It’s all about D.C. Policy Day here at FMC headquarters. We’re firing on all cylinders (and maybe a few borrowed ones) to make this year’s event the best yet. And so far it’s looking like "mission accomplished." OK, maybe it’s too early to start using that phrase again. Read on for the latest on Policy Day and more!
Happy New Year from FMC! With 2008 in the rearview, it’s full speed ahead for ‘09. We’re already looking forward to a whole bunch of stuff, including a kick-ass inauguration concert and our D.C. Policy Day. Read on for the details!
1. Chicago bands rock the Big Shoulders Ball
2. D.C. Policy Day: speakers/panelists added!
3. web.illish.us episode III: Kiss My RSS
4. FMC’s Ann Chaitovitz in Huffington Post
5. Kristin Thomson on Minnesota Public Radio
6. A letter to the President-Elect
7. FMC at APAP
8. Good news from NOLA: Al "Carnival Time" Johnson gets his house!
9. Podcast interview with Tom Roe of free103point9
10. Save the Date: SanFranMusicTech - May 18, 2009
11. How are we doing?
So much has happened since our last newsletter, we almost don’t know where to begin. How ‘bout those elections? No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, you gotta admit it was all very exciting. Here in Washington D.C., we’re gearing up for the millions of people coming to town for inauguration. No, you can’t sleep in our office. Check out what we’ve been up to lately, and what’s on the horizon.
web.illish.us: episode II
D.C. Policy Day early registration
Musicians Bringing Musicians Home IV
Send us your burning questions!
FMC on white spaces
Michael Bracy on Well-Rounded Radio
National broadband strategy call to action
Ahoy academics! research bounties still available!
The Olympics may be over, but we at FMC are in a sprint of our own as we gear up for events in Chicago and New York. With the range of expert speakers, panels and breakout sessions, these seminars are a must-attend for anyone looking to learn about creating, promoting and distributing music in the 21st century. Read on for all the details.
FMC in Chicago: "What’s the Future for Musicians?," One Web Day and Hideout Block Party
FMC brings "What’s the Future for Musicians?" to New York City
FMC announces date for "Creative License: a Conversation About Music, Sampling and Fair Use"
realizePhiladelphia Rocks the Net
FMC on FCC’s Comcast decision
Vespa ride for Scott Harding and HINT
Ahoy academics! Research bounties available until Sept. 30
Things are heating up here at Future of Music Coalition, and it’s not because the air conditioning is broken. Planning for upcoming events, publishing new educational materials and prepping for a major CD release is thirsty work, but we’ll keep on doing it just for you.
We at Future of Music Coalition are happy its spring. For us, warmer weather means cherry blossoms, chirping birds and… road trips! We’re currently wrapping up our "What’s the Future for Musicians?" series, which informs New York State musicians on important topics at the intersection of music, technology, policy and law. After that, we’ll settle in for a busy summer promoting our Rock the Net campaign (and plenty of other stuff). Read on for details.
"What’s the Future for Musicians?" educational seminars in New York State
HINT benefit concerts in honor of musician Drew Glackin
FMC Presents: Rock the Net CD
Podcast Interview Series: Peter Jenner
Policy Update: net neutrality
Composer’s Survey from Research Center for Arts & Culture
National Performing Arts Convention scholarship opportunity
In addition to the issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy and law, FMC knows a little something about jet lag. The last month has seen staff attending panels, conferences and presentations near and far, exchanging ideas and opinions about the future of music. And the roadshow is set to continue through April, with our series of educational seminars for New York State musicians. Not that we’re complaining. We love getting out there and mingling with the artists that create the music we enjoy every day. Here’s a rundown of where we’ve been and where we’re heading.
OK Go return to Capitol Hill
“What’s the Future for Musicians?” educational seminars in New York State
Executive Director Ann Chaitovitz goes to San Francisco and Memphis
Education Director Kristin Thomson presents at Necessary Knowledge event
FMC at South By Southwest
FMC’s Walter McDonough at Canadian Music Week
Rock the Net in Philadelphia and San Francisco
Low-Power FM Leadership Day in Washington, D.C.
Local Media, Democracy & Justice Summit in Pasadena, CA