Net neutrality repeal : another rock on the road of a suffering music genre

dc.contributor.advisorColeman, Renita
dc.creatorLópez Linares, César Edmundo
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-08T20:51:48Z
dc.date.available2018-08-08T20:51:48Z
dc.date.created2018-05
dc.date.issued2018-04-30
dc.date.submittedMay 2018
dc.date.updated2018-08-08T20:51:49Z
dc.description.abstractIn December 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to reverse Net Neutrality laws, which prohibited Internet service providers from blocking content, throttling speeds or charging more for faster Internet. Repealing that regulation will have multiple effects in all industries that use the Internet, music included. Experts believe that without Net Neutrality, independent artists will struggle to distribute their music and promote their careers. In Texas, Tejano music is a genre that is especially vulnerable to the Net Neutrality repeal since it lacks sufficient radio support, publicists, media coverage and other basic elements needed to succeed in the music industry. The Internet has been the main means by which the genre has managed to survive for the last decade. But, the Tejano music community maintains a ray of optimism that it will overcome this obstacle, just as it has done with a whole series of adversities that have kept this Texas roots music in danger of extinction.
dc.description.departmentJournalism and Media
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2FF3MH8R
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/66039
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectNet neutrality
dc.subjectNet neutrality repeal
dc.subjectTejano music
dc.subjectTex Mex music
dc.subjectTexas music
dc.subjectAustin music
dc.subjectInternet
dc.subjectTexas roots music
dc.subjectNet neutrality repeal effects
dc.subjectTejano music survival
dc.subjectTejano music and the Internet
dc.subjectTejano music and net neutrality
dc.titleNet neutrality repeal : another rock on the road of a suffering music genre
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentJournalism
thesis.degree.disciplineJournalism
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts

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