Music and government may not seem like they have much in common. But four panelists did their best to convince an audience at SXSW that they were, in fact, hopelessly intertwined.
“These issues are breathtakingly complicated,” said the panel’s moderator, Michael Bracy, policy director at the Future of Music Coalition. “How do you build a regulatory structure for a market that is changing so rapidly?”
Calling attention to some of the ways that federal policy affects music, Bracy introduced FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel; Jacqueline Charlesworth, senior counsel to the registrar at the U.S. Copyright Office; and Dan Lurie, senior adviser to the chairman and director of strategic partnerships at the National Endowment for the Arts, who joined the panel via Skype.