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.
FMC is on the lookout for some stellar interns to join our work family in Spring 2012. Think you’ve got what it takes to get your music-tech-policy nerd on with us here in DC? Check out our internship postings below and send us your resume, cover letter and writing sample to internships [at] futureofmusic [dot] org by December 9, 2012.read more
The lineup of speakers for MIDEM 2012 was just made public which means we get to share some exciting news with you: FMC will be part of Visionary Monday on January 30, 2012.
Our kick-ass consultant Kristin Thomson (@kristinthomson) will be presenting some initial, exclusive findings from our Artist Revenue Streams research project. In her talk, Kristin will describe what we have learned through our multi-method research process about the changing relationship between artists and brands. read more
Happy November everyone! From Turkey Day to the next Election Day, there is a lot brewing out here in Washington, DC. We’ve got big updates on digital performance royalties, proposed intellectual property legislation, Summit videos and FMC’s travel plans. Read on for details.
The interests of EMI’s publishing arm may not necessarily be those of the songwriters it represents. As it is now, ASCAP takes a fee from payments it collects, then distributes the rest of the money equally between songwriter and publisher. Casey Rae-Hunter, of the nonprofit advocacy group Future of Music Coalition, says the big music publishers don’t have the same obligations to songwriters that ASCAP does to those same people, its members.
“What is EMI’s responsibility to the songwriters who are part of their publishing empire, and can we trust that this company is going to honor the 50-50 split that songwriters have worked out and honored over the years?” Hunter asks.