The 10th Annual Future of Music Coalition’s Policy Summit wrapped up in Washington, DC, last Tuesday (it ran Oct. 3-5; official website here) with some insight from OK Go front man Damian Kulash on net neutrality and the changing landscape of the music industry. In conversation with Neda Ulaby of NPR in Lohrfink Auditorium on the campus of Georgetown University, Kulash discussed net neutrality, the role of “gatekeepers,” and his band’s inventive videos.
“It specifically means the possibility of innovation, such as more interesting things will happen in the future than [if] we make stuff and giant gatekeepers get to tell us what will be successful and how we get paid,” Kulash said, in explaining net neutrality.
Net neutrality - the support of no restrictions to accessing on-line content - is a passion of Kulash’s. The proponent has written op-eds for both the New York Timesand the Washington Post advocating net neutrality, and has testified before Congress on the subject.