Future of Music Coalition

  1. David Byrne, Marc Ribot, Chris Ruen Lead Rally For Radio to Pay Performance Royalties

    February 26, 2014 6:23 PM EST The Content Creators Coalition sponsored an event in New York City calling on terrestrial radio to pay artists performance rights royalties.   “Out of respect for the artist, we ask that you not make video recordings of the performances you are a ...

  2. Future of Music Summit Tackles Industry Challenges with Google's Tim Quirk, NPR's Bob Boilen, More

    October 25, 2013 4:24 PM EDT The 12th annual Future of Music Summit will commence on Monday, Oct. 28 in Washington, D.C. through a partnership between the Future of Music Coalition (FMC) and Georgetown University. With Washington as the backdrop, the summit uniquely blends ...

  3. Guest Opinion: Clear Channel/Big Machine Deal Is Step In Right Direction, But Not Far Enough, by Future of Music's Casey Rae

    July 26, 2012 8:00 AM EDT For decades, broadcasters have enjoyed an exemption that allows them to not pay performers and labels when they terrestrially broadcast music. This hardly makes sense, especially compared to digital services like Pandora or Sirius XM, which pay no ...

  4. Future of Music Coalition's Artist Revenue Study @MIDEM: Fan-Funding, Grants Outweigh Merch, Sponsorship

    January 31, 2012 2:02 PM EST The first results of the Future of Music Coalition's Artist Revenue Stream project http://futureofmusic.org/article/research/artist-revenue-streams show the average musician gets more from fans and grants than merchandise and corporate sponso ...

  5. Future of Music Coalition Summit Day One: How Can Musicians Afford To Keep The Lights On?

    October 04, 2011 8:15 AM EDT Keeping The Lights On: Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen spoke about writing the theme song for "The Colbert Report" as one of the way he earns income at this year's Future of Music Coalition's annual policy summit in Washingt ...

  6. This Week in Music With Ian Rogers: Future of Music Coalition's Kristin Thomson

    September 27, 2011 6:00 AM EDT In the 12th episode of This Week In Music, Ian Rogers sits down with Future of Music Coalition's Kristin Thomson to talk about FMC's initiatives. Future of Music Coalition is a national nonprofit organization that works to ensure a diver ...

  7. Guest Post: Artist Revenue Stream Survey -- The Importance of Being Data, by John Simson

    September 02, 2011 3:30 PM EDT (The following is a guest post from John Simson, former executive director of SoundExchange now operating as an independent consultant for the Future of Music Coalition's Artist Revenue Stream project . As revenue diversification is seen as t ...

  8. Future of Music Coalition to Launch Survey on Artist Revenue Streams

    July 27, 2011 11:46 AM EDT The Future of Music Coalition is undertaking a project that will answer two basic questions: what percentage of musicians' income comes from each possible revenue source and how has that changed over the last ten years? From September 6 to Oc ...

  9. Reactions To The FCC's Ruling On Net Neutrality

    December 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST The 3-2 vote party-line vote establishes the Net Neutrality provisions outlined by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski that among other things would prohibit ISPs from giving priority access to some Internet traffic over others while at the same time ...

  10. DC Court: FCC May Not Have Net Neutrality Authority

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The issue of net neutrality is expected to take up a good deal of debate in 2010, and the first salvos of the year have already been fired. During a Friday hearing, judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia questioned whethe ...

  11. Future of Music Coalition Reports Grim Airplay Data

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Future of Music Coalition has released a report detailing the grim state of indie airplay on commercial radio stations. The data, drawn from Mediaguide playlists for seven specific music formats (AC, Urban AC, Active Rock, Country, CHR Pop, Tr ...

  12. Analysis: Strive for Transparency, Not Fairness

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As digital business models continue to evolve, compensating music creators continues to be a hot button topic and the recently released guidelines for artist contracts, "Principles for Musician Compensation in New Business Models," from ...

  13. Execs Outline Best Fan Marketing Tactics At SXSW

    March 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT What's the best way to market to fans? And how can you get fans to spread the gospel of bands they love? Such were the focal areas of a "Fan Based Marketing" panel, one of the final sessions during South By Southwest 2009. The groun ...

  14. Survey: Indie Labels Dissatisfied With Airplay

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Indie trade coalition A2IM and the Future of Music Coalition have released a survey of 61 indie labels that points to a continuing dissatisfaction on the part of labels when it comes to getting commercial radio airplay. Over 92% of independent lab ...

  15. Chaitovitz Named FMC Executive Director

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ann Chaitovitz has been named executive director of the Future of Music Coalition (FMC). Chaitovitz, based in Washington, D.C., will report to FMC's board of directors and will assume her new role February 4. Chaitovitz most recently worked a ...

  16. FMC Summit Puts Spotlight On 'Orphan Works'

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A panel at yesterday's Future of Music Coalition summit addressed the growing issue of "orphan works," defined as "unlocateable copyright works." These recordings are often old folk ballads whose copyright was always uncle ...

  17. Clear Channel Revises Indie Contract

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel has revised its online agreement for indie artists and labels who want to upload their music to be considered for broadcast and digital downloading. The agreement, which came under the spotlight when the American Assn. of Independent ...

  18. FMC: Clear Channel Asking Artists To Sign Away Digital Royalties

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Future of Music Coalition says Clear Channel, in accepting music submissions from artists for possible play on the air and online, is forcing "local and independent artists to give up hard-won performance royalties as a condition for cons ...

  19. AAIM Endorses Net Neutrality Cause

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The American Assn. of Independent Music (AAIM) has leant its voice to the Future of Music Coalition's Rock the Net campaign in favor of net neutrality. A host of indie labels and artists, including Bloodshot, Merge, Ted Leo and El-P, have alr ...

  20. A2IM Discloses Radio Rules Of Engagement

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), the trade group that, as previously reported, secured commitments from Clear Channel, CBS Radio, Citadel and Entercom to adhere to a set of radio Rules of Engagement, as well as blocks of progr ...

  21. Warner Agrees To Payola Settlement

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has become the second major label company to settle with New York attorney general Eliot Spitzer's office in its ongoing payola investigation. Warner Music Group has become the second major label company to settle with New ...

  22. Warner Agrees To Payola Settlement

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has become the second major label company to settle with New York attorney general Eliot Spitzer's office in its ongoing payola investigation. Warner Music Group has become the second major label company to settle with New ...

  23. Senator Introduces Payola Bill

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST A leading lawmaker long critical of the negative fallout of radio consolidation introduced legislation Nov. 18 that seeks to close the loopholes on payola-like practices and stop alleged "muscling" pr WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A leading lawmak ...

  24. Senator Introduces Payola Bill

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Labels, indie promoters not focus.' A leading lawmaker long critical of the negative fallout of radio consolidation introduced legislation today (Nov. 18) that seeks to close the loopholes on payola-like practices and stop alleged " ...

  25. FMC Discusses Payola, Online Licensing And LPFMs

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Federal involvement in payola, online music licensing and low power FM (LPFM) stations were the hot topics at this year's Future of Music Coalition Summit held Sept. 11-13 in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal involvement in payola, ...

  26. Payola, Online Licensing And LPFMs

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Report from the Future of Music Coalition Summit. Report from the Future of Music Coalition Summit. News ...

  27. Payola, Online Licensing and LPFMs

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Report from the Future of Music Coalition Summit. Federal involvement in payola, online music licensing and low power FM (LPFM) stations were the hot topics at this year's Future of Music Coalition Summit held Sept. 11-13 in Washington, D.C. ...

  28. Artist Groups, Unions Grateful To Spitzer

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Years of petitions validated. Recording artist groups and unions are unanimously grateful that New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has acted on "pay for play" practices after several years of petitions to Congress and the FCC to no a ...

  29. NY State Attorney General Targets Radio Promotion

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI has confirmed that it has received a request "for information regarding practices in connection with the promotion of records on New York state radio stations." The announcement followed an Oct. 2 EMI has confirmed that it has receiv ...

  30. Update: Artists' Groups Laud Spitzer Action

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT FMC, AFTRA have decried 'pay for play' at federal level. EMI has confirmed that it has received a request from New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer “for information regarding practices in connection with the promotion of records ...

  31. Artists Sound Alarm Over Digital Radio

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recording artists' groups are calling on the Federal Communications Commission for protection as digital audio broadcasting (DAB) emerges in the radio marketplace. SAN FRANCISCO -- Recording artists' groups are calling on the Federal Com ...

  32. Industry Lobbies FCC Over Digital Radio

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recording artist groups are calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for protection as digital audio broadcasting (DAB) emerges in the radio marketplace. SAN FRANCISCO -- Recording artist groups are calling on the Federal Communicati ...

  33. Industry Lobbies FCC Over Digital Radio

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recording artists groups are calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for protection as digital audio broadcasting (DAB) emerges in the radio marketplace. Recording artists groups are calling on the Federal Communications Commission ...

  34. Industry Lobbies FCC Over Digital Radio

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recording artists groups are calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for protection as digital audio broadcasting (DAB) emerges in the radio marketplace. Recording artists groups are calling on the Federal Communications Commission ...

  35. Future Of Music Coalition Sets Annual Summit

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has set its annual summit conference for May 2-3 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has set its annual summit conference for May 2-3 at George Washington Univ ...

  36. Future Of Music Coalition Sets Annual Summit

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has set its annual summit conference for May 2-3 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has set its annual summit conference for May 2-3 at George Washington Univ ...

  37. California Music/Tech Convocation Set For Feb. 25

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Some of the top names in the music and technology businesses will convene Feb. 25 at the second annual Music Law Summit West at Hastings Law School in San Francisco. WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Some of the top names in the music and technology businesses w ...

  38. Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Calif. Music/Tech Convocation Set For Feb. 25 EU Set To Confirm New Piracy Rules Clear Channel Commun Names Levin Legal Chief King Purtich Na ...