The advent of broadband changed everything we thought we knew about music — particularly how recordings are distributed, promoted and accessed. While some traditional business models have been upended by the internet, the technology has been a boon to independent musicians who rely on the web to do everything from connecting with fans to booking shows to selling merchandise to collaborating with other artists. Over the past decade, Future of Music Coalition has followed these developments closely, while advocating for a legitimate digital music marketplace that compensates creators. With the open internet driving innovation, we're just beginning to see what a world of fully licensed music services might look like. Yet some would prefer innovation on the web to be left solely to market forces, with little to no regulation to establish rules of the road for Internet Service Providers. Join us for an interactive discussion featuring policy experts, musicians and you.
Jonny 5, emcee, Flobots
Rick Carnes, President, Songwriters Guild of America
Markham Erickson, Holch & Erickson LLP + Executive Director, Open Internet Coalition
Chris Guttman-McCabe, VP, Regulatory Affairs, CTIA - The Wireless Association
Gigi B. Sohn, President, Public Knowledge
Amy Schatz, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal (moderator)
Event website: futureofmusic.org/eventrelated/dc-policy-day-2010-schedule
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