Washington, D.C.—Future of Music Coalition (FMC) (http://futureofmusic.org), a national education, research, and advocacy nonprofit for musicians, is to announce the Future of Music Summit, which takes place at Georgetown University in Washington, DC on October 28-29, 2013.
2013 marks the 12th Future of Music Summit, which will again be held at Georgetown University (http://www.georgetown.edu) in Washington, D.C. for academics, entrepreneurs, fans, lawyers, managers, marketers, musicians, policy makers, students, and technologists. read more
Washington, DC— Future of Music Coalition (FMC) is thrilled to announce the inaugural Future of Music Coalition Honors, to be held Monday, October 28, 2013 at The Hamilton Live in Washington, DC. For thirteen years, FMC has worked to promote collaboration between artists and other stakeholders whose passion and dedication help shape the future of the music community. This one-of-a-kind event highlights three categories of leaders who have demonstrated consistent commitment to music and social change.
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
DC area music organizations Listen Local First and Metro Music Source co-hosted the Future of Music Summit kickoff party on November 12 at the Dunes following a pho (and fun) filled dinner at Pho 14 in Columbia Heights.
The party at The Dunes featured performances from local musicians including singer-songwriter Dan Fisk, jazz/bluegrass duo Bumper Jacksons, Michael Shereikis of afropunk band Chopteeth and Grammy-nominated hip hop artist Chrystylez Bacon.
Attendees mingled and sipped cocktails in the open space at The Dunes and discussed the plans for the highly anticipated Future of Music Summit.
[…]A few weeks ago, Lowery gleefully confronted supporters of the bill with this argument at the Future of Music Coalition Conference, which led bill sponsor, Senator Ron Wyden, to hit back and claim that, as one of the strongest defenders of the First Amendment, he’d never support a bill that took away free speech rights. He promised Lowery that he’d review the specific language of the bill, and if there were any interpretations that impacted free speech rights, he’d fix them. […]
WASHINGTON, D.C.— There were moments Tuesday during the annual Future of Music Summit where the conversation about revenue in the digital music industry sounded like a scrum over crumbs, a desperate fight over an increasingly shrinking pie.
“There is so much competition for so much music, and it’s all so devalued,” said one exasperated music entrepreneur, Rodney Whittenberg. He was one of hundreds of musicians, executives, attorneys, policy makers and journalists who attended the conference, presented by the advocacy group the Future of Music Coalition. […]
“Who the [heck] is this guy and why is he trying to sell me a warm sack of [poo]?”
This question lit up my mind last week, as I sat in the audience for the Future of Music Coalition Policy [sic] Summit in Washington, DC. The guy in question was, in fact, a US Senator — Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) — while said warm-sack-of-[poo] was the Internet Radio Fairness Act (IRFA), which Sen. Wyden is sponsoring in the Senate. read more
[…]This disconnect between old media companies and new is hilariously illustrated by comments that one of the bill’s sponsors, Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, made recently at the Future of Music Coalition Summit. After some harsh words for the major labels, Wyden said the following, as quoted by Digital Music News: “Now, if it weren’t for the disruptive independent record labels — I’m talking about people like I.R.S. and Sub Pop and Tim/Kerr — we might never have known much about bands like R.E.M., and Nirvana and the Replacements … I sure want us to remember their enduring influence on not just rock music, but on their contributions to our culture and an entire generation.” read more