Nicole Duffey is FMC’s Operations Coordinator, which is a fancy way of saying she sits at a desk all day and answers all the other staffers questions! She also makes sure we all get our paychecks on time, and for that, we love her. Here’s Nicole’s personal list of Future of Music Policy Summit awesomeness:
10. Prediction Pins: I’m working on a very cool interactive future of music prediction game for the summit that will get people talking while also raising money in honor of FMC’s Tenth Anniversary. What’s your prediction for the future of music?
9.Seeing our far flung staff: Kristin and Jean are the two FMC staffers not local to DC. My theory is that the District of Columbia is too small to hold their kickassery. Having them both in town will allow the FMC staff to form Devastator… er…. Summitator….. I’m still working on the language here.
8.Talking about Metadata: I’m a nerd, so I find the whole metadata conversation intriguing. As everything goes digital, knowing what a song actually IS(and where the money should go) is more difficult and important than ever.
7. T. Bone Burnett in conversation with Greg Kot: I really enjoyed Greg’s book Ripped and look forward to hearing him speak about the history and future of music
6. Special guests: Some of my buddies from the Atlanta scene are hoping to make it up to the Summit. Seeing them, and sharing the resources of this event with them is something I am really looking forward to.
5. Twitter Stalking: I will spend much of the event at the registration table with a laptop watching the webcast and tracking the #FMC10 tag on Twitter. Some of last years tweets were insightful, some were laughable, but all showed that people at the event were tuned in and rocking out!
4.Shopping: long days on my feet talking with everyone from lawyers to rock stars — what is a girl to wear?! Finding something comfortable, practical and saucy that says “Hi I’m Nicole and I am an incredibly professional administrator for a super-cool rock and roll not for profit” is always a fun challenge. This year I’m thinking pigtails and pinstripes, but I reserve the right to change my mind.
3.Who’s Your Ticket Master Now? The Magical Mashup Between Live Music and Social Networks: I am a social network junkie (see #5) and always enjoy discussing how these technologies enable fans like me to find shows. There are a few artists I follow on FB that I’d love to catch the clue on how to use it effectively!
2. THE ROCK SHOW: Laissez les bon temps rouler y’all! Bonerama knock my sox off — I also know who some of the super secret special guests are and can’t wait!
1. Surprises *the cool kind*: There are always a handful of really cool things that you never see coming. Last year I got some unsolicited schwag from a couple musician. I met some really cool people that I never would have expected. I managed to escape registration just as Mike Realm took the stage. Those sorts of little things are what really makes this type of big event go from great to… you know.