It was a great weekend for listening to FMC folks talk about our favorite subject: the intersection of music and policy.
On Saturday, FMC Policy Director Michael Bracy chatted with Windy City music scribes Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis on "Sound Opinions" — a weekly talk show from Chicago Public Radio and American Public Media. read more
Across town, another DC-based group, the Future of Music Coalition, was ready to engage. “Everyone is trying to figure out what the next steps are,” Casey Rae-Hunter,
Communications Director at the Coalition told Digital Music News.
Suddenly the debate is more energized, and according to Rae-Hunter, issues like Congressional involvement and aspects of the Administration-backed National Broadband Plan are getting greater attention. “This ramps up a very spirited and interesting debate,” the director shared. read more
Future of Music Coalition’s Casey Rae-Hunter talking about the April 6, 2010 US Court of Appeals District of Columbia decision in Comcast v. FCC, which impacts the FCC’s ability to preserve the open internet and pursue many aspects of the National Broadband Plan.
Yesterday, we examined the April 6, 2010 decision at the the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which basically stated that the FCC has no authority to compel internet service providers to do… well, a lot. The case was based on a August 2008 FCC order against Comcast, in which the Commission told the company to stop messing with BitTorrent traffic. read more
In what many are calling a setback for FCC efforts to preserve an open internet and expand broadband service to more Americans, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the Commission did not have the authority to issue its August 2008 order against Comcast, which reprimanded the cable giant for interrupting internet traffic delivered via BitTorrent technology. read more
This dynamic conversation will examine how artists are gaining traction online, the impact of technology on music promotion and how bloggers and artists can raise awareness about important issues in the hip-hop community and beyond. read more
Future of Music Coalition; National Association of Media Arts & Culture; Fractured Atlas
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Every member of the arts community has been impacted by the unprecedented challenges and opportunities proffered by technology. This paper briefly examines some of the challenges and opportunities presented by the digital era, and also suggests how the development and maintenance of certain digital infrastructure is critical to a successful and resilient 21st century arts and cultural sector.
Wow. We just wrapped up a panel here at SXSW called Creative Capitol: Music, Culture and Policy Under Obama, and it was amazing. Here's what the roster looked like:
Michael Bracy Policy Director, Future of Music Coalition Rachel Goslins President's Committee on the Arts & Humanities Austin Schlick General Counsel, Federal Communications Commission Tim Tuten Hideout/Department of Education Christine Varney Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, Department of Justice read more
It’s that time of year again. No, not spring (although DC has finally warmed up a bit). We’re talking South By Southwest season — when artists, music biz-types and fans of all stripes converge on Austin, Texas for a week of live music, focused conversation and general debauchery. FMC is gathering up our SXSW survival gear; maybe we’ll even see you there. But that’s not all we’re up to — read on for the details.
Taking the Pulse: Musicians and Health Insurance survey
Catch FMC at SXSW!
Musicians Bringing Musicians Home VI: benefit for New Orleans artists
Super-ultra-final last chance to plug in on net neutrality at the FCC!
If I Ruled the Blogosphere: Hip-Hop Blogs & Social Change panel in DC
Erin McKeown on the Public Performance Right
Reminder: Brian Zisk’s Future of Money conference & SanFran MusicTech summit