Tomorrow (Tuesday, Dec. 15) is another significant day for Low Power FM. We're happy to report that the Local Community Radio Act of 2009 is slated for a floor vote in the House of Representatives — the furthest any pro-LPFM legislation has gotten in years. The fact that we're now on the eve of a vote that would bring true local radio to more American towns and cities is a testament to the tireless support of community radio advocates across the country. We're especially proud of the efforts of musicians — established and developing artists alike — who have talked publicly and passionately about the importance of quality local radio to musicians and fans. read more
On Wednesday, Dec. 16, Future of Music Coalition will participate in a FREEEducause Live! webinar about — what else? — music, technology and policy.
FMC Education Director Kristin Thomson and Policy Director Michael Bracy will take part in a session called “Music 2.0: Revenue Streams, Consumer Behavior and Policy Issues.” Here’s the official description:
If you've been following the music-tech news lately, you've probably heard about the rather sudden and unexpected acquisition of digital music service Lala by Apple, Inc. Speculation has run rampant about why the country's largest music retailer — which sells individual music downloads via its iTunes store — would purchase a company that's made a name for itself via "cloud-based" access. read more
As you know, the music community has been grappling with disruptive changes for pretty much the entire decade. As a result of the bumpy digital transition, we now face unprecedented policy questions. Ensuring sure that musicians have a voice in current and future debates is part of FMC's mission. read more
Will MOG be the service that makes streaming subscription take off in the US market? That's the question music industry observers are asking today, as the web-based streaming/recommendation music service unveils its buzzed-about monthly streaming subscription service. One thing's for sure: you can't beat the price. MOG is charging a mere 5 bucks a month for streaming, on-demand access to a huge catalog of music, all legally licensed from record labels and publishers. MOG is also letting potential customers try the service for free, for one hour. read more
As you probably know, FMC exists to improve the lives of musicians. This holiday season, we wanted to highlight our efforts in New Orleans, where too many artists are still struggling years after Hurricane Katrina drove many from their homes and communities. read more
We just received word about a brand-new nonprofit organization in Canada called Clinique juridique des artistes de Montreal, or CJAM. For non French-speakers, that translates to the Montreal Artists Legal Clinic.
Read on for more info about this org and American groups that offer similar services.We just received word about a brand-new nonprofit organization in Canada called Clinique juridique des artistes de Montreal, or CJAM. For non French-speakers, that translates to the Montreal Artists Legal Clinic. read more