Future of Music Policy Summit at Georgetown University Oct. 3-5

The Future of Music Coalition’s 10th anniversary Policy Summit takes place at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., from October 3-5, 2010. The conference unites policy-makers, media representatives, academics, industry professionals and musicians to discuss current issues effecting the music, technology, and policy landscape. This year’s line-up includes presentations from T Bone Burnett (renowned musician, composer and producer), Damian Kulash (frontman, OK Go), Eric Garland (founder, Big Champagne Media Measurement), singer-songwriter Erin McKeown, Ian Rogers (CEO of TopSpin), Tim Westergren of Pandora (in conversation with Wall Street Journal tech columnist Kara Swisher), independent label legend Tom Silverman of Tommy Boy Records, and Ana Marie Cox (Washington Correspondent, GQ Magazine).

Recently added speakers include the legendary Chuck D (Public Enemy), Craig Finn (The Hold Steady), Jonny 5 (Flobots), Spott Philpott (label manager, Merge Records), Oddisee (hip-hop entrepreneur and MC), Meredith Chin (Manager of Corporate Communications at Facebook), Amy Blackman (Amy B MGMT/Cookman; Ozomatli), Christopher LaRosa (Project Manager, YouTube Music) and Dawn Barger (Post Hoc Management; The National, Nicole Atkins).

This is one of the most significant music, technology, and policy conferences of the year and will be of huge educational value to Georgetown students. Key highlights for music students will include:

  • A Musicians Day on Sunday October 3rd which features a host of exciting panel discussions empowering musicians at every stage of their career. The day will kick off with a master class by music PR supremo Ariel Hyatt, followed by “To-Do’s And You: The New Artist Check List” which will focus on 12 things all new artists should do at the beginning of their career. There will also be a panel discussion on “Indie Labels in 2010.”
  • We will hosting a number of “supersessions” which will encourage interactive discussions on topics including Students and Music Access on Campus, Live Music and Social Networks, and Artists Activism to name a few.

Highlights for law students include various panel discussions and supersessions on topics ranging from new business models, to health care reform issues, to international and domestic copyright issues, to artist engagement — all of which offer immediate access to crucial conversations about the future of music.

The full conference schedule and information about registration can be found at