From January 10-13, 2007, the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) returned to New York City for its 34th Annual Conference, the largest annual gathering of the global jazz community. FMC’s Jenny Toomey and Kristin Thomson participated in separate panel discussions on Thursday, January 11. For followup related to FMC at IAJE.
WASHINGTON, DC — The rapid consolidation of the commercial radio industry that followed the Telecommunications Act of 1996 has led to a loss of localism, less competition, fewer viewpoints and less diversity in radio programming in media markets across the country, according to False Premises, False Promises: A Quantitative History of Ownership Consolidation in the Radio Industry, a report released today by the Future of Music Coalition (FMC). 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
WASHINGTON, DC – Future of Music Coalition is pleased to announce
that the Vitalogy Foundation will be donating $1.00 from every ticket
sold for Pearl Jam’s May 30, 2006 Washington, DC concert at the Verizon Center to fund FMC’s Artist Research Council. This donation is made possible by Pearl Jam’s effort to contribute a portion of its ticket sales to the Vitalogy Foundation in support of local charities. read more
Five prominent organizations representing recording artists and musicians filed reply comments [PDF] at the Federal Communications Commission in the proceeding examining the upcoming transition from analog to digital audio broadcasting (DAB) (MM Docket 99-325). In their joint filing, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), American Federation of Musicians (AFM), the Future of Music Coalition (FMC), The Recording Academy®, and the Recording Artists’ Coalition (RAC) expressed broad support for and excitement about the opportunities that digital audio broadcasting presents to citizens and recording artists.read more
A brief summary of the DMCA for people in the music business touching on diverse subjects such as Copyright Management Information, peer to peer distribution, public libraries, webcasting and SoundExchange. read more