Here’s the good news: more and more people are recognizing that the open internet is crucial to everything from innovation to free speech. Musicians and independent labels depend on net neutrality too — it’s what lets them compete on a level technological playing field with the biggest companies.
Here’s the bad news: there’s a sense that policymakers are dragging their heels on something really important.
Future of Music Coalition has championed open internet platforms for a decade. In fact, artist access to technology was one of our founding ideals. That’s why we’re always happy to see this core concern shared by such a diverse array of musicians and creators.
Today, a group of these musicians sent a letter to FCC Chairman Juilius Genachowski, asking him to take action to preserve the open internet. Artists including