Ho-Ho-Holeee crap, it’s December already! To celebrate the season of giving, FMC is once again asking our friends, supporters, peers, associates, moms, dads, second cousins and any one else within earshot to contribute to our humble organization.
Almost a decade ago, Metallica discovered their otherwise-forgettable “I Disappear” floating around the Internet, months before a proper release. Traced back to its source, that song became the thread that unraveled Napster. Ironically, file sharing, and the future of the music with it, became more complicated and less controlled - an issue that continue to dominate any discussion of the music industry. read more
Why, hello there! My name is Casey Rae-Hunter, and I’m one of the FMC gang. Specifically, I’m Mr. Communications Guy (official title!), so regular readers of this here blog have probably stumbled across a few of my posts. read more
It’s hard to believe that Future of Music Coalition is ten years old. Even harder to believe that “The Thong Song” was popular back when we hatched from the music-tech-policy egg. Now it’s all GaGa and Bieber. We’ll leave it to you to decide whether that’s progress. read more
Washington, D.C.—National research, education and advocacy nonprofit Future of Music Coalition is pleased to announce its upcoming D.C. Policy Day, which takes place at New America Foundation in Washington, D.C. on May 25, 2010.
This year has already seen a host of policy developments that will affect the entire music ecosystem — from network neutrality and the FCC’s authority to regulate the internet to international copyright concerns to the impact of health care reform on the music community. D.C. Policy Day 2010 will bring these issues into focus through informed presentations and panel discussions. A live webcast will bring the conversation to a global audience of artists, academics, industry professionals, journalists, music fans and more.