FMC Policy Director Michael Bracy recently spoke with Charles McEnerney of Well-Rounded Radio about why policy matters to the everyday artist, and how decisions made in Washington impact the entire music community â€” from creator to fan and everyone in between.
Google has announced its 2009 Policy Fellowship Program, in which selected fellows for summer 2009 will receive a stipend to spend ten weeks contributing to the public debate on technology/policy issues. One lucky individual will get to work with FMC at our Washington, D.C. headquarters, where we wrangle with issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy and law. The deadline for application is 5PM Pacific time, December 12, 2008.
“What’s the Future for Musicians” in Buffalo, April 2. Photos by Josh Spaulding
We’re still knee-deep in last-minute events details for our “What’s the Future for Musicians?” seminar at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music on Monday, Sept. 22. It’s really coming together, and we can’t wait to dazzle Windy City musicians with our humungo brains! (Seriously, we’ve got a ton of great presentations and panelists lined up; click here to see what we mean.) read more
We’ve been working hard over the last few weeks to get a bunch of videos uploaded onto our YouTube page. Recently, we have added some of the most interesting portions of our “What’s The Future For Musicians” free seminars that were held in upstate New York this past spring. Also available are some clips from our DC Policy Summits, as well as other events that we’ve held over the past few years.
These clips are a great way to learn about some of the most important issues facing musicians including net neutrality, health insurance, and the digital marketplace. We encourage you to watch, especially if you couldn’t make our most recent events (you should really try to attend; our events are awesome). read more
As if the Pitchfork Music Festival didn’t already hold enough thrills, Future of Music Coalition is co-presenting a panel discussion on Public Enemy’s seminal hip-hop album It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back, at the the Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater on Thursday, July 17. (The group will perform the album in its entirety at the Pitchfork Fest the following evening.) read more