WASHINGTON, DC — Rep. Mike Doyle, vice chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, will kick-off a major conference addressing the issues at the intersection of music, law, policy and technology on May 2. read more
WASHINGTON, DC — Top names from the fields of music, law, technology and policy will gather in Washington, DC on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 to discuss how technology is rapidly reshaping the music industry. The event is sponsored by the Future of Music Coalition and the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS). read more
What: From the Sirius/XM merger to net neutrality, there has never been a more critical time to discuss the intersection of music, law, technology and intellectual property policy. The courts, Congress, and Copyright Office are all grappling with issues that will reverberate through the music industry – and society at large – for years to come. FMC and ACS will collaborate to facilitate a robust, well-balanced discussion on the following panel topics:
Copyright and Intellectual Property Issues
Digital Rights Management and Interoperability read more
Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and musician Ted Leo helped launch Tuesday (March 27) "Rock the Net," a new nationwide campaign that aims to sign up artists, music labels, and fans from coast to coast in support of net neutrality. read more
Greetings from Washington, DC - where the magnolia trees are about to bloom, baseball’s opening day is nearly upon us, and change is afoot in the worlds of music, technology and policy. Read on for the latest!
FMC Launches Rock the Net Campaign for Network Neutrality
FMC Announces Policy Day: May 2, 2007
FMC Responds to New Webcasting Rates
Cautious Optimism About FCC Payola Settlement
FMC Welcomes Justin Jouvenal as Communications Director
R.E.M., Death Cab for Cutie, Boots Riley of The Coup and many other musicians and independent record labels are joining a nationwide campaign to recruit thousands of artists to support the fight for net neutrality. "Rock the Net" is being organized by the Future of Music Coalition, Noise Pop, and Zeitgeist Artist Management. read more
Washington, D.C.— Performance artist Pamela Z has joined the Indigo Girls, OKGO’s Damian Kulash, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Matt Nathanson, Al “Carnival Time” Johnson and Bonerama for a major benefit for New Orleans musicians displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
Washington, D.C.— Performance artist Pamela Z has joined the Indigo Girls, OKGO’s Damian Kulash, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Matt Nathanson, Al “Carnival Time” Johnson and Bonerama for a major benefit for New Orleans musicians displaced by Hurricane Katrina. read more
Washington, DC – Rock the Net, a nationwide campaign to prevent legislation that threatens access to legal and diverse online music and media options, received major support in a teleconference yesterday featuring Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA), Chair of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications, and musician Matt Nathanson, who also headlined a sold-out concert at Seattle’s Crocodile Café the same night. read more
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.