The Future of Music Policy Summit is a two-day annual event in Washington DC that brings together musicians and composers, managers and artist advocates, labels, publishers and music societies, tech innovators, legal experts and policymakers to discuss the most pressing issues facing the music business, all centered on the needs of musicians themselves.
Hosted by Future of Music Coalition and Georgetown University, this year’s event takes place on October 26-27. read more
The Technology Policy Institute has confirmed participants for the 2015 Aspen Forum breakout sessions. The three informal, off-the-record breakout sessions will cover the pertinent topics of music licensing, intellectual property and competition policy, and unlicensed spectrum. The Aspen Forum is scheduled for August 16 – 18 and registration can still be performed online.
The session, “Music Licensing: Moving to the Digital Era” will be moderated by Michael Smith, Technology Policy Institute Senior Adjunct Fellow and Professor of Information Systems and Marketing at Carnegie Mellon University. Participants include: read more
Can you believe it? Future of Music Coalition turns 15 years old this month!
As part of our 15th anniversary, we’re asking our loyal blog readers (including you!) for feedback through a short online survey.
Your anonymous answers to these twenty quick questions will help us understand how to better serve our community of musicians & songwriters, managers, indie labels, technologists, legal eagles, policy wonks, and music fans.
And as an added bonus, you’ll be entered to win a pair of Audio-Technica Active Noise-Canceling headphones. They’re compact, comfy, great for travel, and will keep the music flowing all summer long.
We promise it’ll take less time than listening to “Stairway to Heaven,” and your responses will be truly helpful in shaping our education, research, and advocacy work moving forward. Thank you for your past support and helping us build for the future!
No other group can say that. And we’re not done yet.
Future of Music Coalition and our artist allies understand that change is inevitable. The difference is that we want change to equal progress. And not just for a handful of giant corporations whose business interests aren’t always aligned with artists or fans.
We are in this together.
We fight for musicians. We stand with fans. We are the Future of Music.
These are exciting times at FMC. After 15 years at the intersection of music, technology, policy and law, we’ve taken some bold steps to better serve you well into the future.
As musicians, songwriters, managers, indie publishers and labels ourselves, we know that it’s a challenge to stay on top of the many issues that are reshaping music. But with so much happening in the policy arena and the marketplace, this is a crucial time for artists and their teams to get involved. In FMC’s next next phase, we’ll be coming up with new and innovative ways to help you crack the code of an evolving industry. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter so you don’t miss an opportunity. read more
WASHINGTON, DC—Future of Music Coalition (FMC), the celebrated nonprofit resource for musicians and composers, has positioned itself for further success in its mission to equip today’s and tomorrow’s creators with the tools they need to be effective in a changing musical landscape.
With a new office in the vibrant music district that is lower 14th Street in Washington, DC and a revitalized Board, FMC is poised to make a lasting impact on issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy and law. read more
Sometimes, the internet just seems like a bunch of yelling. Then you discover a new artist or make a connection with a fan and it all makes sense. And it’s not just online—if you’re lucky enough to have a great local radio station, then you know how powerful even old-school technology can be when it comes to falling in love with music all over again.
So why is everyone so doom-and-gloom? Well, if you don’t have a sense of the challenges in today’s creative marketplace, you haven’t talked to a musician. But instead of retreating to our respective corners and waiting for the sky to fall, we think that it’s time to come together. 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.