29th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference 2017

29th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference 2017

Feb 15 - Feb 19, 2017

Kansas City, MO

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SoundExchange is proud to support the 29th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference — the world’s largest gathering of the Folk music industry and community — taking place February 15-19 at the Westin Crowne Center Hotel in Kansas City, MO.

The mission of Folk Alliance International is to nurture, engage and empower the international folk music community — traditional and contemporary, amateur and professional — through education, advocacy and performance.

SoundExchange’s Senior Director of Industry Relations, Linda Bloss-Baum, will present our popular “SoundExchange 101” for those attendees looking for a more informational session, and she’ll be sharing her public policy expertise and SoundExchange’s current lobbying efforts on the panel “A View from the Hill.”

Attending Folk Alliance International?  Check here to see if you have unclaimed royalties and register to become a SoundExchange member today to start collecting.

Panels Featuring SoundExchange:

  • A View from the Hill

    Date: Feb 18, 2017

    Time: 10:30-11:45 AM

    Location: Roanoke Room, Westin Crowne Center Hotel

    Featuring: Linda Bloss-Baum, Senior Director, Industry Relations

    Panel Description: Executive policy summary and up-to-date information on legislation currently in process on Capitol Hill. Music Industry reps and elected officials will discuss current lobbying efforts, and items such as pending changes to visa processing for international artists, digital licensing, copyright protections, and more. This session is strictly off the record, for real… NO CAMERAS OR RECORDING.

  • SoundExchange 101: What It Is, Why It Pays, and How to Get Your Royalties

    Date: Feb 18, 2017

    Time: 2:30-3:45 PM

    Location: Brookside, Westin Crowne Center Hotel

    Featuring: Linda Bloss-Baum, Senior Director, Industry Relations

    Panel Description: SoundExchange is the nonprofit organization at the center of digital music, developing solutions to benefit the entire music industry and distributing over $4 billion in digital royalties on behalf of more than 130,000 recording artists and master rights owners. This interactive session will cover need-to-know information on performance royalties, copyright, licensing, metadata, legislation, advocacy and how becoming a SoundExchange member (it’s FREE!) allows you to further maximize your royalties for streams around the world.