the Future of Music Coalition, NO CARRIER, 100K house, Pete Tridish of the Prometheus Radio Project, Alex Hillman of Indy Hall, Sara Selepouchin of Etsy, Brian Lang from The Food Trust, and several more. The speakers are all doing exciting and inspiring things in Philadelphia.
The coordinators of Ignite Philly are Geoff DiMasi & Alex Gilbert of P’unk Avenue, the Junto, Vanja Buvac & Far McKon of The Hacktory, and Make:Philly.
See the whole list here:
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Thursday, June 12
6:30 - 9:00 PM
Distributing and Promoting Your Music on the Internet
Artomatic, 1200 First Street NE, Washington, DC
On June 12, Education Director Kristin Thomson will join Erik Gilbert (Vice President Content, IODA), Amy Schriefer (Product Manager, NPR Music), Chris MacDonald (indiefeed.com) and Rebecca Gordon for "Distributing and Promoting Your Music on the Internet", an informative discussion that will highlight ways to do just that.
Coordinated by entertainment attorney Nancy Prager.