Recent Events

The Business of Music

June 21, 2014 - 10:00am - June 22, 2014 - 4:30pm
Los Angeles, CA
Thank you to all of our panelists and participants for an amazing weekend. Sign up for the FMC newsletter to get first word on upcoming events and workshops. Future of Music Coalition (FMC) and the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) present a new workshop focused on the unique needs and challenges of working musicians.

FMC at South by Southwest 2014

March 8, 2014 - 9:00am - March 16, 2014 - 11:59pm
It’s that time of year again! South by Southwest 2014 is just a few weeks away and FMC is ready to rock it. If you’re in Austin at SXSW anytime from March 8-16, be sure to track us down: Michael Bracy mbracy [at] btbv [dot] com Hannah Byam hannah [at] futureofmusic [dot] org Jean Cook jean [at] futureofmusic [dot] org Alex Maiolo alex [at] futureofmusic [dot] org Casey Rae casey [at] futureofmusic [dot] org read more

Future of Music Coalition Honors 2013

October 28, 2013 - 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Washington, DC
Future of Music Coalition Honors Reception & Dinner Monday, October 28th, 2013 The Future of Music Coalition Honors celebrates pioneers who have made meaningful contributions to the music community—especially those working directly with artists on the issues that matter most to them. This one-of-a-kind event highlights three categories of leaders who have demonstrated consistent commitment to music and social change. Help celebrate their service along with exciting music performances at the inaugural Future of Music Honors. read more

Future of Music Summit 2013

October 28, 2013 - 9:00am - October 29, 2013 - 6:00pm
Washington, DC
Thank you to all our sponsors, panelists, volunteers and other attendees for making Summit ‘13 a success!  Mark your calendars for Summit 2014: October 27-28! read more

Future of Music Summit 2012

November 13, 2012 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Washington, DC
Miss the Summit? Check out archived footage of the day here! Change is inevitable; just ask a musician. For more than a decade, creative expression and disruptive innovation have existed in an uneasy symbiosis that continues to push boundaries. In 2012, issues at the intersection of music, technology and policy reached a fever pitch, with Washington at the epicenter of the debate. Where do we go from here? How will the upcoming elections impact musicians, entrepreneurs, technologists and fans? Is it possible to resolve differences between the music industry and an increasingly powerful technology sector? Where do actual musicians and composers fit into the picture?

Summer of Love Birthday Bash 2012

August 21, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Washington, DC
Show FMC some love this summer – join us for FMC Birthday Bash on August 21! In honor of 12 years of rocking the world of technology, music and policy, Future of Music Coalition is throwing a rocking birthday party. Our birthday wish is for our dearest friends and supporters to celebrate with us.  read more

FMC at South by Southwest 2012

March 12, 2012 - 9:00am - March 18, 2012 - 11:59pm
It’s that time of year again! South By SouthWest 2012 is around the corner and FMC is ready to rock it. If you’re in Austin at SXSW anytime from March 12-18, be sure to track us down: Michael Bracy mbracy [at] btbv [dot] com Jean Cook jean [at] futureofmusic [dot] org Chhaya Kapadia chhaya [at] futureofmusic [dot] org  Alex Maiolo alex [at] futureofmusic [dot] org Casey Rae-Hunter casey [at] futureofmusic [dot] org Kristin Thomson kristin [at] futureofmusic [dot] org read more


January 28, 2012 - January 31, 2012
The New Power Trio: Bands, Brands and Revenue In 2010, the US-based nonprofit Future of Music Coalition launched a multi-method, cross-genre research project to assess how US-based musicians’ revenue streams are changing in this new music landscape. On Visionary Monday, join project co-director Kristin Thomson for an exclusive preview of what FMC’s research findings tell us about musicians’ evolving relationship with sponsors and partners, and how some artists are leveraging their own brand to support their work and connect with fans. read more