Recent Events

Future of Music Policy Summit 2011

October 3, 2011 - 9:00am - October 4, 2011 - 6:00pm
Washington, DC
The Future of Music Policy Summit 2011 brought together an incredible array of musicians, arts advocates, policymakers, technologists, media representatives and industry figures to discuss issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy and law. Attendees examined current trends while looking ahead to a sustainable, 21st century music ecosystem that reward creators and fans. Your participation in these conversations was crucial to the future of music. Thank you for joining us at the most anticipated music-tech-policy conference of the year. read more

Accounting for Creatives

September 19, 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
New York , NY
  Musicians and Composers: how are you earning a living, and what are the untapped income sources out there? Presented in collaboration with The Field, join us for this in-depth, participant-driven session about all the available revenue streams for musicians. Monday, September 19, 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM FAR Space, New York, NY Free, but space is extremely limited. Click here to RSVP read more

Creative License Book Tour | Philadelphia

April 19, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Philadelphia, PA
Creative License: The Law of Culture and Digital Sampling is a compelling new book that explores the complexities and contradictions in how music samples are licensed within the current copyright landscape. Including interviews with more than 100 stakeholders in the sampling community – from David Byrne, Cee-Lo Green, George Clinton, De La Soul, DJ Premier, DJ Qbert, Eclectic Method, El-P, Girl Talk, Matmos, Mix Master Mike, Negativland, Public Enemy, RZA, Clyde Stubblefield and T.S. Monk – Creative License puts digital sampling into an historical, cultural, and legal context. read more

Creative License Book Tour | DC

April 17, 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Washington, DC
Creative License: The Law of Culture and Digital Sampling is a compelling new book that explores the complexities and contradictions in how music samples are licensed within the current copyright landscape. Including interviews with more than 100 stakeholders in the sampling community – from David Byrne, Cee-Lo Green, George Clinton, De La Soul, DJ Premier, DJ Qbert, Eclectic Method, El-P, Girl Talk, Matmos, Mix Master Mike, Negativland, Public Enemy, RZA, Clyde Stubblefield and T.S. Monk – Creative License puts digital sampling into an historical, cultural, and legal context. read more

Creative License Book Tour | American University

April 15, 2011 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Washington,
Creative License: The Law of Culture and Digital Sampling is a compelling new book that explores the complexities and contradictions in how music samples are licensed within the current copyright landscape. Including interviews with more than 100 stakeholders in the sampling community – from David Byrne, Cee-Lo Green, George Clinton, De La Soul, DJ Premier, DJ Qbert, Eclectic Method, El-P, Girl Talk, Matmos, Mix Master Mike, Negativland, Public Enemy, RZA, Clyde Stubblefield and T.S. Monk – Creative License puts digital sampling into an historical, cultural, and legal context.

FMC at South by Southwest 2011

March 15, 2011 - March 20, 2011
It’s that time of year again! South By SouthWest 2011 is around the corner and FMC is ready for, um, WINNING. If you’re at SXSW through March 15-20, be sure to track us down: Michael Bracy bracy [at] btbv [dot] com Jean Cook jean [at] futureofmusic [dot] org Alex Maiolo alex [at] futureofmusic [dot] org Chris Naoum chris [at] futureofmusic [dot] org Casey Rae-Hunter casey [at] futureofmusic [dot] org Kristin Thomson kristin [at] futureofmusic [dot] org read more

Creative License Book Release

March 3, 2011 - April 30, 2011
How did the Depression-era folk-song collector Alan Lomax end up with a songwriting credit on Jay-Z’s song “Takeover”? Why doesn’t Clyde Stubblefield, the primary drummer on James Brown recordings from the late 1960s such as “Funky Drummer” and “Cold Sweat,” get paid for other musicians’ frequent use of the beats he performed on those songs? read more

FMC at CMJ 2010

October 21, 2010 - 11:00am - 3:30pm
New York, NY
Join us in New York for this year’s CMJ Music Marathon. FMC has organized two kick-ass panels on Thursday, October 21 that will cover a huge range of music/tech/policy issues .  Want to hear the latest about how telecommunications policy is affecting musicians’ access to the marketplace? Check out Casey’s panel at 11 AM.  Want to place your bets and spin the policy wheel of fortune? Stop by Kristin’s panel at 2 PM.  Guaranteed winnings for all. Controlling the Pipeline; Net Neutrality and The Level of Access Thursday, October 21, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM NYU Kimmel Center, 4th floor, room 405 read more