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Future of Music Coalition Holds Fifth Policy Summit

Hundreds of musicians, technologists, industry insiders, academics, attorneys and creators will convene in Washington, DC, next week to discuss and debate some of the most contentious issues surrounding digital technology, artists' rights and the current state of the music industry.

The fifth annual Future of Music Policy Summit will be held from September 11-13 at The George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC.

Sessions during the three-day summit will range from the issues of sampling and compensation to payola, the after-effects of the MGM v. Grokster court case and developments in distribution. Among the featured speakers will be FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein (Sunday), legendary funk musician George Clinton (Monday) and U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher, D-VA, and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-WA, (Tuesday).

The schedule:

Sunday, September 11
1:00 p.m. - Welcome
1:15-2:30 p.m. - Guiding Artists Through Tremendous Change
2:45-4:00 p.m. - New Label/No Label Models
4:00-4:30 p.m. - Special Interview with FCC Commissioner Jonathan
4:30-5:45 p.m. - Music Policy 101

Monday, September 12
9:45-11:00 a.m. - State of the Union
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Is Digital Distribution a Good Deal for Artists?
12:45-1:45 p.m. - Breakout Sessions
* How to Promote and Sell Your Music Online
* License to Cover: Section 115
2:00-3:00 p.m. - Breakout sessions
* How to work with PROs
* O, Canada
* Ethics of Contract Negotiation
* Developer's Roundtable
3:15-4:30 p.m. - I Am The DJ: Podcasting, Webcasting and Blogs
4:30-5:00 p.m. - Special interview with legendary funk artist George
5:00-6:15 p.m. - Sampling and Shared Art

Tuesday, September 13
9:00-9:20 a.m. - Featured Speaker: Representative Rick Boucher (D-VA)
9:30-10:45 a.m. - IP in a post-Grokster World
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - The Changing Face of Distribution
12:00-12:30 p.m. - Keynote: Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
12:45-1:45 p.m. - Breakout Sessions
* How to Podcast and Music Blog
* Reclaiming the Media
* Ethics of Innovation
* Our AAIM is True
2:00-3:00 p.m. - Breakout Sessions
* Get the HINT. Musicians and Health Insurance
* Remix, Reuse, Repercussions: Transformative Use
* Music, Indecency and Censorship
* Recommendation Engines and the 5 Cent Solution
3:15-3:25 p.m. - Remarks by Terryl Brown Clemons, Assistant Deputy
Attorney General, State of New York
3:25-4:30 p.m. - Radio, Radio: a Discussion on Payola
4:45-6:00 p.m. - The "Unheard" Music
7:00-9:00 p.m. - Capitol Hill reception, Longworth House Office Building

The complete list of confirmed panelists can be found at: http://www.futureofmusic.org/events/summit05/panelists.cfm

The detailed summit schedule is available at: http://www.futureofmusic.org/events/summit05/schedule.cfm

CONTACT: Michael Bracy, +1-202-331-2958, or Kristin Thomson, +1-215-351-9923, both of Future of Music Coalition.

Source: Future of Music Coalition

Web site: http://www.futureofmusic.org/events/summit05/panelists.cfm

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