In case you hadn't noticed, there was a big ol' election last Tuesday, the results of which have Washington, D.C. (and the rest of the country, not to mention the world) buzzing. But what will a Barack Obama Administration and a new Democratic Congress mean for the music community?
We at FMC are expecting a positive impact on the music world in general. Keep in mind that we're equal opportunity wonks — our assessment is not partisan. But it is informed by the policy decisions of the last eight years, which created or maintained significant barriers to sustainable cultural communities.
There will now be opportunities to craft policies that encourage the flourishing of music across media platforms. From expanded community radio to more robust commercial broadcasting and broadband, musicians will likely benefit from more attention paid to the ways in which they reach potential audiences, and ultimately earn a living.
Check out FMC Analysis: Election Impact on Artists and the Music Community for a point-by-point look at what we think are the key areas for improvement. Then let us know what issues are most important to you in the comments field of this post.