Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Back From Buffalo

A full house at FMC's most recent event.

FMC staff recently returned from Buffalo, NY, where we hosted a free forum called "What's the Future for Musicians?" Aimed at local artists and labels, the all-day seminar featured panel presentations and discussions on a range of subjects, including online promotion and distribution, access to media outlets such as radio, compensation in a digital age and protecting net neutrality. Health Insurance Navigation Tool (HINT) guru Alex Maiolo was also on hand to talk about the importance of health insurance to musicians.

The seminar is part of a four-city series designed to educate New York State musicians on these crucial and timely issues. Other stops include Rochester, Syracuse and Albany. We'll be appearing in those burgs on April 28, 29 and 30, respectively.

Click here for more info on each event.

Prior to the Buffalo forum, FMC Education Director Kristin Thomson gave a great interview on local NPR affiliate WBFO. Click here to stream or download the session.

Check out the Buffalo page for a full list of presentations and a photo slide show.

If you're an NYS musician, be sure to sign up for the next forum in or around your city. Remember, it's free!

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