Back in 2005, I watched Public Enemy producer Hank Shocklee and funk godfather George Clinton debate this issue at a conference in D.C. Shocklee played increasingly short snippets of a song and wondered how much he should pay for the right to use each sample, as commercial hip-hop artists routinely do. Eventually, only a fraction of a note was left. “Am I stealing your performance… or am I just looking for the sound?”
Happy New Year from FMC! We were as busy as ever as 2007 wound to a close, but we still found time for a little end-of-the-year cheer. As usual, we’ve got some big news to report, so pour yourself one last glass of bubbly and read on.
Ann Chaitovitz named Executive Director of Future of Music Coalition
Two concerts to benefit New Orleans musicians
Policy Summit 07 podcasts and webcasts now available
"Hope for Home" house party to benefit Al "Carnival Time" Johnson a success
FMC at Arts Presenters
Media Ownership and LPFM update
Upcoming Event: SanFranMusicTech, February 25, 2008
Time is almost up to apply for a musicians’ scholarship to the Future of Music Policy Summit in Washington DC September 17-18th. We have 15 scholarships left to award to musicians that would like to come to the Policy Summit next month, so if you’d like to be one of the attendees and cannot otherwise afford the registration fee, please apply now.
Now in its seventh year, the Future of Music Policy Summit brings an unprecedented group of panelists and keynote speakers together with an engaged, diverse audience for a robust debate about the critical issues at the intersection of music, law, technology and policy.
For the seventh year in a row, the Future of Music Policy Summit will convene an eclectic mix of musicians, lawmakers, technologists, and music business leaders for two days of discussions on issues at the cutting edge of music, technology, law and policy. The Future of Music Coalition’s 7th annual Policy Summit will be held next week, Sept. 17-18, 2007, at George Washington University’s Betts Theatre in Washington, D.C.read more
Hope you all had a relaxing and rejuvenating Labor Day weekend. We’ve returned from our long weekends just in time for the home stretch to this year’s Policy Summit, which is less than two weeks away. Read on for all the reasons that FMC’s Policy Summit is a can’t miss event.
FMC Policy Summit 07: The Countdown Begins
Video Chat with HINT Project Director, Alex Maiolo
Indigo Girls To Host Sweet Home New Orleans Benefit on September 16, 2007
FMC Seeks Communications Director and Fall Interns
5th Official FCC Hearing on Media Ownership: September 20, 2007
Registration is opening for the Seventh Annual Future of Music Policy Summit. The Policy Summit brings together an unprecedented mix of musicians, lawmakers, and technologists for cutting edge discussions on issues at the intersection of music, law, technology, and policy. read more
Top musicians, lawmakers and technologists will gather in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 17 and 18 for the Future of Music Policy Summit, an annual event that brings together an unusual mix of people for cutting edge discussions on issues at the intersection of music, technology and policy. This year?s edition will include more than a dozen panel discussions on some of the most pressing issues facing the music industry such as webcasting rates, copyright reform, international licensing models, the recent radio payola settlement, and network neutrality. The Summit will be held in Betts Theatre at George Washington University. read more
WASHINGTON, DC — Rep. Mike Doyle, vice chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, will kick-off a major conference addressing the issues at the intersection of music, law, policy and technology on May 2. read more
WASHINGTON, DC — Top names from the fields of music, law, technology and policy will gather in Washington, DC on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 to discuss how technology is rapidly reshaping the music industry. The event is sponsored by the Future of Music Coalition and the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS). read more