The FTC?s theory about how reviewing works sounds like imagined order at best, misguided favoritism at worst, and I hope to bring it up at the Future of Music Coalition?s Policy Summit tomorrow, where I?ll be a panelist on ?Critical Condition: The Future of Music Journalism,? along with Maura Johnston of Idolator, Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune and NPR, WaPo?s David Malitz, Tom Moon at NPR, Scott Plagenhoef of Pitchfork, Casey Rae-Hunter of the Future of Music Coalition (and frequent WCP contributor), and a few other superstars.
Holy crap — it’s
newsletter time again already!?!
Well, we’ve got plenty
to talk about, including
our brand-new “I Support
Community Radio” artist
video campaign, a couple
of victories for Low Power
FM radio and a more on our
upcoming FMC Policy Summit.
Read on for the details.
FMC Policy Summit: Oct.
4-6, 2009 - we want your input!
Big wins for Low
Community Radio” artist
Bringing Musicians Home
The Future of Music Coalition is a group dedicated to education, research, and advocacy for musicians. In an effort to sort through the quagmire of confusion these days over rights, intellectual property and the effects of new media, the group conducts Policy Days, discussions between representatives of many of the major players. The 2009 Policy Day certainly brought together a wealth of ideas and personalities, though no grand conclusions.
This past Wednesday marked the Future of Music Coalition?s third annual Policy Day, which brought together music policy wonks with an array of music industry professionals including artists, entrepreneurs, and independent label heads to discuss a multitude of legal and technological issues ? some incredibly arcane?facing our ailing industry.
?The goal of Policy Day 2009 was to take advantage of the curiosity and interest generated by the recent changes in the policy landscape,? said FMC spokesperson Casey Rae-Hunter, ?and to examine what these changes might mean for musicians, artist advocates, fans, entrepreneurs, industry professionals and policymakers.?
In February, the Future of Music Coalition hosted their 2009 Policy Day event in Washington DC to examine the issues ?at the intersection of music, technology, policy and law?.
The panelists tackled some of the most contentious issues surrounding the music industry?s future including media ownership rules, public performance royalties, network neutrality, copyright reform and fair compensation models in the digital music marketplace.
The Future of Music Coalition held its annual Policy Day here at the Washington, DC, headquarters of the National Geographic Society on Wednesday.The event itself was an interesting mashup, bringing together the wonks who are regular fixtures in DC tech policy circles with the artists and entrepreneurs who are actually producing all this “innovation” that good tech policy is supposed to promote.
On purely aesthetic grounds, I feel I can die happy having seen Public Enemy’s Hank Shocklee seated next to policy geek ne plus ultra Ben Scott, of Free Press, at a panel on “Internet and Spectrum Policy and the Creative Class.” (In which context it’s actually Ben who deserves the moniker “Rebel Without a Pause.”) Here are some of the points from each speaker that leapt out at me.
Washington, D.C.?Informed discussion and lively debate were the hallmarks of Future of Music Coalition?s third annual D.C. Policy Day, which took place on February 11 at National Geographic in Washington D.C. Artist compensation in a rapidly-evolving music landscape featured prominently in discussions ranging from localism in radio to net neutrality and emerging models for digital distribution.
Scheduled just two weeks after the start of a new federal administration, FMC and National Geographic Music and Radio and National Geographic Live! presented a one-day event that will bring laser-beam focus to the core issues emerging in the courts, in Congress, at the FCC and the Copyright Office.
Scheduled just two weeks after the start of a new federal administration, FMC and National Geographic Music and Radio and National Geographic Live! presented a one-day event that brought laser-beam focus to the core issues emerging in the courts, in Congress, at the FCC and the Copyright Office. read more
This post is part of a series on DC Policy Day, which takes place on Wednesday, February 11 at National Geographic’s Grosvenor Auditorium in Washington, DC. Read previous entries here.
Way back in March 2008, 25 year-old graphic designer and photographer Justin Ouellette unveiled Muxtape — a gloriously simple online music service that quickly endeared itself to music fans around the world. read more