jason on 04/16/2012 at 08:00AM
UPDATE May 15 2012: Applications are closed.
I'm stepping down from my position at the FMA this summer, and today marks the beginning of our search for a new Managing Director.
This was a really tough decision, because I love this gig. I've had the opportunity to work out of WFMU, my favorite radio station full of incredible people, on a project that supports artists, music fans, and participatory culture. These are things I care very deeply about, and after 4.5 years, I'm proud of what we've accomplished. There is much more to come, and we're looking for the right person to take us there.
More info about the job here.
I'm not going off the grid. I hope to stay involved in WFMU and the FMA as an advisor/curator or whatever makes sense. But I need a brief moment to focus on my own music projects. I have a pretty clear idea of what I want to do, informed by my work on the FMA, but if I'm gonna do it right it'd take too much time and energy away from the FMA. So I'm looking forward to passing the torch to someone who can take the site to the next level.
Then I'm going back to school in the fall to learn more about all the interesting topics that have come up while working on the Free Music Archive.
Thank you for to everyone who has played a role in the FMA so far, and who will continue to shape this great community in the years to come.
Now here's some music!