The Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit Wants You!

The Future of Music Coalition, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to education, research and advocacy for musicians, is holding their 10th anniversary Music Policy Summit October 3-5, 2010, at Georgetown University.  The summit unites recording industry artists and insiders with policymakers, technologists and representatives of the media to tackle issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy and the law.  This year the conference will feature presentations by luminaries such as Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer T-Bone Burnett, OK Go frontman Damian Kulash (of my favorite video of the year so far), Tommy Boy Entertainment CEO Tom Silverman, Pandora founder Tim Westergren, Calexico frontman Joey Burns, and Wonkette founding editor and current GQ Washington correspondent Ana Marie Cox.

This year's summit will also include a Musicians' Education Day on Sunday, October 3, with presentations and interactive panels on subjects as diverse as fan analytics to direct-to-consumer marketing and the possible impact of health care reform on musicians.  Panelists will include Ariel Hyatt of Ariel PR and TopSpin Media CEO Ian Rogers.  These events will be invaluable to current or aspiring local musicians.

More information about the summit is available at the FMC site at