Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Future of Music conference announcement w/scholarships

The Future of Music Coalition's 14th annual Policy Summit ( ) is October 27-28 in Washington, DC. It is offering scholarships for students and musicians starting at $25 for both days. 

From FOMC:

Future of Music Coalition ( ) is a national education, research, and advocacy nonprofit for musicians based in Washington, D.C. 

The goal of the Future of Music Policy Summit is bring together some of the smartest people to discuss some of the toughest issues facing music today. Gathering academics, attorneys, composers, entrepreneurs, managers, musicians, policy thought leaders, students, and technologists this year the Summit will tackle musician's services, copyright, metadata, activism, transparency, monopolies, songwriting, a road plan for jazz, the rise of electronic dance music industry, and much, much more. 

You can see video highlights from our 2013 Policy Summit at The 2014 Summit will feature Keynote Addresses from: 
· Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
· Damian Kulash, OK Go 

And feature more than 50 expert panelists including: 
· Ceci Bastida, Musician
· Felix Contreras, Co-host, Alt.Latino, NPR
· Kiran Gandhi, Drummer/Percussionist
· Katie Alice Greer of Priests
· Jodie Griffin Senior Staff Attorney, Public Knowledge
· Shawn King, Musician, DeVotchKa
· Thomas Frank Columnist,
· Tracy Maddux, CEO, CD Baby
· Martín Perna, Musician, Antibalas
· Tom Silverman, Executive Director, New Music Seminar
· Fox Stevenson, Singer, Songwriter and Producer
· Joe Torres, Senior External Affairs Director, Free Press
· Emily White, Co-founder, Whitesmith Entertainment

The Future of Music Policy Summit is two jam-packed days of discussion that go beyond the typical conference fare. The Summit is widely respected as a place where all perspectives can be heard in constructive dialogue, cutting through industry hype and overheated rhetoric to focus in on the real challenges and opportunities in today's music space. 

The full schedule with speakers and panelists can be found at . 

Students and musicians can apply for a scholarship to attend starting at $25 at

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