It's a bit of an understatement to say technology is having a huge impact on the music industry. Anyone remember those things called CDs? Sure, I'm being a little facetious, but music downloads, H.D. radio, DRM, net neutrality, and a range of other technologies are fundamentally changing the way we get, listen and make our music.
The Future of Music Coalition is jumping into this fray with "The Technology and IP Policy Day." The May 2 event will feature Microsoft, BMI, Pandora, XM, the U.S. Copyright Office, R.E.M. advisor Bertis Downs and other top experts debating about what all this change means, and how it will impact the industry. The experts will discuss the shake up in the satellite and terrestrial radio market, the battle over net neutrality, and the impact of a whole gaggle of new music downloading services. It's safe to say there has never been a more interesting time to discuss the intersection of music and technology.
Here's the really great part: the conference is cheap! Go here to register.