Oct 06, 2006 — It's been said that music is a great way to get rich and a bad way to make a living. A forum this weekend in Montreal is trying to change that. The fourth annual summit of the Future of Music Coalition brings together players from all aspects of the music industry in the United States and Canada.
Much of the focus is on technology. How the web can level the playing field for musicians hoping to get their music heard. Jenny Toomey organized the event. She was formerly in the band Tsunami. She told Gregory Warner that the early days of internet music were turbulent, then there were lawsuits and lean years. But now she's optimistic.