With the advent of the digital music economy, online services have revolutionized the business of being an independent musician. Everything from music sales to fan communication to press kits to tour routing and merchandise production can be done with your laptop and an internet connection – but are these artist-focused, VC-funded services truly serving musicians' needs? Join us as our panel of musicians and artist managers kicks the tires on a group of emerging digital music services.

Curt Arledge, Content Manager, Creative Allies
Phil McCarty, Founder, TrackTrack.it
J Sider, CEO & Founder, RootMusic
Neil Vineberg, Chief Marketing Officer, ThingLink

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Erin Barra, Singer/Songwriter/Producer/Multi-Instrumentalist/Ableton-Enthusiast
Erin McKeown, Musician; Berkman Fellow
Zach Rogue, Musician, Songwriter
Stu Smith, Manager, Red Light Management
Emily White, Co-Founder/Manager, Whitesmith Entertainment
Kristin Thomson, Co-director of Artist Revenue Streams Project and Consultant, Future of Music Coalition (moderator)

This panel was recorded live in Washington, DC at Georgetown University on October 3, 2011 during Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit 2011.

Event website: futureofmusic.org/events/future-music-policy-summit-2011

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