Casey Rae is the Chief Executive Officer of the Future of Music Coalition. He is also a musician, recording engineer, educator and author. Casey regularly speaks on issues such as emerging business models, creators’ rights, technology policy and intellectual property at major conferences, universities and in the media. He has testified before Congress on artist issues and routinely engages leaders in the broader creative community to build bridges and foster engagement in policy conversations. Casey has written dozens of articles on the impact of technology on the creative community in scholarly journals and other publications, and is a regular commentator on the impact of technology on creators in media outlets such as NPR, Washington Post, New York Times, Politico, Billboard, L.A. Times, Gizmodo, The Hill, Ars Technica, Sirius XM Radio and more. Casey is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture. He is the principal ofHeru.us, a media, technology and policy consultancy. In his “spare time,” he runs the DC-based label Lux Eterna Records and publishes The Contrarian Media.
Casey Rae will present a keynote address at 5 p.m. entitled “Transparency: Why it Matters to a Global Digital Marketplace.”