“Rock The Net” Release Supports Net Neutrality
Wilco, Bright Eyes, They Might Be Giants, Aimee Mann, DJ Spooky, Guster and others have contributed songs to benefit the Future Of Music Coalition’s Rock the Net campaign to save net neutrality. According to the organization, "the current structure of the web lets the biggest companies and the smallest bedroom recording artist exist on an equal technological playing field. But big telecommunications and cable companies want to charge content providers (artists, labels – anyone who puts stuff on the web) a fee for the faster delivery of their sites. Those who couldn’t afford – or didn’t want to – pay a toll would be stuck in the slow lane."
"The Internet works because it belongs to everyone. All artists – big or small – have been able to use the web as a powerful tool to engage audiences. But if net neutrality goes away, musicians lose an important connection, and fans lose the freedom of choice." Support the campaign and purchase a copy via Amazon, iTunes and most retailers.