When you read about music industry issues in the news, does it feel like it’s connected to your life? Do you see yourself reflected or hear your concerns included? These questions were on my mind most recently last week, as rapper Jay Z was joined by a crowded stage of pop superstars to roll out the music streaming service Tidal. It’s something I think about every time a big music news story bubbles up.
Text by Future of Music Coalition: http://futureofmusic.org/blog/2015/02/26/future-music-coalition-hails-fcc-net-neutrality-vote
WASHINGTON, DC – Moments ago, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to adopt a new Open Internet order, implementing strong net neutrality protections using Title II of the Communications Act.
Future of Music Coalition CEO Casey Rae made the following statement:
Text by Future of Music Coaltion (submitted by kevin on February 4, 2015 – 1:59pm): https://futureofmusic.org/blog/2015/02/04/real-net-neutrality-inches-closer-finish-line
This morning, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler published an op-ed in Wired announcing the FCC’s proposed open Internet rules under a strong But flexible framework.
This announcement is a huge victory for net neutrality advocates, including musicians and independent labels who rely on the access to audiences provided by the internet as a fundamental tool for commerce and free speech. And it’s also a victory for music fans, who want equal access to the full diversity of musical expression, not just those backed by corporations who can afford to strike big money fast-lane deals with broadband providers.
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Greetings, FMC friends! It’s been a busy July–we’ve been standing up for artists’ rights in Congress, and (with your help) flooding the FCC’s inbox with support for an open internet. Read on for the details!
1. FMC On The Hill
2. 2014 Policy Summit: Register Now & Save
3. Net Neutrality: What’s Next?
4. Best of The Blog
5. Interns Wanted
6. FMC On The Road
7. How Are We Doing?
Special Edition: Busiest Tuesday Ever | July 15, 2014
Greetings, FMC friends! In this quick update, we’re letting you know about two major happenings, adding up to one jam-packed day of music advocacy.
1. FMC to Tell Congress: Protect Artists’ Ability To Reclaim Rights
Over the past year, we’ve been watching closely as the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet has undertaken a systematic examination of US Copyright Law, including many topics important to musicians.