Musicians Alarmed Over Media Consolidation

“Musicians of all stripes are starting to recognize that the galloping consolidation of American media – especially in radio, where most Americans were first introduced to their favorite songs – has reduced the ability of recording artists to take the risks that reshape our consciousness, to explore new ideas and new sounds and, ultimately, to be heard.” And musicians are alarmed by proposeals for even more deregulation They’ve sent a letter to the FCC to protest. The “letter from some of the best-known musicians in the U.S. is the latest sign of the broad opposition that rule changes being considered by the FCC – which would allow one company to own newspapers, television and radio in the same town, and which would allow more consolidation of media ownership on the local and national levels.”