Last week, I was relieved to skip over bitter political reporting in the news and instead learn about the Future of Music Coalition (FMC), a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a diverse musical culture, compensating artists fairly, and satisfying music consumers in the digital age. FMC tackles a broad spectrum of issues that are crucial to the survival of the independent artist – quite literally in the case of FMC’s Health Insurance Navigation Tool for musicians (HINT) – and on November 13, they’re bringing the discussion to Washington. The annual Future of Music Summit will focus on the intersection of music, technology, and policy, and will bring artists, fans, entrepreneurs, and politicians together in an open dialogue about where we’re at, and where we’re headed. Register to attend (free!), volunteer, or just learn more about the Future of Music Summit here.