The Future of Music Coalition will be holding the 2011 Future of Music Policy Summit at Georgetown University in Washington, DC from October 3-4, 2011.  The summit brings together musicians, managers, policymakers, media representatives, academics, technologists, industry professionals and more for spirited dialogue about the future of music along with cocktail parties, screenings, live music, and more.

To get a taste of what goes on at these gatherings, check out our coverage of the 2010 Summit.  There are a limited number of scholarships available for working musicians — you can apply here.

The 2011 Future of Music Policy Summit will examine the issues that matter most to today’s musicians, songwriters and composers — from the hyper-local to the truly global. What do artists require to make an impact in a content-rich, capital-challenged environment? How does policy impact musicians’ ability to thrive, not just today, but tomorrow? Is the industry finally ready to play nice with technology?…Can all stakeholders work constructively towards a music marketplace that rewards both artists and fans?

Future of Music Coalition is a national nonprofit organization that works to ensure a diverse musical culture where artists flourish, are compensated fairly for their work, and where fans can find the music they want.