No Internet, No Music: Why Musicians Need To Care About Net Neutrality

Musicians need net neutrality in order to have a fair shake in the internet economy

Interview Series: EP.3 - Meredith Graves & DVS

Certain themes in music evoke feelings whether you want them to or not.

Creating Space For Creating Art

Everyone has a story or a perspective, a song or a painting. But some people may not realize they do because space has never been made for them, or they’ve never been handed the tools. Lots of folks have aimless energy; a desire to make something happen that’s bigger than themselves, but nowhere to do it.

Valuing The Freedom To Make Art

At Watt, we can look at the music industry in a way that highlights a lot of things that don't fit into the editorial mission at most publications, but will help both the industry and the outside see the music business in a new and imperative light.

The Career of Being Myself

I am consensually working these long-ass, impossible hours to be paid in less money, but more freedom.

Welcome to Watt

I believe deeply that being a musician is an important and valid vocation. Watt is here to help make it easier to be one.

Horace Panter

Time stood still. It was transcendental. I knew then that playing music was the greatest thing in the world.

Nathan Larson

But like all new tech the potential for discovery and access is mind-blowing, and beyond good and evil. The fact is the sample group of kids I have access to are as likely to know as much about obscure '60s garage punk stuff, or classic hip hop, or 'classic' punk rock, and that's extremely fucking cool.

J. Edward Keyes

That's always been the music that's excited me the most, when artists question the accepted - in culture, in song structure, in production methods - and tear everything down so they can build it back up again in their own way.

Interview Series: EP.1 (Teaser) - Jean Grae & Ted Leo

Either consciously or subconsciously music is, other than math, the universal language that we can communicate with.

Interview Series: EP.2 (Teaser) - Jubilee & Hot Sugar

It’s everywhere all the time and I don’t think people realize what kind of an impact it really has.

Dan Deacon

Can you manage a world without music or the arts? It’s kind of like imagining a world without adjectives.

Beth Ditto

[Music]s everywhere all the time and I don't think people realize what kind of an impact it really has.

Sir Foster

Artists are just as important as scientists, doctors, mathematicians and the like.

Mark Surman, executive director, Mozilla Foundation

Music is a guiding force, able to steer people toward communities and causes they're passionate about. ...I've been drawn to social causes and organizations that embody that punk passion and sincerity. In a way, music made me.

Henry Rollins - The impact of music in our world

If that’s how you’re listening to music—you’re only ripping yourself off.

Astra Taylor

It almost feels like one of the elements. There's air, water, dirt, fire, and music.

Zola Jesus

Music speaks far beyond words. It is a capsule for the human condition.