Well, sort of.
In case you weren’t able to join us, now we have audio from the call. Check it out here.
The call featured Amalia Deloney (MAG-Net), Garlin Gilchrist (Center for Community Change), and Casey Rae-Hunter (FMC) talking about why open internet structures are crucial to democracy, free speech, creativity and innovation.
Casey pointed out how the internet is essential to pretty much everything a musician does these days, from booking shows to collaborating with other artists to making direct connections with fans. He also talked about how the open internet has inspired an explosion of fully licensed digital music services that compensate creators and give fans to access to a vast array of music — much of it outside the narrow constraints of traditional broadcast mediums like commercial radio. In order for this marketplace to reach its full potential, we need to preserve net neutrality, which lets all artists compete on a level technological playing field while ensuring their right to free expression.
Wanna learn more about how the open internet benefits musicians? Check out our Rock the Net page.
Extra credit: This article at hip-hop magazine Deft unpacks the recent District Court of Appeals decision that leaves the internet vulnerable to underhanded activity by Internet Service Providers.