2017 has been a challenging year for musicians in many ways, with new threats to freedom of expression adding to the ongoing challenges of navigating a rapidly changing industry.
Now, as the year comes to a close, it's important to recognize that we've been able to accomplish so much.
We've elevated the stories and concerns of musicians in the ongoing debate over health care, in national media and in the halls of Congress.
We continued to make sure diverse musicians' voices and perspectives were heard loud and clear in debates over net neutrality and copyright policy.
We successfully defended public broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Arts against attempts to revoke their funding.
For seventeen years, Future of Music Coalition has been a fierce, independent voice for musicians in Washington DC. Our work is rooted in a fundamental critique of power structures, business practices, laws and policies that can result in ill-treatment of musicians. We have a long history of research, education, and advocacy which have led to practical tools and tangible victories within the music industry and beyond.
In 2018, we're poised to keep working for net neutrality, artist-friendly copyright policy, defending artists' access to health care, and demystifying the complexities of the music industry.
Your contributions will help make this possible. Thanks for your support.