Last weekend, NPR did a segment on “All Things Considered” about FMC’s Upcoming Rock the Net: Musicians for Net Neutrality CD, which lands in stores on July 29. You can listen to the piece here. Be warned host Andrea Seabrook also talks about viral cat videos (that’s viral videos about cats, not clips of ailing kitties).
Must-read technology blog Ars Technica also published an item about the album. AT scribe Nate Anderson says the following in his Independence Day-themed post:What do terrorists and telco execs have in common? read more
Washington, DC â€“ Future of Music Coalition and Thirsty Ear Recordings are bringing 15 top-notch acts together for the Rock the Net: Musicians for Net Neutrality compilation CD. Wilco, Bright Eyes, They Might Be Giants, Portastatic, Aimee Mann, Guster, Matthew Shipp, Palomar, The Wrens, DJ Spooky, BC Camplight, David Bazan, David Miller, Free Form Funky Freqs and The Classic Brown have all donated tracks to the compilation, which was released by Thirsty Ear Recordings on Tuesday, July 29, 2008.
Net neutrality is important to musicians and fans alike. Many of today’s most talented artists are demonstrating their support of an open Internet where all users can access the lawful content of their choice without undue restrictions.
WASHINGTON, DC â€” On March 11 and 12, Damian Kulash and Andy Ross — members of the band OK Go — met with members of Congress to discuss net neutrality. On Tuesday, March 12, Kulash delivered rousing testimony complete with audio-visual accompaniment before members of the House Judiciary Committee, including Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich). â€œIf people wonder whether the music industry will benefit from Net Neutrality they can look no further than us,” said Kulash. “There is a real consensus with us that Net Neutrality is good for music. I’m here to ask Congress today to preserve Net Neutrality and the future of the Internet.â€ read more
Philadelphia, PA ? On Saturday, February 23, a bevy of woman-centric bands and DJs will play South Street music hub Tritone. Part of a series of monthly events showcasing female musicians, the show is also in support of ?Rock the Net? ? Future of Music Coalition?s ongoing campaign for net neutrality. Appearing at the ?Sugar Town? concert are Beretta 76, Victor Victor Band, KeN, Surgeon and DJ Chatty Cathy. read more
The Internet we have grown to love may be in danger. A new concept is getting a lot of attention in the United States among an unlikely grouping of civil rights activists, consumer advocates, gun owners, Christian groups, technology businesses, politicians and — most importantly for the Future of Music Coalition, with whom I work — musicians. This concept, which has been called ‘open access’ in the past, ties to free speech issues, and when applied specifically to internet rules is usually referred to as ‘net neutrality’. read more
The open internet is about choice, freedom of expression and access to information. Yet there are some corporations that want to change the basic structure of the web as we know it.
Certain telecommunications companies would like to charge content providers higher fees for the faster loading of their sites, which could alter the way we access the web. The result would be an Internet where those companies that couldn’t afford to — or didn’t want to — pay this toll would be relegated the slow lane. Independent and developing musicians could lose an ever-important connection to their fans, while listeners might find their access to the web’s varied, exciting and legal musical offerings severely compromised. read more
Washington, D.C.– The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) officially endorsed the Rock the Net campaign Tuesday bringing a powerful new voice to the fight for net neutrality. A2IM epresents the independent music community on legislative, economic and legal issues. Music on independent labels makes up more than 30 percent of the music industry’s market share. A2IM has more than 200 members including Lookout Records, Tommy Boy Records and the Concord Music Group.
Washington, D.C.– The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) officially endorsed the Rock the Net campaign Tuesday bringing a powerful new voice to the fight for net neutrality. read more
R.E.M., Death Cab for Cutie, Boots Riley of The Coup and many other musicians and independent record labels are joining a nationwide campaign to recruit thousands of artists to support the fight for net neutrality. "Rock the Net" is being organized by the Future of Music Coalition, Noise Pop, and Zeitgeist Artist Management. read more