We recently spoke with Sidney Chen, Artistic Administrator for avant-classical ensemble Kronos Quartet, about why net neutrality needs to be preserved. With an ecelctic repertoire ranging from film soundtracks to chamber interpretations of Bartok and Jimi Hendrix, Kronos aren’t your typical mainstream band. The open internet allows them to reach potential audiences in a way that conventional media — with its gatekeepers and middlemen — cannot. That’s why they’re founding members of FMC’s Rock the Net campaign, which raises awareness about the importance of net neutrality to the music community.
But how about we let Sidney explain it in his own words?
If you haven’t already picked up your copy of our brand-new compilation CD, Rock the Net: Musicians for Net Neutrality, you should get on it! the CD, which features tracks by Wilco, Aimee Mann, Bright Eyes, The Wrens and more, is available at your favorite CD store, or online from iTunes, Amazon (MP3 store) and eMusic.