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jason on 04/16/2012 at 08:00AM

Moving On

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!



macedonia on 04/16/12 at 10:08PM
Could've knocked me over with a feather today when I saw the job opening alert in Google+. You clearly have done a phenomenal job steering the ship, but it's good to know what you have to do and when it's best to make different moves. As one who's still trying to figure out the hows and whens of making moves in their own life, I salute you.

I'm sure you'll stay in the loop. Respect due. And all the best to you in your future endeavors...
OlMucky on 04/16/12 at 10:18PM
Congrats on everything you've accomplished with the FMA! Live long and prosper...
jonsolomon on 04/17/12 at 12:08AM
Those are some seriously big shoes to be filled. Good luck, Jason.
katya-oddio on 04/17/12 at 12:20AM
Is an FMA without Jason Sigal at the helm EVEN POSSIBLE?! Having a hard time imagining that. Congratulations and all the best, Jason! You will be missed terribly, as will your posts and unearthed treasures.
procedura on 04/17/12 at 06:22AM
Well, it's been hell of a ride, Jason. Thanks & good luck.
Jared C. Balogh on 04/17/12 at 06:19PM
Jason, I wish you luck with your music projects and schooling. I appreciate everything you have done for me along the way.
ladymock on 04/17/12 at 06:51PM
It'll be sad to see you go, but best of luck going forward!
andrew faulkner on 04/17/12 at 09:54PM
All the best Jason, been visiting for a few years now, won't be the same without you.
jason on 04/17/12 at 10:02PM
Thanks for the support everyone! FMA is a great community of people like you, and I will still be hanging out here as much as I can. Looking forward to sharing more music with you!
zetzero on 06/14/12 at 07:03PM
all the best :) As macedonia mentioned above, stay in the loop :)
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