[…]When it comes to an issues as complex and contentious as copyright, artist compensation, and fair business, maybe real clarity was simply too tall an order. A panel with four intelligent and strongly-opinionated players whose top goal is to advocate their position (and not necessarily educate an audience) arguing for 40 minutes was doomed to (as they say) generate more heat than light.
Truly the Future of Music Coalition put together a great panel of speakers (as well as a truly terrific day of content). Unfortunately, as it goes with issues like this, it’s arguable whether any audience member was able to come away with a cooler or clearer head.[…]
The 2012 Future of Music Summit has come and gone, and if you were one of the more than 2,000 live viewers (and countless more tweeters, etc.), you know it was one for the books. And if you missed it, don’t worry: we’ll have complete archives of the event uploaded as soon as possible. read more
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, FMC will host its 11th Future of Music Summit in Washington, DC. Our ELEVENTH! As always, the event will tackle the emerging issues at the intersection of music, technology, law and policy. Our goal is to bring together stakeholders with different – even opposing – views, so we can dissect and discuss complicated topics, giving musicians a clearer sense of the issues, the players, and how decisions made by policymakers in Washington, DC might affect their livelihood. read more
The Future of Music Summit 2012 is less than two weeks away! While the event is currently at capacity for in-person attendance, there’s no need to worry…the entire schedule of panels and conversations will be streamed online for you to watch from anywhere. Sign up to get a reminder email the morning of the Summit!
Don’t let the distance stop you from participating - join the conversation online by using the hashtag “#FMC12,” or organize your own local viewing party. We’ve put together some helpful tools to make it easy to host an event in your own home. Visit our resources page to find viewing party checklists and customizable flyers you can use to prepare your own event. Get together with your friends, colleagues or community to talk music, tech and policy with FMC.
Washington, D.C. — Future of Music Coalition (FMC) ( http://futureofmusic.org ), a national nonprofit education, research, and advocacy organization for musicians, will hold its much anticipated Future of Music Summit on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, a mere week after the national elections of November 6. read more
Miss the Summit? Check out archived footage of the day here!
Change is inevitable; just ask a musician. For more than a decade, creative expression and disruptive innovation have existed in an uneasy symbiosis that continues to push boundaries. In 2012, issues at the intersection of music, technology and policy reached a fever pitch, with Washington at the epicenter of the debate. Where do we go from here? How will the upcoming elections impact musicians, entrepreneurs, technologists and fans? Is it possible to resolve differences between the music industry and an increasingly powerful technology sector? Where do actual musicians and composers fit into the picture?
We’ll be all over the music festival and some of the interactive festival of the Austin, TX event, with public talks, presentations and rock shows galore. The following is a batch of noteworthy SXSW ’12 panels, where FMC staff, boards and buds will cover pretty much every aspect of today’s music biz.
Here’s a cheat sheet of places you can see and hear FMCers on panels taking place at the Austin Convention Center. read more
Friday, Jan 6: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMJazzConnect: Building Jazz Culture – Local to Global
Hilton, Sutton South
How do you build and support a thriving cultural community? What are the possibilities using jazz to do this? Where are the obstacles preventing effective growth and community building? What are the successes? How can jazz improve branding and advocacy? What are infrastructure opportunities from other industries to learn from? Join in the opening session of the JazzConnect track developed to explore these questions over seven sessions with dynamic and inspiring leaders, speakers, and visionaries.
Virginia Tech students’ favorite music is increasingly streaming into their ears instantly, and for free — a trend leaving many of their favorite artists with weakening streams of revenue.
A survey conducted by the university’s Communication Network Services in coordination with the Future of Music Coalition shows Hokies are most likely to access music for no cost through YouTube, Pandora and free versions of services such as Spotify and Last.fm.
Tech students’ music preferences will be further explored in a panel discussion tonight that will discuss “The Value of Music.” The event, hosted by CNS in a partnership with the FMC, will be held in Squires Student Center’s Old Dominion Ballroom tonight at 7:30.