2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Advocating for Musicians: Why DC Matters

Thursday, March 17
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 10C
531 E 4th St

Government advocacy is important to make sure that the voices of independent artists are heard by policy makers in Washington, DC and in your states and cities. Many laws and policies are being changed, re-considered, or discussed which could have wide-ranging impacts on musicians, their royalties, and even their ability to tour easily in other countries. It is only possible to actively fight for your fair share in a changing market-place by speaking up. Why? The companies, services, and collectives are speaking up - your voice needs to be part of the conversation. This panel will tell attendees just how to go about doing this important work!

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Jeremy Peters at SXSW

Jeremy Peters

Music Publishing Dir

Ghostly International

Jeremy Peters is the Director of Creative and Business Affairs for Ghostly Songs (http://www.ghostlysongs.com/). Since joining Ghostly in 2003 he's risen thru the ranks from intern to directing the...

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Julia Massimino at SXSW

Julia Massimino

VP of Global Public Policy


Julia Massimino is the Vice President of Global Public Policy for SoundExchange. Responsible for leading the organization’s public policy and government affairs activities, Massimino supervises leg...

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Seth Bloom at SXSW

Seth Bloom


Bloom Strategic Counsel

Seth Bloom is the President and Founder of Bloom Strategic Counsel, PLLC, a Washington, DC based law and lobbying firm. Mr. Bloom, the former long time General Counsel of the U.S. Senate Antitrust ...

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