Who Is The Future of Music Coalition?:
The Future of Music Coalition is an American nonprofit group that works to empower musicians and the independent music industry by educating them about legal and technology issues facing the music industry. The group also actively lobbies for the rights of musicians and for policies that are friendly to the indie music business.
How Does the Future of Music Coalition Work?:
The FMC accomplishes its goals in a few ways:
Website - The website has a large catalogue of articles offering advice on legal issues for musicians and explanations of policy concerns.
Newsletters - The newsletters keep subscribers up to date on news as it happens.
Policy Events - Throughout the year, the FMC hosts policy summits, during which members get a chance to explore and debate the issues in more depth. You can read a recap of a 2009 policy summit here.
Joining the Future of Music Coalition:
Membership is not required to access any of the benefits of the FMC, but the group is a nonprofit, so donations are accepted. You can make a donation of any size on their website.