“As a federal regulator, I see myself as a champion of the voiceless.” So said FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, speaking to and about musicians at a policy gathering this week held by the Future of Music Coalition in Washington.
Coalition‘s annual policy summit tackles the big issues that matter to musicians and the new music industry. It’s happening now in Washington DC and you can watch the live stream free on both Monday and Tuesday. You’ll find more info, the schedule and the live video stream here.
Greetings from Washington, D.C., music nerds! I am here to attend the Future of Music Policy Summit, which addresses a side of the music profession I could stand to learn more about: policy, technology, law, how the money comes in and how it goes out, and more.
Colorado nonprofit SpokesBUZZ recently wrapped up the third successful year of BandSwap 2014, the program that Hypebot calls “an excellent example of creative innovation in the music industry.” The program, even broader this year in scope and concept, brought together fans and industry professionals with 16 bands for 88 events in nine cities over four weeks. The events featured BandSwap performances by the participating bands and other local artists, music video premieres and screenings, educational discussions with an impressive list of panelists (below), networking SynchroniCITY mixers, Cultural Spotlight presentations shedding light on each city’s unique characteristics, presentations on innovative startups via InnovationSwap, and more! read more
Amazingly, the Future of Music Policy Summit is just one week away, and here at the office we’re hustling hard to make sure all the last minute details are in order. This is FMC’s fourteenth summit event, and my fifth, and after looking at this amazing lineup I think it’s the most exciting installment yet. The schedule is so packed with brilliant people that it’s hard to pick out highlights, but here’s a few sessions I’m going to be sure not to miss. If you haven’t registered yet, now is the time!
It’s been said that hiphop is the most influential cultural movement of the past fifty years. But as the once-marginalized genre has achieved worldwide commercial success, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that hiphop was born out of the creativity of young people taking the tools of cultural production into their own hands. And many youth music organizations around the country still embody that community-focused spirit.
As we prepare for this year’s Policy Summit (October 27-28, 2014), we found ourselves looking at some reports from past Summits and rediscovered some rave reviews from past attendees that might help you better understand what you will get out of attending this year’s event.
In a nutshell: attendees gain knowledge, inspiration, ideas, new friends and contacts, stronger community, and better understand why it’s so important that everyone working in music today knows how national policy affects how money is made—and how you can make sure your voice is heard!
Hello everyone! I am MT, FMC’s Policy Intern for this fall. The Policy Summit is right around the corner, and while we’re all working hard to get the word out about what will be going on during those two intense days, I’m also excited about attending myself in my capacity as a student of Government and American Musical Culture at Georgetown. These are my picks:read more