Philadelphia, PA ? On Saturday, February 23, a bevy of woman-centric bands and DJs will play South Street music hub Tritone. Part of a series of monthly events showcasing female musicians, the show is also in support of ?Rock the Net? ? Future of Music Coalition?s ongoing campaign for net neutrality. Appearing at the ?Sugar Town? concert are Beretta 76, Victor Victor Band, KeN, Surgeon and DJ Chatty Cathy. read more
WASHINGTON, D.C.? Hot on the heels of the release of a collaborative digital EP, irrepressible pop-rockers OK Go and funky New Orleans brass act Bonerama joined forces for a sold-out performance at Washington D.C.?s 9:30 Club on Saturday, February 2. The bands ? who originally met at Future of Music Coalition?s annual Artist Activism Camp in New Orleans ? played energetic sets to raise over $8,000 for New Orleans musicians, including Mardi Gras hero Al ?Carnival Time? Johnson and Sweet Home New Orleans.
OK Go and Bonerama?s new EP, You?re Not Alone, will be available exclusively on iTunes on Tuesday, February 5. All proceeds from the collaboration will go to benefit musicians like Al ?Carnival Time? Johnson, who lost his home and possessions in Hurricane Katrina. read more
WASHINGTON, D.C.â€” On February 2, OK Go and Bonerama will join forces for a benefit at Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club. The show is in support of You’re Not Alone, a digital EP the two bands put together after OK Go spent the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina recording with the New Orleans funk-soul band deep in the city’s Upper 9th Ward. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the EP â€” available exclusively at iTunes â€” will benefit Al “Carnival Time” Johnson and other members of New Orleans’ music community who are still struggling to rebuild their homes and their lives in the wake of Katrina. The five-song mini-album will be released on February 5 â€” Mardi Gras. read more
NEWÂ ORLEANS, LA â€“ Last week,Â two benefit concertsÂ raised over $6,000 for Sweet Home New Orleans â€” a coalition of non-profit organizations that helps find affordable housing and provides rental assistance for the cityâ€™s musicians â€” and Big Easy music legend Al â€œCarnival Timeâ€ Johnson.Â The concerts were the culmination of FMC and ATCâ€™s annual Artist Activism Camp, which brings together established and emerging artists to discuss best practices for artist advocacy. For two days prior to the concerts, the benefitsâ€™ performers toured New Orleans, visiting the Ninth Ward and hearing from some of the cityâ€™s musicians about the efforts to revitalize their music community.
On February 2, Bonerama and OK Go will meet for another benefit, this time at Washington, D.C.â€™s 9:30 Club. The show is in support ofÂ You’re Not Alone, a digital EP the two bands put together after OK Go spent the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina recording with the New Orleans funk-soul band deep in the cityâ€™s Upper 9th Ward. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the EP â€” available exclusively at iTunes â€” will benefit Al Johnson and other members of New Orleansâ€™ music community who are still struggling to rebuild their homes and their lives in the wake of Katrina. read more
Future of Music Coalition (FMC) is pleased to announce that Ann Chaitovitz has been named its next Executive Director. Chaitovitz replaces Jenny Toomey, who was recently appointed Program Officer for Media and Cultural Policy at the Ford Foundation. Chaitovitz brings more than 15 years of experience in artist rights, copyright and new media technologies to her new role at FMC, which she will assume on February 4, 2008.
NEWORLEANS, LA ? On January 10, Nellie McKay, Jon Langford & Sally Timms of The Mekons, Patrick Hallahan of My Morning Jacket, Charles Bissell of The Wrens, Kimya Dawson (who recently contributed eight songs to the hit movie Juno), Timothy Bracy of the Mendoza Line, Janet Bean of Freakwater and Craig Klein, Mat Perrine, Eric Bolivar and Bert Cotton of Bonerama come together in a benefit for musicians displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The following night, OK Go and Bonerama play a show to aid New Orleans music legend Al “Carnival Time” Johnson and Sweet Home New Orleans ? a coalition of non-profit organizations that helps find affordable housing and provides rental assistance for the city?s cultural ambassadors. OK Go and Bonerama have also collaborated on an EP for the same cause, to be released in February. read more
Future of Music Coalition (FMC) is pleased to announce that Executive Director and Founder Jenny Toomey has been named the next Program Officer for Media and Cultural Policy at the Ford Foundation. Jenny Toomey will leave FMC as Executive Director effective January 14, 2008 but will actively participate in the transition of new leadership to the organization. read more
Washington, DC – Rock the Net, a nationwide campaign to prevent legislation that threatens access to legal and diverse online music and media options, received major support in a teleconference yesterday featuring Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA), Chair of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications, and musician Matt Nathanson, who also headlined a sold-out concert at Seattle’s Crocodile Café the same night. read more
Washington, DC – Keeping internet access free and open for musicians and their supporters is the central goal of Rock the Net, a nationwide campaign for network neutrality, whose champions include R.E.M., Death Cab for Cutie, Boots Riley of The Coup, and many more. Next week, singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson will support the cause, in both a teleconference with featured speaker Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA), and a concert performance. read more
For the seventh year in a row, the Future of Music Policy Summit will convene an eclectic mix of musicians, lawmakers, technologists, and music business leaders for two days of discussions on issues at the cutting edge of music, technology, law and policy. The Future of Music Coalition’s 7th annual Policy Summit will be held next week, Sept. 17-18, 2007, at George Washington University’s Betts Theatre in Washington, D.C.read more