WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski announced that he would be stepping down from his post, which he has held since the 2008 election of President Barack Obama.
The following statement is attributed to Casey Rae, Deputy Director of Future of Music Coalition (FMC), a national non-profit research, education and advocacy organization for musicians.
“News of Chairman Genachowski’s departure was not unexpected, and comes at a crucial time for the FCC in terms of its commitments to an accessible media and communications environment for America. read more
Washington, D.C.— Future of Music Coalition (FMC) — a national non-profit research, education and advocacy organization for musicians — has proposed a set of creator-centric changes to US copyright law to ensure that musicians and other artists are included in a solution to the so-called “orphan works” problem.
Orphan works are those whose rightful owner cannot be located. For a decade, policymakers have wrestled with a solution that allows for increased access to cultural expression while respecting the rights of copyright owners. FMC supports legislation to address the issue, and has provided the US Copyright Office with specific ways to include creators in their recommendations. read more
Washington, D.C.— Future of Music Coalition (FMC), a national non-profit research, education and advocacy organization for musicians, has submitted testimony for the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet’s hearing on Music Licensing, taking place on Wednesday, November 28. read more
Washington, D.C. — Future of Music Coalition (FMC) ( http://futureofmusic.org ), a national nonprofit education, research, and advocacy organization for musicians, will hold its much anticipated Future of Music Summit on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, a mere week after the national elections of November 6. read more
Washington, D.C .— Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has for several months raised questions about a proposed merger between Universal Music Group and EMI Music, which would have a negative impact on artists as well as the growth of a legitimate digital music marketplace that rewards creators and fans alike.
News recently broke of an EMI proposal to European regulators that included divestitures and behavioral remedies meant to alleviate concerns over market concentration and resultant consumer harms. These supposed palliatives, however, do nothing to address concerns over the merger’s impact on the U.S. market, including the impact on innovation and leverage within the independent sector.
The following statement can be attributed to FMC Deputy Director Casey Rae: read more
Washington, D.C . — Future of Music Coalition has released the next data set from its groundbreaking Artist Revenue Streams research project: five financial case study profiles that provide rich, verifiable information about how certain musician types are making a living.
The five case studies provide a financial profile of five full-time musicians:
Washington, DC—On Monday, January 30, Future of Music Coalition (FMC) will provide an exclusive first look at some of the findings from its groundbreaking Artist Revenue Streams research project (ARS). As part of MIDEM’s Visionary Monday, the presentation will outline key discoveries regarding the revenue streams connected with an artist’s brand.
The following statement is attributed to Casey Rae-Hunter, Deputy Director for Future of Music Coalition:
“Future of Music Coalition is pleased that Congress has hit pause on controversial policy proposals to address the issue of intellectual property (IP) infringement. It is crucial that lawmakers recognize and understand the legitimate concerns of a broad array of stakeholders — including thousands of copyright owners — who have reservations about certain provisions in the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT-IP (PIPA). read more