Net neutrality isn’t just an issue for policy wonks and communications lawyers, and the boys from R.E.M. want the FCC to know just how crucial a neutral ‘Net remains for artists of all stripes. Or, to put it another way: it’s the end of the world as we know it (without network neutrality).
The effort to get bands involved in the process has been an ongoing one for the Future of Music Coalition, which is behind the latest push to have artists weigh in before the comment period closes soon. The Coalition has put together a very nice tool for crafting and submitting comments to the FCC, and it has the great virtue of providing guidance without offering a form letter as an option. read more
The Future of Music Coalition is collecting network neutrality shout-outs from musicians, including R.E.M., Pearl Jam and Dead Prez among others, on a new Web site, http://futureofmusic.org/fccopeninternet.
The group has long supported codifying network neutrality principles (it launched Rock the Net in 2007). The FCC’s Democratic majority is proposing to do just that in a proposed rulemaking launched in October.
The Future of Music Coalition has a small boatload of classy crossover music groups sending letters to the Federal Communications Commission in support of tougher net neutrality rules. They include R.E.M., the woodwind quintet Imani Winds, and the Kronos Quartet.
Future of Music has a whole web page dedicated to helping musicians file comments with the agency on the issue. The guide comes complete with the do?s and don?ts of FCC feedback. ?Comments like ?Comcast sux!? may be funny but are not helpful in the FCC crafting better policy, so try to make your critiques productive,? FOM warns. read more
The Future of Music Coalition is collecting network neutrality shout-outs from musicians, including R.E.M., Pearl Jam, Dead Presidents, and others on a new Web site.The group has long supported codifying network neutrality principles ( it launched Rock the Net in 2007). The FCC’s Democratic majority is proposing to do just that in a proposed rulemaking launched in October. read more
We're blown away by the responses we've gotten from our FCC Comments Tool, which helps musicians and indie labels file with the FCC in their historic net neutrality rulemaking proceeding. (The initial comments phase closed on Jan 14, but we're keeping the tool active through the reply comments period, which has a deadline of March 5.)
We're also really proud to have filed joint comments with a broad array of independent creator organizations who believe that the open internet is crucial to our ability to compete in a legitimate digital marketplace. read more