October 27, 2014 - 9:00am - October 28, 2014 - 6:00pm
Thank you to all of our partners, sponsors, panelists, volunteers, staff and friends for making the 2014 Future of Music Policy Summit such a success! All of the mainstage panels and keynotes are now available on YouTube - check out the playlist below.
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Future of Music Coalition (FMC) and the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) present a new workshop focused on the unique needs and challenges of working musicians.
Ready for another fantastic music-tech event? We know you’ve just recovered from the 2011 Future of Music Policy Summit, but if you’re in the Washington, DC area next week, we hope you’ll join us for DCWEEK.
DCWEEK is a week-long festival here in the District centered on collaboration between designers, developers, entrepreneurs and social innovators of all kinds. The week includes hundreds of individual events pitched and produced by the community alongside “official” conference panels, parties and projects created by iStrategyLabs and Tech Cocktail (the festival organizers). Join FMC staff at the following events: read more
We’re just now recovering from the whirlwind that was last week’s 2011 Future of Music Policy Summit here in Washington, DC. A huge thank you is in order for all the panelists, volunteers, staff and sponsors who helped make this one of our best Summits yet. From Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen flicking guitar picks on an unsuspecting audience member, to heated conversations about blanket licenses and ticketing schemes, to Erin McKeown dropping knowledge about life as an independent creator, we pretty much saw it all. And we’ve got the tweets to prove it — check out #FMC11 to see what people were saying.
Are your songs being streamed on Pandora? Have you ever performed music on TV? Do you know about ASCAPlus, BMI Live or AARC royalties? Whether you’re a songwriter, performer or musician, there are pockets of money out there that you may be able to access. During this panel, learn more about the range of revenue streams available to musicians and composers, from the obvious to the more obscure. read more
The April release of Creative License: The Law and Culture of Digital Sampling marked the collaborative effort between the book’s authors and the team at Future of Music Coalition. Co-authored by Kembrew McLeod and FMC board member Peter DiCola, with contributions from Jenny Toomey and Kristin Thomson of FMC, Creative License is a significant contribution to the debate surrounding the law of digital sampling. read more
Join us in New York for this year’s CMJ Music Marathon. FMC has organized two kick-ass panels on Thursday, October 21 that will cover a huge range of music/tech/policy issues . Want to hear the latest about how telecommunications policy is affecting musicians’ access to the marketplace? Check out Casey’s panel at 11 AM. Want to place your bets and spin the policy wheel of fortune? Stop by Kristin’s panel at 2 PM. Guaranteed winnings for all.
Controlling the Pipeline; Net Neutrality and The Level of Access
Thursday, October 21, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
NYU Kimmel Center, 4th floor, room 405 read more
Today’s music landscape is filled with both excitement and foreboding. With so many new technologies and ways to promote and distribute music, how do performers, composers, songwriters and independent labels know how to participate, who to trust, and what is most effective?
FMC worked with the Old Town School of Folk Music and other musician organizations to program our fifth “What’s the Future for Musicians?” educational event, this one in Chicago on One Web Day — September 22, 2008. read more