DJs React to the FCC's Repeal of Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality
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A woman holds a 'Save the Net' protest sign during a demonstration against the proposed repeal of net neutrality outside the Federal Communications Commission headquarters in Washington, DC on Dec. 13, 2017.

The FCC just voted to repeal Net Neutrality laws, which opens the door for Internet Service Providers to create a tiered system of data usage. Opponents fear this will mean internet packages similar to cable television, where you choose the websites and streaming services you'd like to use for a flat fee. Maybe one day, you'll hit your streaming data wall on your computer, much like your phone, and find your Netflix, or even this website, doesn't load quite as fast as it did a moment ago.

It's a horrifying prospect for artists that make a living in the digital age. How many songs can a DJ download before he hits his streaming wall? What happens to online publications who already compete for your attention and advertiser money? What happens to artists who are just getting their start?

Some of the biggest names in dance music and the surrounding community are very unhappy. Here are their comments.


Valentino Khan



Just Blaze



Dani Deahl

Michael Brun

Tommie Sunshine

Fake Diplo