Today’s music landscape is filled with both excitement and foreboding. With so many new technologies and ways to promote and distribute music, how do performers, composers, songwriters and independent labels know how to participate, who to trust, and what is most effective?
FMC worked with the Old Town School of Folk Music and other musician organizations to program our fifth “What’s the Future for Musicians?” educational event, this one in Chicago on One Web Day — September 22, 2008. read more
Truly legendary hip-hop releases are rare, but Public Enemy’s groundbreaking 1988 album It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back easily earns the distinction. With its pointed socio-political commentary and inventive production, the album represented (and still does) urban music’s cutting edge. On Thursday, July 17, this essential piece of hip-hop history got its due. Future of Music Coalition and concert destination Pitchfork Music Festival hosted a discussion with PE frontman Chuck D, members of the group’s production team and music media experts about It Takes a Million.
From January 11-15, 2008, FMC partnered once again with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) on their 51st Annual Conference, "Presenting America: New Ground," taking place at the Hilton New York. read more
A Benefit Concert for Al "Carnival Time" Johnson and Sweet Home New Orleans featuring:
Jon Langford & Sally Timms of The Mekons
Patrick Hallahan of My Morning Jacket
Charles Bissell of The Wrens
Timothy Bracy of the Mendoza Line
Janet Bean of Freakwater
members of Bonerarma
From January 10-13, 2007, the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) returned to New York City for its 34th Annual Conference, the largest annual gathering of the global jazz community. FMC’s Jenny Toomey and Kristin Thomson participated in separate panel discussions on Thursday, January 11. For followup related to FMC at IAJE.