Frequent postings from the FMC staff about the issues at the intersection of music, law, technology and policy.

Chamber Music of America Hosts Artist Revenue Streams Seminar/Webcast

How can you earn more money from your music?  Are there revenue streams you don’t know about that you ought to be collecting?   Join FMC’s Jean Cook, Project Director for the Artist Revenue Stream project for a presentation on the many ways musicians can make maximize their earning potential at a Chamber Music of America event this Tuesday afternoon in NYC.  

The event is part of CMA’s series of First Tuesday Workshops, a monthly seminar event featuring leaders in the music industry. An array of topics have been featured in the past including digital music making, video production, music business, audio streaming and more. 

Jean will be drawing from lessons learned through FMC’s Artist Revenue Streams research project, a groundbreaking multi-year study assessing how musicians’ revenues are changing in the contemporary marketplace. 

The event is on Tuesday, March 4th, 3-5 pm at New York City’s Saint Peters Church. You can RSVP hereFor those who can’t make it in person, the event will be streamed live at www.chamber-music.org, and will be archived in CMA’s online video library.

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Submitted by Mary on February 27, 2014 - 4:30pm

Coming Together on Performance Rights with #IRespectMusic

If you follow our work, you know that FMC are longtime supporters of a public performance right for AM/FM broadcasts. The reasons are simple: we think it’s crazy that recording artists in America recieve no compensation for the use of the work on good ol’ fashioned radio. The situation is even more galling when you consider that the rest of the developed world pays performers and sound copyright owners (often labels, but can be artists) for over-the-air plays. The US, as an exception, is in the not-so-terrific company of Iran and North Korea in not paying performers squat.

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