Washington, D.C.— Future of Music Coalition (FMC), a national non-profit research, education and advocacy organization for musicians, has long championed thoughtful policies to protect intellectual property that take into consideration the needs of the independent creator community. The voluntary “graduated response” policy adopted by America’s largest Internet Service Providers includes provisions to inform and educate internet users of activities that may be deemed as infringing, while outlining “mitigation measures” to deter continued unlawful behavior.
The following statement can be attributed to FMC Deputy Director Casey Rae-Hunter: read more
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
Many of the biggest names in music have joined with the Writers Guild of America East to urge 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.”
A just-released study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project provides a current and comprehensive snapshot of artists’ and musicians’ opinions about the internet and copyright in the digital age. The report – "Artists, Musicians and the Internet" – finds that musicians and artists have embraced the internet as a tool that helps them create, promote, and sell their
work. However, they are divided about the impact and importance of
free file-sharing and other copyright issues. read more