We know you’ve come to expect FMC blog posts to be chock-a-block with the latest on music, tech and policy and not necessarily fundraising appeals… but we hope you’ll excuse the blog invasion this one time, because we need your help.
Hopefully you saw our appeal with the hearts and kittens. Cutesy stuff aside, FMC is on the front lines in the fight for artists. From access to audiences to free speech to info on health insurance options, we’re devoted to a brighter future for musicians. In the last six weeks alone, FMC has:
- presented initial findings of our groundbreaking, comprehensive research into artist revenue streams. No more assumptions and speculation: we went straight to the source, surveying over 5,000 musicians and songwriters as well as conducting in-depth interviews on how creators are getting paid in a digital age.
- responded to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT-IP (PIPA) by bringing artist perspectives where such context was sorely lacking. However well-intentioned, SOPA and PIPA could have negatively impacted the legitimate activities of creators and innovators of all stripes. Our Deputy Director, Casey Rae-Hunter, gave more than 30 press interviews and made numerous public appearances explaining why the problem of unauthorized distribution requires a more appropriately-tailored set of solutions.
We’ll continue fighting for musicians because we love music and the people who create it, but we can’t do it without your help — today and every day.
Please show your support with a monthly contribution that keeps our laptops whirring into the night, our phones glued to our ears, our brains awash in data and our adorable kittens fed. (OK, we couldn’t help it with the cute).
Thanks so much for your support, and Happy Valentine’s Day!
all of us at FMC