Alanis Bringing Artists' Perspective To Digital Conference

Singer taking break from overseas tour to address Plug.In Forum.

Alanis Morissette will take a break from her overseas tour next month to once again tout the role of artists in the age of digital music.

Morissette will deliver a keynote speech at the Plug.In Forum, an annual digital music conference scheduled for July 23 and July 24 in New York, according to conference organizers and her publicist.

In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee in April, Morissette asked Congress to look beyond the interests of major labels when considering the future of music (see "Morissette, Henley Tell Senate To Remember Needs Of Artists").

"The reason that I am here is that although these intermediaries claim to represent the creators, and while there certainly has been some alignment of goals, our interests are not always the same," Morissette said. "There are an increasing number of ways in which those interests conflict, particularly in the digital age."

Until recently, Morissette had been negotiating her future with her own label, Madonna's Maverick Records, and she was reportedly on the verge of leaving.

But the conflict appears to have been resolved — Morissette's as-yet-untitled new album is due in the fall on Maverick, a spokesperson for the singer/songwriter said Monday (June 18). Morissette has played numerous songs from the album in recent shows (see "Morissette Previews New Album At Los Angeles Show").