For those of you who griped that now-defunct digital downloading platforms like MusicNet and PressPlay were too expensive — prices like these should be illegal! — the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals has taken a significant step towards validating your opinion.
A lot of this stuff is in pretty heady legalese, but here's what you should know about the issue. read more
With FMC's 2009 Policy Summit just around the corner (Georgetown University in DC, Oct. 4-6), we figured it's a great time to get you better acquainted with some of the awesome speakers we have lined up for this year's event.
First up is Ian Rogers ofTopspin Media -- a digital visionary who's helping to shape the future of music. read more
Today's entry was written by superstar FMC intern Dan Eno.
The word metadata may sound more Star Trek than rock star, but it is a critical issue for musicians trying to make a living via emerging digital revenue streams. But what is metadata? As important as it may be to ensuring proper paychecks, many musicians still do not know. read more
FMC's Walter McDonough talks to Pennsylvania's WITF about the state of the recorded music industry since the advent of digital technologies like filesharing.On July 27, FMC founding Board member and General Counsel Walter McDonough chatted live on "Smart Talk" -- a program that airs on Pennsylvania's WITF FM.
Walter called in to talk about the state of the record industry since the advent of digital technologies like filesharing. Joining him was David Ivory, Producer/Owner of Ivory Productions. read more
Ain’t technology grand? File sharing has made it possible to download what you want, when you want, and how you want. And a whole generation of i-Tunes and Napster aficionados are used to getting it all for free (or nearly so). As a result, one industry’s being left in the dust. The recording industry, once a giant wing of entertainment, is struggling to survive, and to protect its content. FMC’s Walter McDonough speaks on WITF’s “Smart Talk” program about how these changes have impacted the recorded music industry.