On December 8, 2009, C. Edwin Baker, who was the Nicholas F. Gallicchio Professor of Law and Communication at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, died suddenly in New York City. Ed was one of our esteemed Advisory Board members and a trusted expert on many critical issues including free speech, communications law and media policy. FMC Board Member — and former Research Director — Peter DiCola has written a few words in memory of Ed. 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
Just wanted to let all of you out there in internet-land that FMC is once again seeking a Google Policy Fellow for Summer 2010. Meaning, it could be you who joins us for a wonk-and-music-filled season in DC!
Nicole Duffey is FMC’s Operations Coordinator, which is a fancy way of saying she sits at a desk all day and answers all the other staffers questions! She also makes sure we all get our paychecks on time, and for that, we love her. Here’s Nicole’s personal list of Future of Music Policy Summit awesomeness! read more
FMC is currently seeking to hire an International Project Fellow. For this position, we're looking for individuals to work in 5+ month terms and help research and interview musicians and music business people from around the world. read more
Future of Music Coalition (FMC) is a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit organization supporting a musical ecosystem where artists flourish and are compensated fairly and transparently for their work. read more
Founded in June 2000 by musicians, artist advocates, technologists and legal experts, Future of Music Coalition works to ensure that musicians have a voice in the issues that affect their livelihood. FMC’s activities are rooted in the real-world experiences and ambitions of working musicians, whose perspectives are often overlooked in policy debates. Over the years, FMC has provided an important forum for discussion about issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy and law. Guided by a firm conviction that public policy has real impact on the lives of both musicians and fans, FMC advocates for a balanced approach to music in the digital age — one that reflects the interests of all stakeholders, and not just the powerful few.