28 – How the COVID-19 Crisis May Change the Format of Music Itself

Looking at music's history, it has always been outside forces that dramatically changed the way we experience music and how music is made. Through anecdotes, this talk explores how electric light, iron casting, mass consumerism, and the internet all played a role in changing the format of music, and how the current crisis may change music itself once again, and the music business with it, through social distancing, localism, and virtual experiences.

32.1- What This Crisis Taught Us About the Current Music Industry Infrastructure and How to Plan for the Future

As the music industry tackles the current challenges and tries to minimize the negative impacts brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, we turn our gaze both to the past and future to discuss what didn’t work in the way live music, nightlife and artist support were structured, and how infrastructures should be rebuilt in order to create a safer, more resilient and inclusive industry for all.

35.2 – Future of Career Pathways

With the shutdown of much of the industry, what is the effect on short-term opportunities like internships for those aspiring for careers in the music business? What does the landscape for hiring look like in the short and long terms now? What will various segments of the industry look like in terms of the number of jobs and the pathways to obtaining them?

38 – Futures 15: Normalizing Digital Scarcity with Cherie Hu

Cherie Hu will talk about how the pandemic could be a turning point for normalizing digitally scarce goods and experiences. She'll discuss disruptive effects (both positive and negative, short- and long-term) of this sudden paradigm shift on how the music industry is structured and what fans expect from artists. I can also discuss one or two case studies of artists and entertainers who built sustainable businesses off of a notion of digital scarcity (pre-pandemic), and what we could learn from them.

41.1 – Future of Live Venues and Events

How will the long-term repercussions of this pandemic and its negotiated social norms affect the layout, social meaning, and economics of concerts, festivals, and venues? These three leaders in the Colorado and Idaho live music communities will discuss challenges, frictions, and realities of the next lives of live performance

42.1 – Festivals as Classrooms for Resilience: The Art of Mass Gatherings

For an exploration into workable ideas, please join Matthew Ché Kowal of Majestic Collaborations for a quick and deep dive into this newly funded national project that creates a classroom within a festival that considers Safety, Resiliency and Equity best practices. 

42.2 – Future of Higher Education in Music

Future of Higher Education in Music (Session 42.2)Future of Higher Education in Music   As a result of COVID-19, higher education institutions were forced to quickly shift to online platforms, a massive disruption by itself. Universities which offered music business programs have ahead of them not only the task of re-adjusting from that shift and […]

44 – Where the Next Year May Take Us

We have talked about many topics so far . . . how do they thread together in possible futures that we can be working toward? What should we be steering around and how can we be learning from where we have been so far. Jim Griffin from One House will share some thoughts on the journeys ahead.