Thursday, January 06, 2005

Future of Music/Policy Summit in DC

"Moving into its fifth year in 2005, the FMC Policy Summit is a forum for musicians, lawyers, academics, policymakers and music industry executives to come together to discuss and debate some of the most contentious issues surrounding digital technology, artists’ rights and the current state of the music industry."

Lots of bigwigs from politix and the recording industry are there. Not a lot of folks who represent downloaders, samplers, file sharers and all the rest.. I especially urge folks who want to argue for the right of public access to as much music as possible to try to attend.

The Future of Music Coalition offers some scholarships for musicians to attend the the FMC Policy Summit. This covers the registration fee and not travel costs and housing.

http://www.futureofmusic.org/events/summit05/scholarshipinfo.cfm

of course, all of us broke-ass experimnetal; music types are weeded out through the cost of attending.

Contradiction: People currently (doing civil disobedience)/posting uncleared samples and sample-based music and mixes online showing up to represent to establishment faces who are trying to stop us.

But even so, would be good if someone was there to trouble the waters, one way or another. The Future of Music people are pretty nice, sincere, and trying to make space for us within the system. I'm not fully convinced --especially for my kind of music-- that money will ever be made directly from phonograms. (It's rare for most of us that it ever was possible to make money -as in pay bills- through selling recordings.) But they have some nice ideas about it. Downhillbattle has some other nice ideas.

1 comment:

  1. Actually nice stuff... It is really interesting, to know one's opinion on the same problem... But it seems such questions are indifferent to a modern society... Unfortunately....

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