A good post about the importance of network neutrality at Common Cause blog. Network Neutrality isn't sexy sounding like, say, piracy, but argh it's got teeth and two good eyes. It's probably more important for musicians (and all internet users for that matter) than any other issue that threatens revenue and access to the public.
WaPo talks indie. "The once-standard dream of a record deal and radio play is giving way to the reality of restaurants, retailers and automakers scouring the industry for little-known music that can lend mood and edge to marketing campaigns. 'New artists have realized that the big labels really are not doing the job anymore, and if [the artists] can just get their music out, people will stumble onto it and then the buzz starts'."