Sometimes, the internet just seems like a bunch of yelling. Then you discover a new artist or make a connection with a fan and it all makes sense. And it’s not just online—if you’re lucky enough to have a great local radio station, then you know how powerful even old-school technology can be when it comes to falling in love with music all over again.
So why is everyone so doom-and-gloom? Well, if you don’t have a sense of the challenges in today’s creative marketplace, you haven’t talked to a musician. But instead of retreating to our respective corners and waiting for the sky to fall, we think that it’s time to come together. read more
Washington, DC— Future of Music Coalition (FMC) is thrilled to announce the inaugural Future of Music Coalition Honors, to be held Monday, October 28, 2013 at The Hamilton Live in Washington, DC. For thirteen years, FMC has worked to promote collaboration between artists and other stakeholders whose passion and dedication help shape the future of the music community. This one-of-a-kind event highlights three categories of leaders who have demonstrated consistent commitment to music and social change.
The 2012 Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Conference in New York on January 6 - 8 looks to be one of the best yet. FMC friends and family will be in the house to talk about all things jazz as part of the “JazzConnect: Building Jazz Culture - Local to Global” series of programming. This jazz-specific APAP activity includes both free and registration-required events; we’ve highlighted some of the best for you to make planning your days even easier! read more
We can’t believe it’s already December — where did 2011 go? As we get ready for travel, tree trimming and taking some much-needed R&R, we wanted to fill you in on what’s been happening here in DC and give you the opportunity to support FMC’s important work on behalf of musicians.
Ho-Ho-Holeee crap, it’s December already! To celebrate the season of giving, FMC is once again asking our friends, supporters, peers, associates, moms, dads, second cousins and any one else within earshot to contribute to our humble organization. We’re a loud bunch.