FMC’s work falls into three program areas – education, research and advocacy.
FMC actualizes its mission through a number of activities. We organize events that bring hundreds of musicians, technologists, attorneys, policymakers and industry representatives together for cutting-edge discussions about the changing music landscape, making sure to include a variety of voices in the conversation. We submit testimony, publish articles and speak on panels to make sure the creators’ experience is heard. We distill and translate information for musicians, and keep musicians informed about the changing music landscape. Finally, we generate original research to more completely illuminate the mechanics of the music industry.
Dick Huey Interim Executive Director & Board Chair | bio | dhuey<at>futureofmusic.org Kevin Erickson Director | bio | kevin<at>futureofmusic.org Alex Maiolo HINT Program Coordinator | bio | alex<at>futureofmusic.org Jean Cook Co-director, Artist Revenue Streams project | bio | jean<at>futureofmusic.org Kristin Thomson Co-director, Artist Revenue Streams project | bio| kristin<at>futureofmusic.org Michael Bracy Co-Founder Emeritus | bio
Future of Music Coalition is a small, dynamic nonprofit with just a handful of core staff people. In order to accomplish all we do, we rely on the kindness and skills of folks around the country who help us as volunteers. Examples include: read more
Washington, DC – Effective April 1, 2009, attorney and artist advocate Ann Chaitovitz transitions from her role as Executive Director of Future of Music Coalition to a consultant position on key legal policy issues, and will rejoin FMC’s Advisory Board. FMC will continue its work under the leadership of Interim Executive Director Jean Cook.
South By Southwest has rightfully earned its reputation as one of the most raucous music conferences in the country. Held yearly in Austin, Texas, SXSW is an over-the-top celebration of music, booze, and networking that can take a while to recover from (in a good way). In between the live sets and Tex-Mex, there's also panel discussions about where this whole music dealie might be headed. read more
Here at FMC it’s pretty much all DC Policy Day all the time. We’re hustling to make sure the event â€” which takes place on February 11 at National Geographic here in Washington â€” is the best it can be, and we’re feeling pretty good about it! On the FMC blog (which yer readin’ right now), we’ve been giving you the
insidescoop on some of the fabulous panelists and speakers.
A: Future of Music Coalition is a national non-profit education, research and advocacy organization that seeks a bright future for creators and listeners. FMC works towards this goal through continuous interaction with its primary constituency — musicians — and in collaboration with other creator/public interest groups. Visit this FAQ to learn more about our mission, history, governance, funding and how you can get involved. read more