NFCB to Offer Free Seminars to N.Y. Non-Coms

Goal is to educate staff on using new technologies to expand access to independent music.
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The National Federation of Community Broadcasters is offering free seminars for New York stations and those broadcasting into the state to train staff and volunteers in non-com radio on using new digital technology platforms to expand access to independent music.

The one-day seminars, called “New Technologies, New Music,” will be held in Manhattan on Sept. 27; Albany on Oct. 17; and Buffalo on Oct. 18. Topics include definitions of independent music, building digital libraries, hardware and software, metadata, payola/plugola and legal lessons on copyright and reporting.

Instructors include Ken Freedman, general manager of WFMU(FM) in Jersey City, N.J.; Jim Campbell, new media expert and head of Modular Media, a media consulting company; John Crigler and Melodie Virtue, communications attorneys with law firm Garvey Schubert Barer; and Gregg McVicar, host and producer of the nationally syndicated music program “Undercurrents,” and who wrote the curriculum.

Interested parties should apply via the NFCB Web site by July 15.