Research Team, Advisors and Funding

This project is being co-managed by:

FMC consultant Kristin Thomson and FMC’s Director of Programs, Jean Cook.

Kristin Thomson is a community organizer, social policy researcher, entrepreneur and musician. She is co-owner of Simple Machines, an independent record label, which released over seventy records and CDs from 1991-1998. She also played guitar in the band Tsunami, which released four albums from 1991-1997 and toured extensively.  In 2001, Kristin graduated with a Masters in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware. She has been with the Future of Music Coalition since 2001 and has overseen project management, research and event programming, including Future of Music Policy Summits from 2002-2007. She currently lives near Philadelphia with her husband Bryan Dilworth, a concert promoter, and their son, where she also plays guitar in the lady-powered band, Ken.

Jean Cook is a performer, composer, session musician, and producer. She performs and records with Beauty Pill, Jon Langford, Ida/Elizabeth Mitchell, and His Name is Alive and has appeared as a violinist on over 50 recordings. She is the founder and executive producer for the nonprofit new music group Anti-Social Music. She has managed the finances of various nonprofits, bands and other musicians for over a decade and has a BA in sociology from Barnard College. She joined Future of Music Coalition in 2005.

Additional project members include:

Peter DiCola: survey and data analysis bio
John Simson:
 partner development
Charlie McEnerney:
 survey marketing bio
Chad Molter:
 interview transcription
Rebecca Gates: 
interview assistant bio

Feel free to email Jean or Kristin if you have questions about this work.

Research Advisory Committee

We are also relying on support and guidance from our Research Advisory Committee, a small group of social researchers, intellectual property experts, and artist attorneys who are advising this project.

Bryan Calhoun Vice President, New Media and External Affairs, SoundExchange

Ann Chaitovitz Attorney

Dan Cornfield Professor of Sociology and Political Science, Faculty Fellow, Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy, Vanderbilt University

Peter DiCola Assistant Professor, Northwestern School of Law

Maria Rosario Jackson Director, Culture, Creativity and Communities Program, Urban Institute

Joe Karaganis Vice President, The American Assembly

Mary Madden Senior Research Specialist, and Kristen Purcell Associate Director of Research, Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project

Barry Massarsky and Nari Matsuura Massarsky Consulting

Ian Moss Research Director, Fractured Atlas, and composer

Paul Sharpe Director of Freelance Services, American Federation of Musicians of the US and Canada

John Strohm Attorney, Loeb and Loeb, and musician

David Touve Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Washington & Lee University

Danilo Yanich Director, Graduate Program in Urban Affairs & Public Policy, University of Delaware, and musician

Project Funding

Artist Revenue Streams is a research project of the nonprofit Future of Music Coalition. This project is supported by a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, with additional support from YouTube, the East Bay Community Foundation, and the Donaldson Trust.

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