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.
Our good friends at the Future of Music Coalition (FMC) are hosting their annual Policy Summit next week in Washington, D.C. Several of us from Fractured Atlas will be attending and/or appearing on panels. This will be the third summit I’ve attended and I highly recommend it for anyone who likes to geek-out on topics at the intersection of culture, technology, and policy. read more
New Orleans’ Bonerama has confirmed a special evening of music for October 4. The group will perform at Washington, DC’s Black Cat as part of the Dear New Orleans Benefit concert. A variety of guess will sit in with the band throughout the night, including: Damian Kulash (OKgo), Jenny Toomy (Tsunami), Franklin Bruno, Hank Shocklee (The Bomb Squad), Jonny 5 (Flobots), Wonderlick, Rebecca Gates (The Spinanes) and others. The show will also coincide with the Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit.
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!” read more
Today’s post is by FMC Education Director Kristin Thomson, a gal who knows a thing or two about these events. Read on for her picks.
Photo of Chuck D and Hilary Rosen, then president of the RIAA, from the first Policy Summit in 2001. Photo by Pat Graham.
As we approach our 10th Anniversary Future of Music Policy Summit, I have to stop and think: who, besides Michael Bracy and me, have been to all of the Policy Summits? Maybe Tim Quirk, or David Basskin? Step up. We may have a prize for you.
All joking aside, I’m simultaneously thrilled and humbled by the quality of programming and speakers who are joining us for this event. Here are my top 5 programming picks. Register today and join us!
This three-day event brings together the brightest minds in music, technology, policy and law. Artists, managers, policymakers, technologists, legal experts, academics, media mavens and more will decend on Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. from Oct. 3-5 to talk about the pressing issues that impact the entire music ecosystem. read more