Washington, D.C.—Excitement builds for the can’t-miss music-tech-policy conference of 2010 with the announcement of additional speakers and presenters for the 10th Anniversary Future of Music Policy Summit. read more
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, two of America’s biggest internet companies, Google and Verizon, revealed the terms of a privately-reached proposal intended to serve as a legislative framework for net neutrality. Currently, the FCC is considering ways to reassert its basic authority to regulate broadband and protect the open internet. This afternoon’s announcement from Google and Verizon follows the recent collapse of talks between the Commission and internet stakeholders meant to arrive at a regulatory consensus.
Washington, D.C.— Musician education, research and advocacy non-profit organization Future of Music Coalition (FMC) celebrates its remarkable first decade with the 10th Anniversary Future of Music Policy Summit, which takes place at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., from October 3-5, 2010. The conference brings together musicians, managers, policymakers, media representatives, academics, industry professionals and more for spirited dialogue about the future of music. read more
Washington, D.C.– On Thursday, June 24 at 4:30 PM, AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival will host the world premiere screening of BARBERSHOPPUNK, presented by filmmakers Georgia Sugimura Archer and Kristin Armfield.
The film tells the story of software engineer and avid barbershop quartet enthusiast Robb Topolski, whose attempts to track down legally-available, turn-of-the-century barbershop music online resulted in an unsettling discovery: his Internet Service Provider (ISP) was covertly restricting its users’ access to online content. read more
Washington, D.C.— Musician education, research and advocacy non-profit organization Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has published its findings from a survey of musicians’ access to health insurance, which was conducted in March 2010.
The “Taking the Pulse” survey found that, of the 1,451 respondents, 33 percent said they do not have health insurance. This is nearly twice the national average of 17 percent uninsured, as estimated by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Executive summary and full report available here: http://www.futureofmusic.org/article/research/taking-pulse-survey-health-insurance-and-musicians read more
Washington, D.C.—On Tuesday, May 25, national research, education and advocacy nonprofit Future of Music Coalition (FMC) held a day of powerful panels and presentations on key issues impacting the music ecosystem.
Issues addressed in panels and presentation included internet regulation, international copyright concerns, the effect of the recent health care legislation on musicians, Nashville flood relief efforts and the status of legislation affecting the creative class. A live, interactive webcast brought the discussion to a global audience of artists, academics, industry professionals, journalists, music fans and more. read more
Washington, D.C.—National research, education and advocacy nonprofit Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has added programming details to its D.C. Policy Day, which takes place at New America Foundation in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, May 25, 2010.
Through panels and presentations by top names in the advocacy and policymaking sphere, Policy Day programming will spotlight issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy and law, including FCC media policy, international intellectual property agreements, the effect of the recent health care legislation on musicians and the status of legislation that could impact the creative class. A live webcast will bring the discussion to a global audience of artists, academics, industry professionals, journalists, music fans and more. read more
Washington, D.C.—National research, education and advocacy nonprofit Future of Music Coalition is pleased to announce its upcoming D.C. Policy Day, which takes place at New America Foundation in Washington, D.C. on May 25, 2010.
This year has already seen a host of policy developments that will affect the entire music ecosystem — from network neutrality and the FCC’s authority to regulate the internet to international copyright concerns to the impact of health care reform on the music community. D.C. Policy Day 2010 will bring these issues into focus through informed presentations and panel discussions. A live webcast will bring the conversation to a global audience of artists, academics, industry professionals, journalists, music fans and more.
Washington, DC— Future of Music Coalition (FMC) is pleased to announce Lissa Rosenthal as its next Executive Director. Rosenthal brings extensive experience in arts advocacy, public relations and nonprofit development to her new role at FMC, which she will assume on May 1, 2010.