Vote On Whether Or Not I Get To Speak At SXSW
from the popularity-contests dept
Well, it’s that time of year again, where SXSW gets everyone to vote on potential speakers/panels. This year, we submitted two proposals (one for interactive and one for music). I also know that a bunch of other folks kindly included me in their proposals to be on various panels and such (and others have told me that I’ll be included if they get in). So, it seems like there may be a variety of ways to have me appear at SXSW (or, of course, for those who think I should shut up — you know who you are — you’re free to vote me down as well).
First up, in the music part of SXSW, we proposed me doing an update on my Success Stories presentation, entitled The Secrets Of Success For An Internet-Age Musician.
Then, for the interactive part, we pitched a panel discussion about What Would Copyright Look Like If Created Today?, and proposed a variety of speakers for that panel who would present varying views on the topic. I actually think this could make for a really interesting discussion, so hopefully it gets approved.
Among other panels that people have told me I’ve been included in proposals for, there’s Martin Thörnkvist’s suggested panel for the music part creatively titled Love Has A Lot To Do With It, about how to “create sustainable careers for artists today.” There’s also Ross Pruden’s Profiting From Piracy: Selling Your Digital-Age Content, which is a part of the film part of SXSW. Also in film, VODO and Bittorrent have proposed a discussion on Can P2P Save Filmmaking, which they’ve asked me to participate in.
There are a ton of other great suggestions for panels and talks that are probably worth voting for as well. The EFF has their own list of their proposed talks, all of which look fantastic. Public Knowledge has proposed a Legal Workshop for Music Bloggers and a Howto: Connect with Fans Online, Reap the Benefits, which is based on a project I’m an advisor to.
Some other proposals that caught my eye (and, no I didn’t go through them all) as well. In film: How Interactive Screenings Will Save Cinema, Film Funding and Distribution: Past, Present and Future, Zero budget? Video projects using only open-source tools and Sell your Film for Free and Make Money. In music: Multiple Streams of Music Income, New Metrics for the Music Industry: Which Matter?, Why the Technology Industry No Longer Matters, FUTUREHIT.DNA – A Conversation With Jay Frank (which is a great book, by the way), The Collaboration of Artist & Fan: Music’s Evolution, Download Illegally, It’s The Right Thing To Do and Copyright Criminals. The Interactive session has so many proposals that I haven’t had a chance to look at yet, that I’m not even going to recommend any from there just yet, but feel free to point out any interesting ones you find in the full list in the comments here.
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