Thursday, November 1, 2007

Seattle Times Rocks the Net

Seattle Times editorialist Ryan Blethen has a great blog post today about the recent Rock the Net performance from singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson, which took place in Seattle last Tuesday.

How is a musician on an independent label like Nathanson able to sell out a show so quickly to an obviously smitten crowd? Through the Internet and a lot of touring. The Internet is vital tool of commerce and communication for a musician who is on the road for about 10 months.

Blethen also gives a hearty shout out to FMC. Read the full post here.

Prior to to Tuesday's concert, Nathanson and Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA) also participated in a teleconference about net neutrality with FMC Policy Director Michael Bracy and various Washington State music and media representatives. Read more about it here; listen to an MP3 of the entire conversation here.

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