FMC urges the U.S. Copyright Office to be wary of efforts by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) to establish themselves as the sole and exclusive collection agent for Digital Performance Royalties for sound recordings. Instead, the Coalition has proposed that an independent body would be the more appropriate vehicle to collect and distribute these funds as well as other monies including the Audio Home Recording Act of 1992 royalties. read more
Journalists love to say that programmers are going to be the rock stars of the internet age.
Friday, August 18, 2000
Journalists love to say that programmers are going to be the rock stars of the internet age. If we remember how poorly big business treats most rock stars, then that prediction might just come true. Follow FMC’s Jenny Toomey as she wends her way through the dark underbelly that is the major label system. read more
It’s the end of copyright era! Or so you would think if you had been listening to the majority position at the three Internet music conferences we attended last winter. What does that mean for the artists and musicians who stand to lose mechanical royalties as a revenue source? Nothing good.
Musician/Artist Momus on Patronage and Piracy in the Information Age
Friday, November 19, 1999
“The information age is going to make
everybody more like an artist — individual, creative, hands on, proactive,
responsible — and therefore artists will no longer be special, different
and isolated. They will be like the rest of us, approachable, malleable,
and responsive. We will all fulfill each other’s artistic needs, and fill
the world once more with love, communication and decoration.” — Momus read more