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Thursday, May 17 • 14:30 - 15:45
New threats to music and sonic culture in the digital age

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The internet brought new opportunities for musicians to create and disseminate their music online, sparking the rise of stars like Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift. But the ability to rapidly share content has also enabled governments to target, imprison, and kill musicians based on their expression. At the same time, people listen to more than just music over the internet — they tune in to podcasts, audiobooks, news, and even the weather. In this workshop, we’ll discuss new efforts to document and track threats to musicians and explore new frontiers in sonic culture. For example, Net Neutrality and artificial intelligence can impact what people listen to without them even knowing. We’ll also hear about initiatives that draw attention to the power of music for activists in repressive regimes. Finally, we'll show results from Music Freedom Day (March 3) and show how folks can get involved in 2019.

avatar for Deji Bryce Olukotun

Deji Bryce Olukotun

Head of Social Impact and Policy, Sonos
Deji is the Head of Social Impact at Sonos, where he leads the company’s grantmaking, policy, and social activations. He is an attorney with a background in social justice activism and a fiction writer. His novel After the Flare, a dystopian thriller set in the United States and... Read More →

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Jean Cooney

Acting Deputy Director, Creative Time
Creative Time is a public arts organization responsible for over 40 years of ambitious projects with thousands of artists throughout New York City, across the country, around the world — and even in outer space. Our work is guided by three core values: art matters, artists’ voices... Read More →

Thursday May 17, 2018 14:30 - 15:45 EDT