Posts Tagged ‘Future of Music Coalition’

Fair Trade Music D.C. Surveys Musicians on Treatment at Venues

In a concert-booking business that can seem as predatory as modern-day journalism is for writers, Fair Trade Music D.C. is pushing for better treatment.
Since September, the organization has surveyed local musicians about their experiences at D.C.-area venues in the hopes of shedding some light on which venues treat their artists right and which don’t.
“This is an [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Ferryesque

Bryan Ferry’s music is the epitome of Euro soul: smooth and sexy, yes, but—unlike American R&B—steeped in Teutonic cool. The Roxy Music singer and solo star doesn’t make rip-off-your-clothes-and-get-freaky-in-your-bedroom jams; it’s all slow-motion espionage, illicit rendezvous in centuries-old hotels, and stolen kisses in the night. The 66-year-old sartorialist will forever look the part of a [...]

Far Out Vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 8

As the seasons change, there is NO change in the mighty Far Out vs. Hot Dang. We still hear everything that is rattling around in D.C.'s cultural chasm. And, well, we choose to ignore a lot of it. The rest? It ends up here, assembled for your pleasure. Aw yeah.

Pierce Brosnan apparently is "beefcake"
Still bitchy [...]

The Future of Music Summit, Summarized

How do you catch Craig Finn, Damian Kulash, and T. Bone Burnett all in the same day without getting overpowered by the B.O. of thousands of sweaty music-fest attendees? You put on your sport coat, grab your laptop, and head to The Future of Music Coalition's annual summit in D.C., of course. At least, that's [...]

The Federal Trade Commission Goes After Bloggers, Spares Journos Who Do the Same Thing!

According to GalleyCat, the Federal Trade Commission will fine independent bloggers up to $11,000 if they fail to disclose that they've received a product for free. This means book reviewers who get books for free, music reviewers who get music for free, stroller reviewers who get strollers for free, have to say as much in [...]

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