Recent Events

What's The Future for Musicians? New York City

October 6, 2008 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm
New York, NY
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 and The Public Theater and other musician organizations presented our sixth “What’s the Future for Musicians?” educational event, this one in New York City on October 6, 2008. read more

What's the Future for Musicians? Chicago

September 22, 2008 - 11:30am - 8:30pm
Chicago, IL
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

It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

July 17, 2008
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.

Presenting America: New Ground

January 11, 2008 - January 15, 2008
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. 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

January 10, 2008
A Benefit Concert for Al “Carnival Time” Johnson and Sweet Home New Orleans featuring: Nellie McKay Jon Langford & Sally Timms of The Mekons Patrick Hallahan of My Morning Jacket Charles Bissell of The Wrens Kimya Dawson Timothy Bracy of the Mendoza Line Janet Bean of Freakwater members of Bonerarma Thursday, January 10, 2008 A Benefit Concert for Al “Carnival Time” Johnson and Sweet Home New Orleans featuring: Nellie McKay Jon Langford & Sally Timms of The Mekons Patrick Hallahan of My Morning Jacket Charles Bissell of The Wrens Kimya Dawson Timothy Bracy of the Mendoza Line Janet Bean of Freakwater members of Bonerarma read more

Help us Build a Hope for Home

December 1, 2007
A benefit cocktail party to support the rebuilding and relocation effort for the thousands of New Orleans’ musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina WHAT A benefit cocktail party to support the rebuilding and relocation effort for the thousands of New Orleans’ musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina WHEN Saturday, December 1 TIME 7:30 PM WHERE 3775 Oliver Street, Washington, DC  map RSVP ONLINE $100 minimum donation per guest. Space is limited so first come, first serve RSVP TAX DEDUCTIBLE GIFT Donations to Sweet Home New Orleans are fully tax deductible read more

Musicians Bringing Musicians Home II

May 27, 2007
FMC and Air Traffic Control Present: Musicians Bringing Musicians Home II on Sunday, May 27, 2007 read more

FMC at the International Association for Jazz Education Conference

January 13, 2007 - January 17, 2007
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.