You’ve stood behind Future of Music Coalition through 15 years of fighting for musicians in the halls of power and beyond. We can’t thank you enough.
Did you know that FMC is building new systems to improve the lives of music creators? We’re not raising money for an office Jacuzzi (though that would be awesome): we’re connecting musicians to decision-makers, hosting events and workshops and providing amazing—and free!—resources for artists and their teams. In 2016, we will drive a global artist movement based on the core values of fairness and opportunity. We will help musicians lead the charge. And we will rally music fans and supporters to our cause. Together, we will fix a broken industry.
Happy holidays, FutureBlog readers! If you’re caught up in a last minute rush to find the right gift for the music lover in your life, we suggest making a trip to your local independent bookseller to pick up one of these fine selections:
How Music Works by David Byrne (McSweeneys)read more
During the month of December, as part of our Giving Rocks! year-end campaign, we’re sitting down with a handful of FMC fans to reflect on why they support our work, and what they see as the big issues on the horizon in 2013 and beyond. Read on!
FMC’s newest board member Tamara Saviano is a tireless advocate of American music and its artists. Saviano is a GRAMMY and Americana award winning producer and a music business consultant, artist manager, and publicist who has worked with many acclaimed artists including Kris Kristofferson, Guy Clark, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Radney Foster, Gene Watson, Gretchen Peters, Shawn Camp, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ashley Monroe, and Janis Ian. She was honored with a 2004 GRAMMY Award for Best Traditional Folk Album for producing Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster.
FMC is grateful to have the support of folks from all across the music-tech-policy landscape. As part of our Giving Rocks! year-end campaign, this month we’re sitting down with a handful of FMC fans to reflect on why they support our work, and what they see as the big issues on the horizon in 2013 and beyond. Pour yourself a mug of hot chocolate and read on!
Ben Maitland-Lewis is the CEO of Indie Ambassador, a forward thinking music tech company, dedicated to building tools that make the lives of creative professionals easier and more sustainable. Ben began his career as a performer in the US and Europe before working with the head of A&R at Columbia Records in CA. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music and manage retail marketing initiatives for SonyBMG, helping design award winning campaigns for artists such as Modest Mouse,Bruce Springsteen, My Morning Jacket, and Incubus. In 2004, Ben founded an artist development & management company that went on to release 23 records, a full length rockumentary DVD, and won a couple of Boston Music Awards.
For twelve years now, Future of Music Coalition has been a consistent and trustworthy voice for policies that benefit both artists and fans. And since this year FMC has been particularly nice, we would be honored to have your support during this season of giving. read more
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.
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.