BREAKING NEWS: We’ve just confirmed a keynote address by Maria A. Pallante, Register of Copyrights and Director, U.S. Copyright Office, a keynote address by outgoing FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps, and a conversation with Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and members of Ozomatli, Ulises Bella and Raul Pacheco.
But that’s not all. We have a growing list of parties, music, educational opportunities, and chances to network that will make it possible to completely fill your dance card from Sunday to Tuesday. We’ll even be raffling off a guitar, courtesy of Gibson Guitars and Washington Music Center! Check out the fun below and plan accordingly!
Sunday, October 2
Movie Screening: 3:00 - 5:00 PM. Who doesn’t love a Sunday afternoon movie? Join us for a screening of one of Brendan Canty and Christoph Green’s Burn to Shine film series. These films present an intimate and unvarnished look at a local music scene…topped off with a conflagration. After the showing, we’ll have a discussion with filmmaker Christoph Green. Presented by the Georgetown University Film and Media Studies Program.
Pho Dinner: 6:00 - 8:00 PM. What would a Summit be without our traditional, boisterous Pho dinner? Head over to Nam Viet for a cheap but tasty meal with other attendees at our kickoff dinner.
Music Showcase: Co-hosted by FMC, ReverbNation and Listen Local First DC, join us at 8:00 PM for a free local music showcase just down the street at IOTA Club & Café featuring four talented artists from the surrounding DC/VA/MD communities. ReverbNation members, submit here for a chance to play this showcase!
Monday, October 3
In addition to a ton of fabulous programming from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, make time for:
Networking! You asked for it, you got it — a space to mix and mingle. On Monday and Tuesday, take a break from programming, grab some coffee, recharge your gadget from all that tweeting and chat with attendees and panelists in our Networking Space just across the courtyard. The Networking Space will be available for both days of the Summit. New this year for those who like to self-organize: sign up at the registration table to reserve a 1-hour block of private meeting space.
Mentoring Sessions: Can we help you? From 12:00 - 2:00 PM in our Networking Space, make a date with one of our experts and get some one-on-one advice about licensing, touring, twitter, health insurance, accounting, marketing or legal issues. Sign up at the registration table.
SoundExchange Workshops: Want to learn more about SoundExchange? Join SoundExchange in our Networking Space for a dessert bar during one of their two sponsored workshops: one for artists and labels (who receive royalties from SoundExchange) and another for webcasters and digital music services (who pay royalties to SoundExchange). Sweet!
Cocktail Party: Co-hosted by Gibson Guitar’s Washington D.C. Showroom from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Thanks to our generous host, we’ll have an open bar, DJ, snacks and a beautiful, unique space for this shindig. Note that there’s limited capacity at this venue, so head on over right after panels end to be sure you get in! Afterwards, take advantage of being in the heart of DC and enjoy dinner with your fellow attendees.
Tuesday, October 4
Programming from 9 AM - 6 PM. Plus…
The Band As a Business Workshop: Attorney/Musicians Paul Rapp and Marcy Wagman - two of our favorite people - are presenting a practical primer on the business of being in a band: trademarks, copyrights, performing rights organizations, digital aggregators, forming business entities, and much more. Grab some lunch and join them in our Networking Space.
Mentoring Sessions from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM in our Networking Space just across the courtyard.
Cocktails! If we haven’t worn you out entirely, join us for a finale cocktail party from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at Eighteenth Street Lounge. There’ll be tunes and happy hour drink specials for the survivors!
Do you represent to an organization? We can set up a 15% discount if you’re able to blast an email to your membership. Contact chhaya [at] futureofmusic [dot] org to set that up.
Do you want to run an ad in the program? Let us know ASAP! Ad rates and specs are available from chhaya [at] futureofmusic [dot] org.
See you in October!