NEWORLEANS, LA—New Orleans brass-fueled sensations Bonerama team up with Cody ChesnuTT, DJ Spooky/That Subliminal Kid, Grammy Nominated Helen Bruner + Terry Jones, Jenny Toomey & Kristin Thomson of Tsunami, M1 of Dead Prez, Mirah, Sage Francis, Shawn King of Devotchka, Sunpie Barnes and Zach Rogue to celebrate New Orleans, her community and its musical ambassadors for “Dear NOLA: a Concert for New Orleans,” at Blue Nile (532 Frenchmen Street) on Thursday, February 17.
Doors are at 9pm and admission is $10 in advance and can be purchased online at the Blue Nile website (www.bluenilelive.com); $15 at the door. read more
Washington, D.C.— Continuing a decade of work in understanding and improving conditions for musicians, national nonprofit organization Future of Music Coalition has launched the Artist Revenue Streams project (ARS), which seeks to gather crucial information about the ways U.S. artists are currently generating income from their music or performances, and whether this has changed over the past ten years. The project is funded in part by a two-year grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, with additional support from YouTube. read more
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressional champions joined with grassroots advocates and public interest groups — ranging from civil rights, environmental, arts, and religious organizations — to secure a pivotal victory in the effort to expand the diversity of views and voices on American radio.
The Local Community Radio Act passed the House of Representatives and Senate, thanks to the bipartisan leadership of Representatives Mike Doyle (D-PA) and Lee Terry (R-NE) and Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and John McCain (R-AZ). The bill now awaits the President’s signature. read more
WASHINGTON, DC—Today (December 1, 2010), FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced an agenda for a December 21, 2010 meeting in which the commission will consider an “Open Internet Order” to preserve the internet as an engine for innovation, entrepreneurship and free expression.
The following statement is attributed to Casey Rae-Hunter, Communications Director and Policy Strategist for Future of Music Coalition (FMC), a national non-profit research, education and advocacy organization for musicians that supports the open internet via its artist-driven Rock the Net campaign. read more
Washington, D.C.— The most influential minds in music, technology, policy and law gathered in the nation’s capital this week to examine current issues affecting the entire music ecosystem. Taking place at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. from Oct. 3-5, the 10th Anniversary Future of Music Policy Summit put creators front-and-center in every conversation.
Keynotes from Rocco Landesman (Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts) and Victoria Espinel (U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator) shone light on how the nation’s top public officials approach policymaking for the cultural sector in an increasingly digital, networked world.
Washington, DC—Some of the biggest names in music have joined the Writers Guild of America, East in urging the White House and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to act immediately to preserve the open internet for the benefit of musicians and other creative entrepreneurs. The diverse list of musicians include Jackson Browne, R.E.M. the Roots, Rosanne Cash, OK Go, Moby, Bonnie Raitt and Jamie Kitman, (manager, OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Doughty and Mike Viola).
Net neutrality — the principle that preserves an open internet — lets musicians and independent labels compete in a legitimate digital music marketplace alongside the biggest companies. read more
Washington, D.C.— The brightest and most influential minds in music, technology, policy and law will come together to discuss pressing issues at the 10th Anniversary Future of Music Policy Summit, which takes place at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. from Oct. 3-5.
In addition to an already outstanding roster of panelists and presenters, Future of Music Coalition (FMC) is thrilled to confirm Rocco Landesman (Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts) and Victoria Espinel (U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator), in two separate keynote addresses.
Washington, D.C.— Future of Music Coalition’s flagship music conference brings together the brightest minds music, technology, policy and law to discuss the issues that impact the entire music ecosystem. Taking place at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. from Oct. 3-5, the 10th Annual Future of Music Policy Summit is a can’t miss event encompassing a broad range of crucial topics.
Washington, D.C.— A diverse group of musicians, including Damian Kulash of OK Go, Erin Mckeown, Martín Perna of Antibalas and Ocote Soul Sounds, Hank Shocklee of Bomb Squad and Shocklee Entertainment, Jonny 5 of Flobots and more have come forward in support of preserving the open internet as a platform for innovation, creativity and commerce.
Net neutrality — the principle that preserves an open internet — lets musicians and independent labels compete in a legitimate digital music marketplace alongside the biggest companies. In the past week, the above musicians have published two articles in major media outlets in support of net neutrality.
Damian Kulash of OK Go in the Sunday, August 29 edition of Washington Post: