Greetings from Washington, DC - where the magnolia trees are about to bloom, baseball’s opening day is nearly upon us, and change is afoot in the worlds of music, technology and policy. Read on for the latest!
FMC Launches Rock the Net Campaign for Network Neutrality
FMC Announces Policy Day: May 2, 2007
FMC Responds to New Webcasting Rates
Cautious Optimism About FCC Payola Settlement
FMC Welcomes Justin Jouvenal as Communications Director
Future of Music Coalition fully supports the digital performance royalty but we reiterate the position that we’ve held since the first round of webcast rate-setting in 2002: we will not support "one size fits all" rates and processes that will not let small and noncommercial webcasters survive. read more
Five prominent organizations representing recording artists and musicians filed reply comments [PDF] at the Federal Communications Commission in the proceeding examining the upcoming transition from analog to digital audio broadcasting (DAB) (MM Docket 99-325). In their joint filing, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), American Federation of Musicians (AFM), the Future of Music Coalition (FMC), The Recording Academy®, and the Recording Artists’ Coalition (RAC) expressed broad support for and excitement about the opportunities that digital audio broadcasting presents to citizens and recording artists.read more
Welcome to 2004. A big THANKYOU! to the FMC supporters who made a contribution
to the organization during our December donor drive. We appreciate your
support. And now we’ve hit the ground running in January, with event
organizing and research agendas in full swing. Here’s the latest news:
June turned out to be quite a busy and productive month for FMC, with
continued work on media ownership issues, a trip out to Apple’s
campus for an iTunes seminar, and an important settlement in the webcasting
world. We get down to details below.