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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?
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
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
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
Friday, Jan 6: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMJazzConnect: Building Jazz Culture – Local to Global
Hilton, Sutton South
How do you build and support a thriving cultural community? What are the possibilities using jazz to do this? Where are the obstacles preventing effective growth and community building? What are the successes? How can jazz improve branding and advocacy? What are infrastructure opportunities from other industries to learn from? Join in the opening session of the JazzConnect track developed to explore these questions over seven sessions with dynamic and inspiring leaders, speakers, and visionaries.
Are your songs being streamed on Pandora? Have you ever performed music on TV? Do you know about ASCAPlus, BMI Live or AARC royalties? Whether you’re a songwriter, performer or musician, there are pockets of money out there that you may be able to access. During this panel, learn more about the range of revenue streams available to musicians and composers, from the obvious to the more obscure. read more
October 3, 2011 - 9:00am - October 4, 2011 - 6:00pm
The Future of Music Policy Summit 2011 brought together an incredible array of musicians, arts advocates, policymakers, technologists, media representatives and industry figures to discuss issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy and law. Attendees examined current trends while looking ahead to a sustainable, 21st century music ecosystem that reward creators and fans.
Your participation in these conversations was crucial to the future of music. Thank you for joining us at the most anticipated music-tech-policy conference of the year. read more