Speech: Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Washington DC

Prepared Remarks of Chairman Julius Genachowski
Federal Communications Commission
Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit
Washington, D.C.
October 5, 2009

I'd like to thank Jean Cook and Michael Bracy with the Future of Music Coalition for the invitation and for the stellar work they do for musicians through this organization.

I hope no one expects me to sing my remarks, or whip out a harmonica like former Commissioner Adelstein. Though I can't sing, and my guitar-playing days are behind me, I do want to discuss something that's been described to me as "music to the ears" of many artists and independent, creative people across the country -- and that's the preservation of the free and open Internet.

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