Friday, April 27, 2007

Save Net Radio, update

There has been a lot of coverage of the internet radio Day of Silence next week (May 8th), a protest against the new royalty rates. Those that don't turn the music off will be playing Public Service Announcements. NPR, ClearChannel, SomaFM, and Digitally Imported are the strangest group of bed fellows I've seen in awhile. But with 25% of radio listeners now tuning in to web simulcasts, you'd expect the big boys have a concern about this too. And the U.S. Congress has listened... it introduced bill HR 2060, "the Internet Radio Equality Act". As you can imagine, SoundExchange is not happy about this; their offer of special deals for selected webcasters fell on flat ears.

But it's not over until it's over. So don't forget to either call or email your representative in support of HR 2060, The Internet Radio Equality Act.

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