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The future is now

I got this email through my arts management grad school list, and it in turn came from one of the former heads of the program.  Since I d have, oh, two or three readers who weren’t dragooned into reading the blog through school (really!), I wanted to pass it along to you. Forwarding for everyone!

I wanted to drop you a line regarding the Future of Music Coalition’s 10th anniversary Policy Summit, which takes place at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., from October 3-5, 2010. The conference unites music industry heavy-weights and international recording artists for one of the most significant conferences in the music industry calendar. This year’s line-up includes presentations from a range of visionaries such as T Bone Burnett (renowned musician, composer and producer), Damian Kulash (frontman, OK Go), Eric Garland (founder, Big Champagne Media Measurement), Ian Rogers (CEO of TopSpin), Joey Burns (from acclaimed experimental Americana outfit Calexico), Tim Westergren of Pandora, independent label legend Tom Silverman of Tommy Boy Records, and Ana Marie Cox (Washington Correspondent, GQ Magazine), to name a few.

There will also be a “Musicians Education Day” on Sunday Oct 3rd where there will be presentations and interactive discussions on subjects ranging from fan analytics to direct-to-consumer case studies to the possible impact of health care reform on musicians. Experts such as Ariel Hyatt of Ariel Publicity/Cyber PR and Ian Rogers of TopSpin Media will offer their insights about surviving — and thriving — in today’s music business.

This is one of the most significant music, technology, and policy conferences of the year and is of huge educational value to the student community. Further details can be found at


If this seems appropriate to your students, we would love your help in getting the word out. Student registration (in advance only) is $20.

Snazzy! I, tragically, will be working at that time, but if anyone is planning to go and wants to give me a recap (guest blog, anyone?), drop me a line. Alternatively, has anyone been in previous years? Describe!

About Jenn

Despite being the former digital marketing intern at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Jenn German does not like Mozart. Beethoven could've totally beaten him up. Also she has an arts management graduate degree from American University, but this changes nothing.


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