The world had begun to buzz with questions about where music was headed (What are we going to do about piracy? Will record labels still exist?), but the discussions rarely seemed to include the people actually creating the music, and the FMC wanted to see that gap bridged.
“We were simply trying a new thing at the time,” says Casey Rae-Hunter, the FMC’s Communications Director. “Bring policymakers and other influencers into a space with creators who are impacted by those decisions and see what happens!”
Today, as the FMC Policy Summit enters its ninth year, that space will be even more closely watched. Several hundred attendees are expected, and well over 10,000 people are likely to tune in to online streams of its panels.