The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has set its annual summit conference for May 2-3 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Keynoters will include Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., chairman of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, and Michael Copps, Democratic commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission. Coleman is a critic of the recording industry’s litigation against illegal downloaders; Copps has spoken out against media consolidation.
Participants on various panels will include Danny Goldberg, chairman/CEO of Artemis Records; Derek Silver, president of CD Baby; John Simson, executive director of SoundExchange; Janeane Garofalo, actress and comedian; Seth Hurwitz, owner of D.C.’s 9:30 club; and Dave Meinart, president of the Pacific Northwest chapter of the Recording Academy and owner of Blue Team Management.
FMC is a non-profit organization involved in promoting issues such as artists’ rights, low-power radio and online music exploration.