With its five-year-old annual policy summit, the Future of Music Coalition has made great strides in identifying issues in business, technology, and policy affecting career musicians, "the vast majority" of whom, its organizers note, "live gig to gig, unable to afford the basic protections and securities of life that allow them to continue making their art." As independent artists develop and discover shortcuts to get their music out in spite of an inequitable and often corrupt industry, conferences like the FMC's go a long way toward... More >>>