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Organised by the Berklee College of Music, with MIDEM, and presented in association with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and Harvard Business School, the 3-day conference (April 25-27) aims to delve into how business models and copyright impact the recorded music industry, in order to optimise the industry’s creativity and effectiveness.

Highlights include artists Amanda Palmer, Ben Folds, Neil Gaiman, and Damian Kulash of Ok Go, who will write eight songs in eight hours onsite together, and release them 10 hours later; Lyor Cohen, head of Warner Recorded Music; Rep. John Conyers, Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, talking about the future of copyright law; an award of $50,000 to the best new music business model; and the participation of numerous leading tech players such as Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy and the Echo Nest, whose CEO Jim Lucchese notably speaks on day 2. Here he talks to the Rethink Music Blog:

Also speaking is Tod Machover from the MIT Media Lab. He notably gave this inspiring speech, about making music creation fun for kids, to TED in 2008:

Our friend and your Panos Panay of Sonicbids will also be there; here he explains why:

As will Jay Rosenthal of the NMPA, who says he’s coming because the event is ideally pitched between “copyright and copyleft”:

In short, an event not to be missed! More reasons to attend here on Rethink Music’s website; and check out more of the above content on the event’s blog.

And here’s one more reason to attend: the first five people to use the “Rethinkmusic2” promo code when registering here get $400 off the full walk-in rate! Don’t miss out…

 


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James Martin

James Martin is Head of Social Media for Midem organisers Reed MIDEM. This includes defining and rolling out Midem's social media strategy, editing midemblog, influencer outreach, developing Midem's fanbase of 75,000+ music professionals and more.

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