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Upcoming Future of Music Coalition Events

The Future of Music Coalition has a number of upcoming events that you may want to check out if you are a musician or have any involvement in the music “industry.”


DC POLICY DAY: April 12, 2005

On Tuesday, April 12, FMC is hosting a one-day DC Policy Day, where we will apply a laser-beam focus on four critical topics emerging in the Courts, Congress, and at the Copyright Office: digital audio broadcasting and the future of radio, low power FM and community voices, health insurance and musicians, and Copyright in the Courts and Congress. Please join us if you can, or spread the word!

What: Future of Music DC Policy Day Where: Kaiser Family Foundation’s Barbara Jordan Conference Center 1330 G Street NW, Washington, DC When: Tuesday, April 12, 2005, 10 AM to 6 PM

The Policy Day will feature keynote speakers FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein and Representative Diane Watson (D-CA) as well as a diverse selection of panelists, including:

Claudia Bach AdvisArts Consulting
Ann Chaitovitz National Director of Sound Recordings, AFTRA
Jeffrey Cunard Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP
Adam Forest Executive Director, Fractured Atlas
Berkley Etheridge Vice President, National Music Publishers Association
Jim Griffin CEO, Cherry Lane Digital
Joseph Kluger President, Philadelphia Orchestra
Mila Kofman Assistant Research Professor, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
Alex Maiolo Partner, Lee-Moore Insurance
Chris Mays VP and Program Director, KMTT Seattle
Matt McConville musician, Annapolis Musicians’ Fund
Margot Nassau Royalties and Licensing Manager, Smithsonian Folkways
Nan Rubin Community Media Services
Hannah Sassaman Organizer, Prometheus Radio Project
Jule Sigall Associate Register for Policy & International Affairs, US Copyright Office
John Simson Executive Director, SoundExchange
Gigi Sohn President, Public Knowledge

A complete schedule is available at:
Space is limited so reserve your seat now!
The suggested donation for attending the event is $25. A limited number of student and musician scholarships are also available on the website.

FMC @ TRIBECA FILM FEST April 27 and 28, 2005

FMC is also proud to be working in collaboration with the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival to produce two panels that focus on the issues at the intersection of music and film: one on soundtracks and one on rights clearance for creative works used in documentaries and films.

Confirmed panelists include:
Rick Karr Cultural Correspondent, NPR News
Peter Jaszi American University School of Law
Rena Kosersky Music Supervisor for documentaries
Jeff Tuchman Documentary producer/director/writer, Documania Films

…with many more in the works

Both panels will be held in the main room of the Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard Street, NYC starting at 1 PM on both April 27 and April 28.
Tickets are $20 and are available on the Tribeca website:
More info about the Tribeca panels is available at:

FMC POLICY SUMMIT September 11-13, 2005

Our signature event will be held in September this year, putting us in between Bumbershoot and CMJ and all the other cool fall events. We already have many panel and panelist ideas percolating, as well as new opportunities to expand the programming and bring in more musical components. Mark your calendars and make plans to join us!