The D.C.-based education, research and advocacy non-profit Future of Music Coalition has released the schedule for its annual policy summit, which will take place October 3 and 4 at Georgetown University. The event will "convene an incredible array of musicians, arts advocates, policymakers, technologists, media representatives and industry figures to discuss issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy and law," according to a press release. Additionally, there will also be movie screenings, a concert (performers TBA), and pho eating.
Organizers said that they are still adding panels and speakers to this year's line-up, but Ticketfly CEO Andrew Dreskin, musician Rebecca Gates, and I.M.P./9:30 Club head Seth Hurwitz are among those already confirmed. The schedule as it stands is here; register before Friday and get a special early-bird rate. Full text of the press release is below.
Sept. 7, 2011, Washington, D.C.— Future of Music Coalition will once again bring its acclaimed Policy Summit to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. on October 3-4, 2011.
The Future of Music Policy Summit 2011 will convene an incredible array of musicians, arts advocates, policymakers, technologists, media representatives and industry figures to discuss issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy and law. Attendees will examine current trends while looking ahead to a sustainable, 21st century music ecosystem that rewards creators and fans.
Programming at Policy Summit 2011 will cover tremendous ground, including an up-close focus on musician revenue in an uncertain and evolving marketplace. Attendees will experience:
*What the future holds from music industry visionaries, innovators and thought-leaders
*Special conversations with leading musicians, producers and policymakers
*How artists are earning a living in today’s music landscape
Musicians examining innovative music services
*An up-close look at creative communities and music scenes across the country
*Reports on global efforts to streamline digital music rights
*Where the live music and ticketing market is heading
*The legal and technological environment for remixes, mash-ups and more
*The future of mobile music
…plus movie screenings, networking parties, a Pho dinner and a rock show. We confirm more panelists each and every day — check our online schedule and panelists list for regular updates.