Ho-Ho-Holeee crap, it’s December already! To celebrate the season of giving, FMC is once again asking our friends, supporters, peers, associates, moms, dads, second cousins and any one else within earshot to contribute to our humble organization.
Our good friends at the Future of Music Coalition (FMC) are hosting their annual Policy Summit next week in Washington, D.C. Several of us from Fractured Atlas will be attending and/or appearing on panels. This will be the third summit I’ve attended and I highly recommend it for anyone who likes to geek-out on topics at the intersection of culture, technology, and policy. read more
The world had begun to buzz with questions about where music was headed (What are we going to do about piracy? Will record labels still exist?), but the discussions rarely seemed to include the people actually creating the music, and the FMC wanted to see that gap bridged.
“We were simply trying a new thing at the time,” says Casey Rae-Hunter, the FMC’s Communications Director. “Bring policymakers and other influencers into a space with creators who are impacted by those decisions and see what happens!” read more
The Federal Communications Commission is meeting right now, and net neutrality isn’t on the agenda.
But don’t tell that to R.E.M, Bonny Raitt, Moby or the public interest group Free Press.
Musicians are asking fans on Twitter, Facebook and fan sites to tell FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to proceed with an order on how Internet service providers treat content on their networks. Those musicians, with Free Press, MoveOn.org Political Action and Future of Music Coalition, launched the campaign as the agency takes comments until early November on a net neutrality rule. read more
Two days after Lady Gaga lost her fight for changing “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” in the U.S. Senate, musicians including Bonnie Raitt, Rosanne Cash, Jackson Browne, R.E.M., the Roots, Ok Go and Moby are joining the Writers Guild of America East for another Washington policy fight.
This time it’s for net neutrality. The singers and bands are joining MoveOn.org and the Future of Music Coalition in urging Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski to move forward.
The groups have written a letter to Genachowski and also have launched Facebook and Twitter activities urging the FCC to act.
Some of the biggest names in music and the Writers Guild of America, East are urging the White House and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to act immediately to secure Net Neutrality and protect the future of music. The diverse list of musicians include: Jackson Browne, R.E.M. the Roots, Rosanne Cash, OK Go, Moby, Bonnie Raitt and Jamie Kitman, the manager of OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Doughty, and Mike Viola. read more
Many of the biggest names in music have joined with the Writers Guild of America East to urge the White House and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to act immediately to secure Net Neutrality and protect the future of music. The diverse list of musicians include; Jackson Browne, R.E.M. the Roots, Rosanne Cash, OK Go, Moby, Bonnie Raitt and Jamie Kitman, the manager of OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Doughty, and Mike Viola. read more
R.E.M., JACKSONBROWNE and MOBY have joined forces in an effort to halt a corporate takeover of the Internet by big telecommunications firms like Verizon and Google.
The three acts, the Roots, Bonnie Raitt and Rosanne Cash are among the musicians and writers urging America’s Federal Communications Commission officials to “act immediately to secure Net neutrality and a free and open Internet and protect the future of music.”
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.