Music Industry News Network [03-30-2004]

Future Of Music Coalition Summit 2004


Registration Now Open for FMCıs Policy Summit 04

The Future of Music Coalition will be hosting its Fourth Annual Policy
Summit May 2 - 3, 2004 at George Washington Universityıs Lisner Auditorium
in Washington, DC. We continue to bring the best and brightest people
working in music and technology together to discuss the most critical issues
impacting our community and reframe these complicated questions to benefit
musicians and citizens.

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Online registration now open!

Key features for 2004:
LOWER REGISTRATION PRICES: Only $149 for a two-day pass
SPECIAL DISCOUNT RATES for STUDENTS: $99 for a two-day pass

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About Lisner Auditorium:

Keynote Speeches from
Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN)
FCC Commissioner Michael Copps

Thirty-five panelists already confirmed
...including Danny Goldberg (Chairman and CEO, Artemis Records), Janeane
Garofalo (Actor and Comedian), Mike Dreese (Newbury Comics), Kim Coletta
(Desoto Records and band Jawbox), Gigi Sohn (President, Public Knowledge),
Derek Sivers (CD Baby), William Terry Fisher (Professor of Law, Harvard Law
School), Ann Chaitovitz (Director of Sound Recordings, AFTRA), Thomas Frank
(Author and Editor, The Baffler), Ron Gertz (President and CEO, Music
Reports), Seth Hurwitz (9:30 Club), Dave Meinert (PNW Chapter of Recording
Academy, Owner/President of Blue Team Management), John Nichols (Writer, The
Nation), Tim Quirk (Executive Editor, Music, Real Networks and band Too Much
Joy), John Simson (Executive Director, SoundExchange), Koleman Strumpf
(Department of Economics, UNC), Siva Vaidhyanathan (NYU)...with many more to
be announced!

Sundayıs Musician-Focused Program
Building on the success of last yearıs Summit, half of Sundayıs schedule
will focus on artistsı interests, giving working musicians an opportunity to
learn more about the changing environment. Panel topics will cover such
issues as: treating your band as a business, musicians organizing for
political change, and music distribution in the digital environment.

Mondayıs Panels
One of the best features of every FMC Summit is the ability to anticipate
emerging trends and to build panels that bring forward debates that soon
move from the margins to the center of discussion. Areas of focus for this
yearıs panels on Monday will include: the state of the music/tech industry;
digital distribution/digital music stores; the effect of corporate
consolidation in touring, ticketing, major labels, and media on musicians;
alternative compensation systems; the smash-up revolution; and the policy
outlook for the music/tech community.

More detail about the panel topics here:

Scholarships Available for Working Musicians
One of the unique aspects of the Summit is its determination to involve
artists, both as performers and as active policy participants. Because of
contributions from foundations, corporations and individuals, over 200
artists are able to attend the Summit at no charge. We urge all the working
musicians out there to join us for this event. Go here to fill out an

Plan to join us for this unique event. Online registration now open!


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