Greetings from Washington, D.C., music nerds! I am here to attend the Future of Music Policy Summit, which addresses a side of the music profession I could stand to learn more about: policy, technology, law, how the money comes in and how it goes out, and more.
Coalition‘s annual policy summit tackles the big issues that matter to musicians and the new music industry. It’s happening now in Washington DC and you can watch the live stream free on both Monday and Tuesday. You’ll find more info, the schedule and the live video stream here.
Colorado nonprofit SpokesBUZZ recently wrapped up the third successful year of BandSwap 2014, the program that Hypebot calls “an excellent example of creative innovation in the music industry.” The program, even broader this year in scope and concept, brought together fans and industry professionals with 16 bands for 88 events in nine cities over four weeks. The events featured BandSwap performances by the participating bands and other local artists, music video premieres and screenings, educational discussions with an impressive list of panelists (below), networking SynchroniCITY mixers, Cultural Spotlight presentations shedding light on each city’s unique characteristics, presentations on innovative startups via InnovationSwap, and more! read more
As we prepare for this year’s Policy Summit (October 27-28, 2014), we found ourselves looking at some reports from past Summits and rediscovered some rave reviews from past attendees that might help you better understand what you will get out of attending this year’s event.
In a nutshell: attendees gain knowledge, inspiration, ideas, new friends and contacts, stronger community, and better understand why it’s so important that everyone working in music today knows how national policy affects how money is made—and how you can make sure your voice is heard!
Hello everyone! I am MT, FMC’s Policy Intern for this fall. The Policy Summit is right around the corner, and while we’re all working hard to get the word out about what will be going on during those two intense days, I’m also excited about attending myself in my capacity as a student of Government and American Musical Culture at Georgetown. These are my picks:read more
Hey people! Casey Rae here. Well, it’s that time of year again. And I’m not talking about “pumpkin spice” in everything. I’m talking about the 14th Future of Music Policy Summit, which takes place on Oct. 27-28 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. read more
If you follow this blog, you know that FMC spends a lot of time thinking about metadata, a shorthand term that can mean a lot of things including the information about who wrote a song, or who played on a recording. We’ve looked at the problems from different angles, examined the wide range of possible solutions, and attended metadata conferences. This month’s Future of Music Policy Summit will have some special sessions that tackle metadata, so we asked FMC’s director of programs Jean Cook six questions about the topic.