From September 25 – November 16, 2001 the Future of Music
Coalition’s executive director, Jenny Toomey, will be speaking to students,
faculty, and the public at ten universities across the nation. The tour
has been made possible in part by a grant from the Center for the Public Domain. read more
What an exciting time it is to be alive in the music and technology space.
Everywhere you look there are articles, court cases, testimonials and
hearings raising questions about copyright, ownership and compensation
for creators. What do you think? Maybe the tide is turning? Here at the
FMC we certainly think so.
Things here at the FMC are really spinning. The Future of Music Policy
Summit Conference was a massive success, we’ve swept up the confetti,
and now our real work begins. But first, we must announce that the summit
lives on with webcast, press, and scholarly analysis — in case you missed
what Chuck D dubbed "The Super Bowl of Internet Summits!"
We’ve got an incredibly exciting event planned, The Future of Music Policy
Summit Conference — with the likes of Senator Orrin Hatch, Chuck D, Hilary
Rosen of the RIAA, Michael Robertson of MP3.com, Leonardo Chiariglione
of SDMI, Bill Ivey of the NEA, William Kennard of the FCC, John Perry
Barlow of the EFF, and more than 50 others - Not to mention the 300 musicians
we plan to have in the audience! For a full list go to http://www.futureofmusic.org
and download the PDF for panelists
This newsletter is dedicated entirely to the Policy Summit. After January
12, when the Summit is just a beautiful memory, we’ll go back to full-time
advocating on behalf of musicians!
What an exciting time it is to be alive. The members of the board of
the Future of Music Coalition have spent the past month waking every morning
to the alarm of possibility and drifting off into the pleasant buzz of
inevitable change. If you’ve been alive in the music/technology space
for the past month you know for yourself how much is happening. So let’s
just get right into it…
We’ve made so much progress in the last few weeks that it is going to
be difficult to summarize it all for you. Our main goal as an organization
is to keep musicians and music fans informed about complicated music/technology
issues. We need to keep you folks informed about our work on behalf of musicians.