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Jean Cook

Jean Cook is a musician, producer and Director of Programs for Future of Music Coalition, a national nonprofit that works to improve the lives of musicians through research, education and advocacy on policy issues that directly impact the ability of musicians to make a living and reach audiences. She is a founder and director of Anti Social Music, a New York-based new music collective, and currently records and tours with Ida/Elizabeth Mitchell, Jon Langford, and Beauty Pill. For FMC, she currently project directs initiatives to fix jazz and classical music metadata, analyze what is actually played on jazz radio (and how to improve data collection), and understand how copyright impacts indigenous artists in places like Ethiopia, Tajikistan and Australia.

Adam Huttler

Adam Huttler is the founder and executive director of Fractured Atlas, a national non-profit organization that provides infrastructure for the cultural sector. He is also the managing partner of Gemini SBS, a technology consultancy that develops web-based software for non-profits and public agencies. He has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.B.A. from New York University. Adam serves on the Board of Directors of the Performing Arts Alliance, the Steering Committee of the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors, the Steering Committee of NYC’s One Percent for Culture campaign, and the Policy Leadership Circle of the Institute for Culture in the Service of Community Sustainability.

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Douglas McLennan

is an arts journalist and critic and the founder and editor of, the leading aggregator of arts journalism on the internet. Prior to starting ArtsJournal, McLennan was arts columnist and music critic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. A former concert pianist, he has a Master’s degree in music from the Juilliard School in New York. He has performed in Asia, Europe and North America and lived and worked in Italy and in China , where he spent a year as artist-in-residence at the Central Conservatory in Beijing. He has written on the arts for numerous publications, including as music critic for, and for Newsweek, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and the London Evening Standard. He is a frequent lecturer on arts and cultural issues and recipient of several awards for arts criticism and reporting, including a National Arts Journalism Program Fellowship at Columbia University and a Deems Taylor/ASCAP Award for music journalism.

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