A group of musicians including Jack White, My Morning Jacket, Death Cab for Cutie, MGMT, M. Ward, the Roots, Tony Bennett, John Mayer and members of Pearl Jam, Phish and Fleet Foxes have penned a “love letter” to public radio as part of Public Radio Music Month.
“Thank you for taking chances,” the letter reads. “Thank you for playing our music even when – especially when – it doesn’t sound like everything else on the radio dial. Thank you for inviting us into your studios and asking us intelligent questions. Thank you for introducing us to some of the most important music in our lives, music that made us who we are.”
Other artists who signed the letter include Iron and Wine, Jakob Dylan, Chairlift, Bob Mould, Best Coast, Passion Pit, Raphael Saadiq, Shabazz Palaces, Tenacious D, Vernon Reid, the Head and the Heart, Calexico and Glen Hansard. Independent labels Sub Pop, Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar, Secretly Canadian, and Knitting Factory Records also showed their support.