Apr 4, 2005

On Tuesday, April 12 join FMC in Washington for a DC Policy Day. This will be like a one-day version of our Policy Summit, but with a laser-beam focus on four issues that are emerging in the Courts, Congress and at the Copyright Office. By bringing together key stakeholders – musicians, advocates, policymakers, technologists, academics – we will once again generate a meaningful, well-balanced discussion on the issues that will impact musicians and the music community in 2005 and beyond.

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The Program
Over the course of the day, experts representing a wide range of perspectives will discuss and debate four emerging policy issues:
* Digital Audio Broadcasting & the Future of Radio
Jim Griffin, Cherry Lane Digital, will moderate
Ann Chaitovitz, AFTRA
Chris Mays, KMTT Seattle
John Simson, SoundExchange
Dave Ulmer, Motorola
* Low Power FM & Community Voices
Michael Bracy, FMC Policy Director, will moderate
Hannah Sassaman, Prometheus Radio Project
Joseph Kluger, Philadelphia Orchestra
Nan Rubin, Community Media Services
* Health Insurance and Musicians
Jenny Toomey, FMC Executive Director, will moderate
Claudia Bach, Advisarts
Adam Forest, Fractured Atlas
Mila Kofman, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
Matt McConville, Annapolis Musicians' Fund
* Copyright in the Courts and Congress
Walter McDonough, FMC General Counsel, will moderate
Jeffrey Cunard Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP
Berkley Etheridge Vice President, National Music Publishers Association
Margot Nassau Royalties and Licensing Manager, Smithsonian Folkways
Jule Sigall Associate Register for Policy & International Affairs, US Copyright Office
Gigi Sohn President, Public Knowledge

Jonathon Adelstein, FCC Commissioner
Representative Diane Watson (D-CA): Chair, Congressional Entertainment Caucus

…all with a focus squarely on their impact on musicians, performers, songwriters, and citizens.

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