Future of Music Policy Summit Announces Final Lineup


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This month’s Future of Music Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. just announced its final list of speakers and panelists. Scheduled for October 26-27 at Georgetown University, the summit brings together the best and brightest in the music, tech and policy sectors for conversations on “the diverse needs of musicians.”

“While the music marketplace evolves rapidly, there’s never been more interest in tackling the challenges of creating a sustainable music industry where artists can reach audiences on their own terms and be compensated fairly for their creative work,” Kevin Erickson, Communications & Outreach Manager for FMC, said in a press release. “But defining fairness and achieving that goal is no small feat. As Congress, federal regulators, and the courts are all currently examining different parts of the music ecosystem, it’s a critical time to be having these conversations.”

Notable speakers include:

  • Martin Elbourne, booker Glastonbury Festival, co-founder Great Escape Festival
  • Darius Van Arman, co-founder Secretly independent label group (Secretly Canadian, Jagjaguwar, Numero)
  • Peter Jenner, Sincere Management (The ClashPink Floyd)
  • Jeffrey Boxer,  executive director & general counsel, Content Creators’ Coalition
  • Stefanie Taub, National Director, Sound Recordings at SAG-AFTRA
  • Andy Schwartz, American Federation of Musicians Local 802
  • Bertis Downs, manager of R.E.M.
  • Simon Wheeler, Beggars Group of independent labels (Matador, 4AD, XL)
  • Paul Pacifico, Featured Artists Coalition
  • Tracy Maddux, CD Baby
  • Martín Perna, founder & bandleader, afro-jazz orchestra Antibalas
  • Anya Grundman, executive director, NPR Music
  • Amanda Warner, musician/producer – MNDR
  • Anna Vozelgang, singer-songwriter
  • Benji Rogers, CEO & founder, PledgeMusic
  • Tim Quirk, Freeform
  • Dave Wish, CEO, Little Kids Rock
  • Tift Merritt, musician
  • Ryan Chisholm, artist manager, Nettwerk Music Group
  • Emily White, Whitesmith Entertainment
  • Bill Wilson, Music Business Assocation
  • Erin McKeown, musician/producer
  • Lauren Ross, Licensing and Publishing, Terrorbird Media
  • Joe Conyers, VP Technology / GM Downtown Music Publishing  / Songtrust
  • Jeff Price, CEO Audiam
  • Melvin Gibbs, musician, President Content Creators Coalition
  • Jason Feinberg, Head of Artist Marketing, Pandora
  • Paul Jessop, Founder & Director, County Analytics, Ltd
  • Sharky Laguana, CEO and founder of Bandango, author of “Streaming Music Is Ripping You Off”
  • Liv Buli, data journalist, Next Big Sound
  • Bianca Soler, WGTB Georgetown University Radio
  • Kiran Gandhi, musician and former data analyst, Interscope Records
  • Marika Partridge, Takoma Radio community LPFM station
  • Larry Miller, Director, Music Business Program, NYU
  • Mario Rossero, Vice President of Education, Kennedy Center
  • Anna Celenza, Georgetown University professor of music
  • and many more

For information on attending the summit, click here.

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