A short while ago, we hipped you to an amazing concert/webcast from Erin Mckeown, which took place at Lincoln Hall in Chicago on October 20. (We watched it from our lair, and it ruled).
Well, Erin has just posted a clip fom the webcast where she talks about her support for the open internet before launching into a positively ripping cover of “Who’s Watching the Watcher” by LaBelle. Check it out:
On October 12, 2010, Future of Music Coalition filed another comment in the FCC’s docket on Preserving an Open Internet. In this phase, the Commission sought comment on issure relating to “managed services” — instances where prioritization of one kind of internet traffic over another would be permitted — and whether the nondiscrimination principle in net neutrality should apply to mobile (or wireless) broadband access.
The Federal Communications Commission is meeting right now, and net neutrality isn’t on the agenda.
But don’t tell that to R.E.M, Bonny Raitt, Moby or the public interest group Free Press.
Musicians are asking fans on Twitter, Facebook and fan sites to tell FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to proceed with an order on how Internet service providers treat content on their networks. Those musicians, with Free Press, MoveOn.org Political Action and Future of Music Coalition, launched the campaign as the agency takes comments until early November on a net neutrality rule. read more
Two days after Lady Gaga lost her fight for changing “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” in the U.S. Senate, musicians including Bonnie Raitt, Rosanne Cash, Jackson Browne, R.E.M., the Roots, Ok Go and Moby are joining the Writers Guild of America East for another Washington policy fight.
This time it’s for net neutrality. The singers and bands are joining MoveOn.org and the Future of Music Coalition in urging Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski to move forward.
The groups have written a letter to Genachowski and also have launched Facebook and Twitter activities urging the FCC to act.
Some of the biggest names in music and the Writers Guild of America, East are urging the White House and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to act immediately to secure Net Neutrality and protect the future of music. The diverse list of musicians include: Jackson Browne, R.E.M. the Roots, Rosanne Cash, OK Go, Moby, Bonnie Raitt and Jamie Kitman, the manager of OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Doughty, and Mike Viola. read more
R.E.M., JACKSONBROWNE and MOBY have joined forces in an effort to halt a corporate takeover of the Internet by big telecommunications firms like Verizon and Google.
The three acts, the Roots, Bonnie Raitt and Rosanne Cash are among the musicians and writers urging America’s Federal Communications Commission officials to “act immediately to secure Net neutrality and a free and open Internet and protect the future of music.”
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. read more
Washington, DC—Some of the biggest names in music have joined the Writers Guild of America, East in urging the White House and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to act immediately to preserve the open internet for the benefit of musicians and other creative entrepreneurs. The diverse list of musicians include Jackson Browne, R.E.M. the Roots, Rosanne Cash, OK Go,
Moby, Bonnie Raitt and Jamie Kitman, (manager, OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Doughty and Mike Viola).
Net neutrality — the principle that preserves an open internet — lets musicians and independent labels compete in a legitimate digital music marketplace alongside the biggest companies. read more
Washington, D.C.— A diverse group of musicians, including Damian Kulash of OK Go, Erin Mckeown, Martín Perna of Antibalas and Ocote Soul Sounds, Hank Shocklee of Bomb Squad and Shocklee Entertainment, Jonny 5 of Flobots and more have come forward in support of preserving the open internet as a platform for innovation, creativity and commerce.
Net neutrality — the principle that preserves an open internet — lets musicians and independent labels compete in a legitimate digital music marketplace alongside the biggest companies. In the past week, the above musicians have published two articles in major media outlets in support of net neutrality.
Damian Kulash of OK Go in the Sunday, August 29 edition of Washington Post: