A few weeks ago we blogged about FMC's trip to Buffalo, New York, where we debuted our "What's the Future for Musicians?" forum. That highly successful event was the first in a handful of presentations throughout New York State rounding out the month of April.
The final forum took place on April 30 in Albany, which followed events in Rochester and Syracuse a couple of days before. Hundreds of local musicians turned up for the forums, which included presentations on online promotion and distribution, access to media, compensation in a digital age, and the importance of open internet structures.
The breakout sessions proved especially instructive. Local musicians had the chance to interact with our crew of experts, including FMC's Michael Bracy and Jean Cook as well as Tim Quirk of Rhapsody, Charlie McEnerney of Well Rounded Radio and Jim Mahoney of A2IM
We also got to to pose in front of a giant Mastodon, as illustrated by the photo above. Click here to see a slideshow of the events.
Thanks to the American Federation of Musicians locals and area arts groups for their support in putting on these forums. And extra thanks to all of those who attended — you made it interesting and fun.