Washington, D.C.— Performance artist Pamela Z has joined the Indigo Girls, OKGO’s Damian Kulash, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Matt Nathanson, Al “Carnival Time” Johnson and Bonerama for a major benefit for New Orleans musicians displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
Washington, D.C.— Performance artist Pamela Z has joined the Indigo Girls, OKGO’s Damian Kulash, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Matt Nathanson, Al “Carnival Time” Johnson and Bonerama for a major benefit for New Orleans musicians displaced by Hurricane Katrina. read more
WASHINGTON, DC — Rep. Mike Doyle, vice chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, will kick-off a major conference addressing the issues at the intersection of music, law, policy and technology on May 2. read more
Washington, D.C.– The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) officially endorsed the Rock the Net campaign Tuesday bringing a powerful new voice to the fight for net neutrality. A2IM epresents the independent music community on legislative, economic and legal issues. Music on independent labels makes up more than 30 percent of the music industry’s market share. A2IM has more than 200 members including Lookout Records, Tommy Boy Records and the Concord Music Group.
Washington, D.C.– The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) officially endorsed the Rock the Net campaign Tuesday bringing a powerful new voice to the fight for net neutrality. read more
WASHINGTON, DC — Top names from the fields of music, law, technology and policy will gather in Washington, DC on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 to discuss how technology is rapidly reshaping the music industry. The event is sponsored by the Future of Music Coalition and the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS). read more
What: From the Sirius/XM merger to net neutrality, there has never been a more critical time to discuss the intersection of music, law, technology and intellectual property policy. The courts, Congress, and Copyright Office are all grappling with issues that will reverberate through the music industry – and society at large – for years to come. FMC and ACS will collaborate to facilitate a robust, well-balanced discussion on the following panel topics:
Copyright and Intellectual Property Issues
Digital Rights Management and Interoperability read more
Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and musician Ted Leo helped launch Tuesday (March 27) "Rock the Net," a new nationwide campaign that aims to sign up artists, music labels, and fans from coast to coast in support of net neutrality. read more
R.E.M., Death Cab for Cutie, Boots Riley of The Coup and many other musicians and independent record labels are joining a nationwide campaign to recruit thousands of artists to support the fight for net neutrality. "Rock the Net" is being organized by the Future of Music Coalition, Noise Pop, and Zeitgeist Artist Management. read more
Future of Music Coalition fully supports the digital performance royalty but we reiterate the position that we’ve held since the first round of webcast rate-setting in 2002: we will not support "one size fits all" rates and processes that will not let small and noncommercial webcasters survive. read more
The consent decree reportedly agreed upon today by the FCC will be an important step toward opening up commercial radio to music released by independent labels and local bands. Beyond the reported enhanced enforcement provisions that are said to be part of the consent decree itself, Future of Music Coalition is pleased that the broadcast industry has voluntary adopted the “Rules of Engagement” — basic guidelines that spell out how independent labels and commercial broadcasters can work together in the future. read more