What?s your role in the Future of Music Coalition?
I started going to the Policy Summit when I was still in law school, on a musician scholarship. Since then I?ve gotten to know most of the people on the board, particularly Michael Bracy, the co-founder and policy director. I?ve done a bit of transactional work for FMC, but mostly I?m just an avid supporter and a member of their advisory board. I?m doing a panel at the Policy Summit next month, which is a huge thrill. It?s a real honor and privilege to be involved and to participate in the policy discussions. It?s such a challenging yet incredible time for this industry. read more
Back in the early part of the decade, a certain peer-to-peer application went from being a small bit of code kicked around on college campuses to a worldwide phenomenon. It?s been nearly ten years since the arrival of the original Napster changed the game for everyone in music. What?s changed since the file-sharing shot heard ?round the world? How have artists dealt with the opportunity and uncertainty presented by an ever-growing number of new technologies? Where do we go from here?
The 2009 Future of Music Policy Summit aims to address those questions and more through three days of engaging, interactive programming where the brightest minds in music, technology and policy will discuss the issues that impact the entire music ecosystem. From Oct 4-6 at Georgetown University in Washington DC, an incredible mix of musicians, artist advocates, policymakers, entrepreneurs and music industry professionals will discuss everything from getting paid in the digital age to how policy impacts the lives and careers of artists. read more
We've told you a bit about the amazing panels, special conversations and presentations at the 2009 Future of Music Policy Summit (Oct. 4-6, Georgetown University, Washington, DC), but we're also excited about the wide range of breakout sessions, side meetings and workshops that take place on Tuesday, Oct. 6. From legendary producer Sandy Pearlman's "The Cloud vs.read more
Nicole Duffey is FMC’s Operations Coordinator, which is a fancy way of saying she sits at a desk all day and answers all the other staffers questions! She also makes sure we all get our paychecks on time, and for that, we love her. Here’s Nicole’s personal list of Future of Music Policy Summit awesomeness! read more
Future of Music Coalition, a non-profit organization committed to advocating music-related causes, is joining forces with Community Cinema and PBS? Independent Lens in upcoming documentary screenings. Community Cinema provides free monthly screenings and discussions for independent film enthusiasts, two of which caught FMC?s eye.
At the Future of Music Policy Summit, impressive names that start with "Senator" or "Chairman" or "CEO" or "Rock Star" tend to hog the limelight. But there's so much more that the conference has to offer us mere mortals -- whether we're musicians, techies or label folks (or maybe a combination of all three). In this post, we'll shine a light on five Policy Summit gems with their own brand of star power. read more
Don't miss Mac at the 2009 Future of Music Policy Summit (Oct. 4-6, Georgetown University Washington, DC)!We at Future of Music Coalition are huge fans of Mac McCaughan, and not just because he's a member of indie-rock stalwarts Superchunk and Portastatic. And not only due to the fact that he co-founded in 1989 one of the most influential and forward-looking independent record labels around, Merge Records. And not simply because Mac is an all-around awesome dude (which he is). read more