Wow. We can barely believe that the Future of Music Policy Summit is a mere two days away! We can't wait to see all of our exciting presenters, speakers, moderators and attendees at Georgetown University in DC from Oct. 4-6. If you haven't looked at the lineup for this year's extravaganza, you gotta check it out. read more
For those of you who were there, you already know that Threads and Cred — last week’s final web.illish.us event at Silk City in Philly — was one kick-ass party. For those of you who weren’t there, here’s a brief run-down on what you missed (You can also watch the video archive from the live webcast at web.illish.us).
The jam-packed event saw local fans ready to hear a bracing mix of hip-hop, jazz rock and instrumental fusion. From the mysterious mood lighting to DJ Dirty South Joe’s between-set mix, it was obvious from the start that Threads and Cred was going to be a memorable (and musically diverse) occasion. read more
Yes, Comcast acting as a gatekeeper to the Internet is a scary prospect indeed. Despite failing to make much headway in the fight against net neutrality, though, providers like Comcast continue to spend millions of dollars each year in hopes of getting their way. So lest you think that net neutrality was a right we established in the early 2000s, realizePhiladelphia and the Future of Music Coalition are holding a Webcast series to make you think otherwise. “Yes, we’ve achieved net neutrality,” says Ti. “But now we have to go into preservation mode, otherwise someone will come in and take it away.”
It’s all about D.C. Policy Day here at FMC headquarters. We’re firing on all cylinders (and maybe a few borrowed ones) to make this year’s event the best yet. And so far it’s looking like "mission accomplished." OK, maybe it’s too early to start using that phrase again. Read on for the latest on Policy Day and more!
Happy New Year from FMC! With 2008 in the rearview, it’s full speed ahead for ‘09. We’re already looking forward to a whole bunch of stuff, including a kick-ass inauguration concert and our D.C. Policy Day. Read on for the details!
1. Chicago bands rock the Big Shoulders Ball
2. D.C. Policy Day: speakers/panelists added!
3. web.illish.us episode III: Kiss My RSS
4. FMC’s Ann Chaitovitz in Huffington Post
5. Kristin Thomson on Minnesota Public Radio
6. A letter to the President-Elect
7. FMC at APAP
8. Good news from NOLA: Al "Carnival Time" Johnson gets his house!
9. Podcast interview with Tom Roe of free103point9
10. Save the Date: SanFranMusicTech - May 18, 2009
11. How are we doing?
In 2008 and 2009, FMC teamed up with realizePhiladelphia, a non-profit group that promotes social causes through musical and educational events, to create web.illish.us: a multi-faceted web and live show effort to raise awareness about net neutrality and democratic access to the media. Proceeds from the web.illish.us events support FMC’s Rock the Net campaign. read more
Not too long ago, we told you about web.illish.us — a series of multi-faceted music and entertainment events that take place at Silk City in Philadelphia on the third Wednesday of the month from November 19, 2008 until February 18, 2009. FMC recently had the opportunity to speak with realizePhiladelphia’s Dejha Mascellino and Drew Kramer about how they came up with the web.illish.us concept, what people can expect from the events, and why the open internet is important to them. read more
Philadelphia, PA ? Future of Music Coalition (FMC) ? whose Rock the Net campaign boasts more than 1,000 artists that support net neutrality, including Pearl Jam, OK Go, R.E.M. and Kronos Quartet ? has teamed up with realizePhiladelphia, a group that promotes social causes through musical and educational events, to create web.illish.us: a multi-faceted web and live show effort to raise awareness about net neutrality and democratic access to the media. read more