This post was authored by Danny Weiss, FMC events intern for Policy Summit 2011.
Since joining the FMC events team in June, I have seen the 2011 Policy Summit grow from infancy into an important, exciting event for musicians and people who care about musicians. While I’m excited for the full docket of programming on October 3 and 4, there are a few things I am really excited for:
Since I got my first smartphone in college, I have seen this thing do more than I could ever imagine. There seems like there is no limit to what these little devices can do and will do in the future. That’s why I am excited about this panel. Ranging from discussions about mobile music services to data caps and location-specific, GPS enabled mobile albums, the panel is a true look at the future of what will be in our pockets.
With the launch of FMC’s Money from Music survey, we are about to have some incredible insight into how musicians survive in the new, evolving music marketplace. The Money from Music conversations will give a voice to all that important data. How do jazz musicians feel about earning a living in 2011? Songwriters? Session musicians? I want to hear it straight from them, and the Money from Music conversations will let me do just that.
With this concert ticketing panel, I feel like FMC has brought together a diverse group of real stakeholders in the ticketing world. From I.M.P’s Seth Hurwitz to Ticketfly’s Andrew Dreskin and Fan Freedom Project’s Jon Potter, FMC has assembled a panel with a big footprint in the world of ticketing.
Oh, and by the way, moderator Greg Kot is a boss of a music critic. Enough said.
A limited number of tickets are still available for the Future of Music Policy Summit 2011.
Rock on. We’ll see you in October.