Earlier this month, Member of Parliment Charlie Angus spoke about his campaign to help the kids of James Bay when he was a featured speaker at the Future of Music Coalition policy symposium in Washington. He was surprised to find himself on the agenda along with musicians like T Bone Burnett, but there he was – the punk rocker turned politician.
Along with speaking about the rights of musicians in the digital age, Mr. Angus said the participants wanted to hear about the plight of youth on James Bay. There was so much interest that later this week he is holding a conference call with the principals of the coalition to see what can be done to help. Although it’s early days they are looking at mentorship programs with American musicians or appearances by U.S. bands. read more
We’re a bit late on sending out the Future of Music newsletter, but we needed to kick back after October’s INCREDIBLE Future of Music Policy Summit. Not that we got much downtime — we’ve been busy getting the Summit archives together and participating in all manner of music-tech-policy activities. Business as usual, in other words…
[This post was co-authored by FMC Policy Intern Eric Perrott]
There’s no doubt that the 10th Anniversary Future of Music Policy Summit (Oct. 3-5, 2010) sparked plenty of conversations and even some controversy. Topping the list of the latter was the onstage chat between award-winning musician/producer T. Bone Burnett and music scribe Greg Kot of Chicago Tribune. Any press is good press, but we’re wondering if maybe some of the articles missed T Bone’s overall point. read more
Judging from the number of emails we’ve been getting, you’re all interested in recapping the amazing 10th Anniversary Future of Music Policy Summit, which took place at Georgetown University in Washington D.C., from Oct 3-5, 2010.
Well, we’ve got good news: the first batch of high-quality videos have been awesome-ized by our pals at web.illish.us, and we’ve got ‘em right here for your edification/enjoyment. And there’s there’s more on the way, so stay tuned.
Producer/musician T Bone Burnett in conversation with Greg Kot of Chicago Tribuneread more
Washington, D.C.— The most influential minds in music, technology, policy and law gathered in the nation’s capital this week to examine current issues affecting the entire music ecosystem. Taking place at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. from Oct. 3-5, the 10th Anniversary Future of Music Policy Summit put creators front-and-center in every conversation.
Keynotes from Rocco Landesman (Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts) and Victoria Espinel (U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator) shone light on how the nation’s top public officials approach policymaking for the cultural sector in an increasingly digital, networked world.