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Rock the Net is a nationwide campaign organized by the Future of Music Coalition to recruit thousands of musicians to support the fight for net neutrality. The campaign kicked off in late March 2007 with the support of dozens of high-profile musicians including R.E.M., Pearl Jam, Boots Riley of The Coup, Ted Leo, Death Cab for Cutie, OK Go, the Kronos Quartet, Sarah McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies, Calexico, The Donnas, Kathleen Hanna and many others.
Three years ago, 4,000 musicians signed an FMC letter opposing radio consolidation. With Rock the Net, FMC intends to get thousands of musicians, independent labels and music services to become part of the effort to keep a 'payola' system from being established on the Internet.
At the Rock the Net website, bands can sign on to the campaign, then add their upcoming shows to the Rock the Net database, which will display on an interactive map cataloging events around the country. Users can also invite other bands to join, sign a petition and send a letter to Congress. Help us demonstrate the music community’s support for the principle of net neutrality.