On June 11, FMC Education Director Kristin Thomson took part in Ignite: Philly, which featured a series of speakers talking about inspiring projects or ideas for five minutes(!). Kristin used her own experience as a record collector who has moved on to streaming subscription services like Rhapsody to show that the future of music might be about access, not ownership.
We have no idea how Kristin managed to bust out all of this info in such a short amount of time, but she pulled it off without a hitch. Check out the video of her presentation below… you know you have time!
Stay tuned for a closer look at Sweet Home New Orleans, and the terrific work they do. www.futureofmusic.org FMC in Brazil
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 10:59 AM
Photo by Wayne Marshall
Several FMC staffers recently returned from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, where they convened with international musicians for discussions and public panels about the issues and challenges that musicians face in an ever-evolving field. read more
We just sent a quick w-mail update to members of our Rock the Net campaign, letting them know about the upcoming RTN benefit CD that comes out on Thirsty Ear Recordings on July 29. We figured we should share the news with you blog readers, too. (And if you haven’t already, you should visit the Rock the Net site and sign yourself up!) read more
Things are heating up here at Future of Music Coalition, and it’s not because the air conditioning is broken. Planning for upcoming events, publishing new educational materials and prepping for a major CD release is thirsty work, but we’ll keep on doing it just for you.
This week, Billboard Magazine ran a Commentary by FMC Executive Director Ann Chaitovitz on the importance of Net Neutrality to the music community. We’re pleased to have the opportunity to talk about the issue in such a well-read publication.
Unfortunately, the published version contained a paragraph that Ann did not write. So we’re presenting the piece as intended, right here on this very blog. read more
“I think that fans like supporting musicians, and if you can find ways to more directly connect them, you’ll find a way that works.” — Brian Zisk on new technologies in music.
Welcome to the second installment of our ongoing Online Interview Series, in which we chat with experts in music, technology, policy and law. This episode features FMC founding board member, Technologies Director and “serial entrepreneur” Brian Zisk, whose SanFran MusicTech Summit takes place at the Kabuki Hotel in San Francisco on Monday, February 25. read more
In addition to the issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy and law, FMC knows a little something about jet lag. The last month has seen staff attending panels, conferences and presentations near and far, exchanging ideas and opinions about the future of music. And the roadshow is set to continue through April, with our series of educational seminars for New York State musicians. Not that we’re complaining. We love getting out there and mingling with the artists that create the music we enjoy every day. Here’s a rundown of where we’ve been and where we’re heading.
OK Go return to Capitol Hill
“What’s the Future for Musicians?” educational seminars in New York State
Executive Director Ann Chaitovitz goes to San Francisco and Memphis
Education Director Kristin Thomson presents at Necessary Knowledge event
FMC at South By Southwest
FMC’s Walter McDonough at Canadian Music Week
Rock the Net in Philadelphia and San Francisco
Low-Power FM Leadership Day in Washington, D.C.
Local Media, Democracy & Justice Summit in Pasadena, CA