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All Music Is Created Equal: Why The Indie Music Community MUST Fight For About Net Neutrality Now

All Music Is Created Equal: Why The Indie Music Community MUST Fight For About Net Neutrality Now

It's easy to become numb to the constant stream of real and fake news emanating from Washington, DC. But one issue requires constant vigilance and strong action from every corner of the music and tech industries: net neutrality. Net neutrality: the principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of ...

If You Want To Save Net Neutrality, Don't Bother Waiting For Google, Netflix Or Facebook's Help

If You Want To Save Net Neutrality, Don't Bother Waiting For Google, Netflix Or Facebook's Help

As the gutting of neutrality and killing off of privacy protections continues to proceed, companies like Netflix, Google, and Facebook, although making something of show of lobbying against such things, appear to be doing little actual good in their opposition efforts. Guest post by Karl Bode of Techdirt So if you've not been paying attention, broadband ISPs ...

National Chamber Music Month – Join The Celebration. Sign Up Today.

National Chamber Music Month – Join The Celebration. Sign Up Today.

This May marks the sixth annual National Chamber Music Month. This nationwide campaign powered by Chamber Music America celebrates all styles of small ensemble music including jazz, classical, contemporary, and world music. With your help, this year’s celebration will be the most successful yet. Each year, performers and presenters from all fifty states designate concerts, talks, ...

Bill Introduced That Will Politicize U.S. Copyright Office

Bill Introduced That Will Politicize U.S. Copyright Office

Rep. Bob Goodlatte and U.S. congressional leaders have promised copyright reform; and if a new bill just introduced is any indication, that will mean putting more control in the hands of the RIAA and MPAA, says Mike Masnick. By Mike Masnick of Techdirt Well, we all knew this was coming, but Rep. Bob Goodlatte has been passing ...

Trump Budget To End All Funding For Nat'l Endowment For The Arts, Corporation For Public Broadcasting

Trump Budget To End All Funding For Nat'l Endowment For The Arts, Corporation For Public Broadcasting

The administration of U.S. President Donald J. Trump released its first federal budget plan this week which calls for the elimination of all funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Trump also proposed pulling the plug on the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a key source of funding for ...

LET THEM EAT DIAMONDS: Nat'l Endowment For Arts $148M/Year vs Security At Trump Towers: $183M/Year

LET THEM EAT DIAMONDS: Nat'l Endowment For Arts $148M/Year vs Security At Trump Towers: $183M/Year

Trump's proposed budget eliminates funding for the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, which at $148 million makes up 0.003% of the Federal Budget. But as a tweet with the tagline “Let Them Eat Diamonds" pointed out, that's far less than the $183 million that will be spent guarding Trump Towers each year of a Trump presidency. ...

Join 3700+ Songwriters: SIGN THIS PETITION NOW To Stop Big Tech From Lowering Royalty Rates

Join 3700+ Songwriters: SIGN THIS PETITION NOW To Stop Big Tech From Lowering Royalty Rates

The National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA), which represents U.S. music publishers and their songwriters, along with the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) are facing off against Google, Apple, Amazon, Spotify and Pandora as the Copyright Royalty Board meets this week to determine how songwriters are paid for the next five years. “Songwriters must stand up to ...

It's Time For Congress To Get Serious About Artists' Performance Rights - #IRespectMusic

It's Time For Congress To Get Serious About Artists' Performance Rights - #IRespectMusic

While the National Association of Broadcasters once again works to pass the Local Radio Freedom Act, something which would be harmful to recording artists everywhere, it becomes increasingly important for Congress to take real action regarding artist' performance rights. Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Tech Solutions Friends don’t let friends get LRFA’d. Once again we’ve ...

Indie Music Fans Spent More Than $1 Million On Bandcamp During Friday's ACLU Fundraiser

Indie Music Fans Spent More Than $1 Million On Bandcamp During Friday's ACLU Fundraiser

On Friday, Bandcamp held a fundraiser donating a share of sales to support the pro-immigrant and pro-refugee work of the American Civil Liberties. 400 independent labels and artists joined in, and indie music fans responded, spending more than $1 million on music on the platform.  Bandcamp, along with 400 indie labels and artists donated a share ...

Musicians Action Group's Comments To Judiciary Committee Regarding Copyright Reform

Musicians Action Group's Comments To Judiciary Committee Regarding Copyright Reform

This piece contains the text of comments by the participatory grass roots organization Musicians Action to the House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet regarding copyright reform as they work to promote economic justice for artists. Guest Post by David Lowery on The Trichordist Musicians Action is a participatory democratic grass roots organization dedicated ...


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