The 10th Annual Future of Music Coalition’s Policy Summit wrapped up in Washington, DC, last Tuesday (it ran Oct. 3-5; official website here) with some insight from OK Go front man Damian Kulash on net neutrality and the changing landscape of the music industry. In conversation with Neda Ulaby of NPR in Lohrfink Auditorium on the campus of Georgetown University, Kulash discussed net neutrality, the role of “gatekeepers,” and his band’s inventive videos. read more
America’s Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator - or Copyright Czar as she is often dubbed - Victoria Espinel, did a spot at the Future Of Music Policy Summit in Washington earlier this week and, according to the Chicago Tribune, confirmed that work was already underway in US government circles to persuade internet service providers Stateside to play a more proactive role in policing piracy. She didn’t talk about three-strikes, but it’s what she meant. read more
T-Bone Burnett says new artists who decide to keep their recorded music off the interwebs could be making the smartest move they’ll ever make as a a musician.
In the past, the veteran musician, songwriter and producer has been a scathing critic of the music industry - but this week he turned his fire on new media and digital sound quality in a splendidly entertaining Q&A at an industry conference on Monday.
“Don’t be on Facebook, don’t be on MySpace. You know why? Because as soon as you’re on MySpace, you’re one of six million,” he told interviewer Greg Kot at the FMC conference. “Have nothing to do with it,” he advised.
How do you catch Craig Finn, Damian Kulash, and T. Bone Burnett all in the same day without getting overpowered by the B.O. of thousands of sweaty music-fest attendees? You put on your sport coat, grab your laptop, and head to The Future of Music Coalition’s annual summit in D.C., of course. At least, that’s what I did. read more
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The wild, wild West of Internet anarchy that was the first decade of the new century has a new sheriff. And she paid a visit to the 10th annual Future of Music Policy Summit with a badge bearing a 33-point strategy for restoring law and order. The summit concluded Tuesday after three days of presentations and spirited dialogue among tech heads, policy makers, artists and recored-label executives plotting a new future for the music industry. read more
October 6, 2010: FCC Media Bureau Audio Division Chief Peter Doyle said at the Future of Music Coalition’s Policy Summit this week in Washington, DC, that only “about 150 stations” have notified the FCC of their interest in increasing power for their HD Radio signals.
The Media Bureau in January adopted an order that allows most stations to increase their HD power levels by 6db with a simple notification to the commission. HD Radio developer iBiquity Digital, with the support of broadcasters, requested the increase in 2008; HD stations had previously been allowed to broadcast at a maximum of 1 percent of analog power.
Doyle said he was disappointed by the slow response but hoped the number would increase over time.
The Future of Music Coalition aims to give a voice to local music scenes like Portsmouth’s.
The Future of Music Coalition recently celebrated 10 years of work preserving the rights of local musicians and music scenes—such as those found right here on the Seacoast—during a three-day event in Washington, D.C.read more
The second day of The Future of Music Coalition’s Policy Summit covered a ton of topics for musicians and music entrepreneurs alike. On paper, some of the sessions may have seemed unrelated, but it was great to see how it all wove together by the end.
Rocco Landesman, the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Artsand a powerhouse Broadway producer—who pleased many in the art world when he took on the new role—gave a terrific keynote speech about the value of arts in both the cultural and economic communities.
Yesterday was the last day of the Future of Music Coalition’s Policy Summit, the D.C.-based non-profit’s annual conference focused on exploring current issues impacting musicians. One of the final speakers was Damian Kulash, a D.C. native and member of Chicago bandOK Go. Kulash, who was interviewed byNeda Ulaby of NPR, talked about growing up in D.C., OK Go’s famous treadmill dance, and the group’s new video for “White Knuckles,” which has already gone viral, in part because the band’s co-stars are a bunch of well-trained, cute pooches. read more