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Mark Atwood

Do you listen to streaming music? If you want to keep listening, join Save Net Radio, or else on July 15th, most all the streaming music sources will be bankrupted.

Do you like small bands, local bands, indie bands? If you want them to keep getting their own royalty money, join Save Net Radio. Otherwise, the new rules require that all streaming royalty money be collected by the labels instead of the bands, and the band will be required to join, in order to be paid their own money! (Minus a significant "handling fee", of course.)

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omahas From: omahas Date: May 11th, 2007 04:18 am (UTC) (Link)
But wait, there's more.

The royalty rate increase that the CRB recently upheld that applies to Internet radio broadcasters *only* is 300% to 1200% higher than the previous rate, which itself was twice what satellite radio was paying.

Their goal is to kill Internet Radio because it is too much competition with traditional radio, where the RIAA rules, and introduces Indie titles which the RIAA can't control (read: take money from).
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: May 11th, 2007 04:33 am (UTC) (Link)
That rate boost is retroactive, as well. Thus all existing streamcasters will have to pony up money they don't have. Flush, bankrupt.

I do have to wonder what sweet "retirement" deal the RIAA offered the chairman and members of the CRB in exchange for this. (Yes, I am flatly accusing the RIAA of offering a bribe, and flatly accusing several gov't officials of taking it.)
From: neocuriosity Date: May 11th, 2007 05:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Corey brought this up a month or two ago and noted that the effort doesn't solicit any money. Though they could. Net radio is something at which we both would throw some money.
jenevastorme From: jenevastorme Date: May 11th, 2007 10:42 am (UTC) (Link)
I've long held the opinion that the music industry has killed new music. It's almost impossible for new musicians to "break through" like they used to, it's not as simple as pimping demos to radio stations anymore. Netradio fills a much-needed gap. Er, I mean, it is muchly needed to fill a gap. Not that the gap is needed. Sorry, I'll come in again.
inanna From: inanna Date: May 11th, 2007 01:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Rep Inslee was one of the initial sponsors in the House... and Rep McDermott is a co-sponsor already. They are up to 63 co-sponsors.

Because it was just introduced yesterday in the Senate we don't have a list of co-sponsors available yet (or even the Senate bill number, for that matter) on thomas.loc.gov

If your Rep. or Senator is already a co-sponsor give 'em a call and thank them for their support. You do have their numbers on speed dial, don't you? :P

Gods i just love the internets. :)
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