As October spins down, MMT wraps up our first-ever Future of Music Month with the Fammy Awards, recognizing the best of the 2010 Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit.
Best Reverb: T Bone Burnett – for his conversation with Greg Kot, which echoed throughout the Summit and blogosphere long after he left the stage.
Best Advice: Jill Sobule – (on how to deal with a stalker)
“Put ’em to work. Have them carry your equipment. They’ll get tired of you real quick…”
Best URL: Christen Lien (Violist) – itsnotaviolin.com
Best Comeback: Damian Kulash (OK Go)
Question from audience member and OK Go fan begins with:
“I have a limited amount of income…”
Damian: “And I want more of it!”
Best Photographer: Puck (no competition, really…)
Best Answer: Erin McKeown – (Monsters of Data Panel) asked how she reacts to “a billion points of data”:
“I react with suspicion and ambivalence.”
Best Show: Tim Quirk and Mark Mullins (Producers) – “Dear New Orleans” Benefit Concert
Best Camera Phone Video: Blackbirds – Erin McKeown and Bonearama (hey, what fun is it being executive editor if you can’t give yourself an award once in a while?)
This is the point where we would normally wrap up our coverage of the 2010 Future of Music summit with a thoughtful analysis and recap. But that’s already been done, and done exceedingly well. So the final Fammy of the evening goes to…
Best Wrap-Up: Paul Rapp (Rapp on This) – “Future of Music 10“