WASHINGTON, D.C.— Don’t hold your breath waiting for an overhaul of U.S. copyright law to reflect the massive changes the Internet has ignited in the way consumers access music.
In a keynote speech delivered Monday at the Future of Music Summit, U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R, Va.), a member of the House Judiciary Committee and co-chair of the Congressional Internet Caucus, said Congress won’t “wipe the slate clean” to address how digital culture has made it easier than ever to distribute, copy, share and reconfigure music, movies, books and other creative works. read more
In the 12th episode of This Week In Music, Ian Rogers sits down with Future of Music Coalition’s Kristin Thomson to talk about FMC’s initiatives. Future of Music Coalition is a national nonprofit organization that works to ensure a diverse musical culture where artists flourish, are compensated fairly for their work, and where fans can find the music they want.
The Future of Music Coalition recently began conducting a survey called “How Do You Make Money From Music?” It aims to find out all the ways an artist can earn a living - from concerts to publishing and more. Jean Cook, director of programs at the Coalition, joins us to explain.
[…] McLeod and DiCola believe that people, not corporate entities define society and that even wonderfully radical art or technology is still beholden to that society. They supplement this sentiment with a proposal to reform sample clearance laws, under which artists are free to sample within reason, and rights holders can pay a fee to a third, possibly governmental, party to stop the sampling artist. It’s an interesting idea that requires all parties to create a shared perspective on the new digital reality. But given the political dimension of our society’s inability to be proactive about anything, their proposal is largely an academic exercise. read more
The Future of Music Coalition is conducting an online survey from September 6 to October 28 called “How Do You Make Money From Music?” as part of the Artists Revenue Streams project. Their aim is to gather information about the ways that musicians and composers are currently generating income for their career, and how this has changed over the past five years.
/PRNewswire/ — National non-profit Future of Music Coalition (FMC) which focuses on education, research and advocacy for musicians, launched the next phase of its ambitious Artist Revenue Streams project today with a detailed online survey for musicians and composers.
In the US today, 6th September 2011, a non-profit Future of Music Coalition (FMC), which focuses on education, research and advocacy for musicians, launched the next phase of its ambitious Artist Revenue Streams project with a detailed online survey for musicians and composers.
The national non-profit Future of Music Coalition (FMC), which focuses on education, research and advocacy for musicians, will soon launch the next phase of its Artist Revenue Streams project with a detailed online survey for musicians and composers. The survey is one part of a multi-method research effort to assess how musicians and composers are currently generating income from their music, performances and brand, and whether this has changed over the past 10 years.
The ‘nuclear option’
The labels probably will argue that performers were “workers for hire,” serving more like employees of the record label than the creative authors or owners of the work, according to Casey Rae Hunter, spokesman for the Future of Music Coalition, which is advocating for artists to seek their rights.
Work for hire is specifically exempt from copyright law, under the logic that those who work for hire on a song (the artist, as well as the sound engineers, the producer, the backup singers and others) operate as a sort of ensemble cast assembled at the direction of the recording company.