There has never been a more important time to contribute to the future of music.
As you know, the music community has been grappling with disruptive changes for pretty much the entire decade. As a result of the bumpy digital transition, we now face unprecedented policy questions. Ensuring sure that musicians have a voice in current and future debates is part of FMC's mission.
At this point in history, issues that were once separate -- from spectrum management to media ownership to internet regulatory policy to copyright -- are now inextricably linked. So, when we're talking about music, it's crucial to have the perspectives of artists themselves as we work towards creative solutions to shared challenges.
FMC makes this happen through education, research and advocacy and by plugging musicians into the issues that affect their livelihoods.
From artists' right to expression to access to media like radio and the internet, FMC seeks to inject the creator viewpoint into broader issues of public policy. You can help with this mission.
In just the last three months, we've worked to protect creative expression on the airwaves by filing briefs at the Second Circuit Court and the FCC, fought to keep the internet a level playing field through testimony and filings at the FCC and our Rock the Net campaign, helped artists and managers through the health insurance maze with our Health Insurance Navigation Tool (HINT), and placed musicians front and center at our all-star Future of Music Policy Summit.
We're building a musician's middle class, one step at a time.
FMC's programs and campaigns:
- assist artists in becoming empowered self-advocates
- help musicians to understand their health insurance options
- defend open internet principles that inspire a level playing field for all musicians
- improve conditions in radio so more artists can reach the airwaves
- provide platforms for musicians to engage directly in policy debates
Things are moving fast! This is a critical time for FMC to do the research that will provide policymakers with the data they need to make effective decisions that will benefit the music community -- fans and artists alike.
This is our moment.
FMC doesn't give rhetoric and lip service to the creative community -- we work for real change.
Now is the time. You can help create a brighter future for music. Please join us today!