Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Save Internet Radio

The record companies like to rake in money, and your government wants to help them do so hand-over-fist. There's a shift that's supposed to take place mid-July of this year that would in effect make it incredibly difficult for many internet radio providers to keep doing what they do. Why? Because the change in law/rules about internet radio would dramatically increase the amount of money an internet radio outfit has to pay the record companies every time they play a song.

Bottom line: the pending changes would line the pockets of record execs. Don't be fooled by anyone who wants to tell you this has anything to do with paying artists for their work. I for one am fairly certain this is far from related to that. The big loser, anyone who wants to tune into the internet and catch some of the variety that record companies and corporate radio has all-but whitewashed from broadcast radio.

So, if you're a big fan of top 40 and really care to hear nothing else, forget you ever read this post. Otherwise, visit here to take action:


OR here to learn more:


Thanks, Adam, for bringing this to my attention.

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