My background is in music. I graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Music Industry. While attending I worked in the concert production and promotion fields, including as an artist and production liaison for several major festivals, and “on co-op” for several months on the road as an assistant tour manager (this blog was originally a travel journal for that experience).
Over time I’ve developed a passion for studying varying approaches to our intellectual property system with respect to music. I am a child of the Napster generation, but I also see the struggles of working-class artists trying to make ends meet. I feel the balance I seek in myself between these worlds will reflect the balance the music industry finds over time. In the meantime, I’m a rising 3L student at The George Washington University Law School, studying intellectual property, in an effort to grasp the system as we have designed it today and be of legal service to the music community in the future. I’ve done some work with the Library of Congress, the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of MA in the law, and Great Northeast Productions, moe., and Hobnox in the industry.
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