Ben Allison and Lee Mergner to Discuss ‘Music Beyond the CD’

Event takes place in NYC Oct. 2

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Greg Aiello

Ben Allison

Bassist/composer/bandleader Ben Allison and JazzTimes publisher Lee Mergner will discuss sharing music beyond the physical CD-from streaming and downloads to digital sales-at Saint Peter’s Church in Manhattan on Oct. 2. The event, presented by Chamber Music America, is part of the church’s First Tuesdays Workshop.

Allison is a board member of the New York chapter of NARAS. He recently testified before Congress on issues relating to performance royalties and the future of audio.

Mergner, in addition to his duties as publisher, is a frequent contributor to JazzTImes magazine and website.

St. Peter’s is located at 619 Lexington Ave at E. 54th St., and the discussion will take place from 3-5 p.m.