music + policy + innovation

The 2019 Music Policy Forum Summit will place October 25-26, 2019 at Georgetown University and brings together several hundred musicians, researchers, policymakers, industry and nonprofit leaders, and other stakeholders into a wide-ranging exploration of some of the most promising and exciting thought leadership in the music and policy space.


At the Mic

Music Policy Forum Summit features some of today's leading minds in music, policy, technology, and music innovation. Presentations will be headlined by musicians Dessa and Erin McKeown, researchers Kwende Kefentse and Michael Seman, organizer Kevin Erickson, tech entrepreneur Jacoby Dubose, Music Canada Live Executive Director Erin Benjamin and New Orleans Jazz Museum Director Greg Lambousy, and many more.

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five years of experience

On October 26, music industry supporters will gather to explore a highly curated agenda inspired by dozens of Music Policy Forum events held over the past five years .



presentation TOPICS

Leaders from the industry lead compelling, inspiring, and provoking discussions around music policy and impact.



participants + speakers

Hundreds of musicians, policymakers, activists, researchers, nonprofit leaders and citizens gather at MPF Summit. Join us!


IN REVIEW: 2018 Theme: What's Now + What's Next

The biggest constant in the music community is change. The Music Policy Forum Summit shines a spotlight on some of the most compelling, inspiring and, sometimes, frustrating developments in public policy, innovative thought leadership, research, technology and culture.  Explore the topics from the 2018 conference that examined where we are today, and how we're defining the future for the industry.

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IN REVIEW: The Set List

The 2018 Music Policy Forum Summit showcased leading voices and inspirational thinkers from the music, policy, and technology industries. Check out the lineup of topics, panels, conversations, and events from our 2018 program agenda.



Music Policy Forum mission:

Developing vibrant music economies that support professional musicians, enhance communities, and support local creativity.

Learn More about Music Policy Forum, the organization behind the Music Policy Forum Summit.