"Behind the Policy Summit" series, we're very excited to introduce not one, but two speakers with whom you're probably already familiar. But let's talk about 'em anyway!
The Senate's newest member, Al Franken(D-MN) is on board for the Future of Music Policy Summit (Oct. 4-6, Georgetown University, Washington, DC). Senator Franken will deliver a keynote about one of our favorite topics, net neutrality. We've seen the Senator in action in some of his earlier committee hearings (he actually brought up net neutrality during Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor's confirmation process), and we're very much looking forward to his comments about preserving the open internet. read more
On December 1, FMC and Sweet Home New Orleans invite you to join Mike Mills of R.E.M. at a Washington, DC house party to aid one of the Big Easy’s most beloved musicians, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson. There are a limited number of tickets available to this private event; for info on how you could attend, e-mail hopeforhome [at] futureofmusic [dot] org.
We figured now is a perfect time for a few posts about Al, Sweet Home New Orleans, and the importance of protecting the Crescent City’s cultural heritage. Let’s start with the guest of honor. read more
WASHINGTON, DC — Future of Music Coalition will assemble a diverse group of acclaimed activist musicians for meetings in New Orleans from November 3-6, 2006. Steve Earle, Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Allison Moorer, Tom Morello (Audioslave and Rage Against the Machine), Boots Riley (the Coup), Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney) will attend the gathering and perform in a benefit concert at Tipitina’s on Monday, November 6th. The meetings are made possible by a generous grant from the Nathan Cummings Foundation. read more