Thursday, September 18, 2008

Chigago Registration Reminder!

"What's the Future for Musicians" in Buffalo, April 2. Photos by Josh Spaulding

Hello there!

We're still knee-deep in last-minute events details for our "What's the Future for Musicians?" seminar at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music on Monday, Sept. 22. It's really coming together, and we can't wait to dazzle Windy City musicians with our humungo brains! (Seriously, we've got a ton of great presentations and panelists lined up; click here to see what we mean.)

Now that the clock is really ticking, we wanted to give you a heads up that online registration for the seminar closes at 11:59 PM on Friday, Sept. 19 (that's tomorrow). So if you wanna do it digitally, you best hop to it.

We'll continuing to take in-person registrations at the Hideout Block Party on Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 20-21), as well as walk-ups at the event. If that's your plan, make sure to bring a checkbook or credit card, because, like those commercials, we don't take cash. (Some of us aren't very good at the maths).

Our Chicago adventure is part of One Web Day — a worldwide celebration of the open internet and the creativity, commerce and expression it inspires. As we mentioned before, we'll be at the Hideout Block Party for two days before our musicians' event talking about Rock the Net — our campaign to preserve the open internet. Make sure you swing by and say 'sup!

If you're not a Chicago-area musician or label, you can still join the Rock the Net campaign and show your support of the open internet. And stay tuned for video and audio of the Windy City seminar.

If you live closer to the Big Apple, you should clear October 6 on you calendar. That's when we'll be in town for the season's final "What's the Future for Musicians?" entry at The Public Theater in NYC. Right after that event (just later in the day) is "Creative License: A Conversation About Music, Sampling and Fair Use." Learn more about that event here.

The "What's the Future for Musicians?" seminars are $25, but a limited number of artist scholarships are available at the event websites:

What's the Future for Musicians? - Chicago Scholarships
What's the Future for Musicians? - NYC Scholarships
Creative License — NYC Scholarships

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