Washington, D.C.? National education, research and advocacy nonprofit organization Future of Music Coalition is pleased to announce its participation in a series of free community film screenings on issues of importance to musicians and the public.
Washington, D.C.â€” Top names in music, law, technology and policy will gather in Washington, DC from October 4-6, 2009 for the eighth Future of Music Policy Summit, which provides an unprecedented forum for artists, advocates, policymakers, attorneys, entrepreneurs and industry leaders to discuss the crucial issues facing the music community.
FMC is thrilled to announce that U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) will be joining us on Monday, October 5.
On Tuesday, October 6, attendees will hear from Daniel Ek, founder of Spotify â€” the potentially game-changing music service thatâ€™s sweeping Europe and generating incredible buzz in America, where the service is expected to launch this year.
Also appearing at Policy Summit 2009 is Brian Message â€” a partner in Courtyard Management, the team that represents Radiohead, Supergrass and the 22-20s.
Throughout the Summit, prominent musicians from a variety of genres will also give their direct thoughts about how they’re adapting to an increasingly networked (and noisy) world. Artist participants in Policy Summit 2009 include jazz pianist Vijay Iyer, Wayne Kramer of MC5, musician/songwriters Erin McKeown and Nicole Atkins, as well as Mac McCaughan, co-owner of Merge Records and member of Superchunk and Portastatic.
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Artist education, research and advocacy organization Future of Music Coalition (FMC) announces the release of a new report that analyzes New York State radio playlists to determine whether the policy interventions resulting from 2003-2007 payola investigations have had any effect on the amount of independent music played on terrestrial radio. read more
Launched on the eve of an important Congressional hearing on Low Power FM radio (LPFM), the “I Support Community Radio” campaign features video testimonials from such artists as the Indigo Girls, Saul Williams, David Harrington of Kronos Quartet, Jon Langford of The Mekons and Waco Brothers, Vijay Iyer, Franz Nicolay of The Hold Steady and more.
NEWORLEANS, LA ? Wayne Kramer (MC5), Jolie Holland, Jon Langford (Waco Brothers, Mekons), Saul Williams, Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, Minus 5, R.E.M.), Laura Veirs, Vijay Iyer, Erin McKeown, Bonerama, Al ?Carnival Time? Johnson, Mart?Perna (Antibalas, TV On the Radio, Ocote Soul Sounds), Mariam Adam (Imani Winds) and Paul Sanchez will come together for ?Musicians Bringing Musicians Home V? ? an evening of inspired performances celebrating New Orleans? rich musical heritage. The show is the celebratory and fundraising finale of the fifth three-day activist retreat hosted by Air Traffic Control and FMC since the Gulf Coast storms of 2005. Artists from around the country converge on New Orleans to tour affected neighborhoods, visit with the city?s notable musicians and community leaders and participate in strategy sessions about how to integrate activism and philanthropy into their musical lives and careers.
WASHINGTON, D.C.? FMC announces the release of a new report that analyzes radio playlists to determine whether the policy interventions resulting from 2003-2007 payola investigations have had any effect on the amount of independent music played on terrestrial radio.
WASHINGTON, D.C.â€“ On Thursday, April 23, advocates for Low Power FM (LPFM) — including Columbia Records artist Nicole Atkins — gathered at our nation’s capital to promote the importance of local community radio in more American towns and cities.
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.
WASHINGTON, DC – Future of Music Coalition continues its pursuit of equitable structures for musicians with the release of the Principles for Musician Compensation in New Business Models (or “Artist Principles”) — a set of broad guidelines outlining best practices for ensuring creator compensation in an evolving music landscape. Crafted by artist advocate Ann Chaitovitz with input from industry experts, the principles offer a clear framework for those looking to utilize musicians’ creative works in the pursuit of new business models.