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” in Buffalo, April 2. Photos by Josh Spaulding
We’re still knee-deep in last-minute events details for our “What’s the Future for Musicians?” seminar at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music on Monday, Sept. 22. It’s really coming together, and we can’t wait to dazzle Windy City musicians with our humungo brains! (Seriously, we’ve got a ton of great presentations and panelists lined up; click here to see what we mean.) read more
FMC staff just got back from the land of Bears and brats, and, while we’re happy to be home, we’re already wondering how we’re gonna find an excuse to get back to the Windy City.
We had blast at both the “What’s the Future for Musicians?” event (Sept. 22), and the Hideout Block Party (Sept. 20-21). Chicago is a mighty fine city, and we were honored to give its musical inhabitants some tips about the challenges and opportunities of this digital era. read more
Remember when we told you about the “What’s the Future for Musicians?” events in Chicago and New York City? Well, now we’ve got more details, including a date and venue for our sampling panel (also in NYC). An incredible array of panelists and presenters are lined up to inform on a range of topics crucial to today’s musicians. Whether you play rock, jazz, folk, country, world, classical or hip-hop, these events will get you up to speed the issues that affect you — now and in the future. read more
Hi everybody. Sorry for the lack of posts lately — we’ve just been super-busy putting the finishing touches on our series of fall events. The first one is a musician education seminar called “What’s the Future for Musicians?” that takes place at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music on Monday, September 22. read more
Washington, DC â€“ Future of Music Coalition announces panelist and programming details for its upcoming musician education events: “What’s the Future for Musicians” in Chicago on September 22; “What’s the Future for Musicians” in New York City on October 6 ; and “Creative License”, a panel discussion about sampling and fair use, also in NYC on October 6. read more
Watch the archived webcast here!
As part of a multi-part discussion series, FMC and media professor Kembrew McLeod (University of Iowa) hosted Creative License: a Conversation About Music, Sampling and Fair Use — a panel discussion that took place at The Public Theater in New York City on Monday, October 6, 2008 at 6:00 PM. read more
Not long ago we told you about a podcast featuring Sidney Chen, artistic administrator for boundary-breaking ensemble Kronos Quartet, in which he talks about the importance of the open internet to Kronos, the classical community and pretty much anyone who loves music.
On July 17, 2008, Pitchfork and Future of Music Coalition co-presented a panel discussion about Public Enemy’s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, as part of Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival. As expected when you put front man Chuck D, PE Media Assassin Harry Allen and original Bomb Squad members Hank and Keith Shocklee around a table, the back-and-forth was incredibly entertaining and informative.