[This post was co-authored by FMC Policy Intern Eric Perrott]
There’s no doubt that the 10th Anniversary Future of Music Policy Summit (Oct. 3-5, 2010) sparked plenty of conversations and even some controversy. Topping the list of the latter was the onstage chat between award-winning musician/producer T. Bone Burnett and music scribe Greg Kot of Chicago Tribune. Any press is good press, but we’re wondering if maybe some of the articles missed T Bone’s overall point. read more
Judging from the number of emails we’ve been getting, you’re all interested in recapping the amazing 10th Anniversary Future of Music Policy Summit, which took place at Georgetown University in Washington D.C., from Oct 3-5, 2010.
Well, we’ve got good news: the first batch of high-quality videos have been awesome-ized by our pals at web.illish.us, and we’ve got ‘em right here for your edification/enjoyment. And there’s there’s more on the way, so stay tuned.
Producer/musician T Bone Burnett in conversation with Greg Kot of Chicago Tribuneread more
The 10th Annual Future of Music Coalition’s Policy Summit wrapped up in Washington, DC, last Tuesday (it ran Oct. 3-5; official website here) with some insight from OK Go front man Damian Kulash on net neutrality and the changing landscape of the music industry. In conversation with Neda Ulaby of NPR in Lohrfink Auditorium on the campus of Georgetown University, Kulash discussed net neutrality, the role of “gatekeepers,” and his band’s inventive videos. read more
Yesterday was the last day of the Future of Music Coalition’s Policy Summit, the D.C.-based non-profit’s annual conference focused on exploring current issues impacting musicians. One of the final speakers was Damian Kulash, a D.C. native and member of Chicago bandOK Go. Kulash, who was interviewed byNeda Ulaby of NPR, talked about growing up in D.C., OK Go’s famous treadmill dance, and the group’s new video for “White Knuckles,” which has already gone viral, in part because the band’s co-stars are a bunch of well-trained, cute pooches. read more
October 6, 2010: FCC Media Bureau Audio Division Chief Peter Doyle said at the Future of Music Coalition’s Policy Summit this week in Washington, DC, that only “about 150 stations” have notified the FCC of their interest in increasing power for their HD Radio signals.
The Media Bureau in January adopted an order that allows most stations to increase their HD power levels by 6db with a simple notification to the commission. HD Radio developer iBiquity Digital, with the support of broadcasters, requested the increase in 2008; HD stations had previously been allowed to broadcast at a maximum of 1 percent of analog power.
Doyle said he was disappointed by the slow response but hoped the number would increase over time.
How do you catch Craig Finn, Damian Kulash, and T. Bone Burnett all in the same day without getting overpowered by the B.O. of thousands of sweaty music-fest attendees? You put on your sport coat, grab your laptop, and head to The Future of Music Coalition’s annual summit in D.C., of course. At least, that’s what I did. read more
The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) celebrated their 10th Anniversary last night at Black Cat in a benefit concert showcasing artists from the critically-acclaimed album, Dear New Orleans. The album, which was produced by Art Traffic control and FMC, marked the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Curbing Internet piracy is a big priority for the administration, U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel said on Tuesday.
The administration does not have an official position on the Combating Online Privacy Infringement and Counterfeits Act, a measure recently introduced by Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., but looks forward to working with Congress on finding an appropriate legislative solution, Espinel noted.
Espinel’s remarks came at the Future of Music Coalition policy summit where she spoke about the work her office is conducting and fielded questions from the audience.
“My job is to protect the creativity of U.S. citizens,” she said. To that end, her office is working to carry out a strategic plan the White House released in June.
America’s Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator - or Copyright Czar as she is often dubbed - Victoria Espinel, did a spot at the Future Of Music Policy Summit in Washington earlier this week and, according to the Chicago Tribune, confirmed that work was already underway in US government circles to persuade internet service providers Stateside to play a more proactive role in policing piracy. She didn’t talk about three-strikes, but it’s what she meant. read more