Summer is officially underway! For the next 13 weeks, we’ll be celebrating the season with our first-ever summer grassroots fundraising campaign.
We’re calling it “Summer of Love.” And we need your help.
This is a pivotal moment for musicians, and FMC is right at the center of the whole range of policy issues that impact them. Here in DC things don’t actually slow down in the summer time. We welcomed the first day of summer with 101 degree heat — thankfully, our awesome batch of summer interns ran out and got us iced coffees to sustain us while we all watched the Senate’s antitrust hearing and pored over the news from the supreme court. We’re committed to making sure policymakers and musicians alike are informed by real data about the issues they’re facing. There’s no one else in the field conducting in-depth research like ours that illustrates how musicians are making a living — or failing to — in 2012.
So as you take some time this summer to relax in the grass with your sunglasses, lemonade and iPod full of your favorite summer songs, don’t forget that our work on behalf of musicians doesn’t stop. Your donation will keep us fighting for a future where musicians are fairly compensated — long after the beaches are closed and the lifeguards have gone home.
Stay tuned for more ways you can show your love for musicians this summer.
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