Tuesday, August 5, 2008

FMC Events: 2008 and Beyond!



It's usually around now that we begin talking about our annual Future of Music Policy Summit, but this time, we're changing things up a bit. Since there’s a Federal election set to take place in November, we decided to organize a few smaller, more focused events in the fall, while gearing up for more policy-related programming early in 2009.

Because last April’s “What’s the Future for Musicians?” seminars in upstate New York went so awesomely, we thought it would be a good time for another road trip. FMC and our whip-smart associates will be in Chicago and New York City this fall for two more information-packed forums for musicians, indie labels and fans.

Attendees will learn about a range of internet-based promotion and distribution options, how to navigate the health insurance landscape, the importance of open internet structures, local arts funding opportunities and how copyright law and business models affect musician compensation.

Not good enough? There will also be special conversations featuring prominent music minds, breakout sessions, and everybody’s favorite — cocktail parties! It’s a great chance to get the latest music-tech-policy scoop, interact with the experts, and exchange ideas and perspectives with other musicians, labels and fans. You could call it networking; we call it good times!

The Chicago seminar will take place on Monday September 22 at the Old Town School of Folk Music. The NYC forum will be held at the Public Theater on Monday, October 6. Admission for each event is $25, though a limited number of musician scholarships are also available for both events. We recommend registering early since space is limited.

What’s the Future for Musicians: Chicago
Monday, September 22, 2008 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL

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Apply for a scholarship

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What’s the Future for Musicians: New York: Monday
October 6, 2008
, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Anspacher Theater at the Public Theater, New York, NY

Event site

Register
Apply for a scholarship

Press credentialing
Help us spread the word

FMC will also be organizing another event in NYC in October or November, date and venue to be determined. “Creative License: A Conversation about Music, Sampling and the Law” will present a robust but balanced conversation about the legal and social challenges posed by music sampling, and the sample license clearance process — hot topics in this Girl Talk era.

FMC goes back to the future with our Washington, D.C. Policy events slated for 2009. Hot on the heels of the national election, we’ll be holding a Policy Day at the National Geographic Society on February 11. The one-day forum will look at how changes in the policy landscape might impact the music community. Later in ’09, we’ll host our multi-day Policy Summit, which will shed even more light on the issues that are emerging as music promotion and distribution moves to a global, digital platform. Stay tuned for more info on all of our upcoming events.

1 comment:

Motorokr said...

smaller more ocused events eh? sounds like a good plan. That way it can be spread out a bit and give more people the opportunity to check it out.