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Future of Music Coalition Newsletter: Important News!

Special Edition: Busiest Tuesday Ever | July 15, 2014

Greetings, FMC friends! In this quick update, we’re letting you know about two major happenings, adding up to one jam-packed day of music advocacy.

1. FMC to Tell Congress: Protect Artists’ Ability To Reclaim Rights

Over the past year, we’ve been watching closely as the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet has undertaken a systematic examination of US Copyright Law, including many topics important to musicians.

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Salif Keita – Africa’s Mozart with a new album and a US tour in works!

Salif Keita‘s voice is one other mortals can only aspire to. A searing tenor that somehow sounds gritty and glorious all at once, it’s a complicated instrument that transcends language barriers, and with its subtle shadings offers solace and succor, joy and even redemption. It’s not for nothing that Keita is known as the golden voice of Mali.

Given Salif Keita’s incredible talent, it was inevitable that one day music would take him back to his homeland, despite the hardships he once faced there. Recently, that inevitability came to pass. With a 35-year career behind him, Keita returned home to record his latest release, M’Bemba, in Bamako in the studio “Moffou” he had built by the River Niger.

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