So what do you guys think? We’re pretty thrilled with how everything turned out. If you weren’t there and like your music-tech-policy in 140 characters or less, check out the Twitter hastag for the event (#FMC10).
Wanna actually see what happened at Pollicy Day 2010? This page has links to video from every conversation (slong with handy panel descriptions).
There were some incredible quotes during the course of the event from some really brilliant speakers. Here’s a small sampling:
“[Health care reform] means that there’s an opportunity for artists advocate for the changes that they still want to see happen… believe me, insurance companies are advocating for their interests, but you can still make your voice heard.”—Renata Marinaro of the Actor’s Fund on Musicians & Health Insurance panel.
“We’re going to support any legislation, treaties or anything that stop this crime… it’s not just kids with computers, it’s companies. They’re making money off piracy… we have to slam the door and have a worldwide policy like ACTA because we have to be able to encompass this piracy.”—Rich Bengloff of the American Association of Independent Musicians (A2IM) on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement panel.
“Broadband deployment and adoption is something that all Americans have a right to benefit from. And access to the advanced communications networks of the 21st century is necessary for job creation, for education, for democracy and communication.”—FCC General Counsel Austin Schlick talking about the FCC’s approach to broadband policy. (Starts at 24:05.)
“The most critical thing we can do is to talk and meet with artists and make those relationships. It’s invaluable in terms of actual policy change around the arts. Make sure that musicians are talking to all the members — making that impact is critical.”—Maggie Juliand, Legislative Assistant for the Office of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) on the Congressional arts policy panel.
And guess what? D.C. Policy Day 2010 was also FMC’s official kickoff of its 10th anniversary celebrations. Registration for the 10th Anniversary Future of Music Policy Summit, which takes place at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. from October 3-5, 2010, has officially opened. Earlybird discounted registration is available for a limited time for just $169.
10th Anniversary Future of Music Policy Summit
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
October 3-5, 2010
Reserve your spot today!
[Photo by Chhaya Kapadia]