On Wednesday, Dec. 16, Future of Music Coalition will participate in a FREEEducause Live! webinar about — what else? — music, technology and policy.
FMC Education Director Kristin Thomson and Policy Director Michael Bracy will take part in a session called “Music 2.0: Revenue Streams, Consumer Behavior and Policy Issues.” Here’s the official description:
January 9, 2010 - 3:00pm - January 10, 2010 - 1:00pm
New York, NY
For the fifth year in a row, FMC will be curating a number of conversations at the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference in New York City, January 8-12, 2010. Join us for sessions on the issues at the intersection of arts, technology and law; media, copyright and technology; and health insurance for creators.
To attend these sessions you need to be registered for the Arts Presenters conference. Click here for registration details. If you are an artist and would like to attend these sessions only and will not go to the APAP conference, email us at nicole [at] futureofmusic [dot] org. read more
Will MOG be the service that makes streaming subscription take off in the US market? That's the question music industry observers are asking today, as the web-based streaming/recommendation music service unveils its buzzed-about monthly streaming subscription service. One thing's for sure: you can't beat the price. MOG is charging a mere 5 bucks a month for streaming, on-demand access to a huge catalog of music, all legally licensed from record labels and publishers. MOG is also letting potential customers try the service for free, for one hour. read more
Net Neutrality lets artists and fans connect on the web
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
There’s been no shortage of talk lately about Net Neutrality, with everyone from Jon Stewart to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski discussing the future of the web as we know it. I wanted to take a minute to talk about why Net Neutrality is so important to the creative community, particularly musicians. read more
It’s been a busy month at Future of Music Coalition, with promising developments on a couple of key issues that impact musicians. We’re not gonna say that Christmas has come early, but we are pleased that policymakers are taking net neutrality and expanding community radio seriously. We’re also proud of how musicians have helped raised awareness about these issues. Read on for details about all this and more.
Low Power FM news
Musicians and health insurance Op-Ed in Chicago Tribune
FCC opens Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on net neutrality
Earlier today, FMC joined a conference call with Representative Ed Markey (D-MA) and bloggers on the subject of net neutrality. The purpose of the conversation was twofold: to thank online scribes for their work in raising awareness about the issue over the last few years, and also to talk about what can be done to preserve the open internet for everyone.
"For years, a handful of consumer groups have pushed this issue, warning of the threat to the internet," Markey said. Then a few years ago, I turned to you -- the bloggers and internet advocates who have a huge stake in keeping the internet open and free. . . you are the Paul Reveres, sounding the alarm: 'the big telcos are coming! The big telcos are coming!'" read more
As fundamental as it is, net neutrality isn't the easiest thing in the world to explain. That said, FMC has certainly its best to illustrate why the open internet is so important to artists and fans (check out our Rock the Net campaign and our body of articles, factsheets and blog posts).
This video should make the concept of net neutrality â€” the principle that protects the open internet â€” that much easier to comprehend. read more
Today (Oct. 22), the Federal Communications Commission took affirmative steps in preserving the open internet for all. By approving a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Net Neutrality this morning, the Commission moved in a transparent manner to solicit public opinion about this crucial issue.
The goal, according to the FCC, is to eventually adopt "clear, enforceable, common sense rules of the road" meant to keep the door open for continued innovation online, while allowing users access to the broad range of ideas and services today's internet provides. read more
Washington, D.C.?Future of Music Coalition ? a national nonprofit that seeks a bright future for musicians and listeners ? commends today?s historic introduction of draft principles to protect the open internet for creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and the public.
We did it! Another amazing Future of Music Policy Summit is behind us, but we’ll always have the memories. This year’s conference â€” our eighth â€” was probably our best yet; if you were with us at Georgetown University in DC from Oct. 4-6, you definitely know what we’re talking about. Maybe you were one of the thousands of people who watched the live webcast? Either way, we thank you so much for participating in the event. Read on for some of the highlights, as well as a few other things we’ve been working on in our “spare time.”
1. Future of Music Policy Summit 2009: awesomeness roundup!
2. FMC, PBS’ Independent Lens & Community Cinema present COPYRIGHTCRIMINALS
3. Music 2.0 and the “29 Streams”
4. Big wins for Low Power FM
5. Performance Rights Act passes in Senate Committee
6. FMC’s Michael Bracy on NPR’s “Sound Opinions”
7. Still fighting for net neutrality
8. FMC, musicians and speech
9. Travel and appearances
10. SanFran MusicTech is back!
11. How are we doing?