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Maria Schneider: Protecting the Power of Music

The acclaimed composer and bandleader delivers the keynote address at Jazz Connect 2017


Maria Schneider

At the 2017 Jazz Connect Conference, held in New York in January and organized by JazzTimes and the Jazz Forward Coalition, the acclaimed composer and bandleader Maria Schneider delivered a keynote address that brought passionate, even fiery clarity to an increasingly complex issue: artists’ declining rights in the age of big data. JT is pleased to reproduce that speech here, in its entirety.

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