Rock the Net

A 15 track pop single (53m 39s) — released August 25th 2008 on Thirsty Ear Recordings
Net Neutrality is the principle that preserves an open Internet. It's all about choice, freedom of expression and access to information. It's also how many of us discover new music. But if big telecommunications and cable companies have their way, you may only be able to hear what they want you to hear. That's why net neutrality is so important to musicians, fans, and the independent sector. Many of today's most talented artists are demonstrating their support of an open Internet where all users can access the lawful content of their choice without corporate interference. Future of Music Coalition and Thirsty Ear Recordings have brought 15 top-notch acts together for the Rock the Net: Musicians for Net Neutrality compilation CD. Wilco, Bright Eyes, They Might Be Giants, Portastatic, Aimee Mann, Guster,Matthew Ship, Palomar, The Wrens, DJ Spooky, BC Camplight, David Bazan, David Miller, Free Form Funky Freqs and The Classic Brown have all donated an original track to the compilation, which will be released by Thirsty Ear Recordings on Tuesday, July 29. FMC's Rock the Net campaign was established to increase musician awareness about the importance of net neutrality. Certain telecommunications and cable companies would like to charge content providers higher fees forthe faster loading of their sites, which could alter the way we access the web. The result would be an Internet where those who couldn't afford toor didn't want to - pay a toll would be stuck in the slow lane. This would be a tremendous blow to musicians, who depend on an open Internet for freedom of choice.
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